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Independent Assurance Practitioner's Review Report or Auditor's Report
To maintain their registration, PTEs are required to submit annual return documents. One of these documents is required to be completed by an independent chartered accountant.
As a result of a review of NZQA’s financial viability monitoring process, the completion of NZQA’s customised annual Chartered Accountant Professional Attestation (CAPA) form has been discontinued. Instead, the PTE’s independent chartered accountant will prepare their report using the appropriate template as specified under the review standard ISRE (NZ) 2400. The report is required to be submitted to NZQA within five months following the end of the PTE’s financial year.
NZQA will accept an audit opinion where the PTE has chosen to have its financial statements audited rather than reviewed.
In summary, either of the following options will meet NZQA’s financial monitoring requirements for PTEs:
Type of Engagement
Document to be submitted to NZQA
Independent Assurance Practitioner’s Report
Within five months following the end of the PTE’s financial year
Must be completed by an independent chartered accountant. The accountant who compiles a PTE’s financial statements is not eligible to undertake a review or an audit of the PTE’s financial statements
Complete the report and return it to Client Services.