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The Big Picture Seminars

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The Bookkeeping/accounting industry is undergoing rapid change - continuous automation, offshoring and practices attracting clients with fixed prices packages. The ‘Big Picture Seminar’ will identify many of the issues facing BAS agents but also ways to deal with the these changes.

Hear from people in the know who understand the current trends in the industry and who will provide helpful ways to help you succeed in this ever-changing industry.

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Dates & Locations





Topics and speakers

Bookkeeping profession update - Stuart Norman – CEO of AAT Australia will provide an update on regulatory and industry news affecting BAS Agents and Bookkeepers. Learn about changes in penalty rates, other ATO updates and TPB initiatives.

Selling - Is it really a dirty word?Mel Power - Bookkeepers in practice are experts at ensuring our clients’ financial data is in order and helping them understand what is happening in their business. But when it comes to telling others how we can help them, the fear of selling rears its ugly head. Learn how to be confident in showing your value to your existing and prospective clients.
Key takeaways from this session:
• Understand the value exchange process
• Learn about the sales mindset
• Find out how to engage and retain your clients.

More SME’s than ever, less BAS Agents. Where are all clients?Stuart Norman - Small businesses seem to be springing up all the time and there are more now than ever. That should translate into more work for BAS Agents and with the number of BAS Agents declining there should be more than enough clients. So where are all the clients and who is completing their payrolls, submitting their BAS’ and paying their accounts? Come hear what the latest trends and challenges are that you are facing now and will be facing into the future.! 

Dates and Locations  

Sydney – 29th March 2017
        Venue: IPA Level 10, 210 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Brisbane – 31st March 2017
        Venue: IPA, Level 11, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Perth – 3rd April 2017 (We apologise for the change of date. This is due to unforeseen circumstances)
        Venue: IPA Level 4, 1008 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000

Melbourne – 4th April 2017 (We apologise for the change of date. This is due to unforeseen circumstances)
        Venue: IPA Level 6, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Adelaide – 5th April 2017
        Venue: IPA Level 2, 422 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000




Members: $120.00
PPM Members: $110.00
Students: $110.00
Non-Members: $150.00

*Price above include GST


9 30am - 2 30pm


4 hours



Stuart Norman, CEO - Asssociation of Accounting Technicians Australia

Stuart Norman is the Chief Executive Office of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Australia. He is passionate about small business and the issues that affect them on a day to day basis. He has spent the last eight years representing their interests by working for a number of industry associations. In his current role as CEO of AAT Australia, Stuart is raising the profile of the Bookkeeping Profession within the small business sector.

Mel Power
Mel is a highly respected professional and influencer in the bookkeeping and accounting sector and is regular speaker and contributor to industry events across the globe. She has established a successful career in building small businesses and has a passion for new technology. As Head of Bookkeeping for Xero and Founder of the Global Movement “Bookkeeper Revolution”, Mel advocates for the value bookkeepers bring to helping small businesses grow.
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