The following are some of the recent feedback received from clients.
Te Whare Ra
Trust is what we value most in our relationship with our accountant. We don't want someone who just does our annual accounts - we need a financial specialist who will give us sound strategic advice when we ask for it, someone we trust completely so we can bounce around the ideas we have to move our business forward.
We found this with Geoff, (we changed from an out of town accountant about 4 years ago), and he is straight up, honest, and very importantly - confidential. Our accounting platform is cloud based, so our financial information is bang up to date, we know Geoff has the right information to give us the best advice - and then we can make the most informed decisions. He works alongside us, and we feel he understands and cares about us and our business.
Anna & Jason Flowerday, Proprietors |
Te Whare Ra
3 years ago my wife Angela and I started our business and we needed an accountant. TvA were recommended to us, and I am very pleased they were.
We knew we didn't want to be paying for unnecessary hours and we knew we needed advice on running our business, because we were new to it. TvA have been really good, all our questions are answered, they have fantastic systems, they give sound advice and we get very good value for our money. Last year we had some changes and employed more staff, so we engaged them to do our payroll as well, and that has been a really good decision, it has freed us up to do what we do best. I trust them and I am confident my business is safe in their hands.
David Forman, Owner |
Callahan Martella Electrical
We have been with TvA for over 15 years. TvA does more than just doing our annual accounts. Louise is never too busy and when I really need her for crucial business decisions, she is always there.
Their service is incredible. I consider them to be part of our business. They have always been in our corner and they get us. I have always liked this quote from Plato - 'Let the good man rule advised by the specialist' and that sums up our relationship with Lou and TvA perfectly.
Ian Martella, Managing Director |
Callahan Martella Electrical
Professional, on time and contactable - that's how I would sum up TvA. We needed to get onto a cloud based accounting package, Xero ticked all the boxes for us, and Lou from TvA transitioned us from our old system to Xero. Any glitches were sorted, Lou was always on the end of the phone when I needed her - she is a 'can do' person.
TvA have also taken over our payroll, our company is growing and payroll is not what we do, it made good business sense to pass this on to TvA, and I have no regrets. Nothing is a problem and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Andrew Crawford, Managing Director |
We needed a new accountant and I had been to a few of TvA's seminars and was impressed. I liked how approachable they were and the friendliness of the staff. After doing some comparisons, we changed to TvA, it was an easy decision, and I am so pleased we did. The transition could not have been smoother, any issues with the handover were entirely handled by Lou, it was seamless, Lou handled it so well, she is a can do person, nothing is a problem.
We receive monthly reports and this allows us to make good business decisions and it also flags things we need to be aware of. TvA are brilliant, we feel like they are working alongside us as a partner in our business, we didn't want someone just preparing our annual accounts with little comment we wanted value for money, advice and guidance, and we are definitely getting this, they make my life so much easier. Any questions I have are answered promptly therefore allowing me to continue with the task at hand with little interruption. I have complete trust in them and they are worth every cent. Would I recommend them? Absolutely - and I have!
Suzette Sloane, Practice Manager |
We are in quite a unique position in that our Accountant - Geoff van Asch is one of our growers. When I first joined Astrolabe Wines this was a concern to me and I sat down with Geoff and discussed it. My worries were short lived because he is a consummate professional. I think it is testament to the type of guy he is that he can wear both hats and handle this dual relationship with ease.
TvA and Geoff are management accountants for us, they are our 'financial rudder'. They have empathy, personality and are real people. They are certainly as far away from the stereotypical 'bean counter' mould, as you could possibly get. They are also genuinely interested in what we are doing and I value his business acumen. I don't think Geoff could look at a set of our accounts without finding something we could do differently to improve the business.
We have an honest, robust relationship, and we feel we are a much better company from having them on board.
Jason Yank | Astrolabe Wines