Date posted: 30/05/2022 5 min read

June-July 2022 issue of Acuity out now

With a newly elected government and a new financial year approaching, it's the perfect time to review – and plan – all aspects of your business.

In Brief

  • Acuity June-July 2022 magazine is in letterboxes now.
  • The issue is themed around diversity and inclusion and includes an interview with Daniella Biagi CA who wants to change society’s definition of disability.
  • We chat to cyber siblings Anu Kukar CA and Sumeet Kukar CA about being proactive about protecting your business from cyber attacks.

The federal election has shown Australians are ready for change and while taking stock of the past, a new Labor government will also bring energy and the prospect of new beginnings.

As part of its strategic roadmap to 2025, CA ANZ ran its inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion survey last year. The survey showed good progress is being made towards inclusive and diverse workplaces, but there are still areas where improvement is needed. Findings from the survey, and an overview of CA ANZ’s new DEI Strategy are detailed in our feature story on Inclusion.

Fourth-generation Asian-Australian Karen Loon FCA has written an insightful account on her career progression in Negotiating the bamboo ceiling. Starting in the industry in the early ’90s, Loon noticed that within her Big Four employment, her promotions slowed after reaching senior accountant level. She shares her story with Acuity.

In An adventure in Skateistan, New Zealander Claire Dugan CA reveals how she has found a path less travelled through working with NGO Skateistan. The program is run in 15 countries and encourages children’s confidence and resilience through the challenges of learning to skate. Dugan has found satisfaction in using her accounting skills beyond the typical role.

“If CAs choose to work in the social impact sector you can really make a huge difference.”
Claire Dugan CA

And, with the new financial year just around the corner it’s the perfect time to assess your business practices. Planting the seeds looks at CA Catalyst’s recent CA in Residence Program offering overall advice on financial data so entrepreneurs can make more informed decisions.

Cyber threats are an issue of paramount concern for businesses of all sizes and in this issue Acuity talks to siblings and cybersecurity specialists, Anu Kukar CA and Sumeet Kukar CA. A 2022 World Economic Forum report suggests SMEs are especially vulnerable to hackers. Learn how to protect your business by taking note of the four steps required to prevent or respond to cyber attacks in Cyber siblings, cyber defenders.

CA ANZ’s 2021 Technology Survey reveals the biggest tech issues CAs face in the corporate sector.

All this and much more in the June-July issue of Acuity – landing in letterboxes from 1 June.

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