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Plastic wins the payout war

As the Big 4 banks roll out the New Payments Platform (NPP), it seems no rivals can seriously challenge the dominance of the big banks and card companies in the payments space. Consider the miracle that is modern card payments. You pick out a bottle of milk at your corner store, walk up to the… Read More Plastic wins the payout war

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The truth crisis

By Susan Muldowney Recent high-profile corporate scandals have seen trust in business take a further dive. How can this fragile commodity be restored? When Matt Comyn steps into the top job at the embattled Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 9 April, his first challenge surely will be among his greatest: restoring trust.

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How to prepare for jobs that don’t exist yet

By David Crawley A hiring expert provides seven tips for surviving the inevitable disruptions of today’s – and tomorrow’s – working world. While technology, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are altering existing roles and creating new jobs, there ways to help you prepare for the jobs of the future and safeguard your employability.  

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How to attract buyers to your practice

By Chris Sheedy It’s a seller’s market for accounting practices. But how many practice owners are consciously turning their businesses into valuable targets for partners or external buyers? Pat Camm has a problem. His Melbourne-based consultancy group, PJ Camm & Associates, specialises in marketing, buying and selling accounting businesses. On his books are more than 300… Read More How to attract buyers to your practice

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Leading the way for women

Jo Heighway CA, multi-award winning leader of the Deloitte SMSF Audit team, tells Acuity about her passion for super, founding her own business and innovating her way through finance. Jo Heighway is certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to picking career highlights, but 2017 will go down as special. On a Thursday evening in… Read More Leading the way for women

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Protecting people

By Lachlan Colquhoun A workplace can offer practical – even life-saving – support to victims of domestic violence. For Lisa McAdams, the workplace was not only her place of employment, it was her refuge. With an abusive partner at home, going to work for McAdams was a break from the relentless barrage of verbal and… Read More Protecting people