Become a mentor – share what you know

Mentor Exchange connects the skills and knowledge of our experienced members with early and mid-career CAs.

In brief

  • Make a meaningful impact on a member’s career
  • Applications close Monday 12 August 2019
  • Mentor Exchange runs from October 2019 to April 2020

You've gained hard-won expertise and knowledge from your years as a CA. Do you ever look back and think, "If only I knew then what I know now?"

The Mentor Exchange Program gives you the chance to use your experience to help a fellow CA as they navigate their career.

Last year, we paired more than 300 experienced members with early and mid-career CAs, who received a boost to their personal and professional development. Now for Mentor Exchange 2019 we're seeking CAs like you who can meet with a mentee at least four times during a six month period.

Sharing your insights, experience and advice gives you the chance to make a difference to the life of a CA like Caitlin Burgess, who said:

"My mentor opened my mind to infinite possibilities."

Or Patrick O'Neil, who said:

"I see my mentor as a source of wisdom, and I value his knowledge, teaching and support."

Getting involved as a mentor is extremely rewarding as you have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a fellow member's career. We give you and your mentee the support you need, and for taking part you will receive six CPD hours.

We touch base with participants regularly including a program launch, mid-program check-in and a closing event. You'll either attend those in person if you're local and can attend a CA ANZ office, or join our webinars online.

Make a difference, become a mentor.

Become a mentor

By providing advice, guidance and support to newer members at the start of their career, your role is to help your mentee progress professionally and personally.

Sharing your knowledge and experience, you might provide clarity for career planning, talk about skills development or help with setting goals.

Early Career Mentor

Get involved. Register for the 2019 Mentor Exchange Program here.

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Mentees might be preparing for a career transition, or looking to develop people and relationship skills to complement technical skills. As a senior leader with a strong professional network, you will provide strategic guidance and support to help your mid-career mentee achieve their program goals.

Mid-Career Mentor

Get involved. Register for the 2019 Mentor Exchange Program here.

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Program Details

  • How long is the program?

    The program runs for six months, from October to April. Any ongoing relationship is up to participants.

  • Where is the program delivered?

    Our Chartered Accountants ANZ offices, for those living locally:

    • Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra
    • New Zealand: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Dunedin
    • Overseas: London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia

    Through our online program webinars for those connecting remotely.

  • What’s involved?

    We have the program events – program launch, check-in and closing. They're hosted as local events or offered as webinars.

    We ask participants to connect at least four times during the program.

  • Which program is right for me?

    The Early Career program is aimed at members starting out on their CA career. They may be considering career pathways, looking for next steps or wanting some context for their current role.

    Mentors might include:

    • Those who manage a team, function, division or business unit
    • Work across all areas of a finance team or specialist technical areas
    • Balance short-term operational needs with the longer term direction of their organisation
    • Work with leaders of their organisation to drive performance

    The Mid-career program is aimed at members who may need to refocus, are not being developed, need to consider new skills or are simply looking for the next change.

    Mentors might include:

    • Those responsible for organisational governance, or advising others at this level
    • Works with leaders and the board to drive strategic direction
    • Internal and external role model
    • Maintains strong network of senior professionals
  • How much is the fee?

    Mentors are involved on a voluntary basis, giving of their time.

    Mentees in Australia and New Zealand pay a nominal fee of $165 AUD or NZ$175 NZD.

  • How do I register?

    Complete a profile questionnaire, then we'll match you as closely as possible with an appropriate mentee.

  • When do I meet my mentee?

    If you're participating in the face-to-face program you will meet at your local program launch. If you're part of the virtual program you will connect online.

  • What happens at the program launch?

    We'll provide a high level overview of the program structure, and you'll:

    • connect with your mentor or mentee
    • discuss the best way to communicate with your mentor or mentee
    • receive resources and tools to begin your mentoring journey
    • network with your cohort (for those in the face-to-face program)
  • Can I claim CPD hours?

    Yes, six formal CPD hours. We'll record them on your membership record at the end of the program.

The Mentor Role

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