Keeping up to date: IPA Tassie Congress

The Institute of Public Accountants’ (IPA)Tasmanian Congress takes place this week at the picturesque Strahan Village from Thursday, 22 to Sunday, 25 May.

The Tasmanian Congress which has been running in excess of two decades has developed a cult like following for the quality of its educational sessions and speakers covering topics of importance in today’s workplaces.

A capacity audience of 130 participants will take part in the congress this year, which covers public practice and small business issues, risk management and Future of Financial Advice reforms, as well as practical and cutting-edge information on superannuation, SMSFs and forensic accounting.

This year the IPA has been fortunate to secure the skills of 19 high-profile presenters, well-known in government, business and education. 

Professor Kevin Davis and Professor Christine Brown will discuss how the GFC spawned a regulatory agenda and its effects on international and Australian financial markets. Michael Bassingthwaighte AM, CEO of Peoplecare since 1982, will provide delegates with insights into contemporary leadership gained from participation in a leadership program at Oxford University. Dr Michael Schaper, Deputy Chair of the ACCC will provide delegates with insight into the ACCC’s new guidelines on pricing, marketing and sales.

Speakers will also include Australia’s leading experts in the SMSF and SMSF audit space, Aaron Dunn and Ashley Course; Dr Craig Latham, the Deputy Australian Small Business Commissioner; and more.

Small business will have a strong presence at the Congress, with the Hon Adam Brooks, the Tasmanian Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Trade, who will be there to  welcome delegates, speakers and sponsors at the opening function.  Representatives of the West Coast Council and the Tasmanian Small Business Council will also be present.

“Today’s accountant is expected to be well informed across a number of areas including business issues, risk management, regulatory changes and provide leadership expertise. The Tasmanian Congress provides delegates with a range of educational sessions to meet these demands.” said IPA chief executive officer, Andrew Conway.