The role of the management accountant has been transformed from number cruncher to a storyteller whose data-driven insights are shaping business decisions.
Many people have an entrepreneurial streak but are not ready to switch from full-time employment to starting their own business. They might need the security of a regular pay cheque or think their idea is too risky for a total commitment. A “side hustle” can be a good compromise.
Nouzab Fareed FCPA has risen from humble beginnings to become group CEO of Fijian Holdings Limited.
Employment and salary prospects for accountants are healthy across the board, but professionals with up-to-date expertise in data collection and analysis are most in demand, say recruitment specialists.
CPA Australia and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – AICPA – have finalised a mutual recognition agreement that will see members able to work more freely in both countries. INTHEBLACK spoke to AICPA’s president and CEO Barry Melancon about the way forward.
The days of having a step-by-step career in one organisation are past, and new models of work are emerging. Changes once seen as radical are no longer seen as unusual, but to make them work takes planning, awareness and self-organisation. Michelle Gibbings outlines how to make a career leap.
Almost everyone has had that sinking feeling when they make a mistake at work. What tactics should you use to address a mistake - and salvage your professional reputation?
Look around a music gig and the last person you expect to see is the singer's accountant. But that's often where you'll find Perth-based FCPA and music specialist Kylie Thompson rocking out.
Pradeep Raj Raghu Raja Pillay CPA has scored a big victory in his fight for the early detection of autism in children.
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Mentors helped Nigel Mason FCPA find his direction as an accountant. Now at AirEng he has his own passion to develop businesses and people.
John Stavridis CPA is a captain and commander with the Royal Australian Navy, with years of service and military training. Why then did he choose to complete the CPA Program?
Being a job referee requires giving an honest account of someone's work history and performance, or does it? Are there instances where a referee can avoid revealing the truth and, if so, what are the implications?
Shared wisdom can make for brilliant careers - take a look at some of the world's most accomplished people like Sheryl Sandberg or Oprah Winfrey. Whether you're a mentee or a mentor, here is how to make it work.
A willingness to have a go has led Ross Springolo FCPA to the heart of tertiary education.
Accounting skills take on a particular value in wartime, when nations fight for survival and resources are scarce. Here we take a look at the work of accountants who made their mark on military history.
Most managers want you to succeed and continue to improve, but when you’re a finance professional who is asking the company to pay for professional development, it’s important to go about it in the right way.
As a practising accountant, you know you’re short on time. You also know that it’s important to keep up-to-date with what is going on in your industry. Three CPAs explain why they think attending industry events is essential for practitioners’ continuing professional development – and how it will help you “sharpen your saw”.
Li-Anne Ooi CPA was among the first batch of non-accounting graduates recruited by PwC Singapore in 2012. Her background? A degree from Le Cordon Bleu culinary college.
Robyn Cameron CPA has survived two episodes of breast cancer and is now one of Australia’s top fundraisers for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.