BDO Tauranga

The BDO Tauranga team has a full Tax, Advisory, Audit and Business Restructuring and Insolvency service working across a wide range of industries. Our team consists of industry specialists who work collaboratively with clients in areas such as agriculture, manufacturing, construction, horticulture, and not-for-profits.

Why BDO Tauranga?

Our core strength lies in our proud heritage tracing back over 40 years. BDO Tauranga truly understands the local market and our experienced team use this knowledge and insight to consistently deliver exceptional client service. Our understanding of you, your business, the key local issues and industries, as well as the broader impact of the economic environment, is what sets us apart.

We are relationship driven

When you choose to work with BDO, we treat your business as if it were our own. We are constantly looking for ways to add value to your business by improving your systems and processes, providing future-proof solutions, and connecting you with a team of advisers you can trust. We know that one size does not fit all. Your business is unique, and what works for you may not work for someone else. That’s why our advisers will take the time to get to know you and your dreams, how you want to achieve them, and by when. Our advisers are there to ask the important questions and provide the insights and knowledge required to get you and your business to where you want to be.

We would love to work with you

We provide excellent value added services to our clients such as our Walk in Wednesday service, and regular client seminars and events on the most topical issues providing not only a learning opportunity but a chance to network with like-minded business owners in the local community. We will also be in regular communication with you providing you with the most up to date news and reports with a local focus. If you are looking for an adviser or accountant who delivers professionalism, exceptional client service, values social responsibility, and demonstrates leadership, then BDO Tauranga is a great fit for you. With the backing of a national and international network, BDO Tauranga will back you to achieve your business goals. Contact us today or pop into one of our two offices.

Our services

We support our clients with a full range of professional services, making sure we can meet your strategic business needs and help you to achieve your goals. 

  • Liquidations
  • Receiverships
  • Due diligence
  • Valuation
  • Expert witness
  • Financial viability
  • Voluntary administrations
  • Creditor compromises
  • Financial monitoring
  • Business turnaround
  • Financial Statement Audits
  • Review engagements
  • Company statutory audits
  • IFRS Advisory Services
  • AML Audits
  • Corporate Tax & International tax
  • Employment and Expatriate Tax
  • GST & Customs
  • Private Client Services
  • Tax Accounting
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Due Diligence
  • Accounts payables and receivables
  • Xero support
  • Systems support
  • Bank reconciliations
  • GST reconciliations
  • Payroll processing
  • Month-end checklists
  • Short or long term bookkeeping cover
  • Conversions between accounting software
  • Collation of data for annual accounts
  • Onsite or Offsite presence
  • Business strategy and planning
  • Succession and exit planning
  • Forecasting and budgeting
  • Financial analysis
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial Statement preparation
  • Tax return preparation
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Governance
  • Advisory boards
  • Construction & Land

BDO Tauranga recognises the importance of continual learning and growth. In today’s ever changing business environment, we are committed to equipping you with the skills needed to operate most effectively and efficiently.

Our business development and mentoring courses are focussed around growing your skills, while having the backing of an experienced business coach to guide and support you.

Even better, our courses are eligible for up to 50% funding under the Regional Business Partner Development Scheme.

Our current courses available are:

  • Budgeting and cashflow planning
  • Business plan & strategic plan
  • Business succession planning
  • Business sustainability from a financial perspective
  • Costing and pricing
  • Getting started in exporting
  • Structuring your business
  • Understanding and interpreting financial information


We have in-house specialists who are equipped to answer you industry-specific questions. We draw on our local knowledge, while also having access to a global pool of resources to ensure you are getting the most up to date information.

Our industry specialties include, but are not limited to:

Business Restructuring Specialists

All businesses have a life cycle, and BDO Tauranga offers Business Restructuring Services for those times when things may not be going to plan.
Understanding how to navigate these times will help business owners maintain some control over how the situation plays out. Knowing what can be salvaged, what is no longer viable, and how to manage your stakeholders through turbulent times are all important in gaining the best possible outcome. At BDO Tauranga we are experienced at making the tough decisions and can guide you through the process with professionalism and respect.

  • Liquidations can either be solvent (i.e. all creditors can be paid) or insolvent (i.e. insufficient funds likely to pay all creditors). A liquidation is the winding up of a company’s operation and leads to its removal from the New Zealand Companies Register.
  • The process can be started by the company’s shareholders (a voluntary liquidation) or following a court order on the application of a creditor of the company.
  • In either situation, the liquidator’s role is to realise the assets of the company for the benefit of creditors. Legislation sets out the order in which creditors of the company are paid out in a liquidation. After all creditors are paid in full (if that is possible) any remaining funds are distributed to the company’s shareholders.

Liquidators are given wide powers to investigate the affairs of the company.

  • Receivership is a process where a secured creditor (usually, but not always, a bank) appoints an independent third party (receiver) to realise assets to repay the debt owed by a company to the secured creditor. The ability to appoint a receiver is set out under the terms of a security agreement. 
  • A receiver is generally appointed by a creditor who has security over the whole or the majority of a company’s assets. A company can be in liquidation and in receivership at the same time.
  • Once the receiver has repaid the secured creditor he then retires and returns the company to the directors (who can then trade the company on if they wish and/or deal with the unsecured creditors) or a liquidator, if one has been appointed.
  • Voluntary administration is a relatively new insolvency procedure in New Zealand and is designed to be used by companies that have the possibility of returning to being profitable or can obtain a better outcome for creditors than in a liquidation
  • The process is initiated by a company’s board of directors who appoint an administrator. The administrator takes control of a company’s assets and provides an expert recommendation to the company’s creditors who elect the best course of action going forward in terms of the company’s future. This may be: appointing a liquidator; entering into an agreement with creditors to restructure the debt (known as a Deed of Company Arrangement); or returning the company to the control of its board of directors.
  • This flexible, rehabilitation-focused option is designed to maximise the possibility of a company returning to profitability and often provides a better return to creditors than an immediate liquidation.
  • Compromises with creditors are another option. These can be informal arrangements to which creditors agree or more formal court approved arrangements. We can advise on such arrangements and assist with implementation.
  • Turnaround involves evaluating a business, identifying any underperforming aspects and finding solutions to transform the business and address any poor performance. 
  • Generally the sooner a company seeks advice, the more likely it is that an achievable solution to any poor performance can be implemented.
  • An independent third party is often best placed to identify problems without being caught up in a business’s day to day operations.
  • We work alongside you to provide practical information that is easy to understand and implement as well as providing expert recommendations for your business going forward.

BDO Tauranga has skilled and experienced recovery and insolvency experts across New Zealand.

Paul Manning and Kenneth Brown head up the BDO Tauranga team, supported by experienced insolvency staff. Paul and Kenneth know that clients appreciate honest and genuine support at times like these, and have a wide range of experience in dealing with insolvencies across all industries.

Paul and Kenneth are Chartered Accountants and Licensed Insolvency Practitioners of Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand (RITANZ) and Kenneth is a member of New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute.

Contact us

If you are looking for an exceptional local adviser to work with, backed up by a national and international network, then BDO Tauranga 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.

Contact one of our Partners here or fill out the form below to get in touch with our team of accountants and business advisers:

Meet our Managing Partner

It’s one thing for us to tell you how we can help your business, but we want you to hear from some of our valued clients who share with us how BDO have helped them.

Ngamanawa Incorporation

"We had some challenges around our reporting standards. There was some unintentional legislation that got imposed on Māori incorporations and how we should report was really confusing. I found the way Donna (Taylor) and her team were able to really guide us through that and get on top of it and make sure that we were reporting correctly, but also without compromising BDO’s integrity or our own, that was impressive."


"The big assistance that Paul Manning gave us was actually in strategy and planning. It just goes to show the importance of having a third party who knows your business and makes sensible suggestions and asks good questions. Just one question this year saved us $56,000 and just got us out of a real situation, so it’s really valuable having someone who knows what they’re doing."

The team at BDO Tauranga is committed to backing the Bay of Plenty community and is actively involved in various events and sponsorships. 

Tauranga Arts Festival BDO Tauranga have had a strong involvement with the Tauranga Arts Festival for over 10 years and we are passionate about continuing this relationship and backing the festival to grow and continue to succeed. We recognise the value that the Tauranga Arts Festival brings to the community and we love the diverse range of national and international artists that the festival brings to our city.

We support a number of other charitable and not for profit organisations. This support is led by our people, who generously give back to our community through donations, fundraisers, and increasing awareness. We currently support the following organisations:

  • Homes of Hope
  • Waipuna Hospice
  • Cerebal Palsey
  • Cancer Society
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • SPCA

He aha te mea nui o te ao? – What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata! He tangata! He tangata! – It is people! It is people! It is people!

Helping people to achieve their dreams is not only about supporting our clients, but about supporting our team as well. We recognise that relationships with our people are important, and we want to help them to be the best they can be. We support our team in and out of the office through external qualification support and professional development whilst supporting them to meet their commitments to their families and others with a flexi time program that suits their needs. We value work-life balance and believe that this balance is essential in ensuring we can deliver an exceptional service to our clients.

BDO Tauranga supports the health and wellbeing of staff by encouraging involvement in activities outside the office such as lawn bowls, indoor netball, beach volleyball, golf, and squash. In the office, we offer stand-up desks, a ‘Chill Out’ room, an allowance for health promoting activities, we are involved in various healthy challenges (such as Biggest Loser and Steptember), and have embraced greenery to improve the oxygen in the office. We embrace a learning culture, so that our team can achieve their dreams, to help you achieve yours. If you're interested in joining the BDO Tauranga team, find out how here.