Date posted: 26/03/2019 3 min read

WA Regional News March 2019

Welcome the March WA Regional update.

In brief

  • Regional Manager Update
  • Recap of last months events
  • Upcoming events

Regional Manager Update

This month our Regional Council meeting was hosted by staff and members at Inpex and learnt about the finance function as well as automation of financial and other services within the company. Thanks to Ryan Glynn CA, Danny Gentili and the team for being gracious hosts. Council members were given updates from David Breust, Chief Marketing Officer and Liz Stamford, General Manager of Australian Regions.

The Not For Profit Board Experience mentees met up for their first workshop, focusing on the Director versus Executive mindset. All mentor and mentee pairs have hit the ground running, with most mentees having experienced their first NFP Board or Committee meeting and providing interesting and useful insights to their Boards.

Our CAs in Business and Young CA Panels had their first formal meetings, and have kicked off their calendars of activity with members participating in workshops, networking and other initiatives driven by these two panels of committed members. Interested members who had made themselves known to staff were also invited to a brainstorming and feedback session on the CA Catalyst initiatives. 


Members interested in joining the discussion and activity are encouraged to sign up through the discussion point on My CA by clicking this link and then clicking on ‘Join Group’

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Recap of the last month

Charity High Tea

A fabulous afternoon was had by all, enjoying a bit of high tea fun while listening to some fantastic presentations. The first from Professor Georgia Halkett on Improving support and education for patients diagnosed with cancer and their carers; and a moving talk from Suzanna Matla-Ienco whose sister passed away from cancer and spoke about the journey and challenges that are faced from the carer and patients’ side. All in all, this event raised over $2,500 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and we would like to thank Lisa Hando and PwC for continuing their proud support of this and other Diversity Series initiatives with CAANZ Perth Office.

Charity High Tea

Careers Engagement 

Our newest crop of CA Student Representatives met in the Perth office to network and learn more about what it means to be a CA. We are proud to engage with these amazing students representing all WA-based universities and doing fantastic work on behalf of the organisation and members.

CA Business Educators Breakfast – we continue our relationship with key teachers, academics and career advisors with another session in our series of breakfast presentations. This time we welcomed William Ellis CA to give educators an update on happenings within the CA Program course content and delivery.

The major event of the year for students and employers alike, Employment Evening, showcased 36 exhibitors and over 400 students with opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and networking. From mock interviews and special speaker sessions to professional profile photos and dozens of potential employers to talk to it was a jam-packed evening for everyone involved.

Sharing Knowledge Series - Professional Standards Roadshow

Our very own Kate Dixon from the Professional Standards team joined WA members to provide an update on professional standards, including who they are, insights on the professional standards process, how the team can assist members and what CA’s need keep in mind and implement in their business lives to ensure highest ethical and business standards.

Forensic Accounting Discussion Group Series

A session was held to discuss a review into an Investigation into Underpayments of Payroll Obligations and Remediation. We welcomed Sarah Thorburn CA and Briony Pole who provided an overview of the impacts associated with the discovery of an underpayment of wages, from a legal, quantification and remediation perspective. A big thank you to member Hollie Ponton CA who assists our team to source topics and speakers of current interest to the Perth forensic accounting professionals.

Fringe Benefits Tax Workshop

The annual FBT workshop roadshow hit Perth on the 8th March. This one-day workshop updated attendees on the most recent changes to the FBT landscape and provided training on the ins and outs of fringe benefits tax including case studies and examples.

Retired Members Lunch

The guest speaker for this special session for our retired members was Geoff Kaye, Director at Compu.Ed, a specialist educational robotics supplier whose principal focus is on the area of STEM education. Geoff spoke about advancements in Artificial Intelligence with a demonstration of his favourite robot, a cute little guy named Robbie!


AI named Robbie

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Upcoming Event

Strategies for Success – Learning Bites Series

This series is designed to leverage and develop key soft skills, and each session has been designed as a stand-alone session, or to build on key messages throughout the series to give added benefit and impact

  • Value in a Competitive Marketplace – Do You Know Your Value? – 1st May, 5.00 – 7.00pm
  • Speaking with Impact – 17th July, 5.00 – 7.00pm
  • The Emotionally Aware Professional – Managing Ourselves – 18th September, 5.00 – 7.00pm
  • The Emotionally Aware Professional – Managing Our Relationships – 6th November, 5.00 – 7.00pm

Mixed Sporting Carnivals

Great for a team building activity or just to get moving, we cater for both social and advanced levels of competition.

  • Indoor Netball, Sunday 26th May
  • Indoor Soccer, Sunday 18th August. 

Building Knowledge Session: Capital Markets Outlook – 9 April

This seminar offers an insider’s view of bank finance, public equity markets and financing in general. Our panellists, drawn from these sectors, will offer an insight into their experiences over the last year and will predict what’s in store for the 2020 financial year. Please join us on 9 April, 12pm – 2pm for this fascinating panel discussion.

Sharing Knowledge Session – Tax and Budget Update with Michael Croker – 11 April

Join us to hear from Michael Croker who will talk through the Chartered Accountants ANZ approach to tax advocacy, the tax policy issues he is dealing with at Government and Treasury level, as well as the current consultation agenda with the ATO. This event will also give you an opportunity to provide feedback to Michael on tax topics of particular concern to you.

We will be holding two Tax and Budget update sessions, one in Perth and the second in Bunbury.

Tax and Budget update sessions

We will be holding two Tax and Budget update sessions, one in Perth and the second in Bunbury.

Register here

Charity Quiz Night

Mark your calendars and get your team together; the annual Young Chartered Accountants Charity Fundraising Quiz Night is happening on 4th April from 5.30pm.

Gather all your gold coins and join us at the WA Italian Club Northbridge for an action-packed night with trivia questions, fundraising games, a silent auction and a magnificent raffle draw.

Charity Quiz Night Registration

Annual Young Chartered Accountants Charity Fundraising Quiz Night on 4th April from 5.30pm.

Register here