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Find a CPA function

Post by The Nude CPA » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:24 pm

This is now fully working again.

www.cpaaustralia.com.au/about-us/find-a-cpa

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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by Heisenberg » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:35 pm

Not before time. I seriously hope it doesn't 'stop working' again.

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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by deaneus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:56 am

Having never used the function before, I didn't realise how limited it was.

I can't find myself, because I don't work in a CPA public practice nor am I a CPA Financial Planning Specialist.

What about all the CPAs that work as accountants in businesses?

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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by Time4Change » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:27 am

About time. Yep, it is just for public practice and financial planning. The rest is out.

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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by slaa4044 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:54 am

After posting the Representative Council was 'down' on the LinkedIn Group, and a personal email from Jillian a little distressed at my posts, this today...

Please note that Suresh Cuganesan was on the Representative Council (when it was last on the website) and is no longer.

The Representative Council appoints the Board. The Board appoints/reviews the CEO. :?



Dear Sandra

Jillian has escalated your concern in regards to the representative council so I have checked with our IT team as to when it is expected to be restored. Expectation is that it will be back up today, however, as we are currently having difficulty with CPA Program enrolments, that is the priority for the IT team so there may be a delay. If that is the case it should be back up Monday or Tuesday next week.





Kind Regards

Company Secretariat





From: Sandra van der Laan [mailto:sandra.vanderlaan@sydney.edu.au]
Sent: Friday, 9 June 2017 12:54 PM
To: Board Secretariat <Board.Secretariat@cpaaustralia.com.au>
Cc: Suresh Cuganesan <suresh.cuganesan@sydney.edu.au>; jekent@csu.edu.au
Subject: Representative Council



Dear Amanda,

I wrote on March 2nd 2017 and requested the names of those on the 'Representative Council' so I could write to them individually about the Board they appoint.

I am yet to receive a response. I thought the information would be in the annual report, but alas, it was not or so hidden I could not find it.

I have heard Mr Malley speak publicly about the lack of complaints about the Board and his leadership. Maybe this is a result of legitimate requests for information by concerned members being ignored. You cannot raise concerns when there is no one to raise them to and emails for that information are ignored.

I have copied Suresh Cuganesan and Jenny Kent into the email as I know they were on that list before it mysteriously disappeared from the website as I know them both personally.

Given there are currently Board appointments being considered it is imperative that members are able to express their views about the current situation to those that appoint the Board. Somewhere it has been forgotten that this is a membership organisation.

I can assure you that if I receive no response to this email again, I will go public and add further fuel to this difficult situation for every CPA Australia member. I would take no pleasure in this. Our brand is already so damaged by the events and revelations of the last few months.

CPA Australia is a case study in governance failure.



Kind regards,
Sandy van der Laan

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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by deaneus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:36 pm

slaa4044 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:54 am
I can assure you that if I receive no response to this email again, I will go public and add further fuel to this difficult situation for every CPA Australia member. I would take no pleasure in this. Our brand is already so damaged by the events and revelations of the last few months.

CPA Australia is a case study in governance failure.

Kind regards,
Sandy van der Laan
Dear Ms van der Laan,

What's it like being a total badass? Was the recent Wonder Woman movie modelled on any part of your life?

regards,
deaneus

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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by CanuckCPA » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:09 pm

She's Dutch. Bluntness and directness are natural. Just what the doctor ordered.

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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by slaa4044 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:44 pm

I have been trying to help quietly since this came to my attention. I have had a bit of a conflict to end May.

While Mr Malley thinks he is worth many multiples of a Prime Ministerial salary, no doubt has most of his expenses paid by CPA (lives in Sydney, works in Melbourne?), is proud to be a suspended student (from Trinity, really?), a failed and maybe unethical academic (Macquarie exit under a cloud) and follows a philosophy of 'be yourself' (Naked CEO) when that is clearly wanting ethically and professionally, we must speak out.

The irony is he is now a caricature of a poor leader (modeled himself of Enron/WorldCom execs where hubris trumps common sense and integrity?) and exhibits escalation behaviour ... every article on CPA now repeats the $1.79m remuneration ... and leadership is about manipulating the rules to benefit yourself and associated cronies ... sound familiar?

Any other CEO would be gone on the 'Advice' affair. There is no constitutionally valid Board to have confidence in him (or sack him for that matter). Is the 'crisis' that allows Youngberry to be appointed related to the actions of the CEO and the Board itself????

I still say, let's all put a complaint in to the professional standards system. I think Mr Malley has breached APES110 and brought the profession into disrepute. I might just do that right now ... if the link works!

This is not personal. It is very professional.

This would all go away if Mr Malley stepped down and an interim Board took over while the governance issues are sorted.

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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by nakedadmin » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:09 pm

I think she's being nice.
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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by Concerned » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:25 pm

I note SLAA44's comment that Suresh Cuganesan was previously on the list for NSW and now is not on the list.
Doesn't he have background Macquarie-related connections to some of CPA's current directors and former directors?
Seems odd his name would just disappear. Did he resign? If so, when?

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Re: Find a CPA function

Post by slaa4044 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:49 pm

Concerned wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:25 pm
I note SLAA44's comment that Suresh Cuganesan was previously on the list for NSW and now is not on the list.
Doesn't he have background Macquarie-related connections to some of CPA's current directors and former directors?
Seems odd his name would just disappear. Did he resign? If so, when?
Suresh told me himself that he has stood down from the Representative Council ... he did not have the time to commit to it. Suresh was not at Macquarie to my knowledge, but he was a contemporary of Tyrone Carlin at UNSW back in the day.

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