About David Walker

David Walker is commissioning editor of Acuity magazine. He also runs publishing consultancy Shorewalker DMS

David has previously edited the award-winning INTHEBLACK business publication for CPA Australia, and edited Public Accountant for the Institute of Public Accountants. He has also been chief operating officer of online publisher WorkDay Media, headed policy and communications at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, headed advocacy for the Business Council of Australia, and run the website for online finance start-up eChoice. He has written professionally on economics, business and public policy since 1987 and spent three years in the Canberra Press Gallery for News Limited and The Age.

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  1. ATO's 2018 hit list targets smaller tax avoiders

    In an interview with Acuity, Australian Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan FCA spells out his new agenda for 2018, where he sets small business and big spenders in his sights...

  2. Tax agents still least happy with ATO service

    The ATO scores high on integrity but lower on service and technology in its latest survey, which shows little improvement in community perceptions...

  3. Corporate tax wins for ATO

    Corporate giants now accept that shifting millions in profits to havens such as Bermuda is “not right”, says ATO chief Chris Jordan...

  4. The new lean banking machine

    Credit Suisse shows how it cut costs and focused on Asia’s asset management markets to dig itself out of investment banking trouble...

  5. Audit quality is good, but can we do better?

    Audit quality in Australia and NZ isn’t bad, but the profession still has to work harder to address regulators’ concerns...

  6. 5 things to do in root cause analysis

    Audit leaders share five essentials for conducting a root cause analysis they learned through their real life experiences...

  7. Find the root cause

    Root cause analysis, a method used to understand medical and industrial mishaps, is also a useful tool for auditors...

  8. Catching up on intangibles

    Research from ACCA and Deloitte throws light on the choice to capitalise or expense R&D costs...

  9. Failing to connect

    Studies of teleworking in accounting firms show the accounting profession still struggling to make telework work. Firm leaders need to step up...

  10. Listen: KPMG chair walks a tightrope

    KPMG Australia’s new chairman Alison Kitchen, whose audit career spans more than 30 years, wants her firm to open up to the public. Can that plan survive in a sceptical era?...

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