Nick Ashford

PKF Withers Tsang | Director

I’m originally from Paeroa where my parents had their own retail business. During that time I experienced firsthand the stress and cash-flow uncertainty caused by GST, PAYE, Income Tax, and the dynamics of a family business. It made me want to help, to become an accountant and that passion for helping shapes the way I practice today.

I ventured from my small town to Auckland and gained a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Commercial Law, Economics) at the University of Auckland. I then began my career at Withers Tsang as a graduate accountant, where the Withers Tsang team provided a pathway to becoming a Chartered Accountant, Advisor, and Partner.

Over the years I have been lucky enough to gain a wide range of knowledge from the 30+ Withers Tsang team members and thousands of Withers Tsang clients. I have developed a skill set beyond my original expectations, drawing from Withers Tsang’s core foundation of property knowledge, both the tax and commercial aspects of business ownership, to tax residency and taxation of foreign investments. All of which puts me in front of real people, people that could lose sleep over money, people that I can help.

Outside of work, I am a full-time Husband and Dad to two girls, and a very part-time Gamer and Golfer (albeit a bad one).

Goals are important, however, Happiness is more so. Before you chase what you want, appreciate what you’ve got. Reaching goals is momentary; the journey to reaching goals is infinite.


University of Auckland, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Commercial Law, Economics)

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand