Co-operative Financials and Governance for Accountants and Legal Practitioners (4.5 CPD)

24 August 2021 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Session one: 17 August 2021, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
  • Session two: 19 August 2021, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
  • Session three: 24 August 2021, 11:30 am-1:00 pm


Co-operatives are a widely used business structure in Australia, particularly in agriculture and financial services. Despite this, there is a gap in the understanding of the co-operative business model, particularly in areas relating to financial reporting, capital raising and tax.

The Co-operative Financials and Governance for Accountants and Lawyers Program is the first course of its kind, designed to equip accounting and legal practitioners with the relevant knowledge to be able to advise clients on setting up and running effective co-operative businesses.

You will gain insights into financial reporting for co-operatives, co-operative capital raising instruments, and learn more about the legislation and tax settings governing co-operatives.

The program is being run in partnership with the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) as a 4.5 CPD course delivered through three lunchtime Zoom sessions.

Each 1.5 hour session will feature short presentations, facilitated discussions and time for Q&A. Questions can be submitted in advance to [email protected].

Course details

Facilitated by Henry Botha, the Principal of Higgins Botha, our presenters are leading accounting and legal experts advising and servicing co-operatives across Australia:

  • Kevin Franey, Partner – Audit & Assurance, TNR Chartered Accountants
  • Mark Ellem, Partner – Taxation & Business Services, TNR Chartered Accountants
  • Katie Innes, Director – Business & Corporate, BAL Lawyers

This three-part course is particularly relevant for accountants and legal practitioners who want to service agribusiness clients which are predominately based in rural and regional communities.

This program will enable providers of professional services to understand and communicate the value of the co-operative model to Australian businesses and the wider economy.

This online webinar meets the criteria for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Accountants and Legal Practitioners. Upon completion of all three sessions, a CPD Certificate will be provided.


Registrations are now closed. Express your interest to attend future courses.

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BCCM and course presenters make no statements, representations, or warranties about the accuracy, completeness or reliability of, and you should not rely on, any information contained in this presentation. You should make your own inquiries and obtain advice specific to your particular circumstances.

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24 August 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm




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