RSM New Zealand

Brendon Foy
Audit Partner


Brendon Foy is an Audit Partner based in the Auckland Central office in Newmarket with a wide range of financial statement audit experience.   

With over fifteen  years experience in public practice offering specialist audit services, Brendon has built up significant audit expertise across a range of clients and sectors. These include audits of a wide variety of commercial and not-for profit entities, as well as state sector entities on behalf of the Office of the Auditor General.   Brendon’s commercial sector clients include a broad range of service and manufacturing clients.   He has a special interest and specialist sector audit experience within the wine industry.  Brendon also has considerable experience in the education sector and is a recognised specialist in the audit of state schools, and as well as providing audit services has presented training  on a range of issues such as audit matters, internal controls and fraud prevention.   Brendon also has experience providing assurance services to legal firms regarding their trust accounts and internal systems. 

Known for his friendly, pragmatic and helpful style Brendon enjoys the challenge of doing something different every day and working with people to help them find practical solutions to their problems.  He has exposure to audit in Australia through participating in a six month audit secondment to Adelaide and is committed to professional development of himself and others being a regular trainer within RSM.

Brendon initially joined a predecessor firm as a graduate.  He was appointed Associate Director 1 April 2017 recognising his ongoing professional development and expertise in assisting clients.

Brendon graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science.  Brendon is also a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).


Brendon married his wife in 2013 and has a young family.  Brendon loves spending time with his family and watching and playing sport.  He loves travelling and spending time outdoors and making the most of our great kiwi way of life.

News articles

Cyber security important in times of change

5 May 2020
It’s unfortunate that in a time of crisis, when we’re all looking at ways to work together and unite against COVID-19, cyber criminals are taking advantage of the disruption COVID-19 has caused.  This of course, is just another aspect of business that not-for-profit and for-profit organisations need to be aware of, at this time. In this...

New Audit Partners Announced

6 February 2020
RSM is pleased to announce the promotion of Wayne Tukiri and Brendon Foy to Audit Partners based in our Newmarket office. This announcement follows on from the recent promotion of Carl Cachopa, RSM’s newest Partner based in our Albany office. RSM is delighted to see so many of our people moving ahead in their careers. Colin Henderson...

NZ Charity Reporting Awards

5 December 2017
Winners of the 2017 NZ Charity Reporting Awards announced This year’s DIA Charities Services AGM held in Wellington on Thursday 2nd November saw innovative New Zealand charities ranging in size from very large (tier 1) to very small (tier 4) acknowledged and collect prizes as part of the inaugural charity reporting awards. The NZ Charit...

RSM World Day 2017

19 September 2017
A day when the independent member firms of the RSM network celebrate our shared values of Understanding, Collaboration and Ideas and Insight – this year, with an innovative twist. September marks ‘Innovation month’ internationally across all RSM member firms, in line with this, RSM New Zealand took the opportunity to mark our global day by...

RSM sponsors the LPGA New Zealand Tour

29 August 2017
Audit, tax and consulting specialists RSM New Zealand have joined the family of sponsors to support next month’s MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. The event, New Zealand’s richest golf tournament with NZ$1.85 million in prizemoney, will be staged at the new Windross Farm golf course in Auckland from 28 September to 1 October and will ...

RSM appoints three new Associate Directors in Audit

1 April 2017
Audit, tax and consulting specialists RSM has further strengthened its audit practice by appointing three new Associate Directors in Audit Audit, tax and consulting specialists RSM has further strengthened its assurance practice by appointing three new Associate Directors in Audit; Brendon Foy, Don Aue and Wayne Tukiri. All qualified Char...

RSM work papers for Schools

12 January 2017
RSM work papers for Schools To assist in preparing your financial statements for 2017 we have provided our annual work papers for preparation of your school financial statements.  If a service provider prepares your financial statements, they will have their own work papers, you will not require these. We also provide below our chec...

Accounting for Heritage Assets - why and how?

29 November 2016
Question: How do you value a church or a museum collection? New Zealand’s new financial reporting requirements have added clarity to the treatment of heritage assets for financial reporting purposes.  Any general purpose financial statements required by law now need to appropriately record such assets, including recording the value of...

Phishing and whaling – Don’t get hooked!

19 October 2016
With cyber-attacks on organisations on the increase one of the most common attack techniques we are seeing at present continues to be phishing and whaling attacks.  So what are these?  And more importantly; what can you do to stay safe? Another week and another article in the news media of an organisation fooled in transferring mon...

Fraud Insights - a series of practical videos to help alert people to fraud risks and techniques

5 October 2016
Instances of fraud are not only becoming more prevalent but are also increasing in complexity. Auditors have a responsibility to remain alert to the prospect of fraud and professional scepticism is crucial. The CA ANZ fraud video series offers valuable insights into the experiences some of our members have had with fraud, and includes case s...

Introduction to Cyber Security - the nuggets

21 September 2016
In the 'Introduction to Cyber Security' seminar for RSM clients and contacts presented by Kaon SecurITy in early August, there were some key messages that we thought would be useful to summarise. Cyber Security has become a hot topic over the last couple of years with the media and government making a lot more noise about it than previously....

Villa Maria wins top three prizes at Bragato Wine Awards

29 August 2016
RSM congratulates Villa Maria on their success taking out the top prizes at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.  A Villa Maria Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot were the champion white and red at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.  The Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Chardonnay 2014 won the overall trophy as well as...

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.  This requirement relates to both the “For-Profit” sector as well as for Public Bene...

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.  The overwhelming lesson to learn from this case, and others we have seen, is the importance of segregating d...

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 A revolutionary piece of legislation in its day. Resulted in funda...

Fraud | Financial Whaling Scam

20 January 2016
Whaling, a take on the term 'phishing' targets high-level executives, using email addresses similar to employee addresses, to make it appear as though they're requesting the funds. Whaling is now a very common type of scam, and it is important to be aware, to detect this type of scam at an accounts payable function level and to prevent it fr...

Villa Maria success at Air NZ wine awards

11 November 2015
RSM congratulates Villa Maria on their success at the recent Air NZ wine awards. Villa Maria won 11 Pure Gold medals at New Zealand's most renowned wine competition, read more on their website here. For Villa Maria, who are committed to being a 100% family and New Zealand owned winery, it has already been an incredible year. Villa Maria can...