The new members were presented with their membership certificates by CA ANZ President, Jane Stanton at an award ceremony in Cairns yesterday evening.
Ms Stanton acknowledged the exceptional achievements of the recipients and highlighted the important role Chartered Accountants play in contributing to the prosperity of regional communities.
“The Chartered Accountants’ designation is globally recognised for its commitment to building sustainable prosperity for clients and communities while maintaining the highest ethical standards,” said Ms Stanton.
“This is particularly important in regional areas in which Chartered Accountants often interact with a large number of clients, covering a wide range of industries and professions.
“The scope for my fellow regional members is often very broad and being a jack-of-all-trades can often be a challenge, especially when dealing with complex financial issues.
“This is why connections to a network with like-minded people can prove helpful, to share challenges and opportunities, to network and to attend professional development training.”
As well as seeking professional fulfillment in our profession, ensuring the wellbeing and mental health of our members is being addressed is of the upmost priority for CA ANZ.
Being a regional practitioner has really allowed me to be part of and invest in my own community
“Regional Chartered Accountants can often have broader relationships with their clients that extends beyond solely financial advisor to trusted confidant, putting them on the frontline in addressing the stresses and strains felt by regional businesses,” said Ms Stanton.
“To ensure our regional members are equipped to deal with what that may entail, the Chartered Accountants Advisory Group is an avenue that provides advice and mentoring and is a great help to anyone in this position.”
The ceremony celebrated a range of achievements – from Merit certificates for candidates whose module result placed them in the top five percent nationally, to recognising significant membership milestones.
Regional Chartered Accountant Bruce Peden received a prestigious 50-year membership at the ceremony, and is also a long-serving member of the Queensland Chartered Accountants Advisory Group.
“Being a regional practitioner has really allowed me to be part of and invest in my own community,” said Mr Peden.
“My advice to new members is to embrace a wonderfully fulfilling career, to maintain all times the integrity and ethics of the profession, and never be afraid to seek help or advice from others.
“An advantage to being a regional accountant is also the opportunity to live in such a beautiful part of the world, which enables a great laid-back lifestyle, and the easy travel to and from work.”
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