Education Committee Meet the fabulous team that guide education at My CPE!

Vision Statement

Our vision is to ensure bookkeepers and practitioners have access to quality, current and affordable formal and informal education that empowers them to deliver services to their clients in accordance with industry standards of professional and ethical conduct.

Objective

The purpose of our Education Committee is to ensure the education we offer supports the continuing development needs of bookkeepers and practitioners. This is achieved through policies and programs that advance practitioner education and enhance professional and ethical standards within our industry.

Goals

Promote excellence in the bookkeeping and accounting industry through quality formal and informal education, applying assessment and validation processes and by promoting compliance. Collaboration with our industry partners, regulators and you make it possible.

Sonya Farrawell

Sonya strives to contribute to the overall excellence, expertise and integrity of a sustainable bookkeeping industry by encouraging new entrants to the industry, educating new and existing bookkeepers, increasing professionalism, encouraging compliance and managing change. Sonya firmly believes education is the key, and with a great team, innovative education techniques and resources, we can achieve this together.

CEO, My CPE

Sonya strives to contribute to the overall excellence, expertise and integrity of a sustainable bookkeeping industry by encouraging new entrants to the industry, educating new and existing bookkeepers, increasing professionalism, encouraging compliance and managing change. Sonya firmly believes education is the key, and with a great team, innovative education techniques and resources, we can achieve this together.

Peter Thorp

Peter is a founding principal of ABN, ABA and PT Partners accounting firm. As a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years' experience, Peter is well placed to guide our team on industry, technical, business and educational matters. Peter represents bookkeepers in various industry areas, including those convened by the ATO, TPB and Treasury where he is an active advocate supporting professional bookkeepers across Australia.

Committee Chair

Peter is a founding principal of ABN, ABA and PT Partners accounting firm. As a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years’ experience, Peter is well placed to guide our team on industry, technical, business and educational matters. Peter represents bookkeepers in various industry areas, including those convened by the ATO, TPB and Treasury where he is an active advocate supporting professional bookkeepers across Australia.

Ben Kelly

Ben truly sets the high standards a professional bookkeeper should aspire to achieve. With many years in business, Ben has worked hard to increase awareness of bookkeeping as a profession, and to encourage high professional and ethical standards. As a Board Member of ABA, Ben has contributed to many worthy developments that enhance our industry, notably, his valued contributions supporting quality education.

Committee Member

Ben truly sets the high standards a professional bookkeeper should aspire to achieve. With many years in business, Ben has worked hard to increase awareness of bookkeeping as a profession, and to encourage high professional and ethical standards. As a Board Member of ABA, Ben has contributed to many worthy developments that enhance our industry, notably, his valued contributions supporting quality education.

Cecilia Paviour-Smith

Cecilia runs a successful bookkeeping practice and appreciates the value that education and continuing professional development adds to the professionalism of our industry. With more than 10 years' experience in the bookkeeping industry and a swag of experience in training and business, Cecilia has a wealth of skills and knowledge to contribute to strategies that support our educational objectives and the dedication to inspire lifelong learning.

Committee Member

Cecilia runs a successful bookkeeping practice and appreciates the value that education and continuing professional development adds to the professionalism of our industry. With more than 10 years’ experience in the bookkeeping industry and a swag of experience in training and business, Cecilia has a wealth of skills and knowledge to contribute to strategies that support our educational objectives and the dedication to inspire lifelong learning.

Debbie Roberts

Deb is the co-founder of Pure Bookkeeping and has over 25 years of industry experience. With a true passion and commitment to bookkeepers aiming to grow their bookkeeping business, Deb provides an innovative approach and plenty of expertise to guide the educational requirements of today's professional bookkeeper. Deb has a vision for industry sustainability and development through education.

Committee Member

Deb is the co-founder of Pure Bookkeeping and has over 25 years of industry experience. With a true passion and commitment to bookkeepers aiming to grow their bookkeeping business, Deb provides an innovative approach and plenty of expertise to guide the educational requirements of today’s professional bookkeeper. Deb has a vision for industry sustainability and development through education.

Denise Twigger

Denise is a registered BAS agent and leads our team of qualified trainers and assessors. Eclipsing 20 years in business, Denise has vast experience to contribute to educational matters important for bookkeepers. As an industry leader, Denise embodies the core values crucial to the success of a well-skilled professional bookkeeper; she embraces the opportunity to learn and equally enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.

Committee Member

Denise is a registered BAS agent and leads our team of qualified trainers and assessors. Eclipsing 20 years in business, Denise has vast experience to contribute to educational matters important for bookkeepers. As an industry leader, Denise embodies the core values crucial to the success of a well-skilled professional bookkeeper; she embraces the opportunity to learn and equally enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.

Paula Gilbard

Paula has operated a business advisory practice for over 15 years providing business operators invaluable guidance in a diverse range of areas, such as operational strategies, systems, bookkeeping and compliance. Combined with her broad experience in the development and delivery of financial and business service training packages, Paula has developed a strong and diverse portfolio of skills and knowledge beneficial to the bookkeeping industry.

Committee Member

Paula has operated a business advisory practice for over 15 years providing business operators invaluable guidance in a diverse range of areas, such as operational strategies, systems, bookkeeping and compliance. Combined with her broad experience in the development and delivery of financial and business service training packages, Paula has developed a strong and diverse portfolio of skills and knowledge beneficial to the bookkeeping industry.

Maybe You?

Committee Member position available. 

Maybe you are a hands-on bookie looking to contribute to your industry and have a say in the education we offer our industry professionals. An ideal candidate will be dedicated to the industry, young and funky, innovative and a team player.

If that sounds like you, contact our team to apply.

Committee Member

Committee Member position available. Maybe you are a hands-on bookie looking to contribute to your industry and have a say in the education we offer our industry professionals. An ideal candidate will be dedicated to the industry, young and funky, innovative and a team player. If that sounds like you, contact our team to apply.
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