With whistleblowing law changes just around the corner, all accounting firms need to ensure they have an appropriate whistleblower regime in place.
It’s the information age, and yet the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) still charges Australians hefty fees to access company information that’s part of the public record – and takes just seconds to provide electronically. How much longer can this go on?
While our means of data analysis and collection grow increasingly complex, the sources of error remain all too human.
Accounting for International Development (AfID) is a UK-based social enterprise launched a decade ago by Neil Jennings. It enables accounting volunteers to take their skills abroad.
To become a trustworthy adviser to clients or other business units, accountants need to be as good at persuasion and marketing as they are at managing the finances. The key? Building trust with clients.
As the June reporting season looms, auditors have received further guidance on reporting climate change risk.
Experts say there’s more than one way to improve the connection between the accounting and sales teams within an organisation. However it’s done, it’s vitally important to business success.
Accountants practising in regional areas say it’s so rewarding they couldn’t live anywhere else. New technology has shrunk the problem of distance, offering a bigger and more varied client base, while the relaxed lifestyle is great for raising a family. Here's why regional accounting firms are a win-win.
Accounting, managing corporations and making a difference in the not-for-profit sector: women with finance skills are making their mark in the business world.
Smaller businesses looking to accelerate their growth curve have more funding options than ever before, but as one prominent accounting and business advisor notes, it still all comes back to strategy. Here’s how to help a client who needs capital.
Many CPA Australia members are concerned by proposals to change the franking credits system.
An accountant for more than 25 years with a long career at EY, as well as a frequent ironman competitor, Bernard Poon FCPA's life is a juxtaposition of skill and passion, offering a wealth of insight for the profession's new generation.
The accounting profession faces greater regulatory responsibilities and costs with new anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing legislation expected to pass federal parliament in 2019.
Ron Flood CPA, a public practitioner, successfully battled cancer while keeping his practice afloat. Learn how having a risk management plan helped.
New technologies have the potential to take over much of the routine compliance work performed by accountants and auditors. How will that affect the accounting profession?
Single touch payroll – or STP – will soon be mandatory. Are you and your clients STP ready? Do your clients understand their payroll tax obligations?
An overhaul of Australia’s foreign bribery and anti-corruption laws is underway. CPA Australia provides an overview of what it means for accounting.
Detailed disclosure may be of benefit to some, but getting all consumers to read complicated financial documents, like insurance policies, and take note is another matter entirely.
David Mazzone FCPA is pioneering the use of AI (artificial intelligence) to ease some of the pain of separation and divorce. AI takes information entered by users and compares it against family law cases to provide a starting point for dispute resolution.
As traditional lenders ration their credit, fintech offerings become increasingly attractive. What advice should an accountant provide to businesses borrowing outside the big banks?