About Peter Vial FCA

Peter started his career as a tax consultant at KPMG and then spent time working as a paralegal overseas. Peter worked for New Zealand's Trade Development Board for 6 years, including 3 years as New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner to Germany. He moved on to work at PwC for 12 years as a senior manager and then executive director.

Prior to joining CA ANZ in 2013, Peter was an Associate Professor in Commercial Law at Auckland University. 

At CA ANZ, Peter has previously been the New Zealand Country Head and before that, the New Zealand Tax Leader. He is a nationally recognised and respected authority in this area. In his current role, Peter leads the New Zealand regulatory and professional conduct functions, and has oversight of New Zealand governance and advocacy.

He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Posts by Peter Vial FCA

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  1. A balanced Budget – NZ Government needs to be agile and bold

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand calls on the New Zealand Government to be agile and bold in its 2021 Budget to deal with a mixture of pandemic-induced issues and old, often deep-seated...

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  2. Accelerating? Please give us a map first

    New Zealand’s new Labour Government says it has a “mandate to accelerate”. Peter Vial FCA, New Zealand Country Head for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand says sound policies are required...

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  3. NZ election 2020 – many political goals but where’s the plan?

    "A goal without a plan is just a wish.”  Antoine de Saint-Exupery hit the nail on the head in ‘The Little Prince’ in 1943...

  4. The wage subsidy and expectations on professions

    Professions should not shy away from media and public scrutiny regarding accessing the New Zealand wage subsidy...