Accounting & Tax

Do the things you love and love the things you do. Here at Auctus, we get it, because we’ve been there. When it comes to small business accounting, our chartered accountants are here to guide you on your pathway to success with a range of services.

Tax Returns

Often complex and varying from business to business, our tax experts tailor our services to meet your business needs. Whether it’s on-going tax compliance, streamlining your processes, or a simple tax return, we are here to make sure you meet your legal requirements and business goals. Here at Auctus, we can help you with:

  • Company, Trust, Partnership and Individual returns
  • Advice on tax payments
  • Tax/GST/FBT/RWT/PAYE/ACC obligations and business health checks
  • Effective trust structures for asset protection and tax minimisation
  • Managing any IRD audits or disputes
  • Access to Tax Pooling to manage cashflow
  • Tax type registrations

Accounting

Financial Statements

Financial statements provide a snapshot of your business’ performance, operations, and cashflow. We produce reports that are meaningful, with advice on how to read and analyse the information – without the jargon – to help you find the information you seek, and guide and educate you on your business growth journey.

Bookkeeping

An essential function of any new-age business, accurate records allow you to take control of your financial health. We provide bookkeeping support to facilitate all your accounting requirements, including the preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, appraisals, planning purposes, and more. We’ll also provide you with useful information and constructive advice tailored to your business.

GST

We are seekers. Our bookkeeping team can facilitate the administration and filing of your business’ returns. Through our extensive experience, we’ve curated robust systems for recording your relevant GST information, without placing a strain on your daily operations. Our team understand your obligations and the implications on you and your business.

If you’d prefer to complete your own GST returns but like the idea of a guiding hand, we can help you with the review process before you file. This educated feedback loop can minimise errors that could cost your business later. We’re here to help you through:

  • Preparing GST returns
  • Filing and adjusting GST returns
  • IRD audit assistance
  • Sale/Purchase of property
  • Consulting advice on specific transactions

Fringe Benefit Tax

In your business, you might provide your employees with benefits above and beyond their wages. These non-cash benefits are known as fringe benefits, and with four different types it’s important to understand which ones you need to pay tax on. Rules for FBT payments change on a regular basis, so if you’re an employer that enjoys sharing benefits with your team, we are here to make sure you make informed decisions and don’t pay more tax than you should.

Payroll

If you need a comprehensive and confidential payroll service, we’re here to help. At Auctus, we want you to fly through your payroll, to eliminate costly mistakes during pay runs, and provide assistance so you can tackle your payroll without errors.  What can we help you with?

  • Customised payslips
  • Administration of PAYE, statutory sick pay, and annual leave
  • IR-filing to the IRD
  • Summaries and analysis of staff costs
  • Advice on schedular payments and RWT
  • Administration of incentive schemes, bonuses, and termination payments
  • Xero Payroll, Thank-you Payroll, PayHero, PaySauce

Software & Systems Support

The world we live in is constantly evolving, and as business owners we must too. Here at Auctus, we want you to leverage the benefits of integrations in your organisations.

Cloud systems can transform how your business operates and create serious time advantages whilst improving business performance. Solutions to those tricky areas could be right at your fingertips – let us minimise any fear or confusion and help you embrace new technology.  We’re a proud Xero Platinum Partner, but also work with various software and customisable systems to improve the efficiency of your operation.

Registered Office/Secretarial

Company legislation requires businesses to perform several administrative tasks that take up valuable time within your organisation. With Auctus in your corner, you won’t have to worry about your compliance with the 1993 Companies Act. Our administrative team can complete the following duties, keeping your records current:

  • Company formations/setups
  • Filing NZ Companies Office annual returns
  • Minutes and resolution preparation
  • Maintaining statutory books
  • Directors, shareholders, addresses, and office details changes or updates
  • Bonus issues
  • Share transfers
  • Registered office facility
  • Record maintenance

Cashflow Forecasting & Budgets

Failing to plan is planning to fail. At Auctus, we delve deeper into the cashflow in your business, and provide guidance on changes you could implement. When you’re assigned an advisor, they will sit with you to create a cashflow forecast customised to your business, then curate goals, with an actionable plan.

We act as a guide for people on their business growth journey. We’ll hold you accountable and teach you the difference between profit and cash by taking a closer look at your businesses cash conversion cycle.

Financial Planning

Do you struggle to understand what all the numbers mean? It’s important for any business to understand their finances and how key decisions impact the bottom line.

Our financial planning services look at all elements of a business’ financial profile, formulating a plan to help meet your business goals. What sets our team apart is our commitment to service. We don’t just deliver – we discuss your financial results and develop a process to produce and interpret reports on a regular basis.

Trust Record Keeping

We know we’ve achieved our goals when our clients achieve theirs. Auctus can help you get your Trust documents in order and ensure that they’re compliant. We’ll guide you to a better understanding of your legal obligations and administration required going forward and produce the supporting work to keep your Trust on track.

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What we help with

We can help bridge
the gap

Together we can ensure your business attracts and caters for customers at both ends of the spectrum

  • Invoicing/sales
  • Front-counter/retail
  • Workshop/wholsale
  • Websites
  • Social media