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.

Accounting for Heritage Assets - why and how?

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

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. 

Special deals for Charities

8 June 2016
What's in a name? Well, possibly quite a lot if that name means your organisation is classified as a charity. 

Democracy - Yours to ignore!

27 April 2016
We are incredibly fortunate to live in a beautiful, wealthy, safe, first world country.  We also live in a democracy with an excellent system of law that allows us to participate in civil society.  Every one of us has the ability to have a real say in our country's future - if we choose to exercise that right.

How to write a great statement of service performance report

7 April 2016
A key part of the new performance reports required of charities and other entities adopting the XRB’s PBE accounting standards is the requirement to present a statement of service performance report.  So how does an organisation write a great one?  Background

Newsletter for Schools

23 March 2016
School sector reviews happening in 2016 We appreciate that various reviews are often happening in schools in New Zealand but we think two of these underway in 2016 have potential to be quite significant longer term. 1.     Review of the Education Act 1989