Date posted: 10/11/2020 2 min read

COVID-19 Sharing Knowledge Webinar Sessions: Australia

Helping AU members navigate COVID-19 government responses and measures.

Updated 10 November 2020

COVID-19 Sharing Knowledge Webinar Sessions

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, governments and banking institutions are working to offer support for businesses during these unprecedented time.

To assist members to navigate the many and continually evolving subsidies, schemes and packages, Chartered Accountants ANZ are holding regular Q&A Sharing Knowledge webinars.

Below you will find these recordings for your reference.

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Power Productivity - How to switch on to get more done and switch off to recharge

Recorded: 5/11/2020

Speaker:
Pete Clark, Director at 21 Whispers

Chair:
Catherine Kennedy FCA, Manager Segment Support at CA ANZ

Payment Times Reporting Scheme

Recorded: 2/11/2020

Speaker:
Tegan Johnson, Manager - Payment Times Implementation Team at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Chair:
Janelle Hopkins FCA, CFO at REA Group and Chairman at Group of 100

Unpacking Xero Small Business Pandemics Insights for SMP

Recorded: 29/10/2020

Panellists:
Sue Pak FCPA, Head of Accounting at Xero and CA ANZ Councillor
Matthew Prouse, Head of Industry at Xero and Director of ABSIA

Chair:
Heather Smith FCA, FCCA, FICB, ANISE Consulting and Ambassador for Innovation at CA ANZ

What do we need to do to Keep Accountants in Financial Advice?

Recorded: 23/10/2020

Panellists:
Simon Grant FCA, Group Executive Advocacy, Professional Standing at CA ANZ
Bronny Speed FCA, Leader - Financial Advice, Financial Planning Specialist at CA ANZ

Chair:
Ernie Tatarelli FCA, Financial Planning Specialist at Tatarelli Consulting Pty Ltd

CA ANZ talks to the ATO about SMSF auditors

Recorded: 22/10/2020

Panellists:
Kellie Grant, Director SMSF Auditors Portfolio at ATO
Amir Ghandar FCA, Reporting and Assurance Leader at CA ANZ

Chair:
Tony Negline CA, Superannuation Leader at CA ANZ

Financing Small Business

Recorded: 16/10/2020

Panellists:
Bronny Speed FCA, Leader - Financial Advice at CA ANZ
Patricia Kruse, Senior Business Development Manager at ScotPac
Jo Carroll, Director of Client Services at Mortgage Direct

Chair:
Susan Franks, Senior Tax Advocate at CA ANZ

Accountants @ the coalface of the business crisis: Supporting yourself, staff and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Recorded: 15/10/2020

Speaker:
Michael O'Hanlon - Workplace Engagement Manager at Beyond Blue

Chair:
Catherine Kennedy FCA - Manager Segment Support at CA ANZ

2020 Federal Budget - Debrief and Analysis

Recorded: 8/10/2020

Panellists:
Michael Croker CA - Australian Tax Leader at CA ANZ
Tony Negline CA - Head of Superannuation at CA ANZ

Chair:
Liz Stamford CA - General Manager Australian Regions at CA ANZ

Cost Reduction Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

Recorded: 2/10/2020

Speaker:
David Rounsevell, Managing Director at Expense Reduction Analysts

Chairperson:
Justin Lachal, Asia Pacific Project Manager, IFRS 16 Implementation at JLL

Apply your own oxygen mask - Practical tips to navigate wellbeing

Recorded: 1/10/2020

Panelists:
Dr. Kathryn McEwen, Global Lead - Working With Resilience
Tracey Gavegan, Director - Unyoke

Chairperson:
Catherine Kennedy, Manager Segment Support - CA ANZ

JobKeeper Extension to March 2021 - New Legislative Instruments Changing the Payment Scheme

Recorded: 25/9/2020

Speakers:
Michael Croker CA - Australian Tax Leader at CA ANZ
Peter McGinty - Senior Tax Trainer at CA ANZ

Using the Cash Flow Coaching Kit to Help Small Businesses in Crisis

Recorded: 24/9/2020

Panellists:
Michelle Wenzel - Director, Project Manager - Cash Flow Coaching Kit Implementation Team, Small Business Experience at ATO
Lorelie Roe - Senior Professional Advisor - Cash Flow Coaching Kit Implementation Team, Small Business Experience at ATO
Mark Susnja - Professional Advisor - Cash Flow Coaching Kit Implementation Team, Small Business Experience at ATO
Facilitator:
Susan Franks - Senior Tax Advocate at CA ANZ

Cash Flow Resources

Artificial intelligence 101: Empowering your Practice with Proven Principles

Recorded: 18/9/2020

Speakers:
Grant Quick - Senior Solutions Engineer at Intuit
Felicity Hill CA - Director at Greenlion Limited
Alan Fitzgerald - Technology Agnostic Advocate at Practice Connections Advisory
Chairperson:
Shaye Thyer CA - Director of Sales at MindBridge Ai

Lifting your Impact – The Strategic Finance Leader

Recorded: 11/9/2020

Speakers:
Rob Arthur CA - Partner, Strategy Consulting at McGrath Nicol
Brad Eisenhuth - CEO & Founder at The Outperformer
Chairperson:
Linda Waddington Miller - Commercial Director - Business Initiatives at Lion.

JobKeeper extension to March 2021 - Wage subsidy and workplace arrangements

Recorded: 10/9/2020

Speakers:
Katie Sweatman - Partner, Kingston Reid
Christa Lenard - Partner, Kingston Reid
Chairperson:
James McPhedran, Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainer, CA ANZ.

Key Pillars of Business Advisory Success

Recorded: 21/08/2020

Speakers:
Aidan Parsons, Director, The Outperformer
Brad Eisenhuth, CEO, The Outperformer
Tom Roberts, Manager, HLB Mann Judd
Andrew Ash, Manager, HLB Mann Judd

Key year end reporting and auditing considerations

Recorded: 14/08/2020

Speakers:
Anne Waters - Senior Project Manager, AUASB
Helena Simkova - Acting Technical Director, AASB
James Barden - Assistant Senior Manager, AASB.

Succeeding as a sole practitioner throughout the COVID-19 crisis

Recorded: 13/08/2020

Speakers:
- Lynne Wilkins CA - Bizworx Consultancy Limited, Waikato
- Ben Wong CA - Precise Tax Solution, Sydney
- Elliott Brannen CA - Tempo Tax and Accounting, Perth

Chairperson:
Heather Smith FCA - Ambassador for Innovation, CA ANZ

JobKeeper 2.0 Explained - Practical Application

Recorded: 30/07/2020

Speakers:
- Michael Croker CA - CA ANZ's Australian Tax Leader
- Simon Grant FCA ACCA - Group Executive, Advocacy & International.

Achieving Business Goals Through Digital Transformation and Marketing Strategy

Recorded: 24/07/2020

Speaker:
Dinesh De Silva, CEO - NetStripes
Moderator:
David Breust, Chief Marketing Officer - CA ANZ.

Tax Update with Michael Croker

Recorded: 16/07/2020

Speaker:
Michael Croker CA, CA ANZ Australian Tax Leader
Special Guest:
Hoa Wood, ATO Deputy Commissioner, Individuals & Intermediaries.

Strategies to convert client engagement into revenue opportunities

Recorded: 10/07/2020

Speaker: John Schol CA, CEO, Malloch McClean

What the Australian Economy will look like for your business & clients in a COVID-19 world

Recorded: 02/07/2020

Speaker:
- David Rumbens, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Chairperson:
- Simon Grant FCA, Group Executive, International Development and Advocacy & Professional Standards, CA ANZ

Developing a successful 90 day plan for your practice

Recorded: 19/06/2020

Panelists:
- Sharon McClafferty, CEO, Slipstream Coaching

Bringing the workforce back & opening up for business

Recorded: 22/05/2020

Panelists:
- Lucy Shanahan, Partner, Kingston Reid
- Emily Baxter, Senior Associate, Kingston Reid
Chairperson: Peter Vial FCA, NZ Group Executive, Advocacy & Professional Standing, CA ANZ

Businesses in distress: What are the options and strategies?

Recorded: 21/05/2020

Panelists:
- Andrew Barnden FCA, Director, Rodgers Reidy, and Insolvency Management Committee
- Andrew Heard FCA, Director, Heard, Phillips & Lieberenz, and Insolvency Management Committee
- Alice Ruhe CA, Partner, SMB Advisory, and Insolvency Management Committee
Chairperson: Shumit Banerjee CA, Director, SVPartners

Tips on managing clients effectively through COVID & beyond

Recorded: 08/05/2020

Panelists:
- Aly Garrett FCA, Founder and Principal, All In Advisory
- Andrew Van Der Beek CA, Director, Illumin8
- David Boyar FCA, General Manager – Growth, ChangeGPS
- Steve Mundy CA, Director, Auctus Advisory Limited
Moderator: Alan Fitzgerald, Technology Agnostic Advocate, Practice Connections Advisory

Australia: JobKeeper Package Alternative Test

Recorded: 01/05/2020

Panelists:
- Michael Croker CA, Australian Tax Leader, CA ANZ
- James McPhedran, Senior Tax Trainer, CA ANZ
- Bruce Thomas, Senior Tax Trainer, CA ANZ
Moderator: Heather Smith FCA, FCCA, FICB

Corporate: Forecasting in an uncertain world

Recorded: 30/04/2020

Panelists:
- Caroline Plowman, CEO, National Mini Storage
- Liam Crawley, CFO, Wyndham Vacation Clubs Asia Pacific
- Lance Rubin, Director, Model Citizn
Moderator: Linda Waddington-Miller, Commercial Director, LION

Australia: JobKeeper Package Arrangements for Employers and Employees

Recorded: 23/04/2020

Panelists:
- Kristen Wydell, GM Professional Standards, CA ANZ
- Duncan Fletcher, Partner, Kingston Reid
- Christa Lenard, Partner, Kingston Reid
- Katie Sweatman, Special Counsel, Kingston Reid
Moderator: Heather Smith FCA, FCCA, FICB

Please note: We have been made aware that an answer given by a panel member was inconsistent with government advice. To avoid confusion, we have edited out that question and the answer from the recording. For more information, please see extract below from the Treasury website:

CAN EMPLOYERS RECEIVE BOTH THE JOBKEEPER PAYMENT AND THE SUPPORTING APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES WAGE SUBSIDY?

Eligible small businesses can receive the 50 per cent wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees in the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees measure from 1 January to 31 March 2020, and the JobKeeper Payment. Where small businesses receive the JobKeeper Payment, they are not eligible to receive the apprentice and trainee wage subsidy from 1 April 2020 onwards. Further information on the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees measure is available on the Treasury website at treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/businesses.

Australia: JobKeeper Payments Explained

Recorded: 16/04/2020

Panelists:
- Michael Croker CA, AU Tax Leader,
- James McPhedran CA, Senior Tax Trainer
- Bruce Thomas, Senior Tax Trainer
Moderator: Heather Smith CA

Australia: Navigating JobKeeper Payments

Recorded: 09/04/2020

Panelists:
- Michael Croker CA, AU Tax Leader,
- James McPhedran CA, Senior Tax Trainer
- Bruce Thomas, Senior Tax Trainer
Moderator: Heather Smith CA

Australia: Government Stimulus Package

Recorded: 03/04/2020

Panelists:
- Michael Croker CA, AU Tax Leader,
- James McPhedran CA, Senior Tax Trainer
- Peter McGinty, Senior Tax Trainer
Moderator: Heather Smith CA

Disclaimer:
These sessions are intended to provide general information only. The opinions and views of the speakers or participants in this session are not, necessarily, the views of CA ANZ and are not endorsed by CA ANZ. CA ANZ does not expect or invite any person to act or rely on any statement, view or opinion expressed in this session and provides no warranty about the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the session. You must seek your own independent advice before relying or providing advice to others based on this session.