RSM New Zealand

Steve Hayes
Audit & International Contact Partner - Auckland Central

Biography

Steve is an Audit Partner within the Auckland Central office. Steve has been with RSM since 2002 and is the International Contact Partner for audit and assurance clients.

Steve's employment background includes time spent with Brown Woolley Graham a predecessor firm to Grant Thornton, where he honed his audit skills working on diverse commercial and government sector clients.  These included manufacturing businesses, credit unions and public sector entities amongst others.  After this experience, Steve spent four years with Ernst & Young before leaving for the commercial sector as a finance manager.  Steve returned to Chartered Accountancy in 2001.

With a strong technical focus yet personable presentation style Steve is regularly sought after to provide training in such areas as Assurance and IFRS.  Recognition of his considerable skills in this area have seen Steve present for RSM both locally and internationally, as well as for other chartered accountancy groups such as the NZ CA network.

Further demonstration of Steve's commitment to training and improving the technical understanding of others is that he is current chair of the Auckland CA ANZ Audit Special Interest Group, a role he has held for a number of years.

Steve has a real passion for audit and assurance, and believes that his experience can make a difference and add value to RSM clients.  He believes that by reviewing client systems and internal controls we are likely to identify opportunities to reduce risk and improve our clients’ business results. 

Qualifications

Steve graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Commerce.  Steve is a Qualified Auditor, Chartered Accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).  Steve is also an Approved Auditor of the Office of the Auditor-General in New Zealand.   

Personal

Steve is married to Val and has two children.  His spare time is currently spent supporting his sons in their education and sporting pursuits, and partaking in his own favorite pastimes of travel and drinking good red wine.

 

News articles

Codes of Ethics & Codes of Conduct

30 July 2018
We appreciate we have probably run the risk of losing most readers at the title, such are the excitement levels normally generated by Codes of Ethics or Codes of Conduct.  But bear with us! Ethics is actually a fascinating topic.  Especially when you are presented with an instance of an absence of ethics!   Some people have the...

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 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...

Understanding the Importance of Due Diligence

31 May 2016
Thinking of buying or selling a business?  Perhaps counter-intuitively we urge you to pause and take a step back.  Sadly, we have seen examples of management continuing to try and “make it work” 12 - 24 months after the date of acquisition - and all too often attributable to inadequate due diligence being performed. Why Due ...

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...

Exemption notice | Respite for some Australian subsidiaries

18 January 2016
Australian subsidiaries that apply Class Order 98/1418 no longer need to prepare another set of accounts for themselves (and any subsidiaries) for the purpose of their New Zealand reporting obligations Companies Act (Overseas Incorporated Companies—Australian Wholly–owned Entities) Exemption Notice 2015 The exemption notice ...

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 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...
Events

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...