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Interview with a Treasurer

10 MINUTES WITH JOHN MESSENT CFTP
Group Treasurer
Australian Gas Networks
Please tell us a bit about yourself

I have been in my current role for 18 months and have previously worked with a number of organisations, including Ernst & Young, ANZ and Peoples’ Choice Credit Union.  Whilst my core background has been through treasury and finance related functions, I have also had responsibility for credit risk, business risk and operational delivery teams. 

Finance News

The ‘virtual reality’ of treasury

The ‘virtual reality’ of treasury

PwC is proud to present the latest edition of there global Treasury Benchmark survey for 2017.

Technical Insights

What’s going on with WACC rates in Australia?

The technical committee discussed the topic of Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) given that we are in the middle of year end reporting, and WACC is a critical input into performing asset impairment tests.  The general discussion acknowledged that there seems to be at times a disconnect between WACC rates used for investment and business valuation purposes versus WACC rates used by accountants and auditors for asset impairment testing (I may be stating the obvious here, but it is an issue that just won’t go away).

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