Dunedin Business Accounting & Consultancy

Working with a wide range of small to medium businesses throughout Otago and the lower South Island, French & Associates are Dunedin locals, offering a friendly, prompt service.

We have a strong focus on creating trusted relationships with our clients, being on hand for any and all queries they have. Our experienced team are ready to meet all your business accounting requirements.


Small/Medium Business Accounting

We have worked with a wide range of small to medium-sized businesses over the years, across many different industries. At French & Associates, a lot of our client base comes from referrals from existing customers. We specialise in the helicopter and aviation industry along with having a number of hospitality clients. As a small family firm, we provide a nimble, responsive service to our clients.

General Bookkeeping

We can manage your bookkeeping so you can concentrate on your business. We can record and track the financial transactions of your business including invoicing, paying bills, reconciliation, preparing tax returns, monitoring key performance indicators, and providing strategic advice.

Accounting Software

We can help set your business up for success with your accounting software. We offer training to our clients and are just a phone call away when it comes to the initial setting up of your accounting software. We are Xero Certified Advisors and work in MYOB and farm accounting software packages. From monthly reports to payroll, tax prep and end of year reports, we can help.

Xero Accounting

We are Xero Certified Advisors and offer training on Xero, should your business need it. There’s a lot of benefits to working with Xero, it can be faster and more automated than other systems, your data is stored safely, you can easily integrate with Xero Payroll or Xero Projects and do business from anywhere with the Xero mobile app. We can also manage your accounting for you, helping you to pay bills, claim expenses, accept payments, track projects, manage payroll, reconcile transactions, capture data, store files, track your finances with accurate accounting reports, complete GST returns, send invoices and more.

Payroll Solutions

We can take the pain out of payroll for you, so you can get back to more important things like running your business. We’ll have your IRD payday filing sorted, calculate your tax obligations, KiwiSaver and leave. Some staff might have child support payments, or student loan payments, that need calculating too. You’ll have payslips and often the option for staff to request leave online. Our friendly team can have you sorted in no time and offer a prompt service.

Financial Accounts

We can help you meet your annual reporting and tax return obligations. We can help you see up-to-date reports when you need them, along with deciding what should go into each report and compare and calculate what matters. We can also help with IRD queries. See how your business is performing more transparently and measure key performance indicators (KPIs) specific to your business. 

Tax Advice & Planning

We can help you plan ahead. Offering indicators of future tax obligations, filing tax returns as individuals, sole traders, partnerships, companies and trusts along with helping your business meet its GST, FBT and ACC obligations. We offer sound advice on the best tax structure for your situation and can prepare GST returns, advising you in advance of each due date. We also handle specialist GST events including the sale or purchase of property, including the bright-line test.

At French & Associates, we are a small Dunedin firm focused on creating trusted relationships with our clients. We believe in being there for our customers when they need us, proving accurate, timely answers to their accounting and business needs. If you’re a small to medium business in the lower South Island, don’t hesitate to get in touch.