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Solid Business Growth: Eastmure & Associates


Chartered Accountant Peter Eastmure is proud of the boutique accountancy firm he has spent over ten years building. It’s the kind of firm that is tailor made for the SME. Relationships are central to the success of any business and this is true of Eastmure & Associates, and its clients’ businesses.

 

 

Owning and operating any business is a time-consuming, complicated, and sometimes daunting endeavour. Often, questions and challenges arise that demand an immediate, even if simple, response. Peter is nearly always only an email or text away. Simple matters can be dealt with quickly, or a meeting can be arranged. His open-door policy at the Hazeldean Road, Addington office with plenty of parking means your business keeps running smoothly.

“We intend to remain a small, approachable firm,” Peter says. “When you get too big it’s easy to lose that client interaction.” There are no extra charges for such interactions, meetings, or travel. That peace of mind is vital to the relationships Peter likes to build, and the businesses he and his team help grow.

“We do lots of compliance work for SMEs, for a whole range of clients, but we’re focusing on the business growth aspect because the accounting profession is changing. Clients want more from their accountant. They don’t just want to know what happened 12 months ago and how much tax they have to pay. They want to know what’s happening now, and last month, and the projections for going forward.

“Some clients just want their tax done, but others may, for example, want to sell their business in five to ten years and realise now’s the time to make some changes such as keeping track of performance and setting targets. Prospective purchasers will want to see five years of accounts with steady growth.”

Eastmure’s Business Growth Package looks at all aspects of a business, such as compliance, shareholder agreements, structure, anti-money laundering measures, Companies Office documentation and more, and makes sure they are all in place. Then, together, targets are set and a plan to achieve the targets is devised.“It’s about building that business, that asset, to get the maximum value when they come to sell it, or to give a greater return on their investment while they own it.”

Eastmure & Associates is a well-established Christchurch firm with clients nationwide and overseas. Many of its clients have come from referrals. Having the right accountant, where you feel valued and are getting the result you want is a good business decision and with variable fee structures, including a fixed fee which assures no surprises.

Using the latest technologies and keeping up with new legislation, dealing with IRD so you don’t have to, and with a network of related professionals – lawyers, insurance and mortgage brokers, financial advisors – Peter and his team are always on hand with advice and strategies to grow your business.


 

Peter Eastmure

Easy Access to Business Advice: Eastmure and Associates


Every commercial enterprise is two sides of a coin: heads – the product or service that you, the proud owner, are passionate about bringing to the market, and tails – the business side of your business.

 

Peter Eastmure
Peter Eastmure of Eastmure and Associates

 

Owner Peter Eastmure of Eastmure and Associates understands that not every owner enjoys or even fully understands the backroom side of their endeavours – the cashflow, overheads, obligations to IRD and ACC, insurances, employment agreements and health and safety – that are unavoidable but take up so much time. So Eastmure and Associates has built its business on offering a wrap-around taxation and business advisory service to help your business be the best it can be.

Peter says the goal is to help clients improve the value of their business and to become a trusted advisor, “after all, a business is often its owner’s biggest asset, paying the mortgage and financing the family. It needs to be protected and grown.”

All clients receive a free ‘Business Health Check’: the figures are run through the business advisory software; comparisons are made, advice tendered on planning including succession planning along with advice on documentation, and discussions on the pros and cons of growth, maintenance, or retrenching the business.

“No company is too small or too big,” Peter says. “We have the resources to work with large and complex companies, and we are very happy to meet with anyone to discuss their situation.” The team of four staff are serious about making it easy for clients. Available seven days, Peter says, “in the moment when you need help, we’re right there at the end of the phone”.

 

The company doesn’t charge for emails or calls and, despite having clients all over New Zealand, the team never passes on travel costs. Handily located at Hazeldean Business Park in Addington, there is parking outside and Peter’s open-door policy means you can walk in without an appointment if you need to.

The emphasis is on valuing clients and, as a result, Eastmure is a magnet for those who have not received the attention that they should have from their previous consultants. This constant team has been working together for years and clients deal with the same person with each contact. “We build trust in our strong and ongoing relationships, we are relaxed, and easy to get hold of,” Peter says.

Working over a range of sectors, the team wants you to ask lots of questions so that you will end up knowing more about your business. “We turn numbers into knowledge,” Peter says. “We talk to clients, understand where they are at, we specialise in managing overheads and direct costs, identifying wastage, reducing costs. We ask what are your goals? What is stopping you achieving your goals? Then we look at possible options.”

 


For more information, visit
www.eastmure.co.nz.