New South Wales edition
Edition 34 | 3 September 2014

How to decipher a job posting

Did you know that if a job posting is overly vague, it could mean a recruitment firm is just fishing for resumes in the hope of finding someone suitable for something down the track?

Or that many employers aren’t sure of what they’re looking for and as a result, often use buzz words and jargon to cover as many bases as they can?

INTHEBLACK deciphers the meaning behind some frequently used terms in today’s job listings.


Manage your business like a finance pro

Clever financial management is key to a business’ long-term survival and future growth. And when it comes to managing finances, the rules are the same whether you’re BHP or the local newsagent.


CPA Australia in the Top 10 for volunteering

Accounting for International Development reports that members of CPA Australia make up a significant proportion of their volunteers, and that Australians are the second most likely to offer their professional services in volunteering roles. This news comes as CPA Australia conducts its 2014 Social Impact survey to gather information on the way that members use their skills and knowledge.

The research findings will be released at the IAVE World Volunteering Conference in September 2014.

Public practice: Outsourcing and your client engagement documents

CPA Australia’s sample client engagement documents have been updated to include clauses relating to the use of outsourced services and the storage of personal information.

Public practice: Free online chat – Small Entities Audit Manual

Join us for a complimentary live chat session about CPA Australia’s Small Entities Audit Manual (SEAM). Sign up for a reminder email now.

ACNC replacement regulatory framework needs more work (PDF)

CPA Australia’s submission to the Department of Social Services highlights the need to develop and explore further options for an effective, efficient charities and not-for-profit sector.

Consolidation and investment entities exemption (PDF)

CPA Australia’s submission to the IASB and AASB recommends retaining fair value measurement for investments in both associate and joint ventures that are investment entities.

Become the convener of the accounting standards discussion group

If you are interested in accounting standards and want to share your knowledge, join us every six weeks at the CPA office at Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney. Contact

Give a Father's Day gift and you could win a Samsung 165cm Curved Smart and 3D TV

Need a fast Father’s Day gift? Choose a magazine subscription from Magshop and save 20 per cent off a range of top titles. Plus when you purchase the subscription you’ll go into the draw to win one of four Samsung 65 (165cm) 3D Curved Smart TV’s.

The Naked CEO in Parramatta

This is your opportunity to attend a Naked CEO presentation and network with Australia’s future leaders. Have you been curious about The Naked CEO, Alex Malley? Learn how a suspended schoolboy became a CEO. Join us on Thursday 18 September from 5.30pm to 8.00pm at the University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Sir Ian and Nancy Turbott Auditorium, Building EE, Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere.

To register text 'AlexUWS' to 0400357524.

Forensic accounting discussion group

Join Schon Condon, Managing Principal of Condon Associates, as he explores the topic “So, you’ve got employees”. Schon is a well-respected media spokesperson and advisor on insolvency matters for CPA Australia. The discussion takes place Thursday 11 September 6.00pm at the CPA Australia office, Level 3, 111, Harrington Street, Sydney. Networking and refreshments from 5.30pm.

The Bottom Line podcast series: Lord Jeffery Archer

The best-selling author and former British politician reveals the many twists and turns of a life story that would rival even the most imaginative work of fiction.


CFO Advance 2014: Final days to register

CFO Advance is a world leading executive education event for Australia's top performing senior finance leaders, held in conjunction with world renowned University of Chicago Booth School of Business. You will have the opportunity to meet, present and discuss business strategy with heavyweights in the Australian business world.

Leadership skills for finance professionals workshop

Enhance your leadership skills to improve the performance of yourself, your team and organisation. Learn the secrets to motivating and inspiring your team for improved satisfaction and retention.

Payroll intensive workshop

In this workshop you'll be provided with a comprehensive overview of the payroll process from start to finish, covering all of the key tasks from what to do with a new worker to ensuring that everything is covered when an employee leaves an organisation.

SMSF strategies workshop

This course focuses on applying SMSF strategies by looking at client's objectives as a starting point for strategy development. Covering the technical detail will be just part of the process – applying the rules to practical case studies will be where the real learning occurs.

The economic potential of the mature aged worker – networking event

Now more than ever, it is critical for both job-seekers and employers to recognise the value that the mature aged worker can offer. Find out as an employer or as a mature aged worker how to enhance the prospect of continued workforce participation.

Practical business improvement tools and techniques: New workshop for management accountants

Implementing a business improvement framework is vital to driving results as it contributes to the sustainability of your organisation and enhances competitive advantage. This workshop develops your learning through a case study which provides you with practical tools and techniques to drive business improvement in your organisation.

Business activity statements: Fundamentals workshop

Grasp the essential elements of preparing business activity statements (BAS). Starting with the basics you will work through the various pieces of information required to complete a BAS, before practicing your new-found skills by completing a number of BAS forms.

Business activity statements: Advanced workshop

Get the latest updates in business activity statements (BAS) reporting and GST. This workshop covers advanced topics, such as imports and exports of goods and services and the margin scheme.

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