The Top 5 Must-Attend Australian Accounting Events in 2019
Accounting is a versatile industry that is constantly changing and evolving. To keep up with the accounting industry trends, it is essential for business owners, accountants and other professions to attend conferences and seminars. This is a great way to network with industry leaders and other professionals.
To help guide you, we have compiled a list of the top Accounting events in Australia that you should consider attending in 2019. These accounting events and conferences cover a combination of finance and accounting trends where professionals in the industry will discuss the future of finance and accounting.
1. Intuit Quickbooks Connect
Intuit Quickbooks is an annual two-day event that is attended by accounting professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world. This finance and accounting event helps people across all industries to grow their network and skills. Experienced entrepreneurs will share their journeys to success and current trends. This year, numerous entrepreneurs such as Mark Bouris, founder of Mentored and Melanie Perkins, founder of Canva will speak at the event.
The event will happen over two days. The first day will include numerous breakout sessions with different entrepreneurs and industry professionals covering topics such as ‘Taking control of your business finances’ and ‘Life and business skills’. Day 2 is an advisor day which will include more informative sessions and a farewell address. This is a great way to learn more about the accounting industry trends in 2019.
Venue: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, Australia
Date: 30th & 31st May
Time: Day 1: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Day 2: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Main day pass: $149, Accounting Professional Pass: $299
Website: Intuit QuickBooks Connect
2. Public Practice Conference 2019
The Public Practice conference is an annual accounting event that lets you discover the tools required to overcome the challenges in the industry while supporting your clients and future-proofing your accounting firm. The event broadly covers the following:
- The legislative and regulatory changes affecting the accounting industry in 2019 and beyond.
- Optimise and streamline the process and operations of your business.
- How will the technological changes in the Information Age affect you and your business?
Over the course of two days, there will be numerous sessions hosted by leaders in the accounting industry. They will cover topics such as ‘The accountant’s guide to supporting a client’s aged care decisions’ and ‘The essential steps to effectively lead a public practice’. These sessions will help you learn more about the latest accounting industry trends and identify new ways to improve your business processes.
Venue: Mantra Lorne Resort, 35 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC 3232
Date: Thursday 23 – Friday 24 May 2019
Time: Day 1: 9:45 AM to 5:40 PM, Day 2: 8:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Cost: Early bird: $730/ $875, Standard $840/ $1008
Website: Public Practice Conference 2019
3. CPA Week
CPA week is your one-stop destination to learn more about the current trends and future of the accounting industry. The event will combine keynotes and interactive skill-builder sessions from various industry leaders. Attendees of the events will learn numerous soft and hard skills that they can use in their day-to-day professional lives. CPA week will focus on the following:
- Learn how to create business insights reports using visual elements to represent the data in an effective way.
- Master practical skills that will help you prepare for the future as a finance or accounting professional.
- Update yourself with the latest knowledge in tax and accounting standards
- You can enhance your Excel skills for effective data forecasting methods. This can help in business planning.
The event will cover numerous sessions such as ‘Creating an agile culture’ and ‘Understanding group dynamics and adapting your working style’. These sessions will discuss both hard and soft skills to help you achieve more in your professional life. If you are looking to future-proof your firm and learn more about the accounting industry trends, this is a must-attend event.
Venue: Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Date: Wednesday 12 – Thursday 13 June 2019
Time: Day 1: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Cost: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Website: CPA Week
4. Regional Convention- Newcastle
This is a two-day event that will be happening in two locations, Newcastle and Wollongong. The Newcastle convention is specifically designed for finance and accounting professionals where attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the industry on the latest trends in finance, tax and the local economy. You will understand how the changes in policies will affect the larger Australian business landscape. The conference will focus on four aspects:
- Speakers will discuss relevant topics and trends which will help you advance your professional growth.
- You will have the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic learning environment which will allow you to reflect and refresh.
- Enhance your professional skills such as Excel with the workshops at the convention.
- You will receive complimentary access to the tool Congress on Demand.
The convention will include sessions on ‘Developing your strategic finance skills’ and ‘Communicating financial data meaningfully’. These sessions will help you learn more about the accounting industry trends and add value to your company and improve the efficiency of current business processes. A few of the major speakers include Michelle McPherson, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, NIB and Morris Altman, the Dean & Head of Newcastle Business School.
Venue: NEX, 309 King Street, Newcastle West, NSW 2302
Date: Thursday 14 – Friday 15, March 2019
Time: Day 1: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Day 2: 8:15 AM to 4:40 PM
Website: Newcastle Convention
5. Regional Convention- Wollongong
The second regional accounting and finance conference will happen in Wollongong. This single-day event will cover accounting industry trends and topics that will help you future-proof your firm and keep up with the latest trends in accounting. The sessions will cover topics on ‘How to use planning and budgeting in rapidly changing times’ and ‘Communicating financial data meaningfully’ along with masterclasses on ‘The power of Power BI’.
Venue: Novotel Wollongong, 2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW 2520
Date: Thursday 21 – Friday 22, March 2019
Time: Day 1: 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM
Cost: Pricing details
Website: Wollongong Convention
The accounting events listed above are a great way for accountants and business owners to connect with professionals in the community. You can learn more about accounting industry trends in 2019 and the latest technology to increase efficiency in your client practice. Use this guide to help you decide which accounting events you should attend this 2019!