School of Accounting and Commercial Law


Listed below are forthcoming events either hosted by the School of Accounting and Commercial Law (SACL) or the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research (CAGTR) or the Chair in Public Finance.

Not for Profit Seminar 3 - Accounting, governance and charities' registration issues

Date: 27 August 2014

Time: 8.15 am

Venue: VUW, Government Buildings, Lecture Theatre 1, 15 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Registered Charities must comply with the new reporting requirements under the Charities Act from 1 April 2015. Many organisations are reviewing their governance structures and the form of their charity registration in light of the new reporting requirements in order to ensure that these structures and arrangements fit well with their mission and that the ensuing reporting is relevant to all their stakeholders. In this seminar you will be given an update on the new requirements and hear from representatives of three organisations who are responding to the change in different ways.

This seminar will cover:

  • The options, merits and drawbacks of single and group registrations with DIA Charities
  • Challenges in developing an appropriate structure that meets members’ needs – and tips on how to overcome these
  • Getting ready for the expected audit requirements as part of the structural and registration reconsiderations
  • Evaluating discretionary and non-discretionary costs and options in developing costing systems to meet the structure of your organisation

A copy of the Programme is available here.

To register (cost $60 excl GST) please do so here

Keynote Speakers:

Carolyn Cordery, Member, NZ Accounting Standards Board

Carolyn Fowler, Senior Lecturer, School of Accounting and Commercial Law, VBS

Marlies Frew, Business Services Manager, Scouts NZ

Dave Henderson, Coordinator, ANGOA

Lesa Kalapu, General Manager, Charities, Department of Internal Affairs

Peter van Hout, Financial Services Manager, Methodist Church of New Zealand

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