Our Professional Events mainly focus on professional development of our members. Throughout the year, our Chapter organises exclusive networking events with professional firms and sponsors. These events are aimed at providing our members the opportunities to broaden their knowledge of the profession and build meaningful relationships.
BAP USYD x UniMelb Accounting & Finance Speed Networking Event
17 September 2020
A massive thank you to all our industry reps who joined us for our speed networking event yesterday, in what was our inaugural collaboration with Beta Alpha Psi – University of Sydney!
COVID-19 has placed a multitude of limitations on our lives and networking opportunities have been hard to come by, but this event has shown that does not have to be the case. By rotating members in breakout rooms with representatives from their industries of preference, everyone got the chance to network and gain insights into what careers at these firms would look like!
Another massive thank you to our chapter president Marlayna for her tireless efforts in ensuring the room allocations, by no means a small feat with 17 firm representatives (Atlassian, Australian Taxation Office, Banks Group, Canva, Cbus Super Fund, Commonwealth Bank, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton Australia, IBM, KPMG Australia, L’Oréal, Macquarie Group, Oaktree, Transurban and Victorian Auditor-General’s Office) and 120 participants from both chapters.
We hope everyone in attendance enjoyed the event and formed meaningful connections!
CPA Australia: Standing Out in a Crowded Market
12 August 2020
COVID-19 has resulted in a change in circumstances for many people and a heightened level of uncertainty. Our members got the chance to hear from industry experts as they share their insights, experience and tips to assist them.
We were joined by an expert panel featuring Brad Gatehouse CPA, Head of Accounting & Finance and Supply Chain & Operations, Tribe; Lisa Oakley, Director, Love Your Work NZ; Laurent Sylvestre, CEO and Founder, The Human Perspectives. We also got the chance to join in the Q&A session during this interactive webinar!
McGrathNicol: COVID-19 Business Disruption & Preparation for Rebound Session
6 August 2020
Our members had the opportunity to attend a webinar session hosted by the wonderful team at McGrathNicol. In this session, our members had the chance to hear from the experienced guest speakers including Rob Smith (Partner), Nicole Jackson (Senior Manager) and Frances Cardamone (Assistant Manager) who shared their data-supported insights of the Australian economy in wake of the recent pandemic lockdowns and seismic shifts to consumer behaviour.
It was an interactive session as we also got the chance to brainstorm ideas on controlling working capital and reflect on the key takeaways at the end of the session. A huge thank you to the McGrathNicol team for hosting this insightful webinar!
Pitcher Partners: Power BI Session
28 July 2020
A massive thank you to Pitcher Partners for this introduction to Power BI! In this day and age, just about everything is driven by data. This event provided an opportunity to get training with one of the leading data visualisation tools, which was certainly beneficial and eye-opening for all members in attendance.
Our members were all impressed by the extensive functionality and efficiency of Power BI and its endless applications in an academic as well as professional context!
Insider Guides Information Session
22 May 2020
This morning we joined Insider Guides to hear about the future careers of international students.
Guest speakers Bijay Sapkota, Rebecca Hall and The Hon. Phil Honeywood shared some important perspectives on the future job prospects for international students in a job market that has been heavily impacted by both the Australian bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Australian economy experiencing unprecedented unemployment levels, the search for jobs has become increasingly difficult – especially for International Students who have limited work rights.