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International Accounting Day: The role of accountants in 2021 and beyond

CPA Australia Podcast

Release Date: 11/10/2021

With Interest: The three big challenges facing public practitioners show art With Interest: The three big challenges facing public practitioners

CPA Australia Podcast

In this podcast, public practitioner at Future Advisory and CPA Australia public practice committee member Jason Robinson explores some of these challenges and shares his insights into how the industry is handling these issues.

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With Interest: What ISSB standards could mean for sustainability reporting show art With Interest: What ISSB standards could mean for sustainability reporting

CPA Australia Podcast

There is a global push for businesses to increase the disclosures of the environmental risks their operations pose. With the new draft of International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards recently released, we discuss the Board’s approach and how it might compel businesses to disclose their sustainability practices, or lack thereof, to the public.

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Excel Yourself: Creating vertical lines in Excel line charts show art Excel Yourself: Creating vertical lines in Excel line charts

CPA Australia Podcast

When creating a line chart in Excel, you may need to insert a vertical line to mark something on the chart. Listen to this podcast episode to learn how to do it. 

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With Interest: Why Buy Now, Pay Later needs a regulation rethink show art With Interest: Why Buy Now, Pay Later needs a regulation rethink

CPA Australia Podcast

Until recently, Buy Now Pay Later services have flown under the radar in terms of regulation. They have not typically been considered “credit” and so have been exempted from laws that apply to credit cards and personal loans. But with this space worth A$14.3 billion to Australia’s GDP in the most-recent financial year  ̶   and with user debt also a concern  ̶   should there be more regulatory scrutiny on this booming micro-credit industry?

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With Interest: COVID-19 - ever get that feeling of déjà vu? show art With Interest: COVID-19 - ever get that feeling of déjà vu?

CPA Australia Podcast

We’re now in the middle of winter and true to form, winter illnesses are surging. The chief, though by no means only, culprit is COVID-19; and like other COVID-19 spikes, it’s having a major impact on workplaces. In this environment, businesses have to make tough decisions about how to operate sustainably while ensuring staff, clients and customers are kept safe. Marissa Alley, CPA Australia’s Executive General Manager People and Culture, drops in to discuss how businesses and employees can navigate this difficult environment. Host:  Dr Jane Rennie, CPA Australia’s General Manager...

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With Interest: Why accountants’ letters are risky business show art With Interest: Why accountants’ letters are risky business

CPA Australia Podcast

Accountants’ letters are used by some lenders to assess a borrower’s ability to service a loan before they’ll approve it, requiring an accountant to confirm that they’ve assessed the client’s ability to repay the loan. In this podcast, Keddie Waller, CPA Australia’s Head of Public Practice and Small and Medium Enterprises explores the reasons for their use and the associate risks for accountants and business. She also outlines CPA’s position on this issue.  

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With Interest: Is the construction sector on the brink of collapse? show art With Interest: Is the construction sector on the brink of collapse?

CPA Australia Podcast

In this week’s episode, Kristen Beadle, CPA Australia Manager Public Practice and SMEs discusses the state of Australia’s building industry including the increase in insolvencies.

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With Interest: What the heck is happening to cryptocurrency markets?! show art With Interest: What the heck is happening to cryptocurrency markets?!

CPA Australia Podcast

This podcast explores what’s driving the current volatility in cryptocurrency markets and the importance of seeing a registered tax agent if you’ve disposed of crypto during the recent sell-off. Listen now.  

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Excel Yourself: How to do dynamic arrays in Excel show art Excel Yourself: How to do dynamic arrays in Excel

CPA Australia Podcast

In our ongoing Excel Yourself podcast series, learn how to do dynamic arrays in Microsoft Excel with host Neale Blackwood CPA.

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With Interest: Tax Time 2022 - Multiple jobs, side hustles and your tax return show art With Interest: Tax Time 2022 - Multiple jobs, side hustles and your tax return

CPA Australia Podcast

Having multiple employers has tax consequences. The ATO explains what work-related expenses can and can’t be claimed on your tax return claims. 

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On International Accounting Day we speak to three professional accountants operating in diverse sectors. In this episode, you will hear about the changing role of professional accountants in 2021. Our guests share how Covid-19 has expanded the role of an accountant to that of a trusted advisor, the importance of staying relevant in an age of automation and enhancing their complementary skills.