Quarterly Educators Newsletter
Insights into the world of business & accounting for teachers, career advisors and academics brought to you by Chartered Accountants ANZ
In this edition
Introduction to AFAANZ Newsletter
Welcome to the August edition of the Educators Newsletter!
This quarter we’re highlighting some valuable assets and opportunities available to educators, while also celebrating the experience we had at last month’s AFAANZ conference.
Scroll down for all the information you need to help attract and shape the next generation of accounting professionals.
AFAANZ Show Wrap Up
AFAANZ Conference 2023 is now complete, and it was again an amazing chance for Chartered Accountants ANZ to meet and engage with academics and educators from around the world.
On behalf of Chartered Accountants ANZ, we would like to say thank you to everyone who visited us during the 2023 AFAANZ conference.
AFAANZ 2023 successfully wrapped up on 4 July, with the annual week-long conference bringing together academics from across Australia and New Zealand to The Star, on the beautiful Gold Coast.
Chartered Accountants ANZ was elated and honoured to have proudly served as the platinum sponsor of this esteemed and prestigious event again. The agenda was jam packed including special interest groups, and doctoral symposiums discussing the future of the accounting profession.
Our leaders and guest speakers, Dr. Brad Potter and Joel Watson, presented on a range of topics with some key highlights including:
- How we are shaping the attractiveness of the profession to inspire future generations, by understanding the behaviours, preferences, and motivations of Gen Z.
- Intricacies of digital reporting and the growing momentum towards its adoption in Australia and New Zealand, and the limitations of traditional, two-dimensional corporate reporting and auditing.
- The crucial role accountants play in driving sustainability and how with evolving research and access to extensive data, they have an unparalleled opportunity to make a meaningful impact.
We’d like to take the opportunity to thank those who have provided input into the ‘Attracting the next generation of talented accounting and finance professionals’ research run by DXP Consulting.
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New CA ANZ Micro Courses allow for quick learning
Our new micro courses allow for quick learning options in fast-developing areas currently in demand.
“Wisdom comes not from age, but from education and learning.”
― Anton Chekhov
It is our belief that smart advice builds brilliant careers. Because of this, we are committed to supporting you towards advancing your own professional development, and providing you with resources to inform and inspire the difference makers of the future:
With this ethos we have created a range of micro-courses to provide short, sharp learning opportunities on a range of popular and future ready topics. Importantly, these micro courses are online, self-paced and flexible to fit in with work and life commitments, only taking 4-6 hours on average to complete.
The flexible course delivery involves different methods that are easily digestible and allow for quick learning, including readings, video, real life case studies and interactive workshops.
We are exclusively offering all Educators Newsletter readers a 10% discount* on CA ANZ’s Sustainability and Data Analytics micro courses.
If you would like to sharpen your skills, amplify your knowledge, and prepare yourself for the future, ENROL NOW and add the code AFAANZ10 to the Promo Code field at the time of checkout.
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Why a CA Academic Membership is a smart career move
Learning has always been at the very heart of our philosophy. We support academics with a special pathway to membership.
At Chartered Accountants we believe continuous learning and professional development are key to shaping the future of the profession.
As an academic, you play an important role in equipping accountants with the skills and insights needed to adapt to a rapidly evolving business landscape.
Our Academic Membership provides a valuable opportunity for you to apply your unique perspective to our CA Program. You’ll help us generate new knowledge, challenge existing paradigms, and offer innovative ideas that can drive advancements in the field.
The Membership offers a multitude of benefits tailored to support your academic journey.
Access discount rates
You’ll enjoy a 50% discount off the standard member rate and 20% discount off professional development opportunities available via our education score.
Become a thought leader
Gain personal and professional recognition through consulting opportunities. Add your views across academia, provide input on strategic policy, and provide academic oversight of our CA Program.
Build your professional networks
You’ll have access to a global network of accounting industry leaders, practitioners and fellow academics. Share knowledge, research and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations.
Access leading-edge resources
Access thought leadership articles, guides, and playbooks and enjoy free access to LinkedIn Learning and CA Library resources.
The Academic Membership is open to academics who hold the equivalent to a masters or doctorate level qualification in accounting and are currently employed at lecturer level or above at a university or other higher education provider.
Visit our website for details on how to apply. We look forward to working together to shape the future of our profession.
HIGH SCHOOL TOOLKITS
High School Toolkit – your fresh perspective on accounting
To help members talk about what they do, we have produced a presentation for audiences in high school (from Year 9) in Australia and New Zealand.
Industry jargon can be frustrating for even the most seasoned career professional, so why should we expect students to respond?
At a time when the number of accounting graduates across Australia and New Zealand continues to decline, language is critically important for how we position the profession to new generations.
The truth is traditional business parlance doesn’t always capture the possibility, creativity and variety typical of modern accounting careers.
Chartered Accountants ANZ offers a High School Toolkit to help educators talk about accounting in a way that’s fresh, interactive and tailored to student interests.
We’ve created some informative (and colourful) Career Cards that find new ways to frame traditional service lines such as taxation, forensic accounting and corporate finance.
Students can discover the average annual salary of a ‘financial bodyguard’, the subjects that will put them on the path to a career as a ‘crime fighter’; and the skills that will stand them in good stead as a ‘skilled negotiator’.
The Toolkit has everything you need to lead a dynamic and interesting discussion. There’s a PowerPoint presentation with video testimonials and an interactive quiz, and speaker notes to help you answer any curly questions.
The Toolkit can be easily adapted for group exercises and optimised with your own style and flair.
Sound good? Head over to our website to download everything you need to get started.
Get hands on with our Virtual Internships with Forage
Develop curious financial and economic minds with CA’s virtual internships, bringing real world business situations into the classroom.
Do you have students who are curious about the finance and accounting industry and looking to build on their skill set?
Our free online interactive programs offer a great opportunity to discover what kind of day-to-day tasks Chartered Accountants perform in different roles. The programs take 3-4 hours to complete and are designed to provide a generic taste of the knowledge and skills required to drive business decisions that help create better economies and communities as a Chartered Accountant. Whether your students are in their final year of high school, fresh at university or more advanced in their studies, they can take the program as far as they wish.
Some of the skills your students will learn:
- Financial analysis
- Market analysis
- Research and planning
- Creating a business model canvas
- Data analysis
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