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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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Nov 29, 2018

Are you across the latest functions in Excel? In this podcast episode, Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA takes you through the main functions that will assist accountants in their day to day work. Neale has more than 20 years' experience as an Excel expert, trainer and author.

Nov 22, 2018

Financial reporting has long been viewed as the main form of communication with investors. Emerging new technologies, new business models, and new industries have brought into question the relevance of accounting and financial reporting in their current form.

In this podcast episode, Professor Feng Gu, Chair and Associate Professor, Accounting and Law, School of Management at the University of Buffalo, will provide an overview on why financial statements have lost their relevance and what must be done to restore the relevance and viability of accounting and financial reporting in a modern economy. He will share insights, gained from writing his recent book The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers and his thoughts on the reaction to the book. Professor Gu is in conversation with Ram Subramanian, Policy Advisor in Reporting at CPA Australia.

Nov 16, 2018

What is an investment policy and how do you form one? In this podcast episode, you’ll hear from Victoria Lindores, Senior Advisor in the Investment Advisory Practice at Pitcher Partners, as she answers these questions and more. Victoria will cover the risk and return balance, what to consider when running an investment advice tender, and what a new director or manager at a not-for-profit should look for in an investment policy. Victoria is in conversation with Jason Bertalli, Director of Franchise and Business Services at BNR Partners.

Nov 9, 2018

Strong problem-solving skills can make a huge difference to your career and the organisation you work for. In this podcast episode, you’ll discover different ways and models to approach a problem in your organisation, innovative ways to solve problems, such as avoiding group-think, and how to communicate your solution to get buy-in from senior management. This podcast episode features Phil Bickerdike, Regional Director Australia and New Zealand at LUMA Institute, and Bill Jarrod, Co-Founder and Innovation Facilitator at Mindwerx International. Bill and Phil are in conversation with Jayanthi Iswaran, Deputy Chair of the Women CPA Committee.

Nov 2, 2018

As the CEO for technology solutions company Hotline IT, Michelle Joosse CPA is thriving in a technical, male-dominated industry. In this podcast episode, Michelle tells her story on how a career in finance prepared her to become a CEO, the mistakes made and lessons learnt, and her top tips for anyone stepping up from a finance role to become a CEO. Michelle is in conversation with Coralia Mielczarek ASA, Management Accountant at STREAT Ltd.

Oct 25, 2018

The proposed changes to the small business capital gains tax concession are now law. In this podcast episode, you’ll hear from Mark Morris CPA, Professor of Practice at La Trobe University, as he discusses the major outcomes arising under this law. He uses practical examples to explain the complexities of the new law, outlines the four conditions that must be met to make a claim and how there are enormous benefits to clients if applied correctly. Mark is in conversation with Gavan Ord, Manager – Business and Investment Policy, at CPA Australia.

Oct 19, 2018

Not-for-profit organisations approach the treatment of cash in different ways. In this podcast episode, you’ll hear Andrew Gillon, Senior Investment Advisor – Pitcher Partners Investment Services, discuss whether cash can be considered a short, medium or long-term asset or investment, whether it is a secure investment, and whether cash should be considered part of any strategic asset allocation for a not-for-profit organisation. Andrew is in conversation with Murray Wyatt FCPA, Group Chairman, Director – Morrows. This is the fourth podcast in a five-part series with Pitcher Partners on key issues in the not-for-profit sector.

Oct 12, 2018

This episode covers the three different types of grid lines and why turning off your grid lines might make your charts look better.

Oct 12, 2018

In this episode, Neale takes you through an example of how to use ‘Find In Excel’, showing that when you’re using this function you may need to perform a few different finds to find everything that matches your search.

Oct 12, 2018

This episode covers the useful applications of the F5 function key, such as following links, the special button, blanks, identify and select errors, and more.

Oct 12, 2018

This episode covers the double life of the F4 key, demonstrating its ability to save you time by repeating what you’ve last done and pasting, and editing a formula.

Oct 5, 2018

The future of the healthcare sector is changing. Innovation, the patient experience and data visualisation are only some of the factors contributing to how leaders need to be thinking about financial sustainability. In this podcast episode, Dr. Avi Ratnanesan, CEO of Energesse, will discuss how healthcare sector leaders can frame the ‘big picture’ in the context of changing trends, funding models, value-based care and the needs of the workforce. Avi is in conversation with Tom Burton, Walkley award winning journalist, and Publisher of The Mandarin.   

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.

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