Date posted: 14/03/2023

Message from the Regional Council Chair

Update from Victorian Council Chair, Sam Sargood FCA

In brief

  • Key focusses for 2023
  • Attend regional events to meet fellow members, and to share feedback
  • Join CA ANZ peer discussion groups

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a great festive season and enjoyed some time off.

The Victorian Regional Council is looking forward to a very productive year ahead. In particular, a few of our key focusses this year will be:

  • Finalising the financial literacy program proposal. As outlined last year, the aim of this program will be to upskill students in years 10 and 11 in financial management
  • Providing our recommendation to CA ANZ regarding alternative career pathways for those wanting to undertake the CA program. Specifically, we will be considering whether people that have undertaken a degree other than accounting, business, economics, or finance should be able to undertake the CA program without undertaking the bridging program
  • Assessing and discussing the ‘Wicked Questions’ that CA ANZ Council will be posing to all Regional Councils
  • Engaging more with the Victorian State Government and working with CA ANZ to advocate for the best interests of CA ANZ members.

In addition, the Victorian Regional Councilors are looking forward to attending the many events that CA ANZ will be holding throughout the year to meet as many members as possible and hear any feedback that you may have. I encourage you all to get along to as many events as possible and meeting your fellow members.

Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the CA ANZ Discussion Groups. These groups meet on a regular basis to discuss various matters or hear from different speakers. Anyone that is interested in finding out more should reach out to the chair or convener of these groups.;

As always, the Victorian Council is always keen to hear your feedback or matters of concern. If you would like to raise these and possibly attend a Victorian Council meeting to share your comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Regional Manager - Victoria and Tasmania, Andrew Quinlan in the CA ANZ Melbourne office [email protected].

Sam Sargood FCA 
Chair – CA ANZ Victorian Council 

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