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Frequently Ask Question

What services do we offer?

We offer a wide variety of services that cover tax preparation, bookkeeping, financial planning, payroll services and business advice. They also offer specialty services, including estate planning and corporate financial advisory.

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How do I choose the right accountant?

When choosing an accountant, consider their experience, areas of expertise, and client reviews. It’s also important to find an accountant who understands your specific industry and business needs. Meeting with potential accountants to discuss your requirements and their approach can also help you make an informed decision.
 

You must also take care in finding an accountant who can comprehend your industry, as well as your specific business needs. You can also meet with several possible accountants to discuss your needs and how they would go about providing the services you need, which can aid in making an informed decision.

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How much do accountancy services cost?

The cost of accountancy services varies depending on the complexity of the services required, the size of your business, and the accountant's experience and qualifications. Some accountants charge a 6-minute rate, an hourly rate, while others offer fixed fees for specific services. It’s advisable to get quotes from multiple accountants and compare their pricing and services.

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What are the benefits of hiring a local accountant in Christchurch?

Hiring a local accountant offers several benefits, including accessibility for face-to-face meetings, and a better understanding of the local business environment. Local accountants are also more likely to have connections with other local professionals and services that can benefit your business.
 

There are many advantages to hiring a local accountant such as an understanding of how the tax laws operate in that specific area, proximity for meetings, and knowledge of how business is conducted locally. Also ask if the accountant sends any work offshore to be done at a very low hourly rate but doesn’t pass these savings on to the client. At Eastmure & Associates Limited all our work is done inhouse and we never send work offshore to be done. Local accountants may have connections with other local professionals and services that could help your business as well.

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Can we help with personal tax returns?

Yes, we can assist with personal tax returns. They can help you maximise your deductions, ensure compliance with tax laws, and provide advice on tax planning strategies to minimise your tax liability.

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Do we offer virtual services?

Yes, we offer virtual services, allowing you to access our expertise remotely. This can include online consultations, cloud-based accounting software, and secure document sharing. Virtual services provide convenience and flexibility, especially for busy individuals and businesses.

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How can we help with business growth?

Eastmure & Associates Limited can support business growth by providing strategic financial advice, helping you create effective business plans, analysing financial data to identify growth opportunities, and ensuring your financial systems are efficient and scalable. They can also assist with budgeting, forecasting, and securing funding.

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Can we help with business compliance?

Yes, we can help ensure your business complies with local laws and regulations. They can assist with tax compliance, financial reporting, and adherence to industry-specific regulations. Regular internal audits and reviews by an accountant can help identify and mitigate compliance risks.

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How often should I meet with my accountant?

The frequency of meetings with your accountant depends on your business needs. For small businesses, quarterly or bi-annual meetings may suffice. Larger businesses or those with complex financial situations might require monthly meetings. Regular communication ensures that your financial matters are up-to-date and any issues are addressed promptly. It is important to note that Eastmure & Associates don’t not charge for meetings, phone calls or emails, we don’t charge for you ask questions.

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What is financial planning and why is it important?

Financial planning involves creating a strategy to manage your finances to meet your life goals. It is important because it helps you manage your income, expenses, and investments efficiently, ensuring financial security and growth.

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