Serving the community at Auckland Theatre Company

Learn about our work with Auckland Theatre Company and how we have helped them through the pandemic and with their Statement of Service Performance by watching our video:

Shared values, strong relationships

At BDO we understand the huge contribution that the Not-for-Profit sector and charitable organisations contribute to the New Zealand economy.  We know that Not-for-Profit organisations are founded upon strong relations – a value that BDO shares and is known for. Our people understand the importance of Not-for-Profits and Charities and we have empowered all of our offices to be the local leading experts in this sector. We have spent a considerable amount of resources training our people to understand the characteristics of the Not-for-Profit sector including its unique accounting requirements.

We are acknowledged as leading experts in auditing Not-for-Profits and Charities and have developed templates for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Charities, as well as Statements on a Page (SOAP’s) which are used throughout the sector to demystify accounting standards. 

We aim to support the sector that does so much to support New Zealand communities. One of the key ways we can do this is by sharing our information and resources with sector participants across New Zealand. 

Understanding the Incorporated Societies Act 2022

The new Incorporated Societies Act 2022 is now in force, and existing incorporated societies must re-register under the 2022 Act before 5 April 2026 to remain as an incorporated society. Find out what this means in our two articles below.

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Audits and services for not for profit and charities

At BDO we recognise that Not-for-Profit is for the benefit of communities and does not mean that they can receive second rate services. Our Not-for-Profits and Charities clients advocate for us on a regular basis due to the exceptional client service which they receive. Throughout New Zealand and internationally through the BDO network, we represent a large number of Not-for-Profit organisations. This gives us a genuine appreciation of the issues you face.
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How BDO can help

Audit and assurance for charity and not-for-profit

Armed with experience and the BDO approach to audit, we are ready to add value to your business.  We have one of New Zealand’s largest dedicated audit teams and access to a network of experts around the world in over 100 countries.

Accounting and Advisory services for charity and not-for-profit

Do you need assistance with aspects of your accounting function?  Whether it be monthly or annual reporting, vCFO services, forecasts, budgets or cashflows or Governance support, let our BDO advisory teams tailor a service that works for your organisation.

GST Reviews for charity and not-for-profit

We all know that GST is a value added consumption tax generally imposed at 15% on the supply of goods and services.  But there's plenty more to know about GST. BDO can not only ensure that your system for collecting and recording the required GST information is efficient and robust, but help you prepare and file your GST returns.

Payroll training and tax review for charity and not-for-profit

BDO's team of employment tax specialists can provide tailored advice and services across a range of wider employment tax issues. We can assist with a review of your payroll and fringe benefits to ensure you are managing your compliance. We're happy to review any part of your tax arrangements as a stand-alone exercise or as part of a wider corporate tax health check.

Software assistance for charity and not-for-profit

BDO has expertise in cloud-based accounting systems, in particular Xero. Many businesses are looking to improve productivity quickly without moving onto more complex ERP systems. BDO specialises in a range of Xero add-on software products to help you achieve this.

Risk management for charity and not-for-profit

Risk management is the integration of culture, systems and processes of a business to identify and manage risk. BDO can help implement this to you, help make decisions, support business objectives and prevent loss, damage or harm to the business.

Training for charity and not-for-profit

Should you need guidance BDO has a wide range of resources such as online materials, examples, Xero workshops and our in-house colour accounting workshops, covering a range of levels from beginner to expert to help develop your financial skills.

Fraud Prevention for charity and not-for-profit

While New Zealand is relatively corruption free, fraud still occurs in many organisations. The BDO Forensic Services team can provide help to investigate fraud and corruption, trace and recover assets, establish liability and mitigate the impact of financial and economic crime.

Forensic reviews for charity and not-for-profit

We provide forensic accounting services to many organisations (large and small), their counsel and their stakeholders. We conduct forensic analysis of books and records and computer forensics. When required we can also provide expert witness testimony.

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Our Not-for-Profit business advisers have strong relationships with the sector, and are there on the ground working with you every day. Reach out to someone from our team here, or fill out the form below to see how we can help you and your business. 

Our National Not-for-Profit sector leader

Matt Coulter | BDO Auckland

Matt Coulter

Audit & Assurance Partner, Technical Director - Assurance for BDO New Zealand, National Not-for-Profit Sector Leader