RSM New Zealand

Lloyd Kirby


Lloyd Kirby has been with RSM New Zealand since 1987 and a partner since 2001.  Lloyd began his career in our Auckland city office where he built a solid skill base in the traditional aspects of accounting while nurturing an expanding base of inspirational and driven clients. 

Over time Lloyd developed a passion for working with his clients to challenge the status quo and look at expanding and growing their business – this approach was so successful, he was appointed as a partner in 2001.

After several years at partner level in the City office, Lloyd was given the opportunity to set up a new office in Albany with fellow partner, Lyle Irwin.  To this day, Lloyd and Lyle remain the resident partners of our Auckland North office. 

Lloyd thrives on working at a high level without losing sight of the day-to-day reality and continues to work hard for his clients to keep them growing.  As well as his client responsibilities, Lloyd is also an active member of NZ CA Limited, is responsible for the production of the quarterly Trial Balance newsletter and is also the training partner for the firm. 

In his spare time, Lloyd is an active member in the community and is a longstanding member of Rotary Club of North Harbour where he is currently the Director of Fundraising and Events.  Through this Rotary club, Lloyd was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship on 1 July 2014 and a Paul Harris Sapphire in June 2016. 

Lloyd completed his Associate Chartered Accountant degree in 1991 at Auckland Technical Institute and achieved his Public Practice Certificate in 2001.  He is also a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a professional association of Chartered Accountants. 

With an incredibly strong passion for what he does, and a great team behind him to help meet clients’ expectations, Lloyd is ready to help everyone who approaches him. 

“Clients don’t care how much you know
until they know how much you care”

~ John C. Maxwell

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Considering year end tax implications

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RSM World Day 2017

19 September 2017
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RSM sponsors the LPGA New Zealand Tour

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RSM gives back to the community

22 September 2016
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How is your team morale?

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Accountants get behind New Zealand dairy farmers

29 June 2016
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Merger Delivers Growth for RSM in New Zealand

1 April 2016
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COVID-19 - Essential Business Cash Flow Tips

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Standard Terms and Conditions - RSM New Zealand

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The Accounting Income Method

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APM Investor Seminar - Changes in Investment Regulations

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 from 5.30pm
You will know that last year some regulations changed for those owning or planning to own residential investment properties. Come and hear how you can work with these new regulations.  Auckland Property Management Ltd are proud to be joining forces with Westpac, RSM New Zealand and Davenports Harbour Lawyers to bring you an evening discussi...