Date posted: 16/04/2018 5 min read

NSW Regional News Update April 2018

Read the latest about your Regional Council, and past and upcoming events held in NSW.

In brief

  • NSW Regional Council update
  • Presentations to new Fellows and new members
  • Upcoming NSW events

NSW Regional Council held their second meeting on Monday 9 April.  Discussion covered Regional Council’s focus for 2018, feedback from the recent CA ANZ Council meeting, as well as updates on key initiatives such as the proposed Communities Hub, social media and the website, and the World Congress of Accountants to be held in November.

Events update

Certificate Presentation Ceremony

The first of the 2018 presentation ceremonies was held on 18 April for new members and CA Program merit Award recipients. I was delighted to be part of this great event and meet some of our new members and their families.  We were very pleased to welcome CA ANZ Board member, Ming Long FCA, as our guest speaker, and Vice President, Stephen Walker FCA to present certificates.

2017 Fellows Presentation

NSW 2017 Fellows presentation

An awards ceremony was held on 27 March to present certificates to members who advanced to Fellow (FCA) in 2017. Members also heard from one of their new FCA peers, Alison Flemming. It was a lovely evening and we were pleased to also welcome partners of our recipients and their CA colleagues who had nominated them for Fellowship.

Career Kickstarter 2018

Do you have or know students in year 12 at high school or first year at University? On Wednesday, 23 May 2018 they can join us from 4.00pm for Career Kickstarter (formerly known as Meet the Business Leader). This is our annual flagship event for these students to find out more about available cadetships, other work experience opportunities and scholarships.

Students will not only have the opportunity to network with business leaders and learn more about a career in business/accounting, but hear from HR professionals on how to stand out when applying for their first roles. Parents/teachers are also encouraged to attend.

Upcoming events

NSW Practice Forum

The Forum will be held on 15 June at Chartered Accountants offices, 33 Erskine Street Sydney. Topics will include a post‑budget wrap up; Superannuation update; State Taxes 'Traps and Tips'; and the Financial Advisers Standards & Ethics Authority's (FASEA) proposed new education standards and draft Code of Ethics.

 

Chatswood area Discussion Group

Established in 2017 the Chatswood discussion group have confirmed the dates, and topics, for two upcoming meetings: 13 June: "Agile Delivery Governance; and 12 September: "Financial Leadership challenges".  Members who wish to join the group or attend one of these updates should contact Shan Wu.

Alison MacDonald
Regional Manager NSW

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