Opposition is building to proposals to limit the tax deductibility of providing tax advice, with CPA Australia members raising concerns about unintended consequences for individuals and small businesses.
Is there a better way to tackle audit quality concerns? CPA Australia takes a look at the work underway globally. Here's what the issues are.
Trend watch 2019: The outlook for accountants in the Asia-Pacific region has never been more stirring, but the biggest rewards will come to firms and individuals who are on the front foot.
Slavery and bribery are likely to be top of the agenda for financial regulators in 2019. Here's a look at the landscape for regulations in the Asia-Pacific.
A healthy dose of scepticism is a necessity for an effective audit but personal and professional barriers often stand in the way. Here's what you need to know.
Trust in accountants can be low in Indigenous communities and iBase is out to change that. But when you're a remote-based accounting practice, sometimes you have to do things a little differently.
The Australian Taxation Office’s campaign on work-related expenses has seen a jump in tax agents reported to the Tax Practitioners Board.
The long-running drought in Australia is crippling farming families, with many in financial crisis. Here’s what it’s been like for accountants working with afflicted clients.
With insurers increasingly averse to risk, accounting firms are having to pick up the tab.
Australian accountants lagging in their various tax obligations are being put on notice.
You may be surprised at how frequently tax disputes occur in the movies, or how often accountants are in the thick of the action on screen. Test your knowledge of accountants in film and television in this fun quiz.
From championing female representation in accounting to taking on Wall Street titans, Australian accountants have quietly played profound roles in fighting for what is right. INTHEBLACK celebrates seven extraordinary accountants who have gone beyond the balance books.
Giving charity schemes a second look: A review of the ACNC, Australia’s charities and not-for-profits regulator, calls for a national scheme for the charity sector.
Australia's bankruptcy exclusion period is being reduced from three years to one year. Will this really reduce barriers and improve economic growth?
Accounting software companies are developing products at a breakneck pace for small business and accountants. Here are the pros and cons of Xero, MYOB, Sage and more.
Podcasts can reach virtually anyone, anywhere, anytime, but for an accounting firm, launching a podcast is not a decision to be made lightly. Here's what to think about before you decide.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in accounting will rapidly move from a tool for compliance and towards the delivery of advice, but will never replace a human accountant, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard.
Evolving technology, finding and retaining the right talent, and providing better advisory services to clients present the greatest challenges – and opportunities – for small- and medium-sized practitioners (SMPs), heard attendees at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA).
The role of the accountant is changing, with technical skills needing to be supplemented by strong interpersonal relationships and the ability to influence clients. These soft skills are crucial in protecting the future value and authority of industries like accounting, where much of the work can be delivered by an algorithm, attendees at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard.