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Chief Accounting Advisor - New Zealand Treasury
Ken has been heavily involved in the development of generally accepted accounting practice in New Zealand and internationally. He is a fellow chartered accountant, and a member of the IFRS Advisory Council. Previously he was a member of the NZ’s Financial Reporting Standards Board, and chaired its Conversion Working Group that initially developed the first set of NZ IFRS, NZ’s External Reporting Board, where he worked on the development of New Zealand’s Accounting Standard’s Framework, and the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board, the body that develops International Public Sector Accounting Standards
He has represented New Zealand at a number of international accounting forums including Financial Management and OECD symposiums.
Ken Warren is the New Zealand Treasury’s Chief Accounting Advisor, in which role he co-ordinates and provides advice on the Government’s accounting policies and practices, and accountability matters. In addition he has responsibility for championing high quality policy advice on risk and resilience.
Ken joined the New Zealand Treasury in 1990 to manage the preparation of the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand (including the preparation of the first audited balance sheet for the New Zealand Government). Previously, he had nine years auditing experience in both the private and public sectors. This included three years auditing experience in London with Arthur Young (the forerunner firm to Ernst Young)