FinPro News

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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FinPro Professional Development Day 1 June 2018

June 4, 2018

Fin Pro held a very successful Professional Development Day at CPA Australia on Friday 1 June.  Included in the day was the launch of the 2018 Leadership Program, a FREE program offered to up to 12 Fin Pro members aimed at furthering your financial management and leadership skills.  Further details are available on our news page...


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FinPro Professional Development Seminar – Friday 1 June 2018

April 27, 2018

  FinPro will hold a Professional Development Day on Friday 1 June 2018 at CPA Australia, Level 20, 28 Freshwater Place, Southbank. For full details and for information on how to register please refer to the following: FinPro Professional Development Seminar 1 June 2018 – Program and Registration Registrations close on Wednesday 23 May 2018.


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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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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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