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.
Richard’s May 2022 – June 2022 tax updates
Richard has had over 30 years’ experience with New Zealand and International taxation. His team provide services including: Q&A service for accountants Tax opinions IRD risk reviews and audits [...]
Start-up success by geeks of governance
Entrepreneur Brett Herkt is a self-confessed start-up guy. His early years as a chartered accountant at one of the big accounting firms gave him some serious big business experience, but you could [...]
Three common issues affecting business performance
When I am invited to help an organisation improve its performance, there are generally three key elements that require work – direction, people, and getting ‘good shit’ done. These elements are [...]
Then and now – the evolution of technology
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How to manage your receipts better
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Why newsletters? And how to set one up
We’re halfway through our do-it-yourself content marketing series! Here are the first six: Do it yourself: content marketing Getting your website content marketing ready Who is your audience? [...]
AGN Regional Pacific Meeting 2022
AGN International is a leading worldwide association of independent accounting firms that focus on tax, audit, and advisory. Comprising around 1.3 billion revenues, 14,000 people, and 500 offices in [...]
The resilience of a family business
Sarin Investments is a family business that owns and manages several high-quality hotels throughout New Zealand, as well as partnering with well-known international hotel brands. Along with hotel [...]
Life is like a flow
When you watch a child play, you will notice they are focused, with little care for their surroundings. Especially amongst nature. Typically, they are in a state of ‘flow’. Named after [...]
Celebrating June
These past few years have been nonetheless ‘a lot’. In a blink, we’ve already reached June, halfway through the year. We’re going through the omicron outbreak whilst also gradually returning [...]

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Tax Updates
Richard’s May 2022 – June 2022 tax updates
Tax Updates
Richard has had over 30 years’ experience with New Zealand and International taxation. His team provide services including: Q&A service for accountants Tax opinions IRD risk reviews and audits IRD arrears International tax advice Below are articles from Richard’s weekly email ‘A Week in Review’ over the last month. You can sign up for his […]
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Start-up success by geeks of governance
Our Clients
Entrepreneur Brett Herkt is a self-confessed start-up guy. His early years as a chartered accountant at one of the big accounting firms gave him some serious big business experience, but you could say his volunteer work for community organisations and charities in finance roles had just as big an impact on his future. Brett’s experience […]
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