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The With Interest podcast brings you unrivalled commentary and thought leadership for businesses, accounting and finance professionals. Each week, we share expert industry opinions, insights and resources across accounting, public practice, taxation, auditing, finance, strategy, leadership, economic and business-related issues. Subscribe today to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes. With Interest is presented by CPA Australia, one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, with core services that include education, training, technical support and advocacy. In 2018, CPA Australia won an Award of Excellence at the 24th Annual Communicator Awards in the category of 'Podcasts - General-Corporation/Business'. CPA Australia publishes three podcasts: With Interest, INTHEBLACK and Excel Tips. To find out more about our podcasts, visit https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/tools-and-resources/podcasts - or search for the shows in your podcast service. To contact the podcast team email us at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au.
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May 20, 2024

In this in-depth discussion, CPA Australia leaders share their perspectives and explore ideas around ways that we can achieve reconciliation together.

They outline why an organisation like CPA Australia is involved in this issue and explain the relevance of reconciliation to accountants and finance professionals.

Listen now. 

Host: Adrienne Biscontin, external affairs adviser, policy and advocacy, CPA Australia

Guests: Dale Pinto FCPA, CPA Australia president and chair and John Curtin distinguished professor, and Shane Miller CPA, deputy chair of CPA Australia's Indigenous Advisory Group

For more information on today’s topic, head to CPA Australia’s reconciliation page and to the Reconciliation Australia homepage.

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:

Search for them in your podcast platform.

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

May 15, 2024

Join CPA Australia's expert policy team as we dive into Treasurer Jim Chalmers' announcements from last night's Budget unveiling.

Learn what these measures could mean for accountants, business owners and finance professionals, and explore the broader implications for the Australian economy.

Uncover valuable insights with this comprehensive breakdown of Budget 2024.

Host: Simon Downes, external affairs lead, policy and advocacy, CPA Australia

Guests: Gavan Ord, business investment and international lead, policy and advocacy, CPA Australia, and Elinor Kasapidis, interim chief learning and innovation officer, learning and innovation, CPA Australia.

For further insights, head to CPA Australia’s Budget 2024 page for expert and authoritative insights on the latest Federal Budget. 

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

May 9, 2024

Discover the ins and outs of the ATO’s CAL and find solutions to common problems met by businesses and tax agents.

Join us as we unravel the complexities of the ATO’s client-to-agent linking process, also known as CAL.

Our expert guest also answers questions sent by CPAs to help troubleshoot real-world issues users have met with CAL.

Listen now for your ultimate CAL explainer.

Host: Gavan Ord, business investment and international lead, policy and advocacy, CPA Australia

Guest: Hannah Griffits CPA, from Moore Lewis & Partners, accountants and tax advisors in Toowoomba, Queensland

For more information on today’s topic the ATO has guidance for NFPs and bulk client transfers as well as client-to-agent linking steps and client-to-agent linking in online services.

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:

Search for them in your podcast platform.

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Apr 22, 2024

New tax requirements are on the horizon for not-for-profits, and approximately 150,000 NFPs will have to lodge a tax return. 

Learn how these new requirements will affect NFPs and why the ATO implemented the changes. 

Tune in now to stay informed. 

Host: Ram Subramanian, Interim Head of Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia

Guest: Nunzio Giunta FCPA, the Managing Partner and Founder of Giuntabell, a specialist not-for-profit accounting firm. He is also the chair of the CPA Australia Not-For-Profit Committee in Queensland, and a member of the ATO’s Not-for-Profit Stewardship Group. Nunzio also sits on the Australian Accounting Standards Board Not-For-Profit Advisory panel.

For further information related to this topic, head online to the ATO and to the Australian Charities And Not-For-Profits Commission. 

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Apr 9, 2024

The world of financial reporting, auditing, assurance and tax advice seems far away from a subject like climate change. But the challenge of sustainability reporting, and the requirements that will fall on the accounting profession, are getting closer and closer. 

This podcast will deliver insights on the changes set to happen in sustainability reporting obligations. Delve into the expert analysis on how these measures could impact accountants, finance professionals and businesses alike. 

Don’t miss out - tune in to stay ahead of the climate reporting curve.

Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia

Guest: Patrick Viljoen, ESG Lead, Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia

For further information, head online to read CPA Australia’s ESG policy submissions

Other podcasts on corporate disclosure and ISSB’s new reporting standards are also available on the CPA Australia platform. 

Additionally,  you can find industry feedback on Australian Sustainability Reporting Standards – Disclosure of Climate-Related Financial Information. 

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Mar 26, 2024

CPA Australia's 15th annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey reveals extensive data on small business challenges across the region. 

This episode dissects the survey’s findings and delves into the issues faced by businesses in 11 diverse markets, including India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Mainland China and Hong Kong. 

With input from more than 4,200 business owners and senior managers from companies with less than 20 employees, the survey offers invaluable information for you and your organisation. 

Tune in now to gain essential insights for your small business.

Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia

Guest: Gavan Ord, Senior Manager Business and Investment Policy, CPA Australia

Download CPA Australia's 15th annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey and discover valuable insights. 

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Mar 13, 2024

CPA Australia is helping to ease the excessive red tape burden on business by successfully advocating for more streamlined processes. 

In this podcast you’ll learn how we’re facilitating a better navigation of regulatory requirements, especially in financial reporting.

Listen now to find out more. 

Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia

Guest: Ram Subramanian, Interim Head of Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia

For more insights, read how CPA Australia saved the Queensland construction industry unnecessary red tape.

Additionally, there is information on nationally consistent fundraising principles for the charity sector which frees up debilitating red tape. CPA Australia was one of the peak bodies that supported this campaign. 

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Feb 22, 2024

In 2024, Australia will see a raft of changes in superannuation. Staying up to date is vital. 

Join CPA Australia's experts, who will help you navigate the evolving super landscape. Policy areas covered include the First Home Super Saver scheme, the Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions Bill, payday super and SMSFs. 

You’ll also gain valuable knowledge on maximising your retirement savings.

Don’t miss this episode. 

Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia

Guest: Richard Webb, Superannuation Lead, CPA Australia

For more insights, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has guidance on changes to the first home super saver scheme and the better targeted superannuation concessions bill

The ATO also has useful information on when payday superannuation starts in Australia.

CPA Australia has made a submission in response to the Objective of Super Bill inquiry at the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, which is also online. 

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform.

 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Feb 13, 2024

Gain valuable insights into the key business-related matters that the Government need to address in this year's Budget. 

CPA Australia's business expert delves into this hot topic, analysing crucial areas such as tax, inflation, worker shortages, rising cost pressures and other pressing issues. 

Don't miss out, listen now for expert business analysis and insights. 

Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia

Guest: Gavan Ord, Business Investment Policy Manager, CPA Australia

For more insights, CPA Australia’s detailed Australian Federal Pre-Budget submission 2024-25 is online.

With Interest is presented by CPA Australia.

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:

Search for them in your podcast platform.

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

 

Jan 22, 2024

With Interest presents an episode from CPA Australia's INTHEBLACK Out Loud podcast.

While learning a programming language was once the domain of IT specialists, today it starts in primary school. This is because programming unlocks the full power of computers to perform difficult tasks and answer complex queries.

While accountants already take advantage of tools like Microsoft Excel, a simple programming language like Python helps to streamline workflows and improve data manipulation when deeper insight is needed.

Listen to the full episode.

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INTHEBLACK Out Loud is presented by CPA Australia.

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:

Search for them in your podcast platform.

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Jan 8, 2024

With Interest presents an episode from CPA Australia's INTHEBLACK  podcast.

Unlock long-term career success by honing your communications skills.

In this episode you’ll discover why these abilities are crucial and how you can elevate your soft skills to give your accounting and finance career a lift. Tune in now.

Host: Jacqueline Blondell, Content Editor, CPA Australia
Guest: Professor Nick McGuigan FCPA teaches at Monash Business School. He teaches finance and accounting leaders about the value of communication and its growing role for the profession.

INTHEBLACK has insights on today’s topic, including how to communicate complex financial information.

For more thought leadership, Nick McGuigan co-wrote a paper on the subject of art, technology and accounting.

McGuigan has also written a paper on the development of integrative thinking and has been part of a mycelium and accounting project, which was subsequently reported on.

Additionally, there are examples of the way accounting is communicated at organisations such as TJ Accounting Consultants and Fox and Hare Financial Advice.

For added background, head to the creative accounting research project at Coventry University and the Accountability Institute.

You can also watch the Dating an Accountant project and read about how you measure love.

CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:

Search for them in your podcast platform.

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

 
Dec 25, 2023

With Interest presents an episode from CPA Australia's INTHEBLACK Out Loud podcast.

The stress and burnout that have permeated the working environment in recent years have increased the importance of empathy at work.

Empathy and authentic vulnerability have become vital in the workplace, and both are often regarded as key leadership traits.

Listen to the full episode.

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INTHEBLACK Out Loud is presented by CPA Australia.

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:

Search for them in your podcast platform.

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Dec 11, 2023

With Interest presents an episode from CPA Australia's INTHEBLACK  podcast.

Penetration testers hack into your company servers. Don’t worry – these are friends who can help your company stay safe from the dark web’s cyberthreats.

“Pen testers” do it to protect you from the real hackers out there trying to steal your data.

In this episode we meet a lead penetration tester. Learn what he does, how he does it and how you can improve your own organisation’s cyber security.

Host: Garreth Hanley, podcast producer, CPA Australia
Guests: Dan Weis, Practice Lead - Penetration Testing, Nexon Asia Pacific

CPA Australia has its own cyber security resources and support.

You can also check out the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), which has useful information for small and medium businesses.

If you've been hacked there is online support and you can phone 1300CYBER1

For global news and security events

For vendor security notification feeds

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:

Search for them in your podcast platform.

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Nov 13, 2023

Did you know that more than $683 billion in tax was collected across all levels of Australian government in 2021-22? 

These funds were allocated to everything from health, education, infrastructure and defence, and biosecurity surveillance. Even fishing rods for school kids. 

With ever-growing government debt and stubborn deficits, key questions emerge: where is the money being spent, how is it being collected and from whom?

Today’s episode addresses these questions, giving you expert analysis and insights on Australia's major tax events and changes in 2023.

Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia

Guest: Elinor Kasapidis, Head of Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia

For more insights, listen to an earlier episode of With Interest which examines super’s proposed changes

You can read more about what was discussed in today’s episode here:

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Oct 30, 2023

Planning for retirement is crucial. For many Australians this involves managing and increasing contributions to their superannuation fund. 

Government policies, however, significantly affect retirement savings. Recent draft legislation proposed by Treasurer Jim Chalmers aims to reduce tax concessions for those with super savings exceeding $3 million.

This draft legislation was released within a month of the government revealing plans to define an “objective of superannuation” for future generations and parliaments, with the purpose of preserving savings in an equitable and sustainable way.

What does this all mean for you? Tune in now for expert insights. 

Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia

Guest: Richard Webb, Senior Manager Financial Planning and Superannuation Policy, CPA Australia

You can read CPA Australia’s submission on the Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions Bill on our website.

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Oct 16, 2023

Receiving communications from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) can often be stressful for taxpayers and their advisers. 

Nevertheless, being aware of what to anticipate and how to appropriately react can alleviate some of the anxiety. 

As the deadline for submitting your tax return approaches (October 31), we’ve got you covered. This timely episode provides valuable insights and guidance on what’s essential.

Tune in now.

Host: Dr Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Engagement, CPA Australia

Guest: Elinor Kasapidis, Head of Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia

For more insights on today’s topic, CPA Australia has a tip sheet on responding to ATO enquiries. Additionally, the ATO has a taxpayer charter with further information. 

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Oct 2, 2023

This is a special cybersecurity awareness month edition of With Interest.

Governments, businesses large and small, and individuals – no-one is safe from man in the middle attacks. Just ask Google, Facebook or Puerto Rico.

Also known as payment redirection or invoice fraud, these schemes are devasting, highly profitable, growing and evolving.

Join our cyber and consumer experts to find out what it takes to defeat these money mules.

Tune in now.  

Host: Jacqueline Blondell, Editor, CPA Australia

Guests: Alastair MacGibbon is Chief Strategy Officer at CyberCX. He’s has spent 20 years in the cyber security space, including as a former special advisor to the Australian Prime Minister on cyber security.

Delia Rickard is a former Deputy Chair at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and has spent a decade fighting scammers.

Show notes

The ACCC’s Scamwatch website includes fraud prevention advice, case studies and up-to-date data on what different types of frauds are costing the Australian people.

If you’d like to read more about invoice fraud, including the schemes discussed in this episode, these links have information through press releases, documents and news articles. 

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast app. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Sep 18, 2023

Did you know that the audit function dates back to ancient Rome? Or that it was Henry I who coined the word “audit”? Explore these and other interesting facts about the audit profession in the lead-up to Auditor Proud Day.

This wide-ranging conversation covers the audit expectation gap, how auditors respond to climate change and what would happen to the economy if there weren’t enough auditors. 

Tune in now.  

Host: Dr. Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Engagement, CPA Australia

Guest: Ram Subramanian, Senior Manager Audit & Assurance, CPA Australia

Additional show notes:

PDF: Guide on climate risks and its impacts on the audit of financial statements

Pre-recorded webinar: Climate risk – what external auditors need to consider [Password:CPAAustralia2023]

Video: Understanding International Standard on Sustainability Assurance 5000 (IAASB ED 5000)

CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast app. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

 

Sep 4, 2023

Do businesses using AI outperform those that don’t? What AI tools are accountants using? 

Our subject matter experts answer these questions and more as they break down CPA Australia’s third annual Business Technology Report, a survey of technology used by businesses in the Asia-Pacific. 

Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia

Guest: Gavan Ord, Business Investment Policy Manager, CPA Australia

Read CPA Australia Business Technology Report 2023 for the full findings of our survey.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has detailed information about the Essential Eight cybersecurity risk mitigation strategies. 

CPA Australia member benefits, tools, guides and links for technology and cybersecurity are available on our website.

CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast app. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Aug 31, 2023

We examine the recent Government review into insolvency with the report Chair. 

Broken or fit for purpose? We put Australia’s corporate insolvency regime under the spotlight. 

Tune in now.

Host: Dr Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Engagement, CPA Australia

Guest: Senator Deborah O’Neill, the Chair of a Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporate and Financial Services (PJCCFS) which released a report into corporate insolvency in July 2023 

For more insights, you can read the corporate insolvency in Australia report online and CPA Australia’s submission to the review. 

CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

 

Aug 21, 2023

JobKeeper was the biggest stimulus payment to business in Australian history.

CPA Australia’s expert panel takes a look at how this A$88.9 billion stimulus package stacks up against other programs and evaluates its effectiveness. 

Was it worth the cost? Tune in now. 

Host: Dr Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Engagement, CPA Australia

Guests: Elinor Kasapidis, Head of Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia, and Gavan Ord, Senior Manager Business Policy, CPA Australia 

In June this year, the Australian Government called for feedback on the JobKeeper program. CPA Australia made a submission, which you can read online

CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast app. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Aug 7, 2023

Do you need to enhance your understanding of Australia's property market? Whether you’re a homeowner, investor, buyer or renter, this episode will provide you with valuable property insights. 

Uncover expert perspectives from one of Australia's most respected economists by tuning in now. 

Host: Dr Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Relations, CPA Australia

Guest: Warren Hogan, Chief Economic Adviser at Judo Bank, Managing Director and Founder of EQ Economics, former chief economist of the ANZ Banking Group and a principal adviser to the Federal Treasury. Hogan also undertakes residential property research as an economic adviser to Halo Technologies

For more on today’s topic, Hogan was a guest on With Interest earlier this year, offering expert insights on Australia’s property market. 

CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Jul 24, 2023

The ISSB's new reporting standards IFRS S1 and S2 are set to have a wide-ranging impact. If you’re a business, finance or accounting professional, these expert insights on the two new reporting changes will come in handy. 

Tune in now to so you can better understand how these reporting changes might impact your business.

Hosts: Patrick Viljoen, Senior Manager ESG policy, CPA Australia and Ram Subramanian, Senior Manager, Reporting Policy, CPA Australia

Guest: Terence Jeyaretnam, Partner and APAC Leader of Ernst & Young Climate Change and Sustainability team based in Melbourne

For more information on today’s topic, CPA Australia has insights on sustainability reporting – IFRS S1 and S2 and the implications for Australian entities and their boards

Additionally, in the light of climate-related risks becoming a major area of focus for organisations today, CPA Australia has a climate risk and audit of financial statements overview guide.

 

CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Jul 10, 2023

Financial performance isn’t the only corporate benchmark these days.

Investor and public information needs are evolving towards a broader set of performance measures, such as climate change, modern slavery and human rights. 

Tune in now to learn more.   

Host: Ram Subramanian, Senior Manager Reporting and Audit Policy, CPA Australia

Guest: Dr Andreas Barckow, Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) 

For more information, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFSB) website has an article that explains the benefits of connectivity in reports.

CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

May 22, 2023

Australia's Productivity Commission aims to double philanthropic giving by 2030. Is this a realistic ambition? 

Tune in now for CPA Australia expert analysis of the Commission’s review into philanthropy and find out what you need to know. 

Host: Dr Jane Rennie, General Manager Media and Content, CPA Australia

Guest: Ram Subramanian, Senior Manager Reporting and Audit Policy, CPA Australia

If you’d like to read more about this topic, CPA Australia’s submission to the Productivity Commission is online. 

CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: 

Search for them in your podcast platform. 

You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

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