Kreston’s Australian network Bentleys expands into New Zealand
September 23, 2014
Kreston’s Australia Network Bentleys, expands into New Zealand.
Mark Chapman, Executive Officer of Bentleys Australia, says “Bentleys is strengthening its position as a mid-tier accounting firm with a defined regional growth plan. We’re on track to reach our target of a presence in 20 urban locations across the region by 2018”.
Headed up by Nick Den Heijer and Roger Thompson who move to Kreston from Staples Rodway, the Baker Tilly member, Bentleys New Zealand is looking to create a local firm that is able to provide services and solutions for clients between Australia and New Zealand and globally.
Nick and Roger comment:
“Joining the Bentleys’ brand and Kreston is an exciting opportunity and the Auckland office will capitalise on the changes the New Zealand accounting profession has experienced over the last few years.
“The accounting profession is facing significant changes, both in New Zealand and Australia. Nick and I saw an opportunity to build a firm using innovative technologies and smarter infrastructure which will deliver efficiencies and value for our clients. “The Bentleys brand and vision resonate with us. The agreement means we have flexibility over direction and growth of the business, while being able to offer our clients the benefits of strong expertise and services across the ANZ market”.
“More and more our clients are looking for regional services and global representation; we are acting on this demand with geographic expansion and through our close ties with other members within the Kreston network”, Mark commented.