Testimonials for Chartered Accountant Services


"When exceptional circumstances arise Ben is always available to offer advice on successful protocols... Without exception, all exchanges have been professional, courteous and very helpful.
I recommend Long & Cowan Chartered Accountants without reservation to other Body Corporates seeking sound, considerate and supportive secretarial duties."
Dr. Robin Skinner


"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. Long & Cowan Wellington has added great value to our business and I strongly recommend them as a professional company with friendly service and efficient turnaround time to any prospective client."
Dragan Radic, CEO, Health Service Welfare Society, now Accuro Health Insurance

"Long & Cowan have been AJ Beck & Co Ltds Chartered Accountants for the past 30 years. We have found them to be professional. The dealings that we have had with them have been on a friendly, positive basis and they are willing to be of assistance at any time to help sort out any problems. We thank them for their continued support and friendship."
Lloyd Beedell, Managing Director, AJ Beck & Co Limited

"I have found their service to be invaluable. Their friendly staff and excellent service are a credit to them. I would happily recommend Long & Cowan to anyone looking for professional accountancy services, especially small to medium sized businesses like mine."
Sarah Burnett, Managing Director, Home Focus Limited
(Sarah's business was featured in the Chartered Accountants Journal)

"Ben Stockbridge, the Principal of Long & Cowan provided prompt and cost-effective secretarial and accounting services to the Body Corporate. Ben is recommended to any Body Corporate seeking to contract out its financial and secretarial services.
Bruce Taylor, Chairperson, Metro Thorndon Body Corporate (25 unit titles)

"I have always found Donna to be competent, knowledgeable and patient with the many issues I have raised. I find Donna very reliable in getting back to me with answers and information, and I appreciate very much, Donna's sense of humour."
Helen Chambers, Tapiri Flats Limited

"I have known Donna for about two years since she joined the team at Long & Cowan....I have been most impressed with the way she has handled what have, at times, been difficult situations...find great comfort in her commitment to handling building management issues....the depth of experience has shown her to be simply invaluable to those relying on her wisdom."
I.E. Diamond, Capital Property Services Ltd

"I have been a resident and a member of the Thorndon Mews Body Corporate for the past 15 years during which Long & Cowan has provided all administrative and secretarial services.
Throughout this time, the company has shown a high level of efficiency in attending to a variety of matters, including the monitoring of income and running expenses, arrangements of maintenance contracts, attending to incidental repairs, and the preparation of annual financial statements and accounts.
... Long & Cowan have served the Body Corporate in a most professional manner. Owners have consistently found the Principal, Mr Ben Stockbridge and his staff to be courteous, supportive and prompt in dealing with day to day enquiries and in matters requiring urgent attention.

The fact that the financial status of the Thorndon Mews complex is in such a sound state, with a significant maintenance reserve fund intact, is a further testament to the competent advice and guidance provided over the past years. This advantage is often promoted by real estate agents when engaged in the leasing or marketing of units.
I would be pleased to recommend Long & Cowan to anyone wishing to engage their services."
Dr T. M. Skerman, Member, Thorndon Mews Body Corporate Maintenance Committee


"The little thing that we did was tiny in comparison to the toil that you guys put in for Hill Street."
Tony Silke

"Our thanks for the excellent and professional service we receive from your company. Your staff are always pleasant and efficient to deal with both in person and on the phone. The prompt manner in which you handle our returns is appreciated."
Milton Mexted


"My company has enjoyed the services of Long & Cowan for all of our accounting services for a period of several years ... They have provided excellent service: efficient, helpful and friendly.
Long & Cowan takes an interest in the operation and welfare of their clients' businesses and they provide sound advice and guidance... Their accessibility and personal approach enables them to provide ideal service to small businesses and individuals requiring assistance and advice with tax returns, investment or management issues.
I have no hesitation in recommending Long & Cowan to any potential clients."
Kevin R. Boon, Company Director, Kotuku Publishing


"Ben and his team have provided financial services to our architectural practice for a number of years. We have found them responsive to our unique needs providing a timely, efficient and professional service at all times."
Stephen Poulopoulos, Architecture+


"Thank you for your assistance in completing my tax return. It is probably not often that you come across someone so "tax illiterate" and your tolerance and support was most appreciated."
Jeff Taylor

"Long & Cowan have again found things which have reduced tax paid by the Family Trust."
Garry Williams

"... Your input on our Body Corporate business is appreciated... If I have the opportunity to refer business I will certainly provide your contact detail..."
Jo Anne, Batham Estate Body Corporate

"...I will certainly direct anyone in your direction that I believe you could assist."
Tim Ritchie


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