NZPPA 8th Annual Conference & Payroll Expo 2015

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The New Zealand Payroll Practitioners' Association 8th Annual Conference and Payroll Expo will be held on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November 2015.

The NZPPA annual conference is the largest two-day payroll event in New Zealand and every year it gets bigger and better.

CONFERENCE THEME

The theme of our eighth conference is:

The focus of this year’s conference – Give your payroll the big tick!

The risk to employers from their payroll not being compliant is increasing (from direct requests from employees or from external agencies). More and more payroll is being targeted and payroll practitioners must ensure their payroll is up to the task of paying employees correctly and showing this when challenged. There is also now an indication from MBIE that senior payroll managers could be held personally responsible for mistakes found in their system that underpays employees.

NZPPA is finding that a lot of payroll issues are from the following areas:

  • The wrong payroll system has been selected in the first place for the type of work environment (without payroll SME’s being involved).
  • The payroll system has not been setup/configured correctly.
  • The payroll practitioner does not understand how their system is calculating standard legislative and agreed calculations or cannot explain easily to a third party how they are being done or even show it.
  • How the system has been setup and the decisions made have not been documented at the start or ongoing as changes have happened.
  • The relationship between the employer and payroll supplier is one sided (the supplier controls the relationship)
  • Ongoing checks and testing of payroll are not been undertaken
  • If challenged by an employer or external government agency payroll cannot easily show what they are doing is compliant and the issue can become a risk to the employer

This year’s conference will be based on the main sections from our new publication (being released at the conference) the NZPPA Payroll Setup Guide. Areas the conference will cover are:

  • Selection of payroll (payroll that meets the business requirements)
  • Setup of payroll (Config, testing, documentation)
  • Main payroll processes (setup of new employees to their termination)
  • Outgoing payroll checks and main areas of risk (calculations, reporting and being prepared for requests)

Some of the features of this year’s conference:

  • Each attendee will get a FREE copy of the new NZPPA publication the “NZPPA Payroll Setup Guide (Valued at $150 + GST)
  • At this year’s conference there will be 12 workshops running alongside the main conference programme. Attendees will be able to do two of the three workshops being offered in each workshop set.
  • Gift pack full of goodies.
  • Networking event on the Thursday night (we are planning something extra special for this year)
  • Quality venue and of course food!
  • Being able to interact directly with some of the top payroll suppliers in NZ at the Payroll Expo.
  • Quality MC and a special motivational speaker.
  • A range of payroll and related SME’s as conference speakers.
  • The ability to interact with government agencies directly for support and advice (subject to availability).
  • The ability to ask questions and get then answered.
  • To interact, learn and network with your peers.
  • FREE airport shuttles for all the out of towners.
  • Help build payroll as a profession.
  • And as usual you get a top notch conference at one of the most cost effective prices (discounts will also be available for more than one attendee).

ALSO FOR ALL DELEGATES TO HAVE FUN! & NETWORK WITH THEIR PEERS 

 

MC FOR THIS YEARS CONFERENCE

mcAntonia Prebble is a well known Kiwi actress, best known for her role as Loretta West in one of New Zealand's most loved television series, Outrageous Fortune and more recently in the much anticipated series prequel West Side.

Antonia's impressive acting career has spanned for nearly 20 years and includes great roles in The Tribe (1999 – 2003) and The Blue Rose (2013). In 2012 Antonia played the lead role of 'Rebecca' in the feature film White Lies (directed by Dana Rotberg). She has also starred in two other feature films, Timeslow (directed by Sally Tran, 2014) and The Cure (directed by David gould, 2014) and guest starred in the telefeature The Woman's Vote.

Antonia has also presented the travel show My Kinda Place as well as the Smokefree Rockquest. With many previous award nominations, in 2008 Antonia won the Best Supporting Actress award at the NZ Film and Television Awards for her work on Outrageous Fortune. She was also nominated for Best Actress in the TV Guide People's Choice Awards, also for her work on Outrageous Fortune, in both 2005 and 2011.

Born and raised in Wellington, Antonia comes from a family of lawyers, but says she was always drawn to the stage. Antonia has a degree in English Literature and French and is fluent in French. As well as her passion for acting, Antonia confesses that she has an obsession with fashion and a love of travel.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER (20 NOV): CECILIA ROBINSON

mc2Cecilia Robinson is an in demand keynote speaker - as an award winning business woman who founded Au Pair Link and My Food Bag - one of the most talked about and fastest growing companies in New Zealand.

Under Cecilia’s and James Robinson's ownership Au Pair Link was an award-winning business, enjoying appearances in the Deloitte Fast 50 (ranked 12th in 2012), Kenexa Best Workplaces (ranked 6th best workplace in 2013) and winning several awards in the HER Business Woman Awards including ‘Best new business’ and ‘Best SME’. James and Cecilia sold the business in late 2014.

Touted as a serial entrepreneur Cecilia founded My Food Bag in March 2013 alongside well-known Masterchef Winner Nadia Lim and Businesswoman Theresa Gattung as well as Group COO James Robinson and Head of Marketing Carlos Bagrie.

Cecilia’s core focus is on the day-to-day running and operation of My Food Bag - including the strategic and operational management of the business. In 2014 Cecilia and James spent 7 months in Australia launching My Food Bag in Sydney and Melbourne.

Most recently Cecilia won the NEXT Business woman of the Year 2014 and EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards (Ernst and Young 2013) and she also won the 'Businesswoman of the Year 2012'. My Food Bag also won the TVNZ Marketing awards and was named the Rising Star by Deloitte.

Cecilia can share her experiences running successful companies, entrepreneurship, work-life balance and much more!

LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!! NZPPA NETWORKING EVENT

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We invite all conference attendees to be part of a hilarious and interactive networking event – Fawlty Towers (please don’t confuse this with dealing with the Holidays Act or MBIE!!)

con15-02For the younger generation if you have not heard of Basil Fawlty or of Fawlty Towers well you have time to book the box set for one of the most famous comedies and join your elders in an enjoyable and different networking event to get your talking and above all to some FUN with your payroll colleagues.

Fawlty Towers will run from 5 – 8pm on the evening of the first night of the conference and a range of nibbles and drinks will be available (at no additional charge).

So what to expect from Basil?

Basil has just come back from a Hotel management course, and you’re all guinea pigs. Be prepared for an over the top night with Sibyls nagging, Basil’s manic rants and Manual for ever getting things wrong. Done with true python passion this is truly New Zealand’s most over the top Faulty Towers show – This is New Zealand’s Best Fawlty Towers and has been performed throughout the country since 1992.

Have a go at bashing Manuel. It’s fun and therapeutic!

NZPPA PAYROLL CAREERS BREAKFAST EVENT

On the morning of the second day of the conference NZPPA we will be running a special breakfast event covering the following:

  • Recruitment update on job prospects in the payroll industry.
  • Payroll career development (what you should be doing to advance your career prospects).
  • Introduction to the draft NZPPA Payroll Skills Matrix that all NZPPA training and qualifications will be based on (NZQA aligned).· 

The breakfast will run from 7.30am to 8.30am.

THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

Without the support of our sponsors and exhibitors we could not provide our conference with all the trimmings and at the cost to our members. We are lucky to have the support of some of the top payroll and service providers and we encourage you to visit their stands at the conference and by clicking on their logo shown below their company websites to find out more about their product and services.

Platinum Sponsor

We are proud to announce that a long standing supporter of the NZPPA conference Datacom is the Platinum Sponsor for our 8th Annual Conference.

 

Datacom Payroll has been the Payroll and Human Resource provider for thousands of businesses in New Zealand for 50 years.

Our cloud based payroll suite offers payroll solutions to suit every business size and complexity with a truly unique approach in technological innovation. Whether you’re a small, medium or large business; we have a pay system just right for your organisation.

Should you need payroll outsourcing, where we take care of everything to do with your payroll or a complete in-house payroll requirement; we really do have the payroll system for your business.

Our pay systems are simple, effective and inexpensive. No hardware or software to buy and no upgrades to install. All underpinned and supported by New Zealand’s largest information technology company.

Phone: 0800 72 97 97

Website: www.datacompayroll.co.nz

Gold Sponsor

We are proud to announce that another long standing supporter of the NZPPA conference MYOB PayGlobal is the Gold Sponsor for our 8th Annual Conference.

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MYOB is proud to be a leading provider of payroll software solutions in New Zealand and Australia.

No two businesses are the same and we have products and services to suit small businesses through to large enterprises.

Our enterprise solutions range of products are built for bigger businesses with more complex needs and includes PayGlobal, our fully integrated Payroll & HR Management software solution.

MYOB PayGlobal software modules work seamlessly together and can be customised to your needs, allowing you to further enhance the best payroll system & HR management as your business grows.

For more information, contact Tony Wainhouse, National Business Development Manager on +64 29 200 3650 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conference Expo Exhibitors

On both days of the conference we will have a Payroll Expo running right next to the main conference area. Please visit the vendors and ask about their product and services.

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*To find out more on the exhibiter’s products and services please click on their logo. 

2015 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

The aim of the conference is not to be a talkfest we aim to have this year's conference as interactive as possible over the two days.

The 2015 conference programme will include:

1. A range of technical experts in their fields (all speakers will have time to answer questions).

2. Short sharp payroll topics run in the main conference programme

3. Interactive Q&A where you can submit initial questions prior to the conference and ask follow up questions

4. Case studies from payroll practitioners providing practical real advice.

5. Three modules that includes 3 workshops in each module will be run over the two days giving attendees the opportunity to attend 9 of the 12 workshops available.

*Please note that this web page will be updated on a regular basis as details are finalised.

Click here to see the draft programme

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

NZPPA is always fortunate and thankful be able to get access to some of the top SME’s from the payroll industry and associated sectors.

Donna Delany, Senior Consultant – Payroll Systems, Datacom

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Donna Delaney is a seasoned Payroll and HRIS leader with extensive experience in all aspects of managing complex, 24/7, rostered, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural workforces.


This background has required confident management of troubled systems to ensure essential service provision. Alongside developing strategic post-implementation solutions within very complex employment environments, she has held key roles in successful large remedial projects.


Donna believes these achievements have their foundations in a commitment to strong teams, continuous process improvement and robust, compliant platforms which support the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Mark Lawlor, Partner, Duncan Cotterill

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Mark specialises in employment law and health and safety. I have particular expertise providing strategic advice to employers, senior executives and human resource managers on complex and sensitive matters. I have extensive experience as an advocate in personal grievance claims, conducting private negotiations on behalf of clients, and appearing before the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.


I have advised some of New Zealand’s leading organisations and iconic brands on all aspects of their employment needs. I have a strong base of knowledge across a number of industry sectors, including IT, manufacturing, FMCG, insurance, logistics and education.


Many of my clients do business in New Zealand and Australia. I have relationships with a number of Australian law firms and work closely with them to ensure that mutual clients receive strong advice across their trans-Tasman operations.

Jessie Lapthorne, Associate, Duncan Cotterill

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I specialise in employment law, industrial relations and health and safety. I advise clients both locally and internationally (Australia, the US and the UK) on all aspects of employment law, including: personal grievances, employment related insurance litigation and dispute resolution; restructuring and redundancies; health and safety; disciplinary procedures; performance management; medical incapacity; collective agreements/industrial relations; employment aspects of commercial transactions; and executive exit packages.

I have first-hand in-house corporate experience, having been seconded for over a year to Carillion plc, a multi-national construction and support services company with over 40,000 employees world-wide. This experience has given me an understanding of the inner workings of a large corporate, and helps me to bring a strategic and commercial focus to my advice.

I am qualified to practice in both New Zealand and the UK, and continue to maintain a UK practice, including successfully bringing an Employment Tribunal claim for automatically unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal; and acting for a partner exiting a large London law firm.

Lynda Coppersmith, National Manager (PayGlobal) – NZ Accounts, MYOB

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Lynda has been working with MYOB’s PayGlobal product for over 3 years and leads the New Zealand Account Management team. Lynda is passionate about making business life easier for clients and tailoring solutions that allows them to get the very best from their payroll software. Lynda works closely with the PayGlobal support, product development and consulting teams as the voice of the customer, to help drive the development of client focussed technology solutions.

Vanessa Cuthell, Professional Services Consultant - Enterprise Solutions, MYOB

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Vanessa has worked in Payroll industry for 20+ years, both processing and implementing. She has spent the last 14 years implementing the EXO Payroll product range, and training users and business partners on the products. Vanessa presents our seminars and provides consulting and support to clients from all different industries, helping them understand legislation and their payroll requirements. Vanessa is very passionate about payroll and loves connecting with our clients and finding solutions to their payroll problems.

Hon Todd McClay, Minister of Revenue

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Hon Todd McClay is the Member of Parliament for Rotorua. He was first elected to Parliament in 2008 after winning his seat from the Labour Government with a majority of more than 5,000 votes. In 2011 he was re-elected and increased his majority to more than 7,300 votes.

In June 2013, Mr McClay was appointed Minister of Revenue and Associate Health and following a Cabinet reshuffle that year, he retained the Revenue portfolio and was appointed Associate Minister of Tourism.

In September 2014, Mr McClay was again elected as Member of Parliament for Rotorua with an increased majority of 7,418. Mr McClay was promoted to Cabinet and became Minister of Revenue, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister of Trade.

He is a member of both the Cabinet Economic Growth & Infrastructure Committee and the Cabinet Committee on State Sector Reform & Expenditure Control.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mr McClay owned an international communications and lobbying company in Europe. He has worked in political capacity internationally, in the European Parliament as the Chief of Staff to the Leader of the British Conservative Party and for the Irish Fianna Fail Party.

Chris Mar, , Manager – Strategy and Compliance, Datacom

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Chris has been in the payroll industry for 18 years in his time at Datacom. He has been involved in both small and large scale payroll implementations, sales and account management, through to managing software development teams involved with building and maintaining payroll software.


For the last 4 years Chris has been the business manager for NetPay, Datacom’s small business online payroll including their PAYE Intermediary service and most recently has been appointed Datacom’s Strategy and Compliance Manager partly in recognition of the complexity of payroll legislation that exists now, and that may exist in the not to distant future.

Cecilia Robinson, Special Motivational Speaker

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Cecilia Robinson is an in demand keynote speaker - as an award winning business woman who founded Au Pair Link and My Food Bag - one of the most talked about and fastest growing companies in New Zealand.

Under Cecilia’s and James Robinson's ownership Au Pair Link was an award-winning business, enjoying appearances in the Deloitte Fast 50 (ranked 12th in 2012), Kenexa Best Workplaces (ranked 6th best workplace in 2013) and winning several awards in the HER Business Woman Awards including ‘Best new business’ and ‘Best SME’. James and Cecilia sold the business in late 2014.

Touted as a serial entrepreneur Cecilia founded My Food Bag in March 2013 alongside well-known Masterchef Winner Nadia Lim and Businesswoman Theresa Gattung as well as Group COO James Robinson and Head of Marketing Carlos Bagrie.

Cecilia’s core focus is on the day-to-day running and operation of My Food Bag - including the strategic and operational management of the business. In 2014 Cecilia and James spent 7 months in Australia launching My Food Bag in Sydney and Melbourne.

Most recently Cecilia won the NEXT Business woman of the Year 2014 and EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards (Ernst and Young 2013) and she also won the 'Businesswoman of the Year 2012'. My Food Bag also won the TVNZ Marketing awards and was named the Rising Star by Deloitte.

Cecilia can share her experiences running successful companies, entrepreneurship, work-life balance and much more!

Steve Crump (IRD)

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Over a number of years working for Inland Revenue, Steve Crump has been active with industry groups and businesses through consultation and operational engagement due to tax and legislation changes. During the development of KiwiSaver he worked alongside employers to help minimise their operational compliance costs. For the past 5 years Steve has led IR’s External Provider Relationship team who work closely with payroll, bookkeeper and tax agent groups, software developers and KiwiSaver Scheme Providers.


More recently Steve took up a role in Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation Programme to bring together all of the activities required to successfully implement the proposed changes for customers and third parties.

Alison Taylor (IRD)

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Alison is a Senior Policy Analyst at Inland Revenue. She is helping develop the proposals to modernise the administration of PAYE and GST. Previous roles with Inland Revenue included work to introduce KiwiSaver and to implement the 2011 Student Loans Scheme Act.

 

Earlier in her career Alison was Human Resource Manager for the New Zealand Treasury and for Statistics New Zealand. She has also worked in industrial relations and organisational strategy.

Monique Chasteau, Brainwise Therapy

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Monique Chasteau is the director of Brainwise Therapy and Training, an Auckland based consultancy. She is a counselling professional who also offers biofeedback and brain function assessments. Monique has worked as an educator and counsellor for over 20 years. She comments:" Work, relationship, health and other difficulties are a part of life for all of us. Whether we manage or not is mostly about how we deal with stress." This short workshop will help you understand the stress response and point you in the direction of some strategies to manage stress better.

David jenkins, NZPPA CEO

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David has been involved in payroll for well over 20 years and helped form NZPPA back in 2007.

He loves payroll people and is committed to gaining recognition for the important work payroll professionals do and in getting payroll seen as a profession in New Zealand.


David is the author of the NZPPA Payroll Practice Guide and designs all NZPPA training and resource material along with conducting NZPPA payroll audits and the PayTech AdviceLine.

The conference will run from 9 am to 4 pm on 19 Nov followed by a networking function (5pm to 8pm). The timing for the 20th Nov will from 7.15am to 8.35am (Breakfast event) and the conference programme from 9 am to 3 pm (so attendees from out of town can get flights home).

Free Shuttles from Airport

For out of town delegates NZPPA will provide FREE Shuttles from the airport to the venue on the first day of the conference and on return on the Friday afternoon when the conference ends.

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THIS YEARS CONFERENCE LOCATION

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The conference will be held at the Aotea Centre one of the premier conference venues located in central Auckland.

A flexible multi-purpose convention centre

Opened in 1990, Aotea Centre was designed around specially commissioned works by some of New Zealand's most famous contemporary artists. This emphasis on design, together with large expanses of space bathed in natural day light, make it the ideal location for both business and pleasure.

The building boasts the latest cutting edge technology throughout. All spaces have both wired and wireless connections and rooms can be easily data-linked making the venue ideal for large conventions requiring multiple rooms.

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An impressive skylight provides ample natural light to this area to the Aotea Centre of over 900-square-metres, while the state-of-the-art retractable walls allow the option of partitioning three separate spaces or opening it up to create a larger area.

Venue location:

Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive
Auckland
(09) 309 2677

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Other NZPPA Events happening at conference

We will be running two other NZPPA events during the conference:

National Payroll Week (NPW) (23-27 Nov)
This is our annual celebration to raise awareness of the important work that payroll professionals do in every workplace.

NZPPA Awards (presented at the annual conference)
The annual NZPPA awards: Payroll Practitioner, Payroll Team and Payroll Provider of the Year will be presented on the second day of the conference.

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS

The New Zealand Payroll Practitioners' Association (NZPPA) invites companies, organisations and individuals who are interested in presenting at the 2015 Annual Conference to submit their proposal by the 9 October 2015.

Proposals or questions should be sent by e-mail to NZPPA’s Chief Executive Officer, David Jenkins, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Possible topics of interest:

  • Legislation and Compliance
  • Managing Payroll
  • Compliance HR and Payroll
  • Technology
  • Government
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Employee Relations Management
  • Global Payroll Issues and Trends
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Payroll Best Practices
  • Case Studies linked to the conference theme

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITORS OPPORTUNITIES 2015

As with the previous seven conferences, NZPPA is seeking organisations that want to support the development of payroll professionals in New Zealand. There are a range of sponsorship and exhibitor packages and activities that sponsors can select to support the annual conference.

If you do not know about the New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association already, we were set up in 2007 for the purpose of developing and supporting payroll professionals. We now have 800+ members and are constantly growing, with members in New Zealand, Australia and other countries.

The annual conference is seen as an essential activity because it is an opportunity to have payroll professionals celebrating the essential work they do, networking and learning from each other while building payroll as a profession.

CONFERENCE FEES (all rates are GST exclusive)

NZPPA always tries to provide exceptional value for money at the annual conference and if you want to more than on attendee we can offer additional discounts, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All attendees paying for the two-day conference fee will receive:

  • Gift Pack

  • Access to all conference additional events (networking event 19 Nov and breakfast event 20 Nov)

  • All of out of town attendees can use the FREE airport shuttles available for pick up on the 19 Nov and drop off on the 20 Nov

Conference rates (All Conference rates are GST exclusive):

Rates

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$675.00

Member rate for the two-day conference.

$975.00

Non-member rate for the two-day conference.

One-day conference rates:

Like last year’s conference if you just want to attend one day of the annual conference (you pick which day):

Rates

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$350.00

Member rate for one-day.

$650.00

Non-member rate one-day.

* NZPPA training vouchers cannot be used for the NZPPA conference.

Click here to register