Date posted: 21/06/2019 5 min read

Western Australian regional update June 2019

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

In brief

  • Regional Manager update
  • Recap of last month

Regional Manager Update

This month, the WA Regional Council welcomed Managing Partners from our mid-tier accounting practices. This lunchtime discussion focused on graduate recruitment and qualifications and the effect of technology in the workplace, as well as how the CA qualification can continue to add value in the changing work environment. Thanks to all for sharing their valuable time and contributing to the discussion. 

We also welcomed a bumper crowd of new members and guests to our latest Certificate Presentation Ceremony, held on a particularly cold and blustery night at the Crown. Ninety new members received their certificates from Regional Council Chair Tinashe Kamangira FCA and CAANZ Australian Vice President Peter Rupp FCA, and were treated to a great presentation from invited member Patrick Arulsingham FCA. Thanks to those who braved the conditions to celebrate with us!

Term 2 of the CA Program was kicked off with a welcome evening and orientation for those going into the first module of their program. A question-and-answer panel session was held containing subject specialists in the form of Merit Winners, Past candidates, Young Chartered Accountant Panel members and a Capstone facilitator and exam marker. We hope that those in attendance feel more confident tackling their first modules and wish you the best in the Program.

The office hosted students from Curtin Accounting Association as they held their annual dinner focusing on diversity in the workplace. It was great to catch up with our student representatives from Curtin as well as a number of future Chartered Accountants, Curtin academic staff and invited guest speakers.

Recap of the last month

Audit & Accounting Conference

On the 22nd of May we held our annual Audit & Accounting Conference, welcoming over 130 professionals. In a landscape of constant change, the focus was on ensuring that attendees were equipped with the most up to date knowledge in their specialty areas. Industry specialists and regulators shared insights on business partnering, technology and the latest in management accounting, audit, and financial reporting.

Indoor Netball Carnival

Once again, the annual Netball Carnival was held at the Lords Recreation Centre, and after many hard-won games it came down to Maxim Advisory and Pink Kandy Floss to battle it out to claim final victory and the 2019 trophy. After a tense and intense game, the grand winner for 2019 was awarded to the Pink Kandy Floss team, aka PKF Perth.

Congratulations to all teams who participated, you are all winners in our eyes.

Pink Kandy Floss netball team, 2019 champs

Not for Profit Board Experience Workshop

At this second workshop, program mentees gathered to participate in a ‘You Can’t Ask That’ style of Q&A with Suzanne Ardagh. Suzanne is a professional director and leads the Board Advisory Service for Executive Search Firm Lester Blades. We thank Suzanne so much for providing her opinion on a number of tough questions, and for her candidness about life in the Board Room.

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Upcoming Events 

Catalyst Automation Workshop – 3 July, 12-2pm

This workshop is designed to empower members to make informed changes in their firms, and help them embrace innovation, automation, technology and a streamlined workflow. 

Building Knowledge Series: Sustainability and Growth – 4 July, 11am-3.30pm

In this session, we will explore the themes of sustainability and growth – what WA can capitalise on, the business of sustainability, potential environmental considerations, and what opportunities that can be earmarked for the next phase of growth. 

Find more information on this series - Sustainability and Growth.

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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.

  • 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, all day

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. 

Winter Tax Super School

Find out more information on the Winter school workshops.

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Building Knowledge Series: Family Law, Tips and Traps for the Private Client Adviser - 6 August 2019

As our clients Trusted Adviser, we are expected to not only ensure that we provide them with the most efficient tax outcomes in how they manage their affairs but also how to structure their affairs to minimise risk of loss through the course of their life. This session will include many practical examples to ensure you are able to get a solid understanding of the issues which you need to consider when advising clients.

Indoor Soccer Carnival – 18 August 2019

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

Table Tennis Tournament – 12 October 2019

Sharpen your reflexes, limber those limbs and ready your bat for this year’s grand tournament.

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