Date posted: 6/08/2020 4 min read

Central North Island regional news

Find out what's happening in the Central North Island Region.

In brief

  • Regional Manager's Update
  • Your must-have skill for 2020? Resilience
  • Career Transition Toolkit
  • Proposal to chop NCEA 1 Accounting lessons opposed
  • Mentor Exchange 2020

Regional manager update

Kia ora koutou,

Whether you are just starting something new, looking for the next opportunity, needing support, knowledge or entering a new career and life phase being involved with your professional organisational will provide dividends. Get in touch to reset your preferences, your preferred information channels and let us help you understand the opportunities available to connect, to learn and how best to support you.

Our latest submission upon NZ Ministry of Education proposal to create a NCEA 1 'super' Commerce subject that noted concerns and suggested considerations was great to see, a hot topic for our future difference makers and the profession. See our feedback and access our submission here.

We are thrilled to be supporting the 2020 Women of Influence Awards and it is fabulous to see local member Anjum Rahman FCA featuring as a key speaker. Registration to the event and nomination information on their website Women of Influence Awards.

Be Involved - nominations are now open for CA ANZ New Zealand Council elected positions in Auckland/Northland, Central North Island and Lower North Island. We welcome nominations from full members in these regions. Nominations close on 31 August and elections will then run from 11 September to 2 October. Access a nomination form or read more about the NZ Council here.

Take that next step - have you ever considered how your professional and personal development could benefit from taking part in a mentoring relationship? The Mentor Exchange program enables experienced members to help, develop, nurture and guide other CAs in their careers and allows other CAs to access years of accumulated wisdom. Investing in our community of members is at the essence of being a CA. I encourage you to have a look here for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity Available! With our vision of increasing the number of accountants of Pacific heritage, CA ANZ are proud to offer two scholarships to tertiary students. These scholarships of $NZ 5,000 each will assist students to progress their studies in accounting by providing financial support towards their tuition fees and course related costs.

Acuity caught up with Taranaki's Josh Hickford CA on resilience – your must have Skill for 2020. Josh has shared a few of his insights into resilience, read the full article here.

Earlier this year we spoke to members in lockdown getting to know them in our 'Minute with a member' interviews on private members Facebook group. If you are keen to participate let us get in touch.

Our next round of Local Committee meetings are coming up. Get in touch with the CNI team or Local Committee members if you would like to understand more, raise an issue, provide feedback or provide an idea.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata! What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou
Neal McDiarmid
Central North Island Regional Manager

Your must-have skill for 2020? Resilience

Experts are predicting bumpy times ahead, so how can you build the resilience you need for the COVID dip and recovery?

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Get your complimentary Tax Pooling Toolkit

Learn how to get the best results for your clients, with this practical tax pooling resource. Tax pooling is changing the way accountants manage tax, and offers greater flexibility and savings over paying Inland Revenue directly. Learn the basics in this 30+ page PDF resource, exclusively for CA ANZ members.

Request your copyAbout Get your complimentary Tax Pooling Toolkit

CA ANZ Career Transition Toolkit

CA ANZ has created a new guide to support Chartered Accountants navigate changes in their career — an especially timely resource given the disruption of COVID-19.

Find out moreAbout CA ANZ Career Transition Toolkit

Proposal to chop NCEA 1 Accounting lessons opposed

CA ANZ is fighting a NZ Ministry of Education proposal to create a NCEA 1 ‘super’ Commerce subject which has very little Accounting content.

Read moreAbout Proposal to chop NCEA 1 Accounting lessons opposed

Mentor exchange 2020 applications now open

Have you ever considered how your professional and personal development could benefit from taking part in a mentoring relationship? Mentor Exchange connects experienced members with CAs looking to boost their career development.

Read moreAbout Mentor exchange 2020 applications now open

What's happening in the CA Library

Get a sneak peak into our exciting new titles in the CA Library and see what your fellow members have loved reading this month.

Read moreAbout What's happening in the CA Library

Central North Island events page

Find out what online events are available for Central North Island regions.

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