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CPA (Certified Practising Accountant)

A CPA is a finance, accounting, and business professional with a specific qualification. Elective subjects within this qualification include New Zealand Taxation – advanced, advanced audit and assurance, financial risk management, contemporary business issues and digital finance. This qualification offers professionals with a deep understanding of the issues that organisations face every day.

Being a CPA is a mark of high professional competence. It indicates a soundness in depth, breadth and quality of accountancy knowledge and gives you competitive advantage over your peers.

Certified Practicing Accountants are widely regarded by employers and members. It provides members with an internationally recognised qualification as well as the opportunity to complete specialist training and continuing professional development (CPD). Membership is associated with a strong legacy, international presence and felt leadership.

To read more about CPA, click here to view their website.

AGN International

AGN International is a worldwide Association of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses. Members deliver assurance, accounting, tax and advisory services, worldwide. The mission of AGN is to enable its members to globally support businesses and individuals with exacting standards, straight forward & practical business advice and local commercial knowledge, wherever the need arises.

Both regionally and worldwide, member firms work together to meet clients’ needs and improve client service by sharing their experience, knowledge, and understanding of each other’s industries, as well as the needs of clients with cross border constraints.

AGN member’s clients have direct access to bona fide business advice globally, within a structure of trusted relationships that is designed to deliver exacting standards at an affordable cost, a solution to the complexity and cost of some global service providers.

AGN are relationship driven, wise and reflective, but young and energetic in outlook. Trusted professionals with whom you want to do business.

To read more about AGN, click here to view their website.

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Accountancy Insurance

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 by your business, should IR or other government authorities conduct a random review, investigation, or audit. They do this to ensure business or taxpayer compliance with various tax and legislative requirements.

BNI

BNI is a member focused business referral network that works. With thousands of chapters around the world and more than hundred and twenty in New Zealand, BNI is international acclaimed as the best way to build relationships that lead to increased opportunities to do business with you like and trust.

We attend weekly BNI breakfast meetings where members market their non-competing businesses, turning their fellow members into an extended sales force. Through BNI we have built valuable relationships with like-mined professionals and found opportunities through referral marketing and networking. We are proud to be a part of a chapter that provides gives us the opportunity to connect and help other businesses grow, as well as develop our own skills and extend our networks.

MYOB

Whether you are big or small, MYOB has intelligent, intuitive tools to make your business life easier. Trusted by 1.2 million businesses, MYOB is New Zealand’s largest accounting solutions provider. The MYOB platform is equipped to support the needs of New Zealand organisations.

MYOB provides online cloud accounting software that allows you to access data from anywhere, to stay ahead of tax changes, control cashflow, in addition to being more productive. It’s flexible payroll software helps you to pay staff and manage leave, PAYE and IRD requirements. Bookkeeping without fuss for small business through to advanced and powerful accounting.

MYOB recognises that one size does not fit all, so they offer products ranging from simple bank feeds, Banklink, to their cloud accounting products suites, MYOB Essentials and MYOB AccountRight, through to enterprise software for more complex businesses, MYOB Exo Business.

Gilligan Sheppard can help you to set up MYOB and to work out which products you need to make things easier in your business. We can also take over an existing situation and streamline it, update it, or overhaul it depending on what your requirements are.

Click here to find out more about MYOB.

smartAR

Astute cash flow management is essential for operating a small business. In today’s competitive environment many businesses prefer to spread their professional fees rather than paying as single lump sum.

smartAR is a monthly payment option we offer clients who prefer to fund their professional fees over a six-or twelve-month period.  100% of the amount you invoiced is paid to you, upfront and in full. A monthly option like this reduces the time and hassle associated with slow payers, while also increasing your business cash flow.

Simply talk to your accountant here at Gilligan Sheppard and tell them which smartAR option you prefer – six or twelve months – and we can arrange for the application and bank authority to be sent to you for completion.

To read more about smartAR, click here to view their website.

Tax Traders

An Inland Revenue approved intermediary, Tax Traders allows you to buy someone else’s tax to settle your account with Inland Revenue, as well as save on interest and past due payment penalty charges. Buying tax this way works because the person selling the tax receives more interest than Inland Revenue’s standard interest rates. It is a classic example of taxpayers helping each other for mutual advantage.

Benefits include:

  • Get rid of delinquent payment penalties and use of money interest charges.
  • Maintain working capital in your business.
  • Less expensive than buying tax.
  • Simple to set up – no security or financial disclosures are required.
  • Guaranteed availability of tax credits.
  • Only pay the principal amount that you need, even if this is less than you initially booked.
  • Pay the amount at maturity or by instalment.
  • No establishment fees or charges.

Because we are a recognised partner, Gilligan Sheppard receives benefits for our clients. These include priority matching, transfers and responses as well as finance extensions.

To read more about Tax Traders, click here to view their website.

Xero – Accounting Software and Online Bookkeeping

Xero was a company founded in 2006 in New Zealand and for small businesses, they started changing the game. They now have over 862,000 subscribers worldwide. Their beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Log in online anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC, tablet, or phone to get a real-time view of your cash flow. It is small business accounting software that is simple, smart, and occasionally magical.

Gilligan Sheppard is a Platinum Partner with Xero and we offer seminar and/or one-on-one training for our clients. Several of our team are also certified advisors for Xero.

To read more about Xero, click here to view their website. Click here to read client’s feedback about their experience with Xero.

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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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