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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 four podcasts: With Interest, INTHEBLACK, INTHEBLACK Out Loud 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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Now displaying: 2024
Jul 15, 2024

Discover the latest from the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) including its strategic roadmap for 2024-2027.

Explore key focus areas shaping the future of ethical conduct in accounting, and dive into its updated five-part code of ethics for sustainability.

Tune in for insights on IESBA’s vision and its impact on the profession’s ethical landscape.

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

Guest: Gabriela Figueiredo Dias, Chair of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA). And she is Co-CEO, International Foundation for Ethics and Audit. In her role as IESBA Chair, she ensures that IESBA activities maintain a public interest focus, while developing high-quality ethics and independence standards.

Learn more about the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants at their website.

You can also listen to other With Interest episodes on CPA Australia’s YouTube channel.

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

Search for them in your podcast platform.

Email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Jun 24, 2024

Tax time tends to attract the attention of those nasty scammers - but don’t worry.

This episode has specialist advice and strategies to help you safeguard your sensitive information.

Outlined are the dubious tactics that scammers use, such as ATO-branded email scams, text messages and other ways to trick you to reveal sensitive data.

For professionals in the tax industry, we also shed light on the threats posed by cyber criminals targeting your company and clients’ tax data.

The final episode in the tax time 2024 series will help you deal with this growing problem. It empowers you with practical security measures to help safeguard your data from cyber criminals.

Tune in now to navigate tax season with confidence.

  • Host: Garreth Hanley, Podcast Producer, CPA Australia
  • Guest: Joda Walter, Assistant Commissioner of Cyber Governance at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

For more information related to this episode, these links will help you:

You can also call the ATO on 1800 008 540 to report if you think you have disclosed any personal information to a scammer. 

Additionally, CPA Australia has tools and resources to help support you at tax time as well as cybersecurity resources and support.

The four-part Tax Time 2024 series is a special feature in June on the With Interest channel. You can listen to other episodes at the series page.

You can also listen to episodes in this series on CPA Australia’s YouTube channel.

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

Search for them in your podcast platform.

Email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Jun 18, 2024

Division 7A remains a stumbling block for many small business owners when it comes to tax compliance.

In this episode, we take a deep dive into Div 7A to ensure you're fully equipped with the knowledge you need, from understanding how this integrity measure operates to pinpointing where it applies and steering clear of potential pitfalls.

As we gear up for tax time 2024, we also outline the crucial deadlines pertaining to Div 7A that tax advisers and their clients need to have on their radar.

If you’re a business owner or an accountant working for an SME, this tax time episode is a must-listen. Tune in now.

  • Host: Gavan Ord, Business Investment and International Lead, Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia
  • Guest: Anthony Marvello, Assistant Commissioner with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

For added guidance related to this episode, these ATO links will help you:

Additionally, CPA Australia has tools and resources to help support you at tax time. 

The four-part Tax Time 2024 series is a special feature in June on the With Interest channel. You can listen to other Tax Time 2024 episodes at the series page.

You can also listen to previous episodes in this series on CPA Australia’s YouTube channel.

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

Search for them in your podcast platform.

Email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Jun 10, 2024

Navigating work-related expenses can be a challenge. Little wonder the ATO says it’s one of the biggest areas for errors at tax return time.

That’s why today’s episode will help you demystify the rules for claiming work-related expenses in 2024.

This comprehensive episode covers everything from the importance of diligent record-keeping to the intricacies of claiming home office expenditures, travel and car costs, specialised equipment and educational expenses.

But we're not just stopping at the basics – we'll also equip you with expert tips for accurately calculating your expenses and ensuring you have all the requisite documentation should the ATO require further information.

Consider this your roadmap to smooth sailing for your tax return expenses. Listen now.

  • Host: Gavan Ord, Business Investment and International Lead, Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia
  • Guest: Rob Thomson, Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

The four-part Tax Time 2024 series is a special feature in June on the With Interest channel. You can listen to other Tax Time 2024 episodes at the series page.

You can also listen to previous episodes in this series on CPA Australia’s YouTube channel.

Additionally, CPA Australia has tools and resources to help support you ahead of tax time 2024.

For further information, the ATO offers guidance on keeping records, occupations, car expenses, tools, clothing, self-education and common deductions.

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

Search for them in your podcast platform.

Email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

Jun 4, 2024

From rental property repairs to capital allowances, record-keeping, and navigating the Medicare levy, we’ve got you covered at tax time.

Gain insights on the ATO's debt collection approach along with practical tips on lodgement advice, working-from-home calculations, and effective record-keeping.

Learn what’s new and what the ATO will focus on to help prepare you for the upcoming tax season. Tune in now.

Host: Gavan Ord, Business Investment and International Lead, Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia

Guest: Rob Thomson, Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) 

For information related to this episode, these ATO links will help in areas such as keeping records, occupations, investor’s toolkit, Medicare and private health insurance and the Super Health Check.

Additionally, CPA Australia has tools and resources to help support you ahead of tax time. 

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

Search for them in your podcast platform.

Email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

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

 
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