New Zealand Management Accounting Conference 2021 (NZMAC)

Registration fee – NZ$250
Staff, Postgraduate students
Event type
Accountancy & Finance

The New Zealand Management Accounting Conference (NZMAC) is NZ 's premier accounting conference showcasing the latest thinking in management accounting theory and practice.

This two-day event features industry and academic-leading keynote speakers, original paper presentations, topical panel discussions, and interactive workshops.

Whether you are an experienced practitioner, a seasoned academic or a newly budding PhD student, be sure to mark 15–16 November 2021 in your calendars and come join us in New Zealand's iconic and picturesque Queenstown for the 15th Annual NZMAC.

Monday 15 November, 10am–5pm (Conference dinner 7pm)
Tuesday 16 November, 9am–12:30pm

Programme and general information

NZMAC 2021 Welcome and Programme (PDF)


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Keynote speakers

Mr Paddy Cribb

Finance Manager, Queenstown-Lakes District Council

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Paddy is the Finance Manager at QLDC. The role requires being proactive in analysing the numbers, noting the story they are telling, and relaying this information across the business.

Paddy qualified as a CA with Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand in 2003, after which he embarked on a seven-year OE. He worked in Melbourne, London, Dublin and Edinburgh on various job assignments with General Motors, BBC Worldwide and Bank of Scotland/Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to joining QLDC, Paddy spent six years at KiwiRail working in finance, change management and contract management functions. He finds his diverse work experience, especially the head office components of this experience, has served to hone his ability to tell the “fuller story” and thereby help organisations make better decisions.

Outside work, Paddy is still a numbers person. He has four boys under the age of six and is himself an endurance sport competitor, who knows the importance of training with numbers.

Professor Ken Merchant

Emeritus Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair in Accountancy at USC

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Kenneth Merchant is an expert in management accounting, management control systems, and corporate governance. He has published in many journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Marketing, and Management Science. He has received numerous awards, including five Notable Contributions to Research awards from the American Accounting Association, two for lifetime contributions to the field. He also received an honorary doctorate from the Turku School of Economics (Finland) in 2010. Professor Merchant served as Dean of the Leventhal School of Accounting from 1994 to 2001. Before joining USC, he taught at Harvard Business School and UC-Berkeley.


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