Forbes Audit is a friendly team of qualified accountants. Cynthia Forbes and her team deliver a highly-personalised service to our many happy customers. Because we are a small company, when you partner with Forbes Audit, you deal directly with the accountant handling your audit and accounting requirements. This close working relationship gives you the security of knowing your accounts are being looked after by experts you can trust.
Our audit clients here range from a turnover of $75 K to $100 million. We service privately owned companies, overseas owned companies under the definition of large. Not for Profit entities including small audits to large government-funded organisations. Other compliance audits include Real Estate Trust Account Audits, Private Training Establishments and more recently an audit of compliance with privacy protocols.
Not for Profit Entities
Not for profit entities that we work with range from a turnover of $100,000 to $70 million. Our larger clients value the input we can provide on the development of internal controls and adherence to relevant reporting standards. Our smaller clients who don’t have their own in-house accountant value our assistance in directing them with the reporting requirements now required of Tier 3 and Tier 4 entities. There are a number of templates available for this reporting. Often it is helpful to have an expert from our team to guide through the templates.
These include local companies and companies which have some overseas ownership but are large (turnover of over $10 million). With these clients, we are working with an in-house accountant who prepares the financial statements to the standards required by International Financial Reporting Standards.
These include audits for Real Estate trust accounts, PTE organisations and special assignments such as an audit of data security.
AML Audit Services
The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act 2009 has evolved to include a number of new non-financial businesses or professionals as reporting entities. We have an experienced staff with audit programs developed for lawyers, accountants and real estate agents. Read More about AML Compliance Audits.
Real Estate Trust Account Audits
Forbes Audit has been involved in real estate audits for in excess of 10 years. We have tailored our audit package to meet the Real Estate Agents Authority(“REAA”). This means an efficient and painless audit for you. Read More about Real Estate Trust Account Audits
Compliance Audits for Child Care Centres
The ministry of education requires specialised audits of your special purpose reports. We deal with a number of early learning centres and have systems to deal with these specific reporting requirements. Read More about Compliance Audits for Child Care Centres
Microsoft Vendor Privacy engagements
Microsoft requires specialised audits of vendors handling of customer, partner and employee personal information. We have been involved with the Microsoft Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance Program (SSPA) in Auckland. Read More about Microsoft SSPA Attestation
Callaghan Innovation Grants
A variety of grants for Research and Development Projects funded by the Callaghan Innovation require reviews by a qualified auditor. Forbes has the relevant skills and experience to complete these in a timely manner. Read more about Callaghaninnovation.govt.nz/rd-funding/2021_ProjectGrants.