Merry Christmas to Peter Wilson. When it was suggested that Peter Wilson should be independent of the old board so that we can have a fresh start Peter responded with "That's your issue". Summary of the meeting here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=594
A good summary of where we are up to by Joe Aston of the AFR, linked to from here: viewtopic.php?f=5&p=4137#p4137
If you are new to this website read the story so far: viewtopic.php?t=321#p1793
Check out some of the AFR articles, too many to list and check out some of the ABC reports: http://www.afr.com/business/accounting/ ... 215-h055ej http://www.afr.com/business/accounting/ ... 211-h02x1d http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the ... s,/8626662
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by Not_A_CPA
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: TV Ads
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: TV Ads

Congratulations to Jozo Frankovic, winner of our Australian Open 2018 work experience placement. CPA Program at its best, competition for work experience placement at the Aus Open. No offense to the winner but you can almost see the first day of work experience; Mentor: Congratulations on winning t...
by Not_A_CPA
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates
Replies: 37
Views: 5250

Re: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates

Strategic management accounting is one of the four compulsory subject! What is CPA going to do about high failure rate? This is getting out of hand and has been for years! What is CPA going to do about the high failure rate? Keep going as is. Being a CPA isn't a given, it takes hard work and CPA on...
by Not_A_CPA
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: CPA Australia's CPA Advice Programme
Replies: 38
Views: 2788

Re: CPA Australia's CPA Advice Programme

If you have a look at the costing table, annual basic fee would be $2,950, then middle strategic fees would be $10,000 and then Holistic (full advice) fees would be $23,232. It would appear that most of the members that have jointed CPA Australia Advice are those under the basic licence/membership....
by Not_A_CPA
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Alex on 2GB today! having a good old laugh
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: Alex on 2GB today! having a good old laugh

So it is actually not his fault !!! No it wasn't, it was Fairfax, tall poppy syndrome. He has had impeccable performance, I mean sold his rights to the naked CEO book but didn't receive a cent, 6 million young people on the naked CEO website (160,000 membership base don't forget). Serious though he...
by Not_A_CPA
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Competitor accounting bodies target CPA members
Replies: 10
Views: 1560

Re: Competitor accounting bodies target CPA members

Another reason why there shouldn't be that many accounting bodies. I hope that both IPA and CAANZ motive are not to raise their member numbers but rather to stand up for the accounting profession and for us accountants. It is sad that now they are coming out of the silent, why now, when they should...
by Not_A_CPA
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates
Replies: 37
Views: 5250

Re: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates

Scaled scoring system was introduced about four years ago including implementation of computer based examinations. That is when failure rates started to increase. The feedback report has indicated that NO ONE have any chance to resit nor a review of examination results There are numerous people lik...
by Not_A_CPA
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates
Replies: 37
Views: 5250

Re: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates

The main thing we need to understand, CPA or CA is not university, this is what make you become a qualified professional accountant and if the candidate does not possessed the level of knowledge and experience to advance to CPA or CA, then I am all in, to hold them back. Why, because it affects the...
by Not_A_CPA
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Something Odd About Member Numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Re: Something Odd About Member Numbers

Having not read the report, are those exam sits the number of members who sat at least one exam during the year, or is it the annual number of completed exam papers? I ask as most members would do two subjects per year effectively making two exam sits per member ie 2017 target of 62,000 would result...
by Not_A_CPA
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Messages of support or otherwise and feedback
Topic: Alex Malley on Clarke and Dawe
Replies: 15
Views: 2363

Re: Alex Malley on Clarke and Dawe

I read that entire script imagining their voices. Absolutely brilliant!!!!!!! Gold star for you my friend.
by Not_A_CPA
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates
Replies: 37
Views: 5250

Re: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates

I personally feel the cpa program is money focused rather than skills focused. I will be honest in I failed two units, both times the results for the individual sections was very high, however the final score was always 5 under the passing grade (I passed 3 units overall). Now as a person who likes ...
by Not_A_CPA
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CEO terminated effective today!
Replies: 131
Views: 11829

Re: CEO terminated effective today!

$4.9M ???????????? What the f*** was in his contract? Who agreed to it? And why wasnt the payment put to the members for approval in accordance with "Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments) Bill 2009"? https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2009B00146/Explanatory%...
by Not_A_CPA
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CEO terminated effective today!
Replies: 131
Views: 11829

Re: CEO resigns effective today!

such a nice guy, hope the door doesn't hit him in the way out!!! Be hard to find a replacement who can spend so much of other people's money on themselves without a care in the world. Interesting he was terminated and he didn't resign. Love to have been a fly on the wall in that meeting. Normally as...
by Not_A_CPA
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR Editorial 16 June 2017 - Alex Malley must now stand aside
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: AFR Editorial 16 June 2017 - Alex Malley must now stand aside

CEO has the constitutional right to attend board meetings. I.e. he does not just attend by invitation, they can't kick him out. This is very concerning given the current state of affairs; how can they have a (theoretically) frank discussion with him in the room? They can't. They could arrange an in...
by Not_A_CPA
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Assorted Malleyisms
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Assorted Malleyisms

The Nude CPA wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:41 pm
I'm sure it was acquired as an arm's length transaction...
Literally arms outstretched when passing the cash to one another. CPA intereptation of arms length transaction.
by Not_A_CPA
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR Editorial 16 June 2017 - Alex Malley must now stand aside
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: AFR Editorial 16 June 2017 - Alex Malley must now stand aside

Perhaps he is also bullying the Board members into submission! A bully don't change overnight. Like the warden from Shawshank redemption! You could see him in front of the newly appointed directors "gentleman put your faith in CPA's constitution, your a$$ now belongs to me". We don't know th full s...
by Not_A_CPA
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR Editorial 16 June 2017 - Alex Malley must now stand aside
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: AFR Editorial 16 June 2017 - Alex Malley must now stand aside

Ok so 7 of the 12 have resigned. As shocking as that is, part of me can't help but think "they were happy to be on the board all the while Alex was running around" and only stood down when things got to where they are now. Effectively a CEO is an employee of the board, that is who they are employed ...
by Not_A_CPA
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: CPA TV Shows We'd Like to See
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: CPA TV Shows We'd Like to See

Looks like we may have a new one to run after In Coversation called "Who wants to be a CEO", cheap spin off of millionaire. Your host Alex Malley. Question 1) This year your organisation reported a membership base of 160,000, and 155,000 last year. What is the growth of your organisation? A) 45,000 ...
by Not_A_CPA
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR Article 15 June 2017 - CPA directors Jennifer Lang, Deborah Ong resign over CEO Alex Malley
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: AFR Article 15 June 2017 - CPA directors Jennifer Lang, Deborah Ong resign over CEO Alex Malley

Haha and just now I got an email from CPA with 20% discount on selected courses, one being "Better Practice in Governance and Accountability - Understand the concept of corporate governance and its relationship with broader issues of ethics, assurance and relationships with stakeholders". So has the...
by Not_A_CPA
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: Accountants Daily Article - CPA set for ‘significant announcements’ 14/06/2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Accountants Daily Article - CPA set for ‘significant announcements’ 14/06/2017

Announcement that CPA are going to invest in channel 10? I really dislike that preannouncements companies give. Just come out and say it. I can see why doing it on a Friday will reduce some of the negative flack a little over the weekend, but still just be upfront and honest. Anyone want to wager on...
by Not_A_CPA
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 6th June 2017 ASIC Examines CPA Accounts
Replies: 21
Views: 2517

Re: AFR 6th June 2017 ASIC Examines CPA Accounts

A peak accounting body doesn't understand that accounts need to be lodged with FS70 / FS71 forms? Come on. There would be first year audit graduates that understand that. How was our $900k+ p.a. company secretary not on top of this? If they sat the Professional CPA course rather than just giving th...