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    A board for the times and the CFO

    Don’t underestimate the power of the CFO’s voice on a board. The CFO and board role is crucial for helping…

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  • Social Media Strategies Still Need the Authentic Touch

    Like it or loathe it, social media is now an integral part of doing business. For many professionals, it’s an…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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,…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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,…

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