BDO Southern Lakes & Central Otago

At BDO Southern Lakes & Central Otago, we're proud to be locally owned and operated, offering you access to our team of accountants and business advisers at offices based in Queenstown, Alexandra, Wanaka and Cromwell. As well as serving our many longstanding clients in the region, we enjoy assisting other businesses both nationally and internationally. We provide a full range of accounting and business advisory services, uniquely tailored to your needs - with specialist local expertise in sectors ranging from tourism to viticulture. Whether you are a sole trader or a multi-national company, we can help you thrive.

Local accountants and business advisers to help you thrive

From humble beginnings, we have achieved an impressive level of growth over the years, largely via the trust and word of mouth shown from the people in the Southern Lakes and Central Otago business communities. We're excited to now join the BDO network, working alongside BDO Partners in 15 other locations nationally and 164 countries globally. Under the BDO banner, you will continue to experience the same friendly service, while also benefitting from our access to a larger pool of resources.

Our highly capable accounting team are led by the dynamic team of Richie, Bjorn, David, Tim, Nathan and Richard. We would love to help you and offer a quality, professional service, built on our own diverse, real-world business experiences and in-depth financial knowledge - delivering a level of service and understanding you might not see at other accounting firms.

Get a BDO professional on your team to help keep things simple, turn chaos into order and deliver the best possible results, letting you focus on what’s important – running your business.

How we can help

Our Alexandra office, part of the BDO Southern Lakes & Central Otago practice, offers a full suite of advisory, accounting, audit and tax services to businesses of all industries and sizes. Like you, our advisers live here in Alexandra too and our passionate about helping your business succeed. Because we live here, we understand your individual business conditions and tailor our services accordingly.  

Our Alexandra Partner, Tim Coughlan, has specialist experience in health and retirement villages, as well as experience working in advisory overseas, meaning we have a wealth of insights to share with our clients.  

We can assist with a broad range of matters, including: 

  • Business ownership advice 

  • New business set up 

  • Management reporting 

  • Governance 

  • Budgeting/forecasting 

  • Debt advisory 

  • Business valuations 

Meet our Alexandra team

Our Cromwell office offers the full spectrum of accounting, advisory and tax services you need to help your business thrive. No matter your industry or size, we provide tailored advice to help you achieve your goals. Our advisers live right here in Cromwell, meaning we understand the unique business conditions you face, and tailor all our services to suit your individual needs. We have specialist services for viticulture and construction businesses, with our Cromwell Partner, David Crossan, having previously worked as a CFO of a large, nationally-recognised wine company.  

We also have strong systems integration experience, meaning we can help you enhance the efficiency of your financial reporting functions, helping you to make better business decisions through advanced, timely insights.  

Proud to be part of the BDO Southern Lakes & Central Otago team, our extended network of advisers both here and in our other BDO offices across the country will help you get your business to where you want it to be. Get a BDO professional on your team to help keep things simple, turn chaos into order and deliver the best possible results, letting you focus on what’s important – running your business.

Meet our Cromwell team

Located in Frankton, our Queenstown office is part of the broader BDO Southern Lakes & Central Otago team, and provides practical advice across accounting, tax and advisory to help your business succeed.  

Our Queenstown-based Partners Richie O’Meara (BDO Southern Lakes & Central Otago Managing Partner), Bjorn de Nijs and Nathan Keil have specialist experience across a broad range of industries, including: 

  • Tourism

  • Hospitality 

  • Property and construction 

  • Māori business 

  • Agribusiness  

From profitability and business improvement to strategy development, tax advisory, budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and more, we’ll help your business thrive.  

Meet our Queenstown team

The friendly team in our Wanaka office is part of BDO Southern Lakes & Central Otago, and can bring you pragmatic accounting, tax and advisory services to help your business flourish. 

Richard Timpany, our Wanaka Partner, has experience helping organisations in a broad range of industries, with specialist knowledge in agribusiness as well as property. 

Our business advisory services include: 

  • Governance and advisory boards 

  • Project and business strategy 

  • Feasibility studies 

  • Project finance 

  • Debt restructuring 

  • Risk management  

Meet our Wanaka team

Contact us

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 Southern Lakes & Central Otago 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