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Business Accounting

Business Accounting

There is a lot to consider when starting out in business for the first time it can be daunting and sometimes overwhelming. Buller Chartered Accountants Ltd can take the guess work out of your set-up and help you to get things on the right track from day one.

Alternatively you may have been in business for a number of years and are facing different challenges. Regardless of the stage your business is at Buller Chartered Accountants Ltd can assist you with your current situation.

There are many attributes to a successful business and we understand that these features are individual to you and your business. We are here to support you with reaching your goals. Here are some of the ways in which we can help:

Business Advisory

  • Due diligence when purchasing a business
  • Preparing or reviewing business valuations
  • Advice on what is the best structure for your business (trust, company, limited partnership, partnership, look through company, sole trading)
  • Assistance with preparing business plans, budgets, and cash flow forecasts
  • Diagnosis of cash flow issues
  • Monthly, quarterly, six-monthly or annual review and advice (as you require)
  • Paying dividends – when, how, and how much

Taxation Services

  • Income tax planning for all business entities, companies, individuals and trusts
  • Structuring business entities
  • Annual tax returns, GST, PAYE, RWT, and other indirect taxes
  • Managing Inland Revenue audits and disputes
  • Arranging tax payments through Inland Revenue
  • Imputation Credits (ICA)


  • GST registration with IRD
  • Preparing and filing GST returns
  • Assisting with IRD GST audits
  • Advising on the correct and best GST treatment

Accounting Services

  • Advice about the best accounting system based on your needs
  • Assistance with the setup of your chosen accounting system
  • Recording transactions
  • Annual financial statements


  • Forming companies, setting up and maintaining statutory registers
  • Preparing and filing company returns
  • Preparation of minutes, resolutions, directors certificates, and other documentation required by the Companies Act
  • Change of shareholders and officers
  • Managing the closure of a company

Accounting Software and Procedures

  • Advice on the best accounting software package for you – MYOB products, XERO
  • Setting up the software package properly
  • Assistance with recording transactions and fixing errors
  • Evaluating accounting records and related systems, and recommending changes or improvements
  • Trouble-shooting

ACC Administration

  • Receipt and review of all ACC information and invoices
  • Advice of payments due
  • Advice on the best options for your ACC cover

Employment Services

  • Registering as an employer with the IRD
  • Employment agreements and understanding employment law
  • Processing payroll
  • Customised Payslips and reporting to suit your business
  • Administration of PAYE, Statutory Sick Pay and Annual Leave
  • Advice on employment relationship issues
  • Disputes Resolution
  • IR-filing to the IRD
  • Summaries and Analysis of Staff Costs
  • Administration of incentive schemes, bonuses, and termination payments

Secretarial Services

  • Paying monthly creditor invoices
  • Raising periodic debtor invoices to suit your billing requirements and processing incoming receipts
  • Collecting and Banking Debts
  • Agendas and minute keeping
  • Full business administration tasks

Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Preparing a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets, and forecasts
  • Measuring your business’s performance against the budget and responding to changing needs

Forming and administering trusts

  • Advising on the formation of a trust
  • Reviewing Deed of Trust and Memorandum of wishes
  • Preparing trust financial reports and tax returns
  • Administering a trust and preparing trust minutes
  • Acting as a trustee
  • Advice on gifting
The above list is by no means exhaustive, and our team of friendly staff is more than happy to discuss any services not listed here that you might require.