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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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Now displaying: 2019
Dec 17, 2019

ASIC’s audit inspection report found an increase in negative findings and so is commencing new initiatives aimed at improving audit quality. Doug Niven, Senior Executive leader for Financial Reporting and Audit at ASIC, explains to Claire Grayston from CPA Australia the basis of those findings and what ASIC’s new key initiatives involve. Doug also explains why the report now provides greater transparency by including individual results for the “Big 4” firms.

Dec 13, 2019

As Fintech plays a significant role in the future of the banking and finance sector, we go behind the scenes in this CPA Australia Podcast episode to speak to two CPAs about what it is like to work for two of the most successful Fintech brands in Australia respectively.

Dec 5, 2019

How much influence can directors and audit committees have over the quality of the external audit? Hear how directors can get the most out of their company’s audit from Jacco Moison at the NZ Financial Markets Authority, as he speaks with Claire Grayston from CPA Australia. The FMA has updated Audit Quality – A Director’s Guide which explains the director’s role in influencing audit quality, focussing on FMC reporting entities.

Dec 2, 2019

In this podcast episode, Peter Johnson FCPA discusses why he chose to specialise in self-managed super funds (SMSF), what makes them so popular and where he sees the future of accounting heading.

Nov 29, 2019

In this podcast episode, Paul Ho FCPA provides an insight into China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA), including the impact of blockchain. Paul discusses his role in the project and how his skills and knowledge as a CPA have helped him get to where he is today.

Nov 29, 2019

In this podcast episode, Jacquetta Griggs FCPA discusses the importance of professional development in helping the accounting industry stay ahead of the curve, including how her skills and knowledge as a CPA have helped her get to where she is today.

Nov 21, 2019

Following release of the FMA’s Audit Quality Monitoring Report, Jacco Moison highlights the FMA’s key findings in six focus areas as well as auditor independence and the level of non-assurance services being provided to audit clients. The FMA compare the audit quality monitoring findings with their survey of investors on perceptions of audit quality and reflect on the inquiries on audit underway on other jurisdictions.

Nov 14, 2019

Looking back at our career focused podcasts, we revisit this CPA Australia Podcast that teaches you about how to approach problems as new opportunities. 
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 Jarrard, 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 8, 2019

The Public Sector FM model provide relevant insights for finance teams within the public sector. It highlights the financial maturity and benchmark against international best practice. It is particularly aligned to the strategy of “Provide relevant learning and development content, resources and tools” and in this week's CPA Australia Podcast we will be speaking with Dan Worsley, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) about this and more. 

Oct 31, 2019

On this week’s CPA Australia Podcast hear all about the newly released Regulatory Burden Report and the impact of complex regulatory frameworks. Join host Keddie Waller, Head of Public Practice CPA and guest Stephen Jones CPA as they discuss 5 key recommendations that have come from the research and key insights on how they will impact you.

Oct 24, 2019

David Murray AO FCPA, chairman of financial services company AMP, returns to CPA Australia after a three-year absence. In this exclusive podcast, he sits down with CPA Australia’s president and chairman Peter Wilson to talk about the challenges leaders face during major periods of transformation, corporate governance, the state of financial advice and what CPA Australia should focus on in the near future.

Oct 17, 2019

On this week’s CPA Australia Podcast hear all about how to lead with purpose and how this will inspire and motivate yourself and your team. Join host Michelle Walz CPA with guest Shane Michael Hatton who is an author, speaker and leadership expert.

Oct 11, 2019

Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA continues his Excel for Accountants series with a episode of Macros. Macros are a way of automating tasks you may have to do repeatedly, by recording a macro to automate them. Neale will explain all about this and how you can use them in your day to day Excel use. 

Oct 4, 2019

The healthcare industry has always been a challenging sector with rules, regulations, guidelines and a complex financial environment. In this podcast episode we will uncover;
What are the five top challenges for your healthcare service? How do you approach these challenges and is there pressure to move away from the competition and towards a collaborative and co-operative partnership?
What role does the department play, especially in the choice of Public versus Private?
How can the finance professionals in the industry prepare for the ageing population and the limited resources?

Host: Gloria Sleaby FCPA, Non-Executive Director, DPV Health, Advisory Committees
MHCC & Eastern Health, MAICD, MIML, AGIA
Guests: Louise O'Connor, Executive Director, Epworth Eastern - Epworth HealthCare, Lisa Shaw-Stuart, Program Director Mental Health, Eastern Health and Jenny Zahara CPA, Chief Finance Officer, Department of Health and Human Services,
Victoria

Sep 26, 2019

Lack of professional skepticism in audits has been a recurring theme in ASIC’s audit inspection findings along with other regulators globally, however responding to these concerns can be challenging for audit firms. Recent research by Monash Business School, funded by CPA Australia’s GRPP grants program, helps to understand the drivers of auditors’ professional scepticism. In this podcast the research findings from several studies are explained along with practical steps which can be taken within your audit practice to increase skepticism in the audit team and thereby improve audit quality.

Guests: Professor Robyn Moroney and Dr Soon-Yeow Phang both from Monash Business School. 
Host: Claire Grayston, Policy Adviser Audit and Assurance - CPA Australia

Sep 20, 2019

A greater understanding of issues and developments in the current Australian housing market. Is the future bright for the Australian housing market or will Australia's low wage growth effect the buyer and seller plus what implications may this have for the financial sector? Join the discussion with host Bobby Papadopoulos, SME Committee and guest William Young, Executive Director, China Orient Summit Capital.

Sep 12, 2019

In this week’s podcast we look at the impact of the #MeToo movement in the workplace with guest speakers Dr. Karen Morley, Prue Gilbert and Apsara Sabaratnem. Hosted by Anna Tantau, Deputy Chair, Victorian Women’s CPA Committee.

Sep 6, 2019

On the latest CPA Australia Podcast hear all about work-life balance.
This episode will consider the current academic research and results on work-life balance issues and how the conducted research in this area can help CPA members to manage their work life balance.

Aug 30, 2019

On this week’s CPA Australia Podcast listen to a discussion on some of the issues that may need to be considered by not for profits when preparing financial reports for 30 June 2019 year-ends with Peter Shields, Audit Principal and Not for profit specialist at Saward Dawson.

Aug 23, 2019

As part of our career skills revisited CPA Australia Podcast series, learn how to future proof your career. Hear about why hard skills are not enough to drive your career forward and why mastering your human skills will define your success with guest Sarah Godfrey, Psychologist and Director of Life Works When.

Aug 16, 2019

Combatting modern slavery and wider human rights are playing an increasingly significant role in governance practices and have culminated in Australia with the passing in 2019 of the Modern Slavery Act 2018. Based on CPA Australia funded research, the podcast will examine motivations for development of the Act and explore the efficacy of a regime based largely on voluntary disclosure. Host: John Purcell - Policy adviser ESG at CPA Australia and Guest: Dr Jolyon Ford - ANU College of Law

Aug 8, 2019

The World Economic Forum has identified Emotional Intelligence as one of the top 10 required skills in the workplace by 2020. As part of the Not for Profit Podcast series, join Mel Yates FCPA, Director of Reporting, Red Tape Reduction and Corporate Services at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission hosting David Smith exploring the topic of Emotional Intelligence for Not for Profit Leaders.

Jul 12, 2019

This is Part 2 of the previous episode where we will continue our discussion on how data analytics, AI and automation being integrated into external audit with Professor Miklos Vasarhelyi and Claire Grayston.

Jul 12, 2019

Listen to Part 1 on how data analytics, artificial intelligence and automation are being integrated into external audit. Featuring guest Professor Miklos Vasarhelyi and Policy Adviser of Audit and Assurance Claire Grayston at CPA Australia.

Jul 5, 2019

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is software that mimics human action. Should we be worried about this taking over the finance and accounting profession? Listen to this podcast episode with guest Mohit Sharma from Mindfields Global with host Gloria Sleaby who will discuss RPA in the workplace and if we should be embracing or fearful about the robots taking our job.

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