Practice Power Up Conference 2021


The ‘Practice Power Up Conference 2021’, is designed to provide participants with a clear and practical understanding of the best in class work practices, strategies and business capabilities that power the modern-day accounting firm and empower public practitioners to meet the challenges of the future. Find out more here.

2020 was the year of ‘change and adapt’ within the Public Practice Landscape. It was about getting comfortable with uncertainty, doing things differently and embracing new ways of working to overcome challenges and also seize new opportunities. In many regards, it has redefined ‘Business as Usual’ in Public Practice.


Keep up with the latest information and learn new ways to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of a modern accounting business.


The informative sessions include practical examples and cover the following key areas:


Operations
Operational efficiency and better client outcomes through best practices in capacity, workflow and process management

  • Accounting beyond the timesheet – working smarter not harder
  • Marketing the firm in the digital age
  • Practical guide to managing cyber security
  • Compliance services in the digital era
  • An automated world of operations
  • Leveraging data analytics capabilities


Leadership and Staff Wellbeing: 
Strategies to manage team wellbeing and the key to building a high performance culture

  • Managing mental health and performance in the workplace
  • Change management – how to get buy in and be the catalyst for change
  • Capabilities of the modern accountant

Firm strategy

Building a future focused plan for the firm
  • Building a firm strategy and how to convert it into action
  • Pricing strategies and standards 
  • KPIs and performance frameworks for your clients
  • Accelerating advisory capabilities in your firm
  • Technology development, trends and picking the right tools for your firm

Reasons why you should attend

  • The program is very heavily focussed on trends impacting Public Practice in the current business climate (COVID era)
  • The emphasis of the conference design is highly practical with learning outcomes focused on driving implementation 
  • The conference is content led – carefully curated and vetted topics with clear learning outcomes, in consultation with Public Practice leaders, key technology players and subject matter experts.
  • Approximately 18 hours of CPD


With over 18 high-quality sessions across two days, a carefully curated conference program has been designed by a team of industry professionals. 

Modern capabilities of an accountant
Simon Hann, Group Executive, Education & Learning, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Marketing the firm in the modern, virtual and noisy world
Tyson Cobb, Senior Marketing Strategist & Founder of Practice + Pixels

That’s the way we have always done it - why change
Amy Holdsworth, CEO & Founder, Clarity Street

Compliance services in the digital era
David Boyar, Chief Executive Officer, ChangeGPS

Practical guide to managing cyber security
Mark Knowles, General Manager Security Assurance, Xero 

Getting the best out of your team - work and wellbeing
Rebecca Gravestock, Director People and Performance APAC, Xero

Accelerating Advisory Capabilities in your firm
Sue Pak, Head of Accounting, Xero & CA ANZ Councillor 

Identifying, Prioritising and Successfully Implementing Business Automation
Melissa Voss, Associate Director - Client & Partner Relations, FuseWorks

Automate your Firm - What accountants really need!
Ron Lesh, Founder and Managing Director, BGL

Building a firm strategy and how to convert it into action
Nicola Taylor, Co-founder and Leader, Tax Traders

Pricing strategies and standards
Rebecca Mihalic, Director at businessDEPOT Sydney & Head Of Accounting (APAC), Practice Ignition

Winning new clients & growing existing revenues with a KPI/Performance Framework approach
Tom Bilton, Head of Account Management - ANZ, Fathom

Further sessions to be announced.
Modern capabilities of an accountant
Simon Hann, Group Executive, Education & Learning, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Marketing the firm in the modern, virtual and noisy world
Tyson Cobb, Senior Marketing Strategist & Founder of Practice + Pixels

That’s the way we have always done it - why change
Amy Holdsworth, CEO & Founder, Clarity Street

Compliance services in the digital era
David Boyar, Chief Executive Officer, ChangeGPS

Practical guide to managing cyber security
Mark Knowles, General Manager Security Assurance, Xero 

Getting the best out of your team - work and wellbeing
Rebecca Gravestock, Director People and Performance APAC, Xero

Accelerating Advisory Capabilities in your firm
Sue Pak, Head of Accounting, Xero & CA ANZ Councillor 

Identifying, Prioritising and Successfully Implementing Business Automation
Melissa Voss, Associate Director - Client & Partner Relations, FuseWorks

Automate your Firm - What accountants really need!
Ron Lesh, Founder and Managing Director, BGL

Building a firm strategy and how to convert it into action
Nicola Taylor, Co-founder and Leader, Tax Traders

Pricing strategies and standards
Rebecca Mihalic, Director at businessDEPOT Sydney & Head Of Accounting (APAC), Practice Ignition

Winning new clients & growing existing revenues with a KPI/Performance Framework approach
Tom Bilton, Head of Account Management - ANZ, Fathom

Further presenters to be announced.
The virtual event will be hosted through a virtual platform called ‘Cvent Virtual Attendee Hub’. The platform creates an all-in-one virtual experience that allows attendees to easily browse and select sessions, view high quality live content and interact with live Q&A. 
Pricing

MEMBER
EARLY BIRD*
*The early bird fees expires on 23 March 2021 or until sold out

$149 - Discounted rate to the first 300 registrations
$199 - Discounted rate to the next 250 registrations

STANDARD
$249

NON MEMBER
EARLY BIRD*
*The early bird fees expires on 23 March 2021 or until sold out

$179 - Discounted rate to the first 300 registrations
$239 - Discounted rate to the next 250 registrations

STANDARD 
$299

GROUPS (5 TO 9)*
*5 or more people from the same organisation registering together. 

$199 per person 

If you wish to register for group numbers larger than 9, please contact the team at events@charteredaccountantsanz.com.

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EVENT DETAILS


Topic: Business Mindset, Future Focused, People & Leadership

Sub-Topic: Building Knowledge, Future of Business, Leadership, Strategy

Format: Conference

Proficiency Level: All

CPD: Upto 18 hours