Andrew Conway - IPA CEO

From the CEO: Standing behind our members It has been a busy few months for the IPA, particularly in our continuing endeavours to advocate in the best interests of members and raise the voice of small business in Australia. Activity in this area has included a public declaration of our position on the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board’s latest draft of proposed standard APES 230 Financial Planning Services.

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have a peek at this web-site We believe a standard that is aligned with the law established through the Future of Financial Advice reforms would be far more appropriate than the proposed APES 230. We continue to strongly advocate for a standard that does not competitively disadvantage accountants working in the financial services space and one that would ensure affordable access to financial advice for consumers. At the time of writing, we are yet to see the final outcome of consultations or a decision relating to this matter. Further updates will be posted on the IPA website and included in our enewsletter, Technical Advantage.

orario migliore per operare sul mercato per opzioni risparmio In terms of our advocacy and lobbying work, we are busy preparing our pre-Budget submission to the Government for the 2013 Federal Budget. The main areas of focus will be financial services, superannuation and taxation. We encourage all members to provide us with comments, issues, concerns or feedback so we can include these in our submission.

opzioni digitali nuove strategie In October, I attended the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) Board meeting and the Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee (PAODC) meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I was also asked to speak at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka (ICASL) conference on ‘Integrated Reporting’ and specifically the effects on small to medium enterprises and practices. This provided an opportunity to have further discussions with ICASL regarding our cooperation and advance our work in assisting other accounting bodies in our region through CAPA. I also attended the International Federation of Accountants Council meeting, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa, in November. This meeting provided a wonderful opportunity to interact with other accounting organisations and share experiences. It also gave us the opportunity to explain the Professional Practice Quality Assurance Online program, which has been developed as a world first, and the comprehensive My Public Accountant program. The Council meeting was timely as the global profession continues to work through the regulatory landscape following the GFC and the effects of increased global awareness of the important role of the profession. The IPA will continue to advocate for practical, balanced outcomes, with a particular emphasis on the SME/SMP sectors.

get redirected here As this is the final CEO column for the calendar year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members and your families a wonderful festive season, relaxing break and prosperous 2013.

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