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New Reporting Standards – additional seminars

There was an overwhelming response to the invitation to attend seminars about the New Reporting Standards in October. Due to the strong demand, the External Reporting Board (XRB), in conjunction with Charities Services, will be running a further series of seminars in December to update Registered Charities on the accounting requirements that become mandatory in 2015.

These further seminars will be held in Gisborne, Wanganui, Invercargill, Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

The seminars are a repeat of those run in October and are aimed at Registered Charities who did NOT attend the October seminars.

About the seminars

The free, two-hour seminars are aimed at helping Registered Charities with annual operating expenditure of less than $2 million. The seminars include:

  • The new legislative requirements for registered charities to follow, XRB Accounting Standards, from 1 April 2015
  • An overview of the Simple Format Reporting Standards
  • How the final standards differ from the proposed standards as a result of consultation with the sector during 2013 (which was the focus of the last seminar series)
  • What charities need to do now to prepare for the Simple Format Reporting Standards next year, and
  • Future opportunities to learn more about the standards and how to apply them.

The XRB is managing the registration process for these seminars. Go to the XRB’s website and register for a seminar.

Further seminars – 2015

We understand that some people will be unable to attend the December seminars. Charities Services is running another series of seminars commencing in March next year, and these will be held right across New Zealand. All Registered Charities will be invited to these seminars.


Go to the XRB’s website and register for a seminar.