Program

Public Practice Conference 2020

The virtual Public Practice Conference program is designed by public practitioners for public practitioners, with curated content on topics that we know are important for public accountants during this time of uncertainty.

With a combination of live and pre-recorded speaker sessions, you can personalise your learning experience around the demands of work and everyday life. The pre-recorded sessions will be available in the virtual environment for up to 2 weeks after the event, so you can watch these sessions in your own time.

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Health & Wellbeing

KN 2: Engendering hope in a time of chaos

9:45 am - 10:30 am, AEDT LIVE Q&A 

Clare MannClare Mann
Psychologist, Communicate31

Looking after the mental health and wellbeing of your employees, your clients and yourself during times of stress is important. As unnatural as it may feel to seek help as an accountant, it’s a must in order to provide the best advice and to support your clients during these unprecedented times.

After this session, you will:
  • Have a new set of skills to maintain your own mental health and wellbeing
  • Be equipped with the resources to deal with continuous change and uncertainty
  • Understand new and innovative ways to help your clients adapt their services for survival.

 

Insolvency & Bankruptcy

A3: Be the doctor, not the undertaker

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm, AEDT

Shabnam AmirbeaggiShabnam Amirbeaggi FCPA
Managing Partner, Crouch Amirbeaggi

Clients shouldn’t fear the word ‘bankruptcy’ or ‘insolvency’. If early advice is given on the best approach, there is a greater chance of a positive outcome for your clients.

After this session, you will:
  • Be familiar with the latest temporary insolvency measures available
  • Know how to ensure your clients are on the front foot and seek advice as early as possible
  • Understand the latest updates on the Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman – Insolvency Inquiry (SME).

 

 

Business Exit Strategy

C3: Business Exit Strategy

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm, AEDT

Jason BertalliJason Bertalli FCPA
Director, BNR Business Accountants

Research and planning are two key components of delivering a successful exit strategy for you or your client’s business.

After this session, you will:
  • Understand the importance of researching potential buyers, including their needs and wants
  • Know how to help maximise the return on the sale of you or your client’s business
  • Be able to communicate with your clients about planning an exit strategy.

 

Firms of the Future

KN4: The firms of the future: a panel discussion

11:45 am - 12:30 pm, AEDT LIVE Q&A 
Sarah Lawrance Tyler Wise Angus Ogilvie Brent Szalay

Sarah Lawrance CPA, Tyler Wise CPA, Angus Ogilvie FCPA, Brent Szalay FCPA

Join a panel of practitioners discuss their own personal and business challenges due to the impacts of COVID-19. Hear their perspectives on the current challenges and what they’re doing to set their firms up for the future.

After this session, you will:
  • Have tips and tricks to help you, your business and your clients navigate the current climate
  • Know how other practitioners are preparing their firms for the future
  • Have had the opportunity to build your network and connect with your peers.