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Providing information during your audit

During any statutory audit, a significant number of files are transferred from your entity to your audit team. These files contain information about your internal controls and financial and non-financial information to support the contents of your annual report. When your entity provides the full information we need in a timely manner, it helps us, your auditors, to complete your audit as effectively as possible and make sure you get maximum value from your audit.

Our new online portal is specifically built for auditing, and is used by auditing firms around the world. It allows the secure, efficient transfer of files to your audit team through one, easy-to-use platform.

The benefits of our online portal

Your team will be invited to collaborate on one central request list in a shared space where it is easy to see:

  • what has been asked for;
  • who each request is assigned to;
  • what has been uploaded; and when it is due.

The ability to drag and drop files makes it easy to fulfill requests, while real-time status updates keep everyone organised and on the same page.

This means your team has more visibility of the audit process, making it simpler to exchange files with your auditors. It will be easier than ever to:

  • connect with your audit team;
  • assign specific tasks to your own people;
  • track the progress of requests; and
  • exchange information securely.

Security

  • The privacy and security of your data is of the utmost importance to us. Our online portal has been independently audited against international standards, and our own review shows that information is secure in the system.
  • Some of the ways that the privacy and security of the system are ensured include:
  • Access Rights & Permissions: Strict access rights and permissions allows professionals to designate who can see what and when.
  • World-Class Data Centers: Servers are located in state of the art data centres that employ the highest physical security standards.
  • Enterprise Grade Encryption: Data is always automatically encrypted using 256-bit SSL transport protocol.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori Data Sovereignty

We take our responsibilities to respect te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori principles seriously and follow the Principles of Māori Data Sovereignty . If you need further information on this, your Appointed Auditor is here to help.

Introducing our online portal

We are introducing our online portal from March 2021,when we’ll begin a phased roll out. Your Appointed Auditor will advise you when they are ready to use the online portal on your audit.

Need more information?

Please contact your Appointed Auditor if you need more information. They can provide you with more information on the system and security, and update you about the portal’s introduction.

See details of your Appointed Auditor.

Page created: 24 February 2021