The Future of Bookkeeping


The Bookkeeping Event of the year is fast approaching.  We are looking forward to seeing you at our 5th Annual Conference.  We have worked over the last 7 years on setting the guidelines for the Bookkeeping Profession in New Zealand.  Join us and participate in creating our vision for the Future of Bookkeeping.

We hope you can join us!

This year our conference theme is “The Future of Bookkeeping”
We will go on a journey over the two days where we look at how Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence could impact our Bookkeeping Services, the way ongoing Education enables us to grow and the role it plays in defining Bookkeeping as a Profession, Create for ourselves what The Future of Bookkeeping can look like and go through a Trajectory Planning session on how to get there.

We also have sessions designed to look at what NZBAI is doing for its members, Strategy for its future growth & activities and how we will grow our Standards, Education & Support resources with plenty of time for your input

As if that isn’t enough, we will hear from one of our Awards winners from 2016, take a look at how flexible working is evolving and as requested by our members, learn some tips on how we can help our customers prevent Fraud & Theft.

Want to add your voice to creating "The Future of Bookkeeping?"

Take the opportunity to make an active contribution to what is going on in your profession, learn from experts and each other and best of all network with like-minded people.


This will be held on Saturday during the Conference, so if you are a Certified Member, this is your opportunity to contribute. There will be an opportunity for you to be nominated for a voluntary position on the Executive Committee during the notification process.  If you would like any information before then, please email with your questions.

Annual Awards

Want to be recognised?
Now is the time to showcase your business and get recognition for all your hard work!

How does it work?
We have eight award categories which are received confidentially and judged only by the sponsor of the award. No other member of NZBAI has access to or sees the applications and our Event Co-ordinator forwards them for judging without reading the content.

As it is so popular, the awards will be presented throughout the conference and once again you don't need to be an existing member of the NZBAI - Employee, Associate, Certified, Business or Bookkeeping Business - to submit an award application, but you will need to attend the Conference to meet the criteria. you may submit your own or have clients nominate you. Go for it!

We are counting down the days until conference - we look forward to seeing you there!

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The NZBAI Awards celebrate the success of our high achieving Bookkeepers and Bookkeeping Businesses in the NZ Business Community.  The Award Categories are listed below, with the criteria detailed on the following pages for each category.  Applications and nominations will need to be prepared and submitted to by Friday 2nd June 2017.  Please be sure to clearly label “"NZBAI Awards"” in the subject line.

You don't need to be an existing member of the NZBAI - Associate, Certified or Corporate - to submit an award application or be nominated, but you will need to attend the Conference to meet the criteria.

We also invite people to nominate fellow participants or ask their clients to nominate them for an award by emailing by Friday 2nd June 2017.  Each nominee will be notified of their nomination and asked to submit an award following the criteria below. Nominations will count so get out there and support your fellow Bookkeepers to submit an award application or make a nomination and join in the #bookkeeping #community we are so passionate about.

The awards are presented on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July 2017 throughout each conference day.


Changes are being made to this Program right up until the Event

Friday 30 June 2017

Time Description
9:00am Welcome and Registration
9:15am Di Crawford-Errington, Presidents welcome
Hon Jacqui Dean, Minister for Small Business
9:30am Conference Principal Sponsor opening address 
9:40am Founding Sponsor introduction
9:50am Conference overview of theme and exhibitor information
10:00am Igor Portugal, Catalyst IT
Where is IT taking us?
10:45am Melanie Morris, Xero
Education - the new Enablement
11:30am Paul Watson, Oxygen8 (Business Coach)
Business Growth is no Accident
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Angela Blair, Vodafone
Flexible Working
2:00pm Julie East, Calculated Advantage
2016 Award Winner - Bookkeeping Business of the Year
2:30pm Naomi Ferguson
Commissioner & Chief Executive of IR
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Exhibitor Competition
4:00pm Joanne Hogan
NZ Business Number - MBIE
4:15pm  NZBAI Committee Panel - The Value we Add
We do it for YOU!
5:00pm  Wrap up day
5:10pm  Break before Dinner
6:00pm FlexiTime - Pre-dinner Drinks
7:00pm  Dinner and Networking

Saturday 1st July 2017

Time Description
9:00am Doors open           
9:15am Welcome back          
9:30am Cliff Bowden, NZBAI
All About Strategy
10:00am Lynda Smart, Rogers Reidy
Preventing Fraud / Theft in the workplace
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am Sam Newton, FlexiTime
The Future of Bookkeeping       
12:00pm Nick Fletcher, MYOB
Trajectory Planning 
1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm AGM for Members Only
Others can continue networking in breakout space
2:30pm Matthew Addison, ICB Global
Sodalis, our next phase of technology
2:50pm NZBAI, Standards, Education & Support
CPD, Code of Ethics Test, Testing Levels, What next?
3:15pm Final Word from the President
3:30pm Cocktail Hour


Waipuna Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Pricing and Registration

(includes Morning/Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Gala Dinner)

  • Early Bird Pricing - Book by 26 May
  • Members $300.00 Non-Members $400.00

  • Bookings after 26 May 
  • Members $395.00 Non-Members $495.00   
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Earlybird Registrations until 26 May