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Auditing - things you need to know

Auditing - things you need to know
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Lawyers who advise companies and not-for-profits will be aware of annual reports, financial statements, and the role of audit committees, but the dynamics of the audit process will be less familiar to many.

This webinar will give a practical understanding of the audit and assurance environment, its interface with legislation and corporate governance practice, and how auditors do their work. It will also cover a number of important international and local developments in the area of financial reporting and accountability, including the emergence of new forms of extended or integrated reporting, and their impact of on governance in both the for-profit and NFP sectors.

So, why is this important to you?

Lawyers involved with the drafting of audit provisions in constitutions, deeds, and incorporated society rules need to understand the implications of recent legislative changes for precedents and drafting practice. More broadly, in-house and external lawyers need to be aware of the changing accountability and assurance landscape and its implications for governance and accountability.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will:

  • Understand the assurance process and its link to legislative requirements.
  • Understand the broader reporting and accountability landscape and what emerging forms of reporting means for lawyers.
  • Be aware of opportunities for enhanced advice on governance matters.

Who should attend

All general practitioners, company/commercial, NFP and charitable. In-house lawyers (public and private sector).

Materials / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is now available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.

  • Hardcopy or PDF: no extra charge 
  • Both Hardcopy AND PDF: + $30


  • Robert Buchanan, Robert Buchanan Public Law and Governance, Wellington
  • Craig Fisher FCA, RSM, Auckland

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Wednesday 6 June 2018

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 7 June
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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