Accounting and Business Advisory

At RSM New Zealand, we provide a complete range of accounting and business advisory services to help SME owners with their day-to-day administrative needs – such as company secretarial or compliance. Our advisory solutions are designed to allow you to focus on running your business.

Our business advice can also make a significant impact when it comes to planning for future wealth creation and maximising your wealth at retirement.

From protecting your assets to funding your business for growth, or developing an exit strategy to maximise your return for a comfortable retirement – our team of advisors will work with you to devise practical accounting and business advisory solutions to help you achieve your goals.

Our accounting and business advisory services

Business structures

In New Zealand, there are several different ways you can structure your business. With our in-depth knowledge, we’re well-positioned to help you find the best business structure to fit your needs and allow you to grow. Our advisory services include identifying the right option for you, setting up your preferred structure and registering you with government agencies for tax.

Compliance accounting solutions

Your annual accounts provide a complete overview of your business activities and performance during the previous fiscal year. The RSM New Zealand team offers bespoke accounting services to assist with every stage of your company’s development so you can concentrate on what you do best – from completing legal and compliance documents to preparing annual statements.

Forecasting and budgeting

Do you know the difference between a budget and a forecast? Our skilled team can predict the potential end-of-year results for your business based on your current year-to-date figures. Our specialist software can also help prepare accurate budgets and ensure reliable forecasts so you can enhance your business strategising and sustainability.

Management accounting services

Our accounting team can work with you to design management accounting solutions that are bespoke to your business. Our flexible systems can be adapted as your business changes and grows – allowing you to take informed day-to-day and short-term business strategy decisions using key financial information. As things can change rapidly in today’s business environment, our team can help make sure you’re ready to respond when they do.

Succession planning

With our business advisory services, RSM New Zealand can help you put in place a succession plan that delivers future growth and a higher survival rate. It can be an important part of any business strategy – having systems prepared so your business can continue operating without you. Thanks to our objective business advice, we can help make your planning and succession process much easier.

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Draft Trusts bill

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26 June 2017
wound up trust

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21 June 2017

Trial balance - Issue 59, June 2017

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1 June 2017
PBE Accounting Standards Adoption –The good, the bad, and the ugly

PBE Accounting Standards Adoption –The good, the bad, and the ugly

New Zealand is now two years into our new accounting framework for Public Benefit Entities being...
29 May 2017

Fundraising Magazine - PBE Accounting Standards Adoption

Fundraising New Zealand magazine has been New Zealand's premiere independent monthly subscriber...
29 May 2017
Narrow-scope amendments to the presentation of financial statements for for-profit entities

Narrow-scope amendments to the presentation of financial statements for for-profit entities

An initiative was launched internationally to explore how disclosures in IFRS can be amended to...
10 May 2017
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RSM appoints new business advisory partner – Craig Cooper

RSM has strengthened its practice by appointing a new Business Advisory Services Partner, Craig...
21 April 2017

Trial balance - Issue 58, March 2017

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1 March 2017
How to maximize the value of your business

How to maximize the value of your business

I know that you have no intention of selling your business and that you can keep running it...
23 February 2017
Charities Guidance

Charities Guidance

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19 January 2017

7 ways to help your family business succeed

Owning a family business can be a rewarding way to establish a legacy and help provide for future...
12 December 2016
What’s your plan for next year?

What’s your plan for next year?

It’s nearly the end of another year (Wow!  How did that happen so fast??).  As such, it is a...
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How can we help you?

Contact us by phone 0800 774 623 or submit your questions, comments, or proposal requests.