• Agribusiness

BDO Gisborne agribusiness team: Farmers helping farmers succeed

BDO Gisborne’s specialist agribusiness advisory team are here to help your agribusiness succeed. We provide a one-stop shop service of tax, advisory, accounting and consulting offerings to make sure your agribusiness can operate efficiently, sustainably and profitability, and can take advantage of all the opportunities available to you, no matter what challenges come your way.  

Running an agribusiness is not easy – there are so many factors you can’t predict, your compliance burdens are increasing every day and it’s getting harder and harder to find the staff you need. We understand this because our team all come from farming backgrounds, with many of us still working on farms today – meaning we genuinely understand the rhythms of your business and the issues and opportunities you face.  

Accounting, advisory and tax advice – when and where it suits you  

We’ll visit you on your farm, working around your schedule to ensure you can get the accounting, advisory and tax services you need, when and where it suits you.  

Our team all live right here in Tairāwhiti – meaning we have authentic connections to the community here. Our senior leaders are involved in several community farming programmes, including drought and flood recovery support, and give their time to help farmers (both clients and non-clients) access assistance when you need it most.  

A one-stop shop for all your agribusiness needs 

Our team is a one-stop shop for all your agribusiness advisory needs, including: 

  • Succession planning 

  • Emissions Trading Scheme calculations and advice 

  • Sustainability advisory including emissions measurement and reduction 

  • Tax 

  • Accounting 

  • Systems and technology advisory  

  • HR advice including employment contracts and disputes  

  • Payroll 

  • Cash flow 

  • Finance, investments and debt management  

  • Budgeting and forecasting  

We also offer our livestock model tool, which enables us to calculate your taxable income for sheep, beef and deer farming. Once calculated, we’ll provide you with all the advice you need to ensure your livestock business is operating as tax efficiently as possible.  

Our team has experience across all aspects of agribusiness including sheep, beef, deer, dairy, horticulture, viticulture, forestry and carbon farming.  

Understanding the ups and downs of rural life – we’re here to help 

Our team are experts in their field and frequently offer advice to Government on various aspects of farming including consulting on the Emissions Trading Scheme and the Rural Advisory Group. Most recently, Agribusiness Advisory and Tax Partner Charles Rau wrote a report for Trust Tairāwhiti on the impacts of carbon farming in the area. 

We genuinely care about you as a farmer – we understand the ups and downs of farm life, and are here to help when setbacks occur. That’s why we’re sponsors of the Rural Support Trust, and hold key positions in a range of other farming associations such as Farming Women Tairawhiti and the Poverty Bay Agricultural and Pasture Association.  

Get the advice you need to see your farm thrive – reach out to the BDO Gisborne agribusiness team today.  

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"I have worked with Jen on our farm accounts since 2018.

Jen has provided training for new accounting software and has served as a sounding board for financial decisions, as well as completing all our annual accounting responsibilities. Jen explains things in such a way that she is easy to understand and helps enable us gain important information from the software. No question is too difficult for Jen to deal with.

I find Jen very approachable and always willing to help no matter the time of day (within reason). She is passionate about her work and consistently endeavors to gain the best outcome for her clients.

Jen demonstrates excellent attention to detail, completes tasks in a timely manner, and remains professional at all times. I would highly recommend Jen as an accountant."

- Agriculture Client