30 April 2018

Men of League Charity Golf Day

Our Financial Adviser Stan Moffatt attended the Men of League Charity Golf Day at Middle Ridge Golf Club. Accompanied by some very brave Magnify clients, Stan captained the Magnify/Power Tynan team around the course before lunching with the King himself!

A great day spent on the green for a worthy cause!

Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

Power Tynan once again proudly supported the Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival in 2018.

The South East Queensland Regional Finals of the Australian National Busking Championships were held in conjunction with Apple & Grape.

Power Tynan proudly sponsored the Best Band Award, which went to Haystack Mountain Hermits.

Congratulations to all performers on getting to the finals, and thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers for making the event a success!

The Power Tynan Mt Marlay Fun Run was also held as part of the Festival.

This 5km run starts in the centre of town and works its way up the terrain of Mt Marlay and back down again.

The race kicked off in front of our Stanthorpe office, with CEO Amanda Kenafake given the responsibility of officially starting the race.

The winners were:

- Open Mens: Adrian Jannenga

- Open Ladies: Jen Costanzo

- Junior Men: Jordan Waterworth

- Junior Ladies: Priya Madders

Congratulations to Dan Cuthbert and his team for organising such a great event, and well done to everyone who took part on the day!

Wedding Bells

On 10th February, Natasha Brown of our Stanthorpe office married her partner Jared Crisp at Gabbinbar Homestead in Toowoomba. The couple held an outdoor ceremony followed by a cocktail themed reception which was celebrated with close family and friends.

Congratulations Tash and Jared!

Scholarships Award Ceremony

A great night was had at the University of Southern Queensland for the 2018 Scholarships Award Ceremony.

Our CEO Amanda Kenafake was the guest speaker on behalf of the scholarship donors, and also officially presented the Power Tynan Scholarships to our 2018 recipients.

Congratulations to all USQ scholarship recipients, and good luck with your studies!

International Women’s Day Luncheon

Members of the Power Tynan team attended the Institute of Managers and Leaders International Women’s Day lunch held at Fitzy's Toowoomba.

This inspiring luncheon celebrated the achievements of women regionally, nationally and internationally, with guest speaker Professor Geraldine Mackenzie of the University of Southern Queensland - Australia.

Professor Geraldine Mackenzie shared her achievements throughout her time in the legal industry, as well as her view on where the future lies for gender equality, the disruptions she anticipates could hinder any progress and the steps she believes women, particularly in regional Australia, can take to advance equality and continue to empower the next generation of young women entering the workforce.

Accounting Business Expo

During March, Amanda Kenafake and Ben Twidale were invited to present at the Accounting Business Expo held in Sydney. Amanda was a panelist in The Big Debate: Is advisory the future or hype?, and both Ben and Amanda presented How to Create an Amazing Culture that Accelerates Advisory.

Project Scholarship

A team of existing PT scholarship recipients recently spent a week reviewing and analysing our current scholarship program, to ensure it remains relevant and effective in the constantly changing world we live in.

This project involved consulting each different service offering within our firm to understand their specific requirements, discussing the expectations of the scholarship recipients themselves, and then combining these to create a plan for a scholarship program capable of adapting to industry changes and developing confident young advisers.

At the end of this week long intensive, the project group presented their findings and recommendations to the leadership team - this has now been taken on board as a firm initiative, with members of both the project group and leadership team working together to formulate our future program.

Congratulations to our scholarships for their hard work and dedication to this project - you should be very proud of what you achieved!

Graduation News

Congratulations to Jacob Oyat for completing his Bachelor of Commerce.

Jacob is the most recent graduate of the Power Tynan Scholarship Program, run in conjunction with University of Southern Queensland.

Well done Jacob!

PT Wedding

On Saturday 14th April, we had our first PT wedding!

Congratulations to Aimee Driemel and Peter Rowe, who tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at Branell Homestead.

Peter and Aimee met 7 years ago when Aimee started at Power Tynan, and the rest is history (but we will take some credit!)

We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness as they start their next chapter together as Mr and Mrs Rowe!

Australian Accounting Awards – 2018 Finalists

We are thrilled to have been named as finalists in TEN different categories at the 2018 AccountantsDaily Australian Accounting Awards.

These categories are:

  • Diversified Firm of the Year

  • Business Advisory Firm of the Year

  • Graduate Program of the Year

  • Innovator of the Year

  • Community Engagement Program of the Year

  • Thought Leader of the Year – Amanda Kenafake

  • Executive of the Year – Gilda Brisotto

  • SMSF Auditor of the Year – Mark Silvester

  • Rising Star of the Year – Kathryn Sainsbury

  • Student of the Year – Jacob Oyat

Winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony in Sydney on Friday 1st June – watch this space!

Hang Ya Boss Out to Dry: Supporting Toowoomba Hospice

On Friday 20th April, our CEO Amanda Kenafake participated in the annual Hang Ya Boss Out to Dry fundraiser, in support of the Toowoomba Hospice.

The Toowoomba Hospice provides free palliative care for the terminally ill of Toowoomba and surrounding areas, and relies on the local community for support.

Amanda was left up in the air until she raised a minimum of $2,000 – at last count, she had raised close to $3,500!

It’s not too late to donate!! Please visit https://www.toowoombahospice.org.au/store/p17/hangyabossoutpledgepayment and be sure to mention Amanda Kenafake in the Boss Name section.




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