Opinion

  • Personal growth for CFOs

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

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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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • How poor culture can tear an SME apart

    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…

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  • Financial lessons every dad should teach his child

    “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters’ – George Herbert. We teach our kids new things every day; how…

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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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  • How resilient leaders make tough decisions

    How resilient leaders make tough decisions

    Poised to return close to $1 billion to shareholders this year, Qantas’s CEO Alan Joyce attributes the airline’s turnaround to…

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  • Is your business ready for the Shanghai stock exchange?

    Enter the dragon: Are you ready for the Chinese opportunity?

    When the Australian Federal Government blocked the sale of one of Australia’s largest cattle stations, S. Kidman & Co, to…

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  • International tax changes to impact the middle-market

    A stream of changes to international tax laws including the Australian Government’s tough new measures for multinationals has seen global…

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  • Financial Ratios - look beyond the numbers

    Financial ratios – Look beyond the numbers

    “If you Can’t Measure it, You Can’t Improve it” – Peter Drucker.  Financial ratios have been used to measure and…

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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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  • Tax transparency – the new reality

    For years, a business’s tax affairs were considered private and the limited disclosures in published financial statements were sufficient “publication”…

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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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  • Are you adding value to your external financial report?

    Never before have reporting entities been subject to such intense regulatory and public scrutiny. As the markets come to grips…

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