The addition of this occupation recognises the role audit plays in maintaining trust and confidence in New Zealand’s capital markets, public institutions, charities and broader economy.
After extensive advocacy from CA ANZ, the decision comes almost a year to the day since the profession was granted a Border Class Exception for 180 auditors to join New Zealand’s audit workforce.
“The decision to add auditors to the Green List is a big win for trust, transparency and confidence in New Zealand’s capital markets, public institutions, charities and the broader economy,” said CA ANZ NZ Country Head Peter Vial FCA.
“For the last two years, there’s been a critical shortage of skilled auditors able to audit both public and private entities. The Auditor-General recently highlighted his real concern about a backlog of public sector audits. The shortage is affecting the audits of not just public entities, but also public and private companies and charities.
“Inclusion of auditor on the Green List is the right move. It will enable New Zealand Inc. to compete in a competitive global talent market.”
The Green List straight to residence pathway allows suitable applicants, who are working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one, the opportunity to live, work and study in New Zealand.