Specialist services

We understand that you and your company's needs are unique.

To cater for your specialist requirements, we provide specialist services including;

  • Probity services
  • Trust account serivces
  • Trust administration functions

Not all of our services are listed on this website.  If you have a specific requirement and can not find it here, please contact us

Governance 101

5 April 2016
At RSM we love to share good ideas, innovation, and helpful resources. The team at Sport NZ are in our view leaders in providing useful information and educational material to sports organisations. However much of this good information equally translates to valuable resources for the wider NFP/Charitable sector.

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.

Risk in Charities and NFPs

30 March 2016
Risk in any organisation is a big issue, albeit one that gets vastly differing levels of attention in New Zealand charities and Not-For-Profit entities (NFPs).  From a fundraising perspective risk is often just viewed as the potential for loss of funding streams, however it is much more than that.

New Trends in Financial Reporting – Integrated Reporting

24 March 2016
In an earlier article we have previously written about new trends influencing financial reporting including the concept of Integrated Reporting. 

Newsletter for Schools

23 March 2016
School sector reviews happening in 2016 We appreciate that various reviews are often happening in schools in New Zealand but we think two of these underway in 2016 have potential to be quite significant longer term. 1.     Review of the Education Act 1989

Innovation a mainstay in modern business  

22 March 2016
Innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organisation, no longer relegated to the back-burner, innovation has now become a necessity in modern day business. Whether you are looking to streamline processes and procedures or embarking on transforming your ideas into reality, being innovative is an important ingredient when

Budgets – Your guide to a perfect(?) one

29 February 2016
Budgets are important.  Done well they help people and organisations plan their future, monitor their progress towards it, and achieve their goals.  Hence creating a good budget for your organisation is a key skill and tool in your creating the future you want and hopefully sustainable success.

The Purpose of your Incorporated Society - Can it make money? And who can take it home?

16 February 2016
One of the interesting clarifications under the proposed Incorporated Societies Bill relates to money making activities undertaken by societies and member's access to monies or assets of the incorporated society.

Incorporated Societies Bill - Timeline? And do we have to act now?

9 February 2016
As we've highlighted previously the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is up for an overhaul.  The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) released their Exposure Draft of the Incorporated Societies Bill in November 2015.  So what is the timeline from here?

Donated Goods Amendment Issued

2 February 2016
We've previously written on the topic of Opportunity Shops and the potential practical problem created by the new accounting standards and how these require accounting for donated goods.   We are now pleased to provide an update.

Consolidations – an accounting or a strategic issue?

26 January 2016
We’ve previously advised that consolidations of entities for accounting purposes is likely to be one of the more challenging aspects of complying with the new mandatory accounting standards.  While the accounting concept and mechanics need working through, it is perhaps more important and possibly more beneficial to consider this issu

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

Press release - Emily Xu promoted to Principal

11 January 2016
New Zealand Chartered Accounting firm, RSM New Zealand have today announced the promotion of Ms Emily Xu to Principal of its Asian accounting group. She will continue to be responsible for the growth and development of specialised services to migrant and overseas investors. 

Best place to start or run a business - New Zealand second only to Singapore

21 December 2015
New Zealand is second only to Singapore as the best place in the world to start or run a business. This includes being easiest for starting a business as well as top rankings for registering property, getting credit and protecting minority interests.

Incorporated Societies Bill - Proposed Accounting & Audit Requirements

14 December 2015
As previously advised the proposed overhaul of our Incorporated Societies legislation has now been released for public consultation in New Zealand.  [Involved in an Incorporated Society?

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