Our customers include:

We're helping THL with their accountingWe're helping Disaster Prepare with their accountingWe're helping Alpha with their accountingWe're helping La Cloche with their accountingWe're helping Chiro Balance with their accountingWe're helping Cuisine 360 with their accountingWe're helping Flight Group with their accountingWe're helping MSO Design with their accountingWe're helping Key Commercial with their accountingWe're helping Goldings Free Dive with their accountingWe're helping Goldings Free Dive with their accounting
“It’s refreshing to have Chartered Accountants who see more than compliance. Since working with iif we’ve been able to make better business decisions, knowing we’re on the right path.”John Roche, AlphaNZ Technology
Accounting & Tax

Tax & Tech

Proactive accounting and tax services, aided by clever apps to help save you time.

Accounting Strategy

Strategy & Accountability

Strategic planning and direction, with continued support to control your future.

Accounting Wealth
Build & Protect Wealth

Earn extra profits and develop an investor attitude to generate future wealth.

What makes iif Chartered Accountants so different?

In our experience, business owners get the most from their Chartered Accountant when they’re talking about more than just accounting and tax.

The value comes from conversations about cashflow, profitability, and working capital; conversations about structuring, asset protection, and minimising risk, together with investments, property, and wealth creation; then, finally, through conversations about accounting and tax – this comes at the end, not the beginning.

We’re focused on these conversations. We involve your other professionals, like your lawyer, risk advisor and mortgage broker, to ensure nothing falls through the gaps and that you’re in good financial health through your Financial Blueprint.

To us, it’s common sense that all your professional advisors are on the same page, and sit down in the same room together. If we’re all working on the same blueprint for your financial future then it’ll ensure you get there sooner. If you don’t already have a team around you, we’re happy to introduce you to the team we’ve built and work with closely on a daily basis.

Aside from quality conversations and collaboration, here’s a fair few other reasons why you should work with us:

  • Upfront pricing so you know what you’re up for
  • Our on-boarding process for new customers, so we understand what’s important to you and your business (we don’t just trot out a standard package)
  • We’ve been there and done that – as a high growth business ourselves, we understand the ups (and downs), which means we’re well placed to help you grow

Ultimately, we’re focused on:

  1. Making complicated accounting and tax simple, and introducing you to clever technology (like Xero) to save you time
  2. Improving the design of your business operations, keeping you in control
  3. Managing your cashflow and funding so you don’t miss opportunities (like that investment property) due to tight cash
  4. Growing and protecting your wealth by instilling an ‘investor attitude’, helping you become financially independent from your business or job

We do this by:

  • Understanding where you’re at on the Business Growth Curve to identify what’s made you successful to date, and what’s holding you back from taking your business to the next level
  • Meeting with you (generally) three times per year to review your situation, reset your tactics for the coming months, and to walk you through putting those tactics into play
  • Looking at more than just accounting and tax (like by altering your revenue streams, developing an exit strategy, understanding your fixed capital requirements, or identifying your investment strategy)

Some of the people we’re endorsed by or work with include:

We use and support Debtor DaddyWe use and support Receipt BankWe use and support PowerBIWe're Xero gold partnersWe're Chartered AccountantsWellington Gold AwardsWe use and support WorkflowmaxWe use and support Spotlight ReportingWe use and support SuiteFiles


We’ve built a collection of resources that can help you manage your cash, increase your business’s profits, build personal wealth and more! Explore more below.

Accounting FAQ

These are the questions we find we get asked the most, with quick and easy answers.

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Chartered Accountant resources
eBook Downloads

We’ve written several eBooks which offer a range of helpful financial tips and guidelines.

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Accounting Blog
Blog & Business Updates

Our take on what’s happening in the world of business and tax.

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Some Interesting Articles

Check out some of the things we have been discussing on our blog lately.

What to expect

We know changing accountants can seem like more hassle than it’s worth – you may think we’re all the same, and the devil you know is better than the one you don’t. Rest assured, we’re different, and we make the change as simple as possible (we’ll even break up with your old accountant for you).

Yes, we may ask a few extra questions to get everything sorted, but long term you’ll be in safe hands and walk away with a Financial Blueprint for your business.

Here’s what works best in our experience:

First step
Initial catch up (coffee or wine anyone?)

This is to find out if there’s common ground between us and if we want to work together. If there is, great, let’s keep talking. If not, no problem, it was good to meet you!

Second step
We’ll arrange a Discovery Session

The Discovery Meeting is designed to help us fully understand you and your business. This way, we’ll know what proactive advice you need to run your business.

If you’re open to it, we prefer to involve your other professional advisors in this session – this ensures everyone’s on the same page and driving you in the same direction. If you’re not working closely with other advisors, we’re happy to introduce you to people we work closely with (they attend at no charge, and no obligation).

Third step
Our Recommendations

After the Discovery Session, we’ll put some thought into the issues you’re facing, as well as your family and business objectives. We’ll then create your Financial Blueprint to work towards over the coming years. At this stage, you’ll receive some fixed prices so you know the investment required.

The recommended action plan typically covers:

  • Accounting compliance and  tax planning as required
  • Business strategy that identifies how we can help you move through the Business Growth Curve
  • Advisory work on any specific projects you need undertaken (like working capital analysis, or investment property growth plans)
  • Working with your other advisors to make sure you’ve got things like your will, insurance, HR and debt structures sorted
Fourth step
We’re underway!

Let’s get moving. We’ll arrange the transfer over from your previous accountant (we can break up with them for you if that helps). We’ll fit our blueprint around your timeframes and budget, so it works best for you.

A few other points to note:
  1. You won’t be offered a Gold/Silver/Bronze package. We think it’s better to tailor something specific for you and your business, based on our Discovery Session.
  2. You’ll get a fixed price quote before we start any work, which you can pay monthly.
  3. We’re not the cheapest accountants in town, but certainly aren’t the most expensive either.
  4. You don’t get charged extra for phone calls. You can call us at any time without worrying about the clock ticking.

About us

Our philosophy is based on collaborating with you, your family, and your professional advisors on your financial health. In our experience, the best outcomes are achieved when everyone is on the same page and going the same direction.

We believe in fixed prices (we’ll try and let you know what you’re up for before we start work), old fashioned customer service (we give the same service you’d expect your staff to give), and making our customers’ lives as easy as possible.

We also believe in not passing you around the office, or from person to person. You’ll have one main point of contact, and another who knows what’s going on. This means there’s always someone around who can help you, and you get a continuity of staff member.

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Hamish Mexted

Director & Dogs Body

A large part of his role is helping customers with their tax planning and asset protection strategy. Getting this right means that families are protected, and the tax man only takes what he’s entitled to. He also focus on helping people understand the fundamentals of business. This might mean discussing working capital requirements, volatility, cashflow management, stock levels and staffing decisions.
An issue he’s seeing regularly is business owners relying on “averages”. They’ll base decisions on the average month, and then feel pressured when they’re below average. We all know that there’s ups and downs in business – it’s about understanding when the downs are coming and planning appropriately.

If you’d like to catch up for a coffee feel free to get in touch – 021 752 270 or hamish@iif.co.nz

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Riann Umaga-Marshall

Manager & Surfing Expert

A lot of Riann’s work is based around helping our clients out with cash flow issues.
Developing our clients understanding of cash flow enables them to be ready for challenges when they arise instead of fighting fires after the fact.

We see many businesses hit tough times because they haven’t equipped themselves with enough capital or don’t have an understanding of debt to tide them through a dip in sales.

By analysing the business plan and processes with our clients we can better develop systems for mitigating cash flow issues before they arise.

If you are looking for someone to help guide your business get in touch for a coffee – 04 212 4977 or riann@iif.co.nz

Kietha McClure
Keitha McClure
Keitha is a Chartered Accountant with a number of years of NZ business advisory experience across various client businesses in the public and corporate sectors.

She has spent time working in both large and small accounting firms.

She is a friendly professional with
a passion for helping business owners grow their businesses while ensuring they comply with their statutory requirements.

Out of work you’ll find Keitha spending time with her family, practicing yoga and trying out new recipes in the kitchen with a glass of wine.

If you have any accounting questions feel free to call, text or email at keitha@iif.co.nz.

Charlotte White, Accountant
Charlotte White

Client Advisor & Commonwealth Games Qualifier

Charlotte joined the team in February 2017, with a bachelor in Accounting and Commercial Law and two years of experience working in a large accounting firm. She has a range of experience in accounting and tax advisory, from startup businesses to large government entities. She enjoys helping clients achieve their goals just as much as her own – being a former international gymnast she sets her goals pretty high!

Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors: doing hikes, mountain biking or swimming. Charlotte enjoys spending time and having laughs with friends and family (this includes Indie the dog of course!).

Eugenie Jones, Accountant
Eugenie Jones
Eugenie started working here at iif a couple of years back. She knows every aspect of how we work, and what to do when the unexpected crops up.

Eugenie brings an attention to detail for the clients she’s working with, making sure everything is spot on.

That said, while we’re 100% paperless, you’ll still find her with a hand written to do list on her desk each morning – she thrives on physically ticking of her days tasks!

Outside of work Eugenie likes to visit local cafes and go on walks with her family and friends (more for the gossiping then the actual walking!)

Alex Silverwood, Accountant
Alex Silverwood

Accountant & Office Go-to

Alex is iif’s newest recruit. Alex has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Human Resources. While being out of university for a couple of years Alex decided that he wanted to become an accountant so took the plunge into study once again. Alex is currently finishing up his last two papers of his post graduate diploma in Accounting.

Alex is here to apply his knowledge from his studies and get a better understanding of accounting so he can provide useful solutions to clients. Alex is keen to gain an insight into how small businesses operate, so that he can develop goals and objectives that will suit any client.

Outside of work you will find Alex in the Gym five days a week or playing a range of sports. Alex enjoys spending his free time with his friends and family. Maintaining healthy relationships is a big priority of Alex and he aims to translate this into every client he works with.

Julia Kelly, Accountant
Julia Kelly

Accountant & Keeping us all Sane

Julia looks after everything from rental properties, to small business and contractors. She also looks after our job scheduling and workflow management, invoicing, new customer and process development. In short, she makes sure we cross the i’s and dot the t’s.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to call her on 04 212 4977 or email julia@iif.co.nz

Hiring Accountants

We hire people-people

If you’d like to apply, please send an email together with your CV (no covering letter) to recruitment@iif.co.nz.

In your email, tell us something interesting about yourself. We’re more interested in finding out about you as a person, not your work experience.

We’d love to hear from you

Whether you’d like to schedule an appointment, grab a coffee, or ask a quick question about tax or growing a business, we’d love to hear from you.
04 212 4977
Wellington: Level 9, 57 Willis Street (access also available from 62 Victoria Street)
Porirua: 13 Marina View, Mana
PO Box 10690, The Terrace, Wellington 6143

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