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You will meet with Ben or Joseph to discuss your requirements.


We can either meet with you at our office location, or come to you. 

What to bring - 

  • IRD Number

  • Photo ID

  • Proof of Address


In 2009 New Zealand passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community.

As of October 2018 Active Chartered Accountants must obtain and verify information from prospective and existing clients about a range of things. This is part of what the AML/CFT law calls “Customer Due Diligence”.

Customer Due Diligence requires us to undertake background checks before providing legal services to new and existing clients. We must take reasonable steps to make sure the information we receive from clients is correct. We will be asking you for documents that confirm the information you provide to us.

This information includes:

  • your full name; and

  • your date of birth; and

  • your current residential address.

We will need to verify the above information and to do this we will need to sight original documents such as your passport, driver’s license or birth certificate to verify your full name and date of birth, and documents that record your residential address such as a current bank statement.


When you sign up with Active you will be required to sign all or some or the following forms - 

  • Xero Authority to Disclose: This form allows Xero to take a direct feed from your bank and automatically upload all transactions.

  • Authority to Act: This is an IRD requirement that gives us permission to act on your behalf

  • Companies Office Authority: Provides us with permission to manage and maintain your company for you at the companies office. 

  • Fee Agreement: An agreement between yourselves and Active that you will pay your accounting fees on time and be responsible for any debt collection fees if applicable​

  • Terms of Engagement: This letter informs you of what you can expect from us, and in-turn commits you to agreeing to what we can expect from you. The intention is to make responsibilities clear  TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT LINK

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