Inland Revenue picks CPA Programme

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has joined a fast-growing graduate recruitment programme run by global accounting body CPA Australia.

CPA Australia’s ‘Recognised Employer Program’ connects the country’s top accounting graduates with employers. Once they have hired the graduates, the employers sponsor and support them on their career paths to becoming a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) – a globally-recognised accounting qualification aimed at developing strategic business leaders.

We are delighted to welcome IRD to our ‘Recognised Employer Program.’ Through partnering with us, IRD can now offer a choice of professional designation to New Zealand’s best accounting talent, which will make them even more attractive as a potential employer.

IRD Chief Financial Officer Giles Southwell said, “With our Department becoming a recognised employer for CPA Australia, this offers an alternative career and development path for people who work in our organisation.”

Other significant New Zealand employers participating in the Program include Grant Thornton New Zealand, KPMG New Zealand, Cisco, DHL and AIA.

David Jenkins is Country Manager New Zealand of CPA Australia based in Auckland.

CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, representing more than 144,000 finance, accounting and business professionals in 127 countries. With a proud 126-year history, CPA offers its members education, training and technical support, with an emphasis on rewarding career pathways for top accounting graduates. CPA Australia is the Sponsor of the ‘Best Accountant of the Year’ Category of the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2013.

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