FinPro News

Implementing changes to accounting standards – July 2020

July 17, 2020

Recent survey results (from the FinPro survey on Professional development) showed that 62% of respondents were concerned about implementing all the changes required for the new accounting standards, namely AASB 15, AASB 16 and AASB 1058. Taking this onboard, we have developed some guidance to assist members. FinPro – Changes to Accounting Standards – Available...


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2020/21 Council Budget Parameters and Budget Adoption Timelines

July 9, 2020

FinPro have recently conducted a survey of councils to understand some of the budget parameters and budget adoption timelines for the coming year. This survey was conducted in response to a number of queries received from our members.  Hopefully it provides you with a useful point of reference. The data  is current as at 10...


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FinPro Member Updates

April 3, 2020

During these uncertain times it is more important than ever to stay connected.  We here at FinPro are endeavouring to both advocate on behalf of our members and also to keep members up to date on what is happening in the sector. Our regular member updates are distributed to each member as soon as they...


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Model Budget 2020/21 and Model Financial Statements 2019/20

February 21, 2020

Both the Model Budget 2020/21 and the Model Financial Reports 2019/20 were launched at the FinPro Seminar on Friday 21 February 2020  .  Both working groups were thanked for for their active involvement in each of these group and for their commitment to try to continually improve both documents as resources for the sector. All...


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2019 FinPro Conference

August 8, 2019

The 2019 FinPro Annual Conference will be held at RACV Cape Schanck from Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 October. An exciting FinPro Conference Program 2019 has been prepared with specialist key note speakers covering a range of topics from sector updates, technical papers and personal development. We thank our many sponsors for their support: Platinum Sponsors...


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Local Government Bill 2019

August 5, 2019

FinPro has made contributions to each consultative stage of the Local Government Bill and we were somewhat surprised by the addition of this “fifth” stage of consultation and further, particularly disappointed with the limited timeframe to lodge a submission. With Council elections due in October 2020 and several of the new reporting requirements with critical...


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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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