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New Reporting Standards – additional seminars in Wellington and Christchurch

We are sending you this news alert because you are the contact person for a registered charity with a Christchurch or Wellington postal address on the Charities Register.

The External Reporting Board (XRB), in conjunction with Charities Services, is running further seminars about the new reporting standards in response to the level of demand for places in the October seminars. 

The purpose of the seminars is to update registered charities on the accounting requirements that become mandatory in 2015. The seminars are a repeat of those run in October and are aimed at charities who did NOT attend the October seminars.

Additional seminars in Christchurch and Wellington

Due to the strong demand for seminars in Christchurch and Wellington, two additional seminars will be held in these centres.

The XRB is managing the registration process for the seminars.

To register, select the relevant session below:

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 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.

Webinar – Monday 8 December

There will also be a two-hour webinar on Monday 8 December at 3pm. This is a live web broadcast of the presentations that are being made at the seminars. Anyone can register for the webinar, and once you are registered you will be able to ask questions during the broadcast.

You can register at the webinar registration page.