BDO Gisborne

BDO Gisborne has been proudly servicing the accounting and financial advisory needs of our Gisborne-Tairāwhiti and East Coast business communities since 1921. As a locally-owned firm - we are local people, with local knowledge and skills, backed by the expertise of the BDO international network of firms. Learn more about the history of BDO Gisborne here.

Our leadership team consists of seven partners, three associates and over 70 staff who place great emphasis and value on the relationships we have with our clients. Service is everything to us, and we strive to deliver on our promise of ‘people helping people, achieve their dreams’.

Community is at the forefront of our culture, and we encourage our staff to be actively involved in a range of events and projects within the Tairāwhiti Gisborne region. See how we're in involved in the community here.

Our team of local Gisborne accountants can help you with an array of Accounting, Audit, Tax and Business Advisory services. We are a full-service accounting firm, providing a wide range of accounting services across a diverse range of sectors which include Agribusiness, Information Systems, Human Resources and Māori Business.

We listen, we understand, and we work alongside you to tailor business solutions that meet your needs. If you’re looking for a better way of doing business, then contact our team. 

View our specialist services here

Our specialist services

We are specialist farming leaders in the primary sector and Māori agribusiness arena:

  • Qualified professionals that are recognised in their profession
  • Farming is in our blood - our staff members come from farming backgrounds
  • We have the ability to assign resources to target topical issues e.g. Climate, Emission Trading Scheme and Forestry
  • Tailor our own services to your needs - size is not an issue.

Learn more about our Agribusiness service here.

We understand that Māori business has the special goal of protecting the taonga tuku iho for future generations. With this in mind, we value working together for the advancement of whānau, our community and the next generation.

E hara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini - My strength is not as an individual but as a collective

  • We can offer technical advice and support to make your business prosper while still ensuring sustainability for your people and the planet
  • Our people have extensive knowledge of land-based business, including Te Ture Whenua Māori Land Act 1993 and Treaty Settlements
  • We value the importance of a multi-level relationship with our clients – interacting on all levels from governance boards and committees of management, to farm management/employees through to shareholders and extended whānau.

Developing the capability and performance of your people by providing professional training courses in several key areas:

  • Leadership and management skills
  • Business acumen and knowledge
  • Team and individual effectiveness
  • Interpersonal skills

We can assist with the selection, implementation and support of a range of accounting systems which include Job Management, Payroll, Reporting and Automated Systems. Our team also have expertise in various cloud-based accounting software systems which include:

  • WorkflowMax, Figured, Receipt Bank, Spotlight, Payhero and Reporting

Our specialist team offer comprehensive HR support for your business with services that go beyond accounting and financial advisory services:

  • Employment advice – disciplinary processes, performance management, restructuring
  • HR Health Checks – a process to understand your businesses HR practice and provide you with feedback and possible remedies programme
  • Employment compliance – employment agreement development and advice
  • Recruitment and Selection – profiling tools and candidate assessment
  • Workplace engagement
  • Legislation compliance – wages, holidays and employment.
  • Tax centres of excellence - experts in GST, FBT and PAYE         
  • Growth Potential - our tax advisors seek to understand your business, its growth path and they ultimately aim to make sure they recognise your business goals.
  • Business and Personal Tax Planning - includes establishing optimal business structures, tax due diligence, entry/exit strategy planning.
  • International Tax Compliance - we have international tax experts available to ensure you comply with international tax laws.
  • Emissions Trading Scheme - we can advise you on current legislation and the steps you need to take to protect your forestry assets.

What our clients have to say

Whareongaonga 5 Trust is an ahuwhenua trust with approximately 2486 owners. It covers almost 2000 hectares and is Māori freehold land. It is one of the larger trusts of the Gisborne region. 

"Our relationship with BDO started off small with them helping us to prepare our annual accounts and it has grown and grown from there. Kylee’s extensive knowledge of our industry and our clients coupled with her upfront and honest approach has been invaluable to our success. We report to our beneficiaries and BDO provides us with exactly what we need to keep them happy. Kylee’s team is an extension of her, everyone is in the loop and all bases are covered. The team has helped us through the transition of trustees and admin and provide governance training. Our papers are tight and we have systems and policies in place that keep us safe. We have invested in Kylee and the team. They are a hands on, down to earth team whose attention to detail and strategic thinking keep us safe and ahead of the curve."

Rachel Wetere
Trustee, Whareongaonga 5 Blocks Trust 

Contact BDO Gisborne

We listen, we understand, and we work alongside you to tailor business solutions that meet your needs. If you’re looking for a better way of doing business, backed up by a national and international network, then BDO Gisborne is the professional firm for you.

If you have any enquiries, whether it’s to ask about our range of accounting services or career opportunities, or to submit an RFP we’d love to hear from you

Meet our Managing Partner

Farmers helping farmers succeed

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