Upcoming discussion groups

City taxation discussion group: Death of a Member in an SMSF

Join Peter Johnson CPA, Managing Director and Responsible Manager, SMSF Expert Pty Ltd, as he presents on "Death of a Member in an SMSF". Get an understanding of the steps required to plan for the death of a member of a SMSF. The discussion will take place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Monday 8 February at the CPA Australia Office, Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney. To register email citytaxation@gmail.com 

Forensic accounting discussion group: Open forum

Join the first forensic accounting discussion group in 2016. As a member, you can suggest a particular area or topic to be included in the open forum discussions. This is an unique opportunity to network and actively participate in the forum. The discussion will take place from 5.30pm to 8.00pm on Thursday 11 February at CPA Australia, Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney. To register email pashtoonyar@nev-au.com 

You can gain CPD hours by participating in most discussion groups. 

Group contacts are listed below. If you have a question regarding a new topic, email: nsw.discussiongroups@cpaaustralia.com.au

Albury Wodonga: Business

Commercial Club Ltd
618 Dean Street, Albury
Wayne Williams CPA
P:
02 6056 1833
E: wwilliams@personnelgroup.com.au
Dates: Last Thursday of the month (February – November)

Associate members networking group

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney 2000
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Emily Luk CPA
E: emily@mccannaccounting.com.au

Avinash Peters CPA
E: apeter@civica.com.au
Dates: Wednesday 24 June, Monday 31 August, Wednesday 23 September, Thursday 18 November

Bankstown commerce and industry

Birrong Sports Club
Corner Rodd Street and Gascoigne Road, Birrong
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Geoff Sadler CPA
P:
0438 942 766
E: geoff.sadler@bigpond.com
Dates: Third Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Central Coast 

Quality Inn, The willows
Central Coast
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Richard Collins CPA
P:
02 4340 0865
M: 0419 692 467
E: richard@fourcs.net.au
Dates: Third Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Central Coast risk

Westpac Business Baking Centre
Fountain Plaza, Karalta Road, Erina
5.45pm – 7.00pm
Rhonda Wheatley FCPA
E: rewheatley@westnet.com.au
Dates: Available on notice, meeting quarterly (February – November)

City financial planning 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
12.00pm – 2.00pm
Nigel Janson CPA
P:
02 9279 2300
E: admin@financialmasterplan.com.au
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – November)

City taxation 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Rohan Mukherjee
Teddy Kosasih
E: citytaxation@gmail.com
Dates: Second Monday of the month (February – December)

Directors

Moore Stephens,
Level 15, 135 King Street, Sydney
12.00pm - 2.00pm
Con Livissianis FCPA 
E: conl@exemplarpa.com.au
Dates: Third Tuesday of February, May, August and November

Eastern suburbs 

Juniors@The Junction,
Cnr Haig Street and Anzac Parade, Maroubra
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Ros Comyn CPA
P:
02 9398 4413
E: r.comyn@bigpond.com
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Fast moving consumer goods 

Various locations
Tom Wang CPA
P:
02 9425 3808
E: tom.wang@medibankhealth.com.au
E: tomtaowang@yahoo.com
Dates: Third Monday quarterly

Financial institutions 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.45pm – 7.45pm
Leonard Yong FCPA 
E: cpafinancialinstitutions@outlook.com
John Ness FCPA
Dates: First Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Forensic accounting 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Dr Bernadette McCormack FCPA
E: bernadette.mccormack@sydney.curtin.edu.au
Pashtoonyar Ahmadi FCPA 
E: pashtoonyar@nev-au.com
Dates: Second Thursday of the month (February – December)

Hawkesbury – Nepean accountants

Springwood Sports Club Macquarie Room
83 Macquarie Road, Springwood
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Duke Wolfgramm ASA
P:
02 4721 8144
E: cpadiscussiongroup@hallchadwick.com.au 
Dates: Last Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Hills district 

Castle Hill RSL Club
Level 6, Castle Street, Castle Hill
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Colin Harrison 
E: harrisontax@yahoo.com
Dates: Second Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Hornsby district 

Hill Christian Alliance Church, Pennant Hills
Level 2, Railway Street, Pennant Hills
7.30pm – 9.30pm
David Lo
E: hornsbycpa@live.com
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – November) 

Inner-west accountants

Five Dock RSL
66 Great North Road, Five Dock
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Yateender Gupta CPA
P:
02 8095 9405
E: yateen@fabc.com.au
Dates: Second Monday of the month (February – December)

Investment strategy 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Sunny Yap
E: isdg_cpa@yahoo.com.au
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – December)

Macarthur public accountants

UWS Campbelltown Campus
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Michelle Dimond
P:  0416 026 974
E:
macarthurdiscussions@gmail.com
Dates: Fourth Wednesday of the month (January – November)

Management accountants 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street
5.30pm – 7.30pm
John Corrigan FCPA
P: 
02 9994 8069
E: jcorrigan@moorestone.com.au
Dates: Third Thursday of the month (February - May and August - November)

Menai accountants 

Community Hall Menai
34 – 42 Allison Crescent, Menai
7.45am – 9.45am
Amanda Ward CPA
P:
02 9541 2944
E: mail@aaward.com.au
Dates: Third Thursday of the month (February – November)

Newcastle commerce and industry

Gallipoli Legion Club
Level 2, 3 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Ross Howard FCPA
P:
02 4934 3567
E: rahoward33@bigpond.com
Dates: Third Wednesday of the month (January – November)

Newcastle tax 

Merewether Golf Club
40 King St, Adamstown
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Graham Ingram CPA
P: 02 4940 8010
Dates: First Wednesday of the month (February – December)

Northern Beaches

Manly-Warringah, Master Builders Club
18 Fisher Road, Dee Why
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Peter Polgar FCPA
M: 0414 861 306
E: peter@bizintel.com.au
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – December)

Northern suburbs taxation 

Willoughby Club
26 Crabbes Avenue, Willoughby
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Arthur Tateossian FCPA
P:
02 9413 2522 
E: arthur@mycpa.com.au
Dates: Third Monday of the month (February – November)

Norwest Business Park 

Various Locations
12.00pm – 2.00pm
Graeme Beattie CPA
P:
02 8844 1200
E: graeme.beattie@worrells.net.au
Dates: Last Friday of the month (February – November) 

Norwest practising accountants

Executive Boardroom, The Hills TAFE, Building E
Castle Hill Campus Corner Showground and Green Rd
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Graeme Beattie CPA
P:
02 8844 1200
E: graeme.beattie@worrells.net.au
Dates: First Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Not-for-profit

Grant Thornton Office
Level 17, 383 Kent Street, Sydney
12.00pm – 1.30pm
Kegan Kashian FCPA
E: kegank@bigpond.com
M: 0427 496 508
Dates: Last Thursday of the month (February – November)

Parramatta accountants 

The Lighthouse Restaurant
68-80 George Street, Parramatta
12.30pm – 2.30pm
Lyn Dong
E: enquiries@condon.com.au
Dates: Second Monday of the month (February – December)

Parramatta commerce and industry 

Building ET (ground floor)
At rear of UWS, Rydalmere, Entry off Victoria Rd
6.00pm – 8.00pm
John Bligh CPA
E: johncbligh@hotmail.com
Dates: Third Wednesday of the month (February – November)

Parramatta practising accountants

Parramatta RSL
Corner O'Connell and Macquarie Streets, Parramatta
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Peter Liesch FCPA
E: lieschpa@aol.com
Dates: First Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Port Macquarie 

Café 2444, 180 Lake Road
Port Macquarie
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Charles Roberts CPA
E: chas_port@yahoo.com.au 
Dates: Second Thursday of the month (February – November)

Practice management

Various locations
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Graeme Beattie CPA
P: 02 8844 1200
E: graeme.beattie@worrells.net.au
Dates: Available on notice for registered members

Risk

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Darren Chang CPA
E: ljd.change@bigpond.com 
Andrew Crawford FCPA 
E: andrewcrawford@optusnet.com.au or andrew.crawford@health.nsw.gov.au
Dates: Thursday 25 February, Thursday 19 May, Thursday 25 August and Thursday 10 November

Small and medium enterprise 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Brian Carter FCPA
P:
02 9484 5714
M: 0412 436 208
E: rbcarter@optusnet.com.au
Dates: Fourth Monday of the month (February – November)

SMSF

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.45pm – 7.30pm
Les Bryce CPA
P:
02 8576 1798
E: les.bryce@team.telstra.com
Dates: Third Wednesday of the month (February – November)

St George business accountants 

St George Leagues Club
Princes Highway, Kogarah
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Peter Konnaris CPA
P:
02 9588 7188
E: kontax@bigpond.com 
Dates: Available on notice, registered members only

Sutherland Shire 

Bob Reus & Co
2, 35-37 Railway Parade, Engadine
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Bruce Evans
P:
02 9525 6622 
E: coneva@ozemail.com.au
Dates: Third Monday of the month (February – December)

Sydney accountants forum: Public practice

Various locations
7:00pm – 9.00pm
Ken Wright CPA
P:
02 9743 0744 
E: ken.wright@enhanceaccounting.com.au
Dates: Second Wednesday of the month (February – December)

Sydney CBD India Australia 

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Yateender Gupta
E:
sydneycbd@icai.org.au
Dates: Third Tuesday of the month (January – December)

Sydney accountants in government

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Hendrik Lianto CPA
P: 02 8346 1909
E: hendrik.lianto@transport.nsw.gov.au
Dates: Third Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Sydney professional accountants group

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Simon Wu FCPA 
E:
simon@simonwu.com.au

Peter Polgar FCPA
P:  9999 5611
M: 0414 861 306
E: peter@bizintel.com.au
Dates: First Thursday of the month (March – December)

Women in Business

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
5.30pm – 8.00pm

Eleanor Smith CPA
E: cpawomen@gmail.com
Dates: Last Tuesday of the month (February – November)

Young professionals in the Sydney CBD

CPA Australia
Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Edmund Chu
M: 0410 105 588
E:
echu@asf.net.au

Aleks Matic CPA
E:
amatic@hallchadwick.com.au

Kelvin Wang CPA
E:
kelvinelw@gmail.com
Dates: Wednesday 17 June, Wednesday 14 October, Wednesday 18 November.