General and Business Accounting
We provide general and business accounting services for individuals, and small to medium-sized businesses in Wellington, and around New Zealand. Our goal is to partner with you to make your business life easier, more productive, and more profitable. We’ll provide plain English advice on all accounting matters that affect you. We’re experienced, and well-qualified to help you: as well as being chartered accountants, we’re a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, under the auspices of Governance New Zealand.
We frequently act as company accountants for businesses who choose to outsource their accounting.
We are very fortunate to have Long + Cowan as our outsourced accounting support as our business is very complex. They have demonstrated their technical skill and knowledge and shown genuine interest in our business and have often provided invaluable proactive advice. Their ability to communicate with us in simple terms, and their friendly and effective service is a huge bonus.
Dragan Radic, CEO, Health Service Welfare Society, now Accuro Health Insurance
We have a proven track record for providing secretarial, accounting and financial services for collectives that own properties such as apartments, townhouses, car parks, industrial units and commercial offices. Many of our clients are members, owners, or shareholders with bodies corporate, rental properties, and flat-owning companies (also known as company share flats).
Our general and business accounting services include:
Financial statements and accounts
We provide monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, six-monthly or annual accounts. We prepare accurate, timely financial statements on an accrual basis, with notes. We prepare accounts for statutory compliance purposes, such as when a board reports to its shareholders at an annual general meeting. Our accounts are complete and prepared to auditable standard.
Companies Office and statutory records
We prepare annual returns for companies, and changes to directors, for the Companies Office, and maintain statutory records such as the Register of Shareholders.
Rental property accounts
We provide profit-and-loss accounting on rental properties, so all the appropriate expenses will be captured for your tax return. We work with many look-through companies, whose owners have elected to transfer rental property company profits and losses to their individual income tax.
We provide monthly or quarterly accounts and reports to support the management of your business, and increase your profitability.
Xero and MYOB
We support third-party accounting software systems, including MYOB online accounting and payroll packages, and Xero online accounting and book keeping software. There are advantages for clients in using cloud-based accounting systems such as these, including accountant and client being able to work in a common ledger in real time.