Your secret weapon in business

Do you just have an accountant, or do you have a sidekick?

When you need excellent advice, accurate reporting and a team on your side who works right alongside you, Sidekick is there to provide financial services and commercial business mentorship that helps you define and achieve success.

As highly experienced and trusted accountants, we know what it takes you help you grow and achieve your business goals in a way that is both sustainable and secure.

We make the most of systems and software that will help you run the business efficiently, allowing you to focus on your core role. We work in a way that opens up conversations around moving forward and growing, so you will always feel like you have a true sidekick as part of your business team.

Don’t just take our word for it.

It’s already one of the best business decisions we could have made.

Megaw Dairies Limited

First, the boring stuff

For more detail on our packages, see our services section.

  • We take care of the usual, necessary financial tasks such as IRD compliance, GST, Payroll & tax planning

  • We are industry leaders in using software to streamline your business systems, such as Xero, and Hubdoc
  • We are business mentors & coaches to support you to grow sustainably

  • We support you with the big stuff like succession planning, boards and working with banks

  • Advice on tax structures and asset security

  • Business buying, selling and succession

  • Organisational reviews and regular reporting

Xero for farming
Chartered accountants NZ & Au
Hubdoc - a xero product
TMNZ Premium Partner

But we do a lot more than just the usual accountant stuff...

Sidekick Commercial Business

We’re interested in your long-term wealth

We know how to support you to take business to the next level, without you taking on more stress and having even less time for the other parts of your life that are important to you.

We know about stress

We know that buying, selling or running a business can be hugely stressful. We pride ourselves on the accuracy and efficiency of our reporting processes to ensure you feel confident and poised for the next stage.

Sidekick Commercial Business
Sidekick Commercial Business

We know the ins and outs

With so many options for structuring your business and accountancy needs, we can guide you to choose the ones that will work best for you in the long term.


Why our clients trust us

Our biggest challenge before we joined Sidekick was not being clear on where we wanted to go in life.

We also often felt stagnant despite knowing there was so much potential for us if we just had the right support and guidance.

That all changed after we joined Sidekick. It got us excited and inspired to make sure our visions aligned.

It’s already one of the best business decisions we could have made and we highly, highly recommend Sidekick to anyone who’s wanting to take their business from good to great.

Eldon and Roseanne Megaw, Megaw Dairies Limited

They are our superheroes. Finally an Accounting Firm that is there for the customer and puts the customer’s needs before their own.

Pete Berry and Ben O'Brien, South Canterbury Hydraulics Limited

These guys take a real hands on and advisory approach to their clients and demonstrate a true vested interest.

Robert Vallentine

Sidekick in my opinion has changed the face of accounting and has taken “doing the numbers” to a whole new level.

Josh Rushton, Hekeao Hemp Company Ltd

We feel privileged to have such a big-hearted and skilled team on our side.

Indigo Greenlaw, The Paper Rain Project

How it works

What makes Sidekick so efficient and easy for you to work with?
  • Automatic bank feeds – reconciliation is as easy as checking your email

  • Fixed monthly fee – no more nasty surprises with your accounting bill

  • Works on your existing computer, no special hardware required

  • Built in backup system

  • No upfront software purchase required

  • Free software upgrades – you’ll always have the latest version

  • Full training provided from our Xero certified team

  • Ongoing phone and email support, at no extra charge

Areas we help our commercial clients

Systemising your business software using Xero

Streamlining your document management

Managing your cashflow

Business mentoring

Business planning and strategic plans

Quarterly coaching

End-of-year compliance

Gst and tax planning

Bank applications

Succession Planning

Consolidated reporting

Choosing the best Sidekick for the job is a tricky business, so we’ve made a helpful comparison table below to help you decide.

If you’d like to talk these through a little more or discuss your unique needs, please get in touch with us


  • Xero Software
  • Complimentary training
  • 2 Meetings with your Sidekick accountant
  • Annual financial statements
  • Company and personal tax returns
  • GST returns
  • Annual budgeting
  • Annual budgeting and variance analysis

Sidekick Commercial

+All previous features
  • 4 Meetings with your Sidekick accountant
  • Tailored business plan

Sidekick Commercial +

+All previous features
  • 6 Meetings with your Sidekick accountant