Date posted: 11/12/2020

Acuity podcast

Hear from the experts as they tackle the big issues, from climate risk to insolvency, forensic accounting and more.

Episode 7: The complaints that sink CAs

The Disciplinary Decisions section in Acuity contains some of the best read pages in the magazine. The truth is, we all love a bit of true crime. In this final episode of the Acuity Podcast for 2020, host Aly Garrett FCA speaks with Rebecca Stickney, leader of CA ANZ’s Professional Conduct team in New Zealand who not only shares her best tips for keeping CAs out of trouble, but reveals how one dodgy dealer stole from more than 250 clients before being caught out.

Andrew Van De BeekCA is back to share some clever methods to keep your team engaged. And in Conversations with Gen CA you’ll meet Rishabh Tandon CA, an accountant who has taken his love of travel and music to the US where he works as the finance lead for global music publishing at YouTube.

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Episode 6: Investigative roles of the inspector general of taxation

In this episode, host Aly Garrett meets Karen Payne FCA, the Australian Inspector General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman. You'll hear about the role she plays in investigating tax complaints, how you can be audited without knowing you’re being audited, and the important role accountants can play as whistleblowers. Resident hack guru Andrew Van De Beek CA shares his tips on building a tech stack. And in Conversations with Gen CA you'll hear the story of Joshua Robb CA, lawyer turned insolvency specialist.

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Episode 5: Accountants to the rescue: Climate change part 2

We’re jumping back into the issue of climate change and the tangible impacts accountants can have not only assisting businesses they work with but on a broader scale too. In this episode you’ll hear about businesses and governments that are rising to meet the challenges of climate change today and into the future.

We recommend you check out episode 4 prior to listening to this one.

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Episode 4: Risk in inaction. How accountants can lead the climate revolution

Our guests in this episode believe accountants can have the most significant impact in the fight against climate change at all levels: from the individual, through to business and industry and even economy-wide. Bruce Gilkison CA and author Jane Gleeson-White tell us how.

Plus, hack guru Andrew Van De Beek is back with another handy hint to help your work life balance and you’ll hear the story of Yasmin Gill CA, a young chartered accountant who spent eighteen months working with the Northern Territory Department of Justice, inspiring her to become a difference maker in her home town of Darwin.

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Episode 3: Your career map

Is your LinkedIn profile up to date? Do you have a mentor? Have you considered upskilling with an online course? COVID-19 has caused job uncertainty for many accountants and their clients. The Big 4 firms have let go thousands of staff and CAs working across hospitality, travel and other sectors have found themselves stood down or out of work indefinitely. In this episode, career coach and recruitment specialist, David Riordan from Chartered Accountants Ireland shares his insights on self-auditing your career, the value of mentors and building your professional brand as a chartered accountant.

Acuity podcast hack guru Andrew Van De Beek CA shares some great tips on how to stand out from the crowd when applying for your next role and CA ANZ President Peter Rupp FCA chats to Courtney Dennett CA from the Australian Federal Police about her role as a forensic accountant.

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Episode 2: Insolvency and tough conversations

Businesses are struggling in these uncertain times and insolvency is a reality many CAs' clients are facing. CA ANZ business reform leader Karen McWilliams FCA and John Fisk FCA, partner at PwC New Zealand and chair of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association of NZ, join host Aly Garrett FCA to discuss the early warning signs – and how the key to survival is closely aligned to what the All Blacks do to stay world champions.

As well, Acuity podcast hack guru Andrew Van De Beek shares transformational tech tool tips and CA ANZ President Peter Rupp speaks with John Schol CA, chief executive at Invercargill’s Malloch McClean, about his radical transformation from painter's apprentice to accountant.

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Episode 1: Forensics, guns and money

Forensic accountants tend to be hired by companies that anticipate or are preparing for disputes or litigation often as a result of suspected fraud, theft or embezzlement. Thanks to COVID-19 and more people working from home, forensic accountants are more in demand than ever. In this launch episode of the Acuity podcast, CA ANZ forensic accounting committee chair Matthew Ashby joins host Aly Garrett FCA to discuss this fascinating line of work. Learn what it’s like to give expert advice in court and hear how Matthew was bundled into a black 4WD and sped off to the airport midway through a corruption case in South-east Asia.

As well, Acuity podcast hack guru Andrew Van De Beek shares three simple questions to best serve clients and CA ANZ President Peter Rupp chats to Lisa Mead CA who was spurred to create her own firm after the imprisonment of her son’s father.

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