Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers

Approved Advisor Group

On behalf of ICNZB, I am pleased to announce that our Association has been granted Approved Advisor Group status with Inland Revenue. 

We are one of only 4 organisations operating in New Zealand to be awarded this status.

The announcement was made live at our recent conference in Christchurch on 29 July 2022 by Cy Lochead, National Leader of Community Compliance for Inland Revenue. 

This milestone follows significant advocacy work by our Immediate Past Vice President Chris Mercer, supported by the Association staff.  The extensive approval process required us to demonstrate that our members are, as well as being the quiet engine room of accounting, representative of a large number of New Zealand taxpayers.

The approval also acknowledges that ICNZB has matured and continues to add more professionalism to the industry.

More information on what this means for members, and the live announcement, can be found at the link below.

Learn more here

Our members will now enjoy the credibility of being able to say they are a member of a Professional Body recognised by Inland Revenue – and this is something we are proud to have been able to achieve on their behalf.



Irene Bennetts


Irene Bennetts

Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers


  • 24 August 2022