• Register
Return to: Home > News > Regulation > NZICA issues revised Code of Ethics

NZICA issues revised Code of Ethics

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) has issued a revised Code of Ethics and made amendments to its professional engagement standards.

The revision tends to align NZICA's Code of Ethics with the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board's rules, effective from 1 January 2014.

The International Federation of Accountants' Code forms the basis of the revisions, along with New Zealand-specific additions and will substitute the current 'Code of Ethics: Independence in Assurance Engagements'.

NZICA said firms will not be forced to make significant systems changes following the introduction of the code but recommended reviewing their quality control procedures in anticipation of the new code, which may require it.

According to the institute, the current code uses a rule and applications guidance approach whereas the new one will use a threats and safeguards model.

Related link

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

Top Content

    Addressing tax challenges and the digitisation of the economy

    As the economy becomes even more globalised through digital sources, the tax systems currently in place need to be scrutinised to examine whether they are still fit for current and emerging business models. Joe Pickard reports on the OECD’s approach to this issue.

    read more

    Primary financial statements: a game changer in reporting?

    International Accounting Standards Board chair Hans Hoogervorst delivered a speech at the Seminario International sobre NIIF y NIF, organised by the Consejo Mexicano de Normas de Información Financiera in Mexico. The Accountant presents the highlights.

    read more

    FASB readies standards for the netflix generation

    The US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has updated its accounting standard for entertainment, with a specific eye on keeping up to date with how episodic content, such as television programmes, is consumed in the modern world. Jonathan Minter reports.

    read more

    Brexit: why it takes two to tango

    Former TA editor Vincent Huck, now editor of Insurance Asset Risk, looks at why Brexit might unleash geopolitical intrigue in Europe’s accounting standard-setting scene – and why IFRS 17 will be an incredible source of opportunity for firms in the coming years.

    read more
Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.