About Silks Audit

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Vision and Values

Working face to face with our clients and together looking forward into the future

To meet this vision we incorporate our values into the way we conduct our lives and carry out our business.


  • Service – Silks Audit ensures it only provides the necessary services to meet the obligations of its clients
  • Integrity – Silks Audit has strong moral values and ensures honesty is maintained in all situations
  • Leadership – Silks Audit has strong leaders who lead the firm and its staff towards achieving the goals of the firm
  • Knowledge – Silks Audit have qualified and experienced staff to meet the needs of its clients
  • Sincerity – Silks Audit has the patients and compassion to get things done
  • Approachable – Silks Audit is an accessible firm with approachable people conducting audits all over New Zealand and Australia.
  • Understanding – Silks Audit understands the needs and culture of each individual client and works together with them to meet their goals.
  • Diligent – Silks Audit takes pride and care to ensure we conduct our services in a conscientious manner
  • Independent – Silks Audit maintains its independence by only providing Audit and Assurance Services
  • Timely – Silks Audit are serious about meeting client deadlines and believe it is one of the most important and core values to our firm


Our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document.

It expresses the concepts of Kāwanatanga (Governance), Tino Rangatiratanga (Rights and determination), and Ōritetanga (Equity).

Silks Audit are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and through the principles we will strive to achieve the following.

      Tino Rangatiratanga

      Allowing clients to have self-determination and Mana motuhake over their taonga (possessions). By ensuring our clients have control over the use and disclosure of their taonga including cultural, social, and economic possessions and information. 


      Equity of access and participation by being committed to achieving equitable opportunities and outcomes for our clients and our staff. By having diversity across our directors, management, and staff with the ability to provide culturally enriched advice and services to all our clients so they achieve their expectations.

      Active protection

      Active protection of Tino rangatiratanga and taonga. We recognise the importance of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori within New Zealand and are committed to educating our firm and our people on its’ importance and by incorporating it into our business practice and service delivery.


      The sharing of knowledge and ideas towards a common goal by working together with our clients to ensure they achieve their cultural, social, and economic aspirations.  



        Tāhuhu kōrero
        From humble beginnings

        We have one of the largest audit teams in the Central and West Coast of the North Island predominately in the Whanganui, Manawatu, Taranaki and Taupo regions.

        Edwin Martell Silk started the first Silks Accountancy firm in Whanganui in 1904. 

        Over the decades that followed, the firm underwent many changes.  From a small local accountancy firm to an international accounting group (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu) Silks has come full circle returning to its roots. 

        In true Silks tradition, Cameron Town understood the necessity for change and that Audit should become an independent business.  It would allow their team to stretch and expand their knowledge base and in 2010 the decision to separate the Audit group from the Business Advisory Services group was made.

        Maintaining the Silks legacy was also important and so our Team name became our business name.  We are ‘Silks Audit Chartered Accountants’.

        In January 2014 Talia Anderson-Town took over as the second partner and director. With over 26 staff and two partners (Cameron Town and Talia Anderson-Town) they continue the firm today offering a full range of audit and assurance services. 

        No place is too remote – we come to you

        Tauwāhi / Where Do We Audit

        No matter where you are in New Zealand or Overseas we can arrange to come to you. We bring our services to you at no extra cost.

        These are the locations of our clients and areas we currently service:



        Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board

        The Tuwharetoa Staff have enjoyed working with Silks Audit and found their service friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. The team was always sensitive to the work pressures of staff, whilst ensuring their audit was completed as promptly as possible. The Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board would recommend Silks Audit services to other organisations for an efficient and thorough audit.

        156 Guyton Street, Whanganui

        112 Vivian Street, New Plymouth

        19 Tamamutu Street, Taupō

        7 Grey Street, Palmerston North, 4410

        1268 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, 3010

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