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Smarter Business Accounting

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We are a fresh, innovative and technology driven accounting firm who want to make a difference in our client’s business.

We offer our clients a total business solution, from accounting and tax compliance to customer management, lead generation and vending solutions.

Matthew Harris – Director

Matthew has been a taxation specialist for eleven years, including nine years working for Inland Revenue in the international and complex taxation areas.

In addition to this, Matthew has been involved in a number of start-up businesses and as a property developer and rental property owner.

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Matthew has a wide understanding of New Zealand’s taxation system and the operation of Inland Revenue policy and process that he utilises to the advantage of his clients. This knowledge and insight of how Inland Revenue operates allows Matthew to offer a complete service to his clients from providing tax advice and meeting tax compliance obligations to managing Inland Revenue audits and Inland Revenue debt issues.

As an International Taxation specialist, Matthew possesses a wide understanding of the tax rules that apply to new and returning migrants, including the application of the transitional residency and superannuation transfer exemptions and can offer advice on all offshore taxation matters.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in Management and Small Business, and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Areas of Expertise:

Business Strategy and Start-Ups
Business Taxation and Compliance
Xero & Cloud Based Software
International Taxation
Financial Arrangement Rules
Managing Inland Revenue Disputes
Managing Inland Revenue Audits

Inland Revenue Debt Arrangements
Liquidations
Taxation of Land Provisions
Forensic Accounting and Reconstructions
Taxation for New Migrants and Returning New Zealander’s
GST

Simon Griggs – Director

Simon spent many years working in a local Chartered Accounting firm before  running his own businesses. Simon created and managed two fashion labels for three years before starting a textile manufacturing plant in China.

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After exiting the fashion business and looking for a new challenge, Simon felt there was a gap in the market for affordable accountants, so he created The Urban Beadsman, an accounting firm that doesn’t have any egg timers and is as transparent as they come.

Simon and Matthew had worked together on various projects and saw an opportunity to combine their two accounting practices to become Navigator Accounting.

Simon has a wide understanding of accounting compliance requirements in New Zealand and has first-hand experience running a small business. He understands what a clients accounting needs and wants are, and always delivers to the highest standard.

Simon is also our resident Xero and tech expert. He has implemented many cloud-based POS systems into clients’ shops, converted many clients to the benefits of using Xero Software, which is an effective cloud-based business tool. He is continually on the lookout for new technology that can make running a business easier for his clients.

Simon is passionate about helping his clients grow their business by offering great customer service and implementing smart technology.

Areas of Expertise:

Business Strategy and Start Ups
Business Taxation and Compliance
Xero & Cloud Based Software
Inland Revenue Debt Arrangements
Liquidations

Taxation of Land Provisions
GST, FBT, PAYE & Kiwisaver
Payroll & HR
Financial & Management Reporting
Software Implementation

Our Technology Partners

navigator-partners-xero
Beautiful accounting software, in the cloud.

navigator-partners-workflowmax
A clever all in one job management software that can track leads, convert sales, manage workflow and invoice clients all from one platform.

navigator-partners-shopify
Shopify is a complete online and in-store transactional commerce solution. In short, Shopify is everything you need to sell anywhere!

navigator-partners-unleashed
Unleashed is a powerful inventory management software that allows you to track inventory, cost orders, invoice customers and more while integrating with Xero and other cloud-based platforms.

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Vend is point-of-sale, inventory and customer loyalty software for iPad, Mac & PC. Set-up, manage and grow your business easily, from one store to many, in the cloud.

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Capsule keeps track of the people and companies you do business with, communications you have with them, opportunities that are in the pipeline, and a list of what to do (and when)

navigator-partners-shoeboxed
Shoeboxed scans and organises your receipts, invoices and documents securely online.

navigator-partners-quotient
Quotientapp is an incredibly simple quoting system for businesses. It presents quotes in an innovative way and gives your customers the power to click and accept your offer instantly.

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Receipt Bank extracts the key information from your bills, receipts and invoices, removing the need for manual data entry. Receipt Bank can then publish the data to your accounting software, or it can be downloaded as a spreadsheet or used to create expenses.

navigator-partners-ipayroll
iPayroll is an Internet Payroll Service for New Zealand that keeps your records, does your banking and pays your staff, PAYE and KiwiSaver all in one go.

navigator-partners-xocashflow
xocashflow is an online app that dramatically streamlines the process of chasing up overdue invoices.

navigator-partners-smartpayroll
The smiliest payroll people with the best online software.

navigator-partners-mailchimp
Mailchimp allows you to send marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns to your customers at the push of a button!

navigator-partners-pocketrent
Pocketrent offers seamless Property Management at your fingertips and integrates with Xero.

navigator-partners-showcaseworkshop
Facilitates material for sales, training, operations and internal communications with ease, no more waiting for your Graphic Designer to get around to it.

navigator-partners-tax-traders
Tax Traders help our clients manage their Provisional Tax compliance with more flexibility and ease. With Tax Traders’ specialised Tax Pooling advice, we can help minimise your UOMI (use-of-money interest).

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From big brands to start-ups, educators, HR directors, and more, find out why 20+ million choose SurveyMonkey online surveys to get the answers—and results—they need for campaigns, events, and projects, big and small.

navigator-partners-dropbox
Dropbox allows businesses to bring photos, documents, and videos anywhere and share them easily between staff and clients.

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Make the change and join an innovative, forward thinking accounting firm that can help your business do better.