Careers

Andrew Raworth CPA, consulting manager hospital and healthcare at information technology and services company Rohling International. Photo: Luke Marsden.

Andrew Raworth CPA on transformation in aged care


Melanie Gettins ASA was drawn to the problem-solving elements of accounting, and liked that it offered transferable skills and core principles that would give her a solid foundation in whatever direction she took her career. Photo: Aroha Metcalf.

How Melanie Gettins ASA thrives under pressure


Mohamed  Almulla CPA.

Mo Almulla CPA: Why an accounting degree opens up opportunities


Employers are wary of job hoppers, as they are regarded as disloyal and lacking in direction. However, the definition of a job hopper has changed over the years.

Can job hopping damage your career?


Today, networking is a sophisticated hybrid of online networking opportunities – webinars, virtual coffee dates and virtual conferences – as well as in-person catch-ups, lockdowns permitting.

How to network in the new normal


Managers who are still honing their people management skills can present an influencing challenge for their reports.

Difficult bosses: lessons from film and TV


Within four days of leaving her role as CFO of Australia’s governing body for tennis in March this year, Melissa Azzopardi CPA stepped into the newly created position of general manager finance at the Australian Football League (AFL). Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Melissa Azzopardi CPA on finance transformation in the sports industry


Timothy Williams CPA, Regional CFO Asia, FCM Travel Solutions. Photo: Luke Marsden.

Why Timothy Williams CPA is an entrepreneur at heart


Kok-Chye Ong CPA, managing director and head of internet data centres (Asia ex China) at Gaw Capital. Photo: Rebecca Tah.

Kok-Chye Ong CPA on why you should never assume anything


Darren Smith FCPA, founder of Financial Advice Matters and Financial Wellness Matters. Photo: Luke Marsden.

How Darren Smith FCPA builds financial wellness


The non-linearity of careers has been around forever, but no one’s ever talked about it, because there has been this obsession with career planning and where you’re going to be in five years’ time.

Can you plan a non-linear career?


Taking on increasing amounts of work without adequate recovery delivers ever-diminishing returns for time invested and puts workers on a sure path to burnout.

How to get ahead at work by saying "no"


Securing a pay rise is, of course, easier said than done.

How to negotiate a pay rise in a tough economy


Bakous Makari CPA.

How Bakous Makari CPA overcame adversity


Nunzio Giunta CPA is one of the world’s top 10 global finance futurists as chosen by software firm Sage, and recently won the title of Not-for-profit Accountant of the Year at the Accountants Daily Australian Accounting Awards 2021. Photo: Luke Marsden.

Nunzio Giunta CPA on the future of finance


If you are mid-career and interested in becoming a professional director, a necessary step is to land a C-suite role reporting to a CEO.

Top tips from experts on getting a board role


Companies should be using CPD as a tool to attract top job candidates, retain their best workers and identify future leaders.

Why professional development will future-proof your career


Family responsibility and connection have influenced Tane Huata’s entire career. Photo: Marcus Bailey.

Tane Huata ASA on his biggest career moments


Kylie Thompson FCPA, who started Sorrento Strategic Accounting in her lounge room in 1998. Photo: Philip Gostelow.

Kylie Thompson FCPA on the business of music


Kathryn Wong CPA.

Kathryn Wong CPA: From finance to holistic health


Stanley Sia FCPA at a SATA CommHealth medical centre.

Stanley Sia FCPA on a rewarding career


37 per cent of Australian workers cite flexibility as the critical factor in their search for a new job.

What’s on the post-pandemic job-hunting checklist?


Just as your body benefits from working out, your brain also needs regular exercise. “Cognitive fitness” optimises our memory, focus, ability to reason, how to respond empathically to people and feel calm.

7 ways to manage work anxiety


Dr Kerry Bodle CPA, Griffith Business School’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic director. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Dr Kerry Bodle CPA: The essential academic


Yamile Monsalve CPA.

Yamile Monsalve CPA believes numbers make good work possible


Marilyn Price FCPA.

Marilyn Price FCPA: Never stop learning


One of the major benefits of hiring outside your industry is the “breath of fresh air effect” – the ability of the incoming hire to inject new energy and thought into a workspace.

Why recruiters are looking for transferable skills


The remote working environment has introduced a different dimension to appropriate workplace attire.

The new look of workplace dress codes


Parting ways with your employer gracefully and on good terms is much more beneficial for your professional reputation and career prospects.

How to quit your job and keep your reputation


When faced with a career setback, first ask whether it was due to factors outside your control.

5 ways to overcome a career roadblock


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