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“I like to find solutions to client problems that deal with the technical requirements in a practical, meaningful way.

Richard Dey

Director, Audit & Assurance

Richard leads William Buck’s Tauranga based specialist audit team. He has over 20 years’ experience in audit and accounting, including international audit experience.

Richard places a strong focus on establishing a transparent and open relationship with his clients and works through issues in a consultative manner. He believes clear communication is a key tool to finding resolutions.

Having spent two years at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and eight years as Financial Controller for a privately-owned group of companies in the kiwifruit industry, Richard has extensive experience in a corporate environment, giving him a deeper understanding of the challenges his clients face.

Following major changes in not-for-profit sector financial reporting, Richard has established a reputation for an excellent technical understanding while providing support for Charities undergoing a challenging transition.

Richard is heavily involved with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand at a local and national level, having spent several terms on the CAANZ Council. He has also facilitated Professional Accounting School workshops and been an exam marker.

Richard is a keen sports follower and coached local cricket and hockey teams for many years. He is a member of the Toi Ohomai Business School Local Advisory Council and is a trustee of the Bay of Plenty Education Trust.

The Facts:

Core Expertise

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Governance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Professional Service entities

Qualifications & Associations

  • (Fellow) Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Management Services (Accounting)

Industries & Specialisations

  • Not-For-Profit
  • Horticulture
  • Te Ture Whenua Maori Act
  • Health and Social Services
  • Education
  • Investment