Commercial business support services

Our specialist services in the commercial sector provide a range of tools to assist you in effectively running your business. We provide services to every sector, whether you are a large company or a one-man band, we are here to support you in your business goals.

Our services are based around providing solutions and support to our clients.

See our services below:


ACC Administration

We have found many of our clients experience difficulties managing information and invoices received from ACC. When this occurs, we are contacted to provide assistance and correct errors that may have been made by ACC. We believe there are many more clients who accept and pay their ACC invoices at face value without understanding them or recognising errors.

Unfortunately, ACC invoices are not always correct and you end up paying higher ACC levies than you need to. We have a formal ACC administration and advisory service which allows us to act as an agent for all ACC related matters.

Our ACC administration service entails the following:

  • All ACC related information is sent to Tandem Group
  • ACC CoverPlus Extra applications/cover reviews
  • We check the invoices to ensure they are correct
  • We will advise you immediately of payments due
  • We will advise you of the best options available for your ACC cover
  • We are available to answer any ACC queries you have
Accounting Services

Any successful business requires an understanding of its financial performance, profitability, cash flows and financial health, both now and in the future. This information should be available in a timely manner so that you can make well informed business decisions.

We provide a range of accounting services that will help you to understand where your business has been, where it’s heading, what it’s worth, how well you are doing and even how well you could do.

Our services include:

  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Interim reporting
  • Management reporting
  • Cashflow reporting
  • Budgeting/forecasting
  • Business valuations and company share valuations
  • Farm accounting
  • Livestock valuations
  • Business start-ups
Administration Support

Sometimes in business you can get caught short of staff, or the skills required to complete a project or perform daily tasks. That’s where we come in. We have a team of knowledgeable and skilled support people ready, willing and able to step in when you need them.

Whether it’s reception duties, stocktaking, onsite accountancy or any other general administration role that needs temporarily filling, we’ll fill it.

Caught short? We can provide staff for:

  • Temporary staffing solutions
  • Onsite accounting services
  • Administration project support
  • Database setup/updating
  • Debt collection
  • Payroll services
  • Reconciliations
Business Advisory

Whether you have been in business for a few months or many years, it is always great to have a sounding board to help with your decision-making process, tackle those problems, or even to get your creative juices flowing.

Our people deal with hundreds of businesses of all shapes and sizes, in varying industries, serving all kinds of markets, and at varying stages of their business life cycle. In short, we can use that knowledge to help guide your business to thrive, grow and succeed.

Looking to grow your business? Let us support you with:

  • Advisors to Board of Directors (Governance)
  • Benchmarking
  • Business coaching
  • Business development
  • Business focus meetings
  • Business mentoring
  • Business planning
  • Creditor/debtor review
  • Debt financing and structuring
  • Equity raising
  • Estate planning and asset protection
  • Feasibility studies
  • Finance proposals
  • Organisational structure review
  • Retirement planning
  • Risk management
  • Software selection
  • Strategic planning
  • Succession planning
  • Working capital management
Business Development

Through our understanding of the market, we can provide a range of tools and services that will help to grow and develop your business. From tailoring your products and services to meet market needs, to developing key performance indicators to guide decisions, we have it covered. We can provide industry specific advice along with innovations and effective solutions to help you succeed.

Company Administration

Companies are a common structure through which to operate your business. Incorporating a company is not just about dreaming up a company name and registering it with the Companies Office, there are formal resolutions and consent forms which must be completed as well.

We can set up your company, including IRD registrations, in just a few hours so you can start trading the next day. We also handle all other company administration matters.

Want to start up a company? We can do the following:

  • Company incorporations
  • Company IRD registrations
  • Company wind ups
  • Company annual returns
  • Company liquidations
  • Share transfers
  • Maintain company minute books
Marketing Services

Are you worried that not enough people know about your business or that people know, just not the right people? The marketing of your business is an important mix of a number of key variables such as the type of media used, the type of target market, customer demographics, what you charge, where you are located and so much more.

Our marketing team of Marilyn Davies and Kate Strampel provide a good mix of the experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications to help take your business to the market.

Want to know the best way to get your name out there? We offer:

  • Marketing planning services
  • Marketing advisory services
  • General sales advice
  • In-depth knowledge of local markets
  • Pricing analysis
Payroll Support

If you’d rather be out selling your product or service than sifting through timesheets, paying the wages, filling in PAYE returns and employer monthly schedules, and juggling KiwiSaver requirements, then we may be of service to you. Our payroll team can recommend a payroll system to best suit your needs, provide training and support, or we’ll simply do it all for you.

Cloud-based payroll software like Xero Payroll can bring real efficiencies to your business with automated payroll journals posted to the general ledger with each pay run and direct filing of PAYE returns and schedules to Inland Revenue. We can get you there in no time.

Want help with your payroll administration or systems? We can provide:

  • Xero Payroll
  • Full payroll services
  • Payroll training and support
  • Payroll software installation and support for:
    • ACE Payroll
    • IMS Payroll
    • Comacc
Succession Planning

This aspect of business planning is often overlooked. Whether you are planning to sell your business or hand it down to the next generation, it’s important to ensure that the business you are transferring is a strong one.

You need to be mindful of any emotional or sentimental factors, as well as ensuring you will get what you deserve for the business you have built. Similarly, if you are planning to buy a business, you need to know exactly what it is you are buying. You also need to know you are paying the right price. We have experts that will guide you through the relevant processes to give you greater peace of mind.

Buying, selling, investing, divesting? We help with:

  • Facilitation of business sales and purchases
  • Due diligence
  • Estate planning
  • Asset protection
  • Business structuring
  • Business planning
  • Business valuations
Taxation Services

Collectively, we have well over 500 years of taxation expertise and know-how. We have read thousands of pages of legislation and tax commentary, and we have dealt with the Inland Revenue Department more times than we care to remember. So, why not let us take care of the vagaries and complexity of tax, GST, FBT, RWT and all of those other compliance matters we love to do, so you can spend more time doing the things you do best – like making money!

Tax matters we will take off your hands include:

  • Income tax
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT)
  • Pay As You Earn taxes (PAYE)
  • Resident Withholding Tax (RWT)
  • Tax planning
  • General tax advisory
  • Tax opinions and binding ruling
  • Specialist rural tax advisory
  • Expat tax services
  • IRD audit management
  • Transactional and structural tax advice
  • Specialist property and commercial tax advice
  • Corporate tax advice
  • Family assistance
  • Tax Compliance
Management Reporting

Exposing your blind spots or constraints to maximising profitability.

An analytical approach to reporting your business results to provide you with meaningful insights into your business performance and provides ability to identity factors governing profits.


Maximising opportunity for the right decision at the right time. Working in tandem with stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective business structures whether your business is new, growing, challenged or expanding.

Trust Management

Keeping wealth safe. Utilising modern cloud based systems and working in tandem with trustees, we provide a holistic approach to trust administration including advice from lawyers.

Administration Systems

Right system delivering accurate results. We work with client administration teams or we can provide administration services to keep your systems accurate and efficient.

Leading our Commercial team is:

Commercial Accountant / Director / IT Support / Marketing / Rural Accountant
Commercial Accountant / Director / Rural Accountant