Category Archives: Audits and Finance

Donee organisations and application of funds overseas

Until now, non-profit organisations which have donee status with the IRD (where receipts for donations made to the organisation can be claimed for tax credits) have been permitted to expend up to 50% of their funds overseas. (Some organisations such … Continue reading

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Do YOU spam?

Following some suggestions and requests, Not-for-profit recently commenced a monthly newsletter.  One of the questions that we asked was how widely we should go in adding email addresses to the distribution.  We get a large amount of spam and know how … Continue reading

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Workshops, Seminars, Other training, & Events

EVENTS Free security event for NPOs, charities and small businesses. (Wellington, 22 November 2017) <Details and to register> MEETINGS, MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS (Governance NZ, half-day workshop) – 22 November 2017  CAANZ Not For Profit Special Interest Group Event: Tax and not-for-profits – … Continue reading

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Free Accounting Mentoring

In a recent update, ANCAD (Auckland North Community and Development), advise that in partnership with the School of Accountancy at Massey University, ANCAD is developing a new FREE initiative to support local charities and other not-for-profit organisations in Auckland with their … Continue reading

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Global Trends in Giving Report

The 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is now available. The first edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report is now available.  Stated as being “An annual report that examines the impact of technology, gender, generation, and ideology upon … Continue reading

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Free accounting assistance for registered charities in your area

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Charities Services webinar: Introduction to the Statement of Service Performance

“The Statement of Service Performance is a non-financial statement required under the new financial reporting standards and it’s important that you know how to use it well. In this webinar we will explain: ·         how to make the Statement of Service Performance work for your charity; ·         what outputs … Continue reading

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How are Charities going with the New Accounting Requirements?

Craig Fisher, RSM Chairman, is a frequent commentator on non-profit matters. Following recent comment from DIA Charities and others about how NZ not for profits are coping with the new standards, Craig has provided a detailed and though-provoking comment. Entitled … Continue reading

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Reporting Standards for Registered NZ Charities

Registered NZ Charities must render an Annual Report to DIA Charities Services including a return and financial statements.  New financial reporting standards with which NZ Registered Charities must comply in making their Annual Report came into effect on 1 April … Continue reading

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Beyond the Sausage Sizzle: Five Fundraising Tips For Kiwi Charities

“One of the best things about New Zealand is the generosity and egalitarian spirit of our people.  New Zealand is the second most charitable country in the world, according to a recent report by the Charities Aid Foundation.  Around 400,000 New … Continue reading

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Concerned about complying with new XRB Accounting standards?

(Submitted Content) With the recent introduction of accounting standards by the XRB many Not for Profits may be struggling to comply and the end of the financial year is fast approaching. As a proud sponsor of Mercy Ships NZ,  Inspired … Continue reading

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Opportunity Shops – New Accounting Standards …

RSM Hayes Audit have recently published an article looking at some of the accounting complexities that organisations running Opportunity Shops may experience under the new Financial Reporting Standards. How do you account for donated goods under the new standard? Using the … Continue reading

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