Date posted: 23/11/2017 3 min read

Victoria regional update November 2017

Regional update for Victoria November 2017

In Brief

  • Regional Manager's report
  • Upcoming events

Welcome to the November edition of “Insight”, updating you on recent and forthcoming activities in Victoria.

2017 Annual Report & AGM

The 2017 Annual Report from Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand is now available

Read the Annual report

The 89th Annual General Meeting of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand will be held on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 4.30pm NZDT at the Wellington office of Chartered Accountants ANZ.

Chartered Accountants Advisory Group (CAAG)

I wanted to highlight the important work done by the Chartered Accountants Advisory Group (CAAG) and thank the members once again for their continued service to the membership. For those members not aware of CAAG, they provide counselling and support for CAs facing ethical dilemmas or weighing career decisions.

The CAAG is a local panel made up of experienced, senior CAs with a broad cross-section of public practice and business experience offering guidance for fellow members, and they can provide you with advice and support on professional and ethical matters and importantly the service is free and all discussions are strictly confidential.

Chartered Accountants Advisory Group (CAAG)

If you would like to know more about CAAG or refer a query to the group

Contact us

CA Wellbeing

CA Wellbeing provides resources and information to support mental health and wellbeing for our members. We believe an important part of our role is to support the mental wellbeing of our members, and to also provide members with knowledge and confidence when dealing with mental health challenges faced by their clients.

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Future[inc] – The Future of Talent: Opportunities Unlimited

Chartered Accountants ANZ is delighted to launch the latest of our Future[inc] paper – “The Future of Talent: Opportunities Unlimited”.

The new report, jointly prepared by Chartered Accountants ANZ and PwC explains the shift in thinking that can see businesses tap into new pools of talent, looks at how technology is changing the world of work (and why one in two businesses aren’t keeping up) and looks at how the workplace of the future is shaping up, and how your business can be a part of it.

The world of work is changing. Skills we have conventionally valued are being replaced by technology, and employers are increasingly looking for enterprise skills – the ability to solve problems, communicate effectively, collaborate and to lead, create and innovate.

These are among the findings set out in The Future of Talent: Opportunities Unlimited, a joint report by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and PwC as part of the future[inc] body of research.

Using data sourced from 1,207 business leaders across Australia and New Zealand, the report notes that while businesses on both sides of the Tasman are confident their talent has the right skills for today, they are less confident in the way their organisations will work in the future. More critically, a mismatch exists between the skills businesses regard as important in future workplaces and those they feel they are good at attracting.

The Future of Talent: Opportunities Unlimited

As workplaces evolve, businesses must rethink their approach to developing the skills they need in their talent in order to thrive in the future.

Download our paper and join the conversation

Recent & Upcoming Events

It’s been an extremely busy period over the past month in the Melbourne office with events including:

  • "Small firm, Big Bang" - Business Valuations and Succession Planning
  • Building Knowledge - Networking in Action
  • Public Sector Forum
  • Flexible Working Panel Lunch

Members are encouraged to register for the Future of Business: Cyber Security Panel Discussion to be hosted by the Victorian Corporate Advisory Panel at Crown’s River Room on Tuesday 28th November 2017.

The nature of today's cyber-attacks are increasingly sophisticated and complex, driven by elaborate and resilient professional groups that innovate faster than their targets. This event will share the challenges of Cyber Security in a connected world. This is an opportunity to hear from a range of cyber security experts about trends in this industry and how we can contribute to managing the risk on an ongoing basis, while encouraging innovation and growth.

Confirmed panel members: 

  • Andrew Gordon, Partner at PwC Australia's Cyber Business (Facilitator)
  • Kristin Lyons, Chief Information Security Officer at Australia Post
  • Nicholas Blackmore, Special Counsel at Kennedys Law
  • Michael Parrant, Client Manager & Cyber Insurance Practice Leader, Aon Risk Solutions

More information

More information including registration details can be found here

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As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any issues you would like to raise, and I look forward to seeing you at a Chartered Accountants ANZ function or event in the very near future!

Duncan Pittard
Regional Manager – Victoria & Tasmania

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