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Lynda Smart

Director – Christchurch Office

Lynda joined Rodgers Reidy in 2014. Prior to this she worked for a leading Chartered Accountancy practice in Christchurch undertaking forensic accounting work and acting as a named liquidator and receiver of a wide variety of companies.Lynda has approximately 20 years experience in insolvency, forensic accounting and investigation work gained in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Career Highlights and Key Expertise

Lynda has worked on a number of high profile forensic accounting investigations related to the criminal prosecutions of directors of failed finance companies.

She has accepted insolvency and forensic accounting appointments from banks, the Court and several Government departments. In addition, Lynda has also worked with many directors and shareholders of distressed companies.

Lynda has particular expertise in the following industries:

  • Retail
  • Professional Services
  • Building & Construction
  • Education
  • Health
  • Hospitality & Entertainment

Lynda also specialises in the following areas:

  • Fraud Investigations
  • Litigation Support
  • Relationship Property Disputes
  • Business Valuations
  • Creditor Compromises

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accredited Insolvency Practitioner (NZ)

Memberships & Associations

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand
  • INSOL International
  • New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute

Personal Interests

When not at work, Lynda enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at her local school where she is also a member of the Board of Trustees.

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+64 3 929 0895
+64 21 191 6687
+64 3 974 2479
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32C Sheffield Crescent, Burnside, Christchurch 8053 PO Box 39090, Harewood Christchurch 8545

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