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BDO is proud to back Agribusiness in New Zealand

Within BDO Gisborne we have a dedicated team focussing on Agribusiness clients. Our dedication and focus on the agribusiness sector means we can offer skills, knowledge and levels of service that are hard to find elsewhere. Many of our team have a background in farming and our strength is in the close relationship we develop with clients by ensuring that we understand your business. Our agribusiness partners are recognised leaders in their field nationally and regularly contribute to thought leadership through conferences, professional networks and publications. We believe that Xero and Figured are a platform from which we can help our clients grow to reach their potential.

To ensure the best advice whatever your need, in addition to the agribusiness team we have specialists that can advise in HR, IT, investment, audit, tax structuring, commercial and Maori business.

Contact Charles Rau: charles.rau@bdo.co.nz 06 869 1453 or Steve Ostler: steve.ostler@bdo.co.nz 06 869 1458


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Whatever stage your farming business is at and wherever you are in the country, our certified set-up specialists can help you with the efficient implementation of Figured. We pride ourselves on providing a smooth transition into the use of the software which includes fully integrated set up and training. Depending on your situation we can either meet with you in our office, visit you at home or alternatively using modern screen sharing technology, we can conduct the training remotely. Either way, we will work with you to establish your training needs and what’s more - you don’t even need to be an existing client of Staples Rodway to use this service.

The Staples Rodway Taranaki Rural team have been involved with farming business for many years, assisting generations of farmers. Over half of our accounting staff are directly involved in or from a farming background, ensuring you will be working with a knowledgeable Xero + Figured expert who understands your business.

Our firm offers a wide range of other services including Accounting, Bookkeeping, Information Systems, Payroll, Recruitment and HR, IT, Marketing, Insolvency, Audit and Taxation. With our business advisory expertise, we can also help to work through your succession planning journey.


We are a small, friendly, well respected chartered accountancy and business advisory firm located in Gisborne. We are focused on providing clients with solutions and information to enable strategic business decisions through the implementation of effective accounting systems, procedures and practice. We believe that Figured/Xero will help clients to achieve this. We have team members that can walk you through Figured/Xero and show you how this will be of benefit to your business and customise it to suit the way you like to operate. We know Figured/Xero will provide you with accurate, reliable business information and reduce the time requirements of business record keeping.

Bridget Telfer: | 06 869 1222


MY Administrator is a small business in Hawke's Bay run by Marise Young, who provides accounting and administration assistance to many different businesses. She has numerous years experience at accountancy level and has gained a vast knowledge working directly within the farming sector over the last decade. Marise is Figured and Xero certified and has been completing conversions for some time now in a very efficient and professional manner; she is happy to discuss and help in this process either direct with farmers or through an accountant. Please feel free to call Marise to discuss.


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Our business philosophy centres on trust and integrity. We take time to listen and understand your requirements, and pride ourselves on providing expert advice tailored to achieve success in every aspect of your business. Most importantly, we can predetermine your fees, so that you know what to expect. Using leading edge technology and 130 years of combined knowledge and experience, our agribusiness expert advisors will work with you as part of your team, responding to your needs and delivering solutions. We provide you, our farming clients and a diverse range of agricultural businesses, with a comprehensive range of specialist advice, including health & safety, employment relations and farm succession planning. In addition, we have a reputation for excellence in agricultural accounting and taxation services, enabling you to make the most of financial opportunities available, despite the ever-changing agricultural environment.

Dave Mathieson: | 03 307 6455


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Rural Directions Business Administration is well established, specialising in the rural sector. We have strong relationships with our clients and are proud to provide first rate administration support to our hard working rural community. Figured Enablement has become one of our strengths. We work with accounting firms and farmers throughout New Zealand to ensure they have systems in place that best benefit their business with the least amount of disruption. We also offer administration services that include: payroll, processing bank transactions and GST, reporting, stock reconciliations and much more. Our team consists of reliable and efficient people with accounting qualifications, administration experience and farming knowledge. We are proud to support Figured in the enablement process with conversions, training and support, please give us a call to get started.


Mary Burgess, The Rural Bookkeeper, is passionate about the NZ Agri Sector. Mary currently holds: Xero Certification, Figured Certification, NZ Bookkeepers Assn. Inc. Certification & Lincoln Diploma in Rural Secretarial Practice with Distinction. Mary previously owned and operated Rural Administration Bureau in Southland, servicing 120 Farmers and Rural Businesses, and is currently sheep and beef farming in Southland and South Canterbury. This vast practical and accounting experience makes Mary your top choice for any of the following services: on-farm bookkeeping, Budgeting/Forecasting - Stock Reconciliations and Budgets are made easy with Figured, GST Returns, Xero/Figured Setup and/or training and support. Join “Accounting in the Cloud” and make informed decisions with up to date information.


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We’re Nimba. We help businesses to get up to speed with online technology so that they can have a clear vision of their financial health and keep up to date no matter where they’re working from.

Our aim is for EVERY business to have online access to their financial information, to give them clarity over their numbers. Robust bookkeeping services, keeping information up to date, online software implementation and education on using online financial technology is what we do.

Bookkeeping & payroll, software health checks, paperless systems, online software setups, training, and support.