Date posted: 01/02/2018 2 min read

Acuity magazine February/March 2018 issue out now

The new-look February/March 2018 issue of Acuity magazine, featuring Australian Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan on the cover, is now available.

In Brief

  • The February/March 2018 issue of Acuity magazine is now available, offering fresh ideas, insight and foresight on matters of economics, business and finance.
  • This issue features Chris Jordan FCA on the cover, Commissioner of the Australian Tax Office.
  • Also read about how the Big Four upturned the consulting business, why auditors need to be business advisors and how the endorsement of the digital age by the Chinese government has given the country a significant edge.

The February/March 2018 issue of Acuity magazine, featuring Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan on the cover, is now available.

Across 114 pages, the newly published February/March 2018 issue of Acuity magazine offers fresh ideas, insight and foresight on matters of economics, business and finance. 

Acuity magazine is published bi-monthly and is available in print as well as in various digital formats.

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Inside this issue

Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll find in the February/March 2018 issue of Acuity magazine.

  • Taxing with a grin: Chris Jordan FCA’s Australian Tax Office is getting along better with taxpayers – but it’s still working on the relationship with tax agents. 
  • The Big Four’s leap of faith: The Big Four are developing capabilities far beyond accounting and auditing. How did they upturn the consulting business?
  • Lose the rear-view mirror: Audit’s relevance may shrink unless auditors learn to exploit their potential as business advisors, says US audit consultant Alan Anderson. 
  • Auditor with impact: Multi-award winning SMSF specialist and entrepreneur Jo Heighway CA talks to Acuity about her passion for superannuation, founding her own business and innovating her way through the finance industry. 
  • WCOA - Mastering technology and collaboration: The 2018 World Congress of Accountants will focus on collaboration and technology skills just when employers are crying out for them. 
  • China’s slowing property cash stream: The flow of Chinese cash into Pacific Rim property markets may be slowing. But experts suspect that in the medium term it will keep flowing into markets like Australia and New Zealand. 
  • Bridging the generation gap: A product of Australia, India and New York, Sammy Kumar FCA was picked out to help guide the strategic evolution of PwC. 
  • My two cents - Finding the RightWay: Sally Newcombe CA talks about her role as a business partner at RightWay and why understanding people will help bring accountants success. 
  • 21st century selling: Sales expert Sue Barrett argues that a better understanding of sales can help accountants meet the increasing needs of professional services clients.
  • The other route to research and development: Recreating the start-up success of Silicon Valley is tough. Policymakers should consider another course – encouraging the R&D work done by large companies. 
  • Surfer, banker, virtual CFO: David Thomas CA left an international corporate career in media and advertising to turn around charities and credit unions, and has now set out on his own as a virtual CFO. 
  • A view from Riversdale: Setting out to balance work and family duties won Kylie Davidson CA and Emma Hammond CA official recognition as innovative and enterprising rural women. 
  • Corruption - How to stop the skim: Two US academics’ examination of corruption should remind Australians and New Zealanders not to become complacent. 
  • Better to give than receive: A report on Chartered Accountants’ pro bono contributions delves into the challenges and the satisfactions of community work. 
  • Where in the world? Ashleigh Miles CA talks about how she challenged herself, went to New York and secured a role in the biggest US real estate project ever.
  • How to avoid complaints: Some simple steps can prevent the stress, and professional fallout, of having a complaint levelled against you.
  • Reform – it’s a matter of trust: The need to share benefits of reform shines through in reports on prosperity and productivity on both sides of the Tasman. 
  • 1+1: Charlotte Petris conceived online invoice-trading marketplace Timelio to help companies boost their cash flow. Husband Andrew's skillset made him the ideal founding partner. 

You’ll find all of this, and much, much more, in the February/March 2018 issue of Acuity magazine. Out now. 

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