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Why Australia is a Safe Haven for Criminals and Money Launderers

Accountants, Lawyers, and Real-estate professionals are actively lobbying to avoid reporting suspicious transactions. Newspapers and other media outlets have this week reported stories on corrupt activities involving casinos, money laundering, foreign influence, tax avoidance, offshore companies, tax havens, anti-corruption bodies, lax regulation, quantitative easing, and young families being shut out of overheated real-estate markets. “All [...]

Why Australia is a Safe Haven for Criminals and Money Launderers2021-10-12T12:42:54+11:00

Why Australia’s Regulators are Powerless in KPMG Exam Cheating Scandal

Is it time for a Royal Commission on the Auditing profession? In mid-September 2021, The Australian arm of one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious accounting firms, KPMG, was fined A$613,000 by a US accounting watchdog, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), after a review found widespread cheating by staff on training tests [...]

Why Australia’s Regulators are Powerless in KPMG Exam Cheating Scandal2021-09-21T12:44:24+10:00

Afterpay: Tech Hype used to Hook Financially Unsavvy Millennials

Prof Janek RatnatungaCEO, CMA Australia & NZ In early August 2021, payments fintech Square announced its intention to acquire Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) firm, Afterpay, for A$39 billion (US$29b) - the biggest ever merger and acquisition agreement in Australian history. However, this tech company is still to make a profit. “This is [...]

Afterpay: Tech Hype used to Hook Financially Unsavvy Millennials2021-08-20T08:07:41+10:00

Countering Vaccine Hesitancy: Give Megabucks not just Beer Money

Prof Janek RatnatungaCEO, CMA Australia & NZ Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia & New Zealand), says that the Australian Federal Government should be offering megabucks – at least 1 million dollars each, for every person who dies as a direct result of a Covid vaccination. And [...]

Countering Vaccine Hesitancy: Give Megabucks not just Beer Money2021-08-05T11:10:40+10:00

Australia Should be Exporting Climate Solutions instead of Climate Problems

Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, says that Australia should change its priorities from mining lithium to refining and processing lithium batteries, and  ultimately manufacturing electric vehicles.

Australia Should be Exporting Climate Solutions instead of Climate Problems2021-06-17T10:11:31+10:00

MAF Summer 2020

Management Accounting Frontiers  MAF Overview TABLE OF CONTENTS Editorial: COVID-19 Pandemic and the Case for Research on Traditional Management Accounting Practices V. G. Sridharana, Michael S. C. Tseb a Adelaide Business School, The University of Adelaide, Australia b Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Australia Year 2020 has been an unexpectedly challenging year for the world. Despite the [...]

MAF Summer 20202021-06-21T09:24:29+10:00

Australia’s Chaotic Climate Policies – A National Shame

Prof Janek RatnatungaCEO, CMA Australia Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, says that Australia is a ‘conspicuous laggard’ and that its climate policy has been more ‘spin than substance’. In an hard-hitting opinion piece he says that Australia cannot continue to ignore the dramatic shift towards ‘climate action’ [...]

Australia’s Chaotic Climate Policies – A National Shame2021-03-01T11:03:38+11:00

JAMAR Winter 2002

THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING RESEARCH TABLE OF CONTENTS JAMAR INFORMATION -DOWNLOAD HERE   Editorial The Valuation of Capabilities: A New Direction for Management Accounting Research Janek Ratnatunga Page 1 Articles Applying Marketing Science to Service Quality in Accounting Abstract Accounting firms operate in a competitive marketplace, consequently the quality imperatives and philosophies that [...]

JAMAR Winter 20022021-02-08T13:07:50+11:00

MAF Summer 2019

Management Accounting Frontiers MAF OverviewTABLE OF CONTENTS Editorial: Only a Three-Legged Stool? A Review of the Concept of Alignment in the Economics of Performance Management By G. Sriharana, Michael S. C. Tseb aUniversity of Adelaide, Australia bHolmes Institute, Australia Abstract This editorial revisit the concept of alignment within the agency theoretic view of organisational performance [...]

MAF Summer 20192021-06-21T09:22:30+10:00
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