Pacific Talanoa - what you need to know about the new financial reporting standards

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Pacific Talanoa - what you need to know about the new financial reporting standards

We’re hosting a seminar for our Pacific communities about the new financial reporting standards

Pacific Talanoa - Funding Fono 
"Understanding funding and the New
Financial Reporting Standards for Charities"

Foundation North is hosting a seminar presenting funding opportunities for community organisations and projects, with guest speakers from RSM NZ and Charities Services Department of Internal Affairs.

There will also be information stalls with staff available for a chat at any time.

When: Friday 10 March 2017, 12.30pm - 4.00pm 
Where: Fale o Samoa, 141 Bader Drive Mangere

Light refreshments will be available from 12.30pm

Some questions you might have:

  • We are currently being supported by Foundation North, how can we progress to being key partners?
  • What can we do to increase our applications’ success rate?
  • As Charities, how do we report using the new financial reporting standards?
  • What are some common mistakes groups make when providing their financials in an application?

1.00pm – 2pm

Welcome and Introductions:

             Peter Stowers - Foundation North Advisor - Pacific Communities
             Raewynne Jacobs - Foundation North Funding Programme Manager 

2.00pm - 3.30pm
Overview of the Charities Register:

Specifics of Pacifica charities in NZ, benefits and obligations of being a Charity
Francesca Ephraim - Charities Services Department of Internal Affairs

Basics of the new Financial Reporting Standards
             Wayne Tukiri, RSM NZ

Common errors we see in performance reports
             Julia Fletcher, Charities Services Department of Internal Affairs


Discussion and questions over light meal and refreshments

If you would like more information about the Pacific Talanoa, please contact us on 09-360 0291 or email 

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