Date posted: 26/05/2020 4 min read

Queensland regional news

Find out what is happening in Queensland this month.

In brief

  • Regional Manager update
  • Recent events
  • Upcoming events

State governments respond to COVID-19

State Governments have released further economic packages have included increased funding for health, further payroll tax and relief, establishment of funds to support jobs and businesses and waiver of various government fees.

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Queensland Regional Manager Update

Many of us are grappling with what returning to workplaces looks like and how we best support the changed needs of our people. As attentions start turning towards recovery, member-to-member conversations on MyCA and sharing knowledge sessions like 'bringing the workforce back and opening up for business' are supporting members, and their clients, with practical tools and frameworks for bringing the workforce back as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

Hosts of stories are emerging about how CAs and businesses are working together to chart pathways through disaster and disruption towards recovery and rejuvenation. And members have come together through CA Catalyst to build the Business Continuity Playbook for members in public practice and small finance teams – with helpful information, resources and key takeaways to support members and their clients with COVID-19 resilience and recovery.

While the CA ANZ Queensland Regional office will remain closed through to 30 June 2020, my team and I continue to support you while working remotely from home. CA ANZ workshops and conferences will continue in online formats through 2020 and Queensland regional member meetings and events will continue to be conducted virtually through to 31 July 2020. We’ll provide further updates around plans for face-to-face member events in the coming weeks.

Of course, amid so much change there are powerful constants, including the extraordinary value CAs play in the wider community and the opportunity to recognise these contributions. Fellowship nominations are open and close on 31 July 2020, to recognise members for their outstanding career achievements and contributions to the profession. If you would like to nominate a CA for Fellowship please download the guidelines and nomination form.

I welcome you to contact me with any feedback about our response to COVID-19, Fellowship nominations or any other aspects of your membership at hayley.angell@charteredaccountantsanz.com. Stay safe and keep going.

 Hayley Angell, Queensland Regional Manager

Hayley Angell
Queensland Regional Manager

Catch up now on complimentary events

Event recordings now available!

RECORDING | QLD Regional Sharing Knowledge Series – May 2020

The Future of Technology

RECORDING | QLD Regional Sharing Knowledge Series – April 2020

Covid-19 An Enterprise Approach for Protecting People & Operations

RECORDING | AU Building Knowledge Series

Not-for-Profitand the ATO

RECORDING | Young CA Wellness Series

Dealing with uncertainty and building resilience during COVID-19

Young CA Wellness Series

Want more? There are still more sessions available!

Young Chartered Accountants (YCA) face challenges that are different to many established members and as such, to assist Young CAs, CA ANZ is organising a series of online member meet-ups focusing on wellbeing and growth.

The YCA Wellness Series is an opportunity for CAs new to the designation (within 5 year of membership), or early in their careers (under 35yo), to hear from experts and connect with their peers in an interactive discussion space. The first session kicked off on the 14th of May on the topic of uncertainty and resilience, with upcoming fortnightly sessions to cover topics such as remote working, job security, mental health, future of careers and adapting to change.

Click here for more information and to watch the recordings.

Upcoming Events

QLD Regional Sharing Knowledge Series: Advising Business in a COVID-19 Economy -Key Legal Changes, Risks & Opportunities

Join us at 11am on Thursday 4th June 2020, for a live webinar, the third in a series of complimentary digital events for Queensland members. 

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented and wide-ranging. Now, more than ever, businesses are looking to their trusted advisers for up to the minute strategic advice in an increasingly uncertain business climate.

In this presentation, Michael McDonnell, Head of the Commercial Litigation and Insolvency at Results Legal, will sift fact from fiction and arm you with the critical information needed to identify areas of risk and key strategies for business improvement. In turn, you will be well placed to assist businesses to rebound and thrive on the other side.

This interactive session is designed to provide practical and relatable content that participants can apply to their daily practice. It is suitable both to those in public practice and commerce, and there will be plenty of opportunity for Q & A throughout the presentation.

We’d like to thank the QLD Regional Sponsors: Aon, Liberate and Results Legal.

QLD Regional Sharing Knowledge Series

For further information and to register for this event

Click here

Finance BI Forum Online

Taking place in mid-June is an online Forum for Finance BI. This is designed to help finance professionals, CFOs, CIOs, Finance Directors and Business Managers to deepen their knowledge of digital technologies, AI, big data and connected intelligence.

Hosted by leading subject matter experts, it provides knowledge on how to enhance decision-making, automate tasks, streamline reporting, leverage analytics and build resilience to risks such as cybersecurity threats.

The purpose of this conference is to explain the practical benefits that can be gained through digital technologies and business intelligence.

Finance BI Forum Online

For the agenda, individual registrations and more information

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Opportunities and updates

Queensland Regional Office update

The CA ANZ Queensland regional office will remain closed until 30 June with the Queensland team working remotely to continue supporting members across the state.  All member events will continue in a virtual format until 31 July. A review of events from 1 August and feasibility of resuming face-to-face delivery with consideration to social distancing measures will be made in June. An update will be provided as soon as possible.

Member Communication Preferences

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand has prepared a guide to show members how to correctly update their communications preferences. Please click here to view these guides. 

Industry Events

QUT Business Leader Forum

As a proud sponsor, we’re inviting you to the upcoming QUT Business Leaders’ Forum with Tim Reed, President of the Business Council of Australia, one of the nation’s most influential policy and advocacy bodies.

Tim brings a wealth of experience to the role, with a history of building one of Australia’s most innovative technology companies, MYOB. Tim will also share his leadership journey from a career that has spanned major international markets, including management roles in Silicon Valley.

Take advantage of this free event live by webcast, where attendees also have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with Tim himself.

Date: Tuesday 9 June  

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Venue: Online – register required to receive your link and instructions to view the webcast.

Please visit here for your free registration

Ipswich - Innovate Queensland's Commercialisation & Growth Virtual Workshop

Now more than ever it is important to identify ways you can change and adapt your business model to open up new opportunities for building new revenue streams, expanding your workforce, and achieving high growth.

The Innovate Queensland Commercialisation & Growth virtual workshop engages you in hands-on activities to understand how innovative thinking and entrepreneurial practices can regenerate, grow, scale and sustain different types of businesses. For further information and to register, please click here:

Date: Wednesday 10th June

Time: 9.00am – 11.30am

Impact Innovation - No cost CPD for small business

The Innovate Queensland Program is delivered by Impact Innovation Group Pty Ltd under contract to the Queensland Government and supports the Government's $755 million Advance Queensland initiative. This includes access to a series of region specific complimentary workshops, aimed at supporting small business across Queensland.

Atherton and Far North Queensland - Female Founders Workshop

Virtual Platforms for now & beyond COVID-19 

10.00am –12.00pm Friday 5th June

Many businesses are transitioning to online trading and most businesses are evaluating whether any work processes or operations can be moved to virtual systems.

This webinar is designed to help you understand what virtual platforms may be the best suited and can support your business through these unpredictable times.

For further information and to register, please click here.  

South East Queensland - Innovate Queensland's Money Magnet Virtual Workshop

9.00am – 11.30am Tuesday 9th June

Does your business need a financial boost to remain thriving or to turn new ideas into new business streams?  Both the Queensland and federal governments are offering unprecedented funding, business support, tax incentives and other investment initiatives so that businesses can benefit from commercialising ideas and intellectual assets during COVID-19.

Ideas on their own don’t attract investment. You need to have a clear value proposition, sound business case, and a solid understanding of what public and private investors expect from your idea to progress it to product phase.

For further information and to register, please click here

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