RSM New Zealand

Financial services

Accounting standards. Industry regulations. Ever-evolving tax rules. New legislation.

With experience of supporting the financial services community in key financial hubs, across the network, we help organisations navigate complex reporting, governance and regulatory issues to achieve their business objectives.

Bouquets, brickbats, and making your financial statements more beautiful?

3 May 2017
So, you are a small to medium size charity, (Tier 3 or 4 PBE) and you have transitioned to the new simple format reporting. 

Charities Guidance

19 January 2017
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand offer technical support for Charities learn more here The overview below is a helpful way of understanding the basics

What’s your plan for next year?

6 December 2016
It’s nearly the end of another year (Wow!  How did that happen so fast??).  As such, it is a useful time to pause and think about what you want to achieve with your organisation next year. 

Accounting for Heritage Assets - why and how?

29 November 2016
Question: How do you value a church or a museum collection?

Here's what a Trump presidency is likely to mean for the economy

17 November 2016
This article is the opinion of Joe Brusuelas, RSM US Chief Economist and originally published on the RSM US site. Changes coming for growth, taxes, infrastructure, interest rates and trade

RSM New Zealand is RSM Member Firm of the Year!

31 October 2016
We are thrilled to announce that the RSM New Zealand Group were presented with the following awards at the recently held RSM International Conference held in Beijing, China: 

Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism coming to an accountant, lawyer, and real estate agent near you …

4 October 2016
Combatting money laundering and financing of terrorism is an increasingly big issue internationally.  As part of the global community this also increasingly impacts New Zealand. 

Preparing cash flow statements

9 August 2016
An interesting feature of New Zealand’s new financial reporting requirements is the requirement to prepare a statement of cash flows.  Hence any general purpose financial statements required by law now need to include one of these statements. 

How much should we have in cash reserves?

28 June 2016
One of the vexed questions for boards of not-for-profit entities is what level of reserves the entity should hold as operational insurance. 

The importance of segregation of duties in preventing fraud

16 June 2016
The National Business Review (NBR) recently published an article profiling Upper Hutt College, whose former executive officer Donald Hancox plead guilty to 10 fraud charges in relation to his swindling $375,000 from the college.