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.
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Jan 31, 2018

Which comes first: the tactics or the outcome? In this podcast, Jason Cunningham CPA explains why it’s important to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve before you develop the necessary tactics, and explains how a focus on people and process will help you achieve that goal. This episode is part five of a seven part podcast series about the seven key ingredients of business success, featuring Jason Cunningham CPA. For links to previous episodes, scroll down to the further resources section.

Dec 15, 2017

In today's episode, we're exploring the idea that leadership is broken at all levels, and how can this be fixed? Joining me is Sebastian Salicru, the author of Leadership Results. Sebastian is a thought leader who regularly presents at national and international conferences and industry events on the latest developments on leadership. He's the founder and principal consultant at PTS Consultants and works with executives and organisations around the world to help them deliver exceptional results.

Oct 26, 2017

Is your business ready for the next global economic disruption? Women offer a lucrative $28 trillion dollar market, yet they’re often underserved, neglected or ignore, despite the fact they drive the majority of our purchases. In this episode, gender intelligence pioneer Bec Brideson reveals how you can tap into the modern female market and reap the financial benefits before your competitors do.

Oct 20, 2017

Productive change can be exciting and challenging, helping develop stronger more cohesive teams. Unproductive change can generate fear and mistrust, resulting in disrupted teams. In this podcast, accomplished speaker, trainer and facilitator Nigel Sutton explores the qualities, skills and tools needed to lead productive change, with a focus on high performance and multi-generational teams and the effect change has on individuals, teams and organisations.

Oct 18, 2017

In this podcast, master of interaction and creativity Cyriel Kortleven explains how we can challenge ‘stuck thinking’ to make room for new ideas, new products and services, more revenue and less red tape. Cyriel’s survival kit will equip you to get the right mindset for change, dare you to go for your ‘GiGa’ dream and suspend your judgement and teach you a simple method to triple the number of ideas you have.

Oct 17, 2017

This podcast looks at ways to gain traction with your financial analysis and communications to deliver compelling commercial proposals and positive business outcomes. Following on from a popular keynote at CPA Congress in Brisbane and Melbourne, Brendan Hargreaves CPA, Divisional General Manager at Cleanaway, teaches us ways to transform our financial presentations and communications to make them more accessible and impactful to all stakeholders in an attempt to help you do less, but influence more.

Oct 10, 2017

To gain a competitive career edge, it’s important to make learning an ongoing part of your professional development. Conferences are short and practical opportunities to learn new information and make valuable contacts. Rob Thomason, Executive General Manager Education at CPA Australia shares his insights on developing a strategy to maximise your investment and experience.

Sep 28, 2017

How to have a healthy work life balance – understanding work, family and other commitments and how to get the right balance at different stages of your life.  How important is it to establish boundaries (at work and at home) and what sort of support do we need to make it possible?

Aug 10, 2017

In this episode we hear from motivational speaker, author and mind coach, Anthony Bonnici, who helps us take the complexity and fear out of influence. Dale Carnegie wrote How to Win Friends & Influence People in 1936. A lot has changed in the 80 years since that book was written, but people still need to influence others. We need to sell things. We need to persuade people. We need to get our point across. Anthony was sick of people thinking that influence skills were a “soft” skill. Tired of people associating some out of date, “used car salesman” association of influence and persuasion as tacky or subversive. Frustrated by witnessing really intelligent people fall flat on their face when they attempted to get their point across. This episode will provide insights, knowledge and skills to influence broadly, authentically and purposefully.

Aug 4, 2017

A great illustration for rational arguments can be found in the dying minutes of a World Cup soccer final – imagine you’re selected to kick for goal in a penalty shootout to decide the game. Where do you aim? Left? Right? Or the centre? Before you decide let’s look at the facts. Statistical data tell us that if you kick the ball to the left, the goalie will jump to his right, thus blocking your shot, 57 per cent of the time. If you kick the ball to the right, the goalie will be there 41 per cent of the time. But, if you choose to kick it to the centre, the same stats show that the goalie will only be there 2 per cent of the time. So where do you kick the ball? The centre, where the odds are clearly in you favour? Most don’t, with only 17 per cent of penalty goals kicked to the centre. In business we have to choose where to kick the ball. But, even when we’re armed with the facts we don’t always follow rational arguments.

Presenter: Bri Williams CPA, Principal Consultant, People Patterns

Recorded at CPA Australia Congress on Monday 29 September, 2014 in Sydney, NSW.

Jul 13, 2017

Managing teams that work in, or come from, other parts of the world can present many challenges. This podcast will cover some tips to addressing issues around diversity and conflict, as well as how to succeed when work takes you across borders.

Presented by:
Pablo Benitez CPA, Victorian Corporate Committee of CPA Australia
Dr Martijn Van der Kamp, Teaching Fellow, Monash Business School

Jan 30, 2017

Imagine working behind the scenes at the biggest tennis tournament in the Asia Pacific region – the Australian Open in Melbourne. That is exactly what Vivien Lei did at the 2017 event after she was awarded CPA Australia’s Australian Open Work Experience opportunity through the CPA Australia Network. In this podcast, she speaks with CPA Australia’s Content Manager Jarrod Cardy about the experience, what she learnt and her advice for future applicants.

Aug 31, 2016

Join Corey Hale CPA, Corporate Services Manager, Leadership Victoria, and Jenny Lang FCPA, Director, Strategic Treasury and Procurement Consulting, CBA, as they share their experiences on workplace flexibility from both employer and employee perspectives.  They’ll provide tips to plan for a more rewarding and fulfilling career and life, whilst underlining some of the challenges and trade-offs.

May 13, 2016

Join Melville Yates from the Victorian Public Sector and Not-for-profit Committee of CPA Australia as he facilitates a conversation with Fiona Moore, Corporate Learning Solutions Manager at CPA Australia, and Cindy Turner, founder and CEO of Coach Central, on how work is changing for accountants in the public sector. Together they will discuss what employers are looking for in their staff and how members of CPA Australia can remain an integral part of their organisations