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Omnicom Media Group and TBWA\RAAD CFO Ralph Khoury FCPA: "There are no shortcuts."

Meet the CFO of TBWA: Ralph Khoury FCPA


FIRE (financial independence, retire early) is an international movement of people who seek financial control and flexibility by strict budgeting and frugal living.

Inside the FIRE movement: fantasy vs fact in early retirement


'Harry Hoang CPA and Fuzuki Nishimura CPA of Tailored Accounts. Photographer: Anthony Geernaert.

Meet the CPAs behind Tailored Accounts, an accounting firm that lives and breathes CSR


Sonia Kammel FCPA grew up determined to be financially independent.

Sonia Kammel FCPA's career path to CFO of New South Wales Treasury


A healthy relationship with your new boss is vital to boosting performance, increasing efficiency and reducing workplace stress.

How to onboard your new boss


Lindsay Birrell FCPA's last Legacy ball, where he met Queen Elizabeth II at Australia House in London.

From Scouts to Legacy Australia, Lindsay Birrell FCPA celebrates a life of helping others


A digital mindset is not just about adopting new technology, it’s about rethinking entire business and operating models.

Why finance leaders need a digital leadership mindset


Finding your niche is important, and so is always being yourself when starting a new accounting practice.

My first year in practice: three CPAs recall starting their accounting practices


While a head for numbers is a definite advantage for business leaders, there are numerous other skills that accountants bring to the C-suite.

Do accountants have what it takes to be CEO?


Loretta Seamer FCPA is the CFO of Sidra Medicine in Qatar. Photographer: Juliette Sawyer.

Loretta Seamer FCPA, CFO of Sidra Medicine, combines a passion for healthcare and finance


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


Anne-Marie Martin CPA pictured near her Launceston home (left) and in her office with a client’s son, who she predicts will be a future accountant.

The power of networking in your accounting career: Anne-Marie Martin CPA


Bringing in new talent on a contract basis also allows employers to better evaluate candidates without a permanent commitment.

Gig economy: stepping stone to a permanent job?


'It is reasonable for a candidate to push back in a polite and professional manner if the recruiter is asking for unreasonable amounts of time and input.

The bad job interview: do you push back or back out?


Daniel Vankov ASA with a Queensland University of Technology student using virtual reality software; the Rotary Club helped secure the software licence.

Giving back to Rotary Club by donating accounting skills


'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


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