Ethics and public interest have long been the basis of an accountant's work, and ongoing regulation changes globally call for increased accountability, transparency and independence.
A perfect storm has the potential to cause Australia to lose thousands of financial advisers, putting the availability and affordability of financial advice at risk just as consumer needs are increasing.
Australia's special treatment of sophisticated investors can create traps for both investors and their accountants.
When choosing accounting software, the big factors to consider are the suites of applications - apps - on offer and how well each option connects to other systems. Here's a look at the major accounting software players for SMEs.
Lisa Gemmell CPA enjoys striking a happy medium between an accountant's low-risk appetite and the high-risk appetite of an adventure sports brand.
New technology and a different approach mean that the Australian Taxation Office has taken its game to a new level. Tax advisers need to pay attention.
There is no place for the faint-hearted in the next 12 months, as company leaders and finance teams brace for challenges on many fronts.
Regulators continue to debate the tax treatment of digital currencies, while governments wrestle with how the public sector should report and be audited.
It's concealed, insidious, has the power to destroy lives and is always intentional. How do accountants recognise financial abuse, and when they do, what can be done?
Technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotic process automation promise to catapult the accounting profession into a new realm that will be both challenging and exciting.
Measuring economic policies by their effect on total wellbeing might make people's lives better - but a great many politicians will need convincing.
Michelle Sin Siew Huey CPA and Melissa Sin Tze Yi CPA work for roller shutter company SKB Shutters Corporation in Malaysia. They say working together has brought them closer as sisters.
Lease incentives take many forms, and that's causing some confusion for practitioners applying the new accounting standard on leasing.
The Australian Taxation Office is continuing its crackdown on the black economy, with increasing help from the public.
Small businesses face an overwhelming selection when it comes to choosing an accounting program.
There is an enormous opportunity in solving the challenge of how to design simpler standards for the audit of less complex entities.
While their finance and analytical skills are highly valued, the interviewees in this INTHEBLACK eBook say volunteering has challenged them to think in new ways and draw on strengths they didn’t know they had.
Insolvencies are rising in some sectors and accountants need to warn clients of the dangers of trading while insolvent – and of the resources available to help when a company is in financial trouble.
Financial statements need the input of more stakeholders than accountants, and accountants, too, need to think more broadly - their skill set is becoming more valuable as the need for better communication and broader valuation expertise becomes a normal part of the job.
Improving the financial resilience of First Nations people can change lives, and there's a role for accountants.