Date posted: 4/06/2018 2 min read

Acuity magazine June/July 2018 issue out now

The new edition of Acuity magazine for June/July 2018 is now available.

In Brief

  • The new issue of Acuity magazine is packed with fresh ideas, insight and foresight on matters of economics, business and finance.
  • The June/July 2018 issue of Acuity magazine features interviews with Niall Ferguson, CA ANZ President Jane Stanton.
  • Read features on dealing with constant changes in business, lack of flexibility is keeping down female accountants’ pay and how AI is being used in the job application process.

The brand new June/July 2018 issue of Acuity magazine is out now.   

Inside this issue

Here’s a snapshot of some of what we cover in this issue:

  • The GFC and the triumph of history: Historian Niall Ferguson explains how historical lessons were used to lessen the damage from the 2008 financial meltdown.
  • McCormack’s story: New Australian Deputy PM Michael McCormack has a passion for Australia’s regional economies.
  • Change as usual: Business as usual is giving way to constant change. Can the human mind adapt?  
  • Setting the standard: Auditor Joanna Perry FCA helps to improve accounting standards and businesses.
  • Bad spreadsheets are killing your business: A new Acuity column looks at how to reduce risk in your business-critical calculations.
  • Stanton stays connected: The CA ANZ President discusses her plans for her term, and the power of the CA designation.
  • Where in the world? David Harper describes the culture shock of moving to Russia and then Bermuda.
  • Words from a leader: Build your client focus, says practice problem-solver Jon Kenfield CA.
  • Gender pay gap: The latest CA ANZ remuneration survey adds weight to the idea that lack of flexibility is keeping down female accountants’ pay.
  • Create a feedback culture: Regular, honest and mostly positive feedback strengthens a workplace’s competitive advantage.
  • Partnerships: Alicia Leis focuses on the big picture, while Mark Leis sweats the details.
  • A view from … Broome: After fate dealt him a blow, WA-based Peter Hansen transformed his life in a way he’d never imagined.
  • Climbing in professional services: A tax accountant turned management coach teaches women how to go faster and higher.
  • The next advice hurdle: Proposed new educational standards for financial advisers risk forcing some out.
  • Careful with your claims: Can you back up what you have told clients about third parties’ recommendations?
  • Vetted by AI: Your job application may be screened by an algorithm before it is seen by a person.
  • Intangibles: Dark matter of the economic Two experts suggest surging investment in intangibles may be twisting the economy.
  • More than just crystal balls: New columnist Donal Curtin looks at how you can extract value from economic forecasts.     
  • Buffeted by a simple bet: A legendary investor’s winning bet increases the pressure on active fund managers.
  • The other common market: From food to finance, ASEAN nations are creating gigantic new opportunities.   
  • The lives can you save: Peter Singer says the improvements we can make in distant lives are too big to ignore.
  • Golden touch Award-winning: CFO Caroline Preuss’s employer literally prints its own money.   
  • Opening the doors: Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai’s career began with her school accounting teacher.

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