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CPA Australia Podcast

Release Date: 07/25/2022

With Interest: Strategies for small businesses to avoid disputes show art With Interest: Strategies for small businesses to avoid disputes

CPA Australia Podcast

Disputes can negatively impact small business. In this episode, the Victorian Small Business Commissioner explains how small businesses can put strategies in place to avoid potentially damaging business-to-business disputes. And she outlines the resolution pathways available. Listen now. Host:  Gavan Ord, senior manager of business policy at CPA Australia Guest: Lynda McAlary-Smith, the Victorian Small Business Commissioner

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With Interest: Inside the auditor’s world show art With Interest: Inside the auditor’s world

CPA Australia Podcast

Did you know September 29 is Auditor Proud Day? In this episode, learn more about auditing’s rich history from ancient Roman times to the challenges faced by today’s auditors. These include how digital technology has been incorporated into the role, the changing scope of an audit and how to attract a new generation of auditors. Listen now.

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With Interest: The ATO explains Operation Protego show art With Interest: The ATO explains Operation Protego

CPA Australia Podcast

Over recent months, the ATO-led Serious Financial Crime Taskforce executed a series of warrants across Australia against individuals suspected of being involved in significant GST fraud. Subsequently, it referred details of 29,000 of these individuals to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. Learn how the multi-agency Operation Protego was planned and executed. Listen now. Host:  Elinor Kasapidis, CPA Australia’s Senior Manager Tax Policy Guest: Michael Morton, Assistant Commissioner, Small Business Risk and Strategy at the Australian Tax Office

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With Interest: FBT-free EVs. Is it time to switch? show art With Interest: FBT-free EVs. Is it time to switch?

CPA Australia Podcast

The recently tabled changes to the fringe benefits tax (FBT) are part of the government strategy for boosting electric vehicle (EV) uptake by reducing the price differential between EVs and conventional petrol and diesel-fueled cars. Is it time to switch to an EV to qualify for FBT exemption? This podcast highlights key factors to consider, such as the vehicles that are eligible and the additional costs of running and maintaining an EV. Listen now.  

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Excel tips: how to use Goal Seek show art Excel tips: how to use Goal Seek

CPA Australia Podcast

In this podcast episode, learn about Goal Seek and how it can help you in Microsoft Excel. Hosted by Neale Blackwood CPA.

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Unpacking the Jobs and Skills Summit Part 2: Accounting Outcomes show art Unpacking the Jobs and Skills Summit Part 2: Accounting Outcomes

CPA Australia Podcast

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Unpacking the Jobs and Skills Summit, Part 1: Business Outcomes show art Unpacking the Jobs and Skills Summit, Part 1: Business Outcomes

CPA Australia Podcast

Against a backdrop of the lowest unemployment rate in 48 years, and with more job vacancies than unemployed people in Australia, a national Skills and Jobs Summit was held over two days in early September.  This is the first of two With Interest episodes that explore outcomes from the Summit.   In this episode, you’ll learn what the summit delivered in terms of solutions for business.  Listen in as CPA Australia’s subject matter experts discuss.  

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With Interest: Should tax time be delayed? show art With Interest: Should tax time be delayed?

CPA Australia Podcast

The ATO recently disclosed that more than 180,000 tax returns, or around 4 per cent of the 4.5 million tax returns filed in July, were either manually reviewed by an ATO employee to verify claims and/or adjusted by the ATO. The ATO has pointed the finger squarely at early lodgments as the culprit for the high number of returns which needed reviewing or fixing. Does it make more sense to delay the start of tax time? Listen now.

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With Interest: Discussing CPA Australia’s Business Technology Report 2022 show art With Interest: Discussing CPA Australia’s Business Technology Report 2022

CPA Australia Podcast

Organisations around the world are grappling with an array of complex global issues right now. That said, those businesses prioritising technology and digital skills are in a much better position to handle these challenges. CPA Australia recently published its Business Technology Report 2022. Jonathan Ng, policy adviser in CPA Australia’s Hong Kong office, coordinated this major research piece, and in this week’s podcast he discusses the findings.

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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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More Episodes

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 Media and Content