Licence and registration requirements in New Zealand

Content Summary

Depending on the services offered, a public practitioner may be required to satisfy several licensing requirements and other regulations when conducting accounting services. This is in addition to the CPA Australia By-Laws.

Separate licensing or registration requirements must be met where a practitioner intends to practise in New Zealand as:

  • an accountant
  • a tax adviser
  • an auditor
  • a liquidator or trustee in bankruptcy
  • a financial adviser and financial service provider.

Understanding your obligations will help you identify the appropriate criteria you need to meet in order to provide the services you wish to offer as a practitioner.