Date posted: 26/08/2019 3 min read

Queensland regional update August 2019

Find out what is happening in Queensland this month.

In brief

  • Regional Manager update
  • Recap of events
  • Upcoming events
  • Opportunities and updates

Queensland Regional Manager Update

Hi Everyone

Well, Spring must be around the corner as we wrap up the last of our Winter Tax & Super Schools for 2019 and turn our sights towards the end of the year. Thanks to all those members who have attended the Schools this year, with some really good feedback on the program continuing to come from attendees as well as some great networking between members. If you have not been able to join the Tax Schools, and your firm is looking to build some technical training into your development programs, let us know and Nigel Sherborne (Account Manager Public Practice) will be happy to talk through our on-site and community training opportunities with you.

In August we hosted our 2019 President Stephen Walker in Cairns at the annual Members Dinner and Certificate evening (see article), which was a fantastic night. Also this month, the Queensland Regional Council met offsite from CAANZ, kindly hosted at PwC's Brisbane offices with some great interaction with some of the new & current Partners.

What's on the radar for September/October?

See our Events listing or visit the Store – highlights are sure to include our exclusive panel session with some of the Xerocon heavyweights for our September Sharing Knowledge on the intersection of accounting & technology, our Not-for-Profit Building Knowledge breakfast on state duties & taxes, Toowoomba Members Group WorkCover Qld Update, and our Members in Business Building Knowledge session on Cyber Security as a Business Risk here in Brisbane.

There is plenty on and we hope to see you soon – if you are not receiving our event emails and would like to do so, please visit your My CA page to update your communication settings.

Kind regards,

Penny Ellenger
Queensland Regional Manager

Recap of Events

Cairns Members & Certificate Presentation Ceremony Dinner with President Stephen Walker

A great night in FNQ this month, with some 70 guests attending the Members' Dinner and Certificate Presentation Ceremony, hosted by Penny Ellenger, QLD Regional Manager, Peter O'Regan QLD Regional Council Chair and the team. So much talent resides in our regional centres, with Merit certificates presented to 4 very clever provisional members, 5 new full members and milestone acknowledgements for Mark Wedrat (25 yrs) and Doug King (40 yrs) – Congratulations to you all!

Cairns newest CAs, clever merit candidates and our milestone members celebrate success

Southside Members’ Building Knowledge Breakfast

As a trusted adviser, your clients expect you to keep on top of significant legal developments and trends which might affect them. We had a great turnout at the Southside Members' Building Knowledge Breakfast at The Glen Hotel on Tuesday 13th August, with the team from Results Legal presenting on a range of current topics, handpicked for their relevance to accountants and their clients respectively.

From left to right: Michael McDonnell, Principal of Results Legal; Lisa Silver, General Manager Operations - Results Legal; Southside Members Group Chair, Bill Cotter; and Andrew Young, Special Counsel – Results Legal.

Upcoming in 2019

Key Events in July 2019

Monday 2 September - Sharing Knowledge: Conversations and Connections - The intersection of accounting and technology

Thursday 5 September - Brisbane Public Practice Programme

Monday 9 September - CA Programme - Welcome To Term 3

Tuesday 10 September - Brisbane Building Knowledge - Members In Business

Tuesday 10 September - Toowoomba Members Group

Wednesday 11 September - Brisbane Building Knowledge Series: Business Valuations

Friday 13 September - Brisbane ATO Justified Trust Initative

Monday 16 September - Cairns Building Knowledge Series: Cyber & Emerging Risks - The Role of the CFO/Finance Manager

Tuesday 17 September Townsville Building Knowledge: QBCC Changes to the MFR Regulation

Wednesday 18 September - Gold Coast Members Group

Thursday 19 September - Building Knowledge - Not for Profit

Saturday 21 September - Brisbane YCA Indoor Sports Competition

Friday 27 September - YCA Blue Sky Thinking with the Brisbane Lord Mayor - Future of Business

Find out more information about our Queensland Events

Please contact the Queensland office for any further information or visit the CAANZ webstore to search regional events and more.

Register here

Opportunities and updates

Young CA Indoor Sports Competition

All members are invited to take the challenge and enter a team in this year's carnival. Players of all levels and experience are welcome and individual registrations will be available so there is no excuse not to get among the action.  This year we will have a round robin competition consisting of DodgeBall, Netball & Soccer. Everyone plays each team in the pool once in each sport, then the teams on top of each ladder play a 'one game final' to determine the overall winner, which will be announced on the day.  Teams will need to be made up of a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 8 people. If you can’t make a team, please still register and a team will be created for you.