Business Services

Benchmarking

Have you ever wondered how your business performs compared to your competitors? Are you spending enough on advertising? Are you paying too much rent? Are your staff costs too high? What is the average bottom line of your competitors?

Survival in today’s business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business rather than in the business.

We can provide you with accurate, timely and informative benchmarking reports – allowing you to:

  • See how your business compares against your competitors
  • Understand how the rest of your industry works
  • Analyse the key performance indicators of your industry

Armed with this information, we’ll work with you to develop action strategies to improve your bottom line.

Bookkeeping/accounting

Modern business demands up to date accurate financial information.

We can relieve you and your staff of an enormous burden by taking care of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs, including the preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal and planning purposes.

We will discuss your requirements with you and provide you with tailored information and constructive advice on a regular basis.

Budgeting

A good budget is a necessity in a good business plan. It is one of the best business tools we have, allowing us to set financial targets and measure our performance.

The techniques we utilize in the formation of financial projections will allow you to consider future scenarios and give you goals to strive for in your business.

In addition to goal setting value, budgets will often improve your chances of acquiring funding as financers often require forecasts as a prerequisite for funding approval. Cashflow forecasting is a vital part of ensuring your business will always have the cash it needs, because profits don’t pay bills – cash does.

There are many types of budgets and we can help you design the right budget for your needs and requirements. Let us show you how a budget and a cashflow forecast are able to provide feedback to allow you to prepare for the future of your business.

Business Start-up

Let us help you turn your business idea into a reality.

If you have a good idea for a new business venture but don’t have expertise in the legal or financial aspects of creating a new business, we can help you:

  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business - sole trader, partnership, or limited company
  • Prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts
  • Assess 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 Companies House, Inland Revenue, or Customs and Excise
  • Deal with company secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements

Cashflow Forecasting

Have you ever wondered if you are holding too much inventory? Is this the right time to expand your business? Are you going to have enough cash to pay all expenses every month?

Survival in today’s business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business rather than in the business.

We can provide you with accurate, timely and informative cashflow forecasting reports – allowing you to:

  • Realize and understand when cash is available
  • Plan and prepare for expansion, stock control, and taxes
  • Analyse and anticipate key expenses

Armed with this information, we’ll work with you to develop action strategies to improve your bottom line

Financial and Investment Planning

Financial planning ensures your financial goals can be met through the development of comprehensive and effective strategies that will strengthen your financial security. These strategies provide a source of income other than your business or employment income.

Gunson McLean works alongside NZ Funds Private Wealth who provide our clients with an integrated wealth management service. NZ Funds Private Wealth sees wealth management as being the integration of advice and investment management.

NZ Funds Private Wealth puts sophisticated and proprietary planning tools and expert advice to work for New Zealanders. Their goal is to help you make sound well-informed financial decisions. 

Their client advisers achieve this through an interactive advice process which enables clients to see and understand the factors that influence their wealth. 

NZ Funds Private Wealth work with those in the process of accumulating wealth, those seeking income in retirement and those with broader intergenerational wealth management challenges. 

If you would like to discuss your investing objectives with one of the NZ Funds Private Wealth advisers, click here for NZ Funds contact details.

To learn more about NZ Funds Private Wealth, click here.

Financing

A wide range of financing options exist, all with their pros and cons. At [Firm name] we know the financial market, and have the experience to assist you in securing the best financing option for your personal and business goals. Our experience in the market means we are also able to structure debt upon acquisition to maximise tax advantages.

Let our experienced team explore with you the best financing options to get your business closer to its goals.

Management Consulting

Our aim is to ensure your business achieves the potential it’s capable of. We have the know-how and experience to offer advice to help you run your business more effectively.

We are practiced in acting as a sounding board for management, bringing to the relationship years of experience in business growth. We can identify key performance indicators in your business, through which you will see the positive changes occurring with the help of our professional consultants.

We are able to check your business is as competitive, focused, and profitable as it can be. We then offer flexible strategies, designed to address the issues affecting your business.

Let us give your business a health check. Take the practical advice we can give to ensure the continual success of your venture.

Office Duties

Here at Gunson McLean Ltd we understand the day to day office duties are not everyone’s cup of tea. To this end we are happy to help out with some or all of the following services:

  • Wages Processing
  • Payment and processing of creditors
  • Collection and banking of debtors
  • Various secretarial tasks
  • Training in Office duties

Payroll Services

Administering your payroll can be time-consuming and divert you from the core activities of your business. Payroll & employment legislation is growing increasingly complex.

We can relieve you of this burden by providing a comprehensive and confidential payroll service, including:

  • Customised payslips
  • Administration of PAYE, statutory sick pay, annual leave etc
  • IR-Filing to the IRD
  • Summaries and analyses of staff costs
  • Administration of incentive schemes, bonuses and termination payments

Even if you have only a few employees, you will make savings by engaging us to administer your payroll.

Software Solutions

Let us help you make the right choice when it comes to accounting software.

A decent accounting system will help you keep track of your cashflow and give you the option to complete GST Returns easily.

Choosing the right system for your business can be a difficult one – after all there are over sixty different accounting packages available in New Zealand. Here at Gunson McLean Ltd we have invested considerable resources into on-going staff training to ensure we are able to recommend the best accounting solution for your business.

Strategic planning

The pressures of daily business can often mean strategic planning takes a back seat – but to have a successful business you must plan ahead.

We’ll help you establish a strategic plan that looks at where you want your business to be in the next 3-5 years and exactly how you and your team can achieve these aims and objectives.

Your strategic plan will:

  • Define the characteristics of your company in three to five years
  • Identify your competitors
  • Define your objectives and financial goals
  • Put in place an effective implementation plan to achieve your goals
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