Date posted: 12/02/2021 4 min read

Queensland news

Find out what's happening in the Queensland Region.

In brief

  • Regional Manager Update
  • QBCC Update
  • 2020 President’s Letter – Peter Rupp

Queensland Regional Manager update

Happy 2021 to you all – I hope your year is off to a positive start and you managed to get some much-needed headspace over the holiday period. The year is well and truly off and running and brings a real opportunity to reset. 

Your 2021 Queensland Regional Council, including Chair Matthew Green FCA and Vice Chair Mark Bushell FCA meet this month to set their 2021 agenda. 

2021 Qld Regional Council (Left to right, front row): Glenn Russell FCA, Lisa Colussa CA, Jillian Richards FCA, Hayley Angell (CA ANZ Qld Regional Manager) (back row): Rob Pillans FCA, Chair Matthew Green FCA, Vice Chair Mark Bushell FCA and Chris Mitchell CA (not pictured) Sarah Becker FCA and Shane Simmons FCA.

The Queensland YCA Panel have also kicked off their planning and will meet again to articulate their key areas of focus.

(Left to right): Tony Speight CA, Nick Farr CA, YCA Panel Chair Fiona Brazier CA, Jane Carroll CA, Brittany Morgan CA, Annie Qian CA(not pictured): Gayan Mendis CA, Amelia McMullan CA, Kirk Tehan CA, Jack Stickley CA, Nick Wilson CA, Tim Dwyer CA, Adele Hadgraft CA, Harry Kacak CA.  

We had the opportunity to kick off 2021 member events with the 2021 launch of the Not for Profit Board Experience program creating connections for CAs with experienced mentors with leading roles on NFP boards. This program is the profession at its best – members empowering members to make a difference in their communities.

I look forward to keeping you up-to-date with member activity in Queensland. To stay tuned, be sure to visit this page regularly, or keep an eye out for the Queensland fortnightly regional newsletter. 

Kind regards,
Hayley Angell, Queensland Regional Manager

Ready to Reset?

In conversation with Australian Treasurer, Hon Josh Frydenberg MP and New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson

Find out moreAbout Ready to Reset?

QBCC updates MFR reporting forms

AUSTRALIA – Following consultation with practitioners and the professional bodies, the QBCC has released updated forms for their Minimal Financial Report reports. There are now separate forms for Category 1-3 Licensees and Category 4-7 Licensees. The Category 1-3 MFR report no longer requires a review or audit opinion to be provided by the Qualified Accountant. There is also an updated fact sheet on the MFR.

Find out moreAbout QBCC updates MFR reporting forms

Latest Life Members recognised

Three members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand have been made Life Members, the highest honour bestowed by the CA ANZ Council, recognising exceptional careers of senior members of the profession.

Read moreAbout Latest Life Members recognised

President's Letter - Peter Rupp FCA

Summarising the year 2020 and the impact on our membership for this, my final President’s letter, is a daunting task. When I started the year as your President, my focus was on how we could further support the future of the profession and navigate digital transformation. And while I could have never predicted the disruption that would come, it brought to the forefront the true qualities of our members during what many are calling ‘our finest hour’ as a profession.

Read moreAbout President's Letter - Peter Rupp FCA

Big data can make CFOs transformation leaders

In a time of big data, accountants – aka ‘number crunchers’ – can be the right people to lead change through data insights.

Read moreAbout Big data can make CFOs transformation leaders

Tips for discussing life insurance with your partner

Many people feel uneasy about initiating the ‘life insurance talk’ with their partner. That’s understandable. But if you’re determined to help safeguard the future of your family and need to have the conversation, here are four tips on how you might go about it in a sensitive but effective way.

Read moreAbout Tips for discussing life insurance with your partner

Queensland events page

Find out what online events are available for the Queensland region.

View upcoming events

Search related topics