Ean Brown Partners Limited

Chartered Accountants in Whangarei and Dargaville
Opening at 8:30 AM
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UNCLAIMED MONEY: what is it, where does it go, and (more importantly) how do you get it if it's yours?

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What's YOUR lightbulb moment?

Are you the entrepreneurial type with a great business idea? Find out how we can help your brainwave come to life.

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Do you use a quad bike for farm work? You may be eligible for an ACC subsidy to have it fitted with a crush protection device (CPD).

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With the recent new rules on handling and storing hazardous substances and waste, it pays to find out if your business is compliant.

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Last year a new square metre rate method for calculating home office expense claims was introduced. IRD have now released the rate for the 2019 income year.

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Got a myIR login? There may be changes to how you receive mail from Inland Revenue.

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Following the lessons learnt from m. bovis, proposed changes to NAIT include penalty increases to tackle non-compliance.

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Business Services

  • Benchmarking

    Have you ever wondered how your business performs compared to your competitors? What is their average bottom line? Are you spending enough on advertising? Are you paying too much rent? Are your staff costs too high? Surviving in today's business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business rather than in it. We can provide you with accurate, timely, informative benchmarking reports that enable you to: see how your business compares to your competitors; understand more about how the rest of your industry works; analyse the key performance indicators in your industry. Equipped with this information, we'll work with you to develop action strategies that improve your bottom line.
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting

    Modern business demands up-to-date, accurate financial information. We can relieve you and your staff of the enormous burden of all your bookkeeping and accounting requirements, including the preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal, planning purposes, and more. We will discuss your requirements with you and provide information relevant to your particular situation, as well as constructive advice, on a regular basis.
  • Budgeting

    A good budget is a necessity for a good business plan. It is one of the best business tools you can have, enabling you to set financial targets and measure your performance. The techniques we utilise to form financial projections enable you to consider future scenarios and provide you with goals to strive for in your business.In addition to goal-setting value, budgets will often improve your chances of acquiring funding. Financiers often require forecasts as a prerequisite for funding approval. The techniques we utilise to form financial projections enable you to consider future scenarios and provide you with goals to strive for in your business. There are many types of budgets. We can help you design the right budget for your requirements. Let us show you how a budget can provide feedback that helps you prepare for the future of your business!
  • Business Startup

    If you have a good idea for a new business venture but don't have expertise in the legal or financial aspects, we can help you: decide on the most suitable structure for your business - sole trader, partnership, or limited company; prepare a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts; assess your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance, and draw up the necessary proposals; establish a good working relationship with your bank; complete any registration procedures with Companies Office, Inland Revenue, or Customs and Excise; deal with company secretarial issues; set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements. Let us help you turn your business idea into a reality!
  • Cash Flow Forecasting

    Are you holding too much inventory? Is this the right time to expand your business? Are you going to have enough cash to pay all expenses every month? Surviving in today's business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business than in it. We can provide you with accurate, timely, informative cash flow forecasting reports that enable you to: realise and understand when cash is available; plan and prepare for expansion, stock control, and taxes; analyse and anticipate key expenses. Equipped with this information, we'll work with you to develop action strategies that improve your bottom line.
  • Payroll Services

    Administering your payroll can be time-consuming and divert you from your core business activities. Added to this, payroll and employment legislation are growing increasingly complex. We can relieve you of this burden by providing a comprehensive, confidential payroll service that includes: customised payslips; administration of PAYE, statutory sick pay, and annual leave; IR-filing to the IRD; summaries and analyses of staff costs; administration of incentive schemes, bonuses, and termination payments. Even if you only have a few employees, you will save by engaging us to administer your payroll.
  • Risk Management

    A multitude of risks exist in today's business environment. At Ean Brown Partners Limited we pride ourselves in our proven ability to accurately assess risk and protect you from vulnerabilities inherent in your enterprise. An effective risk management strategy improves the performance of your business, enables you to complete goals, and protects the value of your business. A risk assessment includes: assembling relevant information about your business and market; identifying the major risks facing your organisation; developing a risk strategy; implementing the risk management procedures.
  • Software Solutions

    Let us help you make the right choice of accounting software. A decent accounting system will help you keep track of your cash flow and let you complete GST returns easily. Choosing the right system for your business can be difficult. After all, there are over sixty accounting packages available in New Zealand. Here at Ean Brown Partners Limited we invest considerable resources into ongoing staff training to ensure we can recommend the best accounting solution for your business. We are also MYOB BankLink Advisers, MYOB Gold Partner and Xero Silver Partner.
  • Strategic Planning

    The pressures of daily business can often mean strategic planning takes a back seat, but to have a successful business, it is vital to plan ahead. We'll help you establish a strategic plan that examines where you want your business to be in the next 3-5 years and exactly how you and your team can achieve these aims and objectives. Your strategic plan will: define the characteristics of your company in three to five years; identify your competitors; define your objectives and financial goals; include an effective implementation strategy to achieve your goals.

Specialist Services

  • Acquisitions and Mergers

    There are several scenarios where you might wish to attain a business enterprise. Whatever the situation, Ean Brown Partners Limited can remove the stress from the process and maximise the opportunity for you. Whether you are considering buying a business or merging with another business, we have the experience and expertise required. Are you getting a good deal? Is the business right for you? Can you afford it? Have all avenues for future growth been investigated? We ask the right questions and find the required answers. The services we provide incorporate every stage of the process - from identifying potential acquisitions and negotiating the commercial elements of the transaction, to forecasting the future of the business. Drawing on the skills of professionals reduces your chances of purchasing an unsuitable business. Let Ean Brown Partners Limited show you how our experience can save you stress and provide you with the great opportunity a business acquisition or merger can be!
  • Company Secretary

    Company legislation requires businesses to perform several administration tasks that take up a lot of valuable company time. The last thing you need as a business owner is to be stressed out trying to ensure you comply with the 1993 Companies Act. The potential threat of penalties for failing to keep up with the changing rules is too great a risk to take. At Ean Brown Partners Limited we can relieve you of this burden. Our services include: general advice on company law; company formations; filing annual returns on your behalf; preparing all documentation related to minutes and resolutions; maintaining statutory books; assistance with changes of directors, shareholders, addresses, and office details; bonus issues; share transfers; registered office facility. Please contact us for further information on how we can help you get back to running your business.
  • Estate Planning

    As unpleasant as the task is, estate planning is one of the necessities of life. Knowing your hard-earned assets will be dealt with in the manner you choose provides peace of mind. For business owners, a plan for succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the process of providing for business continuity. The executor and trustee of a will is required to perform a number of duties. At Ean Brown Partners Limited we are experienced in estate planning and can guarantee no deviation from the succession plan for your assets.The areas of estate administration we can assist with include: meeting to discuss objectives for your estate; confirming assets - valuations, inventories, and appraisals; court approval for a grant of administration; documentation involved in estate planning; protecting the assets; paying taxes and debts; estate distribution; administration act.
  • Farm Accounting

    Farm accounting involves specific business, financial, and taxation issues, and a specialist understanding of the industry. At Ean Brown Partners Limited we keep abreast of the developments in both the farming and accounting industries, ensuring we are uniquely placed to provide up-to-date, accurate advice. Our services include: farm budgeting and cash flows; farm sales and purchases; ownership structures; preparation of financial statements; taxation; seasonal planning; succession planning.
  • Human Resources

    Your most valuable business asset is your staff. In recognition of this, and in line with our aim to help you make the most of your business, we provide an HR consulting service. By providing you with the best HR team, we guide you into getting the best from your team. We can assist in the following key areas: Employment Relations - advice on employment agreements, employment legislation, and employee policies and procedures; Recruitment and Selection - assistance with advertising for employees, shortlisting and interviewing, reference checking and psychometric testing; Remuneration - support in administering the payroll, advice on remuneration levels, and guidance with incentive and bonus schemes; Performance Management - assistance in identifying performance measurement criteria, training on carrying out performance appraisals, and guidance for managers in dealing with performance problems.
  • Information Technology

    We live in a computerised age where technology enables us to enhance a wide variety of business processes. Use software and hardware effectively can provide enormous benefit to your business. Here at Ean Brown Partners Limited we have embraced computerised systems, ensuring our trained, experienced professionals can: discuss the best system to further your business; install and configure software to suit your purposes; recommend processes to make your computer system more secure; suggest accounting software applications suitable for your business; train clients to be self-sufficient users of a range of software applications; offer advice on electronic banking. Whether you are thinking about obtaining new computer hardware, or looking at completely changing your business systems, our team is willing and able to assist you.
  • Rental Property

    At Ean Brown Partners Limited we have the expertise required to assist you in a variety of areas relating to residential and commercial property. The services we offer our include: advice on purchasing a property; reviews of lease agreements; advice on funding; guidance on tax minimisation; advice on ownership structure; periodic reviews to ensure returns are maximised. The importance of forecasts in making a residential investment cannot be emphasised enough. We can provide you with forecasts for: revenue returns; financial position; potential growth. Contact us today for more information on how we can assist you in the business of rental properties!
  • Trusts

    A trust provides a valuable way of protecting the assets you have accumulated for the benefit of others. Our extensive experience with trusts enables us to offer specialist advice on trust formation and ensures all statutory requirements are met. Obligations for trustees can often be onerous, and our assistance in trust administration can prove invaluable. We can assist with: preparing and executing the vital documentation required for trust formation; attending to the special requirements involved in reporting for trusts; trust administration; minute-keeping service; annual accounts; taxation; asset management; investment monitoring; income distribution. Contact us today to ensure your trust is formed and administered as effectively as possible, covering all legal requirements and guaranteed to fulfil its purpose!
  • Valuations

    Am I getting the best price for the sale of my business? Is the asking price too much? An independent valuation provides you with answers to the questions you often need to ask about the value of a business or property. We are trained and experienced in business valuations and can provide you with simple guidelines and formulae to determine the value of your business or property. We can also appear in court or for arbitration as expert witnesses in relation to business valuations. Choose Ean Brown Partners Limited for a professional, accurate valuation service!

Tax Services

  • FBT Management

    The rules around Fringe Benefit Tax change regularly so we ensure our advisers keep up-to-date with all the latest tax trends, enabling us to provide you with accurate advice on returning FBT. We can also advise on the FBT consequences of proposals you intend to implement, allowing you to make strategic and informed decisions. Let our knowledgeable team of advisers answer all your FBT questions - we can help you develop a cost-effective employee benefit plan.
  • Goods and Services Tax

    GST legislation is an area our advisers are intricately familiar with. We can provide accurate, timely assistance in several ways, including: GST registrations and grouping; preparation of GST returns; filing and adjusting returns; IRD audit assistance; specialist events involving GST, for example sale or purchase of property.
  • Taxation

    Tax can be a major cost to your business. Our experienced advisers can help minimise your tax liabilities and ensure you achieve your financial goals. Just some of the tax services we provide include: preparation of company, trust, partnership, estate and individual income tax returns; managing your tax assessments and payments; GST/FBT/ACC obligations; advice on, and implementation of, tax-effective trust structures for asset protection and tax minimisation; regular income tax planning.

E-B-P Service Plans

  • "Emerge" - Service Plan 1

    If you're a small business or just starting out, it's all about nurturing and growing your business model. Our "Emerge" Service Plan is ideal for small businesses with less than 50 transactions per month, who are just wanting the basics and do not require invoicing.
  • "Build" - Service Plan 2

    If your business is established and ticking along, now is the time to start building on those foundations and take it to the next level. The "Build" Service Plan is great for small to medium sized businesses with less than 200 transactions per month. Ean Brown Partners Limited can help you improve performance and develop your business so you can focus on what you do best.
  • "Progress" - Service Plan 3

    Your business has a solid reputation and things are looking good. But why stop there? Now it the time to really stride ahead of the rest. If you're serious about growing your business then our "Progress" Service Plan is for you! Ean Brown Partners Limited will provide you with regular advice and guidance to enable your business to grow.
  • "Invest" - Rental Property Service Plan

    Our "Invest" Service Plan is perfect for property investors. Let us free up your time by taking care of the essentials to ensure your investment is tax effective and compliant with property tax laws.

Your Friendly Business Advisers

With offices in Whangarei and Dargaville, we provide Northland with the full A-Z of accounting, taxation and advisory services, from Acquisitions to Xero accounting software.

Our friendly team of qualified CA's each have areas of expertise, so you can feel confident you are receiving quality advice from helpful people.

We believe in empowering our clients with the knowledge and skills to enable them to grow their business. We also support the use of technology to increase business efficiency.

Do you want a FREE initial consultation to find out how Ean Brown Partners Ltd can help your business succeed? Contact us today!

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  • 0800 367 425
  • 09-470 1840


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Level 4
32 Rathbone Street
Whangarei CBD
Whangarei 0110
New Zealand

Business Hours

Mon:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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