Business student investigating tax issues

15 December 2014 A University of Canterbury postgraduate business student is investigating tax issues in the United States so the knowledge gained from her study can help inform tax policy. (read article)

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Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.

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Seasons Greetings

ACIS extends its warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year. The office will be closed from 4pm on Tuesday 23 December and re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.

Human Rights in the Pacific

The College of Business and Law, along with the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), collaborated with Massey University to run a Pacific Human Rights conference in Auckland. The conference's business breakfast was sponsored by the School of Business and Economics and brought together over 70 businesses leaders and policy makers with commercial and social entrepreneurship interests in the Pacific. Staff from the College joined other experts in the field of Pacific development to exchange examples of best practice relating to economic development, in order to foster further investment in the region with sustainable development in mind. Associate Professor Annick Masselot says integrating human rights into sustainable development continues to be a topical issue in the Pacific and in Aotearoa. UC researchers and students also presented their work at the conference (see photos on the Conference Facebook page and read more)

Cost of tax compliance higher than expected

Professor Adrian Sawyer has released the findings of a recent survey of small to medium New Zealand businesses carried out in with Auckland senior tax lecturer Dr Ranjana Gupta. Their study found the overall costs of compliance for small to medium businesses is higher than the most recent published study undertaken by the Inland Revenue Department, showing some small businesses are not taking full advantage of the limited tax concessions (read more)

Businesses need to plan better to recover from disasters

University of Canterbury resilience researcher Dr John Vargo will give a key talk to a landmark emergency management study visit on campus next week by Charles Sturt University students from Australia. Twenty-one distance students will spend a week on campus learning the lessons of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Speakers include former Christchurch mayor Sir Bob Parker, Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Christchurch lawyer Nigel Hampton QC, Marsden Fund recipient Professor Deak Helton and Professor Jeremy Finn (read more)

Petrol business owners docking workers wages

Reports in recent days have suggested some petrol stations were docking the wages of attendants if customers drove off without paying for gas during their shift, charging the employee for the price of the stolen petrol. Associate Professor Annick Masselot says the practice is neither acceptable or legal (read more)

Fast-track your professional career with a Master's qualification

Our new 180 point Master of Commerce can be completed in one calendar year and offers an internationally recognised, advanced degree. Study can be full-time or part-time. For students following the NZICA Chartered Accountants programme, study in the Honours or Masters programme can count as one year of professional experience (read more)

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2014 NZICA Academic Requirements

2014 Academic Requirements for students at University of Canterbury who wish to become a Chartered Accountant (CA), Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), Accounting Technician (AT). Download PDF