corporate-cocktail-eveningOn 23 July the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia hosted its annual Corporate Cocktail Evening at Southern Cross University Lismore campus to raise awareness of the Chartered Accountants Program and to provide a forum whereby accounting students could interact with local Chartered Accountants.

Adelle Evans, General Manager, New South Wales, for the Institute said: “The evening was a resounding success, attended by 78 guests including students, academics and local Chartered Accountants.

“We hope that these types of events will assist undergraduates identify potential career opportunities and gain a better understanding of the profession.”

Attendees included students from first, second and third year business/accounting subjects at the Southern Cross University Lismore campus and accounting students from Lismore TAFE. The evening was also well-supported by academic staff.

Chartered Accountants working for regional accounting firms including Blackburn Prior, Rochdale Accounting and Financial Services, Keep Astone Chartered Accountants, Thomas Noble & Russell Chartered Accountants, Wappetts Chartered Accountants, and WHK Camerons attended the event.

“The importance of networking has never been so imperative for undergraduate students as it is now, following the effects of the global economic downturn. With the right support, students can make the most of the opportunities that are still out there,” said Ms Evans.

The Institute will continue to assist students in their career development process through a series of similar events.

PICTURE: Lacie Kreis, Institute of Chartered Accountants, and Maxwell Mercer, Southern Cross University student, attended the function.
About the Institute:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia is the professional body representing Chartered Accountants in Australia.
  • Its reach extends to more than 60,500 of today’s and tomorrow’s business leaders, representing over 48,500 Chartered Accountants and 12,000 of Australia’s best accounting graduates who are currently enrolled in our world-class Chartered Accountants postgraduate program.
  • Members work in diverse roles across commerce and industry, academia, government and public practice throughout Australia and in 119 countries around the world.
  • The institute aims to lead the profession by delivering visionary leadership projects, setting the benchmark for the highest ethical, professional and educational standards, and enhancing and promoting the Chartered Accountant brand.
  • It also represents the interests of members to government, industry, academia and the general public by actively engaging its membership and local and international bodies on public policy, government legislation and regulatory issues.
  • The Institute can leverage advantages for its members as a founding member of the Global Accounting Alliance  (GAA), an international accounting coalition formed by the world’s premier accounting bodies.
  • With a membership of approximately 750,000, the GAA promotes quality professional services, shares information, and collaborates on international accounting issues.