Date posted: 13/12/2019 5 min read

WA regional news

Find out what the Regional Manager has to say and what events there are for you to join in the fun.

In brief

  • Regional Manager update
  • Recap of last month
  • Upcoming events

Regional Manager Update

In the leadup to Christmas, we have had a lot of celebrate in the WA Regional Office!

We are thrilled for Peter Rupp FCA, who is the 2020 CAANZ President. Only the fifth WA-based member to hold the office, next year is set to be an amazing one and we look forward to assisting Peter in his role as best we can. Peter will be ably assisted by Vice Presidents Nives Botica-Redmayne (NZ) and Peter O'Regan (Australia, Qld).

We are also so proud to announce that Ross Ledger FCA has received Lifelong Membership to CAANZ. Only the second recipient in the award's history coming from Western Australia, Ross has been a lifelong advocate of Chartered Accountants as well as contributor to the social needs and the business community. We very much look forward to celebrating with Ross this wonderful achievement in the New Year!

Ross Ledger FCA
Ross Ledger FCA

Recipients for Fellowships for 2019 have been announced. 220 members around the world have received this honour, and Western Australia is proud to have nineteen of our members join the fold.

Congratulations to all very worthy recipients, and to see the full list please click here.

In late November, our high achiever merit award winners and top of state award recipients together with invited guests came together to celebrate their achievements. Of very special significance was the recipient of the Top of State award for the Capstone module who had previously received merits in all four technical modules (what we call the Grand Slam of Chartered Accounting). Huge congratulations to Sune Kraus from KPMG, our very own Serena Williams - a very well-deserved recognition for a fantastic achievement!

Sune Kraus and Tinashe Kamangira FCA

Sune Kraus and Tinashe Kamangira FCA

Our new members and Certificate of Public Practice holders also came together at the end of November to celebrate this milestone in their lives. Special thanks to Adam Harby CA for a special keynote address, and Con Abbott FCA and Ron Louis FCA for presenting all members with their certificates on behalf of the WA Council and CAANZ.

Con Abbott FCA at microphone

Con Abbott FCA

Recap of the last month

Building Knowledge Series - Financial Reporting for ASIC - Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls - 22 November

On 22nd November Alastair Abbott CA presented a very informative session to help attendees understand ASIC's requirements for lodging financial statements meeting clients' reporting obligations. His presentation covered areas such as AASB Research Report 10 & 12, compliant financial reporting requirements, common errors and the ASIC Inspection findings. This was also our first soft-launch webinar, and thanks to those volunteers tuning in from Perth CBD, Bunbury and Margaret River to give feedback.

Building Knowledge Series - Investing with Impact

Nathan Lim, Morgan Stanley's Head of Wealth Management Research, gave a fascinating talk on impact investing, what it is (and isn't) and the myths and realities around sustainable strategies. He also discussed suitable Investing with Impact frameworks and provide attendees with tools and ideas to help achieve the next step of their impact goal.

For more information on any of our events please email:

Upcoming Events

Save these dates in your 2020 calendar:

  • Thursday 20th February - Charity High Tea, proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Saturday 28th March - Indoor Beach Volleyball Carnival
  • Wednesday 29th April – YCA Charity Quiz Night, proceeds to the Smith Family
  • Monday 18th May – Accounting & Audit Conference
  • Sunday 7th June - Indoor Netball & Basketball Carnival

For more information on any of our events please email:

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