Liam Bastick is one of only 104 people in the world recognised as an Excel MVP. Ahead of his appearance at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), Bastick outlines how he uses Excel and a two-stage technique he has developed using “tornado” charts and sensitivity analysis.
US Navy lieutenant Bill Conway didn't fire a bullet against the Taliban, but with forensic financial analysis and modern accounting practices, he brought the terrorist sect to its knees.
To paraphrase a popular idiom, nothing is certain except death, taxes and highly complicated, jargon-filled life insurance. With Integrity Life, Chris Powell FCPA is out to change that.
Bernie Madoff was a respected figure on Wall Street until his Ponzi scheme collapsed in 2008, causing investor losses of an eye-watering US $17.3 billion. Few know Madoff better than Diana B. Henriques, who wrote a book titled The Wizard of Lies about arguably the world's most notorious fraudster.
As workers over the age of 50 are being professionally put out to pasture, employers and the government must act to dispel the hurtful stereotypes and age discrimination that are keeping the "grey army" out of work.
The debate rages on whether self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) investors would be better off handing over their savings to professional fund managers.
When the business environment is shifting constantly, how do business owners and their accountants apply structure to forward planning so they can adequately plan, budget and forecast?
Experts believe it is not a lack of insight or intelligence that makes us abandon caution, but a behavioural tick hardwired into our brains known as optimism bias. It can be dangerous and lead to crippling financial decisions.
India's economic growth has been propelled by government reforms, business innovation and a dynamic young workforce.
The dairy industry has always been a difficult game unless you know how to milk an opportunity. Australian Dairy Farms Group's CEO Peter Skene has put in place a bold strategy.
Shutting down keyboard warriors can be a battle but with social media defamation on the rise, potential financial penalties may become a major deterrent to saying the wrong thing.
When it comes to a potential global food insecurity, leading experts are stressing it is better to be proactive than reactive.
Building a recognisable and trusted brand is paramount if your accounting practice is to be successful. Read on to learn why your firm’s brand is much more than just a logo.
Alexander Houseman’s dairy-free ice cream range, Over The Moo, is now a staple in the freezers of Australia’s biggest supermarket chains.
Elon Musk says putting managers in the middle of communications is “incredibly dumb”. He’s not alone.
As many corporate whistleblowers have discovered, doing the right thing isn’t always rewarded. Instead, telling the truth can be followed by retribution and career ruin. How do we make it safe to speak up?
To call Soneva Fushi an eco-friendly resort would be an understatement. CEO Sonu Shivdasani talks about why it’s not just another crunchy-granola outpost.
Your A–Z guide to cybersecurity threats and how to deal with them.
Australia provides half of the world’s legal supply of raw opiate, but demand and prices are tumbling.
The well-travelled, cold-calling salesperson appears a casualty of an evolving economic landscape. How do accounting firms and other businesses sell in this brave new world?