RSM New Zealand

Jason Stinchcombe
Audit & Technical Partner


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. 

Industry Focus

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.

News articles

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 ...

Revenue recognition for your funding contracts

18 June 2017
 The practicalities of non-exchange revenue recognition In 2016, the Public Benefit Entity (PBE) Standards saw the introduction of an accounting framework that distinguished between revenue from exchange transactions and revenue from non-exchange transactions for the first time" In this article, we look at some of the key implication...

The New Auditor’s Report

10 May 2017
Mid December 2016 saw the introduction of a new audit report on financial statements in New Zealand.  This new, more detailed reporting is a result of changes made by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (the IAASB), and subsequently adopted for New Zealand by our local standard setter, the New Zealand Auditing and A...

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...

NFPs: Bringing investments to account

21 April 2016
One of the key changes to accounting treatment for many not-for-profit organisations is the change to accounting for investments.  Caught under the rules for financial instruments under PBE standards, for Tier 1 and Tier 2 not-for-profit entities, the rules governing how to account for your investments are now complex.  And for ent...

Is your charity ready to comply with the new accounting standards?

21 April 2016
Effective 1 April 2016 New Zealand’s charities regulator has a new role – monitoring and checking compliance with the new mandatory financial reporting standards.  So how is the DIA Charities Services likely to approach this? The background to the changes As we have previously written; our charitable sector in New Zealand consist...

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...

Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2015

3 November 2015
Westpac Business Awards 2015 - West Audit & Technical Partner Jason Stinchcombe attended the Westpac Business Awards 2015 - West as the guest of Silver Fern MotorSport Charitabe Trust. RSM congratulates Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust for being a finalist for the Best Emerging Business award. Westpac Business Awards 2015 - Cent...

RSM - a new unified brand

27 October 2015
What’s in a name? Flags, brands, and banners we operate under as organisations.  Are they important?  They’re the labels we choose to define and present ourselves to the world.  To define who we are and what we stand for.  So should one change? From October 26, 2015 we have simplified and changed our branding.&nb...

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 ...

Accounting Legislation Change

19 August 2015
The accounting world in New Zealand has been going through the most significant changes in the past 20 years. Much of this has been the result of the comprehensive legislative reform that is now in effect. We highlight some changes that may be important to you or your clients. What's been changing and why? The key driver of th...

RSM Auditors achieve Qualified Auditor status

23 July 2015
The New Zealand Government has introduced a new requirement where auditors of entities required by legislation to be audited (i.e. they have a statutory audit requirement) now need to be recognised as being qualified to undertake such engagements. The new rules take effect for accounting periods beginning 1 July 2015. These ne...

Are you a New Zealand Incorporated Society?

14 March 2015
New Zealand company legislation has, and is continuing to undergo some quite dramatic changes of late.  The latest changes come in the form of the Companies Amendment Act (No 4) 2014 which introduces a number of new requirements for New Zealand companies.  The changes are intended to strengthen New Zealand’s reputation in the glo...

Past Event | Auckland University Guest Lecture

Monday 12 October
On Monday 12 October, Auckland University hosted a guest lecture for the students of the Stage 3 Auditing Paper. Jason Stinchcombe, guest lecturer presented on the topic of: 'Audit quality: The New Auditors Reports' ...

Past Event | CAANZ Auckland CFO Special Interest Group

Wednesday 7 October 2015
On Wednesday 7 October, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) held the CFO Special Interest Group. Jason Stinchcombe presented on the topic of: 'Audit quality: The New Auditors Reports' The Corporate Sector Committee of the Auckland Branch provides a forum where senior accountants at a Chief Financial Officer or...

Incorporated Societies – the impact of the proposed Bill

Thursday 19 May 4.30pm - 7pm
The Exposure Draft:  Incorporated Societies Bill is currently available for review and submissions.  This proposed Bill will essentially result in a complete rewrite of the legislation covering our 23,000+ incorporated societies in New Zealand.  We are delighted that Maria Clarke, expert not-for-profit lawyer and member of the...