January 2017


Get set for 2017

With the festive season now behind us it's time to look at establishing plans for 2017 and how we will advance the careers of credit professionals in Australia.

Take the time to review the experiences of those that have taken part in training and awards in 2016 and contribute to research that will define what it means to be a credit professional.

You can also secure your place at the 2017 National Conference at Super Early Bird Prices which are offered until the bumper agenda and details of the 50th-anniversary celebration are released in May.

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University of Queensland AR Team embark on training to improve risk management

During an evaluation of billing processes performed at UQ in 2016, the AR team discovered opportunities to provide greater protection of hard earned income by improving risk management procedures at UQ.

To ensure all members of the team obtained a solid understanding of credit fundamentals the UQ AR team enrolled in the Credit Toolbox modules in 2016. The expected outcomes from the training was to ensure our junior team members learned the basics of credit and the more experienced team members refreshed their knowledge.

This article looks at the outcomes of the training for the AR Team, Credit Manager and individuals.

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How will you encourage excellence in your team in 2017?

The AICM has opportunities for all credit professionals to put their best foot forward and advance their career and now is a great time to start thinking about how you will take advantage of these.

The Young Credit Professional of Australia - helps accelerate the careers of those under 30 and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
The Credit Team of the Year (CToY) - brings teams together to celebrate what they do well and the role they play in the business.
Certified Credit Executives (CCE) - The CCE accreditation recognises the experience and knowledge of accomplished credit professionals

Take the time to understand how these initiatives and many others can help motivate you and your team to excel in 2017.  The links below will take you to specific information or go to the AICM channel to see what your fellow members think.

 YCP Information

 Ctoy Information

 CCE information

What it takes to be a Credit Manager

The answer to this question is not straightforward as credit management is a diverse and challenging career.

Together with our new Divisional Partner Hays Accountancy and Finance, the AICM is researching exactly what it means to be a credit manager and the challenges you face.

The AICM is passionate about driving this project as the outcomes of the research will be fundamental to defining and driving the credit profession.

This anonymous survey is your opportunity to contribute a few minutes towards a project that is essential for our profession to face the current and future challenges.

Take the survey

Women to the front

Females are a force in credit.

In this article, published in the current issue of Credit Management in Australia, we talk to three of the most outstanding contributors to the industry about their careers and their advice for other young credit managers.

 Read the article

Take the next step in your career

A qualification in credit management is the foundation of a great credit professional.

In many leading credit operations all staff hold a Cert III in Credit Management or higher, this ensures that on of the companies largest assets is managed by people that understand the complexities, skills and knowledge to maximise the value of the credit department while minimising risk and supporting the business in a commercial way.

If you have been considering obtaining a qualification in credit and think your employer may support you we have prepared a draft letter that could help you request support.

If you are unsure what option would best suit you or you are looking for training for your whole team we have prepared an overview of the types of the options available or call the AICM on 1300 560 996.

  sample funding letter

The right mix

December issue of Credit Management in Australia

The latest issue is full of articles to help you stay ahead of the game.

You can access the magazine by clicking below or logging into the members only section of the AICM website.

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Calling all Credit Experts

If you feel you have insights that would help Credit Professionals and would like to share them, the AICM invites you to complete a contributor proposal.

 Contributor Proposal

2017 National Conference - Super Early Bird registration

The 2017 National Conference will be held at the QT Hotel Canberra and will feature one of the most spectacular Presidents Dinners ever at Parliament House in the Great Hall and registrations are now open.  
While an agenda will not be finalised until mid 2017 taking advantage of the Super Early Bird Registration discount is a great way to save on the registration fee and ensure you are at the most important educational event for all credit professionals.  Registration will also unlock access to the AICM's reserved accommodation block and conference discount at the conference venue.


Register online

  NSW Events
Symposium - Developments in law & legislation for Credit Managers
15 Feb  
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NSW Golf Day
3 March  
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  QLD Events
Welcome to 2017
10 Feb  
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Training Course
Legal Compliance
22 & 23 Feb  
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Training Course
Implement risk management strategies
24 Feb  
(Register Now)
  VIC Events
Toolbox Bundle 
Feb- March  
(Register Now)
Training Course
Assess Credit Applications
3 March  
(save the date)
Evening Seminar
Value of Staff Reviews
16 March  
(Register Now)
Full Day Seminar
20 April  
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Evening Seminar
Bankruptcy the process explained
20 April  
(save the date)
  SA Events
Barefoot Bowling
8 Feb  
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  WA Events
Barefoot Bowling
24 Feb  
(Register Now)
Economic Update: Brexit, Trump & WA Election
15 March  
(Register Now)

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