Bentleys New Zealand
  • Level 8, AIG Building, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland, 1010
    PO Box 106 433, Auckland, 1143 New Zealand

Roger Thompson / Director

+64 9 600 3902
Bentleys New Zealand
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Roger Thompson is a director of the Auckland practice and one of the firm’s founders. He leads the taxation, trusts and corporate administration teams.
Roger has more than 30 years’ experience both as a chartered accountant and a lawyer. He has acted as professional advisor to a diverse range of high net worth individuals, small and mid-market businesses, as well as larger corporates including those in retail, property development and investment, manufacturing, superannuation, and professional services.
Roger’s specialist area in taxation consulting includes individual, trust and corporate taxation as well as FBT (fringe benefit tax) and GST (goods and services tax). He has particular expertise with the tax issues concerning trusts, property development and investment, trans-Tasman businesses, cross-border structures, PIEs (portfolio investment entities), CFCs (controlled foreign companies), FIFs (foreign investment funds), amalgamations, and other business restructuring.
Roger regularly presents seminars on a wide range of taxation issues and is co-author of CCH publications A Practical Guide to Taxing Property Transactions (all editions) and Fringe Benefits – A Practical Guide to Managing your Tax Costs (4th edition).
Roger also advises on and assists with the formation and administration of complying trusts, foreign trusts, LTCs (look through companies), and limited partnerships.
  • Taxation consulting and compliance
  • Trusts, LTCs, LPs formation and administration
  • Property development and investment
  • Construction, engineering and related services
  • Trust and fiduciary providers
  • Retail
Professional memberships:
  • Member – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow – CPA Australia
  • Member – Institute of Directors in New Zealand Inc
  • Member(non-practising) Auckland District Law Society
  • Member STEP (Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners)
  • Member – IFA (International Fiscal Association)
Outside of the office, Roger enjoys spending time with his family, travelling as well as playing and listening to music.  He is an enthusiastic guitar player, both electric and acoustic.  He still performs on occasions in an acoustic duo and a rock band.

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