2013-14 membership renewal
Being a member of The Tax Institute means you have demonstrated a strong level of technical knowledge of the tax system and the highest level of ethical and professional conduct. It is this “mark of expertise” which sets members of The Tax Institute apart.
I invite all members to maintain this mark and renew your membership online. All online renewals made on or before 14 June 2013 will go into the draw to win one of five $1,000 cash prizes in a Day to Day Account with HSBC Bank Australia.
Member survey findings
To ensure that we continue to be responsive to members’ needs, The Tax Institute once again participated in the Annual Business and Professions Study run by Beaton Research and Consulting. This survey measures member satisfaction, engagement, and the overall performance of the Institute, and benchmarks the Institute against other associations in the market.
Key findings suggest that the Institute continues to be a strong performer against other associations, ranking in the top two associations, a strong improvement off an already high base.
Previous years’ research indicated areas where improvements were required, particularly in the area of credentialing and recognition of membership. We took steps to address these findings and are pleased to see that the strategies we initiated have paid off. In particular, there are significant improvements in:
- building the standing of members; and
- providing valuable credentials, registration, certification and post-nominals.
We want to thank all members who provided feedback as this helps to confirm that we are moving in the right direction and ensures that we quickly respond to any areas needing improvement.
Annual report and AGM
The Tax Institute’s annual report will be available online from late March. The Institute’s AGM will be held on Tuesday, 23 April 2013, at the offices of The Tax Institute at 3.30 pm.
Noel Rowland is Chief Executive Officer of The Tax Institute.
The Tax Institute is Australia’s leading professional association in tax. Its 13,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia.