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Auckland Public Practice SIG 2021



This group meets monthly and consists of CA ANZ members holding a Certificate of Public Practice. Presentations cover a wide range of topics, providing them with exposure to current practice and likely future developments.

To join this group, please apply in writing to Auckland SIGs stating your position and organisation employed byAucklandSigs@charteredaccountantsanz.com

Available to attend in person only.

A connected network Certificate of Public Practice holders focusing on sharp thinking, support and opportunities for CAs in public practice.


Half year Purchase (July - Dec)
Member $144
Non-Member $190

Casual Session Purchase
Member $50
Non-Member $70

Topics for 2021

Monday, 15 March 2021

  • Legal Update – Presented by Helen Pryde, Senior Associate and Caitlin Sargison, Solicitor, Duncan Cotterill 
  • Tax Update- Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • Cyber Security & Ransomware attacks - Presented by Steve Smith, Regional Executive, Advantage

Monday, 19 April 2021
  • Legal Update - Presented by Jo Giboney, Special Counsel, Duncan Cotterill
  • CAANZ update - Presented by Jolayne Trim, Senior Tax Advocate Advocacy - CA ANZ 
  • IRD update - Presented by Trish Spence-Manning (Community Compliance officer) and Jayshree Khushal (Technical Tax Specialist)
  • Q&A with Sharon Thompson, IRD Deputy Commissioner – Customer & Compliance Services- Individuals.


Monday, 17 May 2021

  • Employment Update – Presented by Helen Pryde, Senior Associate and Caitlin Sargison, Solicitor, Duncan Cotterill 
  • Tax Update- Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • Tech Update including “A Practitioner’s Personal Experience of being Hacked!” - Presented by Matthew Salmon & Bill Mance


Monday, 21 June 2021

  • Budget Update - Presented by Charlotte Evett CA, CA ANZ NZ Government & Pacific Relations Leader
  • Legal Update - Presented by Darise Bennington, Special Counsel, Duncan Cotterill
  • Tax Update- Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax



Topics for 2020

Monday, 17 February 2020

  • Legal Update – Duncan Cotterill 
  • Tax Update- Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • How to Kick Butt in 2020 – Ann Andrews, Author, Futurist, Influencer, Speaker
  • “Peoplemaps Personality Profiling – Opportunities for Accountants” – Chris Baker, The Business Recruiter


Monday, 18 May 2020

  • Ethics in the Covid19 era - Presented by Peter Vial, Group Executive, Advocacy & Professional Standing, New Zealand and the Pacific, CA ANZ 
  • How Well are you Maximising your Membership?  - Presented by Robynne Mills, Senior Account Manager - Public Practice, CA ANZ 


Monday, 15 June 2020

  • Tax Update – Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • Regular Reports - Jolayne Trim, Senior Tax Advocacy, CA ANZ 
  • Employment Law – Considerations Coming out of Lockdown - Matthew Hutcheson, Senior Solicitor, Duncan Cotterill 
  • Practice Matters – Nigel Smith, Mike Bradley and Brian Freestone, Covisory


Monday, 20 July 2020

  • AML Audit update – Gareth Pilcher, CESL & David Hooper CA
  • Regular Reports - Jolayne Trim, Senior Tax Advocacy, CA ANZ 
  • Tax Update - Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • Insolvency Update – Darise Bennington, Special Counsel, Duncan Cotterill
  • IRD Covid-19 Update - Trish Spence-Manning, Community Compliance Account Manager, IRD 


Monday, 17 August 2020
This event postponed to November 


Monday, 21 September 2020
This event postponed to November 


Monday, 19 October 2020

  • Annual General Meeting 
  • Changes to the Privacy Act – Presented by Salena Naran, Senior Solicitor, Duncan Cotterill
  • Tax Update- Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • Trusts Act 2019 – Are you Ready? – Vicki Ammundsen, Vicki Ammundsen Trust Law.


Monday, 16 November 2020 - Special all day event 

  • Opening Session – Keynote Speaker - Peter Vial, CAANZ
  • Post Covid-19, Post-Election - What to expect from a changing economy- the challenges. Presented by Mark Smith – ASB Economist
  • Xero – Small Business Insights Data - Tracking the impact of Covid-19 by Hayden Walsh and Gabrielle Pritchard - Xero
  • Ring Fencing Residential Rental Losses - Still a dog’s breakfast by NSATax
  • Post Covid-19 – Business Sales Agreements - The legal obligations in providing guarantees and warranties and what should a buyer expect by Duncan Cotterill
  • Directors Responsibilities when operating a technically insolvent company – warning from the Debut Homes case by Victoria Toon and Annabelle Borrie
  • How to Build Resilience in small/medium public practice firms by Nigel Smith
  • 2020- A Giant Whack on the Side of the Head? By Ann Andrews

Topics 2019


18 February

  • Tax Update - Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • Common Reporting Standards & Corporate Trustees - Bill Patterson LLB, LLM (Hons) TEP, Patterson Hopkins


18 March

  • Tax Update - Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • Capital Gains Tax Update – Jolayne Trim, Senior Tax Advocate, CA ANZ
  • Mainzeal Judgement & lessons for Directors– Darise Barrington, Associate, Duncan Cotterill


15 April

  • Tax Update - Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • Major workplace law changes from 1 April 2019 - Jo Giboney, from Duncan Cotterill
  • Q&A Session with the IRD about recent updates to their processes and legislation – with IRD representatives, Trish Spence Manning and Anil Srinivasa.


20 May

  • GST on remote services - Jolayne Trim, Senior Tax Advocate, CA ANZ
  • Trustee Liability update - Lisa Small, Associate, Duncan Cotterill
  • A City Centre in Evolution - Viv Beck, Chief Executive, Heart of the City


17 June

  • Tax Update- Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax 
  • Regular Reports - Lindsay Ng, Senior Tax Advocate, Chartered Accountants ANZ
  • Relationship Property Agreements - Natalie Fraser-Jones, Solicitor, Duncan Cotterill
  • Money Laundering - Ashna Achari, Forensic Accountant, NZ Police


15 July

  • Ethics Update - Ann Andrews • author • futurist • influencer • speaker


19 August

  • AML Reporting - Michael Prasad, Vice Chair
  • Regular Reports
  • Legal Update – Jessica Wei, Solicitor, Duncan Cotterill
  • Economic Update- Mark Smith, Senior Economist, ASB Bank


16 September

  • Legal Update – Natasha Sutcliffe, Solicitor, Duncan Cotterill
  • Regular Reports
  • Tax Update – Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
  • Revised Code of Ethics

21 October 
  • Legal Update – Kristal Rowe, Senior Associate, Duncan Cotterill
  • Regular Reports
  • Practice Review update – Bernadette Tamihere, NZ Quality Assurance Manager, CA ANZ

18 November
  • Legal Update – Tanya Wood, Special Counsel, Duncan Cotterill
  • Regular Reports
  • Tax Update- Graeme Carruthers, Director, nsaTax
Chartered Accountants ANZ Conference Centre
Ground Floor, Carlaw Park
12-16 Nicholls Lane
Parnell 
Auckland 1010

Committee Members

Chair:

Victoria Toon

Committee:
Michael Prasad


EVENT DETAILS


Topic: Member Regional Events

Sub-Topic: Special Interest Group

Format: Seminar

CPD: Upto 10 hours