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This report brings together what we have learned in recent years about tertiary education institutions’ (TEIs) procurement and contract management processes.

Its purpose is to help TEIs and other public organisations understand “what good looks like” so they can identify and focus on areas that will best improve their practice.

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Model financial statements: Public benefit entities

These model statements are designed to help you provide essential information to the users of your financial statements. The models include our latest thinking on meeting financial reporting and legislative requirements.

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Model financial statements: For profit entities

These model statements use electricity distribution businesses and a licensing trust to show how to report your information.

Good practice resources

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Getting procurement right

This guide for governors and senior managers poses questions and provides some of the indicators that tell us whether your organisation is sourcing goods and services effectively, including managing real or perceived conflicts of interest.

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Effectively managing contracts

Contract management takes place once goods and services have been sourced and delivered. It has a strategic intent of maximising operational and financial performance while minimising risk - which includes managing real or perceived conflicts of interest.

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Good performance reporting

Good performance reporting is critical to trust and confidence in an organisation. These documents provide guidance on topics including annual reports, statements of intent, and performance management.

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Tax matters

As the leading provider of audit services to the public sector, we have an extensive knowledge of public sector tax issues.

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Long-term plans

Having audited long-term plans since 2006, we understand the significant effort that councils invest in their preparation. Our guidance for the 2021-31 plans is relevant for thinking ahead to the 2024-34 plans.

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Asset management

Managing assets well will reduce risk and provide better value for money. These documents provide guidance on planning for your assets to be managed effectively and efficiently.

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Importance of a good relationship

Whangārei District Council successfully re-engineered its annual report process. It meant taking a step back, getting out of the detail, and questioning the way it was doing things – not just within the finance department, but throughout the council. A big contributor to its success was the relationship with Audit New Zealand...

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We have a wealth of resources designed to help you prepare for your auditors, including a toolbox of "how to" videos, checklists, questionnaires, and other resources.

You can download lots of the documents so you can customise them for your organisation.

Covid-19 and your audit

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Watch this webinar

Our Executive Director and Head of Accounting join an online panel hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and the External Reporting Board. They discuss the effects of Covid-19 and the economic recovery on financial reporting and audit in the public sector.

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Revaluations and investment property

We prepared some guidance for preparers of financial statements on the implications of the Covid-19 response, for revaluations of property, plant and equipment and for investment property.

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Performance reporting

We've also prepared guidance about the implications of Covid-19 responses for service performance reporting.

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Client information updates

Each year (barring pandemics), we organise sessions for our clients to provide updates about the latest thinking in reporting, auditing, and other topics of value for the public sector.  

Our aim is to provide knowledge, expertise, and insights designed to respond to the needs of governors (including audit and risk committees, mayors, councillors, and board members) and senior managers.

The updates also include more technical, detailed advice for professionals involved with reporting.

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