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

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

Post by JWheldon » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:37 pm

Letter to International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). To Read Brett's letter go to his website. ... tants-ifac

by Brett Stevenson 19 November 2018

You may be interested in a letter I have sent to the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) which plays an important role in setting accounting standards globally.

It focussed on two matters.

1. CPA Australia's poor example as a member, and possibly IFAC being guilty of the same scandalous remuneration that has earned CPA Australia such public and professional censure.

2. IFAC's possible failure to deal with THE big accounting issue of today being the drift from audit services to non-audit services by the Big Four accounting firms, and the enormous risks that poses. This has been dragging on for years and needs the profession to proactively deal with it not avoid it..

It is going to IFAC and all its 170 member organisations.

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

Post by cpamembersaustralia » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:18 pm

Hi JWheldon and rest of members,

I read Steve's post. It's sad we lost the war but how about we re-group again and push this one more time. Revolutions do take time and we have highly paid exec and legal teams exploring options to nullify the efforts of powerless members.

Could I please suggest that we create a group in facebook, something like "Rise Up CPA Aust Members" and share it among our facebook network to spread the message within and out of Australia. Given Facebook has a far easier, broader and quick access this could help us gather support from members all over the world and spread the corruption happened/has been happening at CPA.

I am happy to set a up page, but would require support from other members to keep this going. What I can do it share this within community groups, alumini networks, work colleagues and other networks to get more followers to the page.

Let's give one more push for all the hard work done by all of you we can win the war.

Looking forward to hear back from you all.

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

Post by incitem3 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:00 pm

Yes it looks like we lost the war. Those in charge at CPA must be filling very smug now paying themselves huge money and having confirmed now that there is no accountability to the membership. I thought that Peter Wilson holding any members that attended the annual meeting in contempt, jury rigging the voting and threating legal action against anyone that spoke out shows what our executive thinks of the membership. No Board members being able to speak or answer questions without Mr.Wilsons permission was very discouraging.

No democratic way of renewing the board and we all pay the highest fees in the profession and get disrespected by our executive who have the cheek to tell us it is Ok to have the past executive and board take millions of dollars and use our resources for self promotion and that there should be no accountability for the past and presumably for the future as well. We don't even have acceptable financial reports for the CPA due to lots of cover up and aggregation.

This is really a low point for the CPA's, not even exposure in the financial media has helped turn this around. These self serving bastards have and will fight to keep their gravy train going. what can be done?

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