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MAINTAIN YOUR ADVANTAGE
Chartered Accountants are renowned for their strategic thinking
and insightful grasp of business.
Our lifelong learning, conferences and event program has been
developed with this in mind and comprises core technical and
advanced business and practice management skills to keep you
at the cutting edge of your profession.
ESSENTIAL TAX UPDATE AND
This ‘maximum impact: minimum time’ Essential
Tax Update covers critical tax developments
including the latest cases, legislation, regulation,
ATO rulings, ongoing tax issues, and tax
planning opportunities, plus a look at industry
trends and practices.
A Special Tax Topic will be offered each month
at a discount when you register for the Essential
Tax Update face to face monthly sessions.
Essential Tax Update monthly 1.5 hours and
Special Topics 1 hour (2.5 hours in total),
quarterly 2 hours, online 1.5 hours per session
or 1 hour per onsite session
MANAGING THE PAYROLL FUNCTION
Payroll is a complex and critical area of business
operations. If you’re a payroll professional or
advisor, it’s essential that you stay up-to-date
with ever changing legislation and regulation.
In this concise full-day workshop, we examine the
latest state and federal developments in payroll
and employment matters, as well as provide you
with practical guidance to effectively manage
payroll issues, including year-end processes.
BUSINESS FORUM 2015
Business Forum is the leading education event
for business and finance professionals, and in
2015 will focus on the intersection between
sound thinking and ingenious ideas.
After 25 years in Australia, this premier event is
also coming to New Zealand with specialised
local and international content.
We’ve created an enhanced conference
to deliver knowledge sharing, networking
and flexibility so you can build a conference
experience tailored for you.
Be part of the future of business – your forum.
The 2015 Public Practitioners Conference
presents a great opportunity to hear about the
latest issues, impending regulatory changes
and trends affecting your clients and practice.
Increase your ability to anticipate your clients’
needs and hear the latest on how to innovate
so your practice grows and remains successful
in a competitive and uncertain economy.
Up to 13.5 hours
WINTER TAX AND SUPER SCHOOL
This highly interactive two-day workshop has
been developed with your convenience in mind.
Throughout this two-day workshop, one of our
Senior Tax and Superannuation Trainers will
provide you with the most relevant, current
and practical information you need to stay
up-to-date on tax, superannuation and financial
advisory services. It will also provide you with a
valuable networking opportunity with other local
practitioners and expert presenters.
INTRODUCTION TO TAXATION
This two-day hands-on workshop provides a
comprehensive overview of the fundamental
topics in tax and equips you with the necessary
skills required to prepare income tax returns for
companies, individuals, partnerships and trusts.
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TAX FOR YOUNG
Join us as we cover everything from GST,
PAYG and FBT, to CGT and other Australian
tax system essentials. A firm understanding
of these essentials will give you a great
head-start as a tax professional.
In this series, our Senior Tax Trainers will
provide you with a fundamental understanding
of the essential topics, and a firm base for
more complex tax topics.
1.5 hours per session
INVESTING FOR LIFE:
STRATEGIES AND EVIDENCE
Investing is about generating a long-term income
stream which meets the life-time needs of the
investor, while addressing their life-time risks.
This series uses Australian and international
evidence to establish appropriate long-term
investment goals and strategies. Then we
show how to create a suitable portfolio for
individual investors including Self-Managed
Superannuation Funds (SMSFs).
1.5 hours per session or 4.5 hours for the series
SMSF STRATEGY IN PRACTICE SERIES
This series has been developed to equip experienced
SMSF practitioners with strategic action plans,
and in-depth industry knowledge. Join our
expert presenters as they unpack the significant
issues for 2015, including SMSF audits, pensions
and contribution planning, death and taxes,
insurance, business development and much more.
Up to 12 hours
ESSENTIAL SMSF UPDATE
These quarterly updates held throughout 2015 will
conveniently provide critical and timely insights
into the latest legislative and regulatory changes
and other developments within the industry.
It’s also an excellent opportunity to extend your
network of colleagues and industry contacts.
1.5 hours per session or 6 hours for the series
In the world of SMSFs, staying informed is crucial.
SMSF Day 2015 is your opportunity to be
challenged on what you know about SMSFs by
some of the best SMSF professionals in Australia.
Over the course of this interactive day, five different
SMSF experts will address important trending areas
in the SMSF sector by testing your knowledge and
equipping you to advise on those topical areas.
For more lifelong learning opportunities visit
Audit & Assurance
AUDIT CONFERENCE 2015
Exchange ideas with fellow auditors and be
inspired by industry leaders. Gain knowledge
and practical tools that will give you the edge to
manage costs efficiently without compromising
AUDIT OF SMSFS WORKSHOPS 2015
As an SMSF auditor, it’s important that you
ensure your clients’ SMSF audits are compliant.
Since the introduction of ASIC’s compulsory
registration for auditors in 2013, you’re now
under even greater pressure to demonstrate your
competency, knowledge and expertise. With
expert presenters and practical content in every
workshop, you’ll be able to master the intricacies
of the industry and stay ahead of future
changes. So your clients’ SMSFs will always be
in safe hands.
Up to 8 hours
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