• 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…

  • What is the price of confidence?

    “We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears” – François de La Rochefoucauld In an experiment…

  • Regulators need resources to meet new market innovations

    Amid all the excitement about the financial spin-off from the benefits of the so-called digital economy, regulators are struggling to…

    by Mark Fenton-Jones
  • Detecting employee fraud and theft – mission impossible?

    Early in 2016, Tessa Grant pled guilty to defrauding Waikato Diocesan School for Girls for a total of $795,000. Grant…

    by Clyde Young
  • New Ideas Advance Better Solutions

    William Buck’s Perth office is utilising some thought-provoking ideas as a means of finding solutions that will enable the firm…

    by Mark Fenton-Jones
  • Slowing down may speed up decision making in business

    Experts estimate that we make upwards of 35,000 decisions a day, from what to eat for breakfast to how best…

    by Leo Tutt
  • Why you should care about Chevron

    Businesses in Australia – even if you don’t have complex international financing arrangements – need to care about the Chevron…

    by Greg Travers
  • Cybercrime on the rise – take control to protect your business

    While small and medium businesses are increasingly aware and alert of the dangers of cybercrime, it is important their CFOs…

  • Drowning in data but starving for information

    Chief Financial Officers (CFO) need to get their skates on if they want to be ready for the potential disturbances…

    by Mark Fenton-Jones
  • How CFOs can help to make a business more ‘antifragile’

    In last month’s issue of The Real CFO we looked at the term ‘antifragile’ and what happened if a business…

    by Liz Smith
  • Personal growth for CFOs

    The role of the CFO is ever changing. A holistic outlook is needed by CFOs to provide a more relevant…

  • 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
  • CFO to the rescue

    CFO’s to the rescue in a time of crisis

    Can you imagine the role of the CFO in a time of crisis? It’s not every day that a catastrophic…

    by Jeffery Luckins
  • Social media rings true with candidates

    Social media rings true with candidates

    If you were the CFO of a global business, would you stand in a park outside Sydney’s Central Station and…

    by Mark Fenton-Jones
  • Don't take shareholders for granted

    Don’t take Shareholders for granted

    In the many years I’ve been involved with ASX listed public companies there is one lesson that I’ve seen time…

    by Robin Judd
  • The taxation of Australian sportspeople

    What’s the difference between Steve Smith and an average Australian?

    The sun’s out and the weather’s heating up which means only one thing…. Cricket season! As a cricket tragic, summer…

    by Craig Barry
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