FinPro News

2019 FinPro Leadership Program

July 5, 2019

Applications have now closed to participate in the 2019 FinPro Leadership Program. Thank-you to all those who applied to participate in this exciting and established Program, aimed at those who see themselves as future leaders in Local Government Finance or Finance Leaders new to the sector who want to learn more about the intricacies of...


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Cardinia Shire Finance Team wins the Inaugural LG Finance Award

October 23, 2018

FinPro introduced the LG Finance Award this year in a belief that it is appropriate to recognise and reward a person or persons who has demonstrated a significant commitment and dedication to Local Government Finance in Victoria. This may be by way of general work performance excellence over a period of time or work excellence...


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Local Government Bill ED Review – FinPro Submissions

August 20, 2018

Ince 2015 o review and rewrite the Local Government Act.  There have been a number of working parties involved in this project, each focussing on a specific aspect of the Ac During the course of this submissions have been sought from interested persons, groups or organisations. In line with one of our key objectives to...


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Announcement of FinPro Leadership Program Attendees for 2018

July 30, 2018

Each year FinPro, in partnership with Vision Super, provide the opportunity for 12 emerging leaders in Local Government Financial Management, to attend a fully funded 2 1/2 day Leadership Program.  The program, held at Country Place Kalorama is an excellent opportunity for a group of finance professionals to learn more about Local Government Finance, Leadership...


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Local Government Act Review

July 26, 2018

Local Government Victoria (LGV) is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Local Government Act 1989, with contributions invited from Victorian Councils, communities, organisations and individuals. On 23 May 2018, the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Marlene Kairouz MP, introduced the Local Government Bill 2018 into Parliament, following three years off work and consultation. “The...


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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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