CA ANZ首席执行官Rick Ellis表示：“这些机构正在共同努力，以解决当前监管框架复杂性的问题，从而提供更广泛，更强大的解决方案，这将使企业和澳大利亚居民不仅能够获取所需的建议，而且能够贯彻该建议。
The three major professional accounting bodies –CPA Australia,Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)–have joined forces to review the frameworks that regulate how financial and tax advice is provided in Australia.
CPA Australia,CA ANZ and IPA have released a video in which the CEOs of the three bodies call for more efficient regulatory frameworks for advisory services and pledge to work together in advocating for change.
CEO of CA ANZ Rick Ellis said “the bodies were working together on a broader and more robust solution to the complexity of the current regulatory framework that will enable both businesses and Australians to not only access the advice they need but understand that advice.
“The failures that were revealed from the Banking Royal Commission brought to light the extreme complexity of the current frameworks in financial advice which are not in sync with each other,”Mr Ellis said.
CEO of CPA Australia Andrew Hunter said,“accounting professionals need the flexibility to talk and engage with their clients –but this is often problematic when that advice falls under multiple regulatory frameworks in the same conversation,or even the same sentence.”
IPA Group CEO,Andrew Conway said “Our shared goal is to reduce the regulatory burden on our members,so we retain financial advisers in the industry.For the first time in the best part of two decades we are at a risk of creating an advice gap in the market.”
This -coupled with the new education and professional standards under FASEA and the current review of the Tax Practitioners’Board and the implementation of the recommendations from the Banking Royal Commission means there is a very real threat of added complexity.
Given the impacts of an ageing population,forced retirement savings,and ongoing concerns around financial literacy,now more than ever Australians need access to affordable,quality advice.
The three bodies have a clear focus to revisit definitions,licensing regimes and to harmonise obligations where members operate under multiple regulatory frameworks to provide the advisory services to their clients.
Paul Drum FCPA -Head of External Affairs,Policy and Advocacy
Priya Kumar -Australian Public Affairs &Media Relations Manager
Wayne Debernardi -General Manager Media &Strategic Communications