In today’s competitive market, it is even more important to have up-to-date and accurate financial information available when you need it. We can take care of all your accounting and bookkeeping needs, including the preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal and planning purposes.

Together we’ll discuss your requirements and provide you with tailored information and constructive, useful advice on a regular basis.

We Are Experts In:


Taxation can be a major cost to your business. We will work in partnership with you to minimise your tax.

We offer a full range of taxation services including:

  • Preparation of personal & company tax returns and advice on payment of tax
  • GST/FBT/ACC obligations
  • Advice on and implementation of tax effective trust structures for asset protection and tax minimisation
  • Management of any IRD audits or disputes.


GST legislation is an area we know like the back of our hand. We are able to offer accurate, timely assistance in a number of areas.  These include:

  • Registration queries
  • Preparation of GST returns
  • Filing and adjusting GST returns
  • IRD audit assistance
  • Specialist events involving GST –  eg sale or purchase of property.

FBT Management

The rules relating to FBT payments change on a regular basis.  At HJL we keep up-to-date with the world of tax so we are able to give accurate advice on the preparation of FBT returns.

Rather than paying excessive amounts of FBT, let us answer your tax queries – we can also assist with the development and administration of a cost-effective employee benefit plan and provide advice on the FBT consequences of any proposals you intend to make.

Day-to-day Business Support

We understand the day-to-day office duties are not everyone’s cup of tea. To this end we can help out with the following services:

  • Payment and processing of creditors
  • Collection and banking of debtors
  • Various administration tasks.

Accounting Software Solutions

Let us help you make the right choice when it comes to choosing the best accounting software for your needs.

Everyday our team work with a range of accounting products including MYOB and Xero so we have a real working knowledge of these and other software options that will help streamline your business accounting.


Many of our clients have chosen Xero – the cloud-based accounting solution for their business. Our team are experts in Xero so we can help you sign-up to Xero, provide training and show you how to make it really work for your business.


Learn more about Xero here.


A Trust provides a valuable way of protecting the assets you have accumulated for the benefit of others.

We have extensive experience and can offer specialist advice on Trust formation to ensure all statutory requirements are met.  Our other Trust services include:

  • Preparation and execution of vital documentation involved in Trust formation
  • Attending to the special requirements involved in reporting for Trusts
  • Trust administration
  • Minute keeping
  • Annual accounts
  • Taxation
  • Asset management
  • Investment monitoring
  • Income distribution.


A good budget is a necessity in a solid business plan. It is one of the best tools a business has, allowing us to set financial targets and measure performance.

The techniques we use in the formation of financial projections will allow you to consider future scenarios and give you tangible goals to strive for in your business.


In addition to goal setting value, budgets will often improve your chances of acquiring funding as financers often require forecasts as a prerequisite for funding approval.  Cash flow forecasting is a vital part of ensuring your business will always have the cash it needs, because profits don’t pay bills – cash does.


There are many types of budgets and we can help you design the right budget for your requirements.  Let us show you how a budget and a cashflow forecast are able to provide feedback to allow you to prepare for the future of your business.


“Leigh is approachable, personable and is a great accountability partner. He is the man to go to for all your financial decision needs as he always has your best interests in mind. Highly recommended.”
Alina Reed
Freelancer PA
“The friendly HJ team take care of all of my day-to-day accounting needs, including getting me set up with Xero. They make my business accounting a breeze and are always available on the end of the phone when I need quick and accurate advice. I’ve been with HJ for nearly a year and have attended one of their seminars and I found it to be helpful and informative – I can’t fault them.”
Elizabeth Garlick
Socially Savvy Limited