Cpa Australia Podcast

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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 worlds best resources in strategy, finance and public practice accounting. Never miss an episode by subscribing today via iTunes.

Episodes

  • Expert analysis of new changes to climate reporting

    09/04/2024 Duration: 16min

    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

  • Key findings from the APAC small business survey

    26/03/2024 Duration: 17min

    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:  With Interest INTHEBLACK INTHEBLACK Out Loud Excel Tips Search for them

  • How CPA Australia is reducing business red tape for business

    13/03/2024 Duration: 19min

    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:  With Interest INTHEBLACK INTHEBLACK Out Loud Excel Tips Search for them in your podcast platform.  You can email the podcast team at podc

  • Superannuation in 2024: what you need to know

    22/02/2024 Duration: 16min

    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 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 though

  • What business needs from Budget 2024

    13/02/2024 Duration: 23min

    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: With Interest INTHEBLACK Excel Tips INTHEBLACK Out Loud Search for them in your podcast platform. You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au  

  • Why accountants should learn Python

    22/01/2024 Duration: 07min

    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. Click to read the article. INTHEBLACK Out Loud is presented by CPA Australia. CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: With Interest INTHEBLACK Excel Tips INTHEBLACK Out Loud Search for them in your podcast platform. You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

  • The crucial skill that will boost your accountancy career

    08/01/2024 Duration: 27min

    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 organisa

  • The power of authentic vulnerability in the workplace

    25/12/2023 Duration: 09min

    With Interest presents an episode from CPA Australia's INTHEBLACK Out Loud podcast. The stress and burnout that have permeated the working environment in recent years have increased the importance of empathy at work. Empathy and authentic vulnerability have become vital in the workplace, and both are often regarded as key leadership traits. Listen to the full episode. Click to read the article. INTHEBLACK Out Loud is presented by CPA Australia. CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting: With Interest INTHEBLACK Excel Tips INTHEBLACK Out Loud Search for them in your podcast platform. You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

  • Meet the “hacker” protecting you from cyber threats

    11/12/2023 Duration: 27min

    With Interest presents an episode from CPA Australia's INTHEBLACK  podcast. Penetration testers hack into your company servers. Don’t worry – these are friends who can help your company stay safe from the dark web’s cyberthreats. “Pen testers” do it to protect you from the real hackers out there trying to steal your data. In this episode we meet a lead penetration tester. Learn what he does, how he does it and how you can improve your own organisation’s cyber security. Host: Garreth Hanley, podcast producer, CPA Australia Guests: Dan Weis, Practice Lead - Penetration Testing, Nexon Asia Pacific CPA Australia has its own cyber security resources and support. You can also check out the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), which has useful information for small and medium businesses. If you've been hacked there is online support and you can phone 1300CYBER1 For global news and security events Linkedin.com scamwatch.gov.au AusCERT The Hacker News Discord channels and Twitter For vendor security notification

  • Australia's major tax changes in 2023: an expert guide

    13/11/2023 Duration: 13min

    Did you know that more than $683 billion in tax was collected across all levels of Australian government in 2021-22?  These funds were allocated to everything from health, education, infrastructure and defence, and biosecurity surveillance. Even fishing rods for school kids.  With ever-growing government debt and stubborn deficits, key questions emerge: where is the money being spent, how is it being collected and from whom? Today’s episode addresses these questions, giving you expert analysis and insights on Australia's major tax events and changes in 2023. Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia Guest: Elinor Kasapidis, Head of Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia For more insights, listen to an earlier episode of With Interest which examines super’s proposed changes.  You can read more about what was discussed in today’s episode here: Tax revenue info EV case GST Sharing Private wealth AAT case ATO debt collection CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought lead

  • Your expert guide to super’s proposed changes

    30/10/2023 Duration: 17min

    Planning for retirement is crucial. For many Australians this involves managing and increasing contributions to their superannuation fund.  Government policies, however, significantly affect retirement savings. Recent draft legislation proposed by Treasurer Jim Chalmers aims to reduce tax concessions for those with super savings exceeding $3 million. This draft legislation was released within a month of the government revealing plans to define an “objective of superannuation” for future generations and parliaments, with the purpose of preserving savings in an equitable and sustainable way. What does this all mean for you? Tune in now for expert insights.  Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia Guest: Richard Webb, Senior Manager Financial Planning and Superannuation Policy, CPA Australia You can read CPA Australia’s submission on the Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions Bill on our website. CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across busin

  • What to do when the ATO contacts you

    16/10/2023 Duration: 14min

    Receiving communications from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) can often be stressful for taxpayers and their advisers.  Nevertheless, being aware of what to anticipate and how to appropriately react can alleviate some of the anxiety.  As the deadline for submitting your tax return approaches (October 31), we’ve got you covered. This timely episode provides valuable insights and guidance on what’s essential. Tune in now. Host: Dr Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Engagement, CPA Australia Guest: Elinor Kasapidis, Head of Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia For more insights on today’s topic, CPA Australia has a tip sheet on responding to ATO enquiries. Additionally, the ATO has a taxpayer charter with further information.  CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance and accounting:  With Interest INTHEBLACK INTHEBLACK Out Loud Excel Tips Search for them in your podcast platform.  You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustrali

  • Crime By Numbers: Unravelling million-dollar man in the middle schemes, the invoice fraud that costs millions

    02/10/2023 Duration: 22min

    This is a special cybersecurity awareness month edition of With Interest. Governments, businesses large and small, and individuals – no-one is safe from man in the middle attacks. Just ask Google, Facebook or Puerto Rico. Also known as payment redirection or invoice fraud, these schemes are devasting, highly profitable, growing and evolving. Join our cyber and consumer experts to find out what it takes to defeat these money mules. Tune in now.   Host: Jacqueline Blondell, Editor, CPA Australia Guests: Alastair MacGibbon is Chief Strategy Officer at CyberCX. He’s has spent 20 years in the cyber security space, including as a former special advisor to the Australian Prime Minister on cyber security. Delia Rickard is a former Deputy Chair at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and has spent a decade fighting scammers. Show notes The ACCC’s Scamwatch website includes fraud prevention advice, case studies and up-to-date data on what different types of frauds are costing the Australian peo

  • Auditor Proud: Keeping up with changing expectations in audit

    18/09/2023 Duration: 16min

    Did you know that the audit function dates back to ancient Rome? Or that it was Henry I who coined the word “audit”? Explore these and other interesting facts about the audit profession in the lead-up to Auditor Proud Day. This wide-ranging conversation covers the audit expectation gap, how auditors respond to climate change and what would happen to the economy if there weren’t enough auditors.  Tune in now.   Host: Dr. Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Engagement, CPA Australia Guest: Ram Subramanian, Senior Manager Audit & Assurance, CPA Australia Additional show notes: PDF: Guide on climate risks and its impacts on the audit of financial statements Pre-recorded webinar: Climate risk – what external auditors need to consider [Password:CPAAustralia2023] Video: Understanding International Standard on Sustainability Assurance 5000 (IAASB ED 5000) CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance and accounting:  With Interest INTHEBLACK Exce

  • Business Technology Report 2023 – Do businesses that adopt AI outperform those that don’t?

    04/09/2023 Duration: 19min

    Do businesses using AI outperform those that don’t? What AI tools are accountants using?  Our subject matter experts answer these questions and more as they break down CPA Australia’s third annual Business Technology Report, a survey of technology used by businesses in the Asia-Pacific.  Host: Simon Downes, External Affairs Lead, CPA Australia Guest: Gavan Ord, Business Investment Policy Manager, CPA Australia Read CPA Australia Business Technology Report 2023 for the full findings of our survey. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has detailed information about the Essential Eight cybersecurity risk mitigation strategies.  CPA Australia member benefits, tools, guides and links for technology and cybersecurity are available on our website. CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:  With Interest INTHEBLACK Excel Tips Search for them in your podcast app.  You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.

  • Is Australia’s insolvency regime on the right track?

    31/08/2023 Duration: 16min

    We examine the recent Government review into insolvency with the report Chair.  Broken or fit for purpose? We put Australia’s corporate insolvency regime under the spotlight.  Tune in now. Host: Dr Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Engagement, CPA Australia Guest: Senator Deborah O’Neill, the Chair of a Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporate and Financial Services (PJCCFS) which released a report into corporate insolvency in July 2023  For more insights, you can read the corporate insolvency in Australia report online and CPA Australia’s submission to the review.  CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:  With Interest INTHEBLACK  Excel Tips Search for them in your podcast platform.  You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au  

  • JobKeeper: Assessing the business support

    21/08/2023 Duration: 19min

    JobKeeper was the biggest stimulus payment to business in Australian history. CPA Australia’s expert panel takes a look at how this A$88.9 billion stimulus package stacks up against other programs and evaluates its effectiveness.  Was it worth the cost? Tune in now.  Host: Dr Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Engagement, CPA Australia Guests: Elinor Kasapidis, Head of Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia, and Gavan Ord, Senior Manager Business Policy, CPA Australia  In June this year, the Australian Government called for feedback on the JobKeeper program. CPA Australia made a submission, which you can read online.  CPA Australia publishes four podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:  With Interest INTHEBLACK INTHEBLACK Out Loud Excel Tips Search for them in your podcast app.  You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

  • Expert property market update with Warren Hogan

    07/08/2023 Duration: 18min

    Do you need to enhance your understanding of Australia's property market? Whether you’re a homeowner, investor, buyer or renter, this episode will provide you with valuable property insights.  Uncover expert perspectives from one of Australia's most respected economists by tuning in now.  Host: Dr Jane Rennie, Head of Media and External Relations, CPA Australia Guest: Warren Hogan, Chief Economic Adviser at Judo Bank, Managing Director and Founder of EQ Economics, former chief economist of the ANZ Banking Group and a principal adviser to the Federal Treasury. Hogan also undertakes residential property research as an economic adviser to Halo Technologies.  For more on today’s topic, Hogan was a guest on With Interest earlier this year, offering expert insights on Australia’s property market.  CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:  With Interest INTHEBLACK Excel Tips Search for them in your podcast platform.  You can

  • What you need to know about ISSB's new reporting standards

    24/07/2023 Duration: 15min

    The ISSB's new reporting standards IFRS S1 and S2 are set to have a wide-ranging impact. If you’re a business, finance or accounting professional, these expert insights on the two new reporting changes will come in handy.  Tune in now to so you can better understand how these reporting changes might impact your business. Hosts: Patrick Viljoen, Senior Manager ESG policy, CPA Australia and Ram Subramanian, Senior Manager, Reporting Policy, CPA Australia Guest: Terence Jeyaretnam, Partner and APAC Leader of Ernst & Young Climate Change and Sustainability team based in Melbourne For more information on today’s topic, CPA Australia has insights on sustainability reporting – IFRS S1 and S2 and the implications for Australian entities and their boards.  Additionally, in the light of climate-related risks becoming a major area of focus for organisations today, CPA Australia has a climate risk and audit of financial statements overview guide.   CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary an

  • The new world of corporate disclosure

    10/07/2023 Duration: 25min

    Financial performance isn’t the only corporate benchmark these days. Investor and public information needs are evolving towards a broader set of performance measures, such as climate change, modern slavery and human rights.  Tune in now to learn more.    Host: Ram Subramanian, Senior Manager Reporting and Audit Policy, CPA Australia Guest: Dr Andreas Barckow, Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)  For more information, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFSB) website has an article that explains the benefits of connectivity in reports. CPA Australia publishes three podcasts, providing commentary and thought leadership across business, finance, and accounting:  With Interest INTHEBLACK Excel Tips Search for them in your podcast platform.  You can email the podcast team at podcasts@cpaaustralia.com.au

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