Business Trends

  • The reality of the role of virtual CFOs in IPOs

    As activity within the Initial Public Offering (IPO) market in Australia continues to push along with vigour, more companies are…

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  • In these current market conditions businesses need to become antifragile

    When Venus Williams famously once said: “You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner,” this…

    by Liz Smith
  • Top 9 tips for doing business in Asia

    According to Austrade, China has been Australia’s largest trading partner since 2009, with two-way trade valued at over $150 billion…

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  • When uncertainty is on the menu

    CFOs have faced a lot of uncertainty in their area of responsibility in the past year, and will continue to…

    by Mark Fenton-Jones
  • While hackers are out for attention, it’s what’s inside that counts

    Whether driven by industrial espionage or hacktivism, calculated and sophisticated data leaks have been making headlines worldwide in recent years…

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  • Social media and the CFO

    While social media was once seen as the domain of the marketing team, the growth of social media and the…

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  • The Tax impact of Brexit

    As the political debate ensues in the wake of the UK’s Brexit referendum, many are left asking what the tax…

    by Greg Travers
  • Time to re-set the CFO/CIO Relationship

    Arguably the two most critical functions in a business, much has been written about the need for CFOs to work…

    by Mark Fenton-Jones
  • Keeping up with the latest technology

    Technology has come a long way since the first cellular phone call was made by Martin Cooper of Motorola in…

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  • Not for profits encouraged to look at commercial businesses for survival

    Not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) will need to review their business practices this year, if they want to avoid suffering from any…

    by Leo Tutt
  • Investing in innovation: don’t be left out in the cold

    What is the connection between a freezing truck driver in the US and an Australian company in Victoria? In short,…

    by Mark Fenton-Jones
  • Cyber security and the CFO

    Cyber security and the CFO

    Finance executives from the CFO down are being warned to prepare for an uptick in data breaches in 2016. “It’s…

    by Mark Fenton-Jones
  • Catch employee fraud with data mining

    Prevent employee fraud with data mining

    A prison sentence was the last thing on a senior executive’s mind as he left for a long-postponed holiday. But…

    by Grant Martinella
  • ASEAN: the new China for international trading

    Over the last 11 years I have had the good fortune, of working and living in New Zealand, Hong Kong,…

    by Arran Boote
  • Will outsourcing be the big business trend of 2016?

    With Australia’s economic and business growth expected to remain flat for 2016 and potentially well beyond, companies are looking for…

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  • Big Data and the CFO

    The amount of data we face every day can be overwhelming. Whether emails, company reports or columns of transactions, no…

    by Mark Fenton-Jones
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