Lisa Murphy is a tax partner at the Auckland office of RSM New Zealand and specialises in providing tax advice to both national and international clients
She began her career as a tax investigator at the Inland Revenue where she built a solid grounding in investigative work, then progressed to the role of legal and technical advisor. After 12 years with the department, Lisa moved to one of the Big 4 firms as a senior tax consultant and then tax manager. During this time she developed a comprehensive understanding of corporate tax issues facing companies both domestically and internationally, with a focus on the technology, information, communication and entertainment sectors. This experience also led to an opportunity of a secondment within a large telecommunications company as in-house tax manager.
Taking up the opportunity to further progress her career, Lisa moved to a boutique tax specialist firm where she quickly progressed to director before deciding in 2016 to make the move to RSM.
Lisa is passionate about her work and ensuring her clients are operating under the best tax structure for their business model. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to be involved in structuring advice for multi-million dollar property developments, wineries and listed companies all with on-going tax advice requirements. With a wealth of knowledge in the sector, Lisa has also successfully negotiated favourable outcomes for clients facing investigations or audits by the Inland Revenue.
In her spare time, Lisa is an active member in the community. She was treasurer of a local sports club, Beachlands Maraetai Touch Rugby Club which has seen membership double since her involvement began 9 years ago, and now assists the treasurer at her local boating club.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Business Studies and Masters in Taxation Studies with first class honours from the University of Auckland. She is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a professional association of Chartered Accountants.
As part of her client – focused approach, Lisa is always looking for a way to minimise their tax obligations in today’s challenging environment. This makes her the ideal partner for your business.
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