Brayden is the director of Construction Accounting.
Working with a number of accountants for his own businesses, Brayden found a common issue. To much emphasis was put on filing taxes and repeatable services. This leads to a misunderstanding of a companies accounts and much unneeded frustration.
So in starting Construction Accounting Brayden wanted to only provide services that were tailored to each specific business. And this is what is promised,
- Align the companies accounts with the businesses operations.
- Holistic look at the company and owners position to best reduce their tax obligations.
This topic always require a good cup of coffee to go along with it. Tax reduction is the biggest concern for most of our clients. Luckily we focus on improving all of our clients tax efficiency as no one needs to pay more than your fair share of tax.
Tax Efficiency means, to maximise the money you earn / keep against the amount of tax you pay.
Bringing your personal and business finances together is the best way to create an efficient tax structure.
Because we are accountants, and we like to measure things, we love working with assets. Assets can be tangible, intangible, people, plant, machinery, and cash. They are often the cornerstone of a business and in most cases provide the basis to a lot of the common question we need answers to. All businesses need to maximise the use of their assets (asset mining) and in doing so will find success.
Measuring something attracts attention, attention is aim and aiming leads to results.
Cash is both the oxygen and blood of a business, it is needed during good and bad times and offers those businesses that have it greater opportunities and margins.
And there is nothing more stressful than when you are short. One important note is that bad cash flow is a symptom of an earlier problem within a business... and it can be fatal. Therefore, it is critical to determine the contributing cause as soon as possible.
A lot of people focus to much on the bottom line... Profit. However, we see that any problems with your bottom line inevitably always lead back to revenue. That is, a companies ability to generate revenue (sales) or a companies cost of generating that revenue.
Using revenue as your key leading indicator is the way to go, it is comparable, easy to measure, often scalable. We apply offensive business strategies to grow revenue while using profit maximisation techniques.
We work especially hard to deliver the best and most suited tax and accounting strategies to our clients.
"These guys understood my business and new the best strategies for tax"
"Having a specialised Construction Accountant saved me so much time"
"By focusing on what we get out of the business we began to build our personal wealth and become financial stable for the first time"
"Adding Business Advisory helped us maximise our profit by determining our optimum operating capacity"
Most people will give us a call and have a quick chat prior to arranging our initial accounting consultation. However please feel free to email us or complete our online forms.
Once we hear from you, we will schedule an initial consultation, this is a no obligation, free of charge meeting. We find these meetings vary from simply getting to know each other, to an analysis of a companies financial statements. This is completely over to you.
After this meeting we will provide you with a formal accounting proposal outlining the services you have requested and our fees.
Upon acceptance of this proposal we begin the onboarding processes.
Yes we have worked with Xero for over 12 years and are a Xero Partner but more importantly all of our accountants are fully certified Xero advisors. We believe Xero has made a huge positive impact on accounting in New Zealand. It is very user friendly, and when set up correctly, and kept up to date it will drastically reduce your end of year accounting costs.
Yes we really like MYOB for construction accounting. Although the trend does favor Xero, MYOB has some really good features, for builders in particular. It is reasonably priced and just as good to work with, about 30% of our clients currently use MYOB.
You should choose an accountant that you get on with first and foremost. Secondly you would look at their experience, and lastly pricing.
1. Unfortunately or fortunately, we are who we are, so you will have to make your mind up on this one. However we are honest, hardworking accountants, heavily tilted towards business operations and advisory in the construction industry.
2. We know business. And not just through our clients, but through owning and operating businesses. We know the demands placed upon business owners who work tirelessly. It is very competitive, you are most likely a price taker, finding the right staff is always a challenge and providing the products and services you offer your clients can be tough. We want to help make your life easier by providing the services you actually need that will be of most support.
3. We believe our prices are fair for the accounting services we deliver. We will always try and over deliver to ensure our customers are getting value for money.
Out of courtesy, you may notify your accountant about the change personally. However we will handle this on your behalf, and provide all the necessary formalities to assist in the transfer of the information held. Your old accountant is obligated to provide us with all the necessary documents and records of your financial information. We also notify the IRD and Companies office of the changes. We do not charge for this service and it is really very rare to receive any fee from the old accountant.
It is a very easy process and one that we are particularly skilled in. We absorb your information quickly to provide a seamless transition so your business can pick up immediately from where it left off.