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Auckland Company Accountants SIG 2021

A connected network focused on sharp thinking and sharing information for CAs in commercial or corporate environment.

Available to attend in person and online.
Monthly meetings on functional topics for accountants with specialist speakers who assist with personal development and planning. Regular topics also include updates on taxation, legal matters, economic updates, IT and financial accounting. 

Half-Year Purchase - July-Dec 2021

Price includes 6 meetings.

Member $175
Non-Member $250

Casual Session Purchase

Member $57
Non-Member $71
Topics 2021

17 February
Anyone Can Speak Confidently; the recipe to Public Speaking success.
Presented by Diana Thomson, Public Speaking Coach, Keynote Speaker, Author & DiSC Certified Trainer
A remarkable recovery in highly uncertain times. We always underestimate the adaptability of business. 
Presented by Jarrod Kerr, Chief Economist at Kiwibank

17 March
Tax Update 
Presented by John Cuthbertson, NZ Tax & Financial Services Leader, CA ANZ 
COVID issues - Presented by  Anthony Drake, Employment Lawyer at Wynn Williams 

21 April
Latest IFRS update - Presented by David Pacey, National Technical Partner - Grant Thornton
IRD update - Presented by Trish Spence Manning, Community Compliance Officer &  Jayshree Khushal, Technical Specialist at Inland Revenue 

19 May
Managing Fraud Risk in the Digital Era 
Presented by Campbell McKenzie, Director - Incident Response Solutions & Wayne Bryant, CEO and Fraud Specialist - 3rdegree. 
Criminalisation of cartel conduct and managing risk
Presented by Alicia Murray, Partner - DLA Piper 

16 June 
Power BI/Excel/PowerApps - what's new for Accountants
Presented by Reza Rad, CEO, RADACAD
Current economic, political environment, changes to housing - (Pre-recording)  
Presented by Liam Dann, Business Editor, NZ Herald  

Topics 2020 

19 February 
Economic Outlook - Presented by Yuong Ha, Chief Economist / Head of Economics - Reserve Bank of New Zealand 
Present with Impact - Presented by Arlene Nicholson, Learning & Development Consultant, binspired

18 March 
Due Diligence, Wellbeing and building a Positive Workplace Culture - Presented by Joe Boyle, Training Portfolio Manager – Health and Safety, EMA
Tax Update - Presented by John Cuthbertson, NZ Tax & Financial Services Leader, CA ANZ 

15 April
Payroll at practice level - Presented by Scot Meek, Payroll Solutions Consultant at MYOB
Exploring the uncharted territory of Excel - Presented by Marcus Croucher, Chief Financial Officer at Virbac New Zealand

20 May 
Ethics in the Covid19 era - Presented by Peter Vial, Group Executive, Advocacy & Professional Standing, New Zealand and the Pacific, CA ANZ 
Employment Law - Presented by Anthony Drake, Employment Lawyer at Wynn 

17 June
COVID-19: Accounting and financial reporting areas to consider when preparing 2020 year end accounts - Presented by James Lindsay, Head of IFRS Advisory, BDO 
Economic Update, Covid-19 special edition - Presented by Dominick Stephens, Chief Economist, Westpac

15 July 
Stress and its impact on performance and mental health - Presented by Cat Levine, Mental Health Speaker
Tax & Other Legal Issues Post - Lockdown 
Presented by Emaleigh Walker, Senior Associate Lawyer at Carson Fox Legal & Mark Keating, Tax Barrister

19 August
Streamlining your FBT compliance, income tax reporting and fixed asset management using the latest cloud software.
Presented by Jeremy Dobbie, Business Development Manager, TaxLab 
Record low rates supported by copious amounts of QE. And negative rates are a risk. 
Presented by Jarrod Kerr, Chief Economist at Kiwibank 

16 September 
Forensic Accounting 
Presented by Callum Hey, Senior Manager, Technology Risk and Safe Business Lead (Data) at Westpac 
Cyber security on the current digital world 
Presented by Joerg Buss, Technical Director at Darkscope

21 October 
Kill Your Mortgage & Sort Your Retirement - Presented by Hannah McQueen, Founder of enable.me
New Privacy Laws - Presented by Campbell McKenzie, Director, Incident Response Solutions 

18 November
New Privacy Laws (pre-recording) - Presented by  Anthony Drake, Employment Lawyer at Wynn Williams 
Regeneration trumps Recovery: Cohesion is our strong suit as we make our future - Presented by Rod Oram

Topics 2019

20 February

Economic Update - Presented by ASB Bank 
Employment Market Update - Presented by Aenslee Tanner, Personal Brand Agency

20 March
Emotional Intelligence: the Key to high Performance - Presented by Peter Blyde, Owner, Catalyst4
Tax Update - Presented by John Cuthbertson,Tax leader, CA ANZ

17 April
Inland Revenue Payday Filing -Presented by Trish Spence Manning and Rata Kamau
In Cyber Security - Presented by Joerg Buss
15 May
Ethics - Presented by Todd Stevenson, Partner, PwC New Zealand
Employment Law Update - Presented by Anthony Drake, Partner, Wynn Williams
19 June
Post Budget and Business Commentary- Presented by Liam Dann, Business Editor, NZ Herald
Managing conflict with confidence - Presented by Arlene Nicholson, Learning & Development Consultant, binspired 

17 July

IFRS Update - Presented by Sasha Laktionova, PwC
BT3 Update - Presented by Lindsay Ng, Senior Tax Advocate, Chartered Accountants ANZ 
21 August
Unlocking the Secrets of Data Presentation - Presented by John Quinn 
Trust Update - Presented by Anthony Grant 

18 September 
The NZBN – Enabling Digital Innovation - Presented by Beth Williams, NZBN Manager & Tiri Connell, Business Readiness Manager – e-Invoicing - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Accounting standards in practice – past learnings and upcoming considerations - Presented by James Lindsay, BDO

16 October 
Financial Modelling Techniques - Presented by Tracy Hickman FCPA
AML Compliance: its either going to work out just fine or go terribly wrong - Presented by Dr Nicholas Gilmour

20 November 
NZ Economy Update - Presented by Dominick Stephens
The infinite impact of the Zero Carbon Bill - Presented by Rod Oram 

11 December - Christmas Party 
Celebrity Speaker: Mike King

Topics 2018

21 February
Economic Update - Presented by Mark Smith, ASB Bank 
Employment Market Update - Presented by Angela Cameron, Consult Recruitment

21 March 
Tax Update - Presented by John Cuthbertson, Tax Lead, CA ANZ  
Blockchain/CyberSecurity  - Presented by Joerg Buss, Network Service Providers

18 April
Strategy and Risk Assessments - Presented by Ben Stevens, Risk Dynamics  
Liquidations & Insolvency - Presented Leon Bowker, KMPG

16 May

AML/CFT- What accountants need to know - Presented by Richard Manthel, AML Solutions  
Employment Law Update - Presented by Anthony Drake, Wynn Williams

20 June
Bank Financial Strength Dashboard - Presented by Toby Fiennes, Reserve Bank
Payday filing and AIM(accounting Income Method) - Presented by Kaye Connell & Helen Lisiua, Inland Revenue, Manukau.

18 July

IFRS Update - Presented by Alexandra Laktionova, PwC
Business Case Writing - Presented Belinda Thomas, Performance HQ

15 August  
Data wizardry with Get and Transform - Presented by Marcus Croucher, ACG Education
Business Ethics - Presented by Todd Stevens, PwC

19 September  
AGM - Presented by Pam Hopkins
Tax Update - Presented by John Cuthbertson, CA ANZ
Winds of Change - Presented by Rod Oram, Media Commentator

17 October  
NZ Property Market Update - Presented by Alan Henderson, Erskine + Owen
Economic Update  - Presented by Jarrod Kerr, Kiwibank

21 November  
Future Trends - Presented by Anton Gargiulo, MYOB  
Excel - Convert annoying raw data to Interactive Dashboards  - Presented by Michael Toon,

13 December - Christmas Party  

Special Guest - Gilbert Enoka
Chartered Accountants ANZ Conference Centre
Ground Floor, Carlaw Park
12-16 Nicholls Lane
Auckland 1010
Committee Members

Susan Perkins

Graeme Banks
Philip Burrows
Martin Ma
Brian Hadley
Pam Hopkins
Lucy Liu
Mike Patel
David Smith
Jignesh Thaker 


Topic: Member Regional Events

Sub-Topic: Special Interest Group

Format: Seminar

CPD: Upto 12 hours