KANOHI KI TE KANOHI
Māori Business Audit Services
Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.
While working in isolation might result in survival, working together can take people beyond survival and onto prosperity.
Introduction / Nau Mai
Working face to face with our clients and together looking forward into the future/ Kanohi ki te kanohi
As one of the largest rural audit firms, we are passionate about working with iwi, Māori entities and businesses to achieve their cultural, social and economic aspirations. 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.
We have a strong history of working with iwi, Māori entities and businesses including pre and post settlement iwi. This work has enabled our people to gain an understanding of kaupapa Māori approaches to business.
We aim to be New Zealand’s preferred auditor to iwi, Māori entities and businesses.
Our Mission / Kaupapa
Our firm is committed to growing and developing relationships with iwi, Māori entities and organisations.
To help grow and develop relationships, we believe in working face to face with our clients to achieve their aspirations and desired outcomes and to provide assurance over their financial information and taonga.
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.
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 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.