Richard (Dick) Benjamin CA (P.P), ACIS, FCPA (Aust.) – Principal – Chartered Accountant
A varied background in both Commercial and Public accounting has given Dick a balanced and pragmatic approach to business and accounting problems.
He spent his early years working for a Chartered Accountant in Hamilton and then at Smith & Brown Ltd in a Commercial trainee position. Dick then travelled to Australia and the UK and held various accounting roles including a security analyst at a Stock Broking Firm and as an Internal Auditor.
Dick returned to Australia in 1973 and worked as an Internal Audit Manager and Financial Controller of a Multinational Public Company with 1200 employees. In 1985 Dick returned to New Zealand and purchased his own Accounting Practice that operated in Birkenhead for 27 years and is now working out of Albany.
- Chartered Accountant (NZ)
- Chartered Secretary (NZ)
- Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (Australia)
Dick won’t leave you bamboozled with accounting jargon, projections and charts, instead he has a down to earth approach which will help in the running of your business and increasing your profits
It’s not how much you earn, it’s how much you keep!
Emma Simpson – BBS(Accountancy), BSc, ATT (UK) – Chartered Accountant
Emma the daughter of Richard Benjamin has worked in the practice for the last 11 years, during this time she qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants. Emma enjoys helping people get started in business, helping them choose the best business structure. Speaking plain English and allowing people to get on with running their businesses. Emma specialises in tax compliance work. Past experience includes working for KPMG in Scotland and a small accounting firm in London. Outside of work Emma has three young children and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Emma is very approachable and is happy to have a chat over the phone or face to face to see if R L Benjamin Chartered Accountant is the right accounting firm for you.
Debbie Ruscoe – Administrator
Debbie is the friendly voice who answers the phone and the face you see when you visit R L Benjamin Chartered Accountant. Debbie has been with the practice for the last three years, prior to that she was a busy full time mum to her two children.
Debbie is very friendly and efficient and will happily assist with your queries or locate the person who can. Outside or work Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and working out at the gym.