Professional & Student Associations

Supporting the success of
tomorrow's accountants
& business professionals

Vincents works closely with key stakeholders involved in developing and promoting tomorrow’s accountants including professional bodies, universities, and student bodies.

Professional Associations

As a chartered accounting firm, Vincents has a long history with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). Part of that relationship involves proactively working together to promote accounting careers among university and post graduate students.

This involvement sees the firm meet regularly with the CA ANZ and other like-minded firms to come up with great opportunities and ideas for the Chartered Accountants of tomorrow.

Vincents staff also participate in all the CA ANZ team sports.

We also support our staff completing the CA Program post graduate studies in a range of ways. Find out how we support our staff during their CA post graduate studies.

Find out more about the CA ANZ and Vincents.

While we are a chartered accounting firm, Vincents have numerous CPA professionals on our team, including Directors. We support our staff completing the CPA Program post graduate studies in a range of ways. Find out how we support our staff during their CPA post graduate studies.

Many of our specialists within our Insolvency & Reconstruction division complete the ARITA qualification, demonstrating their commitment to the  highest professional and ethical standards in the industry.

Vincents supports our Auditors to complete the CIA qualification to develop internal audit skills and knowledge to ensure we provide our clients extraordinary client service.

The CFA charter provides our staff with expertise and real-world skills in investment analysis that will help them advance in their career.

Our Advisers undertake the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning to broaden their technical knowledge in investment, taxation, estate and succession planning, and client engagement skills.

 Student Associations

We partner with student organisations around Australia to actively promote opportunities with Vincents.  The student associations we are currently sponsoring include:

QUT Accounting Students’ Association (QUTASA) was formed in late 1998 and has grown significantly since then – paralleling the growth in the School of Accountancy.  QUTASA aims to enrich the university experience for their members through industry and community events, networking, professional development and peer socialising.  Vincents are excited to join with QUTASA in bridging the gap between university and post graduate employment.

Academic Awards

Vincents has been supporting tomorrow’s accountants and business professionals since 2005 through our QUT Academic Awards program (QUT School of Accountancy) and since 2012 for a UQ Excellence Award.

Congratulations to all the previous winners and good luck to all our future applicants.

2010-current: Awarded to the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) (BS05(Acc)) student with the best overall performance in the unit AYB115 – Governance Issues and Fraud.

2005-2009: The Master of Business Graduate with the best overall performance in the Forensic Accounting major.

  • 2019 Academic Year winner – Melanie Schneider (employee)
  • 2018 Academic Year winner – Mitchell Grimmond (employee)
  • 2017 Academic Year winner – Samuel Hutchinson
  • 2016 Academic Year winner – Claire Smith
  • 2015 Academic Year winner – Torie Antuar
  • 2014 Academic Year winner – Chelsea-Jane Hinchliffe and James Robertson
  • 2013 Academic Year winner – Monica Kenney
  • 2011 Academic Year winner – Laura Coroneos
  • 2010 Academic Year winner – Amelia Dillon
  • 2009 Academic Year winner – Amy Bath
  • 2008 Academic Year winner – Sin Yee Chin
  • 2007 Academic Year winner – Kartika Sugianto
  • 2006 Academic Year winner- Alexandra Dollar
  • 2005 Academic Year winner – Joanne McKinnon

2009-current: Awarded to the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) (BS05(Acc)) student who achieves the best overall result in the unit AYB114 – Business Technologies.

  • 2019 Academic Year winner – Melanie Schneider (employee)
  • 2018 Academic Year winner – Alexandra Schwarting
  • 2017 Academic Year winner – Hannah Macadie
  • 2016 Academic Year winner – Rachel Whiting (employee)
  • 2015 Academic Year winner – Abbey Sugrue, Garry McLean, Emily Bannister
  • 2014 Academic Year winner – Lauren Jimmieson
  • 2013 Academic Year winner – Claire O’Faircheallaigh
  • 2011 Academic Year winner – Claire Shelton
  • 2010 Academic Year winner – Renzo Renda (employee)
  • 2009 Academic Year winner – Emma-Rose Matthews (employee)

2008: The Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) student who, at the first attempt, achieves the best overall result in the unit BSB314 E-Business Intelligence.

  • 2008 Academic Year winner – Jason Leung

Awarded to the BS05(Acc) student with the best overall performance in the unit AYB240 – Superannuation Regulation and Practice on the first attempt.

  • 2019 Academic Year winner – Alexandra Schwarting
  • 2018 Academic Year winner – Sheree Phillips
  • 2017 Academic Year winner – Brittany Morgan
  • 2016 Academic Year winner – Madeleine Jones
  • 2015 Academic Year winner – Hayden Grant
  • 2014 Academic Year winner – Christina Formenton (employee)
  • 2013 Academic Year winner – Belinda Williams
  • 2011 Academic Year winner – Shona Pennington
  • 2010 Academic Year winner – Hans Larsson
  • 2009 Academic Year winner – Charlotte Au

Awarded to the Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) student with the best overall performance in an accounting unit  on their first attempt.

  • 2019 Academic Year winner – Zoe Yii Victoria Ng
  • 2018 Academic Year winner – Brittney Cochrane
  • 2017 Academic Year winner – Lachlan Duncan
  • 2016 Academic Year winner – Gemma Galloway
  • 2015 Academic Year winner – Shelley Fielding (employee)
  • 2014 Academic Year winner – Matthew Meintjes
  • 2013 Academic Year winner – Alexander Dedecius (employee)
  • 2012 Academic Year winner – Sally Overell