New South Wales edition
Edition 20 | 3 June 2015

CFOs: What are you worth?

There’s a salary disparity in the financial services industry between Asia and Australia, due to a range of complex factors. Salary rates are only part of the story. Other considerations for CFOs weighing up job offers include cost of living, tax rates and even pressure to perform.

For a more in depth look into the world of CFOs, meet a CFO.


How useful are psychometric tests?

Employers increasingly want people with a can-do, want-to-do attitude. Psychometric testing promises to deliver, but do these “selfies of the psyche” actually work? Unsurprisingly, opinions from HR practitioners vary widely.


Public Sector Week 2015

IPAA Public Sector Week (PSW) provides professional development and promotes the achievements of the sector among the broader community.

As proud sponsor of Public Sector Week, CPA Australia is hosting two complimentary events for public sector professionals including our "Business ethics and corruption" seminar as well as the "Elevate your career in the public sector" information session. Register now.


Learn how you can take advantage of the new FTAs

Hear directly from The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment, plus officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade and other government agencies, on the practical advantages arising from Australia's North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Friday 12 June, Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi.


Discussion groups available across New South Wales

There is a range of discussion groups for you to join and network with your peers, all while earning CPD hours. Discuss topical issues such as “New directions in workplace ethics: Implications for forensic accountants” with Dr Don Munro, Principal Advisor, New South Wales Public Service Commission, or hear insights on estate planning from Mark Wilkinson, Director, Wilkinson Superannuation.

Find out when the next discussion group is happening in your location.


Member benefits: Discover The Digital Practice

Wolters Kluwer, CCH has launched “The Digital Practice” as a new service exclusively for members. Join us on Wednesday 10 June at our complimentary breakfast session to find out more. We have worked together with Wolters Kluwer, CCH to provide your practice with access to high quality, secure, responsive and effective websites, to come standard with ongoing support at special member rates.

Register today, places are limited.


EOFY sale – 20% off for a limited time

All learning manuals and selected online programs will be on sale until Tuesday 30 June. Choose from popular topics in Taxation, Strategic management accounting, Financial accounting, Superannuation, Forensic accounting, and Governance and risk management. Terms and conditions apply.

SMSF Conference – early bird closes Tuesday 9 June

SMSF clients face significant risks, yet few advisers consider the potential economic loss arising due to death or disability of members. Join Shirley Schaefer, Partner Superannuation, BDO, as she outlines some of the risks assumed when clients take leverage within their SMSF.

Health and Aged Care Conference – save 30% with interstate pricing

Learn about emerging trends in the health and aged care sectors and explore practical options designed to help you improve and transform your organisation to promote more sustainable financial outcomes. Receive special interstate pricing when you purchase your ticket to the Health and Aged Care Conference in Melbourne. Call 1300 737 373 to register.

Management Accounting Conference 2015 – save with advance notice pricing

Absorb a wealth of knowledge at this year's Management Accounting Conference. It's the ideal platform to learn new technical skills and discover techniques to enable you to influence decision makers and increase efficiencies. Challenge yourself beyond your role by learning ways to strategically advise, maximise value, boost productivity and develop sustainable cash flows.


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