Join Neale Blackwood CPA who is INTHEBLACK's Excel expert on this mini episode of the CPA Australia Podcast where Neale will discuss the topic of Format as Table and how this will help you the next time you use Microsoft Excel.
On this mini episode of the CPA Australia Podcast, join Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA on why accountants should be using Flash Fill. Find out why Flash fill is important to know and when you should use it.
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has proposed revised standards on quality management for firms (ISQM 1) and audit engagements (ISA 220), and a new standard for engagement quality reviews (ISQM 2). These standards reflect a shift from prescribed policies and procedures to a risk-based approach to achieving quality objectives. Hear from Len Jui, IAASB member, about the proposals and Jessie Wong, KPMG partner, about the implementation challenges.
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.
There's growing momentum of interest in climate change, how our economy adjusts to these emerging risks, and what the role is particularly of investment behaviour, corporate behaviour, and more particularly corporate disclosure in dealing with these emerging forms of risk. Join John Purcell, Policy Adviser ESG at CPA Australia with Kris Peach, Chair at AASB and Prof. Roger Simnett, Chair at AUASB to discuss climate-related risks disclosures.
Join Jan McCallum, INTHEBLACK editor and Paul Drum, CPA Australia head of external affairs on this special episode of the CPA Australia Podcast where they will provide analysis and discussion on what the election results mean for CPA members and their clients.
Join Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA on why all spreadsheet users should be aware of and using the data ribbon in Microsoft Excel.With talk of big data and data analytics it's important to focus on the usage of the data ribbon and in this episode follow Neale's steps in exploring all the features that is contained within the ribbon.
Join Ram Subramanian, Policy Advisor for Reporting at CPA Australia with Melville Yates, Director of Reporting, Red Tape Reduction and ACNC Corporate Services who will discuss about updates for charities and not for profits.There are several current developments and other forthcoming changes that will have an impact on the operations of many charities around Australia in the near future, and it probably will have an impact on other not-for-profits as well who may or may not also be registered charities. Melville will signpost some of these changes and discuss their implications and provide some insight into what the ACNC is doing in providing assistance to charities to comply with these new requirements.
How are your decision making skills at work? The 'career skills revisited' series continues by listening back to Tiffany Quinlan speaking about the process of decision making and how you can improve this skill not only at work but at home too. Originally released 27th April 2018 and recorded in front of a live audience at CPA Congress.
We are looking back at past CPA Australia Podcast episodes that features skills to learn and improve on in your career. This week we are looking at Microsoft Excel. Excel is an essential tool for a CPA member to know and Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA will explain the key shortcuts you need to know in order to help you in your workplace. Originally released 9th February 2018.
On this week’s podcast, CPA Australia's head of external affairs Paul Drum discusses key elements of the budget with INTHEBLACK content editor Jan McCallum, and how the federal budget will affect everyone in the accounting and finance industry.
Professor Allan Fels AO discusses the future of mental health and the ongoing mental health challenges Australia and the rest of the world face. Fels is in conversation with Gloria Sleaby FCPA, Director Sleaby Health & Rochess Enterprises P/L.
In today’s dynamic global business environment, it is no longer enough for finance professionals to just deliver timely and accurate financial reports to their business. We need to be analytics-driven and strategically-minded, and align the right resources, processes and technologies to leverage financial data to develop insights, that will enable better decision making.
This week's podcast episode features Fahim Khondaker, Principle Advisor, Data Analytics and Insights at BDO Australia who will discuss modernising your data analytics strategy to drive business results.
Do you ever feel like there’s not enough hours in the day for your work? First in our CPA Australia podcast career skills re-release series, join Jacquetta Giggs and psychologist Catherine Twiss where they will discuss how to recognise stress and avoid burnout at your work place. Find out how important it is to set boundaries at work and home and what support you need to make it possible. Hear tips and tolls of how to stop stress and burnout while also learning some techniques to reduce stress while sitting at your desk. Original release date: 28th September 2017 (Episode 26).
The financial modelling profession is the art of elegant solving of commercial problems with high-quality, user-friendly tools. Taking a technology agnostic approach to financial modelling not only opens up the core benefits that come with new cloud-based platforms, or database engines, but encourages organisations to think differently about the problem and create data, visualisation and calculation solutions in a more agile and sustainable manner. Join Ian Bennett, partner from PWC to discuss new financial modelling technologies and how they create opportunities.
Doug Niven, Senior Executive Leader at ASIC provides insights into ASIC’s focus areas for companies with December 2018 period-ends, and also discusses some findings from ASIC’s most recent financial reporting surveillance program.
In this weeks’ podcast episode, we are joined by Danette Fenton-Menzies, Director of Learning at Magical Learning. She will discuss topics such as what is strategic leadership, how does strategic finance support strategic leadership, what skills do we need to develop and to value add from a strategic perspective and what tools do we need to support strategic finance and the future of developing it.
The ATO have been making record referrals of SMSF auditors to ASIC, which they expect will continue to rise. In this podcast Kellie Grant, Director of the SMSF Approved Auditors Portfolio at the ATO, explains to Claire Grayston, CPA Australia’s policy adviser on audit and assurance, what the ATO are looking for in their reviews of SMSF auditors and shares the two new programs they are pursuing in 2018/19. Kellie sets out how the ATO are selecting auditors for review, what their expectations are of a compliant audit file, as well as the actions they take where breaches of the independence requirements or auditing standards are found. Kellie highlights what can be learnt from the latest case law and how the ATO can help SMSF auditors, including in identifying SMSF auditor number (SAN) misuse.
In this month’s Excel topic podcast episode, Neale Blackwood CPA will discuss Power Query and why accountants should be using it. Neale will cover topics that all Excel users should know relating to Power Query such as mapping tables, unpivot, merging, appending and budgeting.
Claire Grayston, Policy Adviser for Audit and Assurance at CPA Australia, and Doug Niven, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Senior Executive Leader, discuss the ASIC Audit Inspection Program Findings for 2017-2018 that were released on 24th January 2019.
ASIC has reported improvements in the audits inspected for the 18 months to 20 June 2018, however the shortcomings observed in audits still fall into similar areas to previous periods. Therefore it is invaluable for firms, even if they have not been subject to an ASIC inspection, to learn from the areas identified for improvement by ASIC. ASIC highlights their key findings, successful audit quality initiatives firm’s have implemented, themes arising from the findings and focus areas for future inspections.
In this podcast, Clare Mann, Managing Director of Communicate31, and Tao de Haas, Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Social Ecologist and Executive Coach, discuss team building, mentoring and coaching in the workplace.
Clare is a renowned Psychologist, best-selling author and Existential Coach. Her expertise in leadership, communications and psychology has led her to be one of the most sought after psychologists in Australia. She has published three books and contributed to six others, including a prescribed textbook on human resource management. Her inclusion in 50 Unsung Business Heroes (2015) positions her as a thought-leader and facilitator of change. She was also featured as one of the 25 Sydney-based entrepreneurs, start-ups and business owners in the inaugural edition of the Nifnex Business and Lifestyle Magazine. Her latest book “Communicate – How to Say What Needs to be Said, When it Needs to be Said, In the Way it Needs to be Said” has international acclaim with the foreword written by US Presidential Advisor and Best Selling Author, Doug Wead. Her unique style of communication enables her to make complex issues simple and immediately applicable to everyday problems.
Tao de Haas is a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Social Ecologist, Executive Coach and published author and is the co-author of “Leadership is upside down”. For many years he has presented training programs specifically for accountants and accountancy firms, including KMPG, Ernst & Young and PWC. With well over 30 years’ experience, Tao’s great passion is to help enrich people’s lives, personally and professionally. He specialises in emotional intelligence, effective communication skills, conflict resolution and management, and leadership development. Tao is a highly regarded and inspirational international presenter and teacher and has been a lecturer with various educational institutions. He has appeared on many TV and radio programs, including the Sunrise program, the 7.30 Report and Australian Story.