BDO Christchurch

Our accountants and finance professionals in Christchurch are backing your success.

The BDO Christchurch team has a full Advisory, Tax, Audit and Accounting practice as well as specialist teams working with clients on: business strategy · business restructuring · corporate finance and deal advisory · financial modelling and analysis · IT systems · anti-money laundering · agribusiness · Māori business · construction.

Strong relationships are vital to success

The events that our region, our nation and our world have faced in recent times have required business owners to deal with an environment that is constantly changing, navigating challenging times of ongoing uncertainty. The team at BDO Christchurch understand this and understand that the road to success is made easier with trusted advisors who will work with you to negotiate all the challenges your organisation might encounter.

Our practice is structured so that we have the skills and services available for you, as and when you need them. As well as providing traditional audit, accounting, compliance and tax services, we are also strategic advisors, financial modellers, IT system experts, future focussed problem solvers, consultants, and ultimately your trusted business partners.

Doing business in Mid Canterbury

Since July 2018, we have proudly operated an Ashburton office at the Tavendale and Partners Centre on the corner of Cass and Burnett streets. The BDO accountants and business advisors regularly meet clients and work out of the Ashburton office. Visits to the BDO Christchurch office in Ashburton are by appointment only. Please contact our team of accountants and business advisers today.  

Join our team

Looking to grow your career? Be your best at BDO. Working at BDO is all about richer relationships – within our network, with our clients and around the world. We seek people who are driven and who work towards the best interests of the team and the firm - passionate professionals who are keen to develop richer relationships, both internally and with our clients. Learn more about career and student opportunities at BDO Christchurch and apply today.
Careers at BDO Christchurch

Our services:

Helping farmers make the most of their Agribusinesses

Our local Agribusiness team of 20 people will ensure that two senior staff understand your business intimately providing for continuity at all times. We have a unique skill set including a broad banking background, practical farming experience and a technically competent team with strong industry relationships. With the ever increasing complexity of farming businesses, we are fortunate to be able to draw upon these specialist skill sets which is unique in relation to many rural based accounting practices.

We deliver expertise and individually tailored solutions for our clients and specialise in providing high quality, timely services that will exceed your expectations.

Learn more about our Agribusiness team in Christchurch here.

We provide a full range of independent audit and assurance services, including audit and review engagements, agreed upon procedures and specialist assignments as well as organisational reviews.  This includes financial reporting, forensic services, internal audit, management advice on systems and performance, R & D grant reviews, AML/CFT reviews, structure and governance reviews. 

We take pride in working in a pragmatic and positive manner with our clients. We deliver a Partner-led service that is tailored to each client using globally recognised methodology and technology. Our service is based on clear communication, quality and timeliness and a service culture that will exceed your expectations. 

Australian Securities & Investments Commission - Registered Company Auditors

We have several Partners at BDO Christchurch who are Registered Company Auditors with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). This gives them the ability to audit the financial statements of companies who are required to have an audit under the Corporations Act 2001 in Australia. 

This is particularly relevant for any clients with subsidiaries in Australia that require a local audit in addition to their requirements for Group Reporting.

Our current ASIC Registered company auditors are: 


Contact Warren Johnstone and Mike Rondel to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Audit and Assurance services.

Our business restructuring team offers a number of advisory services including independent business reviews, pre-lending advice, business health checks, cashflow reviews, investigating accountant’s reports, business turnarounds and corporate restructuring, debt restructuring, divestment of business and assets, independent board advisory and assessment of corporate governance. 

We specialise in working with businesses and their stakeholders facing challenges in order to put them back on the right track and maximise stakeholder returns.  No matter how the business got to where it is, BDO can help make the best of the situation at hand.  As with any business recovery or potential insolvency, timing is of the essence.  Paying attention to early warning signs could mean the difference between success and failure.

Contact Colin Gower and Diana Matchett to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Business Restructuring.

Our corporate finance and deal advisory team can assist in a range of services including mergers and acquisitions, raising debt or equity, capital restructurings, and other strategic business decisions. Our clients are typically national and international medium-sized businesses and private equity firms across a wide range of industries. BDO’s international presence enables our clients to take advantage of global opportunities and is a significant benefit when it comes to identifying and facilitating opportunities across the globe.

Our team has extensive experience in due diligence projects whether for the buy side (acquisition) or the sell side (vendor), management buy-outs and buy-ins, valuations, capital raising, financial modelling (including project feasibility and business case reporting) and independent expert reports (including litigation support).

Contact Andrew Grace to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s deal advisory.

Our team is here to ensure that your financial statements and tax returns are prepared to adhere to standard accounting principles and tax rules and regulations.  In addition, our team have expertise in advanced compliance requirements like IFRS accounting standards and other compliance standards.  We are prepared to help you meet all your reporting requirements and ensure that your business adheres to external rules and internal controls.

Contact Martin Veitch to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Financial Compliance.

Financial modelling is the task of building an abstract representation of a real world financial situation. We have well-experienced team members who can design a mathematical model to represent the performance of a business, project or any financial asset.  The financial model can then be used for decision making and performing financial analysis.

Contact Andrew Grace to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Financial Modelling and Analysis.

In addition to traditional compliance services, such as preparing financial statements and income tax returns, we help individuals and businesses step back from the day-to-day and focus on the bigger picture. We can review operations for efficiencies, recommend strategies to improve cash flow, and help you understand the real drivers of profitability. BDO understands how to sustain business growth and avoid common pitfalls. We can help you understand the growth cycle and anticipate the challenges you are likely to face as your business grows.

Contact David Ward to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Growth and Business Services.

Powerful information systems are behind every leading business. That's why BDO has a dedicated team of technology consultants focused on getting this engine right.  We help businesses with technology consulting services, implementation, enhancement and governance. Our consultants are qualified Chartered Accountants who have commercial and technical expertise. This ensures we can best tailor the relevant systems to your specific needs to produce accurate financial information.

Contact us to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Information Systems.

Outsourcing aspects of your finance function can improve your operating efficiency and business cost structure. Our Christchurch BDO team provides an outsourcing service across the full spectrum of finance and accounting functions. Our expert team will give you the confidence that your finances are being taken care of so that you can focus on what you do best - operating and growing your business. We can help with Bookkeeping, Treasury, Outsourced finance functions and Payroll.

Contact Martin Veitch to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Outsourcing Business Services.

Our advisory services are designed for clients of all sizes, in public and private sectors, to improve business performance, boost profit margins and/or reduce costs. Our range of services includes strategy development, identification of key business drivers, performance improvement, risk management, solutions for business transformation and IT strategy and projects. We can also help you grow management capacity, assist with business and succession planning, employee relations and recruitment, strategic marketing advice, organisational reviews and more.

Contact Phillip Roth to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Strategic Business Advisory.

We understand the unique challenges of family business. It’s common to see complex structures involving multiple entities, driven by changes in legislation or family circumstances that no longer reflect what you need. We help balance the needs of the family with those of the business with advice on governance, managing succession, improving communication, developing a family constitution, taxation and trusts.

Contact Phillip Roth to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Succession and Family.

BDO Christchurch has a diverse tax team with the skills and experience to match your tax needs; whether compliance-based queries, consulting for your business restructure or overseas expansion, assisting with an Inland Revenue enquiry or conducting complex business transactions (i.e. a land sale) it can be almost impossible to understand all your obligations or if there is a better path to follow.  This is when you will need quality tax support that you can trust. 

Contact Mark Lodder to learn more about BDO Christchurch’s Tax advice and consulting.

Contact BDO Christchurch

If you are looking for an exceptional local adviser to work with, backed up by a national and international network, then BDO Christchurch is the professional firm for you. 

Contact one of our BDO Christchurch Partners here, or fill out the form below to get in touch with our team of accountants and business advisers.

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