On Wednesday August 1st I had the privilege of delivering the guest address at the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ) New Member certificate presentation & merit award recipient presentation. The night also held special significance for me personally as I was presented with my CA ANZ Fellowship Certificate. Being advanced to Fellowship ofContinue reading “Recognition – Advancement to a Chartered Accountant Fellow (FCA) – Video & Transcript”
It was great to be interviewed by XingDong and Judith from AccountingPod on career pathways for CFO’s and Public Practice Accountants in the future ! https://accountingpod.com/tech-and-future/
In May 2014 after the Xero roadshow, I wrote a blog that challenged Xero to take responsibility for the disruption it was bringing to the industry (for the better). Little did I know that this blog would start a chain reaction of proportions I could never have imagined. I had spent the better part ofContinue reading “From the Xero band to the budget roundtable; A review of my time as Xero’s Head of Accounting”
As noted in my last post I have number of speaking commitments coming up over the next couple of months, so I’ve spent a lot of time recently reflecting on the role of a CFO and, indeed, the wider accounting profession. During my presentations and panel discussions, I’ll be speaking to audiences from across theContinue reading “The rise of the agile accountant”
On April 18th, I had the honour of delivering the Occasional Address for Commerce and Marketing students at Macquarie Uni’s graduation ceremony. It was the second time I had the great privilege to do so, and it is just as humbling second time around. Under the video is a full transcript of my speech, asContinue reading “Privileged to welcome (again) our next group of business leaders into the fold”
My article as it appeared on Smart Company Australia’s education system isn’t gearing up graduates with the right skills to support the nation’s small businesses.
At Xerocon 2015, AFR Editor & Accounting Industry writer Agnes King asked me about my thoughts on the issues plaguing new graduates coming into the industry and how they could get ahead. As many of you know, I am very interested in how our next generation of accountants will turn out and get very involved withContinue reading “Accounting is more than just numbers……”