Government policy and advocacy
NZICA’s Government Policy and Advocacy team aims to ensure that government makes good public policy decisions on matters relating to NZICA, its members and the wider public interest.
- working with a range of legislators and regulators to help NZICA participate effectively in government policy development and other regulatory matters
- identifying legislative and other public policy initiatives in New Zealand and overseas that could affect the accounting profession and providing advice to NZICA on how to respond
- consulting effectively with members to formulate NZICA’s position on policy issues
- preparing submissions on behalf of NZICA to government agencies and parliamentary select committees.
Opportunities to influence government’s decisions arise at various stages of the policy development process.
See an overview of current issues that the team is working on.
Contributions from members on public policy issues are welcomed.
We regularly make submissions to government bodies including the FMA, MBIE and the Commerce Committee.
The Government Policy and Advocacy team comprises Paul Hocking and Kimberly McCay.
We regularly contribute articles to the Chartered Accountants Journal.
Policy work by other NZICA teams
The Government Policy and Advocacy team is not the only team at NZICA working on public policy issues.
Our Tax team and the Tax Advisory Group make submissions on tax policy and law.
Our Technical Services Team makes submissions on financial reporting policy and other technical issues.
We also provide valued advice to government in relation to the implementation of policy. One example is the work on implementing the new Auditor Regulation Act.