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Public Sector Day 2021 - On Demand



The Public Sector Day 2021 is designed for professionals working in New Zealand’s Government Agencies. This recorded webinar provides you with the information you need to add value to your organisation while also inspiring and equipping you with competencies and tools to enhance your career. This recorded webinar addresses topical issues that affect finance and reporting teams of Public sector organisations now and in the future.
Topics for this webinar include:
  • The role of Public Sector to "build back better"
  • Financial reporting updates
  • Digital disruption in finance and banking - The challenges and opportunities for Public Sector entities
  • Harnessing technology for effective internal controls
  • Tax update for public sector
  • Finance Business Partnering
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Leading Courageously in Times Of Crisis

Who should purchase?

The series is designed to address the needs of accounting and finance professionals within government at the following career stages/job functions:
  • Accountants
  • Senior Accountants
  • Analysts
  • Mid-Senior Management
  • Financial Controllers
  • Senior Managers
  • Internal Auditors
  • CFOs

Learning outcomes

You will be able to access the following learning outcomes:
  • Describe the key financial reporting focus areas and updates from Public sector perspective
  • Identify the need for and recognise how to leverage technology for implementing effective internal controls
  • Describe the key focus areas and updates in employment tax, Indirect taxes and other taxation aspects relevant to Public sector
  • Identify the impact of digital disruption and how to successfully navigate through the digital banking and finance transformation
  • Explain the need for public sector to become more resilient and sustainable in the period of global crises and its role to “build back better”
The emerging global crisis and the role of Public Sector to Build back better
Presenter: Adithi Pandit, Partner - Strategy & Business Design, Deloitte NZ

The world is experiencing crisis on a scale we haven’t yet seen – both the immediacy of the disruption form the pandemic, and the slower burning but just as urgent issues of climate change, inequity and social expectation, and rapidly evolving technology that is changing economies. The public sector is uniquely positioned to respond to these crises through their access to policy and civil engagement. The opportunity to is to build better, rather than seek to bounce back to the way things were. This will require a new style of visionary government, with engagement from all sectors of the economy and society. In this session we will unpack the key trends shaping government in 2021, and discuss considerations for the New Zealand public sector to build better.

Digital disruption in finance and banking
Presenters: Brent Chalmers, Head of Public Sector, Institutional & Business Bank, Westpac New Zealand Limited and Dan Symons, Solutions Consultant, Westpac New Zealand Limited

Almost every public service involves a payment of some kind, yet the payment experience to date is almost always disassociated from the service delivery experience. New technologies and new demands from society are presenting new opportunities and challenges to provide more integrated, faster and more context aware services. In the session you will learn about concepts that can enable these changes in a public sector context: use of bank data to enable public services; bank integration to enable real time payment flows, and challenges with security and fraud risk and financial inclusion.

Financial reporting updates
Presenter: David Pacey, National Technical Partner, Audit, Grant Thornton

Discover what’s new in the world of financial reporting for New Zealand’s Public sector organisations in 2020 -21 and what changes will impact the financial reporting in the near future. This session will focus on the new standards PBE IPSAS 41 Financial Instruments and PBE IPSAS 40 Combinations and important amendments to the existing standards, including the impact of benchmark interest rate reform and reporting the impacts of COVID-19. We will end with a wrap-up of other reporting developments including climate change/Performance reporting. 

Leading Courageously In Times Of Crisis
Presenter: Petris Lapis, Director, Petris Lapis Pty Ltd

Leadership skills that work when things are going well might need to be upended when a crisis occurs. In 2020 we experienced upheaval which created fear and uncertainty. Some of our leaders flourished and some floundered. What were the keys for those who flourished and how can we harness them to help ourselves, our teams and our organisations when future upheavals occur? Discover the keys to leading yourself and others in uncertain times, how to communicate, decide when to act and when to seek help. Explore ways to think strategically about future scenarios and plan to minimise their impact now.

Critical Tax issues for the Public Sector
Presenters: Andrea Scatchard, Director, Deloitte and Allan Bullot, Partner, Deloitte

Tax is an ever-evolving area and organisations, including public sector organisations, need to stay updated to ensure they are in compliance with the requirements. This session provides an update on changes in FBT, PAYE and GST laws impacting the public sector, highlights the critical areas where there are higher chances of making errors and will provide you with tips on how to avoid these pitfalls.

Finance Business Partnering- Story telling for accountants in the age of AI
Presenter: Chris Meredith, Speaker, Facilitator, Coach, Trainer

In this workshop-style keynote, Chris suggests that we’re all wired to listen, learn and connect through stories rather than facts, figures and cold data.   During the session, Chris will share the secrets of using storytelling  in an appropriate way for to finance professionals in public practice.  By the end of this short session, you’ll be armed with a range of handy tips to make your presentations, meetings and written communications more involving and engaging. Get ready for a hands-on and interactive session that’s practical and thought-provoking.

Using data and technology for effective internal controls
Presenters: Conor McGarrity, Director, Risk Insights and Yusef Moola, Director, Risk Insights

Internal controls have traditionally been designed to increase compliance and reduce fraud. While these are important, they rarely cover your key strategic objectives (and, by extension, risks). With advancements in technology, and better management of data, organisations are re-thinking and restructuring their internal control systems. Gain insights into how to use data and technology to enhance your internal controls and cover your key risks.

Combating Fraud and Corruption risks
Presenters: Matthew Preece, Senior Manager, KPMG and Barry Foster, Director, Risk Advisory - Forensic, KPMG
Adithi Pandit, Partner - Strategy & Business Design, Deloitte NZ

Brent Chalmers, Head of Public Sector, Institutional & Business Bank, Westpac New Zealand Limited

Dan Symons, Solutions Consultant, Westpac New Zealand Limited

David Pacey, National Technical Partner, Audit, Grant Thornton

Petris Lapis, Director, Petris Lapis Pty Ltd

Andrea Scatchard, Partner, Deloitte

Allan Bullot, Partner, Deloitte

Conor McGarrity, Director, Risk Insights

Yusef Moola, Director, Risk Insights

Chris Meredith, Speaker, Facilitator, Coach, Trainer

Matthew Preece, Senior Manager, KPMG

Barry Foster, Director, Risk Advisory - Forensic, KPMG

EVENT DETAILS


Topic: People & Leadership, Reporting, Tax

Sub-Topic: Employment Taxes - PAYE, PAYG & FBT, Financial Reporting, Leadership

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate

CPD: Upto 8 hours