April 10, 2019

Why finance transformations rarely ‘complete'

After years of being seen as ‘back-office’, research and market insights clearly mandate that ‘Finance needs to be the leader of delivering the strategic objectives of the organisation.’ When statements like those are made...

November 22, 2018

Which means that Christmas is now the magic deadline. ‘Can you get it to me by Christmas’, ‘We need to be done with it before the Christmas break’, and so on. Which is crazy, because it feels like our kids are finally settled into the school year, and we’re already col...

November 15, 2018

I am just off the back of an 8 week period of speaking and running workshops around Australia for the 2018 CPA Congress event. It was a wonderful event, full of brilliant speakers, thought leaders, academics and professionals brought together through an inspired agenda...

October 24, 2018

We are constantly looking for ways to improve team performance so it would be inaccurate and unfair to suggest that you hadn’t already tried. But the ongoing fact remains is that they need to continue to lift. The question is how do you come up with different ways to l...

October 18, 2018

We all know the feeling. It’s crunch time and we really need to get an answer to our question. It’s the main thing standing in the way of getting sign-off. Problem is, we can’t get access to the person that’s got the answer. We’ve tried emailing, calling them - both la...

October 4, 2018

Templates serve many purposes. When used appropriately, they provide us with a convenient way to do something quickly and accurately. It is particularly useful for areas where following process is important and where the process is repeatable. However, like a lot of th...

August 22, 2018

Why partnering under pressure is so hard (and what to do about it)

When you look across your portfolio of projects that your team are currently working on, it’s probably fair to say that they are all individually significant. In fact, they’re probably all massive init...

August 14, 2018

Valuing intangibles is hard

Accountants are required to identify, recognise and value intangibles to be disclosed in financial reports. Subsequently, auditors are required to gather sufficient appropriate audit evidence to support the amounts recognised and disclosed...

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