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Forum: Accountants
Feb 23rd 2009, 12:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,965
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Job front is gloomy in Sydney apparently..

Hi BS,
My question about waiting 3 years for the economy to sort itself out wasn't aimed specifically to you, it was a general comment. My point was really that 3 years is a long time and perhaps is...
Forum: Accountants
Feb 23rd 2009, 11:52 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,965
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Job front is gloomy in Sydney apparently..

I met a few agencies when I was on my reccie in December. They can't predict what the economy is going to do and by the nature of their roles they have to be optimistic. Of course they'll tell you...
Forum: Accountants
Jan 25th 2009, 9:19 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 17,461
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: CIMA and CPA Australia annouce mutual recognition

Not yet personally no. I considered that perhaps an ACCA on this board who is in Australia might have knowledge.
Forum: Accountants
Jan 25th 2009, 10:54 am
Replies: 29
Views: 17,461
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: CIMA and CPA Australia annouce mutual recognition

It will hopefully only be a matter of time for ACCA if CIMA have the mutual recognition. Is there any official news from ACCA about this? I know they have an office in Sydney so I'd expect them to be...
Forum: Australia
Jan 25th 2009, 10:34 am
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Any car rental suggestion in Sydney?

We tapped the details into Moneysupermarket dot com and netflights.com and a few other comparison sites before we went in December 2008 and came up with many options. It depends on your size of car....
Forum: Australia
Jan 8th 2009, 3:32 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,802
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Best place to stop over (UK to Oz) with small children

We've flown UK to Aus and back twice with our two kids (now 7 & 5) and we always go straight through. The journey on these planes is great - the kids get their own DVD / TV screen and the hours fly...
Forum: Australia
Jan 8th 2009, 12:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,618
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Sydney E-tag and hire cars?

Yes, as someone says above, you just need a Visitors E-Pass. We used one last month. You have 48 hours to register after you pick up your hire car (you need the reg number obviously), and you can...
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2008, 9:05 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Sydney road tolls

Great reply Mark - I needed that one! The visitors e-pass is the perfect solution. There's a couple of roads I can't use it on, but it'll do the rest.

Thanks,
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2008, 1:26 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By Nicholson_family

Sydney road tolls

Can someomne tell me how the Sydney road tolls work, both for in the city and heading west on the M2.

We're picking hire car up from airport. Do we need coins if we don't have a electronic tag?...
Forum: Accountants
Nov 27th 2008, 9:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,965
Posted By Nicholson_family

Job front is gloomy in Sydney apparently..

I just spoke to a finance recruitment agency in Sydney, and without wanting to depress anyone who's about to make the move, this is what he said.

He said the job market is particularly bad at the...
Forum: Accountants
Nov 25th 2008, 2:42 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,006
Posted By Nicholson_family

ACCA members network in Sydney?

Is there an active ACCA prescence in Sydney, perhaps society meetings etc.?
I'm coming over for a reccie in december and would be pleased to meet up with other ACCA members previously from the UK...
Forum: Australia
Nov 24th 2008, 1:04 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 5,084
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Racism in Australia

Thanks for that insight Nicky. Cronulla is the only south-Sydney location on our list of potential residential areas for the very reason that it is on the train line into the city. I want to live...
Forum: Australia
Nov 21st 2008, 2:04 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 5,084
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Racism in Australia

A question specifically about Cronulla. Was Cronulla the centre of the racial unrest in 2005 for a reason, or could it have been at any Sydney beach?

I've heard a lot of good things about Cronulla...
Forum: Australia
Oct 28th 2008, 5:32 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,567
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Ayers Rock now known as Uluru?

Just because you once called something one name it doesn't mean you always have to call it that.

I mean, I used to call my wife attractive. :rofl:
Forum: Australia
Oct 28th 2008, 4:10 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Anyone booked car hire at Sydney from UK with Easycar?

I've answered this myself today, so will post the answer in case anyone else searches this: Easycar use Alamo at Sydney Airport.

I selected Easycar via www.travelmoneysupermarket.com to get an...
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2008, 8:53 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Nicholson_family

Anyone booked car hire at Sydney from UK with Easycar?

Hi,
We can book car hire from Sydney airport using Easycar.com but I know they don't have their own hire location there. So does anyone know which hire company they use and is there anything to look...
Forum: Australia
Oct 20th 2008, 2:14 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By Nicholson_family

Personal tax planning - optimal time to go?

A question for someone with knowledge of personal tax in UK and Aus: Is there a best time to move between countries? And is the tax year in Australia also April - March?

I'm a 40% tax payer in the...
Forum: Australia
Oct 20th 2008, 1:52 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,599
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: What would you do ????? GO OR STAY

Definately go.

Your husband had decided to leave and has a new job to go to. Decision made.

All his current employer is offering to do is throw cash at their own problem in order to keep him -...
Forum: Australia
Sep 16th 2008, 4:14 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 8,233
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Exchange Rates

This rate movement is really good news for those of us going from UK to Aus, a few months ago the rate looked like it was going to stay under 2 dollars.

But on the downside our UK houses have...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 1st 2008, 5:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By Nicholson_family

Camping in Aus - good idea or too hot?

Hi,
We're still in UK currently, due to migrate 2009, and we're planning a camping holiday in Europe this year. The question came up as to whether we could buy an Aussie-proof tent rather than one...
Forum: Australia
May 8th 2008, 4:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Advice please on Sydney Suburbs

Excuse me for jumping on this thread!

Could someone advise me about Cronulla and coastal Sutherlandshire. I'm looking to find somewhere which has access to beaches (I want to be within 2km max)...
Forum: Australia
Apr 30th 2008, 3:33 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,214
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Camping In Oz!!

Valid question which I'm interested in reading answer to, because we were considering buying a UK tent, but questioned whether in Aus you'd need it to be more bug proof, heat resistent and...
Forum: Accountants
Apr 11th 2008, 1:10 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,915
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Strong Job Market?

"CIMA is recognised and should be sufficient"

Yeah that's what I was told by CPA and CA. JAJ's right that it wouldn't do any harm and may give an advantage, but we are all studying IFRS so it's...
Forum: Accountants
Apr 10th 2008, 6:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,915
Posted By Nicholson_family

Re: Strong Job Market?

I attended an expo in London recently and met with people from CPA and CA. They told me that any ACCA or CIMA qualified from UK or similar with a decent CV and experience could land a job within 2...
Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2008, 1:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,062
Posted By Nicholson_family

rainfall pattern in Sydney

Can you tell me about the rainfall pattern in Sydney. I read that it rains more than 130 days a year, so is that short sharp showers during all seasons? The BBC site indicates that there's between 10...
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