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“Accounting is not all about the numbers, it is about understanding the needs and growing the business.”

Brian Cao

Director, Business Advisory

Brian is best described as self-motivated and driven with a sharp eye for detail. He takes an active interest in assisting clients to improve business profitability and enjoys adding value to the client relationship through day-to-day contact with clients.

With 15 years’ experience as a chartered accountant and business advisor, Brian understands every client has specific needs and prides himself on using his expertise to provide practical solutions to achieve their business goals. Brian works hard to establish trust and collaboration with clients to ensure their goals are achieved and to develop long-term relationships.

Brian joined the business advisory team in 2014 and was promoted to Director in January 2023. He provides business and tax planning and advice to multinational companies, particularly those operating in the professional services and other service industries in Europe, USA and Singapore. Brian has also been involved in helping many clients set up business in New Zealand.

Brian is multilingual which helps him assist many of his clients with their business in New Zealand and overseas.

The Facts:

Core Expertise

  • Business performance improvement
  • Commercial and tax advice
  • Financial forecasting


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Information Systems)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


  • Property and Investment
  • Individual investors
  • SMEs
  • Retailers/Wholesalers
  • Professional services

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