As COVID-19 forces many businesses to dramatically change the way they operate and adopt remote working, there are technology solutions that can help auditors stay on top of their game.
The Victorian Government in Australia recently passed an act to make long service leave benefits portable for people in contract cleaning, security and community service. We ask three experts: should the entitlement be portable?
Almost a decade after the earthquake that shook Christchurch to its core, the new city is taking shape. Preparing for a disaster of this magnitude presents a challenge for any business, but accountants have a vital role to play.
Accountants play a key role in assessing and disclosing climate risks as part of corporate sustainability reporting, and are becoming important players in the business response to climate change.
AFCA chief David Locke knows data may not solve people's personal financial crises, but it will help explain their causes and how the financial industry might start to wipe its slate clean.
To reduce the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, governments have placed restrictions on the movement of people to and from certain areas and countries. Here we look at the impact on reporting entities and auditors and how authorities are responding.
In terms of current business confidence, Malaysian firms are generally upbeat – except for SMEs. Here’s the economic outlook for Malaysia.
Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po announced last week an expansionary budget to support the economy and improve people’s living standards.
In today's data-driven environment, a massive injection of funds into a promising start-up to promote rapid growth and market domination is increasingly common.
Australia's goods and services tax (GST) was introduced, with much controversy, 20 years ago this year. It's now entrenched, but does it need an overhaul?
The middle classes in developing nations are shrinking due to a perfect storm of economic conditions. How worried should we be?
New payment vehicles - from recurring transactions to the subscription economy - are changing the ways we buy and sell and helping businesses to get paid faster.
As economies slow around the world, macroeconomists are thinking harder about how to prevent the next fully-fledged recession.
The Hong Kong Government has unveiled a budget for 2020-2021 that is focused on supporting businesses and the wider community counter the negative impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as developing a diversified economy, nurturing talent and building a liveable city.
The Singapore government has unveiled a budget for 2020 that is not only focused on assisting business and the broader community manage the impacts of the coronavirus, but also seeks to enable Singapore’s transformation and growth through stronger partnerships, deepening enterprise capabilities and developing the people.
There is no place for the faint-hearted in the next 12 months, as company leaders and finance teams brace for challenges on many fronts.
Regulators continue to debate the tax treatment of digital currencies, while governments wrestle with how the public sector should report and be audited.
Should service providers give faithful customers the best deal every time, or is it up to customers to shop around when contracts come up for renewal?
Rising costs, an ageing population, younger people dropping private health cover and a high level of government control have posed challenges for Australia's healthcare system.
Measuring economic policies by their effect on total wellbeing might make people's lives better - but a great many politicians will need convincing.