- Regional managers update
- Recap of last months events and activities
- Summary of upcoming events
Regional manager update
It has been a month of celebration and recognition of achievement – The Perth office hosted a merit award ceremony for Provisional members who achieved in the top 5% of marks for the last semester of 2017, as well as celebrating the high achievers who attained the top of the state for their modules. Congratulations to all who managed this great feat!
On 12 April, WA Fellows were invited to the annual FCA dinner, held at Frasers restaurant. This event is an opportunity for our Fellows to celebrate this status, and to welcome the newly appointed Fellows into this prestigious group, and it is great to see enthusiasm grow for this wonderful event. The current 2018 President, Jane Stanton, was also in town for the event and we thank her for making the time to come to WA and celebrate with us.
The nomination period for Fellowship will be opening soon, so please contact the WA office to find out how to nominate your peers to become a Fellow. With the progress of the strategic review, consultation continues on a number of initiatives. Thanks to the members and Provisional members who were involved in the latest round of consultation regarding changes being considered with the CA Program and associated learning outcomes.
Recap of last month's events/activities
YCA Strategies for Success – Learning Bites Series
On the 21st March, YCA kicked off the first of our 2018 Learning Bites Series with The Art of the Resume & The Art of the Interview. James Fairbairn enlightened attendees on the countless times people have unwittingly caused themselves to miss out on an opportunity simply by the way they have prepared their CV, and that the difference between interview success and failure is often minute.
CA Women’s Series – A Sparkling Night
What a fun Friday night! On the 23rd March, we sparkled the night away by tasting delicious sparkling wines, paired with tasty cheeses and amazing chocolates. Thanks to our sponsor, PwC, and everyone involved who contributed to a fabulous night and helped us raise funds for Financial Toolbox.
Diversity Series – Aged Care Planning
On 27th March, Amanda Liston from Liston Legal, assisted members in gaining an understanding in how Estate Planning for elders requires more than drafting a Will. With our wealthy baby boomer generation handing over the reins to the next generation, the role of the trusted team of advisers, being the accountant, estate planner and financial planner has never been so important.
CAs in Business – Blockchain
Update Expert Alex Cook, a postgraduate law student of the Blackstone Student Law Society, joined us on Wednesday 28 March, to discuss the technical, commercial and regulatory drivers of what may just be the biggest disruption to our capital markets.
Upcoming events - See what we have in store for autumn!
Building Knowledge Series – Insolvency Matters– Thursday 3 May
This is a member-only session not to be missed if you provide advice to corporate clients of any size, from SMEs to publicly-listed companies.
The presentation will cover two topics:
- “Safe harbour” provisions to provide directors with relief from insolvent trading provided the companies and directors meet certain conditions and are taking reasonable steps to restructure; and
- A stay on “ipso facto” clauses in contracts, which allow contractual rights to be exercised by a party to a contract if the other party enters voluntary administration, receivership or a scheme of arrangement, or because of the other party’s “financial position”.
YCA Strategies for Success – Learning Bites – Thursday 10 May
Imagine transforming your life one conversation at a time… Learn about what courageous conversations are and why most of us avoid them. Recognise some of your own barriers to having successful conversations and more fully leverage your emotional intelligence. Vanessa Vershaw is the CEO & founder of Reinvention Consulting, a business psychologist, executive coach and facilitator with over 18 years of broad international consulting experience and will be helping attendees to have these tough conversations with grace and confidence.
Audit & Accounting Conference – Friday 18 May
Whether you are an auditor, financial accountant or management accountant, the 2018 Audit and Accounting Conference will provide expert knowledge on the trends reshaping finance, including detailed and actionable insights to meet the demands of the year ahead and add value to your organisation.
Business Forum 2018 – Wednesday 13 June
Keep an eye out for our Business Forum coming up in June, which will be focused on WA business; the brand, the economic conditions and the future of work.
For more information on any of our events, please email our registration team.
Indoor Netball Carnival - Sunday 17 June
Registrations are open for the next in our line-up of Sport Carnivals! Members of all levels and experience are encouraged to join in the fun. Teams will be divided into two grades:
- Blue – for those who just want to have fun (Social)
- Gold – for the fiercely competitive (Premier)