RSM New Zealand

Dean Stevens
Partner - Auckland

Biography

Dean Stevens is a partner in the Auckland Office of RSM in New Zealand.

He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant with commercial degrees in agriculture and farm management and accounting. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business, majoring in finance.

His current clients cover a diverse range from not-for-profit organisations including local government public benefit entities through to multinational commercial businesses.

Having grown up on a dairy farm, Dean’s first role after university was with the Rural Bank and Finance Corporation before heading overseas. On his return, he worked with a large multinational corporate for ten years in a number of accounting and finance roles, leaving as financial controller. From there Dean moved into public practice finding that his commercial background enabled him to appreciate what his clients required.

In addition to his strong accounting and tax knowledge Dean also has an interest in investment and returns. He regularly completes business valuations for clients, as well as clients from other accounting firms. He also enjoys assisting in the assessment of businesses for acquisition and in commercial negotiations.

Dean has great admiration for, and is inspired by, his clients who put their heart and soul into their business or a worthy cause, creating something significant or making a real difference to people. He enjoys working closely with these people over the long term and helping them in achieving their goals by providing them with useful advice, timely information and taking away concerns that they might not be tax compliant or tax efficient.

Outside of his working life, Dean was an avid soccer player and is now a keen supporter of his two boys. In recent years, he has been competing in triathlons, cycling and ocean swimming events.

News articles

Client focus | Innovation in food and beverage

14 June 2018
Innovation in food and beverage An important client RSM feels privileged to work alongside and assist is the FoodBowl based in the Auckland Airport precinct.  Owned by Callaghan Innovation and Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) it has a strategic aim of lifting the performance of the NZ food and beverage process...

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 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...

Merger Delivers Growth for RSM in New Zealand

1 April 2016
The merger of chartered accounting firms RSM and Nexia New Zealand’s Auckland operations will deliver a stronger, mid-market offering in accounting and business solutions. Both parties see the advantage of building the RSM network in New Zealand, to deliver to the local market and via the RSM Network to our internationally active clien...
Publications

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...