Jason is the Audit & Technical Partner based in the Auckland Central office. Jason started with Hayes Knight Audit, a predecessor firm to RSM in 2000.
Jason has also worked in commerce and a smaller NZ accountancy firm as well as a large audit practice in London, where he developed a detailed knowledge of the complexities of International Financial Reporting Standards. Jason represents RSM in various technical forums and provides feedback to standard setters and regulators on exposure drafts.
Recognised not only for his strong technical accounting expertise but also his pragmatic approach, Jason works to improve financial systems and controls to help his clients achieve greater efficiency, better governance, as well as providing value and meaning to their financial reporting. Jason provides advisory services to other auditors and accountants to assist them effectively resolve complex auditing and financial reporting issues, enabling compliance with relevant auditing and financial reporting standards.
Whilst focused on client service and delivery, Jason is able to provide insights into potential weaknesses of clients’ control environments and processes. Jason establishes direct and open lines of communication with the appropriate level of management and governance to ensure that audit findings and recommendations are accurate and pragmatic.
Renowned for his technical expertise Jason delivers technical financial reporting and assurance training to other chartered accountancy firms and he has presented at the Conferenz IFRS Masterclass among others.
Jason's industry focus is on; property and construction, information technology, investment management services and light manufacturing, importation and distribution. He is also involved in the audit of a number of not-for-profit organisations and involved in the audit of a large number of Auckland state schools on behalf of the Office of the Auditor-General.
A significant proportion of Jason’s current clients have raised funds from the public in some manner – such as proportionate ownership property schemes, retirement villages and public companies. These assignments also have very strict reporting timetables – thus proactive issue identification and resolution is required.
A passionate presenter, Jason is involved with many speaking and training opportunities - the most recent being the Conferenz - One stop update for the Accountant in Business, where he will speak on Common auditor observations.
Jason graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Business Studies, and a Diploma in Professional Accountancy. Jason is a Chartered Accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
A Qualified and Licensed Auditor, Jason is also an Approved Auditor of the Office of the Auditor-General in New Zealand, and is qualified to audit FMC Reporting Entity issuer audits in New Zealand.
Jason is married to Salena, with three young daughters. Aside from enjoying time with his family and friends Jason also has a love of the outdoors and can commonly be found mountain biking, trail running and otherwise enjoying the fantastic environment around his Waitakere home.