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Event Date 10 April

Need to Know Series - Assurance Update

10 April 2024

Hear directly from the XRB’s Assurance team about what is happening in the audit and assurance space.

 This session will provide an overview of:

The XRB’s strategy and… More

Event Date 13 March

Auditor responsibilities relating to fraud

13 March 2024

The IAASB is putting a spotlight on fraud-related matters with proposed changes to the international auditing standard dealing with fraud in an audit of financial statements.  

In… More

Event Date 28 November

What is the Future of Financial Reporting?

28 November 2023

Wellington School of Business and Government / Ōrauariki and the External Reporting Board (XRB) would like to invite you to a lecture given by the Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board, Dr Andreas Barckow.


Event Date 27 November

Live Q&A with IASB Chair

27 November 2023

We’re delighted to be hosting the Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board, Dr Andreas Barckow in New Zealand.

In this session Andreas will provide an overview of key IASB projects along with insights on the direction of travel for standard setting globally.

This will be followed by a live Q & ‘Ask Andreas’ session. 


Event Date 23 November

Panel discussion and networking event with Dr. Andreas Barckow - Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board

23 November 2023

Dr. Barckow will provide an overview of key IASB projects currently in development, delving into key topics including:

  • Primary Financial Statements
  • Climate-related matters in financial statements and;
  • Intangible Assets.

This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A which will explore the practical challenges and opportunities surrounding these emerging aspects of financial reporting.


Event Date 16 November

Ethics, Independence, and Sustainability Assurance: Navigating the Future

16 November 2023

We’re delighted to be hosting the Sustainability Taskforce Chair of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), Mark Babington in New Zealand.

This will be followed by an important discussion with our panelists on IESBA's developing ethical and independence requirements for sustainability assurance and how this may impact sustainability assurance for practitioners within New Zealand.


Event Date 14 September

Audit of Service Performance Information – Deep Dive

14 September 2023

NZ AS 1 (Revised) The Audit of Service Performance Information was issued in July 2023. Join us on 14 September 2023 as we take you through:

  • the benefits of the revised standard;
  • how to audit service performance information, highlighting key changes from extant NZ AS 1; and
  • what standard to use until the revised standard commences to apply.

Event Date 7 September

Deep Dive - Assurance Engagements over GHG Emissions Disclosures

7 September 2023

The standard for Assurance Engagements over GHG Emissions Disclosures was issued in August 2023.

Join us on 7 September 2023 for a deep dive into the main features of the new standard. The session will cover:  

  • The temporary nature of NZ SAE 1.   
  • The principles-based ethical and quality management requirements 
  • What you should consider before accepting a GHG assurance engagement 
  • The Assurance Conclusion. 

Event Date 23 August

Need to Know Series – Accounting for-profit

23 August 2023

Hear directly from the External Reporting Board's (XRB) Accounting Standards team on what’s happening in the tier 1 and 2 for-profit accounting standards space.   

The session will provide an overview of what’s new and upcoming for tier 1 and 2 for-profits, including: 

  • Recently issued standards 
  • Recent IFRIC Agenda Decisions 
  • Post-implementation review of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers 
  • On the horizon 

Event Date 15 August

Need to Know series - Assurance Update

15 August 2023

Assurance practitioners join our Webinar to learn about audit changes and recent approvals.

This session will help you to prepare for:

  • Service Performance Information
  • Greenhouse Gas Disclosures
  • Amendments to the Code of Ethics

Event Date 18 July

Going Concern - Audit Practitioner Forum

18 July 2023

The IAASB are proposing a number of changes to ISA 570 Going Concern which we are keen to get your feedback on. We are also seeking feedback on proposed New Zealand modifications that reflect New Zealand legal and regulatory arrangements and that amend references to listed entities in the proposed IAASB exposure draft to FMC reporting entities considered to have a higher level of public accountability.


Event Date 29 June

Spotlight on the disclosure of fees paid to audit firms

29 June 2023

The provision of non-audit services by an entity’s audit or review firm is often seen by users as a key indicator of possible threats to auditor or reviewer independence. The XRB has responded to calls for increased transparency and consistency on this information by issuing amending standards.

Join us for a free webinar for an overview of the enhanced disclosure requirements.  Jacco Moison, Head of Audit and Financial Reporting at the FMA, will join the webinar and share his views on this important disclosure.