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Parish Accounting Newsletter
October 2020
October 2020
This newsletter includes information on the Covid-19 wage subsidy and GST on property sale. 

The newsletter also features articles on the bank accounts and upcoming Parish seminars.

We also profile our Parish Accountant Lily Liang.
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Parish Accounting Newsletter
Quarter 3, 2019 Update
September 2019
This newsletter includes information on Approval of Payments and Delegated Authorities. 

The newsletter also features articles on the Data Analytics for Finance Conference and Social Media Controls.

We also profile our Parish Accountant Udeshika Kiriwaththudawage.
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Parish Accounting Newsletter
Quarter 2, 2019 Update
May 2019
This newsletter includes information on our Parish Open Day on 26th June 2019. 

The newsletter also features articles on the 2019 Charities Conference and Special Fund Reporting .

We also profile our Financial Services Manager, Grace Sun.
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Parish Accounting Newsletter Quarter 1, 2019 Update
February 2019
This newsletter includes articles on a new taxation bill introduced on 28 June 2018 as well as a public consultation for the Charities Act review.
The newsletter also features articles on annual financial statements and insurance premiums.

We also profile one of our Parish Accountants, Mandy Wan.
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Accounting Ministry Roadshows
November 2018
We would like to invite you to our  Ministry Accounting Roadshows where we will cover the following topics:

  • The Budgeting process, how we can assist and evaluate your budget

  • The 2018 Annual Financial Statements process and time frames

  • Monthly Reporting: a flexible approach

  • GST on events organised by ministry units

  • Payments taxed at source

We will be visiting the following locations:

Christ Church, Whangarei; 
Friday 23rd November 12.30 - 2pm

St Peter’s Takapuna; 
Tuesday 27th November 12.30 - 2pm

Massey Anglican Church; 
Wednesday 28th November 12.30 - 2pm

Anglican Parish of Thames; 
Friday 30th November 12.30 - 2pm

St Mark’s Remuera; 
Wednesday 5th December 12.30 - 2pm 

All Saints, Howick;
Thursday 6th December 12.30 - 2pm 

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Parish Accounting Newsletter
Quarter 3, 2018 Update
September 2018
This newsletter includes articles on recent fraudulent activity in respect to fake supplier invoices as well as tailoring monthly reports.

The newsletter also features an article on some recent clear guidance published by IRD in respect of honoraria, koha and payment to volunteers.

We also profile one of our Parish Accountants, Angela Chen
 “Artificial Intelligence”
The Future of Finance and Accounting? 
May 2018

Since the creation of double entry bookkeeping 500 years ago, which was considered one of the greatest advances in the history of business, the accounting profession has not seen much innovation. However, the world of accounting is just the latest in a number of industries affected by the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

AI has created a tsunami of innovation and that innovation has increasingly impacted on the accounting industry. So here are our views on the future of AI as it pertains to the accounting industry.

Show Me The Money
March 2018

You may remember Cuba Gooding Jr.’s immortal line from the movie Jerry Maguire, “Show me the money!” Well, that’s what financial statements do. They show you the money. They show you where your Trust’s money came from, where it went, and where it is now.


Financial statements tell the money story of your Trust – what it has been doing and what it has to carry it into the future.



There are three main financial statements:


  • Balance Sheet

  • Profit and Loss or Income Statement

  • Cash-Flow

Profile: Anne Edwards 
March 2018

Anne Edwards, Trust Management’s General Manager of Finance, believes her thirst for knowledge, attention to detail and passion for the stories numbers tell are the traits that allow her to excel at her job.


A newer member of the Trust Management family, Anne came to the company in 2015 with an impressive career background. With almost 30 years in the industry, she spent nearly half of her career as Associate Director at UBS New Zealand and has served a plethora of respected and well-known clientele.

Property Fund Newsletter
Accounting for Donated Goods and Services
April 2016

For all financial periods starting on or after  1st April 2015, Tier 1 and 2 Charities (mainly large and medium size charities) will need to apply the new “not for profit” accounting standards.

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Trust Management Appoints Anne Edwards
April 2015

We are pleased to advise that Anne Edwards has been appointed to the role of General Manager Finance following Shane Coward’s shift into the role of General Manager of the business.


Anne joins us from the New Zealand offices of Swiss bank, UBS where she was Associate Director for the past 13 years. Prior to UBS, Anne was an Audit Manager for PWC both in New Zealand and the UK.

Government Audits of Charitable Trusts
Government Changes Tune on Charity Audits
February 2013

In our view there has been a change in tone in the latest MED proposal, and quite rightly so. The initial proposal was largely upon the unfounded premise that audits will reduce instances of fraud within the charitable sector. 


So does the new MED proposal hit the mark? Read more to understand our view.

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New Accounting Standards Framework for Charities
October 2012

​​There are a number of changes occurring in tandem at present.

The Ministry for Economic Development (“MED”) is considering amendments to require charities of a certain size to have mandatory audits undertaken. See our below for our submission to the MED.

The Financial Reporting Act 1993 is also being reviewed, and the Financial Reporting Bill 2012 has been introduced. This Bill if passed would require registered charities to prepare General Purpose Financial Reports (“GPFRs”).

The External Reporting Board (“XRB”) is also introducing a new set of accounting standards and framework for Public Benefit Entities (“PBE’s”). 

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Proposed Changes to Charities Audit Requirements Miss the Mark
Shane Coward, August 2012

In April 2012, the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) published a discussion paper proposing important changes to the way in which charities are audited.

Trust Management made a submission on the proposal as we felt there were a number of areas where the MED had missed the mark.

To find out our views on the proposal click on the link below.