It’s common to feel afraid of change, but adopting a growth mindset can help give you a different perspective and reap rewards in your career. Here's how a growth mindset can help you future-proof.
Is blockchain truly impenetrable for hackers? These experts have their doubts.
Accounting software companies are developing products at a breakneck pace for small business and accountants. Here are the pros and cons of Xero, MYOB, Sage and more.
It’s been a busy time for tech giants in the run-up to Christmas, with Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung all making major product announcements. If you’re hunting for a new smartphone or laptop, there’s a new range of flagship models to choose from. Here’s a guide to what’s on offer.
Podcasts can reach virtually anyone, anywhere, anytime, but for an accounting firm, launching a podcast is not a decision to be made lightly. Here's what to think about before you decide.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in accounting will rapidly move from a tool for compliance and towards the delivery of advice, but will never replace a human accountant, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard.
Evolving technology, finding and retaining the right talent, and providing better advisory services to clients present the greatest challenges – and opportunities – for small- and medium-sized practitioners (SMPs), heard attendees at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA).
Bitcoin and blockchain can restore trust in financial transactions, one of the foremost authorities on cryptocurrencies, Brian Forde, told the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) meeting in Sydney on November 7, 2018.
An increased capacity for data analysis is providing new insights for organisations – but don’t expect everyone to welcome it, was the message from former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Bill English to the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) in Sydney.
Data analytics is allowing auditors to check much larger amounts of information and focus on areas of risk.
Too expensive, when will you find time to do it and how do our clients benefit anyway? These are typical rejections to requests from finance teams wanting to upgrade their technology, delegates to the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard on November 5.
Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain would “cut out the middleman” in financial services, leaving the accountants of the future to focus less on compliance and more on strengthening relationships and delivering insights to clients, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard today.
For Ayesha Khanna, artificial intelligence must be an aide to humanity, not a destroyer of it. Ahead of her appearance at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), Khanna speaks to CPA Australia about AI, accounting and putting humans first.
Something phishy about an email your business received? That's only the beginning. Here's why adopting the right strategies to prevent cybercrime is crucial for your accounting firm.
Protecting your office and living space from the threat of cybercrime is hard enough, but it gets a lot more treacherous during work travel.
Microsoft's Office Suite shouldn't be an automatic choice. Here are some alternatives that may be worth considering.
There is an overwhelming selection when it comes to choosing an accounting program. This ebook is the definitive resource for accountants and small business owners who want to understand the options in online accounting software, the idiosyncrasies and the ambitions of the companies behind them.
A lively panel discussion at CPA Congress Melbourne on the future of financial reporting explored how a rapidly-changing business environment heavily influenced by technology –from cloud computing to cryptocurrencies – is driving the need to keep accounting standards relevant.
Now that many small businesses are required to report and respond to a data breach – and do so within 30 days – it pays to have a response plan in place to protect client confidence and avoid reputational damage. All public practices must now pre-plan for if the worst happens.
AI is forecast to take over repetitive work processes, but will it lead to more unemployment or create new opportunities for increased efficiencies?