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
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: 15

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: 43

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: 107

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: 1290

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: 107

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: 369

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: 369

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: 391

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: 355

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: 331

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: 1290

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: 355

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: 355

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: 253

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...
by JWheldon
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Aust Govt Fin Reporting council - CPA Quality Review program
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Aust Govt Fin Reporting council - CPA Quality Review program

Found this in 2016-2017 annual report of Australian Government Financial Reporting Council with regards to the CPA Australia It is interesting that this type of information is provided to external parties, yet the membership of the professional associations are not informed, well not really. How muc...
by JWheldon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd
Replies: 37
Views: 7961

Re: CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd

It does appear that the board of CPA are not able to make a decision, by using their professional experience, or that of the so called well paid management team of CPA Australia. They seem to need to engage consultants like PWC for hundreds of thousands of dollars to make the decision for them, at j...
by JWheldon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: AGM issues - Will the life membership scheme be cancelled?
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: AGM issues - Will the life membership scheme be cancelled?

It may appear based upon the PWC report into CPA Australia Advice, that the board may well need to use external advisers to determine what to do next. Aren't the staff at CPA Australia qualified enough to make a decision?? This is where the membership funds are all going, straight to the external co...
by JWheldon
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 23 July 18 - AFR - The sheer, wasted folly of CPA's financial planning arm
Replies: 0
Views: 274

23 July 18 - AFR - The sheer, wasted folly of CPA's financial planning arm

The sheer, wasted folly of CPA's financial planning arm 23 July 2018 by Myriam Robin AFR A farce from start to finish. That's really all that needs to be said about the final, promised closure of CPA Advice, which has since mid-2015 been (rather unsuccessfully) licensing its own financial planners i...
by JWheldon
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: AGM issues - Will the life membership scheme be cancelled?
Replies: 2
Views: 337

AGM issues - Will the life membership scheme be cancelled?

The issues relating to the life membership was raised at the AGM, yet not response from the board of CPA Australia, as to whether this reward to the board members from the CPA Australia board will be done away with. This life membership program or gold card, reminds me of a similar program that Tony...
by JWheldon
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd
Replies: 37
Views: 7961

Re: CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd

CPA Australia Board announces to close CPA Australia Advice. What a huge waste of membership funds. What a waste of director fees etc to those involved in CPA Australia Advice. Wonder how much PWC was paid? Will this cost be disclosed to the membership of CPA Australia or will be it just be hidden s...