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
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by JWheldon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: New chief Info & Digital officer at CPA Australia - starts Feb 19
Replies: 0
Views: 28

New chief Info & Digital officer at CPA Australia - starts Feb 19

https://www.cio.com.au/article/650572/farid-jarrar-join-cpa-australia/ 7 Dec 2018 Farid Jarrar is leaving his role as CIO at outsourced call centre provider Stellar and will join CPA Australia in February as chief information and digital officer. Jarrar, who has been with Stellar since July 2010, is...
by JWheldon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: CPA Australia - education program has lost direction
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: CPA Australia - education program has lost direction

This sounds a bit old. The accounting profession has been saying this for years. CPA Australia had so many past presidents from academia who missed the opportunity to work with the Universities to implement change. Yet the Universities are following the almighty dollar and the pull of the full payin...
by JWheldon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 4 Oct 18 - AFR:- New standards for financial planners cannot be met before the January 1 deadline
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: 4 Oct 18 - AFR:- New standards for financial planners cannot be met before the January 1 deadline

60 hours CPD likely for licensed accountants https://www.accountantsdaily.com.au/professional-development/12358-60-hours-cpd-likely-for-licensed-accountants The latest guidance on incoming education requirements for accountants operating under an AFSL suggest about 60 hours of CPD annually will be n...
by JWheldon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: CPA Aust - Value and relevance of financial reports
Replies: 0
Views: 42

CPA Aust - Value and relevance of financial reports

Having a look at this report, which was commissioned by CPA Australia on whether and if so, how financial statements are useful for equity investors in Australia. Is a way for CPA Australia to commission a report, in an attempt to try to justify the poor financial reports provided to the members of ...
by JWheldon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 4 Oct 18 - AFR:- New standards for financial planners cannot be met before the January 1 deadline
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: 4 Oct 18 - AFR:- New standards for financial planners cannot be met before the January 1 deadline

It does appear that you are making reference to overseas situation concerning cost inflation index and the tax implications. If this is the case you may want to contact your local CPA branch for assistance or search the internet for your relevant examples.
by JWheldon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Minimum disclosures?
Topic: 7 Nov 2018 - Brett Stevenson - All Dressed up Magazine - CPA Australia. For the accounting profession
Replies: 0
Views: 74

7 Nov 2018 - Brett Stevenson - All Dressed up Magazine - CPA Australia. For the accounting profession

ALL DRESSED UP Magazine - CPA Australia. For the accounting profession From Brett Stevenson - 7 November 2018 https://www.excellere.com.au/blog/2018/11/7/all-dressed-up-magazine-cpa-australia-for-the-accounting-profession Well, here it is. 314 pages in total. Not in a very sophisticated format as my...
by JWheldon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: 19 Nov 18 - Brett Stevenson - Letter to International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
Replies: 0
Views: 83

19 Nov 18 - Brett Stevenson - Letter to International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

Letter to International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). To Read Brett's letter go to his website. https://www.excellere.com.au/blog/2018/11/19/letter-to-international-federation-of-accountants-ifac by Brett Stevenson 19 November 2018 You may be interested in a letter I have sent to the Internation...
by JWheldon
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 13 Nov 18 - AFR - Tassie bureaucrat Ric De Santi pockets CPA's $75k
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: 13 Nov 18 - AFR - Tassie bureaucrat Ric De Santi pockets CPA's $75k

Tasmania's deputy AG finally donates CPA pay by Joe Aston AFR 20/11/2018 https://www.afr.com/brand/rear-window/tasmanias-deputy-ag-finally-donates-cpa-pay-20181120-h184sr CPA Australia president Peter Wilson wrote to his members on Tuesday on a number of matters, one of them being director remunerat...
by JWheldon
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 13 Nov 18 - AFR - Tassie bureaucrat Ric De Santi pockets CPA's $75k
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: 13 Nov 18 - AFR - Tassie bureaucrat Ric De Santi pockets CPA's $75k

CPA Australia have now responded to serious issues raised by the Australian Financial Review with regards Ric De Santi advising that he is to cease receiving his director fees from CPA Australia. Why so late, when he was appointed in October 2017? Have CPA Australia received legal advise, and if the...
by JWheldon
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General
Replies: 21
Views: 3962

Re: CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General

CPA Australia have responded to issues with regards to Ric De Santi and Caroline Spencer almost 6 months after they were raised. Why???? CPA Australia have backed tracked with regards to previous statements, that they have issued to the public, the Australian Financial Review and the members of CPA ...
by JWheldon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 13 Nov 18 - AFR - Tassie bureaucrat Ric De Santi pockets CPA's $75k
Replies: 2
Views: 298

13 Nov 18 - AFR - Tassie bureaucrat Ric De Santi pockets CPA's $75k

Tassie bureaucrat Ric De Santi pockets CPA's $75k 13 November 2018 - Rear Window in AFR by Joe Aston https://www.afr.com/brand/rear-window/tassie-bureaucrat-ric-de-santi-pockets-cpas-75k-20181113-h17ujc In April, CPA Australia's painfully haughty president Peter Wilson attacked an item in this colum...
by JWheldon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: CPA Australia - education program has lost direction
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: CPA Australia - education program has lost direction

Great post Alice, and thanks for your input. Why do you want to undertake the SMSF Specialist course? CPA Australia appeared to indicated that it was awaiting clear guidance as to the new education requirements relating to this area from the relevant government authority, before deciding how they wi...
by JWheldon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 6 Nov 2018 - Southern Cross Uni appoints Tyrone Carlin
Replies: 0
Views: 552

6 Nov 2018 - Southern Cross Uni appoints Tyrone Carlin

Thought Brett and others may find this of interest. Wonder if he was asked to leave Sydney Uni? Southern Cross University has announced the appointment of Professor Tyrone Carlin as its new Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic). https://www.scu.edu.au/engage/news/latest-news/2018/southern-cross-universi...
by JWheldon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 6 Nov18 -CPA Australia signs MoC with CICPA at WCOA
Replies: 0
Views: 146

6 Nov18 -CPA Australia signs MoC with CICPA at WCOA

I wonder whether when you see the next CPA Australia annual report, that the membership numbers increase dramatically due to this type of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC)? They probably have found another avenue for the CPA Program, which is going digital, to increase is revenue stream. CPA Australia...
by JWheldon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: CPA Australia - education program has lost direction
Replies: 4
Views: 847

CPA Australia - education program has lost direction

It is interesting that CPA Australia, that has millions of dollars of membership funds, appears to have decided to subcontract out the CPA program out to Pearson VUE. https://home.pearsonvue.com/ . Pearson is used with regards to the online examination program. They are seeking your feedback for Pea...
by JWheldon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: Adam Awty recently appointed CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Adam Awty recently appointed CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria

One may considered that the comments in this article to be wide, and possibly overstated. Why would the LIV decided to engage Adam, given his involvement in the CPA Australia problems? Did the LIV appoint him, because the LIV itself is having major problems and no other candidate wanted to take on t...
by JWheldon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 11 Oct 2018 - CPA Australia offers 2 new training schemes with tech focus
Replies: 0
Views: 199

11 Oct 2018 - CPA Australia offers 2 new training schemes with tech focus

CPA Australia offers 2 new training schemes with tech focus https://www.straitstimes.com/business/banking/cpa-australia-offers-2-new-training-schemes-with-tech-focus Professional accounting body CPA Australia has launched two new technology-focused training programmes here to help finance professio...
by JWheldon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 4 Oct 18 - AFR:- New standards for financial planners cannot be met before the January 1 deadline
Replies: 3
Views: 317

4 Oct 18 - AFR:- New standards for financial planners cannot be met before the January 1 deadline

Maybe CPA, IPA and ICAANZ should act together for a positive change for their memberships. What do others think? Fewer accountants will become financial advisers, compliance requirements and costs increased, and finally a need for a financial planning degree going forward. New standards for financia...
by JWheldon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 19 Sept 18 -Accountants’ exemption revival ‘not going to happen’, CA ANZ tips
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: 19 Sept 18 -Accountants’ exemption revival ‘not going to happen’, CA ANZ tips

BGL boss tells CA ANZ to help lobby or 'butt out' https://www.smsfadviser.com/news/16947-software-boss-lashes-out-at-ca-anz-over-accountants-exemption An SMSF software firm has criticised a major accounting body for its response to lobby efforts aimed at reinstating the accountants’ exemption. At a ...
by JWheldon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: CPA Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2845

Re: CPA Advice

CPA Advice is down to 28 members. Sounds like the remaining members didn't get the memo about CPA Advice closing. So how much to do you think CPA Australia Advice will lose for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018? CPA Australia boards have been successful in losing money, feathering the ne...