BVO Audit

About us

BVO Audit

About us

BVO Audit is a team of auditors and a division of the long-established Blackmore Virtue and Owens firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

With years of audit and review experience under their belts, they know that getting an audit or review needs to be a straightforward process, with benefits beyond simply knowing your financials are true and correct. You need a clear path to minimise risks and achieve your stakeholder goals for better governance.

“We pride ourselves on providing plain language reports and constructive feedback that everyone can understand. An audit or review with BVO is much more than ticking boxes, it’s about helping you and your organisation do what you do best.” – Alex Houghton

Alex Houghton

Qualified Auditor, Certificate of Public Practice, Chartered Accountant

Alex Houghton

Qualified Auditor, Certificate of Public Practice, Chartered Accountant

Alex started BVO Audit in 2021and has been a director of the BVO accountancy firm since 2009. Before joining BVO, Alex held a variety of tax and accountancy roles for ‘big 4’ accountancy practices and large corporates in Auckland and the UK. He has also held audit roles for ‘big 4’ and ‘2nd tier’ accounting firms in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Alex specialises in audit and assurance services, business advisory services, and tax compliance. Alex is a qualified auditor, is a member of the Institute of Directors, a member of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants for New Zealand and Australia which allows him to keep abreast of policy changes relevant to preparing and auditing financial statements.

Alex gravitated to auditing because of the unique insight and therefore assurance that auditing can provide to businesses. Having sat on boards of governance, Alex is aware of the reliance placed on financial statements to be accurate in order to help guide a business well. Alex prides himself in being able to provide that information.

Personal Interests: Alex was brought up on a dairy farm in Northland and is married with four children. When not busy with the business and family, Alex likes to spend time on his bike cycling around the waterfront, heading out on the Hauraki gulf fishing or heading to Eden Park to support the Auckland, Blues and All Black Rugby teams.

David Knightley

Chartered Accountant and a Qualified Auditor

David is a Chartered Accountant and a Qualified Auditor and has been a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Society for over 40 years. He specialises in audit and assurance engagements of Not-For-Profit Clubs, Societies, Charities, Trusts and other Corporate entities.

Personal interests: Besides being a Trustee of the National Branch of the International Charity “United Way”, David is also the Treasurer of the Photographic Society of New Zealand Inc.

David’s other interests include stamp collecting, tramping, travelling, classic cars and motorsport, where he has been found to fulfil an “official” role on occasion.

David and his wife, Hazel, have two sons. One lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two children, and the other in Auckland with his wife and daughter.

Who we work with and the services we offer

BVO Audit work with a range of Not-For-Profit and For-Profit organisations. Find out more about the services we provide and how we can help your organisation by choosing from the list below.

Not For Profit

Charitable Trusts
Incorporated Societies
Volunteer service organisations

Education provider

Charitable Private Training Establishments
Education and training providers

Real Estate Business

Body Corporates
Real Estate Trust holders

Business with overseas shareholders

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Businesses getting ready to attract funding

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How the audit process works.

You’ll love how easy it is to work with us. We’ll do the work either at your place or at our offices in Newmarket, then prepare a report on what we found.

Book a Consultation

1. Discuss

Discuss your requirements with one of our qualified auditors.

2. Estimate

Receive a formal fee estimate for the job, without obligation.

3. Engage

Decide to engage the services of BVO Audit.

4. Step-by-Step

Get step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions and a checklist to help you gather all the relevant information.

5. Your place or ours

We’ll do the work either at your place or at ours, with minimal disruption, to assess and analyse your information and systems.

6. Audit Reports

You’ll receive audit reports of your financial statements, plus a plain language management letter containing constructive feedback on systems, processes or control measures that have been identified, to help you meet stakeholder goals.

Book a consultation.

Book a free 30 min no-obligation call or video with a qualified auditor.

+64-9-520 4089