We appreciate the fact that the long hours and physical demands associated with the trades often mean the accounting and administration tasks don’t get the attention they deserve. While GST and tax payments often represent some of the largest financial obligations for a business, many tradespeople struggle to manage their tax affairs and need additional help with other tax obligations such as PAYE, ACC, KiwiSaver, Student Loans etc. They are often also unaware of some of the ways they can structure their business and their costs that could make a real difference to their bottom line result at the end of the trading year.

Even if the basics are right, it is important to remember that your business will be growing over time and you may ultimately require more in-depth accounting advice.


Here at Ryan, Thomas & Co we have mentored a large number of tradespeople through the start-up phase of their business. We understand the pitfalls and issues you will be dealing with and are well equipped to help you with everything you need – including your business structure, invoicing and software selection. We are not your average trade accounting firm that just keeps the ‘score’. Our mission is to help you grow your business and with over 100 years’ experience with clients in the trades, you can benefit from our expertise. We will start by encouraging you to put the right systems in place to ensure you spend the majority of the time doing what you are skilled at.

Whether you are a company, partnership, sole trader or trust we can advise you on all accounting, tax and commercials areas.

Our services include:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Management of accounts
  • Consultancy
  • Long term strategic planning
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Partnership changes
  • Share and goodwill valuations
  • Financial forecasting
  • Tax and compliance services
  • Financial planning
  • Incorporation advice