Date posted: 20/02/2018 2 min read

WA Regional News February 2018

Find out what has been happening in WA and learn about upcoming events.

In brief

  • Regional manager's update
  • Recap of last month's events and activities
  • Summary of upcoming events

Regional manager update 

We have some changes in our Regional Council, and welcome Ron Louis FCA to the Chair position, and Tinashe Kamangira CA to the Vice Chair. Tinashe will also be the WA representative Councillor to the National Council, and we thank Tinashe for assuming this position on behalf of the WA membership.

Our first Regional Council meeting took place on the 14th February and was kindly hosted by members at Wesfarmers in the CBD. Councillors were presented with the outcomes of a member survey conducted by Wesfarmers management, and were able to interact with members over drinks and canapes. Thanks to Adam Soufoulis FCA and Meagan Hamblin CA for organising everything.

Our Past State Chairs got together at their annual lunch on the 16th February. This was a great chance for the incoming Chair to give the senior CA members present an update on happenings at the state and national level, as well as providing a chance to generally catch up.

As our membership and events calendar ramps up for 2018, the WA team would very much like to thank all members for their continued support and encouragement, and we look forward to seeing you all in the Perth office.

Recap of last month's events/activity 

CA Program (TAX118 and AAA118) Welcome Evening

On Monday 22 January, we held the CA Program Welcome Evening and hosted 50 candidates who are enrolled in their first module. The panel featured Kevin Nagamany FCA (one of our CA Study Masterclass Facilitators), Vivian Wang CA (Young Chartered Accountant committee member) and Gerard Wong (Provisional Member & Top of State Merit Award Winner for TAX217). The session provided crucial information to new candidates and advice from the panelists on their key insights to succeeding in the CA Program.

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YCA NFP Board Launch

Mentees and Mentors of the NFP Board Experience connected and networked at this Launch event, held at the Perth Office on Wednesday 31 January. The purpose of this event was to create an opportunity for all stakeholders in the NFP Board Experience Program to be able to connect with not only their mentee/Mentor counterparts, but additionally with members of the YCA committee, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Staff and facilitators. Attendees were provided an in-depth program overview, individual breakout meetings to connect formally and then had the opportunity for a Q&A session with networking drinks to wrap up

YCA Calendar Kick-off Bowling Event

The 2018 social event calendar kicked off on Thursday 15 February, with attendees having a striking good time at the Ten Pin Bowling Networking Night. Rosemount Bowl in North Perth hosted Young Chartered Accountants and Provisional Members, who formed teams of 4 to network with colleagues and peers and test their bowling skills. 

Building Knowledge Session – Weather Risk Management

On Thursday 22 February, we held the first Building Knowledge Session for 2018. Norm Trethewey CA, Senior Weather Underwriting Manager at Allstate Weather, drew upon his 18+ years’ experience as he discussed weather risk management and the recent changes in demand and supply, data analysis and contract preferences. Attendees at this informative stand-up dinner were informed of the various ways some seemingly normal environmental fluctuations can affect the bottom line for many organisations.

Upcoming events 

Come along to one of our upcoming events in 2018!

Sharing Knowledge Sessions – Reporting and Assurance – Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March

The first Sharing Knowledge sessions will be held on 7 March in Perth and 8 March in Bunbury, where Ceri-Ann Ross FCA, Reporting Leader, will provide an update on the current reporting and assurance ‘hot topics’, including: ‘Triple trouble’ – three new accounting standards on revenue, financial instruments and leases are shaking up the financial reporting world.

Indoor Beach Volleyball Carnival – Sunday 11 March

The Indoor Beach Volleyball Carnival is back on the social event calendar for the third consecutive year. Dig up a team and get among the action at the 2018 Mixed Indoor Beach Volleyball Carnival. PWC were victorious in 2017, can your team rally together and spike itself to victory to be the champions in 2018? 

Employment Evening – Wednesday 14 March

Employment Evening is specifically designed for business and accounting students, to give them the opportunity to have quality conversations with employers looking to fill their cadet, intern, vacation and graduate roles. In 2017 over 2,700 students attended Employment Evening in their region, networking with over 200 employers and exhibitors. Now in its 19th consecutive year in Australia, the 2018 Employment Evening is taking place in six locations across Australia and New Zealand. 

Young Chartered Accountants Strategies for Success Series - Wednesday 21 March

The first session of the 2018 Young Chartered Accountants Strategies for Success Series will be held on Wednesday 21 March. ‘The Art of the Interview & Art of the Resume’, will be presented by James Fairbairn of Lester Blades Executive Search. Covering areas such as interview preparation, making a great first impression, online interviews, interview techniques, and much more.

Building Knowledge Session – Showcasing Internal Audit: Dispelling the myths – Thursday 22 March

This session will be exploring ‘A day in the life of an internal auditor’.  We will showcase career opportunities and progression within the internal audit profession. Explore the inter-relationship between internal audits, risk management, financial audit. Demonstrate a modern approach to fraud identification and response. Share personal case studies to demonstrate practical and pragmatic approach to auditing in today’s world, and lots more.

CA Women Series – Sparkle – Friday 23 March

What better way to start your Friday night then to come along to our first ever sparkling wine tasting event. Grab your friends and educate yourself on 5 different kinds of bubbly, paired with delicious chocolates and tasty cheeses, and have a whole lot of fun!

Diversity Series - Estate and Financial Planning for Elders / Aged Care Planning – Tuesday 27 March

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. With an increasing number of blended families, family dynamics and choice of persons who will control a client’s finances in the case of incapacity or death can avoid devastating family feuds and expensive Supreme Court litigation.

Chartered Accountants in Business – Blockchain - Wednesday 28 March

In just twelve months, initial coin offerings (or token sales) have grown from a niche internet sensation to a mainstream capital raising mechanism – over US$6 billion was raised in 2017 alone. However, while the opportunity to raise capital without taking on debt or equity, as well as the ability for new sources of value to be unlocked, have proven attractive to many, significant questions about the sector’s long term viability remain. Join us for a discussion on the technical, commercial, and regulatory drivers of what may just be the biggest disruption to our capital markets.

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