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We have solutions to protect accountants and their clients in
New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

Commitment to Innovation

For over 15 years, we have been providing truly tailored solutions for accounting firms and their clients.

Building Trusted Partnership

We partner with clients to put recommendations into practice
and work directly with them over the long-term.


Accountancy Insurance

Accountancy Insurance was established in 2003, specialising in Audit Shield – a comprehensive tax audit insurance product which covers the professional fees incurred as a result of an official audit, enquiry, investigation, review or examination instigated by Inland Revenue (IR) or other New Zealand government authority.
New Zealand operations of Accountancy Insurance were established in 2011 with the Auckland based office opening its doors. Today Accountancy Insurance provide Audit Shield to more than 3000 accounting firms across metropolitan and rural areas of New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

Powered by knowledge

We work solely with accounting firms, so we understand what is happening in the industry, and also how precious your time is.

Client centric

Our success has been gained as a result of our collective passion for customer service and ensuring our offerings always reflect our client’s needs.


Tax audit insurance tailored specifically to the needs of New Zealand accounting firms. We have the history and depth of knowledge to ensure Audit Shield has you covered when it matters.

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We truly take the risk and the hassle out of government initiated tax audits – freeing you to offer better service to your clients and to grow your business.


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Low Unemployment and Surprising Cuts from Reserve Bank Create Possibilities for New Zealand’s Economy

The current jobless rate in New Zealand is the lowest since before 2008’s economic crisis, causing earnings to increase even apart from the rise in the minimum wage. The rate of unemployment is now at 3.9 percent, down from the previous rate of 4.2 percent. Statistics New Zealand stated that salaries and wages from private […]


OCR cut to 1%: Is recession around the corner?

8 August 2019
Credit: Stuff

A bigger-than-expected cut to the official cash rate this week does not signal a recession immediately around the corner, but no one can afford to be complacent about “frightening” economic conditions, economists say.

The Reserve Bank surprised markets when it cut the official cash rate from 1.5 per cent to 1 per cent. Commentators had predicted it would be cut by half that much, to 1.25 per cent.

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Audit Shield is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd’s. Accountancy Insurance New Zealand Limited Partnership [AI] issues the product under an agency with certain underwriters at Lloyd’s. We normally receive a commission from the insurer. We may alternatively, or in addition, receive a fee for our services we provide. The price we quote will be inclusive of commission and any additional fee. Insurance will not cover every event or loss. Limits apply to cover. Cover provided by an insurance policy is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions described in the relevant policy. Contact us for a copy.