CPA Australia Podcast

The CPA Australia Podcast brings you the best in on-demand commentary and thought leadership across a variety of topics related to business, leadership and accounting. Each week, our podcast will help you increase your knowledge of business related topics and point you to some of the world’s best resources in strategy, finance and public practice accounting. Never miss an episode by subscribing today via iTunes. Winner of the Award of Excellence at the 24th Annual Communicator Awards in the category of 'Podcasts - General-Corporation/Business'.
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Sep 21, 2018

This podcast episode explores some of the key issues in cybersecurity for the not-for-profit sector. You will hear from Krist Davood, Principal at Pitcher Partners, who has over 28 years’ experience in government and corporate project environments. Krist is in conversation with Drew Fenton CPA, an experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry.

Sep 13, 2018

Change has become the new normal at work, but are you really equipped to deal with it, or even make the most out of it for your career? In this podcast episode, you will hear from Suzanne Waldron, leadership and behavioural change expert, on why the future of leadership is about social intelligence as processes are increasingly automated. She discusses how to prepare for change in your organisation and how you can build a culture of trust with the people you work with, ultimately building your career. Suzanne is in conversation with Kimberly White, Content Producer at CPA Australia. Suzanne Waldron is speaking at this year’s CPA Congress.

Sep 7, 2018

In this podcast episode, Race Strauss FCPA, Executive Manager Finance – Qantas Group, will show you why the best finance teams go beyond the numbers to build valuable insights for their organisation. You will find practical advice on why you need to understand the business beyond the functional work of your team, why building relationships and trust is crucial, and why you need to have the courage to back yourself to become a top performer.

This podcast episode was originally a presentation at CPA Congress 2016. Race Strauss FCPA is presenting at the World Congress of Accountants, taking place 5-8 November 2018 in Sydney. 

Aug 31, 2018

Welcome to the CPA Australia and Pitcher Partners podcast series for the Not-for-Profit sector. In this five-part series, we discuss some of the key issues for those working in the NFP space, covering a different topic each podcast. Listen to the second topic “The NFP CFO of the Future” featuring expert presenter Mark Harrison – Partner / Executive Director of Pitcher Partners, Melbourne who responsible for leading the Business Advisory and Assurance offering; and Mel Yates, FCPA - Director of Reporting, Red Tape Reduction and Corporate Services at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Aug 24, 2018

What do you need to add to your skill base for future success in your career? Tailored for accounting and finance professionals, this podcast episode will show you why hard skills are not enough to drive your career forward and why mastering your human skills will define your success. You’ll hear from CPA Congress speaker Sarah Godfrey, Psychologist and Director of Life Works When, in conversation with Kimberly White, Conference Producer at CPA Australia.

Aug 17, 2018

How do you drive change and innovation from within an organisation? In this podcast episode, Janett Egbar, Co-founder of the Centre for Intrapreneurship, takes you through a practical approach to innovating from within. She covers how innovation is really about identifying problems that need to be solved, covers the skills intrapreneurs need to start making a difference right away and how rather than being ‘blockers’, finance professionals should be brought into the conversation early to help innovation succeed. Janett is joined by Gavan Ord, Manager – Business and Investment Policy from CPA Australia.

Aug 14, 2018

In part five of our mini episode series on Excel tips for Accountants, Neale Blackwood CPA will discuss using cell comments in Microsoft Excel. Using cell comments are like 'Post-it notes' for cells and can come in very handy when you want to give your reader more information and context for the data it contains. (5 mins 8 sec)

Aug 10, 2018

In this podcast episode, Ian Raspin FCPA and Katerina Peiros TEP, discuss the distribution of deceased estates and the issues accountants should consider in estate planning.

Katerina is the founder of Hartwell Legal and Ian is the Director of Estates and Trusts at BNR Partners. Katerina is an accredited Wills and Estates Specialist and runs a specialist practice in this area. Ian specialises in the taxation of deceased estates and trusts, providing estate taxation solutions and advice to legal practitioners, executors and listed trustee companies across Australia. They are both published authors in this space and Ian is the author of two books: CGT on a Deceased’s Residence – A Tax Minefield and Taxation of Deceased Estates for Estate Practitioners.

Aug 2, 2018

In this podcast series with Pitcher Partners, we discuss some of the key issues for those working in the NFP space, covering a different topic each podcast. In this episode, we discuss things to consider before joining a not for profit board including assessing risk, getting to know the other board members and what you are expected to bring to the role. Matthew Pringle, Partner at Pitcher Partners provides insights and words of wisdom for those looking to join the board of an NFP.

Jul 20, 2018

This week's episode was recorded in front of a live audience at CPA Congress and features Cameron Howell, head of group financial performance at Westpac talking about future financial performance management, and how to prepare for the unexpected.
Cameron's experience led him to reflect on the changing nature of the skills required for future financial performance managers, and the increased value of finance professionals and helping companies to chart their future.

Jul 13, 2018

There are a number of current developments and other forthcoming changes that will have an impact on the operations of many charities around Australia in the near future. In this podcast episode, hear Melville Yates, Director for Reporting and Red Tape Reduction at the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission speak with Ram Subramanian, Policy Advisor in Reporting at CPA Australia, on the latest regulatory developments for charities.

Jul 6, 2018

The dynamics are constantly shifting for women at work. Speaking up, getting recognised, time off for family and attaining leadership roles are just some of the challenges women can face. How do we meet these challenges in the workplace when there are so many ways to approach gender equity? The answer: Take action and share stories, however big or small. In this podcast episode, hear Suzi Finkelstein, Program Director, Women & Leadership Australia, discuss these topics and more as she advocates for 100 Days for Change, an initiative that aims to catalyse people into making achievable, practical changes to improve gender equity at work. Suzi is in conversation with Jillian Bowen, General Manager of Content and Social Media at CPA Australia.

Jun 29, 2018

Like many sectors, health care is going through an enormous shift. New technologies, the expectations of patients across generations, and how to engage a diverse workforce, are just some of the challenges. In this podcast episode, hear Martin Bowles, National Chief Executive Officer of Calvary Health Care Australia speak with Dr. Avi Ratnanesan, CEO of Energesse, on how he is tackling the big issues by keeping things simple. Not only for those working within health care, this episode will give any leader tips on building their organisation and driving their career.

Jun 21, 2018

How do you ask your manager if you can work from home? Do you trust your employees or team to be working when they’re not in the office? In this podcast episode, junior staff right through to business owners can learn how working remotely will help retain talent and increase the productivity of a team or organisation. You’ll also find tips on how to speak to your manager about working flexibly, and some of the barriers to implementing flexible work practices. Join Phu Nguyen, Chief Finance Officer, City of Melbourne, and Corey Hale, Director Corporate Services from Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group for their thoughts on this topic. Facilitated by Mel Yates, Director, Reporting and Red Tape Reduction, ACNC Corporate Services at Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. 

Jun 14, 2018

With every new version of Excel, Microsoft adds more and more features and functions. Depending on your version, you could be sitting on some hidden gems. In this podcast episode, Excel expert and Principal of A4 Accounting Neale Blackwood CPA, discusses what you might have missed in Excel over the past 10 years, version by version. Crucial for anyone who uses Excel, this information will help you work faster, look professional, impress your boss and grow your career.

Jun 8, 2018

Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan has stated that the over-claiming of work-related expenses is estimated at $2.5 billion. In this podcast episode, Robert McDowall, partner at Arabon, Trisha Aventurado, Manager Public Practice Support Service at CPA Australia and Gavan Ord, Manager – Business and Investment Policy at CPA Australia, discuss what the ATO is doing about it, whether accountants should be auditing everything, and the ATO’s three golden rules for accountants and self-preparers when putting together work-related expenses.   

May 31, 2018

Have you ever wondered why some people are so successful when others are not? In this podcast, Gary Pittard, author of Why Winners Win, talks about what it takes to be successful at work, in business, in an accounting practice, and in every day life. He identifies four fatal flaws behind poor performance, how to become a winner, and the habits you need to put in place everyday to achieve success.

May 25, 2018

As the saying goes: If you’re in business, you’re in the business of relationships. So, when you’re hiring staff, how do you make sure your potential new talent feels comfortable in the interview? And how do you meet their expectations of the job role, and then retain the talent you’ve managed to find? Dr Jenny Brockis answers these questions and more with an in-depth look into brain science and the workplace. This presentation will show you how to hire for both aptitude and attitude, be aware of the brain’s role in subconscious bias, and how it’s often the simple things that will help you retain your top performers.

May 17, 2018

In this episode, David and Kim Harland discuss the changes they are noting in the family business sector and what proactive family businesses (and their advisers) are doing to benefit from those changes. Family businesses are the oldest and most frequent business ownership model in the world. By nature they have to be both nimble and dynamic to survive.

David Harland FCPA (FPS) is the Executive Chairman of FINH and is a leader in the family business advisory field. He provides family business clients with expert advice on such challenges as succession and transition planning, family governance strategies, raising liquidity and sourcing capital.

Kim Harland is the Managing Director of Insights, provider of customised online resources to family business.  Insights team understand that specialised tools and information play a vital role in managing family businesses risks and improving the longevity, growth and most importantly, the sustainability of each and every family business.

May 9, 2018

In this episode of the CPA Australia Podcast, INTHEBLACK editor Jan McCallum and CPA Australia Head of Policy Paul Drum FCPA discuss the 2018 Federal Budget in finer detail. Jan and Paul discuss the winners, the losers and also missed opportunities of the third Turnbull/Morrison Budget.

May 4, 2018

In today's episode of the CPA Australia Podcast, Jillian Bowen speaks with Justin Lurie who is a congressional candidate and also experienced in mergers, acquisitions, strategy consulting and commodity markets. Justin will discuss the importance of strategy, what a strategic principle is and also how to implement strategy step by step.

May 1, 2018

In part four of our mini episode series, Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA will discuss using multiple windows in Microsoft Excel. Neale will explain how this multi-tasking tip of using windows will not only save you time but also make your everyday accounting tasks so much easier to do in Excel. (6 mins 27 sec)

Apr 27, 2018

Are you feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Wondering how to forge on at work? Learn how to push past fear and paralysis to make up your mind and move past indecision. Leadership facilitator, motivational speaker and coach on emotional intelligence and career transition, Tiffany Quinlan, encourages us to embrace fear head on, to challenge ourselves and change our mindset to become better decision makers. Hear techniques that will help you decide to be more decisive and to know what it means to be prepared to live with the consequences of your decisions.

Apr 23, 2018

In part three of our mini episode series, Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA will explain one of the most important shortcuts you can use: the Ctrl key. Listen to hear how you can use the Ctrl key on the keyboard to make your work in Excel so much easier and quicker. (6 mins 50 sec)

Apr 19, 2018

In this episode, Jason Cunningham CPA explains the key drivers of business value and how to develop an exit strategy to deliver your desired value. This episode is the final episode of a seven part podcast series about the seven key ingredients of business success.

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