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'Seemingly out of nowhere, data engineering has shifted from a Big Four specialty into a hot topic among progressive small-to-medium accounting firms.

Add 'data engineering' to your accounting firm's toolkit


Bernard Poon FCPA has finished 13 ironman competitions since 1999.

From EY career to accounting ironman


'Populate your CV and social media profile, especially LinkedIn, with keywords that match the job description of the role for which you're applying.

Use the right CV keywords and beat the machine scanning your job application


Teams cannot be inspired if they don’t know what they’re working toward.

Effective leadership: 6 tips to harness the intel and expertise of your team


Accountants who are able to think creatively and draw solutions from data are in high demand.

5 tips to enhance your accounting skills this year


Yvonne Chan FCPA is CFO of one of the busiest ports in the world. Photographer: Rebecca Toh

As CFO of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Yvonne Chan FCPA is not afraid to say no


To make unlimited annual leave work, trust and transparency are essential.

Should you offer unlimited annual leave?


Martin Bowles FCPA started his 40-year career in public service at Queensland Rail.

Martin Bowles FCPA: a career in public service


'A fixed mindset might be holding back your career.

5 ways to develop a practice growth mindset


Mel Yates FCPA, director – reporting, red tape reduction and ACNC corporate services, says working for charities presents unique challenges.

Is working for a charity right for you? Three CPAs share their insights.


Above left: Frank Barta with students in a music class. Above: Frank and Rosey Barta with Maya (centre), one of the students they support.

Putting accounting skills to work at Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission


Practices offering virtual CFO services tend to develop closer relationships with clients.

The rise and rise of the virtual CFO


A robot is demonstrated during the Japan Robot Week 2018. Data analytics and technologies such as the cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) are creating new or improved roles.

Technology, talent lead 2019 trends for accountants in the Asia-Pacific


The basis of "The Entrepreneurial Accountant" author Phil Richards' advice to up-and-coming CPAs is to stay focused on what he calls his Five F's. Photographer: Luke Marsden.

What The Entrepreneurial Accountant can teach CPAs about success


Complementary skills: Cameron Hill ASA and Cynthia Lahiff CPA, both of whom work at the Department of Education and Training, Victoria. Photographer: Jarrod Barnes.

Meet two CPAs at Victoria's Department of Education and Training


When it comes to economic growth, productivity and profit margins, the “silver tsunami” of boomers poses a complex set of questions for governments and employers.

How to stem the exodus of ageing boomers from the workforce and hold back the silver tsunami


73 per cent of Gen Zers are open to an accountancy career, while 21 per cent have committed to working in the accounting profession.

Seeking stability: why Gen Z is so attracted to accounting careers


Kavi Guppta presenting his TED talk, The Remote Work Revolution.

10 great TED Talks on careers


People with a growth mindset believe intelligence can be developed, so they invest energy in learning in order to future-proof their careers.

Can a growth mindset future-proof your career?


In a globalised world, a job overseas where you can experience different working cultures can be an important way for professionals to differentiate themselves and get ahead in their careers.

Is a job overseas the right move for your career?


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