Established in 2001 NZ CA is an association of 30 Independent Chartered Accounting firms employing more than 400 professional accounting staff with over 200 support staff.

NZ CA is New Zealand's largest network of Chartered Accounting firms providing a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and business advisory disciplines.

The NZ CA brand is there to facilitate group procurement initiatives for essential external suppliers, and support each member firm to enhance the services they provide their clients by sharing resources.

This all occurs while allowing member firms to maintain their own individual brand identity. 

Benefits of Membership

Knowledge Sharing

Benefit from shared resources, online collaboration tools and access to specialists in virtually all areas of NZ CA.

Upskilling opportunities

Training and development at regular conferences and meetings.

Marketing support

Provide value-add information to your clients using our regular publications.

Buying power

Make significant cost savings on insurance, banking, office products and more, by negotiating as part of a collective.

Current News

Make the most of the new RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Tax Incentive Program (R&D)

Make the most of the new RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Tax Incentive Program (R&D)

New Zealand’s recently introduced R&D Tax Incentive program offers some of the most generous
R&D funding benefits available across Asia Pacific. 

This tax incentive program will play a major role over the next 10 years in lifting New Zealand business R&D spend to an ambitious 2% of GDP (up from 0.63%) by the year 2030. It will also assist in countering the phasing out of the existing Callaghan Innovation Growth Grants due to end on 31 March 2021.

Managing Risk in an uncertain economy

A significant number of clients over the last two months have been reducing their staffing levels in response to a weakening and uncertain economy.

Reasons for Restructuring
● Increases in the minimum rate from $15.75 in 2017 to $17.70 at 1 April 2019
● Anticipating the minimum rate increases in 2020 and 2021 (indicative rates of $18.90 and $20 respectively)
● Relativity pressure on wages as a result of the minimum rate increases and living wage pressure
● Increased regulation resulting in business decisions to shrink overheads, maintain profitability and “wait it out”
● A move to automation