Starting a Business?

Starting a Business?Thinking of starting up a business? This can be a very exciting time in your life!! We can provide you with expert advice regarding this in the following areas:

  1. Deciding which business structure you will use – Sole Trader, Partnership, Limited Liability Company

  2. Preparing a business plan – you need cash flow and profit projections to ensure your business will be successful
  3. Applying for Finance – you will need financial forecasts prepared for your Bank in order to obtain finance – we can assist you with this
  4. Obtaining any required registrations with IRD

Let us help you turn your dream into a success story!!

Why choose us?

We have over 15 years' experience and know all the ins and outs of what you can and can't do. We file your tax returns with the IRD and handle every aspect to give you total peace of mind.

Our aim is to make the Tax & Accountancy side of your business as easy as possible for you by providing you with outstanding service and providing a guiding hand for your taxation requirements.

We are small enough to care and yet big enough to handle your tax and accountancy matters. We prefer to listen and learn your way of doing things rather than trying to impose some fancy methods that are difficult to get your head around.

What our clients say:

As the first time I needed the help and services of an accountant, I am really happy to have chosen this firm to do my tax and GST for my new business. I received great advice and assistance in setting up my businesses financial records.

Karen H. - Small Business Owner

I have always found the Staff of Stephen Larsen and Co extremely accommodating, helpful and thorough. I would recommend them to anyone who is wanting a professional accounting service.

Philip W. - Investor

If you want fast efficient and easy to understand annual accounts then I recommend Stephen Larsen. I am so pleased with my accounts that even I understand ( as complete novice ) I would recommend Stephen Larsen to any one looking for value for money accounting services. [sic]

David M. - Business Owner


Q: What services do you provide?

A: We can do your GST Returns, FBT Returns, Annual Accounts and Income Tax Returns for you.

Q: Do you care if I bring my records in to you in a shoe box?

A: Of course not, bring them in however you want - we work with you.

Q: Are you a Xero partner?

A: Yes, we are a platinum Xero partner and we have many clients who use Xero to keep their financial records and we are very familiar with how Xero works.

Q: Do you work with XERO and MYOB?

A: Yes, we use both XERO and MYOB - they are both great accounting systems which we can work with in managing your Accountancy and Taxation matters. We are MYOB Certified Consultants.

Q: I come from out of the area, do we have to have a face-to-face meeting?

A: No, we don't have to have to have a face to face meeting. We are more than happy to communicate with you via email, phone or post - whatever works best for you. We service small business clients New Zealand wide.

Q: Can I book an appointment?

A: Yes you can, and we recommend that you do this. Call our Palmerston North office on (06) 357 7011 or our Wellington office on (04) 232 4122 and we can arrange an interview time that suits you.