Marsden Robinson qualified and set up his practice in 1961. Computers, copiers, and fax machines were unheard of, all transactions were in Pounds, shillings, and pence, typewriters were manual and used carbon paper, and adding machines and calculators were clumsy slow mechanical devices. From a one-man band with a part-time typist, the firm grew organically – and by numerous acquisitions - to become one of the largest and best-known sole practices in New Zealand.
In 1982 Shee Chow was employed as a junior, unqualified accountant, rising eventually to become Practice Manager. In 1987 Sam Chow, who had by that time gained international experience, particularly in Fiji, joined the firm, eventually being appointed assistant Practice Manager.
In 2005 Marsden Robinson retired, and a new company Marsden Robinson Chow Limited was formed with Shee and Sam Chow as joint Partners and Directors. Marsden Robinson remains a consultant to the firm.
In 2010 the firm acquired the accountancy practice of Peter Bould, whose services have been retained on a consultancy basis. Over time we have grown, moved offices and changed our name, but our commitment to being your best provider of business services remains as strong as ever.
The firm, Chen & Associates Chartered Accountants Limited (CACA) merged with MRC on 1 July 2019. We welcome all the CACA clients and be assured that the service provided will be seamless as the CACA accounting team has also joined us. You are always welcomed to pop in for a cup of tea and a chat.
We pride ourselves on the professional, practical and tailored advice we provide. We have comprehensive experience advising on managing your finances, tax issues, business improvements and more. Come and talk with our team and we’ll tailor a solution for you that suits your immediate needs and helps you plan for the future. Established in 1961, this accountancy practice has grown over time. We have expanded, moved offices and changed our name, but our commitment to being your best provider of business services remains as strong as ever. Our firm is a recognized Approved Training Employer (ATE) by the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ) and has provided professional training to graduates to meet their professional requirements to gain admission into NZICA. Our firm is recognized in the industry as being highly systemized and our Workpapers, checklists and precedents are widely used by other Chartered Accountants.
After 3 years of experience with a multinational company in a finance and management reporting role, Sam joined Marsden Robinson FCA in 1987. He specializes in all areas of business advisory services. He Chairs the Finance Committee of his Church and has been an active member of the Parish Council for a number of years. In his spare time, he enjoys his extensive library of music and movies and the occasional round of golf.
Having gained over 20 years experience as Practice Director at Marsden Robinson FCA, Shee and Sam purchased the practice in April 2005 when Marsden retired. Shee specialises in business and tax solutions for Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Outside of the office he loves watching the Holden Racing Team and plays a little golf.
Peter was educated at Whangarei Boys High School 1961 to 1964. He became a Chartered Accountant in 1971 and formed a Chartered Accounting Practice in 1979 and ‘retired’ from practice in 2011. He became a JP in 1997. He now consults on a small range of specialist areas, particularly trusts and forestry. Leisure time is spent sailing locally and offshore, enjoys diving and fishing and lives mainly on venison from his deer hunting.
A Fellow of the Institute and a Justice of the Peace with 51 years experience in Public Practice, Marsden built up one of NZ’s largest accounting sole-practices with 15 staff. He was once described by a colleague as "The Henry Ford of the accounting profession. New Zealand’s most successful businessman was his client for many years. Now retired from public practice, he is an experienced Expert Witness on accounting matters in litigation, arbitration, and mediation proceedings.