David Griffiths

CA, ACIS

David has been a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1972 and a member of Governance NZ (previously The Institute of Chartered Secretaries of New Zealand) since 1977.  He is a director of a number of small to medium sized companies and is a trustee of several NZ resident trusts.

David commenced work at the firm in October 1975 as a Senior Manager and became a Partner in 1977. He has been a Partner/Director of the firm for 40 years and has previously held the roles of Managing Partner and Joint Chairman.

His specialties include:

  • personal and business financial advisory services
  • business services including taxation, management accounting and enterprise valuations

Client Backgrounds

David has clients across a wide range of industries and activities including;

  • Materials Handling Entities
  • Legal Partnerships and Barrister/Queens Counsel Sole Practices
  • Manufacturing – Plastic Injection Moulding including CAD
  • Enterprise Valuations including M & A
  • Investment Advisory including analysis of Listed Equities/Bonds ( David is not an AFA and is not involved in services provided by AFAs )
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • High Net Worth Individuals

Throughout his career David has developed enduring relationships with his clients, as a trusted advisor and becoming closely involved with their business and financial interests.

David is married and he and his wife Jenny have two adult children and a number of grandchildren. He is an active sports person regularly participating in cycling, golf and tennis.

For 25 years David was on the Board of the largest tennis and squash club in New Zealand, Remuera Rackets Club. He was President from 1990-1993. He is a life member of this Club being one of only six in its 99-year history.

The firm and David provide honorary accounting and audit services to numerous Charitable Trusts and support the Trustees in their numerous charitable works throughout the Auckland Region.

International Accounting Association

The firm has been a member of DFK International and DFK Australia New Zealand since 1992. DFK is a Worldwide Association of Independent Accounting firms. Worldwide DFK has 220 Member Firms in 93 Countries and Gross Worldwide Income of USD 1.2 Billion.

David was a Board member of DFK ANZ from 1995 to 2008 and held the office of Chairman from May 2001 to May 2003. David was also appointed to the Board of DFK International in July 2003 representing DFK ANZ and in July 2004 was elected to the DFK International Executive Committee.

David’s last role in DFK was as a member of the Executive Committee of DFK Asia Pacific which role he held for six years from 2005 to 2011.

In the previous 15 years to 2011 David has been on various Committees responsible for the planning and delivery of many International Conferences for the DFK ANZ and Pacific Regions

What our clients say

We have found DFK OGC’s approach to everything from services provided to how they build relationships one that had worked well for them. We’ve found them to be down to earth, obviously knowledgeable about what they do and approachable as well. They always welcome the phone.

Any time I need them – any of the partners – they’re there to pick up the phone.
And they provide that service after hours as well, which is just great.

Dipak Bagia – CEO Petrochem Group

It’s not so big that you feel like just another number, but it’s also big enough that they can cover everything I need.  I feel comfortable with the fact that as my business grows, DFK OGC will be able to handle the demands that come with it.

Lee Chang Woo

My Company has been utilising the services of DFKOGC for many years and this itself speaks volumes for the excellent professional services rendered by them. I have been interacting with the DFKOGC team for the past 2 months and I have found them to extremely responsive, very professional and always willing to go the extra mile to service us.

Mary Abraham

DFK have supported us for many years and the service has been great across various partners.

MAHA Australia & New Zealand

Extremely professional and astute business advisors. Our businesses has benefitted and elevated to new horizons with DFK OGC by our side. Even when going gets challenging, they are open to seek subject matter experts. Anit Patel and his entire team are great highly recommended.

Sanjai Bagia

Very efficient and has a personal touch. If you have questions, they respond in a timely manner and even visits you to explain things face to face.

Marlo Camacho
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