About Us - Browne's Chartered Accountants

Introducing Our Firm

The practice was formed in 2001, when Bob Browne and Scott Browne withdrew from the longstanding practice, Mabee Halstead and Kiddle. Previously located in Shortland St, Auckland the practice changed its name from MH&K to Browne’s in 2010.

Between them the directors have over 60 + years experience as Chartered Accountants and Auditors, in New Zealand.

Establishing Browne’s has strengthened our overall ability to tailor our services and advice to meet the needs of our clients.

Whereas audit appears to be an area from which many Chartered Accounting practices are exiting, we have made a decision to remain committed to providing Audit services to our clients and to furthermore, grow our business in this area of professional services.


The Crew

At Browne’s we currently have a staff of 6 people, who are extremely professional, value confidentiality and take tremendous pride in their output.



Scott was an associated with the Chartered Accounting firm of Mabee Halstead and Kiddle prior to becoming a Director of Brownes in 2001. Scott is involved in both Business Advisory Services and the Assurance Services areas of the practice. Educated at Rosmini College and Auckland Technical Institute, Scott is Past President of the Rotary Club of Albany. Scott interests include kayaking, tramping, rugby and sports generally.



Bob has been in public practice in Auckland since 1969. Throughout his career as a Chartered Accountant Bob has accumulated extensive experience in both Business Advisory Services and Assurance Services. Educated at Auckland Grammar and Auckland University, Bob is a Former Chairman of Transit New Zealand, the Statutory Authority controlling construction and funding of New Zealand roading infrastructure, and was a member of Transfund New Zealand, the a Statutory Authority responsible for allocation of national roading funds. He was the Government appointee to the Auckland Harbour Bridge Authority until its dissolution in 1984. Appointed Justice of Peace in 1971 Bob was awarded MBE in 1993. Bobs interests include equestrian, rugby and sports generally.

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