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.
Hear from two experts as they discuss how to find opportunities and what skills and qualities you need to be appointed to a board. Listen now.
Discover a fascinating discussion with Kris Fothergill FCPA and his colleague, covering tips for working remotely and how to combine work and adventure.
Meet singer-songwriter and entrepreneur Holly Rankin, who tells you how she works with her accountant to grow her businesses and career. Listen now.
Discover how cloud technology for audit is evolving, the tools available, and the potential challenges of implementing a cloud system. Listen now.
Join our policy experts for a discussion of the budget papers, covering implications for the accounting profession and more. Listen now.
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Knowing what a cell contains can be useful when developing your formulas. Excel has a collection of IS functions that can help.
Join our expert guest to get an inside view to the Aged Care Royal Commission, plus key changes you should be prepared for. Listen now.
Dynamic charts allow the user to make selections that are automatically updated in the chart. In this Podcast episode Neale Blackwood CPA, examine how to use range names to convert a static chart in a dynamic one.
As part of our Career Skills Revisited re-release podcast series, learn what it takes to land a Board role in your career by hearing the stories and lessons from Claire Braund, co-founder and Executive Director of Woman on Boards.
Join our guests to learn how they have used accounting and finance skills to grow their careers in both accounting and other roles. Listen now.
Join our experts as they discuss why transfer pricing seems to be a perennial risk for the ATO, and how you should respond to a risk review. Listen now.
Hear from ASIC’s Chief Accountant on the key findings from ASIC's audit inspection report. Listen now.
Slicers are an easy-to-use filter interface for pivot tables. In this podcast episode that is part of the Excel Yourself series, Neale Blackwood CPA will take us through about how to use slicers on formatted tables in Microsoft Excel.
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.
Our expert guests use current real-life cyber insurance claims to demonstrate the risks faced by public practitioners. Listen now.
Discover how e-invoicing will help your business grow faster, covering improved transparency and efficiency, fewer errors, cash flow benefits, and more.
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.
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 look…
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 functio…
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.
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 …
Join two experts to discover which components of annual reports users consider important, and the key decisions they make from the report. Listen now.
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 Gre…
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 ch…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the key opportunities and challenges faced by FinTech in 2020 and beyond, and how small and medium businesses can benefit. Listen now.
Discover why risk management, technology and sustainability are key issues for board members, plus practical advice on corporate governance. Listen now.
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.…
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.
Discover how taking responsibility and focusing on the things you can control, combined with emotional intelligence, are the skills you need to thrive.
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.
Strategies for public practitioners to reduce the risk of claim, plus how businesses can manage risk in an economic downturn. Listen now.
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.
This podcast episode introduces Andrew Seinor FCPA, co-creator of The H Factor, and Sainyog Prajapati CPA, founder of Next Climb and F360. They discuss how they work together on strategic planning, the benefits of digital innovation, and how mutual respect and trust are key to a productive working relationship. Listen now.…
This podcast episode introduces the concept of dynamic arrays in Excel. The new UNIQUE function is used as an example to help explain the new formula terminology and symbols. Listen now.
This podcast episode gives an in-depth explanation of two new functions that are part of Excel’s new dynamic arrays feature. We cover the use and structure of the UNIQUE and FILTER functions.
This podcast episode introduces and explains the remaining four new functions associated with the new dynamic arrays feature in Excel. The SORT, SORTBY, SEQUENCE and RANDARRAY functions are all discussed. Listen now.
Discover how to create a cybersafe environment for your organisation, covering cost-effective tech solutions and remote work risks. Listen now.
Tips for public practitioners to identify the tax consequences arising from COVID-19 for their rental property investor clients. Listen now.
Discover why micro-credentials demonstrate a specialised skill that employers can trust, and why they can fill a skills gap at any age and career stage.
Learn the signs that your client may be heading for insolvency and how to work with them, plus how small business owners can protect themselves. Listen now
As part of our career skills re-release series, listen to discover how robotic process automation can benefit your organisation, covering strategy, key factors for successful implementation, and more
A fascinating discussion on how to build your skills and reputation within an organisation to be ready for promotion when opportunities emerge. Listen now.
The response of governments worldwide to the COVID-19 pandemic was strong and swift, with many businesses unprepared for economic lockdown. How can businesses reimagine and reinvent once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted? In this podcast episode, Mike Sewell FCPA discusses the types of businesses who have experienced high demand throughout - or …