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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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Dec 18, 2020

In this podcast episode, our expert guests discuss the findings from the report, plus explain the directors’ and audit committees’ roles in audit quality. Listen now.  

Dec 11, 2020

Our expert guests use current real-life cyber insurance claims to demonstrate the risks faced by public practitioners. Listen now.

Dec 4, 2020

Discover how e-invoicing will help your business grow faster, covering improved transparency and efficiency, fewer errors, cash flow benefits, and more.

Nov 27, 2020

Discover how to work with the ATO on complex issues, covering the risks of being unprepared for compliance activity and when to seek expert assistance.

Nov 24, 2020

Part of our Excel Yourself series about skills you should know in Microsoft Excel for your day to day use. In this episode learn about small data sets. Excel is not a database, but it can handle small datasets. These can be useful for data that isn’t available in existing databases, but is still required for reports or dashboards. This podcast looks at how to convert a data entry layout that is easy to input, into a layout that works best with PivotTables and other reports. The solution uses Power Query and is very flexible.

Nov 24, 2020

In our ongoing series of podcasts about Microsoft Excel, did you know you can create your own functions in Excel? In this podcast we look at three functions (called User Defined Functions or UDF’s) that you can create to improve Excel’s functionality. One function returns the username. The next determines if a cell contains a date. The last function allows you to split text and extract specific entries based on a delimiter character. This is handy for codes that have a set structure.

Nov 19, 2020

As accounting firms embrace digital transformation, the new technologies are changing the skills early-career accountants need to succeed. Our guests discuss the findings from a research report, revealing five ways technology is changing accounting skills. Listen now.

Nov 17, 2020

In this re-release episode, originally released in July 2020, Simon Eassom discusses how having a micro-credential on your resume demonstrates specialised skills that employers can trust. He covers why you’ll start to see the rise of importance of micro-credentials in our education system, why they give an employer a third-party validation of your skills, and why micro-credentials can fill a skills gap from entry level to the C-suite. 

Nov 13, 2020

Join two experts to discover which components of annual reports users consider important, and the key decisions they make from the report. Listen now.

Nov 6, 2020

Using current professional indemnity insurance claims as examples, in this podcast episode Drew Fenton CPA and Kevin Nhan discuss the risks public practitioners face if they operate outside of their mandate and areas of expertise.

Guest: Kevin Nhan, Service Manager, Professional Lines Claims, QBE
Host: Drew Fenton CPA, Managing Director, Fenton Green and co

Oct 29, 2020

In this podcast episode, you’ll hear from Doug Niven, ASIC’s chief accountant, on their approach to regulation and support in the COVID-19 environment. Niven will discuss ASIC’s focus areas for financial reporting in the current economic environment, as well as their frequently asked questions, to assist preparers and auditors tackle some of the challenges that could arise from COVID-19 related impacts. Listen now.   

Oct 21, 2020

Continuing the Excel Yourself podcast series, Neale Blackwood CPA discusses text boxes in Microsoft Excel and why it will help in your day to day usage in Excel.

Oct 20, 2020

As part of the Microsoft Excel podcast series, Neale Blackwood CPA will explain all about the XLOOKUP function and why it is important to use. Just like VLOOKUP which is going away, XLOOKUP allows you to look up a code in a table and return entries on the same row as the code.

Oct 16, 2020

In this new podcast episode, our three guests will give you insights into the very different paths they have taken to becoming a partner. They each have a different story. Listen now.

Oct 13, 2020

This episode was originally released 22nd May 2020 and is part of our CPA Congress 2020 re-release series. In this podcast episode, Schmitz and Pirovich examine the proposal for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and the current level of interest among central banks in issuing them.

Oct 7, 2020

Our experts discuss key aspects of the budget papers from the Australian Federal Budget 2020-21, and what it means for the accounting profession. Listen now.

Oct 2, 2020

Discover the key opportunities and challenges faced by FinTech in 2020 and beyond, and how small and medium businesses can benefit. Listen now.

Sep 18, 2020

Discover why risk management, technology and sustainability are key issues for board members, plus practical advice on corporate governance. Listen now.

Sep 11, 2020

This episode was originally released on 15th May 2020. In this podcast episode, Bernard Salt provides an insight into the economic and social trends in Australia for the remainder of this year and beyond, and why he thinks the path ahead is a "staircase recovery", with the real issue being how to navigate it.

Sep 4, 2020

Independence for auditors of self-managed super funds is a significant issue for public practitioners. In this podcast episode, Channa Wijesinghe and Kellie Grant discuss the restructured code of ethics as well as auditor independence matters that impact on the SMSF sector.

Aug 28, 2020

Discover how taking responsibility and focusing on the things you can control, combined with emotional intelligence, are the skills you need to thrive.

Aug 21, 2020

Originally released 9th August 2019, EQ expert David Smith discusses how finance professionals can develop their emotional intelligence skills to achieve results in the workplace. Listen now.

Aug 14, 2020

Strategies for public practitioners to reduce the risk of claim, plus how businesses can manage risk in an economic downturn. Listen now.

Aug 11, 2020

This podcast includes a few ideas on how we can use the new dynamic array features as well as ideas on using existing functions with them. There will no doubt be lots of creative applications of these new features.

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