Long + Cowan

You have been counting on us for more than 75 years

When you need some help with the numbers, we are the number to call

Gold Partners with Xero

We’re utilising the latest technology to save you time & money on your Accounting while bringing you the latest reporting & automation technology. Chat with us about our Xero Gold Status today.

Whether you’re setting up a business, need financial planning advice or help with your taxes, owner Ben Stockbridge and his team of qualified accountants are passionate about transforming your business challenges into exciting opportunities. Long + Cowan Chartered Accountants has been assisting Wellington clients with their business and personal financial needs since 1940. Small to medium businesses (SMEs) are our specialty.

Our team is working for your business. Read about our team here and how we can help you with your accounts.
See all our services we offer here. Get in touch with us if you have any questions about the services.

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We go the extra mile for our clients

We’re committed to providing top-quality service and solutions to help improve your business performance and add value to your organisation. We offer:

Prompt, friendly, personal service

Plain language communications

Fast turnaround times

No-cost, no-obligation initial consultations

Your own personal accounting manager

Complimentary tax and business news

What our clients say about us

Ian Charles
Ian Charles
Been involved with Long & Cowan, Ben Stockbridge and the team through our business and find them to be exceptional. We have clients that also use the services they offer and highly recommend. Great CBD location.
Sandor Gergely
Sandor Gergely
Ben and his team are professional and easy to deal with.They are good at processing my financial data and reporting to IRD. The financial advise I got during the 4 years could have been better, also they could of taken a closer look at my data and find ways to contribute with advise. My new accountant reviewed my insurances, saved me tax on home office costs, etc. within the first year. All this for a 50% lower fees than Ben's. Also if you only want a bookkeeper, Ben is your guy, but make sure to get a fixed price. I appreciate the work you did Ben. Thank you.
Mike Keyworth
Mike Keyworth
Ben is very easy to deal with and an all-round nice guy. Would have no hesitation to recommend Long and Cowan to anyone looking for an accountant with experience and approachability for their accounting requirements.
IT near U
IT near U
Modern tech and accounting systems. Really good procedures and practices used. Friendly, reliable and eager to help. Great company!
DB Colley
DB Colley
A long standing accounting firm in Wellington that has the expertise for all your needs as a business or a property investor
Henderson International
Henderson International
Great Service and expertise. Highly recommended.
Rick Chapman
Rick Chapman
Ben and the team have been looking after my accounts for 3 years and I'm very happy with their down to earth friendly service
Eddy Tellakian
Eddy Tellakian
Ben is an awesome person, would definitely recommend him.

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We tailor our services to suit your needs

Our flexible payment options, full range of accounting and business advisory services, are designed to meet your individual or business requirements. We work with business accounting software systems Xero and MYOB.

General & Business Accounting Services

We provide financial, statutory, and management accounting services for companies and individuals. We work with Xero and MYOB software.

Tax Compliance Services

We take care of income tax, GST, PAYE and FBT returns for individuals and companies. We’re registered as a tax agent with Inland Revenue.

Body Corporate Services

We provide full accounting and administrative services for body corporate. We’re efficient, timely, accurate, and responsive.

Business Advisory Services

Whether you’re buying a business, or setting up your business from scratch, we’ll advise you on everything from structure to loans.

Long + Cowan: Your Trusted Tax Accountant Service in Wellington, NZ


Your Business and Personal Tax Experts

At Long + Cowan, we are more than just an accounting firm. We are a team of highly trained Wellington accountants dedicated to providing high-quality service and advice to our clients. We take pride in our ability to offer financial solutions tailored to your unique needs, whether you’re a small business owner, a rental property investor, or a self-employed professional.


Our Expertise and Accounting Services

Our team of experts provides a wide range of accounting services, from managing your accounts to offering business advice. We are proficient in Xero and other accounting software, ensuring efficient handling of your financial matters. Our services extend beyond the stereotypical accountant’s role, as we also offer business advisory services and tax services.

Some of the Areas Around Wellington our Accountants Service are:

Suburb Service Area
Johnsonville Accountants in Johnsonville
Island Bay Accountants in Island Bay
Thorndon Accountants in Thorndon
Miramar Accountants in Miramar
Kelburn Accountants in Kelburn
Karori Accountants in Karori
Crofton Downs Accountants in Crofton Downs
Te Aro Accountants in Te Aro
Wadestown Accountants in Wadestown

You can see the individual services that we offer to each area by clicking the links posted above.

Your Business, Our Priority

Get to Know Us

Long + Cowan has been serving clients in Wellington and throughout New Zealand since 1940. Our firm is enthusiastic about transforming your business challenges into exciting opportunities. We are always looking for innovative ways to enhance your business’s profitability and ensure the best outcome for your needs.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to providing exceptional service to our clients. We understand the key aspects of running a business and are eager to help you navigate the complexities of tax and account management. Our team is knowledgeable in various industries, including trade, retail, and engineering, making us a versatile business advisor for your diverse needs.


Tailored Solutions for Your Business


Our Accounting Services

At Long + Cowan, we offer a comprehensive suite of accounting services. We are a chartered accountant firm that provides business accounting solutions, including annual accounts, income tax returns, and GST returns. We are also a registered tax agent with the Inland Revenue, ensuring compliance with all NZ tax regulations.


Business Advisory Services

Our business advisory services are designed to provide strategic advice and solutions for your business. Whether you’re setting up a new business, managing a franchise, or looking for ways to increase profitability, our team of consultants is ready to assist. We also offer advice on rental properties and other investment opportunities.


Looking Forward to 2023 and Beyond

As we look forward to 2023 and beyond, we remain committed to providing outstanding service to our clients. We are excited about the future and are ready to help you achieve your financial goals. Let Long + Cowan be your guide on your financial journey.


Long + Cowan: Your Partner in Success


Your Success is Our Success

At Long + Cowan, we believe that your success is our success. We are dedicated to providing you with the advice and services you need to achieve your goals. Whether you need help with your accounts, tax returns, or business advice, our team of experts is here to help.


A Wellington Accounting Firm You Can Trust

With over 75 years of experience, Long + Cowan has established itself as a trusted accounting firm in Wellington. We are proud members of professional organisations and adhere to the highest standards of professionalism. Trust us to provide you with the expert advice and services you need to succeed.


Comprehensive Business Solutions


Tailored to Your Needs

At Long + Cowan, we understand that every business is unique. That’s why we offer tailored business solutions designed to meet your specific needs. From small businesses to medium-sized enterprises, we provide expert advice and services that help you manage your accounts efficiently and ensure your business’s profitability.

Expertise Across Industries

Our team of Wellington accountants has extensive experience across a wide range of industries. Whether you’re in retail, engineering, or the service sector, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best advice and solutions for your business.


Professional Services Beyond Accounting


Business Advisory and More

In addition to our accounting services, we also offer business advisory services. Our team of consultants can provide advice on key aspects of your business, from structure to loans. We also offer financial planning services to help you achieve your goals.


Tax Services You Can Rely On

As a registered tax agent with the Inland Revenue, we provide comprehensive tax services, including income tax returns, GST returns, and advice on tax compliance. We ensure that your business meets all NZ tax regulations, giving you peace of mind.


Partnering with the Best


Xero and MYOB

We work with leading accounting software systems Xero and MYOB, ensuring that your accounts are managed efficiently and accurately. Our team is highly trained in these systems, allowing us to provide you with the best service possible.


Proud Members of Professional Organisations

We are proud members of the Tax Agents Institute and other professional organisations. This affiliation ensures that we adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and stay updated on the latest developments in the accounting industry.


Ready to Get Started?


Contact Us Today

We’re eager to get to know you and your business. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re always looking for new ways to help our clients achieve their goals. We work in Wellington CBD but also suburbs surrounding Wellington such as Te Aro, Thorndon, Kelburn, Mount Victoria, Oriental Bay, Aro Valley, Pipitea, Newtown Let us show you how we can help.


Looking Ahead to 2024

As we look forward to 2024, we remain committed to providing our clients with the highest quality service. We’re excited about the future and are ready to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. With Long + Cowan, you can be confident that you’re in good hands.

We're Proud To Be Members Of Professional Organisations

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