About Chris

Chris is a Fellow of CPA Australia. He commenced his finance career with BHP Co Ltd and 1989 he founded his own accounting and consulting firm in Canberra. Clients span multi-national corporations, some of the top 100 Australian companies, Government Business Enterprises, Statutory Authorities, Commonwealth, State and Local Government Agencies.

Chris has a reputation for delivering quality workshops on accounting that make the complex easy and has attracted thousands of highly satisfied participants from the private and public sectors. Chris succeeds in showing his private sector clients how to increase their bottom line, while his public sector clients gain a heightened awareness of their financial responsibilities and accountabilities.

Each person leaves committed and motivated to implement the new ideas learnt.

Chris is an accountant whose presentations on "dry" topics are transformed into "interesting, enjoyable, and fun". His presentation style is dynamic, enthusiastic, professional, humorous and full of adult learning.

His presentation style is dynamic, enthusiastic, professional, humorous and full of interactive adult learning.



Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

Online www.pgpatraining.com.au

A new and exciting online training package has been launched to help all Commonwealth organisations implement and meet the requirements of the PGPA Act 2013. This innovative and interactive training is designed to meet the different needs of officers and features a short video, review questions, resource material and a record of participant progress. Organisations can choose either the standard training or a customised solution. The online training package can be viewed at www.pgpatraining.com.au

Workshop 1

Financial Skills for Public Sector Managers:
The Basics

1 day

If you are new to the Public Service or have recently acquired new financial responsibilities and need a thorough understanding of your financial accountabilities from a public sector perspective, this is a "must do" workshop to give you the necessary skills to survive and thrive in a financial environment

Workshop 2

Accounting for non-Accountants

2 days

If you have no previous knowledge or experience in accounting and need to understand accounting basics and jargon. On completion you will understand key accounting terms, the best tools to use and confidently contribute to discussions about finance and accounting in your organisation.

Workshop 3

How to Read and Understand Financial Statements

1 day

If you are required to examine and assess annual financial statements from other private or public sector organisations, or wish to better understand some of the basics then this workshop will provide you with the tools and skills you need to confidently perform this task.

Workshop 4

Grant Management Skills

half day

If you have responsibilities for managing government grants large or small you will learn and understand the key government requirements, responsibilities and accountabilities of managing government grants from an agency perspective.

Workshop 5

Finance Essentials for EAs & PAs

half day

If you are a EA or PA supporting a senior manager and part of your duties includes basic financial tasks such as simple purchasing, credit cards, travel and invoicing then this workshop is essential for you to understand all the financial responsibilities and accountabilities of your boss and yourself in order to survive in a public sector environment.

Client Testimonials

  • Awesome presenters.

  • Never had a laugh before while discussing finance.

    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • Very interactive, positive & engaging

    Dept of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency
  • Really good course. Chris did a great job of engaging and teaching the group.

    Attorney-General’s Department
  • Excellent presentation skills, made a very dry topic more than bearable.

    Australian Securities Investment Commission

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