We're not your average professional accountant. For a start, we specialise in real Kiwi businesses - not rentals / investments-only, overseas tax, etc. (although where they're incidental we do get involved). There are things we don't do because we don't have physical offices, but if your business runs your own Kiwi accounting system, we will help you make the most of it - probably more than you expected. It's always been important to get things right at source - but with IRD moving to collect GST and taxes based on your accounts, getting it right every time becomes even more vital.
We help you get it right during the year, rather than dealing with issues at year end. We do this on your computer over the Internet. Some suggest that recent tax changes will simplify accounting so much that accountants won't be needed. Things continue to change, but you still need to get the basics right. Plus we focus on the health of your business - not just your tax returns.
At year-end, we review your system with you and then take a copy of your data. After we have finished your accounts, tax returns and minutes, we update your system with depreciation, H/P's, salaries, taxes etc, so that your system agrees with the "official" information supplied to IRD in tax returns. If you're "in the cloud" then this process is done in the cloud - but the basics are similar.
There's more to it than that - basically,` we're like your own accountant, on your team, keeping an eye on things and providing advice when you want it - without taking up valuable office space or charging for every bit of advice. We're on-hand via the internet or phone when you need us. Many clients find this more effective than the traditional accountant's office.
We're excited about this way of working - much better than receiving a pile of data at year end and sorting everything out then. We think it's great, and so do our clients - most of whom have been with us a decade or more.