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New Reporting Standards – Whangarei seminar

We are sending you this news alert because you are the contact point for a registered charity with a Whangarei postal address on the Charities Register.

There has been an overwhelming response to the invitation to attend seminars about the New Reporting Standards this month.

The External Reporting Board (XRB), in conjunction with the Department of Internal Affairs’ Charities Services, is holding these seminars to update registered charities on the new accounting requirements that become mandatory in 2015.

Seminar - 30 October 2014

Due to the high demand from organisations in your area, there will now be an additional seminar in Whangarei on 30 October 2014. Go to the XRB’s website and register for this seminar.

Webinar - 29 October 2014

There will also be a two-hour webinar on Wednesday 29 October at 9am. This is a live web broadcast of the presentation being made at the seminars.

Anyone can register for the webinar on the registration page. Once you are registered you will be able to ask questions during the broadcast.

About the seminars

The free, two-hour seminars are aimed at helping registered charities with annual operating expenditure 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 get ready to apply the Simple Format Reporting Standards next year, and
  • Future opportunities to learn more about the standards and how to apply them.

Further seminars - 2015

We understand that some people will be unable to attend the October seminars. We are 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.

Registration queries

For any queries regarding the seminars, please email the External Reporting Board at enquiries@xrb.govt.nz.