At Gilligan Sheppard,
we want a world where...

Collaboration trumps competition, people participate honestly and openly by not being fake. Relationships surpass money and the good of something greater than self, outdoes self-interest. All supported by an environment where trust trumps fear. A world striving to improve, continuously thinking about how to make each day and each life better.

We’re proud to be different. We go beyond relentless form-filling and compliance, finding creative ways to solve your problems and help grow your business and wealth. At its foundation, Gilligan Sheppard is an accounting firm, but at its heart, it’s about helping our clients.

Late 1984, Bruce Sheppard and the late Kevin Gilligan, decided to join together to create Gilligan Sheppard. Bruce soon discovered that Kevin was a person of immense generosity of spirit. He would help anyone, even if it meant personal finance. He taught the importance of creating character and memory…

Companies we have worked with

As a client Gilligan Sheppard you will have access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business / trust / transaction. xero logo It’s small business accounting software that’s simple, smart and occasionally magical. Log in online anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC, tablet or phone to get a real-time view of your cash flow. 
As a client Gilligan Sheppard you will have access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business / trust / transaction. tax traders logo Tax Traders allows you to buy someone else’s tax to settle your account with Inland Revenue, as well as save on interest and late payment penalty charges.
As a client Gilligan Sheppard you will have access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business / trust / transaction. smart ar logo Astute cash flow management is essential for operating a small business.
As a client Gilligan Sheppard you will have access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business / trust / transaction. myob logo Trusted by 1.2 million businesses, myob is New Zealand’s largest accounting solutions provider. The platform is equipped to support the needs of New Zealand organisations.
As a client at Gilligan Sheppard you will access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business/trust/transaction.  accountancy insurance logo Tax Audit Insurance specifically designed for accountants in public practice. This provides cost effective protection and peace of mind against the substantial cost that may be incurred should IR or other government authorities conduct a random review, investigation or audit.
As a client Gilligan Sheppard you will have access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business / trust / transaction. cpa logo A CPA is a finance, accounting and business professional with a specific qualification. It indicates a soundness in depth, breadth and quality of accountancy knowledge and gives you competitive advantage over your peers.
As a client Gilligan Sheppard you will have access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business / trust / transaction. agn international logo AGN International is a worldwide asociation, composed of four regions, of independent accounting and advisory businesses.
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2022 – a new year, a new challenge
Bruce's
Firstly, no one knows what will happen in the future, and the doomsday merchants are always right eventually. My guess is, 2022 will be a year of adjustment. As we leave 2021, a few economic stats admittedly harvested for my narrative to think about. Government debt now stands at $102b which is its highest level […]
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Marketing
Master Jack’s monthly marketing tips
Marketing
Firstly, an introduction: For nearly five years Gilligan Sheppard have been offering marketing services, however, communicating that offer without confusion has been a little… confusing. Do we just do GS marketing? Is it just for GS clients? In short, no and no. “A jack of all trades is a master of none,but oftentimes better than […]
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