Speaker Profile: Philip Keir, CTA

Philip Keir, CTA, Whitehills Business Advisors is presenting at the Accounting for Common Tax Transactions Workshops for the Accounting for Trusts topic.

Tell us about yourself

I’m a partner in a small firm which focuses mainly on the SME market. I have been working in tax and business services since 1987. I completed a Masters of Taxation in 1999. I like to stay involved at the practical side of both accounting and tax.

How long have you been affiliated with The Tax Institute?

I’ve been a member since 1991. I have been part of the Queensland education committee, presented papers and also been a workshop leader at the Noosa Tax Intensive in 2011 which looked closely at the trust streaming measures.

What do the Accounting for Common Tax Transactions Workshops mean to you, and more broadly, to the tax industry?

This series targets practitioners like me who advise SME’s and need to keep abreast of the challenges for clients who have trusts as part of their business or investment structure.

What is the topic that you are presenting?

I will be presenting on the Accounting for Trusts topic.

What can attendees expect to take away from your session?

Hopefully they will get a good mix of the theory and practical aspects of accounting for trusts. I would hope they can walk away from the session and put some of the ideas into practice straight away.

Which other sessions at the Accounting for Common Tax Transactions Workshops are you most interested in attending?

I hope to attend some of the other sessions in this series. All of them are very relevant to the area I work in daily.

What do you like to do when you’re not knee-deep in tax?

I’m a keen ocean swimmer which seems to be gaining in popularity every year. There’s an event in Spain I’d like to do – one day!

Accounting for Common Tax Transactions
NEW workshop series for 2013! The Accounting for Common Tax Transactions Workshops include four short sessions designed to step you through the accounting entries and related issues associated with a number of common tax transactions.

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