Professional services firm Hall Chadwick expands to New Zealand

24 January 2022 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Hall Chadwick has kicked off the new year with an office launch in New Zealand, the tenth across its network.

One of Australia’s top-twenty accounting and business advisory networks, Hall Chadwick, has expanded across the ditch to New Zealand with a new outlet launched in Auckland. The new office will be led by managing director Tadius Munapeyi, who also serves as a New Zealand Public Practice Committee Member for accounting body CPA Australia.

A member of independent accountancy association PrimeGlobal, which has representatives in over 100 countries, Hall Chadwick claims a 130-year heritage, and has a headcount of 440-plus partners and staff across its Australian network.

Hall Chadwick launches an office in Auckland

Hall Chadwick has a presence in each mainland capital, along with a number of regional centres, and in 2021 pushed its collective revenues above $80 million.

In addition to audit, tax and assurance, Hall Chadwick provides services in a range of business advisory areas such as strategy and structure, along with lines in recovery & insolvency, corporate financial advisory, and forensic accounting among others. AFR’s most recent edition of Australia’s top 100 accountancies placed the firm at 19th, a shade behind Synergy Group and Moore.

As part of its expansion to New Zealand, Hall Chadwick has merged with IRCS (Integrated Risk and Compliance Solutions), of which Munapeyi is the director. Previously he spent almost five years at UHY Haines Norton, as well as four years in leadership roles between Ernst & Young and PwC in New Zealand, the former where he also served for over half a decade in Zimbabwe.

“We are very pleased to announce our expansion into New Zealand and warmly welcome Tadius to the association,” said Hall Chadwick chairman David Lissauer. “The move into the market was highly considered. Great opportunities await us and with his impressive career spanning more than 20 years combined with an extensive array of connections, Tadius is the exact leader we need.”

Munapeyi will be responsible for developing relationships with clients in the banking, insurance, funds management, manufacturing, telecoms and not-for-profits sectors in New Zealand, with Hall Chadwick citing his deep technical experience in financial statements audits, NZIFRS implementation, internal audit, IT audit, AML audit and consulting.

“In this constantly evolving global economy, being able to have a seamless continuum of services for clients with operations in both New Zealand and Australia is not only a necessity, it’s a priority,” Munapeyi said in statement, while further noting that IRCS had already been collaborating with Hall Chadwick on international assignments for a number of years.

In the past few months, Corporate Value Associates (a strategy consulting firm) and Sandpiper (a communications consultancy) also launched new offices in New Zealand.