Great to meet you!
We are Hallmark – your new accounting team.
We are a chartered accounting practice, based in the Bay of Plenty and we have been helping kiwi business owners like you for over 15 years. Whether you are keen to pass on the account admin, tick the compliance boxes or build sustainable growth into your business, we’d love to get to know you and your business, and together, achieve your goals faster.
Tick Off Compliance
We know the IRD world can be hard to navigate – let us take care of it! We’ll help you remain compliant and on time – financial statements, tax returns, PAYE, GST and income tax are normal to us. We can relieve other headaches like preparations for audits and company setups. We’re even happy to liaise with the IRD on your behalf.
Achieve Great Results
We love it when our sound accounting practice, analysis and supportive advice translates into great results for you. Whatever matters to you and your business – enhancing profitability, building cashflow, being a great employer or something else – we’ll employ bespoke reporting and regular catchups to help you get there.
Outsource Your Bookkeeping
Hallmark can handle your bookkeeping and payroll needs, from lending assistance to your existing team or relieving you entirely. Knowing Xero inside out means we can give you the right info in the right place at the right time, setting you free to steer the ship. We help you know your numbers so you can make better decisions.
How We Can Help You
Preparation of Financial Statements and Tax Returns
Payroll and PAYE Returns
Forecasting & Budgeting
Bookkeeping Services including Debtor and Creditor Management
Management Accounts, Analysis and Reporting
Charitable Accounts including Preparations for Audits and Agreed Upon Procedures
Company Set Up, Companies Office Management including Annual Returns
Xero Conversions and Training
Industries we work with
Business owners like you say:
“Michelle and the Hallmark Professional team have been an integral part of our business, Taking care of the day to day bookkeeping and tax side of our business has freed me up to be on the tools or keeping on top of the general admin we face as business owners. Michelle is always available when we need to spend a bit of time getting information out of my head and applied to the accounts, outside of these times all I need to do is log into Xero and I can see exactly how the business is tracking! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Michelle and her services to other small business for assistance with their bookkeeping and accounting, she is a real gem!”
“As our accountant, Michelle brings personal service to my small business… I now don’t feel like a number in a large organisation. She helped me with the transition to Xero from my prior accounts package and has provided great on-going support in using Xero since then. I can now spend less time doing the accounts and more time working in and on the business.”
“Michelle is an exceptional accountant whose personable approach sets her apart. Her intelligence and expertise shine through in the insightful advice she provides. What truly distinguishes Michelle is her accessibility; she’s always there when you need her, making the complex world of finance feel navigable. Working with Michelle has not only streamlined our financial processes but also brought peace of mind. Her dedication and friendly demeanor make her a standout professional. I wholeheartedly recommend Michelle to anyone seeking not just an accountant, but a trusted financial partner who genuinely cares about your success.”
“Michelle oversees the administration and accounting for several of our large forestry companies. She is very thorough and precise and works in our best interests in all matters. We have great confidence in her dealings with our creditors and debtors and she is very professional in liaising with our group external accountant.”
“I have been very fortunate that Michelle has guided and helped me through an employment process and also gave such great advice regarding staff and how to go forward in the future as a team. Michelle is extremely wise and has added so much insight regarding how I can change things in my business and how our team should function for utmost success. I would highly recommend Michelle, not only is she professional, she is a warm and caring person who really helps you to the best of her ability – she goes above and beyond.”
“Michelle took over the accounts of a complex organisation which I chair and brought what was chaos in our accounting system into a well ordered and structured position. We later employed her services again and she oversaw the transformation of our accounting system onto a xero platform gaining all the attendant advantages and control systems offered by software. She utilises not only her business acumen but has the intelligence and flair to give practical strategic and operational advice. Over 15 years, I always maintained and valued her knowledge but also her sound and practical advice. “
Who We Are“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight
Phil Knight’s quote ‘play by the rules, but be ferocious’ encapsulates Michelle’s ethos in that it is important to be intentional and forward-moving. Michelle is completely results oriented and believes that sound accounting information, robust analysis and supportive advice build an excellent platform to help business owners achieve their goals.
Accounting has been ingrained in Michelle’s history from very early on. Not only was her Nana an accountant for a law firm in the days of written ledgers, Michelle’s Dad owned a commercial building firm and it was normal to reconcile the bank and talk business after school. They also were at the forefront of computer technology and assisted in the development of one of
the pre-eminent trade accounting programs in practice today. Michelle saw excellent business practices first hand from looking after staff and gaining reciprocated loyalty, to modelling excellent work ethic to the fundamentals of how to make a profit. Michelle embarked on a BMS with the aim of focusing on all parts of business and carried this through to her work history including owning her own businesses. It was at university that Management Accounting captured her heart and pushed forward into a rewarding career in helping businesses thrive.
Michelle is personable, available and with her you’ll never be just a number. There is nothing Michelle enjoys more than talking business with her clients!
Garry and Michelle worked together ten years ago and knowing his excellent work ethic and extremely high level of accuracy, Michelle was delighted when he agreed to work with her again. Garry is known as our steam train. He will nut out any problem, systemise and make it work.
Michelle has been in accounts for over 30 years and brings a wealth of experience into her advice and support. She has a Bachelor of Management Studies, Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and is a CA. As well as accounting, she has a keen interest in HR and understands the complex task for the business owner to keep all the plates spinning.
Yohan has a Bachelor of Applied Management with an Accounting Major and as Michelle describes it, he is a very “smart cookie”. He has a love for accounting and his happy place is in providing costings and job analysis. He is about to start his CA.
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