RSM New Zealand

Liz Groenewegen
Managing Partner - Auckland

Biography

Liz is the Managing Partner of RSM New Zealand (Auckland). Born and bred in Auckland, Liz Groenewegen has lived and worked in the Manukau region for over 30 years.  With her dynamic personality and drive, Liz has grown the client base in South Auckland, increasing the staffing and upsizing the premises accordingly.

Liz cares about business and growth, particularly within the fast-developing East Tamaki area which is a strategically located manufacturing and distribution hub of about 2,000 businesses, but also for clients from right across Auckland.

Liz is a decision maker who thrives on the challenge of working with a variety of clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

Where I started
“I joined RSM in 2002, initially working at our Papakura branch, then moving in 2005 to the East Tamaki branch. Three years later (and three times the size!) we relocated our branch to our current premises in Highbrook, and were subsequently joined by the partners and team from the Central Auckland Branch and from our Manukau Branch more recently.

Our Highbrook team has grown to 9 partners and 50 plus staff, giving us critical mass and a wealth of experience to draw on, in the heart of the fastest growing commercial area in Auckland.”

What I do
“I am committed to helping clients achieve success through continuous improvement and getting the numbers right.

I work closely with my experienced team to provide clients with services and support in the following areas:

  • Financial Reporting & Taxation
  • Management reporting
  • Business Advisory services
  • Business valuations, sales and acquisitions
  • Restructures
  • Business planning and budgeting”

Who I am
"Aside from my role as Partner at RSM, I have been treasurer of the Greater East Tamaki Business Association (GETBA) for 5 years, and a founding member of Highbrook Rotary.  I was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2014. 

I am married with an adult family, and in my spare time I enjoy golf (being competitive by nature) and spending time out on the water.”

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”

~ Albert Einstein

News articles

Issues On Your Radar in 2018

16 January 2018
It’s the start of another year - 2018! 365 days of promise for your team and organisation to build on your progress to date, to take things to the next level, to maybe do some things differently and modify, change tack and try some different directions and initiatives .  With any planning though it is important to look at ...

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 appoints new business advisory partner – Craig Cooper

21 April 2017
RSM has strengthened its practice by appointing a new Business Advisory Services Partner, Craig Cooper, based in the Auckland Office. Craig started with RSM New Zealand as a graduate in 2006 and has grown with the firm, taking every opportunity available to him to upskill technically, demonstrate strong leadership ability, and build strong clien...

A new chapter in RSM leadership

1 February 2017
RSM New Zealand (Auckland) starts 2017 with a bang, announcing Liz Groenewegen as Managing Partner and welcoming specialist Lisa Murphy as Tax Partner Incoming managing partner Liz Groenewegen takes over the role from Grant Hally effective 1 January 2017.  Liz, business advisory partner based in our Auckland office, joined the RSM team in 2...

What’s your plan for next year?

6 December 2016
It’s nearly the end of another year (Wow!  How did that happen so fast??).  As such, it is a useful time to pause and think about what you want to achieve with your organisation next year.  That bright opportunity to do things differently, to build on the progress to date, to take things to the next level, and maybe to modif...

Trustees - appointment and retirement

9 November 2016
How to retire as a trustee The removal (and appointment) of trustees is most commonly dealt with in accordance with the terms of the trust deed or, where that does not assist, the Trustee Act 1956. However, in some circumstances the assistance of the Court will be required. Accordingly, the first step is to check the trust deed.  While i...

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...

Do you have a will?

22 August 2016
Approximately 5 % of new Zealanders will die without a will in circumstances where a court application will be necessary to determine how the deceased’s estate is to be distributed We are also seeing a growing number of wills contested under various legislation, as well as a So what happens if you do not have a will?  Where this is the ca...

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...

Strength in leadership and diversity at RSM

16 March 2016
Announcement of Nicola Hammond as Partner at the Auckland office on 1 April 2016 brings ratio of female partners to 21% across the group While the accounting profession is still dominated by males in many parts of the world, RSM has globally recognised an increased need for greater diversity in its network and are proud to encourage and acknowle...

On the fringe of an IRD Review?

29 October 2015
The Fringe Benefit tax (FBT) rules are complex and often misunderstood by employers. FBT seeks to tax all non-cash benefits provided by an employer to an employee or shareholder-employee as a result of their employment, with the obligation to return the tax falling on the employer. One simple error or misunderstanding of the treatment of a particul...

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 ...
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...
Events

Highbrook Rotary Fun Run 2016

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 from 5.20pm onwards
The Highbrook Fun Run is an annual event raising funds and awareness for local charities.  major beneficiaries are Middlemore Foundation and Flat Bush Primary School This event includes individual and team options which makes it not only fun, but also a great team building and networking opportunity.  Are there prizes? The tea...

Highbrook Fun Run/Walk 2018

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 from 5.45pm to 7.30pm
Registrations Now Open! - Click Here to Register The Waipuna Conference Suites Highbrook Fun Run Walk is back for 2018! This event is proudly sponsored by RSM   This is an annual event raising funds and awareness for local charities. It is aimed at companies and individuals in the Highbrook / East Tamaki a...