New Zealand

Colin Wilson

Office : Auckland

Colin Wilson started with RSM New Zealand in 1982 and was appointed a Partner in 1990. Colin’s initial role was that of junior accountant and he distinctly remembers one of his important weekly tasks being that of delivering the heavy backup computer tapes to the bank.

Starting at ground level allowed Colin to develop a solid base of experience in accounting and audit services and after progressing to a senior role within the firm he took some time away to work in London. After two years international experience he returned to the firm as a manager and quickly progressed to the role of partner.

Over the years, Colin has had the opportunity to work with a multitude of clients across many different industries. He has particularly enjoyed assisting clients that are in challenging situations. Colin thrives on applying his balanced view and practical solutions to these clients and finds achieving a favourable outcome especially rewarding.

Having developed an interest in probity services early in his career, Colin is our specialist in that field, currently providing probity services to government organisations and local bodies, as well as being responsible for management of the many clients Trustee Company needs.

In his spare time, Colin is an active member in the community and has acted as treasurer for a variety of charitable and sports associations over the years as well as being a longstanding member, and current treasurer, of the Rotary Club of Parnell. Through this Rotary club, Colin was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship on 1 April 2008.

Colin became a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), a professional association of Chartered Accountants. He also has a Public Practice Certificate through CAANZ.

A balanced view and solution focus ensures Colin’s relationships with all of his clients go beyond just accounting.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Anti-money laundering regulations now in force

21 June 2018
From 1 October 2018, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 applies to RSM New Zealand and other Accountancy firms. The Act will also apply to Real Estate agents from 1 January 2019 (and has applied to Lawyers from 1 July 2018) The purposes of the Act are: to detect and deter money laundering and the f...

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 ...

Simple asset and estate planning

2 November 2016
Key documents and making sure they work together Traditionally, an individual had two documents recording their wishes for the protection and distribution of their assets – a Will, to provide direction when its maker was dead, and a Power of Attorney, to provide direction when its maker was alive but lacked mental capacity. Today, the key c...

RSM gives back to the community

22 September 2016
RSM World Day : A day when the independent member firms of the RSM network unite and engage with national, or local, charities through volunteering and community work and other charitable giving activities "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The second best time is now." RSM in New Zealand celebrated by supporting Ngāti...

Phishing scam alert : IRD warning

23 June 2016
Police have urged the public to be vigilant after recent reports revealed that callers pretending to be from government departments, predominantly the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) had demanded money in the form of vouchers.  Over the past two weeks Inland Revenue have recieved reports of a telephone phishing scam from...

Merger Delivers Growth for RSM in New Zealand

1 April 2016
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RSM - a new unified brand

27 October 2015
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RSM - The Gauntlet

26 October 2015
A new broadcast advertising campaign launched in the US. The Gauntlet is running on television networks including CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg TV, in both 30 and 60 second slots. The campaign also includes print ads, running in publications including The Wall Street Journal, CFO magazine and regional business journals, as well as ...

Need help securing your first home?

12 October 2015
The question of property is on everybody’s lips – talk of speculators, developers, property investors, frustrated potential purchasers looking to get their foot onto the property ladder – the chatter is endless. For those looking to buy their dream home there are many questions; Where will I buy, when is the right time to buy and fundamentall...

Are you the director of a New Zealand incorporated company?

1 February 2015
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Standard Terms and Conditions - RSM New Zealand

1 June 2018
Please note this document is only applicable to the trading entities RSM New Zealand (Auckland) and RSM New Zealand (Auckland North).  If you are an audit client through RSM Hayes Audit, you will be provided with a separate document outlining your engagement terms STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS RSM New Zealand (Auckland) and RSM New Zeala...

Can you afford to retire?

Thursday, 12 October 2017 from 7:30am to 9:00am
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Become an exceptional leader

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Motivate your employees to do what they’re supposed to do - go the extra mile and become an exceptional leader! Greater profitability, loyal customers and engaged employees are key objectives for every business. The formula to long-term, sustainable profit and growth is derived from customer loyalty, loyalty comes from positive cust...