Business Services

Specialist Services

Tax and Assurance

* Bookkeeping/accounting * Software Solutions * Assurance/Audit
* Budgeting * Succession Planning * Taxation
* Business Start-up * Retirement and Estate Planning
* Rental Property * Trusts


Bookkeeping and Accounting

It is important that modern business have up to date and accurate financial information.

We can offer a number of software solutions to meet your bookkeeping and accounting needs, from the preparation of your annual accounts and tax returns to periodic management accounts for finance and planning purposes.

We will discuss your requirements with you and provide you with tailored solution to meet your needs. In addition we can provide regular constructive advice or technical assistance should you require it.


It is essential that all businesses set themselves targets and encompass them into a business plan. We can assist you in setting the targets and then prepare budgets and cash flow forecasts so you can measure your business progress against those targets.

Part of the budget process will allow you to utilise tools and techniques which will enable you to consider future scenarios and give you goals to strive for in your business.

Banks and financiers are insisting on detailed projections as part of the process of acquiring funding. Cashflow forecasting is a vital part of ensuring that your business will always have the cash it needs, because profits don't pay bills - cash does.

Business Startup

If you are buying a existing business or have a good idea that you want to turn into reality, John Murphy & Associates Limited have the experience and expertise to help you.
We can assist you with:
  • Deciding on the most suitable structure for your business - sole trader, partnership, or limited company
  • Prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts
  • The evaluation of an existing business.
  • Assessing your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance, and draw up the necessary proposals
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank
  • Complete any registration procedures with the Companies Office,the Inland Revenue
  • Dealing with company secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements

Rental Property

At John Murphy & Associates Limited we have the necessary tools to assist you in evaluating residential and commercial property opportunities.

This would include:

  • Forecasts of revenue returns
  • Advice on funding
  • Reviews of lease agreements
  • Guidance in tax minimisation
  • Advice on ownership structure


Software Solutions

A good accounting system will help you keep track of your cashflow and give you the option to complete GST Returns easily. But choosing a solution can be a difficult one - after all there are over sixty different accounting packages available in New Zealand!

We have invested considerable time in staff training and evaluating accounting software so that we are able to recommend a solution that suits yours requirements.

Succession Planning

Too many business owners do not realise the full potential of their businesses when they retire because they have not done any succession planning.
To coordinate the transition of your business to your successors requires a well thought out and designed succession plan, this can be an arduous process. Let us assist and use our experience to remove some of the stress.

Retirement and Estate Planning

Estate planning is one those unpleasant tasks but is essential to ensure your wishes are met. At John Murphy & Associates Limited we know through experience that all estate plans require carefully prepared and structured documentation to ensure your requests are fulfilled.

We will work with your solicitors and other professionals to ensure that your succession plan for your assets will be adhered to.


Trusts provide a valuable tool in retirement planning, estate planning and asset protection.
With our knowledge and experience we are able to work with you and your other advisors to:
  • Advise on the formation of Trusts
  • Prepare and execute the vital documentation involved in Trust formation
  • Attend to the special requirements involved in reporting for Trusts
  • Provide a minute keeping service


Assurance Services

We have the necessary skills and experience to perform Assurance engagements from indepth audits to reviews or agreed upon procedures.
Our audit team will work closely with you to get to know your business. We use the latest techniques, based around a detailed analytical review of the accounts. This enables us to offer an objective view of your business so we can advise you of any potential problem areas.


At John Murphy & Associates Limited we offer a full range of Taxation Services. We are able to offer advice based on our proven knowledge and experience. We take a proactive approach that builds relationships and will work in partnership with you to minimise your tax and help you achieve your key objectives.

We provide a complete service and advice in all of the following areas:
  • Preparation of personal, partnership, trusts & company tax returns.
  • Notification of tax payment obligations.
  • GST/FBT/PAYE/ACC obligations
  • Advice on and implementation of tax effective trust structures for asset protection and tax minimisation.
  • Management of any IRD Audits or disputes
If we do not know the answer we have a network of advisors both locally and nationally to assist.
John Murphy & Associates Limited is a member of PWC Associate Firms Service.