New South Wales edition
Edition 33 | 2 September 2015

Great fall of China: What now?

Markets around the globe have tumbled but is it all gloom and doom? Many economists argue that it’s actually healthy for stock markets to have occasional “clear-outs”. What do the recent developments in China mean for the rest of the world?


Unravel the cyber risk landscape with the forensic accounting discussion group

Join Luke Howman-Giles, Director, Forensic, KPMG and Shaun Bettridge, Senior Consultant, Forensic Technology, KPMG, as they present on the topic “The cyber risk Landscape”. Gain valuable insights on the shifting cyber threat landscape and its effect on Australian organisations and the role of traditional forensics in reducing risk in this arena. Thursday 10 September, 5.30pm – 8.00pm at CPA Australia, Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney. To register email


Member benefits: Exclusive home loan offer from BOQ Specialist

CPAs can take advantage of this strictly limited offer from BOQ Specialist, currently available for investment and owner occupier loans. Loans of $500,000 and above can access a three year fixed rate of 3.99% per annum (comparison rate 4.86% per annum), that includes the option to borrow up to 90% LVR with no Lender's Mortgage Insurance.

Looking for a different loan? Talk to a specialist to find the right option for you. Offer ends Wednesday 30 September. All applications are subject to credit approval, and must settle prior to Monday 30 November 2015.


The shyness solution

Are you too shy? This ebook contains a questionnaire that helps you determine not only the level of your shyness, but your strengths and weaknesses as well. Take advantage of practical advice which will ensure you will feel at ease in your own skin and are able to confidently interact with those around you.


Financial Forecasting, analysis and modelling

This ebook provides a complete framework of long-term financial forecasts in a practical and accessible way, helping finance professionals include uncertainty in their planning and budgeting process.


Want to learn how to use Excel more efficiently?

This course is designed for those who use Excel infrequently and want to learn the most efficient methods to improve analysis and enhance spreadsheet outputs. Learn new innovations such as using PivotTables, creating worksheet models, developing custom sheets and how to effectively handle data. This practical workshop uses Excel 2013 and provides you with a take-home comprehensive learning manual.

CPA Week On Demand – build on your career

Use this online tool to hear from our expert speakers at the 2015 conference and access the CPA Week highlight sessions. Gain the knowledge provided by leading business experts who can provide you with the tools a well-rounded finance professional needs in order to have a long and successful career. Receive a fresh strategic prospective to bring back to your organisation by learning how to tackle the issues facing modern finance professionals, all in your own time.

Estate Planning and SMSFs – a new FastClass

This online course provides an analysis of key estate planning issues that require consideration by SMSF trustees and members. Cover key topics such as direction of death benefits from an SMSF, paying a death benefit from an SMSF, dependants of a deceased member, taxation of death benefits and life insurance policies. Learn how to effectively deal with benefits arising upon the death of an SMSF member, and the estate planning advice considerations for SMSF trustees and members.

Plan and consider year-end tax planning strategies and issues

This online course is tailored to small and large companies and their advisors to cover compliance issues, deferring your tax liability and legitimate strategies to increase your deductions. Learn the various compliance rules that need to be met, and identify legitimate strategies for reducing the year-end tax bill.


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