Auckland Region Special Interest Groups

Annual subscriptions for 2014 Special Interest Groups (SIG) are now open and provide a great opportunity for you to regularly network with like-minded members, as well as gain cost-efficient CPD hours.

2014 Special Interest Group annual subscriptions are now available for most groups. Register online.
Note: Auckland SIG subscriptions run for a calendar year from January to December. Half-year subscriptions available from 1 July to 31 December.

The following Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are based in Auckland:
Audit (casual attendance)
Provides practical support for members on Audit issues and promotes a forum for discussion and review of audit-related standards and guidelines.

Business Development Specialists 
Tired of compliance? This group provides a monthly speaker relevant to business development, plus case studies and real-life experiences from fellow practitioners and other experts.

CFOs and Financial Controllers (also live webcast, no recordings made)
This group is almost at full capacity and restricted to those currently employed at CFO/Financial Controller level.
Company Accountants (also live webcast, no recordings made)
Monthly meetings on functional topics for accountants with specialist speakers who assist with personal development and planning. Regular topics also include updates on taxation, legal matters, economic updates, IT and financial accounting.
Focus on Management 
This group is targeted at members and non-members who have moved beyond traditional financial accounting roles and have an interest in business-related issues.
Forensic Accounting 
This group meets six times each year, covering a variety of topics relevant to those working in forensic accounting such as fraud, liquidations and receivership, computer forensics, financial investigation, and private sector civil disputes.

Information Technology

The IT group provides members with the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in IT. Meetings are held bi-monthly and cover two to three areas of technological interest with topics that are informative and relevant for all levels of IT users.


INSOL (National) 

Annual subscribers of this group are approved as members of Insolvency International. The group meets regularly at various locations in Auckland with a keynote speaker at each meeting.



This group receives expert updates on local and global markets for shares, property, interest/debt, and foreign exchange. Additionally, keynote speakers provide insights into markets and the regulatory and economic environment.

Maori Accountants
This network assists Maori to excel in commerce and contribute to their successful economic development. University students, provisional members and non-Maori are welcome to attend.
Not for Profit
Meeting five times per year, this group focuses on issues for the not-for-profit sector. Members include accountants who work in the sector in paid roles, as volunteers, and practitioners who provide accounting and audit services to the sector.
Public Practice
This group meets monthly and consists of NZICA 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.
Tax Group (also live webcast, no recordings made)

Meeting monthly, this group covers topical tax issues. Members comprise of accountants in practice, those working in industry, people managing their own tax affairs and professionals wishing to advance their tax knowledge.

Treasury and Financial Markets (National) (also live webcast, no recordings made) 
Effective treasury and financial markets management is a critical function for all companies, large and small. Meeting every month this group provides topical presentations, special guest speakers, and other intellectual input. 
Trusts (also live webcast, no recordings made)
Meeting bi-monthly, the Trusts group covers all a range of subjects in this dynamic area of law. Speakers are all leaders in their respective areas and the topics are wide ranging including both technical and operational content.
Women Accountants
Members of this group include full and part time employees, employers, business owners, and independent consultants. The events provide informative, interesting and professional speakers to address various topical issues.

Young Accountants  

The perfect way to building relationships with career/industry contacts in a casual setting, the Young Accountants group hold regular social and networking events for members under the age of 35.