Strategy

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


Australia’s dairy industry is a key sector of the agricultural economy, coming in fourth behind beef, wheat and sheep.

How Naturo is disrupting the fresh milk market


Encouraging or reawakening creativity among employees has become key to a company’s competitive advantage.

How accountants can use creative thinking at work


One of the key tactics in not letting stress cross over into the danger zone is to define clear boundaries around your home and work life.

How to use good stress at work - and avoid the bad


Viralpep makes it easy to schedule posts to multiple social media accounts at once.

Optimise your strategy with marketing automation software


How to evolve accounting practice efficiency post-COVID-19


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


Painted door tests are used to validate an idea using simple measures such as conversion metrics or take-up rates.

Painted door test: How to find your next big business idea


In the absence of sound financial analysis and a link to business strategy, short-term cuts can actually lead to lower long-term profits.

Tough times: When should you cut costs?


Manish Trivedi (left) and Raj Rana FCPA. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Raj Rana FCPA on the power of communication


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


There are strategies small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can put in place to minimise cart abandonment and get their customers to click “pay”.

Customer experience optimisation: 4 ways to get to “pay”


Like fintech, insurtech is a broad term that can refer to both the processes and products related to insurance.

How insurtech could transform the insurance industry


Hanesbrands' director of finance for the Eastern Hemisphere, Vu Phan CPA. Photo: Todd Brown.

Vu Phan CPA on embracing new challenges


Olympic Rings installation in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Shinjuku. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are scheduled to be held in July 2021.

Is hosting the Olympics Games worth the investment?


Paul Cooper FCPA, chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC). Photo: Luke Marsden.

Is Australia's manufacturing sector in decline?


Prior to the pandemic, there was already a growing movement against globalisation and its long supply chains.

Resilience key to supply chain success


The current negative population trend is set to continue in 2021-2022, with the number of Australians expected to leave the country likely to increase.

Why declining migration stalls economic recovery


Accounting standards are the essential technical tools, yet, how easy are they to interpret, and should standard-setters be working towards making them simpler?

How to make accounting standards easier to interpret


Video meeting software has matured and become much more reliable, in part due to the rollout of high-speed internet connections for business and residential users.

How to choose video conferencing software


Professor Hugh Williams is one of the world’s foremost experts on internet search and data management and invented the infinite scroll.

Hugh Williams on unlocking your digital skills


In April 2020 a YouGov poll in the UK found that 51 per cent of the public supported the introduction of a UBI, whereby all adults would receive a guaranteed monthly wage, regardless of their employment status.

Will a universal basic income reduce inequality?


As rents in the CBD become cheaper owing to weaker demand, those companies that couldn’t previously afford a CBD address may move in.

The future of cities in a post-COVID world


Peter Brindley CPA, one of the four founders of Sword+Stone Capital Management.

Good energy: Moving to renewable power


As workforce data emerged in the first few months of the pandemic, experts started referring to its impact on women’s employment as a “pink recession”.

Staving off a pink recession


Kedonganan Beach, Bali, in February 2021. From December to March (the north-west monsoon season), waste is carried to shore by strong waves. Almost 75 per cent of the 80 tonnes of garbage collected each day is plastic.

Plastic pandemic: Solving single-use plastics


Annual general meetings (AGMs) have heated up over the past few years, and activist investors focusing on climate risk disclosure are responsible for much of the excitement.

Shareholder activism on climate change heats up


Financial counsellors often support clients free-of-charge as they make changes to their living expenses and address debts.

How accountants can work with financial counsellors


Not only has progress stalled on the number of women being appointed CEO, but the numbers show a small decline on three years ago.

Unequal opportunity: Where are all the female CEOs?


What has become ingrained is the understanding of the need to save for retirement from an early age.

Should Australia delay its super guarantee increase?


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