Date posted: 29/10/2018 2 min read

CA ANZ launches new strategic programme CA Catalyst

CA ANZ unveils its plan to align with some of Australasia's leading innovation communities as part of its strategy to strengthen the accounting profession for the future.

In Brief

  • Our Strategic Review confirmed that the profession is changing rapidly, with much more diversity and disruption than experienced in the past.
  • One source of this disruption is within innovation communities – they are evolving business models, creating new markets and driving operating efficiencies.
  • CA Catalyst brings together Chartered Accountants, innovation communities Fishburners, Stone & Chalk and The Icehouse, and technology providers to create opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration.

Our Strategic Review, involving more than 100 member workshops, confirmed that the profession is changing rapidly, with much more diversity and disruption than experienced in the past. For the profession to remain at the forefront, it is vital we keep pace.

"Members, particularly in public practice, yearn for connections with new solutions, technologies and insights to be able to shape the services they offer," said Rick Ellis, CEO of CA ANZ.

One source of this disruption is within innovation communities – they are evolving business models, creating new markets and driving operating efficiencies.

CA Catalyst is designed to help members build personal and organisational capabilities, explore new markets and services, and leverage innovation to provide greater value for themselves, their clients and their communities.
Rick Ellis, CEO of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

To this end, CA ANZ has launched CA Catalyst, which brings together Chartered Accountants, some of Australasia's leading innovation communities Fishburners, Stone & Chalk and The Icehouse, and technology providers to create opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration. This will allow Chartered Accountants to get on the leading edge of the future of accounting.

Opportunities include immersions within innovation communities alongside start-ups, access to training, toolkits and guides for disruption-readiness, and exposure to practical solutions to address members' key needs.

"CA Catalyst is designed to help members build personal and organisational capabilities, explore new markets and services, and leverage innovation to provide greater value for themselves, their clients and their communities," said Ellis.

"We look forward to continually developing a range of valuable opportunities and practical solutions through this collaboration."

CA Catalyst

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