A Country Practice Accountants Group looks forward to welcoming members and supporting sponsors to our annual conference being held in Wollongong NSW 6 - 8 March 2024.
The exciting 2024 conference program has been carefully planned by the ACP Conference Committee with the aim to inspire members, to embrace new ideas and industries, grow their practice, build resilience and take advantage of the ever changing face of the accounting industry.
We look forward to seeing you in Wollongong!
Coach at Mim Bartlett Consulting
Co-CEO of Strategic Group
Director of Smithink
CEO of Sprout Agribusiness
Consultant Lawyer at Bobbin
Director of BSI Learning
Please take time to meet our exhibiting sponsors over lunch and learn how they can help you and your clients
LLB, Bcom, MTax, CTA, TEP
Peter Bobbin’s first professional experience was as an auditor in Australia and the UK after which he became a taxation accountant. That is when he learned of a love for taxation law and went on to become a part-time masters lecturer at the University of Western Sydney.
A lawyer since 1988, Peter is a frequent commentator on the law and today is a Consultant Lawyer who still provides practical advice and strategies for clients.
Peter is a Notary Public and was recognised by the Taxation Institute as the 2015 Tax Adviser of the Year (sme).
Measuring performance of both financial and non-financial key performance indicators is one of the critical components of managing a successful accounting firm. Comparing these performance measurements to your peers adds further analytical value. This session will examine how the industry is performing, the recent trends and benchmarks available and how to compare them to your firm.
Happy Hour Drinks Sponsor: Chamberlain's SBR
Join fellow ACP members and our supporting sponsor representatives for a casual welcome dinner
Dinner Sponsor: Chamberlains SBR
Enjoy breakfast with your fellow members and exhibiting sponsors
Please take the time to engage and check-in with our trade exhibitors
Why history is repeating itself. Old solutions are no longer fit for purpose, new solutions emerging. Transformative developments such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence will change the way we work. New ways to collaborate and changing work practices underpinned by technology are changing how firms are organised.
Are you equipped to capitalise on the new phase of technology transformation in your firm?
Strategic, Silver and Gold Sponsors
Enjoy a light breakfast with fellow members and take the time to meet exhibiting sponsors
Scott Henderson (BSc, MA – Psychology, Adv Dip Leadership & Management)
Scott is a registered psychologist with a solid background as an educator. He has worked as a lecturer in psychology, behavioural science and research at the Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney. Lecturing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Scott specialised in the disciplines of health and social psychology. His expertise includes such areas as leadership, teams and group dynamics, communication and body language, persuasion techniques, stress, and workplace satisfaction.
Since 1999, his work in the corporate sector has spanned the spectrum from industrial psychologist to corporate trainer. In 2004 he became a certified Master Coach in Behavioural Coaching and continues to coach both individuals and teams at all levels within the companies with which he works.
His unique perspective of inter- and intra-personal understanding complements the delivery of his training programs and ensures a rigorous and scientific approach to each participant’s growth and development. He has delivered training throughout Australia and internationally including courses in Customer Service, Team Building, Communication, Leadership and Management, Performance Management, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Sales and Business Development, Time Management, Building Resilience, Managing Change, Interpersonal Skills, Positive Psychology, Negotiation Skills and Professional Presentation Skills. Additionally, Scott continues to work hard to dispel the stereotype that psychologists actually get people to lie down on couches!
Recipient of the NSW Australian of The Year Award in 2017 and the prestigious Law Society President’s medal, Deng is one of Australia’s most renowned criminal lawyers for his work in the courtroom and as a leader within the community.
Born in South Sudan in 1983, Deng’s family lived on a farm in northeast Africa. However, in the mid-1980s, war broke out in South Sudan, causing widespread famine and the bombing of villages. As a result, four of his brothers joined the rebel forces.
At the mere age of six, Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People’s Liberation Army as a child soldier. During the Sudanese civil war, he was forced to undertake military training, including the use of hand grenades, firearms and land mines. It was during this time that Deng was seriously injured by a bullet during combat.
Miraculously, one of his brothers found him and smuggled him out of the military camp and into a refugee camp in Kenya.
Finally, at the age of fourteen, Deng and his brother were sponsored by an Australian couple and eventually settled in Blacktown. Despite not knowing how to read or write, Deng’s determination and desire to succeed saw him take on a part-time job at a service station where he learnt to speak English. He would then go on to study accounting before enrolling in law at the University of Western Sydney.
After graduating and completing a Master’s in Criminal Law, Deng worked as a lawyer in criminal, immigration, and family law. He is also a co-founder and partner at the Australian Criminal Law Group. Prior to starting the AC Law Group, Deng worked at three reputable Sydney criminal law firms and worked at Blacktown Local Court as a liaison officer to the local Sudanese community and at the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic.
Further demonstrating his remarkable commitment to social justice, he is also a well-known advocate for the Sudanese community and is a revered social justice warrior. Deng has dedicated his life and career to making a positive difference, helping marginalized refugees with legal advice, mentoring and support.
In memory of his brother who died in 2014 whilst helping rescue South Sudanese civilians, just as he had rescued Deng all those years before, Deng started a charity, the John Mac Foundation.
News Corporation has described Deng as the Pride of Australia, and in 2016, he was invited by NSW Premier Mike Baird to give the 2016 Australia Day Address.
In 2016, he published his critically acclaimed memoir, Songs of a War Boy, recounting his journey to become one of Australia’s best lawyers. He was also the subject of a portrait that won the People’s Choice at the Archibald Prize.
Deng was named the 2017 NSW Australian of The Year for his achievements and contribution to the Western Sydney community.
As a speaker, he is incredibly articulate, inspiring and motivating his audiences with his life story of survival and success.
Deng is one of only three criminal lawyers to win the prestigious Law Society President’s Medal. This medal recognizes his significant personal and professional contributions to the betterment of law and justice in the community.
60-62 Harbour Street
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
At Sage Hotel, accommodation and conference facilities are under one roof. Recently upgraded rooms provide smart comfort and easy access to the conferencing facilities. Call 02 4201 2111 and quote the conference number ACPA23 for special delegate rates.