Jon Robertson

Business Advice, Specialist Services, Director, Christchurch

Jon has been a Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Director since 2008.

His career started in Christchurch in 1995, with stints in the United Kingdom and Auckland. He brings a lot of energy to everything he does. Jon has 3 busy sons; he coaches junior cricket and rugby teams, and he’s a very capable golfer.

One of Jon’s specialist areas within his business services client base is the franchising industry. Jon enjoys helping his clients to stay on track with their business goals.

While franchise businesses display many normal traditional business traits there are specific quirks that only arise with franchises. Jon deals with both franchisors and franchisees and helps them with their business such as dealing with financiers, buying and selling a franchise, cashflow modelling and forecasting, and of course their annual compilation requirements.

Specialist areas

  • Accounting and tax advice related to property development;
  • Business start-ups, especially entrepreneurs regarding business structures and ownership;
  • All aspects of franchising business, including franchisors and franchisees; and
  • Accounting and tax issues that arise from business acquisitions.

Memberships & qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant, since 1995
  • 6 years in a Big 4 chartered accountancy firm
  • Project accountant for America Online Inc in the United Kingdom, a firm with over 600 staff locally, dealing with both the domestic UK firm and the European and USA operations.
  • Treasurer of St Joseph's school Board of Trustees.