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Accounting Services

Whangārei accountants who treat you as their whānau

We may be accountants, but you’ll never be just another number to us. We put people first, are committed to adding real value, and our advice to you is tailormade.

Our business accounting services for Northland SMEs range from income tax returns, GST returns, PAYE, payroll services, tax planning all the way to business management and support.

For both established companies and start-ups, and from day-to-day accounting services to preparing end of year financial statements, your business is in good hands with Bennett and Associates.

Our friendly team of Whangārei accountants provides transparent services across all areas of accounting. On your behalf, we liaise with the IRD, organise your GST returns, and we can take care of payroll, annual accounts, and so much more.

Income Tax

Tax compliance does not need to be difficult. However, it is important that it’s done correctly and that the many changes that come about each year are considered. Our philosophy and procedures are designed to make sure our clients understand their tax administration and tax requirements.

Your business is running your business. Our business will help you with your tax compliance so you will have peace of mind and can focus on what you do best.


GST Services to our clients range from full in-house processing to an annual GST review to ensure that GST is being correctly calculated. Using systems such as MYOB or Xero, we can help you identify the right GST solution then teach you how to best use the system effectively.

Our philosophy with GST is that our clients will decide what level of support they require. Our experienced staff can walk you through the process or we can complete and file your GST returns for you.

  • Starting a new business?
  • Not sure of your GST obligations?
  • Tired of completing your own returns?
  • Not sure of how to treat certain transactions?

Talk to us, as we can answer all your questions.

As we have a strong relationship with the IRD, we make sure that GST is an easy task for our clients to administer, but we will tailor our approach to situations where more personal direct assistance is required (such as at audit time).

Business Management, Support and Advice

Our Business Services division can take an active role in helping our clients achieve their business goals. Our principal advisors have owned small businesses themselves (outside of the accounting profession) and we know the compliance requirements which many smaller businesses face.

We know that smaller business entities are the lifeblood of doing business in Northland. In fact, they are the backbone of New Zealand. Our team of Whangārei accountants talks the language of the small business owner and we will never confuse you with jargon.

Some of the benefits which our business services clients gain are:

  • Experience, knowledge and skills of our client advisory team with job management carried out by a Chartered Accountant.
  • A development and training programme where clients are encouraged to develop their in-house accounting system, which is supported and overseen by our team.
  • We adhere to independence guidelines which ensure that our client business’ develops appropriate strategies ranging from wealth creation to eventual sale/exit or succession.
  • An unashamed focus on the development of smaller Northland businesses to further Northland’s economic development.

Māori Business

Our firm has provided support and advice to several Iwi and Hapu organisations within Northland, encompassing both Commercial and Social structures. Bennett and Associates is the leader in Māori Business within Northland, delivering a Mentoring and Facilitation programme to the Māori population within the Tai Tokerau Region on behalf of Te Puni Kokiri.

We also carry out Trustee training of Māori enterprise and, in several cases, provides direct Board support so that prudent financial decisions can be made. In Māori business advisory, Steve takes a lead role and interest with a view that to develop economic principles and foundations within Māori, the entire community will benefit.