New South Wales edition
Edition 25 | 8 July 2015

Nine ways to argue effectively in the workplace

Reasonable people will disagree from time to time, and good arguments can often make for better decisions. Research shows that people can argue well to find better solutions, or argue badly and ruin relationships. Here are nine tested tips for when you need to argue your point in the workplace.


CPA Australia Annual Report – have your say

We invite you to participate in a short five minute survey to gather your input into CPA Australia’s Annual Integrated Report. Your feedback will help us determine the content that is most important to our members.


City taxation discussion group: Management of tax disputes

Morris Maroon, Head of Tax, Argyle Lawyers, will be presenting “The tax justice game – management of tax disputes”. Morris’ areas of expertise include international tax planning, inbound and outbound structuring, due diligence work, GST, stamp duty, payroll taxes and FBT. The discussion group will take place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Monday 13 July at the CPA Australia Office, Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney. To register email


City taxation discussion group – Management of tax disputes

Allianz is looking for an enthusiastic tax analyst to join their successful finance team in Sydney. The role covers responsibility for identifying tax risk, compliance, FBT advice and data analytics. If this is the career change for you, apply today.


Eroding corporate water reporting? (PDF)

This study of the Australian Food, Beverage and Tobacco Sector explores disclosures made by large Australian corporations about their impact on one of society’s critically sensitive and scarce resources − water. The report seeks to contrast the extent and quality of corporate water reporting examined in 2010 with current reporting practices, as examined in 2014.


Management accounting best practices

This ebook is an essential tool that will help you make management decisions in accounting. This daily reference manual will teach both the aspiring and seasoned accountant how to set up and manage an accounting department.


The valuation of financial companies: Tools and techniques

This ebook will help you understand the valuation models and approaches that can be used to determine the value of financial institutions.


Fast closing – the why and how

Learn the benefits of fast closing with Tim Richardson CPA, founder, GrowthPath. On day one of this years' Management Accounting Conference, Tim will explain the why and how of fast closing, as well as how fast closing interacts with other core finance processes and can transform and improve your finance team. Register by Monday 13 July to save 15% with early bird pricing.

Report on the measures that matter

Understand what makes a performance indicator "key", what type of data should be provided for each indicator, and how can it best be presented to provide effective business reporting. This engaging keynote will be presented on day one of the Management Accounting Conference by Robert Cornick FCPA, Professor of Practice, La Trobe University, and Industry Fellow, Monash University. Register by Monday 13 July to save 15% with early bird pricing.

The future of business

Tim Griffins, Founder and CEO, and Answer 42, will discuss technology, innovation and disruption in today's business world and ask the question, is disruption the way of the future or do we need to rethink what defines a business and innovation? Register for the Management Accounting Conference by Monday 13 July to save 15% with early bird pricing.

Sustainable cash flows

Reduce your financial risk using sustainable cash flows. John King FCPA, Managing Director, AJK Consulting Pty ltd, will discuss the benefits of sustainable cash flows, how they can enhance business growth and increase shareholder value. John will use case studies from Australian listed companies. Register for the Management Accounting Conference by Monday 13 July to save 15% with early bird pricing.


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