Accounting Firms Working with Startups: New Zealand

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Accounting Firms Working with Startups: New Zealand

BDO New Zealand, Twigley & Co. Chartered Accountants, Moore Markhams, Bakertilly Staples Rodway, Kiwitax, Watershed Chartered Accountants, The Hive Accounting Limited, and RightWay are accounting firms in New Zealand that offer accounting and finance services to startups and SMEs.

BDO New Zealand

  • Link to the website can be found here.
  • BDO New Zealand is one of the top five chartered accounting firms and one of New Zealand's largest network of independently-owned accounting practices. BDO was first established in New Zealand in 1979 and is an independent legal entity and part of BDO International.
  • Through BDODrive, BDO New Zealand services for startups include bookkeeping, funding advice, growth planning, tax and compliance, business planning and advisory, budgeting and forecasting, profit improvement, wealth and debt management.
  • Value proposition: "We deliver excellence to our clients, our staff and each other. Learning and development is crucial to our success." "At BDO, we believe that our business is about helping people. We’re here to collaborate and build strong relationships, with our clients and across BDO."
  • Clients of the company include Coastguard New Zealand, Hamilton Jet, Panhead Custom Ales, Glowing Sky, Davanti Consulting, Paper Room.
  • BDO New Zealand annual revenue is estimated at $61 million.
  • BDO New Zealand has offices in Kerikeri, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill.

Moore Markhams

  • Link to the website can be found here.
  • Moore Markhams New Zealand was founded in 1935 by David Markham and is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. The company provides assurance and accounting, tax, business advisory and business management services.
  • Moore Markhams provides accounting and tax services for start-ups. Their accounting and tax services are taxation planning, compliance, cash flow and forecasting, back-office assistance, and cloud-based accounting.
  • Mission statement: "Our aim is to help you maximize all available benefits and minimize any risk." "Our services are tailored to meet your needs and delivered in a timely and proactive manner."
  • Some of the company's clients are Mexicali Fresh, Long Dog Cafe, Hamr Home Building Contractors, South Wairarapa Veterinary Services, Goldfields Jet, Caltex Omahu, Liddells Pharmacy, Black Rock Farm, Metris, Catch Design Limited.
  • Moore Markhams has an estimated annual revenue of $1.17 million.
  • Moore Markhams offices are located in Auckland, Waverley, Wanganui, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin.

Bakertilly Staples Rodway

  • Link to the website can be found here.
  • Baker Tilly Staples Rodway is a privately-held accounting company founded in 1945 and headquartered in Auckland. The company provides "practical, responsive, and business-focused services to a broad range of clients from start-ups to significant businesses across all industry types."
  • Value proposition: "We possess top-tier skills, experience and clients but our independence means we can operate in a lean and efficient manner to provide excellent value. We use our in-depth knowledge and connections across local, national and international markets to help you get the most out of your business." "We have been one of New Zealand’s most trusted independent accountancy firms for over 70 years."
  • The company services for small business and start-ups include small business accounting (payroll, preparation of tax returns, preparation of financial statements).
  • No clients are listed on the company's website.
  • Bakertilly Staples Rodway annual revenue is estimated at $59 million.
  • Bakertilly Staples Rodway offices are located in Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, and Christchurch.


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  • Kiwitax is a privately-held accounting firm founded in 1999 and headquartered in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The company specializes in small business accounting & tax, rental property accounting & tax, and management consulting. Kiwitax has about 11-50 employees.
  • Kiwitax services for start-ups and small business include accounting, tax services and business advisory services. Specifically, the company provides tax advice, inland revenue help, trading structure, business growth, accounting systems, annual accounting, annual financial reports.
  • Value proposition: As a result of their unrelenting commitment to customer service and customer success, Kiwitax was awarded the highest partnership status by both Xero and MYOB. The company reassures that customers' data are kept in-house and are not outsourced to number crunchers offshore. Kiwitax also has a high customer satisfaction rate and is rated 'good' or 'great' by 98% of its customers.
  • Clients of the company include Fearless Brands, Shine Electrical Limited, Mizzinc Limited, Neel Brothers Limited, Photographic Tributes Ltd, Hans Peet & Sandy Gilbert, Verschaffelt Engineering, K&S Engineering Ltd, Legge Flooring Ltd.
  • Kiwitax annual revenue is estimated at $1 million.
  • Kiwitax has one office location which is in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Watershed Chartered Accountants

  • Link to the website can be found here.
  • Watershed Chartered Accountants is a boutique accounting firm founded in 1999. The company specializes in business and property investment practice that provides business and taxation advice to sole traders, partnerships, companies and trusts in all types of industries.
  • For start-ups and small businesses, Watershed provides business strategy, budgeting, cash flow forecasting, and accounting advice.
  • Value proposition: Watershed claims to have "hands on" experience and believe that it is this experience that differentiates the company from the standard advisors. The company provides customized support to tailor to their clients' needs.
  • Dibble Transport Limited is a client of the company.
  • Watershed annual revenue is estimated at $1.04 million.
  • Watershed has two offices in Hamilton Central, New Zealand.

The Hive Accounting Limited

  • Link to the website can be found here.
  • The Hive is a private accounting firm in New Zealand. The company leverages Xero cloud accounting software to help business grow and operate more effectively.
  • Services for startups are accounting and tax compliance, business improvement services.
  • Mission statement: "our mission is to provide our clients with an authentic personalized tax, accounting and consulting service. We will give you advice that is easy to understand and practical solutions for your diverse needs."
  • Oh So Smooth New Zealand is a client of the company.
  • The company has an estimated annual revenue of $4 million.
  • The Hive offices are located in Auckland, New Zealand and Rotorua, New Zealand.


  • Link to the website can be found here.
  • RightWay is a privately-held accounting firm founded in 2011 and headquartered in Wellington, Australia. The company specializes in providing businesses with insights, advice and business tactics to help achieve long-term business success. RightWay has about 51-200 employees.
  • Tax compliance, structural advice, provisional tax, business advisory services, payroll and bookkeeping are services the companies provides for small businesses.
  • Mission statement: "At RightWay we know the power of big thinking, practical planning, and having an expert advisor on your side."
  • Clients of the company include Wilsons Traffic Management, The Godfather Barbers, H2Off, Ocular, Loretta, Landspace, Firefly Digital, Clearwater Civil, Hire Plants, Modern Signs, Liann Bellis Design, BuzzTech, Matariki Terraces, Cradle, Equilibrium Chiropractic Limited, Logan Brown.
  • RightWay annual revenue is estimated at $19 million.
  • RightWay has offices in Auckland(Hobsonville and Auckland Airport), Hawkes Bay, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wairarapa, Wellington, Ashburton, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Nelson.

Twigley & Co.

  • Link to the website can be found here.
  • Twigley & Co. is an accountancy firm specializing in providing accounting services to small and medium businesses.
  • Twigley & Co. small business services include accounting services (management accounts, end of year accounting, financial statement preparation, tax returns, tax advice, payroll, bookkeeping, cash flow forecasting), trust accounting services, taxation.
  • Value proposition: "committed to providing a personal service tailored to your individual needs, with top quality accounting and business advice that is both effective and timely."
  • Clients of the company The Rig Limited and Professional and Pediatric Rehabilitation Services Ltd.
  • Twigley & Co. Chartered Accountants have estimated annual revenue of $1.61 million.
  • Twigley & Co. office is located in Auckland, New Zealand.

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