Date posted: 28/05/2019 6 min read

WA Regional News May 2019

Welcome to the May WA Regional update.

In brief

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

Regional Manager update

It has been a month of celebration, connecting and re-connecting with members, and recognition of achievement for WA members. On 2 May, WA Fellows were invited to their annual FCA dinner. 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.

WA - FCA recipients May 2019

We also celebrated the achievement of the President’s Prize awarded to Meagan Hamblin CA. This prize is awarded once a year to one worthy young Chartered Accountant, and we are very proud that it has made its way over to WA! 

The current 2019 President, Stephen Walker, was in town for the event and we thank him for making the time to come to WA and celebrate with us. We took this opportunity for him to connect with members, holding member networking drinks as well as a lunch with representatives from our various member committees. Stephen has gone away with a very good idea of the state of play in WA for Chartered Accountants – thanks to those who connected with Stephen at one or more of these opportunities!

The 2019 nomination period for Fellowship is now open, so please click the link below to find out more on the nomination process and feel free to contact the WA office for assistance on nominating your peers to become a Fellow.

WA State Council met with past State Chairs for their annual lunch. This continues to be a great opportunity to keep these member representatives abreast of national and state-based issues and activity, as well as a chance to catch up with a number of people who have contributed so much to the CA community locally. Thanks to all of those who made the time to come along.

High achieving high school students from a number of local schools came into the Perth office during a two-day period to participant in the ‘Meet the Business Leaders’ event. Students were shown the range of places that accounting can take you as well as how Chartered Accountants ANZ can support and assist in their career journey with grounding in business and finance.

WA - Business Leaders May 2019

Recap of the last month

Strategies for Success –Value in a Competitive Marketplace – Do You Know Your Value? 

Lisa Kazalac from Professional Vogue presented a fascinating session discussing Strategies on how to recognise and assess your own value in the workplace as well as utilising your value to plan your career. Attendees were enlightened on how to gain a clear understanding of their own strengths and opportunities, as well as how to target and focus on areas for development.

Working with Culturally Diverse & Virtual Teams

The Perth Accounts Management team partnered with AsiaLink Business to deliver a business-focused capability development program to help members develop essential knowledge of Asian markets, business environments, cultures and political landscapes to engage more effectively with Asia.

Participants were provided with skills, knowledge and practical frameworks to effectively recognising and harnessing the capabilities of individuals within cross-cultural teams to achieve optimal business outcomes. We thank AsiaLink Business for providing this opportunity for our members to participate. 

Upcoming Events

Business Forum Perth – 26 June

Join us as we dive deep into Western Australia's Business Sector at our annual Business Forum Conference.

The overarching theme of the forum will be twofold, with the morning sessions looking at the pulse of Western Australian Business and technological disruption, and the afternoon sessions focusing on trust in the workplace and business relationships. 

CA Resources Community Panel “Embracing Digital – Preparing for the Future” – 12 June

Hear from industry leaders on what’s coming for digital transformation for finance professionals and resources businesses, the effects on finance teams and how to best prepare for these emerging technologies by becoming a finance business partner and stay at the forefront of finance.

Managing the Payroll Function Workshop – 19 June

This one-day workshop is a chance for you, as payroll professionals and advisers, to gain insights and garner time-critical information from one of Australia’s leading payroll experts.

SMSF Day Workshop – 27 June

Designed for SMSF professionals, this dedicated one-day event is set up around the discussion and problem-solving of important trending SMSF concerns — with a group of Australia’s best SMSF technical experts. 

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. Click here to register for any of these sessions.

  • Speaking with Impact – 17 July, 5.00 – 7.00pm
  • The Emotionally Aware Professional – Managing Ourselves – 18 September, 5.00 – 7.00pm
  • The Emotionally Aware Professional – Managing Our Relationships – 6 November, 5.00 – 7.00pm.

Winter Tax & Super School – 25 & 26 July

This highly interactive two-day workshop delivers relevant and practical content. Facilitated by one of our Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainers, you will be provided with practical knowledge via a comprehensive case study that will tie together the content covered across both days.

Indoor Soccer Carnival – 18 August

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