RSM New Zealand

Audit and assurance

At RSM New Zealand, auditing and assurance are our specialities – led by six passionate audit partners, with a team of more than 50 full-time specialist auditors. All our team members are trained to have excellent technical skills and to work alongside our clients in a friendly and helpful manner.

Our team has long been actively and directly involved in setting standards for the provision of auditing and assurance services – both here in New Zealand and around the world. By staying up to date with latest developments, you can be sure we comply with the highest professional standards in audit services.

All our audit specialists are recognised as Qualified Auditors under the new financial reporting legislation.

We have audit partners that are:

  • Licenced to sign audit reports of FMC reporting entity clients

All our audit partners are:

  • Approved Auditors of the Office of the Auditor General

We appreciate that audits can be a stressful – even hostile – process for some clients. But the auditing and assurance services provided by RSM are designed to be different. Our auditing solutions are always thorough, but we also aim to make it a positive and beneficial experience for everyone concerned.

Our auditing and assurance services

Audit services

Are you required to carry out an audit – whether by statute, the governing document or at the discretion of your directors, shareholders or trustees?

Our auditing advice is backed up by a global RSM technical team, allowing us to provide our wide range of clients with the best auditing solutions.

Financial Reporting Advisory

Changing requirements within NZ equivalents to the International Reporting Financial Standards or the Public Benefit Entity standards can be overwhelming. RSM can help you understand these technical requirements and apply them in a practical manner.

Non-financial information assurance

Our audit specialists offer impartial, independent advice on your non-financial reporting, as well as providing guidance to organisations developing external non-financial reporting mechanisms.

Other assurance services

RSM New Zealand offers other assurance services to assist your business. A review engagement can be a useful introduction to independent assurance. While it doesn’t involve as much work or detail testing as an audit, it can help enhance the year-end process.

An agreed-upon procedure engagement is a less well-known alternative, where our independent assurance experts focus on an area of specific shareholder/management concern – such as your internal controls, financial statements or a limited number of aspects relating to operations.

How can we help you?

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


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