Gilligan Sheppard: problem-solvers for businesses

At its foundation, Gilligan Sheppard is a tax and accounting firm, but at its heart, it’s about helping our clients. Over the last nearly 40 years, we have grown to include consulting and transaction services, including trusts, land and property, international tax, investments, and business improvement.

We believe a courageous and authentic attitude is essential to disrupting the status quo and creating a better future for New Zealand businesses. We promise to approach every problem-solving opportunity with an innovative and collaborative mindset, working closely with our clients to develop solutions that meet their unique needs.

We go beyond relentless form-filling and compliance, finding creative ways to solve your problems and help grow your business and wealth. If you want to learn more about our culture, click to read more…

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Companies we have worked with

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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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A few words from our future CEO
Joshna's
As Bruce has done, I will start by summarising my journey so far. I began my career in Chartered Accountancy at a large mid-tier firm in 2003. I worked across two offices for two partners for nearly ten years. Looking back, I was lucky to have worked for the first partner (and manager), as I […]
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Bruce's
Passing the torch of succession
Bruce's
We all know that our time is finite; sudden succession is traumatic for everyone. When death and disability sneak up on you, it creates uncertainty and angst for everyone around you: customers, teams, family, shareholders, everyone. We all crave certainty, and few achieve a certainty we welcome. While sitting at the top of the business, […]
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