Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Issued Accounting Standard: PBE IPSAS 39 Employee Benefits (Notice No. 130)

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 24 of the Financial Reporting Act 2013, that the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board of the External Reporting Board has issued PBE IPSAS 39 Employee Benefits.

PBE IPSAS 39 Employee Benefits:

  • applies to all Tier 1 and Tier 2 public benefit reporting entities and groups, other than where expressly exempted by its terms, the terms of any other approved accounting standard or by law;
  • applies to annual financial statements covering periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019, with early application permitted; and
  • is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012.

Copies of the standard may be inspected free of charge at the offices of the External Reporting Board (XRB), Level 7, 50 Manners Street, Wellington. Copies are also available on the XRB’s website:

Dated this 18th day of May 2017.

KIMBERLEY CROOK, Chair, New Zealand Accounting Standards Board.