Kathy Xiong

BCom, MBus, CA

Kathy Xiong has been an integral part of Gilligan Sheppard since 2006. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Kathy Xiong is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) of New Zealand. She has more than 25 years of accounting and finance experience, both in New Zealand as an accountant and previously in China as a share broker in the China Construction Bank. This has given her a sound understanding of commercial business environment, which she has been able to utilise to her varied clients in New Zealand.

As a CA, Kathy has professional knowledge enabling her to readily service her clients. She provides financial advice to clients that range from multinational organisations to small independent businesses and individuals.

With her vast experience, Kathy has a deep understanding of both New Zealand and Chinese culture, their environment as well as their legislation, and is willing to be the bridge between China and New Zealand for her clients, and assist clients with proper tax planning and accounting requirements.

Phone:+64 9 309 5191
Direct Dial:+64 9 281 5135

I was born and grew up in China until the age of 27 when I moved to Auckland with my husband.

Away from the office I enjoy travelling, reading, working out at the gym, but most of all, spending time with family and friends. My favourite place is Chengdu China, which is famed for being the home of cute giant pandas. For me, Chengdu will always be in my heart because I lived there for 10 years, from 17 to 27 years old. I love everything in Chengdu, the food, people, and life style. One of my dreams is to live in Chengdu when I retire.

My favourite food is Shichuan spicy hotpot, which is a Chinese version of fondue – a simmering communal pot in the centre of the table filled with spicy broth, served with all kinds of raw food items beside the pot to be added over the course of the meal, such as sliced meats, mushrooms, eggs, and other vegetables.

Per an online test I just completed, my biggest fear revolves around losing a sense of personal freedom.  Deep down, I’m terrified of feeling helpless, powerless, and incapable of exercising your free will.

Biggest Fear:

Losing freedom

Fav Location:

Chengdu, China

Fav Food:

Shichuan spicy hotpot

Fav Drink:

Green Tea

Big Event of 2019:

Daughter graduated from College


General Ledgers
Management Report Preparations
Accounting System Setups
Preparation of Financial Statements and Tax Returns
Forecasting and Evaluation of financial conditions, estimate financing requirements, and tracking cash-flow sources and uses.
Tax Planning for Individuals and Corporations
Tax Return Preparation
Preparation of GST, PAYE, FBT
Assisting with day-to-day tasks associated with Bookkeeping
Helping to adopt IFRS when required
Preparation of Financial Statements under IFRS
Consolidating multi-entities Financial Reports
Business advisory services for clients, supporting their needs and providing advice
Taxation Management and planning advice
Helping with new company set up, trust formation and gifting