Due to the ongoing pandemic, months-long stretches of isolation have elevated self-care to a national pastime.
In the current economic climate, simply having a job may be seen as a ‘win’. For those seeking employment, does that mean you should accept the first role that comes your way?
Ann-Marie Johnston FCPA has forged her unique career path by playing to her strengths: determination, passion for her work and the ability to see potential in unusual places.
The pandemic has changed how we work – and where we work from. How much will it change demand for key accounting skills? Three experts weigh in.
Anthony Lau FCPA and Miranda Chan acknowledge that the strength of their working relationship lies in balancing their different personalities, work styles and skill sets to arrive at shared goals.
The start-up founders of our collective imagination are bright young trailblazers - the Gates, the Jobs, the Zuckerbergs. In reality, the average age of a successful start-up founder is closer to 45.
In the financial world, curiosity carries negative connotations. But asking an extra question as an accountant isn’t always going too far. Often, it is the best way to break boundaries and discover better practices.
Celebrated thought leader and former dot.com business executive Seth Godin tells INTHEBLACK how accountants can turn stalled projects into success stories.
With contrasting philosophies and backgrounds, it wasn’t always a given that Songyao Goh CPA would work at his father’s financial services business, GYK Consulting. Now that he does, it’s apparent that their differences are a strength, rather than a weakness.
Inverting the stereotypical image of mentorship can spark several benefits, including keeping younger employees engaged and enthusiastic.
Jarrad Young CPA is proof that when accountants put their mind to it, they can accomplish anything – including 1000 push-ups in under an hour.
Face-to-face (F2F) conferences have long played a key role in professional development but in the global initiative to flatten the curve of COVID-19, most of these physical events have been scrapped. Is now the time to try a virtual conference?
Their professional lives have been thrown into disarray almost as soon as they began, but these Gen Zs have chosen to swim rather than sink.
Depending on who you ask, personality assessment tests are either an essential recruitment tool or a waste of time and resources. With hard-to-measure soft skills becoming more important, will personality tests rise to the challenge or fade into oblivion?
Lt Sharon Felicia Chan CPA juggles full-time work in the professional services sector with being a commissioned officer in the Australian Defence Force.
Stephannie Jonovska FCPA and Dionne Jones CPA of BlueScope Australian Steel Products are making use of every possible opportunity to upskill. The goal: a transformation of the company’s finance function, and the hope of emerging from the pandemic better than ever before.
Shane Fitzsimmons is one of Australia's most respected fire chiefs. He led New South Wales through the worst fire season in its history, and now he has been tasked with developing strategies to address widescale disasters as the commissioner of Resilience NSW.
Jerome Tymms CPA and Shaun Steenkamp CPA from National Australia Bank (NAB) attribute their strong working relationship to open communication and being adaptable, while making the most of their complementary skills in learning from each other.
Ajith Abeynaike CPA, CFO of Hallmark Cards, believes the extended remit of his role is important in delivering critical initiatives and helping to future-proof the organisation.
When things don't quite go to plan, keeping professional networks alive helps finance professionals navigate difficult times.