BDO Rotorua

Accountants in Rotorua are backing your success

BDO Rotorua is proud to serve our clients with a complete accounting, business advisory and audit services – backing you every step of your business journey as we work with you to achieve your goals.  

We’re a proudly locally owned and operated firm within the fast-growing BDO National network. Combining our national connectivity with the power of the BDO global network provides access to resources and expertise from around New Zealand and the globe. At the same time, we are unashamedly local, with local people, knowledge and skills, offering you the practical advice you need with an understanding of the unique conditions facing businesses here in Rotorua.

We are relationship driven 

When you choose to work with BDO Rotorua, we treat your business as if it were our own. We are constantly looking for ways to add value to your business by improving your systems and processes, providing future-proof solutions, and connecting you with a team of advisers you can trust. 

We know that one size does not fit all. Your business is unique, and what works for you may not work for someone else. That’s why our advisers will take the time to get to know you and your dreams, how you want to achieve them, and what your timelines are. Our advisers are there to ask the important questions and provide the insights and knowledge required to get you and your business to where you want to be. 

Our commitment to excellence is evident in our hardworking and friendly team and the exceptional service we offer. Our enthusiasm for our work means you get a friendly team eager to use their expertise to help you succeed. Contact us today for a korero around how we could support you in achieving your goals. 

Our services

We offer a full range of both traditional and contemporary business advisory, financial, accounting, audit, and assurance services to provide professional support and guidance throughout the lifecycle of your business or personal situation. 

In a rapidly evolving business environment, increasingly complex tax landscapes and regulatory pressure, we understand that you need balanced and actionable advice. We can help you to diagnose your immediate needs and prioritise your actions to help you achieve your goals and objectives. 


We operate across a number of industries with experienced in-house specialists ready to answer your questions. While remaining locally owned and operated, we have access to a national pool of resources to ensure you are getting the most up-to-date information. We have experience in a range of industries including, but not limited to: 

  • Family Businesses
  • Trade & Professional Service Providers
  • Education
  • Agribusiness
  • Construction, Property & Real estate
  • Retail & Manufacturing
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Trusts
  • Tourism & Hospitality

Specialist agribusiness advisory

We understand the ups and downs of rural life and we’re here to support you every step of the way. We provide a one-stop 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.   

As farming businesses become increasingly complex, we can draw upon our unique specialist skill sets, which cover strong financial acumen combined with a genuine understanding of agribusiness. The solutions and expertise we deliver are individually tailored for our clients and we specialise in providing high quality, timely services and practical, actionable insights to help your farm succeed. 

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.   

  • Accounting, GST and taxation 

  • Cashflow, budgeting and forecasting 

  • Payroll 

  • Finance, investments and debt management 

  • Coaching and Support 

  • Systems and technology advisory 

  • HR advice including employment contracts and disputes specifically in relation to farming 

  • Sustainability advisory for your farm  

  • Emissions Trading Scheme calculations and advice  

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

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

Business development and mentoring

BDO Rotorua is proud to provide a range of leading and up to date business development and mentoring programmes. These ensure you and your business are equipped with the skills needed to operate most effectively and efficiently in today’s world.

Whether you are looking for advice on growing your business, or stepping back - we have a number of bespoke courses and mentorship programmes ready to help. We understand that conflicting priorities and workload can all contribute to the stresses of owning and managing a business. Having a business coach can help alleviate some of these pressures.  

You will be exposed to valuable insights and learn what industry trends are currently impacting your business. Our coaches and team are well connected in the business world, where appropriate connections and relationships can be formed with like-minded business and industry leaders. With you through the thick and thin, our business coaches will ensure you get just what you need to see your business succeed.

Did you know that you may be eligible to have your coaching, mentorship and business workshops funded up to 50% under the Regional Business Partner Development Scheme? For more information please contact us.

As a business owner, you need to have a good understanding of what key financial concepts will mean within your business. While it may seem daunting at first, our Advanced Financial Management course will leave you feeling confident and able to interpret your business position accurately.

This multi session-program facilitated by Partner Michelle Hill will leave you skilled in understanding the difference between profit and cashflow including the key components in each, calculating and understanding key financial ratios, what key performance indicators they need to monitor in their business, the breakeven points, the calculation of an hourly charge rate, all done through the use of many practical examples. 

Conducted in a workshop format, you will be joined by a small number of other businesses. The workshop which takes place over two sessions, one month apart, will give you the opportunity to apply these skills immediately and discuss real life scenarios with other like minded people.

BDO Rotorua will help you create a unique vision and strategy. Using tools you will truly understand the space you are operating in and where you want to take your business.

Every business requires a well thought through vision. The first step towards crafting a vision statement is to take a careful look at where you are as a business, your place in the market and your realistic goals for the immediate and long-term future. Using tools, such as PESTLE, you will truly understand the space you are operating in and where you want to take your business.

A vision is inspirational, it lays out the important primary goals for the business. Unlike business plans a vision generally doesn’t outline a plan to achieve these goals. By outlining the key objectives for the business you will allow the stakeholders of the business to get on board and help you achieve your goals.

You will then develop a strategy that fits your business vision – enabling you to achieve your objectives. A strategy is a well thought through plan or method that will be employed to achieve the results desired. Setting the vision and strategy are high level governance initiatives that every successful business to be requires.

Conducted on a one-on-one basis, you will create a vision and strategy that is unique to your business. Taking into consideration factors that determine the success of your business, your new vision and strategy document will be immediately valuable.

A business plan provides you with the “what will we do and when” to make the business vision and strategy come alive. It maps the road to where you are to where you want to take your business through carrying out a thorough analysis using BDO’s Business Review Program. You will define what the key steps are for the business to take.

The Business Review Program will also help you to pinpoint the positives and negatives of your business, both internally and therefore in your control and externally outside of your control.

The plan will ensure the business objectives are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time banded). You will identify the critical success factors for each objective and the KPI that enables the business to measure whether it has been achieved.

Much like business strategy and vision, a business planning session will be held on a one on one basis. You will create a unique business plan that is immediately useful and will enable you to see positive results.

BDO Rotorua offers one on one coaching services provided to you and your business. Participants will learn and be guided in how to achieve the goals/targets set in the planning session.

One on one coaching services provided to you and your business on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis depending on your personal and business needs.

These sessions are designed to follow on from the one on one Business Planning session, where critical issues in the business and areas for improvement have been identified. Participants will learn and be guided in how to achieve the goals/targets set in the planning session. Strategies will be put in place together with action plans to ensure that they are met. These will directly align with the previously set Business Plan.

There is a strong requirement to feedback on progress at each meeting, holding participants firmly accountable for the results and ensure that they stay on track.

The Xero Masterclass series is designed to help you boost your business. We offer three courses (foundation, intermediate and advanced) to provide you with the accounting and technical knowledge needed to gain visibility and efficiencies around your business for quality decision making.

Each course will grow and develop your understanding of the accounting system and the positive benefits to your workplace. You will be equipped with the skillset to speed up daily processes, differentiate your business and generate customised reporting to suit your specific needs.

Learn more about Xero Masterclasses

Contact us

If you are looking for an exceptional local adviser to work with, backed up by a national and international network, then BDO Rotorua is the professional firm for you. 
If you have any enquiries, whether it’s to ask about our range of accounting services or career opportunities, or to submit an RFP we’d love to hear from you.

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