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The second edition of Australasia Voice is available. Read the latest information for your CIMA region (PDF 286KB).
End of year address from the ARB Chairperson
The Chair of the Australasia regional board, Adrian Fernando ACMA, CGMA, has written a letter (PDF 65KB) to all members and students detailing our progress over 2012.
CIMA signs agreement with Monash University
CIMA is delighted to announce a local collaboration with Monash University in Melbourne. This agreement is a first for CIMA in Australia and we are proud to collaborate with Monash University, which is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. More information will be added to the CIMA Australia pages as the programme for 2013 takes shape.
The Monash-CIMA collaborationagreement provides a fast track route for postgraduate students from Monash to acquire both a Master of business (accounting) degree and the CIMA professional qualification at the same time. Students will be allowed to sit for CIMA’s T4 paper during the last semester of the Master's programme. Upon passing the T4 paper and completing the Master's programme, students will only need to submit their three years' practical experience to apply for CIMA membership.
The agreement was signed by CIMA Managing Director Andrew Harding and Professor Colm Kearney, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. in Melbourne on 11 October 2012. It will help to train a new generation of young management accountants, with strong technical and business skills.
Letter from the chairperson
The outgoing Chairperson of the Australasia regional board, Paul Thambar FCMA, CGMA, has written a letter (PDF 56KB) to all members and students.
CIMA council elections
CIMA’s council position terms expire at the June 2013 annual general meeting in London. Elections for council positions will be held in February 2013 and fellow (FCMA) members are invited to apply for nomination to the area 19 vacant position.
Find more information and download the application forms.
CIMA’s governing body is the CIMA council. There are 53 members; 38 are directly elected by CIMA members.
The area 19 Australasia council position represents members from the countries of Australia, the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tahiti and Vanuatu. Governance and policy committees meet at least four times a year.
New Australasian newsletter launched
CIMA have prepared a newsletter called Australasia Voice to ensure members and students in the region are kept informed of the activities that CIMA is undertaking to support our strategic goals.
Read the first edition (PDF 2MB) of this newsletter, which will be sent to members and students twice annually.
CIMA establishes Australasian centre of excellence
CIMA has established a new centre of excellence (COE) for Australasia in Sydney to engage innovative research being undertaken in the local region. The COE will collaborate with universities, the public sector and key industry players in this region to ensure the areas of research and related outputs are market driven and relevant.
Outputs will include research reports and cutting edge tools and techniques that will address issues raised by the industry. These solutions will be vital in guiding critical business decisions and driving strong performance in financial and operational reality.
Find more information.
The transforming finance function - report launched
Recent CGMA research has identified the changing role of finance and the challenges posed by these changes to the training and development of accountants in the future at the global level. This publication examines these issues in the Australasian context.
CIMA has contributed to this publication, and Paul Thambar, immediate past chair of the Australasia regional board, has written a chapter entitled 'the transforming finance function - implications for the training and education of accountants.' Members and student are encouraged to download this free publication (PDF 1MB).
Chairperson's message December 2011
The chairperson of the Australasian regional board, Paul Thambar, has prepared this year end address (PDF 15KB) to members and students in the Australasian region.
Council member message December 2011
The Australasian council representative Chand Pandit has prepared this message (PDF 26KB) for members and students in the Australasian region.
Australasian regional board formed
CIMA's Australasian regional board (ARB) has been formed and replaced the CIMA councils of Australia and New Zealand from 1 July 2011. Members of the new board will serve a term of three years until the 2014 AGM. See more information on the ARB.
Adjudicators needed for Australasian reporting awards
The Australasian reporting awards (ARA) are always looking to increase their potential adjudicators. If CIMA members are interested in this type of voluntary activity, it involves the marking and assessment (against quantitative and qualitative criteria (financial and non-financial) of around eight annual reports in February/March, which on average take about two to three hours each.
There are ten divisions based along industry sector lines and adjudicators can be based anywhere in Australia. The ARA website provides information on the process of award assessment.