- 'Acuity' December/January 2024 magazine is in letterboxes now.
- This issue showcases a design refresh that now features three sections: my profession, my expertise and my career.
- Our cover story features an interview with governance expert Laurissa Cooney FCA, who holds directorships with Air New Zealand and Goodman Property, to name but two.
By Carey Swan
Welcome to the new-look December/January 2024 issue of Acuity magazine. This issue showcases a design refresh that now features three sections: my profession, my expertise and my career. We also introduce some new regular stories we hope you’ll enjoy.
Each issue will put an inspiring changemaker in the spotlight, with ‘To the rescue’ profiling a CA helping the community or spearheading a new initiative. This issue also introduces a means for members to get career advice, anonymously, with our new career agony aunt column, ‘Dear Abby’.
Our cover story features an interview with governance expert Laurissa Cooney FCA, who holds directorships with Air New Zealand and Goodman Property, to name but two. A woman of Whanganui descent, who hails from a North Island town with a population of just 1000 people, Cooney’s decision to choose accounting as her profession has certainly expanded her horizons.
‘Open-door policy’ is another important story, about employing people with disability. Statistics don’t lie and with an estimate of one-in-five people with disability in the population in Australia and one-in-four in New Zealand, all of us should be reaping the wide-ranging benefits of an inclusive workplace. There are many support services available to employers who want to improve workplace accessibility and create a more inclusive work environment. We hope this story encourages companies of all sizes to think about their next recruit.
Cyber attacks are on the increase and – as indicators show – will only escalate. In the event that your company is targeted, experts share what – and what not – to do in ‘Held to ransom’.
Tax is always a top-level topic, but never have there been so many economic experts in Australia and New Zealand who agree tax reform is a priority. To discover all the issues, turn to ‘Who will do the heavy lifting on tax return?’ on page 38.
Being a CA ANZ member allows access to many resources that are outlined in ‘Double act’. Here, we delve into what’s available through member benefits partnerships.
Another exceptional service for members is the range of specialty services offered at no cost by the CA Library. In ‘The human touch’, we compare using ChatGPT to using the complimentary research service the CA Library offers members. AI might be a time saver, but how does it compare to the accuracy of a real person?
The December/January 2024 Acuity magazine looks into what people in the profession may expect in the future and reminds us of the many benefits offered to CA ANZ members.
We’d love to hear what you think of the new look and content so if you have some feedback, please email us at: [email protected]