Thursday 23 November 2023


2:30 pm


1.5 CPD Hours

Session Topic

The legalities of contemporary business risks affecting directors, accountants, and auditors

It’s time to reflect on the important changes delivered by our regulators, courts, and parliaments.  Many affect accountants, auditors, and their clients. Finance-team members need to be up-to-date with the latest developments for the sake of their own businesses. Auditors need to be on the ball, because changes affect audit risks, their obligations under NOCLAR ethical rules, and ASA 250 Consideration of Laws and Regulations in an Audit of a Financial Report.

Several of these developments will affect 31-December risks and reporting. This session looks at:

  • What the regulators (ASIC, ACCC, AUSTRAC, ACNC, APRA, FWO) are up to and their enforcement activities
  • AFSLs’ non-compliance, and continuous-disclosure breaches
  • Wages underpayment
  • Business-risks disclosures in annual reports – ASIC’s hot spot, and
  • Court actions against directors and executives
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This session is presented by:

Stephen Newman

Executive Counsel

Stephen is a corporate and commercial lawyer who also has considerable litigation experience in all major Courts and Tribunals. Stephen is a team member of ReportFraud. Stephen advises a range of clients and in particular, Accountants and Auditors on issues that relate to corporate and trust entities, businesses and private clients operating in many different industries, both domestic and international. Stephen also has considerable experience in dealing with regulators and conducting the defence of investigative and enforcement action.