44th One Stop Update for the Accountant in Business

Future-focused tools for growth in accounting and finance

Wellington

8.30
REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
9.00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Simon Moor, Managing Partner, Rival Accounting
9.10
OPENING KEYNOTE: The future of work is now

Lauren Foster, Director from Deloitte 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.
Lauren 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 the critical skills of the future are
  • How to prepare yourself to embrace the future of work
Lauren Foster, Director - Consulting, Deloitte
9.50
The One Stop Technology Update: The coming disruptors in the accounting industry
  • What is AI and automation, how it can be deployed to simplify operations, and what the future will bring
  • How to manage Cloud services including transition and leveraging them for greater business value
  • Keeping up-to-date on the international data privacy law shake up – how do the new regulations affect your business?
Ian Apperley, Director, Tempest Group
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
  • Responding to MBIE Audits under the Holidays Act 2003
  • Traps to avoid in restructures
  • The strengthening of employees’ collective bargaining rights and access to union engagement
  • Domestic violence bill – implications for the workplace
Sean O'Sullivan, Partner, Wotton + Kearney
Murray Grant, Senior Associate (England & Wales Qualified), DLA Piper
12.30
Lunch break
1.30
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
Robyn Walker, National Technical Director, Deloitte
Sarah Kennedy , Associate Director, Deloitte
2.20
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 chang
TIM CORBETT, INCUBATOR, THE CHANGE LAB
3.00
Afternoon break
3.30
Knuckling down on protecting your cyber security
  • The threat of cyber crime is rising, so how can you strengthen the protection of important data?
  • Understanding digital risk and how it impacts your business
  • A roadmap for handling the fallout of a cyber security breach
Peter Bailey, General Manager, Aura Information Security
4.10
Living with Nature: How ZEALANDIA is transforming nature, people and a city

ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced ecosanctuary, with a vision to restore the valley to how it was before humans arrive. Learn how ZEALANDIA is protecting some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable wildlife by gaining support from businesses through a range of initiatives and empowering visitors to contribute to a nature-rich future.

Paul Atkins, Chief Executive, ZEALANDIA
4.50
SUMMARY REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR & NETWORKING DRINKS
9.00
Welcome back from the Chair
Simon Moor, Managing Partner, Rival Accounting
9.10
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
Mark Bewley, Managing Partner, BDO
9.50
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
Anthony Heffernan, Director – Accounting Standards, XRB
10.30
Morning break
11.00
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

PLUS A 20 MINUTE Q&A

Chris Day, Chief Financial Officer, Z Energy
11.40
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
12.20
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
Adiraj Gupta, CEO, Crypto Launchpad
12.50
Lunch break
1.40
The One Stop Excel update
  • Techniques to efficiently organise and analyse data
  • Forecasting with Excel 3D maps
  • 'Cleaning’ data with Power Query and Power Pivot
2.30
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
Alex Gordon , Director, Clare Capital
3.00
Afternoon break
3.20
Making workplace wellness the core priority to improving productivity
  • Considerations when implementing wellness initiatives in the workplace
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Health and safety implications relating to employee wellness
Charlene Sell, Partner, Wynn Williams
3.50
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, its not all bad news. Learn how having a positive mindset helps overcome difficult situations, and why middle-aged men shouldn’t wear boxer shorts.

David Downs, Comedian, Author and Genetically Modified Organism
4.30
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR AND END OF CONFERENCE
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