Most managers want you to succeed and continue to improve, but when you’re a finance professional who is asking the company to pay for professional development, it’s important to go about it in the right way.
As a practising accountant, you know you’re short on time. You also know that it’s important to keep up-to-date with what is going on in your industry. Three CPAs explain why they think attending industry events is essential for practitioners’ continuing professional development – and how it will help you “sharpen your saw”.
Li-Anne Ooi CPA was among the first batch of non-accounting graduates recruited by PwC Singapore in 2012. Her background? A degree from Le Cordon Bleu culinary college.
Robyn Cameron CPA has survived two episodes of breast cancer and is now one of Australia’s top fundraisers for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
It’s the story we keep writing – how do we get more women into leadership roles? We keep writing it because it’s still not happening in a meaningful or timely way. What’s holding women back, and how can men be part of the solution?
Will automating routine tasks usually performed by entry-level accountants undermine their basic accounting skills?
Marcell Judkins FCPA has found her CFO role at the Port of Melbourne’s brand new, fully automated container terminal is as much ambassadorial as it is financial.
There are just 38 Indigenous accountants with a professional accounting designation in the whole of Australia. What can be done to attract more Indigenous youth to join the profession?
Atma Maharaj CPA knows about doing his best and a little bit more. His business and finance skills have taken Fiji’s sports stars to the Olympics and saved East Arnhem Regional Council millions.
Alex Ooi FCPA has been involved with the Lions Club for 15 years, and is helping to develop its next generation of community leaders.