Date posted: 17/09/2018 3 min read

Auckland - Northland Regional News September 2018

Find out what's been happening in Auckland and Northland

In brief

  • Recap of last month's events
  • Upcoming events

Recent events

CA Induction

The Auckland CA induction for term three was held on Tuesday 4 September. The event was a great opportunity for our newest CA candidates to put their networking skills into practice in a relaxed environment while meeting fellow candidates who were also starting their Chartered Accountants journey. The event featured presentations from Andrew Slessor (Module Leader), Mia Arts (Careers Engagement), Pranit Vallabh (CA representative) and Declan Scott, Resilience.

Achiever Programme 2018: 4-5 September

We're all about forging connections at Chartered Accountants ANZ and our 2018 Achiever Programme is a great example of a fantastic initiative which connects future members with outstanding employers for paid employment opportunities during the university summer break. More than 80 students came together in Auckland to meet with 25 business professionals. The half day workshop tested the students on a range of academic and personal skills. The business professionals were able to assess the students and see how they performed individually and in a group environment. The next step is for partnered employers and the CA Careers Engagement team to match the best and brightest applicants to the roles on offer.

Achiever Programme 2018

Northland Gala Event: 13 September

The Northland Gala Event for 2018 congratulated and welcomed our new Chartered Accountants, Associate Chartered Accountants and Accounting Technicians along with our milestone members and our 2018 Fellowship recipient. This year it was held at the Whangarei Cruising Club in Whangarei. Our new members, along with their friends, families and peers were entertained by international Opera Singer, Kawiti Waetford while being presented with their certificates by President, Jane Stanton FCA.

CA ANZ ACCA Tax Update: Recent key developments and future tax direction: 18 September

On 18 September Chartered Accountants ANZ and ACCA held a joint event on recent key developments and future tax direction. John Cuthbertson, NZ Tax & Financial Services Leader CA ANZ, Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Taxation ACCA, Geof Nightingale, Financial Advisory Services Leader at PwC and Aaron Quintal, Tax Partner at EY discussed the challenges to our tax base and international competitiveness, results of the consultation and possible direction recommended by the Working Group and international perspectives on tax.

CA ANZ ACCA Tax Update

The Women of Influence Awards and Forum: 18 September

Once again Chartered Accountants ANZ were proud sponsors of the Women of Influence Forum and Awards. The Women of Influence programme recognises and celebrates women from all walks of life who make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow New Zealanders. We had the honour of sponsoring the Diversity Award and Jane Stanton was on hand to present the trophy to the deserving winner Sarah Lang, project director at Infrastructure New Zealand. Women of Influence supreme award winner was Jackie Clark of the Aunties charity, who help women escape violent situations in Auckland.

Jane Stanton with winner Sarah Lang

PICAN event: Doing Business in the Pacific: 26 September

The Pacific Island Chartered Accountants Network put together a great panel of speakers to share their insights on, Doing business in the Pacific. The attendees heard from Willy Johnston, Director at Johnston Associates, who spoke about the Samoan economy and opportunities within this region. Renu Chand, Partner at KPMG Fiji Practice, provided an update on the current state of the Fijian economy and tips for doing business in Fiji. Butch Riechlemann, Director at BR Associates, talked about doing business in Tonga and opportunities in this region.

Transformation Workshop Series: Customer Experience in the Digital World: 27 September

In partnership with Icehouse, we hosted the second Transformation Workshop Series on Customer Experience in the Digital world. Attendees heard from four subject matter experts who provided insights and shared stories on how to create a game changing customer environment and experience when customers are demanding a seamless, digital and hassle-free experience. Speakers included Derek Young, Icehouse Business Coach, Little Ones co-founder and Director Amanda Snedden, Konnector Chief Client Advocate Glenn Marvin, and Carmen Vicelich, the founder and CEO of Valocity.

Upcoming events

Business Briefs: Emotional Intelligence and Engaged Leadership: 10 October

In this session of Business Briefs we will hear from Peter Blyde, on the topic of Emotional Intelligence and Engaged Leadership. Peter works with the University of Auckland Business School as a consultant, to develop and deliver executive development programmes for corporate clients.

Join us in person or via live webcast to hear Peter’s valuable insights.

Auckland New Members Ceremony: 17 October

CA ANZ would like to invite new members to celebrate their achievement with friends, family and peers at the Auckland New Members Ceremony, to be held on Wednesday 17 October at The Pullman Hotel, Auckland.

If you have any queries, please email

Tax Conference: An unprecedented year of tax change: 18-19 October

What do you need to know and what’s on the horizon? How will New Zealand's tax system adapt and evolve to meet future challenges? What are the key recommendations of the Tax Working Group? What does the future hold for tax practitioners? How do we make best use of technology? Inland Revenue's business transformation is now reaching a critical phase, what can we expect and how will IR make best use of enhanced data analytics?

CA ANZ's annual Tax Conference is the flagship event for leading tax professionals in NZ. The programme features a star-studded line-up including Government Ministers, the Chair and members of the TWG, some of the country's most influential professionals as well as international speakers.

YAG Speed Networking Even:t 14 November 

Networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities an individual can do to launch and manage their career. The Auckland Young Accountants Group invite you to attend a Speed Networking Event where you will have the opportunity to network and meet business leaders and industry experts in the profession in a relaxed and informal setting. Ask questions about their roles or hear insights into their career and where their CA designation has taken them.

Watch this space for more details.

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