Accounting

The new whistleblowing legislation provides for practitioners and others to remain anonymous when reporting alleged misconduct.

Protections for whistleblowing set to be strengthened: what this means for accountants


Public organisations like ASIC have another even greater incentive to cut the cost of financial information – it often becomes more valuable when it becomes free or very cheap.

Are the days of ASIC search fees numbered?


Many companies continue to be challenged by factors such as human error in inputting data, the growing volume of data sources, and the use of outdated computer systems.

Good data, bad decisions: the limits of accounting data


"Volunteering enables you to get a different point of view from normal travelling and to mix with people you wouldn’t normally meet." Melva Macaulay ASA

AfID: taking accounting skills and putting them to volunteer use


To influence outcomes, CPAs need to position themselves as consultants.

How to build lasting relationships with your accounting clients


It is imperative that auditors obtain the input of experts who can assess the impact of both physical and transition climate-related risks.

Accounting for climate risk is now the auditor's business


The optimal relationship between the accounting and sales team requires a true partnership in which everyone understands their role. Photographer: Michael Killalea.

Management accounting and sales: partners or foes?


Pauline Pickering FCPA, who runs a regional accounting firm with her brother, Peter Driver FCPA, shown here with her client Ann Boyle from Mount Colliery Station.

Back to the country: rise of the regional accounting firm


Pioneering women business leaders


While debt funding is the traditional go-to for established businesses, many advisors may be less aware of alternative capital options for fast-growing emerging businesses.

How to talk to clients about business growth financing


CPA Australia has advised the committee that members are very unsupportive of any changes to the imputation credit system that would reduce investor returns.

Concern heats up over franking credits changes


Bernard Poon FCPA has finished 13 ironman competitions since 1999.

From EY career to accounting ironman


Accountants do not currently provide designated services specified under the AML/CTF Act and their responsibilities in this area are essentially ethical, and not regulatory.

Accountants must prepare early for AML compliance


The risk management plan Ron Flood CPA devised years earlier provided business continuity while he underwent cancer treatment.

When illness strikes: How a risk management plan for your accounting practice pays off


How technology and data are transforming accounting and audit


For businesses and their accountants, payroll tax can be complicated and full of grey areas.

What your clients need to know about payroll tax and STP


Foreign bribery is inherently difficult to detect and enforce. The OECD says it takes on average 7.3 years to bring a foreign bribery matter to conclusion.

Anti-corruption update: what it means for accounting


Study findings indicate that even in ideal circumstances disclosure does not ensure consumers make better decisions.

Insurance policies and other financial documents: Why consumers don't read the fine print


'David Mazzone FCPA brings problem-solving skills and a keen sense of justice to his role as COO of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia. Photographer: Lightly Salted.

AI dispute resolution: is a robot coming for your divorce?


Many small business owners and their accountants don't yet have a clear understanding of fintech. Illustrations: Michael Killalea

How should accountants talk to clients about fintechs?


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