LEAD THE FUTURE OF THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION

To support this goal, there are three initiatives. Explore CPA Australia's progress on each of these below.

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10.00am - 10.05am
2.1 CONDUCT RESEARCH ON HOW THE CPA DESIGNATION MEETS FUTURE NEEDS
Blockchain research

CPA Australia has signed an agreement with the RMIT College of Business Blockchain Innovation Hub to explore opportunities for collaboration in education and research on blockchain. Blockchain is a major topic of interest that will affect the future of the accounting and audit profession. Watch INTHEBLACK.com’s award-winning  blockchain explainer video.

     

Economic trends and innovation forum – China

CPA Australia's Beijing office hosted The era of transformation – empowering the future: 2019 CPA Australia Economic Trends and Innovation Forum at Dalian Castle Hotel on 31 May 2019. Topics included digital transformation, market outlook, robotic process automation and artificial intelligence in the profession.

Tenth annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey

CPA Australia conducted its tenth annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey (PDF). The survey measures business sentiment, technology uptake and access to finance across 10 markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

IFRS workshop – Laos

During May 2019, CPA Australia jointly held an International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) workshop for accounting and finance professionals with Lao Securities Commission in Vientiane, Laos, to discuss the benefits of adopting IFRS.

Workshops held in Hanoi in August to support Vietnam’s transition to adopting IFRS 15: Revenue from contracts with customers, and IFRS 16: Leases.

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain

The Northern Territory office co-hosted an event with the Australian Computer Society that looked at cryptocurrencies and blockchain and explored the importance of being aware of the impact these technologies will have on accounting and finance.

Policy and the environment

CPA Australia published a detailed policy statement setting out the role accounting can play in formulating environmentally sensitive business and economic policy.

Fintech Symposium
Hosted Fintech Symposium in Melbourne in conjunction with RMIT College of Business attended by academics, students and industry experts. Topics included, The future of accounting, automation, digital payment solutions, accounting software, Blockchain and big data.

Fintech

Congress 2019 – Business as Unusual
CPA Australia’s flagship event running in 13 locations across 7 countries with 8000+ delegates & 275+ speakers and presenters. This year’s theme is Business as Unusual exploring key topics The Future of Digital Money and Accounting for the Robots.

10.00am - 10.05am
2.2 REFLECT FUTURE NEEDS OF PROFESSION THROUGH INNOVATION AND CERTIFICA…
My Career Navigator  

CPA Australia member research shows that future career development is a top priority for members.

CPA Australia has partnered with Burning Glass Technologies, the world’s leading provider of real-time labour market data, to develop My Career Navigator - an online tool to help members understand the skills employers are looking for and to shape their career pathway.

My Career Navigator launched in November 2019.

device mockup of navigator tool

10.00am - 10.05am
2.3 REVIEW MEMBERSHIP PATHWAYS FOR SKILLED PROFESSIONALS FROM NON-ACCOU…

Progress will be reported against this initiative during 2019.

Sectors

  • Economy, regulation and business

  • Finance fundamentals

    Enhance your core accounting and finance skills in the areas of tax, audit and assurance, compliance, financial planning, analysis and reporting.

  • Operational transformation

    Find out how to transform your business using improved processes and management skills, the latest technologies and shared services.

  • Personal development

    Refine your skills and become a highly productive, effective and well-rounded individual.

  • Sector in focus

    Hear the latest trends and opportunities specific to your sector, including corporate, SME, not for profit and public sector.

  • Strategy and leadership

    Become an outstanding finance leader by enhancing the power of innovation, successfully managing change and driving a high-performance culture.

  • Trends and business impacts

    Understand shifts in the domestic and global economy, the regulatory environment, the latest fraudulent activities, and consumer and competitive markets to build risk mitigation strategies.

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LEAD THE FUTURE OF THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION