44th One Stop Update for the Accountant in Business

Future-focused tools for growth in accounting and finance

Auckland

8.30
Registration opens
9.00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Dr Angela Liew, Lecturer in Forensic Accounting, University of Auckland
9.10
OPENING KEYNOTE: The future of work is now

Chris Boggs, Director from Deloitte and Future of Work practice lead will share the latest research and insights on the trends that are shaping our work, workplace and workforce. Learn about what these trends mean for you and your organisation.

Chris will explore:

  • What a future workplace looks like and the increasing ability to work where and when you want
  • What a future workforce looks like and the implications of working amongst an increasingly diverse workforce
  • How might the nature of work change, and what are the critical skills of the future?
  • How to prepare yourself to embrace the future of work
Chris Boggs, Director - Human Capital, Deloitte
9.50
The One Stop Technology Update: The big influencers in the accounting industry
  • Implementing advanced tech, such as AI, natural language processing and automation, to simplify operations now and keep on top of future developments
  • Maintaining focus on the organisation whilst being productivity and customer led
  • Using emerging tech to grow revenue, reduce cost and risk and improve customer and staff experiences
Matthew Whitaker, Intelligent Automation Leader and Emerging Technology Director, PwC
10.30
Morning break
11.00
The One Stop Economic Update: The new government’s impacts on New Zealand business
  • How the new coalition government and businesses response is impacting New Zealand’s economy
  • Mortgage rates rises and fuel taxes: what is the forecast effect on the economy and business confidence?
  • How New Zealand’s economy is faring in the global geopolitical field
Tony Alexander, Chief Economist, BNZ
11.50
The One Stop Employment Law Update: Examining changes across employment law
  • Understanding the new powers given to Labour Inspectors in the workplace
  • Responding to MBIE Audits under the Holidays Act 2003
  • Holidays Act case updates and towards its review
  • Traps to avoid in restructures
  • The strengthening of employees’ collective bargaining rights and access to union engagement
Michael O'Brien, Employment Law Barrister
12.30
Lunch break
1.30
The CFO Perspective: Enabling future-focused finance
  • Identifying the attributes of modern financial leadership – proactive approaches to change
  • Breaking free from constraints that can hinder organisational growth
  • How to embrace disruption and new opportunities in digital transformation

 

Alistair Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Hill Laboratories
2.10
The One Stop Tax Update

An overview of the most recent developments in tax that apply to businesses, including:

  • Recent law changes and tax interpretations
  • Details of what is changing under Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation project
  • How the Tax Working Group is preparing the tax system for the future and what changes to expect
Annamaria Maclean, Partner, Deloitte
Sam Hornbrook, Associate Director, Deloitte
3.00
Afternoon break
3.30
Knuckling down on protecting your cyber security
  • The danger of being distracted by nation state attacks
  • Understanding your digital risk and how it impacts your business
  • The threat of cyber crime is rising, so how can you strengthen the protection of important data?
  • A roadmap for handling the fallout of a cyber security breach
Kevin Kanji, CISO, Transaction Services Group
4.10
Innovative and sustainable solutions: How EcoStock is contributing to a circular economy

EcoStock takes truckloads of pre-consumer food waste and transforms it into high quality animal feed. Learn how EcoStock is partnering with businesses to find a new purpose for unwanted food, how they grew their innovative approach to sustainability and their key learnings from ‘going circular’.

Andrew Fisher, Managing Director, EcoStock Supplies
4.50
SUMMARY REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR & NETWORKING DRINKS
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE TRACK
LEADERSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY TRACK
8.55
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR
Shaun McKee, Senior Management Accountant, AMP Financial Services
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR
Dr Angela Liew, Lecturer in Forensic Accounting, University of Auckland
9.00
Improving the usefulness of financial statements

The External Reporting Board (XRB) has recently undertaken research into the information needs of users of financial statements and extended external reports. In this session, staff of the XRB will:

  • Summarise the key findings from the research
  • Explore current standard-setting projects aimed at addressing current information gaps
David Bassett, Deputy Director - Accounting Standards, New Zealand External Reporting Board
Agile for accounting and finance professionals
  • Working smarter with the Agile methodology: how it can help boost responsiveness and capacity for adaptability
  • How can you use Agile to account for bumps in the road?
  • Steps to start using Agile in your workplace
Rob Harrison, Business Analyst , Independent Contractor
9.40
Session Break
9.45
Risk mitigation in the face of disruptive events
  • Strengthening risk management through internal auditing
  • Balancing both financial and reputational impacts
  • Assessing potential risks and developing a resilience plan
  • Driving growth through a sound risk management plan
James Turner, Business Risk Assurance Manager, KiwiRail
Getting your head in the Cloud
  • Why is the world moving to cloud-based systems at such an accelerating pace?
  • Cloud is always cheaper (and other myths dispelled)
  • Why most businesses fail to get the expected return on investment from their migration, and how the successful ones do
James Valentine, Chief Technology Officer, Fronde
10.25
Morning break
10.55
Using integrated reporting to fairly reflect operational performance
  • The importance of getting the support of those charged with governance
  • Coming to grips with how ‘value’ is created and lost within an organisation
  • Identifying the ‘measures that matter’ for the users of an integrated report
  • Commentary on illustrations of ‘best practice’ – both in NZ and from around the world
Mark Hucklesby, National Technical Director, Audit, Grant Thornton
MASTERCLASS #1: Speaking a common language across your whole business
  • Making communication channels with your business smoother
  • Effective collaboration skills to drive growth in your business
  • Understanding your audience and finding common ground with them to bolster change
TIM CORBETT, INCUBATOR, THE CHANGE LAB
11.35
Optimisation of data analysis to aid decision making
  • Advancing current data analysis processes to get the best ROI
  • Capturing the right data and presenting your analysis to your leadership team
  • Enhancing your data analysis with dashboards
Jeff Mitchell, Financial Controller, AMP Financial Services
MASTERCLASS #1: Speaking a common language across your whole business (Con't)
  • Making communication channels with your business smoother
  • Effective collaboration skills to drive growth in your business
  • Understanding your audience and finding common ground with them to bolster change
Tim Corbett, Incubator, The Change Lab
12.15
Session break
12.20
Flexible and dynamic financial modelling dashboards
  • What matters when presenting your financial information
  • Creating engaging visuals in your dashboards
  • Practical tips and tricks when charting in Excel
Rhys Whiting, Associate Director, Clare Capital
Your personal brand as part of your tool-kit
  • How to make your social media footprint a reflection of your professional brand
  • Cultivating your LinkedIn brand to highlight your key skills and attributes
  • Enhancing your overall customer experience, both face-to-face and online
Angela Cameron, Managing Director, Consult Recruitment
1.00
Lunch break
2.00
MASTERCLASS #2: The One Stop Excel and PowerBI Update
  • Techniques to efficiently organise and analyse data
  • Forecasting with Excel 3D maps
  • New custom data visualisation with PowerBI
  • ‘Cleaning’ data with Power Query and Power Pivot
Allison Kennedy, Trainer, Ace Training
Unlocking the potential of blockchain
  • Using blockchain technology as a traceability and efficiency tool
  • How blockchain technology is being used to build consumer confidence
  • Blockchain’s ability to solve real world problems
Chris Linton, Consultant, Duncan Cotterill
Dene Green, GM, International Strategy and Partnerships, New Zealand Post
2.40
MASTERCLASS #2: The One Stop Excel and PowerBI Update (Con't)
  • Techniques to efficiently organise and analyse data
  • Forecasting with Excel 3D maps
  • New custom data visualisation with PowerBI
  • ‘Cleaning’ data with Power Query and Power Pivot
Allison Kennedy, Trainer, Ace Training
Building your first customer experience programme
  • Understand your current customer experience
  • Initiative road map. Addressing the areas that need improvement
  • Adding value and removing waste for customers and the organisation
Lloyd Evaroa, Customer Experience Manager, Tax Management NZ
3.20
Afternoon break
3.45
Resilience and positivity through a Mild Touch of the Cancer

Comedian and author David Downs recounts his battle with terminal cancer – but don’t worry, it’s not all bad news. Learn how having a positive mindset helps overcome difficult situ ations, and why middle-aged men shouldn’t wear boxer shorts.

David Downs, Comedian, Author and Genetically Modified Organism
4.25

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