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The Top 5 Elite Auckland Accounting Firms

The Top 5 Elite Auckland Accounting Firms
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Everyone knows that when tax season rolls around, that’s when the real fun starts. The fun of potential financial peril, that is. 

All right, so I’m joking. And luckily, most of us are past the stage where we think a shoebox full of receipts and a slightly used calculator qualifies as a financial strategy. We let accountants do the job properly now.

If you’re just making that switch and seeking a list of accountants worthy of adding order to your finances, we can help with that today. Below is our list of the best accountants in Auckland – the ones who, after several spreadsheets of comparison, came out on top.

How much does an accountant in Auckland cost?

Accountants in Auckland generally charge at least $75 an hour. This price can increase depending on the accountant’s experience, various service fees and more.

How We Chose

Tax Law Wizard: Tax laws can be trickier than a Rubik’s cube and constantly changing too. We wanted an accountant who was on top of their game and the latest regulations.
Concise: No one wants to be left scratching his head after a meeting. We prioritised finding an accountant who could explain things easily.
Responsive:Sometimes tax questions pop up at the most inconvenient times. We wanted an accountant who was responsive, easy to get in touch with, and answered our questions.
Prices & Services: We looked for accountants who offered various services like bookkeeping, financial management, and tax prep at reasonable prices.  

1. TaxSpace – Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors

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Address: 65 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64 210 836 2222

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 9AM to 7PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 9AM to 5PM

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TaxSpace doesn’t just crunch numbers. Whether you’re a small business owner or a freelancer navigating the tax maze, they’re actually personally there to guide you.

Let’s start with their rates, though. They have accounting plans starting at 12 NZD per week for those who just need basic tax returns and plans starting at 50 NZD per week for bigger companies. 

Furthermore, when booking a free consultation with them, TaxSpace offers after-hours and weekend appointments. a huge perk if you juggle a busy schedule. 

Although it takes them a while to answer the phone and they don’t always reply to emails promptly, they generally make their clients feel like they’re not just another tax ID. That’s a big deal in a field where cold, hard numbers rule.

Pros

  • Various accounting plans
  • Free consultations

Cons

  • Some communication delays

Customer Reviews

Helped me with all the relevant tax filings 

“Highly recommend! Services provided by Mohit is amazing and professional. He helped me with all the relevant tax filings with great communication and insights. I would be keen to do business with Tax Space in future. Thanks and keep it up!”

Shreyansh Patni Google Reviews 

Smart, knowledgeable, professional

“Mohit is absolutely amazing! Smart, knowledgeable, professional. You rarely come across people who are as good at their job as Mohit. I was expecting to pay some tax on my income but because of Mohit’s assessment i got refund instead.I highly recommend TaxSpace-Accountants”

– Gurpreet Singh Google Reviews 

2. Tax Hero Accountants Sandringham

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Address: 179 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64 21 500 058

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 9AM to 9PM

Website

Tax Hero Accountants Sandringham has a rep for going over people’s accounts with a fine-toothed comb, finding deductions and credits they didn’t even know existed. 

One of my friends actually used them and told me he felt confident they were getting him the biggest tax returns possible. My friend also said that Tax Hero’s team explained everything in clear, understandable language whenever he had queries. 

Other clients of theirs echoed this and said the company made the whole process way less stressful. They were friendly and even cracked a few jokes along the way (accountants who joke, goodness!).

Anyway, the main issue people reported with them is just that scheduling an appointment often isn’t the smoothest experience. Getting a timely appointment took many clients some back-and-forth emailing.

Pros

  • Big tax returns
  • Stress-free process

Cons

  • Scheduling difficulties

Customer Reviews

Got everything solved on the same day

“Fantastic service! Mister Jiten Joshi helped me with my inquiry straightaway, very fast and efficiently. I got everything solved on the same day—in fact in the same hour. I would recommend Tax Hero to everybody who wants professional service.”

Michelle Kohnen Google Reviews 

Makes life a lot easier when doing tax returns.

“Jiten and his team at Tax Hero take care of my business and personal tax needs. Switching to them has been a huge step up in speed and communication compared to previous accountants I’ve used. I especially appreciate the flexible hours rather than the standard 9–5 that you get from most business services. I also like that they use modern systems for things like document signing, and integrate really well with Xero, which (as a Xero user) makes life a lot easier when doing tax returns.”

Ben P Google Reviews 

3. Next Advisory

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Address: 48 Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64 274 243 442

Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours

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Next Advisory stands out for their clear and concise communication. They break down complex financial concepts into easy-to-understand bites.

We like their social media presence and podcast—informative nuggets of knowledge delivered in a friendly, down-to-earth way. Big points for making newbies to the business world feel welcome and understood.

Next Advisory helps people understand the “why” behind the financials. This empowers many to make informed decisions for their businesses, not just blindly follow a report.

Anyway, while Next Advisory seems fantastic for startups and small businesses, their services might not be ideal for larger and more established companies with complex needs. So it’s worth checking if their expertise aligns with your specific business stage.

Pros

  • Great social media presence
  • Informative podcast
  • Fantastic for startups

Cons

  • May not be ideal for larger companies

Customer Reviews

Everyone understands the ins and outs of accounting

“ Luke and all the team at Next Advisory are amazing to deal with. They reply to any queries promptly and are fantastic at sharing their knowledge and explaining the how and why. The team are very respectful and understand that not everyone understands the ins and outs of accounting (thanks guys). I highly recommend Next Advisory if you are thinking of changing accountants or starting off in business.

Careen Vandeven Google Reviews 

They make light of heavy accounting terminology

“Attended the cashflow webinar tonight. Really informative, with lot’s of easy to understand actions business owners can take. Have been listening to podcasts for a while. Phil n Luke have a good banter and make light of heavy accounting terminology. Have learnt so much. Thanks guys! Highly recommend.”

Teresa Manion Google Reviews 

4. NZ Bookkeepers & Accountants

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Address: Suite 4/254 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland 0614, New Zealand

Contact Details:+64 210 313 118

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 10:30 AM to 8PM 
  • Sunday – 10:30 AM to 4 PM 

Website

NZ Book-keepers & Accountants are all about taking the weight off your shoulders. They offer a full suite of services, from bookkeeping and payroll to tax prep and business advice. 

Many we spoke with particularly liked that they target smaller businesses, which is a breath of fresh air compared to some accounting firms that cater only to the bigwigs.

From what we’ve heard, their team is knowledgeable and professional, and their communication is clear and timely. Some expressed that they never felt like they were in the dark about what was happening with their finances.

However, we were warned that people looking for the most cutting-edge tech solutions or the most personalized financial planning might be left wanting a bit more. 

Despite this, they are upfront about their fees, and they offer a few different packages to fit different business needs. This transparency is a major plus, especially for smaller businesses that are often on a tight budget.

Pros

  • Great for smaller businesses
  • Price transparency
  • Clear communication

Cons

  • No cutting edge technology 
  • No personalized financial planning 

Customer Reviews

Has been so helpful for my company

“Its been 2 years now. Asif and team has been so helpful for my company. It was new experience for me to enter into business from full time job, Asif made the transition too smooth. I only had to worry about running the business. He has explained be everything. He is always ready to have a chat and explain stuff in layman’s language. I highly recommend Asif for anything related to accounts.”

Prabhneet signh Google Reviews 

Helpful reliable accounting services

“Asif has been taking care of my wife and I’s two companies for some time, and we are very pleased with his services. Great advice and easy and fast communication highly recommend getting in touch with him if your looking for helpful reliable accounting services.”

Owen Newman Google Reviews 

5. Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants

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Address: Level 2/142 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64 9 520 9200

Operating Hours: 

Monday to Friday – 8:30 AM to 5 PM 

Website

Alliott NZ has the chops to handle complex financial situations. Their team members are chartered accountants and can tackle all your tax woes and accounting needs.

We can’t stand hidden fees, and thankfully, neither can Alliott NZ. They’re really upfront about their pricing and as per the clients we talked to, generally good about sticking to their quotes. 

They also guarantee a 4-week turnaround time (a nice perk in our fast-paced world). Plus, they offer a range of business advisory services, from helping you navigate the tax maze to growing your business. Think of them as your financial wingmen.

However, if you’re looking for an accountant right in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, Alliott NZ might not be your best bet. It might require a bit of a commute for some.

Another thing worth mentioning is that it took us a few days to hear back from them after our initial call. The lack of an instant response could be something to consider if you’re pressed for time.

Pros

  • 4 week turnaround time
  • Upfront pricing 
  • Complex accounting needs

Cons

  • Communication lags after initial call

Customer Reviews

Reliable and professional accounting services 

“I highly recommend Alliot to anyone seeking reliable and professional accounting services in New Zealand. Their commitment to excellence and industry knowledge set them apart from the rest. The customer service I received was outstanding. The staff was friendly, approachable, and went above and beyond to meet my needs.

karl koh Google Reviews 

Provides unique solutions to business challenges

“ The professionalism and the level of quality of service by having the best professionals and providing unique solutions to business challenges. Alliott NZ is very well organized, and their tax process is really structured. The challenge, the plan of action and the schedule are way in advance before the actual job starts and they are very consistent in updating their clients and on a regular basis on the developments.

Catherine Simbulan Google Reviews