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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 world’s best resources in strategy, finance and public practice accounting. Never miss an episode by subscribing today via iTunes. Winner of the Award of Excellence at the 24th Annual Communicator Awards in the category of 'Podcasts - General-Corporation/Business'.

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. Winner of the Award of Excellence at the 24th Annual Communicator Awards in the category of 'Podcasts - General-Corporation/Business'.
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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 world’s best resources in strategy, finance and public practice accounting. Never miss an episode by subscribing today via iTunes. Winner of the Award of Excellence at the 24th Annual Communicator Awards in the category of 'Podcasts - General-Corporation/Business'.

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Episodes

What the federal election results mean for CPA members and their clients

5/20/2019
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Join Jan McCallum, INTHEBLACK editor and Paul Drum, CPA Australia head of external affairs on this special episode of the CPA Australia Podcast where they will provide analysis and discussion on what the election results mean for CPA members and their clients.

Duration:00:22:08

Excel for Accountants: Data Ribbon

5/9/2019
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Join Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA on why all spreadsheet users should be aware of and using the data ribbon in Microsoft Excel.With talk of big data and data analytics it's important to focus on the usage of the data ribbon and in this episode follow Neale's steps in exploring all the features that is contained within the ribbon.

Duration:00:19:41

Charities and not-for-profits update

5/2/2019
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Join Ram Subramanian, Policy Advisor for Reporting at CPA Australia with Melville Yates, Director of Reporting, Red Tape Reduction and ACNC Corporate Services who will discuss about updates for charities and not for profits.There are several current developments and other forthcoming changes that will have an impact on the operations of many charities around Australia in the near future, and it probably will have an impact on other not-for-profits as well who may or may not also be...

Duration:00:34:25

Career skills revisited: Decision-making

4/25/2019
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How are your decision making skills at work? The 'career skills revisited' series continues by listening back to Tiffany Quinlan speaking about the process of decision making and how you can improve this skill not only at work but at home too. Originally released 27th April 2018 and recorded in front of a live audience at CPA Congress.

Duration:00:37:58

Career skills revisited: Microsoft Excel for Accountants

4/11/2019
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We are looking back at past CPA Australia Podcast episodes that features skills to learn and improve on in your career. This week we are looking at Microsoft Excel. Excel is an essential tool for a CPA member to know and Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA will explain the key shortcuts you need to know in order to help you in your workplace. Originally released 9th February 2018.

Duration:00:28:56

Federal Budget 2019: An analysis for CPA Australia Members

4/4/2019
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On this week’s podcast, CPA Australia's head of external affairs Paul Drum discusses key elements of the budget with INTHEBLACK content editor Jan McCallum, and how the federal budget will affect everyone in the accounting and finance industry.

Duration:00:22:32

The future of mental health with Professor Allan Fels AO

3/28/2019
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Professor Allan Fels AO discusses the future of mental health and the ongoing mental health challenges Australia and the rest of the world face. Fels is in conversation with Gloria Sleaby FCPA, Director Sleaby Health & Rochess Enterprises P/L.

Duration:00:29:05

Modernising your data analytics strategy to drive business results

3/21/2019
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In today’s dynamic global business environment, it is no longer enough for finance professionals to just deliver timely and accurate financial reports to their business. We need to be analytics-driven and strategically-minded, and align the right resources, processes and technologies to leverage financial data to develop insights, that will enable better decision making. This week's podcast episode features Fahim Khondaker, Principle Advisor, Data Analytics and Insights at BDO Australia who...

Duration:00:20:55

Career skills revisited: How to recognise stress and avoid burnout

3/14/2019
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Do you ever feel like there’s not enough hours in the day for your work? First in our CPA Australia podcast career skills re-release series, join Jacquetta Giggs and psychologist Catherine Twiss where they will discuss how to recognise stress and avoid burnout at your work place. Find out how important it is to set boundaries at work and home and what support you need to make it possible. Hear tips and tolls of how to stop stress and burnout while also learning some techniques to reduce...

Duration:00:32:36

New financial modelling technologies create opportunities

3/7/2019
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The financial modelling profession is the art of elegant solving of commercial problems with high-quality, user-friendly tools. Taking a technology agnostic approach to financial modelling not only opens up the core benefits that come with new cloud-based platforms, or database engines, but encourages organisations to think differently about the problem and create data, visualisation and calculation solutions in a more agile and sustainable manner. Join Ian Bennett, partner from PWC to...

Duration:00:32:12

31 December 2018 ASIC Financial Reporting Focus areas

2/28/2019
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Doug Niven, Senior Executive Leader at ASIC provides insights into ASIC’s focus areas for companies with December 2018 period-ends, and also discusses some findings from ASIC’s most recent financial reporting surveillance program.

Duration:00:26:45

Developing your strategic finance skills

2/21/2019
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In this weeks’ podcast episode, we are joined by Danette Fenton-Menzies, Director of Learning at Magical Learning. She will discuss topics such as what is strategic leadership, how does strategic finance support strategic leadership, what skills do we need to develop and to value add from a strategic perspective and what tools do we need to support strategic finance and the future of developing it.

Duration:00:21:02

The ATO explain their approach to SMSF auditor oversight

2/14/2019
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The ATO have been making record referrals of SMSF auditors to ASIC, which they expect will continue to rise. In this podcast Kellie Grant, Director of the SMSF Approved Auditors Portfolio at the ATO, explains to Claire Grayston, CPA Australia’s policy adviser on audit and assurance, what the ATO are looking for in their reviews of SMSF auditors and shares the two new programs they are pursuing in 2018/19. Kellie sets out how the ATO are selecting auditors for review, what their expectations...

Duration:00:38:12

Excel for Accountants: Power Query

2/7/2019
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In this month’s Excel topic podcast episode, Neale Blackwood CPA will discuss Power Query and why accountants should be using it. Neale will cover topics that all Excel users should know relating to Power Query such as mapping tables, unpivot, merging, appending and budgeting.

Duration:00:19:07

A discussion on the ASIC Audit Inspection Program Findings for 2017-2018

1/31/2019
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Claire Grayston, Policy Adviser for Audit and Assurance at CPA Australia, and Doug Niven, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Senior Executive Leader, discuss the ASIC Audit Inspection Program Findings for 2017-2018 that were released on 24th January 2019. ASIC has reported improvements in the audits inspected for the 18 months to 20 June 2018, however the shortcomings observed in audits still fall into similar areas to previous periods. Therefore it is invaluable for...

Duration:00:32:10

Help Your Employees Thrive With Real Engagement

1/24/2019
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In this podcast, Clare Mann, Managing Director of Communicate31, and Tao de Haas, Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Social Ecologist and Executive Coach, discuss team building, mentoring and coaching in the workplace. Clare is a renowned Psychologist, best-selling author and Existential Coach. Her expertise in leadership, communications and psychology has led her to be one of the most sought after psychologists in Australia. She has published three books and contributed to six others,...

Duration:00:34:31

The role of the insurer in better patient safety

12/20/2018
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The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) is the Victorian Government’s captive insurer - but they do so much more. VMIA provide risk management advice to help government departments prepare for and prevent harm, and to recover rapidly if harm occurs. In this podcast episode you’ll hear from Andrew Davies, General Manager, Service Delivery at VMIA, as he discusses how VMIA use their privileged position to understand the risks health services face and how to mitigate harm, using risk...

Duration:00:27:25

Rehabilitate or dismiss? Managing your client base

12/13/2018
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In this podcast episode, Clare Mann, Managing Director of Communicate31, Mark Ault FCPA, Principal of Aults Accounting & Tax, and Caroline Karavias, Professional Standards Onboarding Manager at CPA Australia, discuss practical ways to manage your client base in a positive way, from rehabilitation to dismissal.

Duration:00:44:22

FMA NZ’s key audit quality findings

12/6/2018
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Following the release of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) New Zealand 2018 Audit Quality Monitoring Report, this podcast episode explores the key findings in the report for 2018 and the focus areas for 2019 quality reviews. Jacco Moison, Manager of Auditor Oversight at the FMA, discusses the trends the FMA is seeing in relation to audit quality and highlights that auditors need to address both the FMA’s findings and their own internal reviews through root cause analysis and action...

Duration:00:27:31

Excel functions for accountants

11/29/2018
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Are you across the latest functions in Excel? In this podcast episode, Excel expert Neale Blackwood CPA takes you through the main functions that will assist accountants in their day to day work. Neale has more than 20 years' experience as an Excel expert, trainer and author.

Duration:00:26:31