Big thinking

For small business

Working alongside you and your business to be more successful

Whether you are just starting out or you are a well-established business, you need people on your side who want to see you grow your wealth and mentor you to get there.

We make the most of accounting systems and software that will help you run things more efficiently, in a way that allows you to focus on your business while we take care of the rest.

Part of our job is to make your life as easy as we possibly can, and we take this part seriously. We love business, so as well as working hard on your accounts, we are alongside you as a business mentor to make sure you are growing sustainably and with vision. To help guide us we have three key brand promises; be ahead of the pack, help you achieve your version of success, and provide clarity & build confidence.

Don’t just take our word for it.

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

Ben O’Brien

South Canterbury Hydraulics 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

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...


We’re interested in your long-term wealth

We know how to take your 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.

This is where smart business planning and drawing on best practise processes comes in – and while this can sound daunting, it’s what we are really good at helping you sort out.

We know about stress

We know that running a business can be hugely stressful. We also know that you should be focusing on keeping it ticking over and growing, while we help to take care of the numbers and making your life easier.

We use systems that make sure your data is accurate and you feel confident using automatic processes that take care of what used to be time-consuming tasks. If there’s a way to streamline it – we will do it. And it doesn’t have to be in the too-hard basket!

We want to free up your life

Making your business more efficient and using our well-honed processes to streamline things is how we can save you both time and money. Our job is to get you excited about your future and help you get there.

This means you can take back some time to focus on what’s most important to you.


Why our clients trust us

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

Robert Vallentine

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

Indigo Greenlaw, The Paper Rain Project

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.

Ben O'Brien, South Canterbury Hydraulics Limited

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

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 small business 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

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

Sidekick Lite

  • Xero Software
  • Complimentary training
  • 1 Meeting with your Sidekick accountant
  • Annual financial statements
  • Company and personal tax returns


+All previous features
  • 2 Meetings with your Sidekick accountant
  • GST returns
  • Unlimited support and advice
  • Monthly performance reports

Sidekick +

+All previous features
  • 4 Meetings with your Sidekick accountant
  • Annual budgeting