2023 FinPro Conference

We are delighted to announce the FinPro Annual Conference will be held at RACV Cape Schanck from Wednesday, 25 October to Friday 27 October 2023.




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Conference Sponsors

American Express
American Express is a global payments company that is well-established in Australia, employing around 1,500 people - the largest employer in the local card payments industry. We have a successful track record of working with many councils and government agencies across Australia. Our card members – largely small businesses and consumers – consistently tell us that the number one area where they wish to use their AMEX is to pay for government and local council services. As such, we provide councils with improved payment speeds for rates, fines, and permits, benefitting customer experience and cash flow. Not least of all, American Express has pioneered Shop Small in Australia, a nationwide movement dedicated to supporting the thousands of small businesses in Australia. We invest in this initiative to drive growth back to the local communities where our Card Members live.
Jesse Kirkpatrick
American Express
APV Valuers and Asset Management
APV Valuers and Asset Management

0412 033 845

Australian Payment Plus
Australian Payment Plus (AP+) We’re here to shape the future of payments for Australia. In 2022 AP+ brought together BPAY Group, eftpos and NPP Australia. We’re proud to be Australia’s integrated domestic payments organization. We aim to deliver domestic payments organization. We aim to deliver more innovation to Australia’s payments ecosystem, for the collective benefit of Australian businesses, Government and consumers. It’s a new chapter with more possibilities.
Neal Freeman
Australian Payment Plus

0401 944 004

Ibis Information Systems
Ibis Information Systems provides Information Management Solutions and Consulting Services to Local Government and Water Authorities across Australia & New Zealand for over 20 years. With its Head Office in Melbourne, Ibis also has representatives in Queensland and New Zealand, supporting over 100 councils to grow revenues and reduce costs whilst serving communities. Ibis Water Modelling & Revenue Forecasting - providing intelligence for operations to water consumption and/or charging structures. Ibis Rate Modelling and Revenue Forecasting - providing critical analysis and reporting functionality. An excellent "data cleansing" tool to detect errors, especially when overlayed on GIS mapping. Ibis Breeze - a system for Annual Planning, Long Term Planning, Budgeting and Reporting. A hosted, cloud-based system sitting over Councils’ ERP, replacing spreadsheets whilst integrating with finance & rating systems.
Laminar Capital / Perpetual
Laminar Capital is a treasury and debt markets specialist providing capital markets, investment management and advisory solutions to institutional, middle-market and high net worth clients. Today, we oversee over $25b in assets under administration on the Treasury Direct, fixed income portfolio and investment management digital platform, and provide advice on $8b of assets. Our team’s unparalleled experience and expertise in fixed income, treasury, efficient deal execution and deep understanding of our clients’ needs help us deliver effective solutions. In 2021, Laminar Capital became part of Perpetual Group, allowing Laminar to leverage Perpetual’s strong balance sheet, recognised brand, continuous investment in people, technology, and cyber security to strengthen and further differentiate its value proposition to clients.
Maddocks Recoveries
Cindy Malifa
Maddocks Recoveries

0427 239 450

Mastek, is a trusted Oracle cloud applications and transformation partner that delivers innovative solutions and business outcomes for clients in Local Government. Mastek brings to each customer engagement the experience of having completed 1400+ Oracle Cloud deployments including over 50 local government implementations. Specifically for local government, Mastek has developed an LG toolkit designed to rapidly and cost effectively implement Oracle applications significantly reducing project risk. The toolkit includes: • Proven LG solution templates that are based on council specific processes • Established LG reporting repository reducing the need for custom reports • Proven LG integration library reducing integration design time • Key Performance Indicator library providing a base line for performance improvement • Change Management methodology ensuring solution uptake and acceptance.
National Australia Bank
Corporate and Institutional Banking
About NAB As Australia’s largest business bank, we’re here to serve customers well and help our communities prosper. NAB has a long and proud history in Victoria, currently employing more than 26,000 staff across the State. We support more than eight and a half million customers across Australia and overseas. Our scale and connectivity help us to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our business and community. We’re focusing on taking climate action, supporting affordable and specialist housing and backing Indigenous businesses. We understand Local Government We have been working with councils for over 100 years. We welcome the shift in focus on digital solutions across the local government sector, which aligns with our strategic ambition to innovate for the future. Through our mandate with the Victorian Government we are proud to be partnering with councils, to help them access new and transformative banking technologies.
Cecilia Ho
Corporate & Institutional Banking - NAB

0407 507 321

Satori Assured
Satori’s core focus is providing automated financial assurance through the delivery of Continuous Controls Monitoring to our customers within the Local Government Sector, State and Federal Government. Satori has a wealth of experience reflected in analytic rules that run across the central corporate processes for Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Procurement, Conflict of Interest, ensuring early detection and prevention of errors, non-compliance, fraud and risk events. Satori provides a unique offering to Local Government Authorities (LGA) through the nuance of our control test rules, the methodology deployed for the management of the exceptions through our secure cloud based service. Satori can assist LGA managers in terms of what is expected and required in the modern world for total financial assurance, whether this be in relation to: • Monitoring the Purchase to Payment Cycle / Order to Cash Cycle • Oversight of Payroll and HR • Conflict of Interest including ABN / Director Checker • Vendor Risk Management • Payment Times Reporting • Corporate Card and Expense Monitoring Satori has 200+ organisations as customers, including many Local Government Authorities such as City of Melbourne, Auckland City Council, City of Melton, City of Stonnington and more.
Angus Gray
Satori Assured

0411 727 107

Westpac Institutional Bank
Westpac is banker to the governments of NSW, Victoria, ACT, Tasmania, in addition to numerous Local Government Authorities. We have a unique understanding of the drivers of Government and deep insights into what it takes to transform banking and financial management for the public sector. Our strength in banking, combined with our strategic insights, enables you to do the basics better while creating long term value. Through this experience, we have developed a deep understanding of the sector including its complexities, challenges and opportunities. Our dedicated Public Sector team: • Identify how to streamline systems and processes and effectively manage risk to deliver reliable, cost-effective outcomes. • Provide strategic input to effectively guide you through the implementation and management of change, whether internally or externally driven. • Design and deliver market leading products and solutions that are tailored to all levels of government based on its specific needs. • Help realise the public sector vision and provide insights on future innovations and technology.
Felix Rosman
Westpac Institutional Bank

0419 238 179

Lighthouse Group
Developing, supporting, and retaining your top talent. Lighthouse helps organizations systematically build world class leadership, and the capabilities needed to deliver faster transformation, increased value creation, and the exhilaration that comes from collective high-performance achievement. With decades of experience working with Australia’s top organizations, our Lighthouse Leadership System and Capability Development programs have helped organizations empower teams with the business acumen needed to better meet the challenges of a rate capped inflationary environment. Onesto is an innovative, socially responsible employee benefits platform helping reduce financial stress and maximise productivity. Onesto links employee earned wages with everyday essential purchases to build savings naturally. Inflation, interest rate hikes, minimal wage growth and subsequent financial stresses are a major social issue. Onesto counters this by providing reward and recognition, cashback savings, wage flexibility, and financial learning options, which are all critical to attracting and retaining top talent.
Glenn McDermott
Lighthouse Group

0407 364 625

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