The Technical Services Team has many functions, including:
- Undertaking advocacy activities such as preparing submissions on behalf of NZICA to government agencies and parliamentary select committees as well as influencing broader debates involving the accounting profession
- Providing member support on technical financial reporting, management accounting, audit and non-assurance accounting issues
- Working with key stakeholders, including the External Reporting Board, Financial Markets Authority, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, International Accounting Standards Board, Global Accounting Alliance and others that impact our profession
- Keeping members up to date by generating thought leadership articles on technical accounting issues
- Providing technical accounting education by developing and delivering webinars, seminars and branch events
- Working closely with our committees including the Corporate Sector Advisory Group, Public Practice Advisory Group and Professional Standards Board to identify and respond to issues of interest.
Monthly technical updatesThe technical updates cover publications issued by national and international standard setters and other professional accounting bodies.
Technical assistanceWe can assist members resolve technical queries.
SubmissionsWe advocate on behalf of members to government bodies including the XRB.
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Sustainability – including integrated reporting
- Revision of NZICA’s Code of Ethics
- Changes to Financial Reporting in New Zealand
- Special Purpose Financial Reporting framework for SMEs
- Financial Reporting Tool
Other general advocacy work. This includes consideration of work being done by the New Zealand Law Commission (e.g. trust law reform, the review of joint and several liability), as well as broader government policy initiatives likely to be of interest to the accounting profession (e.g. criminalisation of breaches of certain directors' duties, privacy law reform and work being done by the New Zealand Productivity Commission).