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
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: 0
Views: 4

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: 3
Views: 140

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: 75

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: 28

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: 3
Views: 140

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: 225

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: 111

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: 0
Views: 114

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: 154

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: 1679

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...
by JWheldon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 19 Sept 18 -Accountants’ exemption revival ‘not going to happen’, CA ANZ tips
Replies: 1
Views: 154

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

The members of CPA, IPA and ICAANZ need to raise their voices to those in authority and make them listen. They have all given up working for those in public practice. There are many members that believe the exemption can be reinstated or believe it should be reinstated, but it will take a joint effo...
by JWheldon
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: CPA Australia - whistleblower policy - Time to complain.
Replies: 0
Views: 534

CPA Australia - whistleblower policy - Time to complain.

This is a joke. Didn't the past board act unethically? What about Alex Malley?? What do members think? https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/about-us/our-organisation/whistleblowing?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=email&utm_term=All%20Subscribers&utm_content=NEWS+%7c+ALL+%7c+Whistleblowing+policy&utm_ca...
by JWheldon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Corporate Governance
Topic: Legal action in relation to CPA Australia?
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Legal action in relation to CPA Australia?

This is interesting reading from Brett Stevenson. https://www.excellere.com.au/blog/2018/8/12/legal-action-in-relation-to-cpa-australia-part-two Legal action in relation to CPA Australia? Dear members and other interested persons, Legal action in relation to CPA Australia? - Part Two This is a follo...
by JWheldon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: 27-8-18- Excellere - The Cosy Club at CPA Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 582

27-8-18- Excellere - The Cosy Club at CPA Australia

This is from Brett's www.excellere.com.au https://www.excellere.com.au/blog/2018/8/27/the-cosy-club-at-cpa-australia-plus-a-bumper-edition-coming The Cosy Club at CPA Australia You will have received the notification last week of the appointment of the new directors to the CPA Australia board. Let m...
by JWheldon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 13 Aug 18 - AFR - CPA rebels crowdfund legal action against old board
Replies: 0
Views: 411

13 Aug 18 - AFR - CPA rebels crowdfund legal action against old board

CPA rebels crowdfund legal action against old board by Myriam Robin AFR 13 August 2018 When Alex Malley packed his bags at membership-based accounting industry body CPA Australia, his $4.9 million golden parachute included a termination payment equivalent to three times his annual salary. In October...
by JWheldon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: CPA Australia Strategy 2018-2021
Replies: 1
Views: 372

CPA Australia Strategy 2018-2021

Have you read the strategy? What do you think?? CPA Australia Strategy 2018-2021 "CPA Australia is proud to release its strategy that will be the blueprint for our organisation over the next three years. The strategy is built on six months of member consultation and focuses on delivering increased v...
by JWheldon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: CPA Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: CPA Advice

Maybe now both CPA Australia and ICANNZ will join forces with IPA as they should have done in the past, and kept fighting with government to reinstate the accountants exemption. Oh forgot, they do have a joint body of representatives from IPA, CPA Australia and ICANNZ, unfortunately they are more co...
by JWheldon
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 27 July 18 - "Intheblack" Special purpose financial reporting: its days may be numbered
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: 27 July 18 - "Intheblack" Special purpose financial reporting: its days may be numbered

http://www.aasb.gov.au/Hot-Topics.aspx Hot Topics Applying the IASB’s Revised Conceptual Framework and Solving the Reporting Entity and Special Purpose Financial Statement Problems The AASB is exploring how to introduce the IASB’s revised Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting (RCF)into Austra...
by JWheldon
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: 27 July 18 - "Intheblack" Special purpose financial reporting: its days may be numbered
Replies: 2
Views: 419

27 July 18 - "Intheblack" Special purpose financial reporting: its days may be numbered

The AASB wants to get rid of the Special Purpose Financial Report for small entities. We have seen how successful the reporting requirements under the General Purpose Financial Reports are, with the failings of the financial reports provided by CPA Australia. Now CPA Australia supports the IFRS and ...
by JWheldon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: 31 July 18 - AFR Chartered Accountants ANZ spent $1.6m on Kairos data platform
Replies: 0
Views: 309

31 July 18 - AFR Chartered Accountants ANZ spent $1.6m on Kairos data platform

This article from the AFR highlights the failing of both the ICAANZ and CPA Australia in terms of projects for small and medium size accounting practice members. Both organisations tired to offer its members, that operate in small to medium size practices tools or avenues to help with their business...