FinPro News

Submission to Stage 4 – Local Government Bill Exposure Draft

March 19, 2018

The attached submission has been written on behalf of the members of FinPro.  It aligns with one of our key objectives to provide advocacy for local government practitioners on issues, which affect the industry as a whole, and to act as the focal point of reference by regulatory bodies on financial issues affecting the sector. ...


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First Webinar for FinPro

March 13, 2018

Martin Thompson from Crowe Horwath provided our first Webinar on Thursday 8 March 2018 – ‘Local Government Model Budget and Model Account Workshop’.  100 people listened in over lunch yesterday and it was very successful.  After ironing out a few teething problems, Martin presented a more detailed examination of both the Model Budget and the...


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FinPro Professional Development Day 23 February 2018

February 26, 2018

250 members attended our Professional Development Day last Friday, 23 February 2018 at CPA Australia.  It was a beautiful day and the venue was filled with delegates from 73 Victorian Councils, 3 Regional Councils and consultants to our sector. CPA Australia welcomed all our delegates and showed many through their facilities – thank-you to all...


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Launch of Model Budget and Model Financial Statements

February 23, 2018

Local Government Victoria have today launched the Model Budget (2018-19) and Model Financial Statements (2017/18) at the FinPro Professional Development Day. Both models are available on the LGV website – link as follows:  https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/strengthening-councils/sector-guidance-planning-and-reporting Martin Thompson from Crowe Horwath, who has been very involved in the preparation of these Models, will be running a webinar to...


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FinPro Conference 2017 comes to an end!

October 23, 2017

Mantra Lorne shone as delegates and sponsors arrived last Wednesday.  It was difficult not to go straight to the beach – but thankfully our delegates chose to take part in the Regional Collaboration Groups, then hear insights from Eyal Halamish from OurSay and Andrew Green from LinkedIn before enjoying the sunshine. The conference was a...


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FinPro Conference 2017

October 17, 2017

The 2017 FinPro Conference will be held this week at Mantra Lorne.  Over 215 delegates will attend this 3 day conference, commencing on Wednesday 18 October with 5 different regional collaboration group meetings. The weather looks perfect for the event and the sun is guaranteed to shine. The final program follows:   Gab Gordon – 2017...


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2017 FinPro Leadership Program Announcement

September 8, 2017

FinPro is pleased to announce that the successful applicants for the 2017 FinPro Financial Management Leadership Program, to be run at The Country Place Kalorama from 26-28 November 2017 are as follows: Isabelle Cancino Bayside City Council Accounting Services Coordinator Jacqui Heffernan Corangamite Shire Accountant Jarrod Lowe Warrnambool City Council Senior Accountant Jennifer Blunt Port...


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Launch of the 2017 FinPro Financial Management Leadership Skills Program

May 29, 2017

The 2017 FinPro Leadership Program was launched by FinPro President, Ange Marshall at the FinPro Seminar on Thursday 25 May.    This program is proudly supported by Vision Super, our Program Partners again for 2017.   Applications are now open for this 2 1/2 day residential which will be held at Country Place Kalorama from Sunday...


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Professional Development Day 25 May 2017

May 25, 2017

Over 250 members attended the Professional Development Day on Thursday 25 May 2017.  Nine wonderful speakers presented to the group on a range of topics relevant to Finance Professionals today. Topics covered today are as follows: Economic Outlook – Presented by John Peters, Director Economics, CBA Global Markets Research  FinPro May 2017 – Economic Outlook...


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Launch of 2016-17 Model Accounts and Better Practice Guidance

February 17, 2017

The 2016/17 Model Accounts and Better Practice Guidance Notes were launched by Paul Roche, LGV at the FinPro Professional Development Seminar on Thursday 16 February 2017. For details on the presentation please refer to the article on this website giving more information about the day. To access the Model Accounts and and Guidance documents please...


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