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 JWheldon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 16 April 2018 - Joe Aston - AFR - WA's Auditor-General Caroline Spencer can't remain a CPA director
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: 16 April 2018 - Joe Aston - AFR - WA's Auditor-General Caroline Spencer can't remain a CPA director

In the letter dated 7 March 2018, Ms Spencer states " This is to ensure there are no conflicts of interest during my term serving in the role, and to ensure l am not in paid employment from any other source, as required by Schedule 1 clause 3 of the Act. " "I consider that remaining on the board of ...
by JWheldon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 16 April 2018 - Joe Aston - AFR - WA's Auditor-General Caroline Spencer can't remain a CPA director
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: 16 April 2018 - Joe Aston - AFR - WA's Auditor-General Caroline Spencer can't remain a CPA director

Response by CPA Australia https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/media/media-releases/17-april-2018 17 April 2018 Today an article was published in the Australian Financial Review that contains inaccuracies and we wish to provide you with more detail. Appointment of Caroline Spencer to WA Auditor General p...
by JWheldon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General

Additional information for members to consider in relation to the employment of a director https://www.srjww.com.au/directors-fees-pay/ "The issue of Director’s fees often comes up – should we pay directors? If we do pay fees how and what should they be paid? We answer the common questions for priva...
by JWheldon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 16 April 2018 - Joe Aston - AFR - WA's Auditor-General Caroline Spencer can't remain a CPA director
Replies: 7
Views: 191

16 April 2018 - Joe Aston - AFR - WA's Auditor-General Caroline Spencer can't remain a CPA director

Are Ms Spencer a director of CPA Australia, and Peter Wilson Chairman of CPA Australia and the board of CPA Australia, now engaging in activities which will breach the Western Australia Auditor General Act 2006, once Ms Spencer takes up her appointment on 28 May 2018? Are these activities also in br...
by JWheldon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General

Respectively disagree with your point about directors. She is a director of CPA Australia and is being remunerated. Her own business, one would assume, that she would stop receiving remuneration, and receive her benefits, in the form of profits. There may be a need for a business restructure. Lets u...
by JWheldon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General
Replies: 13
Views: 330

CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General

Does this appointment raise questions of conflict of interest and should Ms Spencer resign from CPA Australia once she takes up her appointment of WA Auditor General and from her business? With reference to WA Auditor General Act 2006 Schedule 1 - General provisions as to Auditor General on page 32 ...
by JWheldon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 10 April 2018 - AFR letters opinon - Unaccountable leadership at CPA Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 98

10 April 2018 - AFR letters opinon - Unaccountable leadership at CPA Australia

http://www.afr.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/letters-cpa-australia-rudd-syndrome-and-centrelink-bullying-20180410-h0ykhv by Letters Unaccountable leadership at CPA Australia Two items specifically highlighted (in bold) by new CPA president Peter Wilson in the president's report in the recently r...
by JWheldon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: 11 April 18 - AFR - Losses at Chartered Accountants alarm education body
Replies: 0
Views: 62

11 April 18 - AFR - Losses at Chartered Accountants alarm education body

At this rate, the changes at ICAANZ with regards to the PY program, will put it in line with the CPA program. Maybe a merger will be discussed again in the future, given both organisations will have a computer based assessment professional program. There certainly needs to be more effectively report...
by JWheldon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 10 Apr 2018 - AFR - Numbers game as losses lead to big cuts at Chartered Accountants ANZ
Replies: 5
Views: 254

10 Apr 2018 - AFR - Numbers game as losses lead to big cuts at Chartered Accountants ANZ

For all those members that have now joined the ICAANZ, it may be time for the Chartered Accountants to have their own independent review? Sounds like major changes required at ICAANZ. Will the Professional Year course, change to a computer based multiple choice system, which is subcontracted out to ...
by JWheldon
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: 2017 CPA Report
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: 2017 CPA Report

Have attached a breakdown of the membership numbers, as obtained from CPA Australia for the 2016 and 2017 years, and matched it against the revenue and costs as allocated by CPA Australia to each region. Do the allocations of revenues and expenses for each region over the 2016 and 2017 look funny? I...
by JWheldon
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: 6 April 2018 - AFR - Full extent of Alex Malley's payout revealed
Replies: 0
Views: 119

6 April 2018 - AFR - Full extent of Alex Malley's payout revealed

Full extent of Alex Malley's payout revealed -6 April 2018 by Edmund Tadros - AFR http://www.afr.com/business/accounting/full-extent-of-alex-malleys-payout-revealed-20180406-h0yfgh CPA's Australia's payments to key management personnel doubled to almost $10 million in 2017, amid the "most challengin...
by JWheldon
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: 2017 CPA Report
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: 2017 CPA Report

Have attached the 2017 CPA Australia reports and notes summarised to a four pages, when you look through the full 2017 CPA Australia financial report. When you look through the notes and then expand the expenses and revenue, you get a feeling that cost centers, with regards to expenses, looks very s...
by JWheldon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: 2017 CPA Report
Replies: 13
Views: 552

2017 CPA Report

Attached is the 2017 annual report for CPA Australia. Another award winner for the Women's weekly. 124 pages, half fully of colorful pictures and diagrams, which add little value, but clearly aim to distract the reader from any real information relating to accounting. CPA Australia Advice? The repor...
by JWheldon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 6 April 2018 - CPA’s troubled advice arm set for PwC review
Replies: 0
Views: 96

6 April 2018 - CPA’s troubled advice arm set for PwC review

Katarina Taurian 6 Apr 2018 https://www.ifa.com.au/news/25369-cpa-s-troubled-advice-arm-set-for-pwc-review CPA’s troubled advice arm set for PwC review CPA Australia Advice will have its business case and competitiveness reviewed by accounting and advisory giant PwC. PwC has been charged with assess...
by JWheldon
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 3 April - CPA members take fight for transparency to AGM
Replies: 0
Views: 121

3 April - CPA members take fight for transparency to AGM

CPA members take fight for transparency to AGM By: Katarina Taurian Over 100 CPA Australia members have signed a resolution pushing for the association to facilitate consultation and debate between members in a more open and cost-effective way. By a deadline of 21 March, 110 CPA Australia members si...
by JWheldon
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: 3 April 18 - Info re Member Consultation Forums
Replies: 2
Views: 222

3 April 18 - Info re Member Consultation Forums

Thought the members would be interested in this information, which has been obtained from the CPA link below, relating to the member consultation forums. https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/media/consultations-and-submissions/member-forums Have listed below some interesting stats with regards to the num...
by JWheldon
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: CPA Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: CPA Advice

Again this is interesting. Have anyone seen the 2017 financial accounts for CPA Australia Advice yet? https://www.accountantsdaily.com.au/professional-development/11438-licensing-arm-poses-another-big-conflict-for-cpa CPA’s licensing business is increasingly raising serious questions about the assoc...
by JWheldon
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Minimum disclosures?
Topic: 2016 financials - AAT - Jeff Hughes and Nicholas Diss directors
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: 2016 financials - AAT - Jeff Hughes and Nicholas Diss directors

Have attached the 2017 financials for AAT for members to look at. http://aat.org.au/about-aat-australia/annual-reports.html Extract from 2017 financials. Mr Diss, would be the need individual to ask questions about CPA, given he has been their for 16 years. "Nicholas Diss is the Deputy CFO of CPA Au...
by JWheldon
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: New CEO + Awty leaves 23/3
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: New CEO + Awty leaves 23/3

Now he has plenty of time to build this organisation for which he is a director of, Pillars of Strength. Maybe he can get Alex Malley, Jeff Hughes and maybe Graeme Wade to help build the charity with all their combined skills. Just like, they used their great business skills to help build up a littl...
by JWheldon
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: Peter Wilson:- Reumeration reporting in his charity
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: Peter Wilson:- Reumeration reporting in his charity

Found this on ACNC (Australian Charties and Not For Profit Commission - interesting reading. The definition of a charity leaves it open to anyone to exploit this structure. The good governance is information, is also interesting. Not sure CPA Australia is meeting this? Extract from attached document...