Registration & Exhibition Open

8:00am - 9:00am

Welcome from Master of Ceremonies

9:00am - 9:10am

X+Y%Z = Who Cares: Accounting for purpose

Mindset | Leadership

9:10am - 9:55am

Far too often, purpose is neglected in order to achieve some mythical financial metric. In an industry led by quantitative experiences, learn how you can develop a modern mindset to humanise accounting and create trusted, authentic interactions.

In this session, identify purpose within your business and community so you can lead, inspire and serve with more impact. Learn how to lead and live a life of purpose that translates through your practice management and client experiences.

In this session, develop your blueprint for accounting with purpose:

  • Unpack your purpose to develop a new-found perspective
  • Lead with your purpose and add value by being your authentic self
  • Share your purpose with your team to drive innovation and meet business goals
  • Communicate your purpose to your clients and broader community
Andrew Van De Beek

Andrew Van De Beek

Founder & Head of Purpose, Illumin8

Principal Partner Welcome

9:55am - 10:05am

Morning Networking Break

10:05am - 10:30am

Partner Product Spotlight

10:30am - 10:35am

Tax Transformation: Australia’s changing tax landscape

Regulation | Policy | Digitalisation

10:30am - 11:15am

Elinor Kasapidis, senior manager of tax policy at CPA Australia, will provide you with key updates on the tax landscape in Australia so you can best prepare your clients and develop priority areas for focus, governance and investment in your practice.

Gain a deeper understanding of the current regulatory environment to develop strategic frameworks that encapsulate the direction of government programs and policies.

Uncover key insights to:

  • Tax policy and administration - discover how you can be involved in the process
  • The regulatory environment - key issues you need to consider for your practice
  • Digitalisation - the government’s digital transformation agenda
  • Whole of tax affairs - income tax, GST, STP, super guarantee, taxable payments reporting
  • Current and upcoming tax issues - COVID updates, STP, vacant land and more
Elinor Kasapidis

Elinor Kasapidis

Senior Manager Tax Policy, CPA Australia

Partner Product Spotlight

11:15am - 11:20am

Balancing Act: Strategies to combat burnout and optimise output

Wellness | Practice Management | Leadership

11:20am - 12:05pm

As practitioners continue to operate in high-pressure environments, the risk of burnout is increased. Learn how to implement strategies for work/life balance to optimise output, reduce error and develop new efficiencies.

In this session, develop strategies to:

  • Tackle issues surrounding culture, work/life balance and team wellness
  • Motivate your team for optimal output and better collaboration in hybrid environments
  • Identify the signs of employee burnout and take steps to mitigate it
Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn

Director, Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health

Partner Product Spotlight

12:05pm - 12:10pm

Lunch & Networking Break

12:10pm - 12:55pm

Preparing for STP Phase 2

Compliance | Technology

12:55pm - 1:40pm

Like all deadlines, the start of STP Phase 2 will be upon us faster than we think. Now is the time to start thinking about compliance and looking forward to the benefits that STP Phase 2 will bring.

In this session, hear from Matthew Addison, executive director of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, as he discusses how you can prepare your firm and clients for the implementation of STP Phase 2.

Partner Product Spotlight

1:40pm - 1:45pm

Marketing strategies that add value in an increasingly competitive and noisy world

Digital Marketing | Client Acquisition

1:45pm - 2:30pm

For years, accountants have been told to embrace digital marketing. In the age of accelerated digital noise, the cluttered inboxes, feeds, search results and online content... how do firms create a more valuable impression through marketing that will convey their competitive edge?

In this session, uncover the three steps you must take to create a more valuable accounting firm.

Find your competitive edge and learn how to :

  • Truly stand out on screen and create an authentic digital impression
  • Attract ideal clients through content rich in story and personality
  • Adopt digital marketing strategies from case studies of leading firms
Tyson Cobb

Tyson Cobb

CEO, Practice + Pixels

Partner Product Spotlight

2:30pm - 2:35pm

Afternoon Networking Break

2:35pm - 3:00pm

Tax Practitioners Board review: A future road map for practitioners

Industry Update | Regulation | Governance

3:00pm - 3:45pm

We will take a deep dive into the final report since the review of the Tax Practitioners Board. In this session, we will discuss the roadmap for change and implications for tax practitioners in the coming years.

In this session, gain insights to:

  • The background of the review
  • Key points in the government’s announcement
  • Recommendations following the report
  • The next steps in implementation
VIC: Greg Lewis

VIC: Greg Lewis

Board Member, TPB

NSW: Judy Sullivan

NSW: Judy Sullivan

Board Member, TPB

The Essential ATO Update: Key issues and initiatives

Regulation | Compliance | Policy

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Join us as the ATO provides an overview of the key projects, top compliance issues and initiatives the ATO will be focusing on in FY 21–22.

In this session the ATO will provide key insights to;

  • Top compliance issues the ATO will be focusing on this financial year
  • Updates on ATO systems changes and initiatives
  • A breakdown of key projects, the development pipeline and what outcomes practitioners can expect
Sylvia Gallagher

Sylvia Gallagher

Acting Assistant Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office

MC Close

4:30pm - 4:35pm

Event Concludes