All about Kiwitax

Great accountants & good sorts

Nothing stands still. Accounting’s no different. Over the 20 years we’ve been in business, we’ve seen some big changes – most notably, the evolution of technology and online solutions like Xero and MYOB. They’re changes we’ve embraced enthusiastically and that have helped us provide a consistently high level of service to our customers, wherever in New Zealand they’re based, from our office in Napier.

We’re proud to have been awarded the highest partnership status by both Xero and MYOB as a result of this unrelenting commitment to customer service and customer success. As a Xero Platinum Champion Partner and MYOB Diamond Partner we’re in the top few percent of accountants nationwide.

But for all this change, one thing has remained the same for 20 years. The quality of our people. From day one back in 1999 when we opened our doors as Dataco Easy Accounting, we chose to invest in good people, recognising they are, and will always be, our greatest asset.

So if you’d like an expert accounting and business improvement team that moves with the times, but that still recognises the value in good old fashioned customer service and are genuinely good sorts, we should have a natter. Soon.

Kiwitax Values

  • What does it mean?

    • We encourage a healthy balance between our work life and our private life.

    Benefits to our team

    • Our team are free to come and go and complete their work when it suits them.

    Benefits for our clients

    • When our team are working, they are completely focussed, relaxed and happy.
    • Happy staff = happy clients
  • What does it mean?

    • We take accountability for our work
    • We recognise the importance of our role as advisors and accountants
    • We aren’t afraid to try new things

    Benefits to our team

    • Role clarity with the freedom and support to do what’s needed to get the job done
    • Opportunities to introduce new ideas to make improvements

    Benefits for our clients

    • Team members that take ownership of our clients issues.
    • Confidence that “we’ve got this” in every situation
  • What does it mean?

    • We are genuine and honest with ourselves and our clients
    • We don’t try any be anything we are not
    • We do what we say we will

    Benefits to our team

    • Our team have the freedom to be themselves

    Benefits for our clients

    • Our team are relatable and reliable.
    • We use plain English and avoid jargon.
  • What does it mean?

    • We’ve been around for 20 years and we plan to be around for at least 20 more.
    • We realise that our client’s success is ultimately our success
    • We think, plan and invest for the long term

    Benefits to our team

    • We invest in our people, both in their wellbeing and in their skills.
    • We don’t put undue pressure on pursuing short term results, we focus on the long-term trends.

    Benefits for our clients

    • Trust that we are vested in positive client outcomes first and foremost.
    • We adapt and evolve to suit our clients changing needs
  • What does it mean?

    • We encourage sharing of skills and knowledge
    • We believe that if you want to go far, you go together
    • “We” is greater than “I”

    Benefits to our team

    • We are always willing to spend the time helping, explaining and supporting each other.
    • Coverage when we need it.

    Benefits for our clients

    • Clients can expect a happy supportive team
    • Clients can deal with specialists when they are needed

Milestones

Our Partners

MYOB

Kiwitax are proud to have been awarded the highest status of Diamond Partner with MYOB. With over 1.2 Million users, MYOB is an accounting software provider that makes life easier for business owners and accountants. With a wide variety of online solutions you can be assured MYOB has a product to suit your needs. Using the latest technologies to save time and money for small businesses, MYOB make it super easy to shift from a manual record keeping to software that works for you.

Xero

Kiwitax are Xero Platinum Champions, the highest partnership level for accounting practises. This means we have demonstrated the highest competence coupled with significant experience with a wide number of clients and can provide this to you and your business. Xero’s point of difference is enabling the relationship between accountants and their clients through online collaboration, in real-time. You get to work on your books from the office, at home or on the road and your accountant can also log on from anywhere, any-time you need them to. Features such as daily bank feeds, one click reports, multiple users and automated bank reconciliation make your accounts up to date and easy to keep on top of.

ATAINZ

ATAINZ supports its members and helps to maintain high standards in a variety of ways. They run courses, conferences and seminars to support members’ continuing professional development and ensure we are up to date with developments in tax law. Resources and a specialist advisory service for is provided to members. ATAINZ defines and enforces standards of practice for members. The Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand is one of only three organisations granted ‘approved advisor group’ status by the Inland Revenue Department.

Buy New Zealand Made

At Kiwitax we like to keep it Kiwi. That means employing more Kiwis and keeping your data in New Zealand. We don’t outsource to number crunchers overseas like many other practices do and we’re quite proud of this fact. So much so that we decided to become Buy New Zealand made certified.

Regional Business Partners

The Regional Business Partner Network Capability Voucher Scheme is a government funded scheme designed to boost business capability by providing funding of up to 50% of approved training programs with specified training providers up to a maximum value of $5000. Kiwitax are a registered training provider for Business Improvement services including Growth Planning and Quarterly Coaching.

Sponsorships

Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce Workplace Wellness

Kiwitax were proud to sponsor the 2020 Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce Workplace Wellness Conference, especially during a year with so much going on.

What our Customers say

I recommend Kiwitax’s Cash Flow Management services. The approach was really helpful, especially the tools to help track how we are doing based on historical data and future projections. Working out client value and the number of leads needed to convert — and seeing that in monetary terms with the tax implications, was an eye-opener. I appreciate being able to go through this process with goals attached to clear financial planning and potential outcomes. Thanks, Will 🙂

Will Roffé - Fearless Brands

I’m so impressed with the service you guys give – I really appreciate all the help and support.

You’ve made me very happy and stress free.

Thanks again.

Shane Hantler - Shine Electrical Limited

Really impressed with my first year of service with you. The follow up review was very beneficial, information provided was clear and easy to digest and provided assurance that I am tracking as well as possible in my current situation.

Great fit so far. Thanks again,

Michael Van Dinther - Mizzinc Limited

Appreciate bringing to our attention other things we could claim or include with our tax return.

Thanks 🙂

Paul & Megan McGuire - Paul & Megan McGuire

Nathan was great as was Ratheesh when he worked on our rental property accounts. Although we’ve never met in person and most of our communication is by email, the team at Kiwitax feel like real, everyday people. I love feeling like I am more than a client with a number. Jill confirmed this with her recent friendly email about my payment.

Ratnesh - Neel Brothers Limited

MYOB Diamond Partner
Xero Platinum Champion Partner
ATAINZ Members