Jay Changlani

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Jay is a Chartered Accountant and a Director of Accounts Icon, Chartered Accounting firm based in Wellington, Auckland and India. Jay has over 12 years of Accounting, forensic accounting and tax experience. Some of his previous roles includes, Tax Manager at Grant Thornton and Crowe Horwath (WHK), Tax Investigator at the IRD, Insolvency Manager/ Forensic Accountant at McDonald Vague, and Financial Accountant at Flight Centre.

Jay specializes in International and domestic tax. He provides a wide range of tax technical advice across all tax types. Jay has a wide range of experience and has a broad understanding of tax regimes. The majority of his work involves providing technical tax advice, setting up tax efficient structures, Tax planning, International tax and managing IRD disputes.

He has a particular interest in tax due diligence, IRD disputes and International Tax. Specifically, Jay has several years of experience in Foreign Investment Funds (FIF) (listed and unlisted foreign equity and PIEs, Financial Arrangements such as foreign bonds, foreign currency etc. He was selected as one of the 40 young aspiring tax policy leaders in NZ that discussed and debated global tax policy issues with the deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s fiscal affairs department.

He regularly presents and writes tax articles in the local newspaper covering various business aspects. He is a member of BNI (Business Network Group), Lower Hutt Chamber of Commerce. He was part of the Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) Chartered Accountants Leadership Team and the IRD Tax Liaison Group until 2013.

Jay is a India New Zealand Business Council Wellington Chapter (INZBC) Head. He is a Past Treasurer and Executive Member in the Board at Wellington Indian Association.

Outside work Jay enjoys spending time with his family, playing cricket and meditation. He works closely with the International Managers and supports Indian migrant students to settle in NZ.