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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.


Over One-Third of Cyberattacks Come from State Sponsored Hackers

New Zealand is a target for state-sponsored cyberattacks, according to the government’s National Cyber Security Centre. Official data indicates that as many as 38% of the 339 hacks that it responded to since 30 June 2018 were state-sponsored in origin. The NCSC reported that the number of attacks detected in 2019 has been similar to […]


Council considers regulating Airbnb-style operators in Christchurch

8 December 2019
Credit: Stuff

At least 1600 properties across Christchurch are being used illegally for Airbnb-style accommodation as the city council looks for ways to regulate the industry.

The number of home-share accommodation listings in the city has ballooned in the past three years from 283 in June 2016 to 4229 in August – a 1394 per cent increase.

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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.