19 December 2016

Light the Night for Leukaemia Foundation

Power Tynan proudly supported Light the Night, the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual fundraising walk, which was held at Queens Park in Toowoomba on Friday 7th October and Lions Park Quart Pot Creek in Stanthorpe on Saturday 8th October.

Members of the Power Tynan team volunteered at the Toowoomba event, and participated in the walk at both locations.

Thank you to the Leukaemia Foundation for inviting us to be involved!

Australian Accounting Awards

Power Tynan was awarded Graduate Program of the Year at the 2016 AccountantsDailyAustralian Accounting Awards, acknowledging the firm’s scholarship program run in conjunction with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Based on graduate development initiatives, this award considers how the firm develops and retains quality staff through a structured development program.

The Power Tynan Scholarship Program offers final year high school graduates the opportunity to study a business or commerce degree part-time at USQ while working for our company on a full time basis. We offer between one and four scholarships each year, and have done so for the last nine years.

Power Tynan was named as a finalist in an unprecedented ten categories, being Graduate Program of the Year, Firm of the Year (<$1bn in revenue), Diversified Firm of the Year, Community Engagement Program of the Year, Accounting Student of the Year (Sammi McCleverty), Rising Star of the Year (Peter Rowe), Young Accountant of the Year (Ben Twidale), New Partner of the Year (Brad Hancock), Executive of the Year (Amanda Kenafake), and Thought Leader of the Year (Paul Hilton).

Members of the Power Tynan team attended the five-star gala dinner held in Sydney, where the winners for each category were announced in front of over 400 guests.

AccessChina 2016

Executive Directors Amanda Kenafake and Gilda Brisotto recently travelled to Shanghai as part of a delegation to explore export opportunities to China.

Over 250 delegates attended the five day event which was aimed at activating opportunities in agriculture, e-commerce, education and training, logistics, financial services, sustainable design and energy, tourism and health sectors. While the majority of the delegates were from the Darling Downs and surrounding areas, delegates from all over the country participated as well as representatives from Federal, State and Local Government.

The chartered Qantas A330 jet was the first international passenger flight to leave Toowoomba’s new privately-built airport.

The program included quality presentations and valuable insights from some Australians currently involved in trade with China, and access to a wide variety of Chinese businesses with on site tours including visits to Ali Baba, Pactyl, and Shanghai Lianho Food Group to name a few.

AccessChina 2016 was a valuable experience and we wish to extend our congratulations to Dr. Ben Lyons, Shane Charles and their team at TSBE for facilitating this incredible event.

Hike for Homeless

Members of the Power Tynan team recently participated in Hike For Homeless (see earlier article in this edition), an event aimed at raising awareness of homelessness in Toowoomba, as well as much needed funds to ensure the Basement Soup Kitchen is able to continue to provide a lunch time meal, blankets, clothing and essential services to people who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness in Toowoomba.

This event was a great success with over 400 participants raising a total of $31,000. It was no walk in the park, with the hike taking place on the edge of the range - only 40 people completed the 20km, including our team who came in just under 4 hours!

Melbourne Cup

The team at Power Tynan enjoyed the Melbourne Cup, with prizes awarded to the Best Dressed Male and Female in each office, as well as Best Fascinator.

Stanthorpe winners were Dan Cuthbert and Sarah Tansky, with Stacey Armstrong, Kristelle McCleverty and Nathan Smith taking out the Toowoomba prizes.

CPA Graduation

Congratulations to Peter Rowe for successfully completing his CPA and receiving his certificate at the Toowoomba & Darling Downs Certificate & Awards Ceremony in November.

Baby News

There have been two new additions to the Power Tynan family recently!

Marsha Kronk of our Toowoomba office and her husband Zach welcomed baby Chloe on November 4th, and little Alice Beck arrived on November 15th- the first child for Executive Director Dan Beck and his wife Jules.

Both mums and bubs are doing well, and we can’t wait to meet the little pink bundles of joy!




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