Scott Garratt


Scott Garratt is a Principal in our Auckland North office and has been with RSM since 1998. He initially worked as a commercial accountant, then in business services for several large UK companies in London.

When he moved back to New Zealand and joined the RSM team, Scott’s extensive experience meant he quickly became a Principal.  Scott specialises in working with clients to grow their businesses, improve profits and boost their cashflow. This involves planning and forecasting, then working with the owners to develop and implement practical steps to get them where they want to be.

Scott is also responsible for managing the team at our Auckland North office, encouraging their personal and professional growth.

Scott attained a Diploma in Accountancy at Auckland University of Technology and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), a professional association of Chartered Accounts. 

With a real passion for working alongside clients to develop close, effective working relationships and help their businesses continue to prosper and grow in today’s challenging environment, Scott strives to ensure that services provided are the best possible and of real value.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts"

~ Winston Churchill



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RSM World Day 2017

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There simply aren’t enough hours in a day to accomplish the things you want in your business let alone in other areas of your life – time with your family, time to relax, read a book, or do something just because it’s fun. If your business dominates your life and you find yourself missing out on the things that really ARE important - ask y...