NZPPA 16th Annual Payroll Conference, 8th December, Auckland

Be part of the largest payroll conference in New Zealand.

Important – Conference Update

With the dust still settling from the election we will not be publishing a complete conference programme until 2 weeks before the conference as we want to get speakers from the new government to participate in this year’s conference.

We will be publishing all other speakers but leaving a couple of slots open for this so once we know more about the new government and who are the key Ministers (that impact the work we do in payroll), we can invite them to be involved.

Even if we can’t get all the speakers we want to hear from (key Ministers from the new government), we have backup speakers to take their place so we will still have a full dynamic lineup for this year’s conference.

This year’s conference theme – I LOVE PAYROLL!

This year’s conference theme should be close to your heart as you would not be in payroll if you did not enjoy the ongoing professional challenges our demanding profession provides every day.

Here are just some of the reasons that keep YOU coming back to do your job as a payroll professional every day to ensure your employees are paid!


  1. Precision and Accuracy:

Payroll requires meticulous attention to detail. Payroll Professionals enjoy working with numbers and ensuring precision.  This can be a very satisfying task and provides a real sense of accomplishment in getting all the calculations right.

  1. Direct Impact on People:

Payroll professionals ensure that employees are paid accurately and on time. This has a direct impact on people’s lives, helping them meet their financial obligations and providing for their families. Knowing that your work directly contributes to the well-being of others is incredibly rewarding.

  1. Problem Solving:

Payroll can involve complex calculations and interpretation and application of tax and employment law. Figuring out these challenges and solving payroll-related problems can be professionally rewarding for those who enjoy problem-solving.

  1. Compliance with legislation:

Payroll needs to stay updated with ongoing changes to tax and employment law. For payroll professionals who enjoy keeping up to date with legal requirements and ensuring compliance, payroll can be a fulfilling field.

  1. Continuous Learning:

Payroll is a field that’s always evolving. There are always new technologies, software, and legislation to learn about. Driving your professional development offers a constant learning curve for a payroll professional.

  1. Team Collaboration:

Payroll involves close collaboration within the payroll team (if you are part of one) or being a payroll champion as a sole charge payroll practitioner.  Payroll in any form works alongside internal stakeholders such as HR, finance, and other departments and this fosters a sense of teamwork and community within the organisation.

  1. Job Stability:

Payroll is a critical and fundamental aspect of any business. If there are employees, there will be a need for payroll professionals. Job stability can be a significant factor for many people.

  1. Diverse Roles:

Payroll isn’t just about numbers; it also involves communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and customer service. The diversity of roles within the payroll field means there are various aspects to enjoy and excel in.

  1. Career Progression:

With experience and expertise, individuals in the payroll profession have the flexibility to move in a range of directions to develop their payroll career.  Payroll can also allow an individual to stay at a level of payroll without having to move or develop further because that is the part of payroll they enjoy.

Ultimately, loving payroll comes down to finding satisfaction in the details, the impact on people’s lives, the continuous learning, and the sense of purpose that comes from ensuring the financial well-being of an organisation and its employees.

Platinum Sponsor

Datacom is Australasia’s largest homegrown tech company. We proudly bring together technology and expertise to deliver sustainable payroll solutions for some of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most successful corporations.

We have in-depth knowledge of local legislation so you can be assured that your business is kept safe and compliant when changes occur. Your people are pivotal to your business, and ensuring they’re securely paid on time, time is critical to ensuring they know they’re valued. Our solutions protect and optimise the processes that enable this.

We have the ability to scale to meet your needs, and you can choose to manage and process your own payroll or outsource to one of our specialist teams. With our dedicated local experts at the helm, you can be assured you won’t miss a beat when it comes to a change in your business. Instead, you can focus on making a positive impact.

Silver Sponsor

Employment Hero is the smarter way to manage HR, people, payroll, and productivity. Designed for NZ SMEs, accountants, and bookkeepers, Employment Hero services over 200,000 businesses and collectively manages more than 1 million employees across New Zealand and globally. Our customers tell us that we save 80% of their administration time by automating manual tasks and auto-populating data across the platform. Learn more.

NZPPA Payroll Excellence Awards 2023

Once again, we will be celebrating our payroll heroes with the NZPPA Payroll Excellence Awards 2023. More to come…


This year’s conference venue is located in the Auckland CBD at the Crowne Plaza (128 Albert Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland)




An award-winning vocalist with a penchant for musical theatre, Luke is a trained comedic actor and opera singer with an infectious chirpy, and witty sense of humour!

Luke has a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts and his diversity, passion, and flare for entertaining have seen him take on a variety of roles from the exuberant Widow Twankey in Aladdin to singing alongside New Zealand’s finest with Opera North.



Kristy von Minden is an accredited Mindfulness teacher with a special interest in the Neuroscience of wellbeing.

An experienced facilitator and keynote speaker, Kristy is invited regularly to speak at large industry events where she advocates for human sustainability and gets us thinking about new ways to understand and look after our mental wellbeing. She also works with some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, including ASB, Sony, Yellow, HSBC, Callaghan Innovation, William Buck and more, supporting them with their wellness programmes to reduce stress in order to enhance health, happiness, and performance.


Cost for this year’s conference

The NZPPA conference has always been value to money while still being a premier event. As stated, this is a limited-seat event so book ASAP.

All in-person attendees will also receive a conference gift.

In-person conference cost (Early bird rate, up until 10 Nov):

  • NZPPA members: $450 + GST
  • NZPPA non-members: $650 + GST

After the 10 Nov:

  • NZPPA members: $550 + GST
  • NZPPA non-members: $750 + GST

To book click here

*If you book 2 or more attendees on this event, we can offer 25% off for the 2nd attendee onwards, just email: [email protected]

Live Stream conference cost (Early bird rate, up until 10 Nov):

  • NZPPA members: $250 + GST
  • NZPPA non-members: $450 + GST

After the 10 Nov:

  • NZPPA members: $350 + GST
  • NZPPA non-members: $550 + GST

To book, click here

*If you book 2 or more attendees on this event, we can offer 25% off for the 2nd attendee onwards, just email: [email protected]