Specialist Services



Acquisitions and Mergers

There are several scenarios where you might wish to attain a business enterprise. Whatever the situation, Ford Simpson Ltd can remove the stress from the process and maximise the opportunity for you.

Whether you are considering buying a business or merging with another business, we have the experience and expertise required. Are you getting a good deal? Is the business right for you? Can you afford it? Have all avenues for future growth been investigated? We ask the right questions and find the required answers.

The services we provide incorporate every stage of the process - From identifying potential acquisitions and negotiating the commercial elements of the transaction to forecasting the future of the business. Our services include:

  • A review of your goals and objectives
  • Due diligence services
  • Preparation of financial forecasts
  • Advice on potential pitfalls and rewards involved in a merger
  • Assistance with purchase negotiations
  • Advice on financing
  • Assistance with preparing a business plan

Drawing on the skills of professionals reduces your chances of purchasing an unsuitable business. Let Ford Simpson Ltd Chartered Accountants show you how our experience can save you stress and provide you with the great opportunity a business acquisition or merger can be!



Company Secretary

Company legislation requires businesses to perform several administration tasks that take up a lot of valuable company time. The last thing you need as a business owner is to be stressed out trying to ensure you comply with the 1993 Companies Act. The potential threat of penalties for failing to keep up with the changing rules is too great a risk to take. At Ford Simpson Ltd we can relieve you of this burden.

Our services include:

  • General advice on company law
  • Company formations
  • Filing annual returns on your behalf
  • Preparing all documentation related to minutes and resolutions
  • Maintaining statutory books
  • Assistance with changes of directors, shareholders, addresses, and office details
  • Bonus issues
  • Share transfers
  • Registered office facility

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you get back to running your business.



Estate Planning

As unpleasant as the task is, estate planning is one of the necessities in life. Knowing your hard earned assets will be dealt with in the manner you choose provides peace of mind. 

For business owners, a plan for succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the process of providing for business continuity. 

The areas of estate administration we can assist with include:

  • Meeting to discuss objectives for your estate 
  • Confirming assets - Valuations, inventories, and appraisals
  • Court approval for a grant of administration
  • Documentation involved in estate planning
  • Protecting the assets
  • Paying taxes and debts
  • Estate distribution
  • Administration Act



Farm Accounting

Farm accounting is our speciality. Our rural backgrounds, specialised knowledge, and 40 years experience in farm accounting provides you with the most complete accounting and advisory services that are available. Our understanding of the agricultural sector allows us to take a down to earth approach to the specific issues that are unique to farmers. Ford Simpson Ltd will look at all taxation options including the most appropriate business structures to minimise your current and future tax liabilities.

Our services include:

  • Farm budgeting and cash flows
  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Ownership structures
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Taxation
  • Seasonal planning
  • Succession planning



Rental Property

At Ford Simpson Ltd we have the expertise required to assist you in a variety of areas relating to residential and commercial property. The services we offer our include:

  • Advice on purchasing a property
  • Reviews of lease agreements
  • Advice on funding
  • Guidance on tax minimisation
  • Advice on ownership structure
  • Periodic reviews to ensure returns are maximised

The importance of forecasts in making a residential investment cannot be emphasised enough. We can provide you with forecasts for:

  • Revenue returns
  • Financial position
  • Potential growth

Contact us today for more information on how we can assist you in the business of rental properties!



Retirement Planning

Achieving a comfortable retirement requires forward planning. You need to consider when you will retire, how much income you need for the retirement you desire, how to acquire that income, what role the government will play, and more.

Our friendly team at Ford Simpson Ltd Chartered Accountants can help you answer these questions and plan for the relaxing retirement you've earned.



Succession Planning

To ensure the long-term success of your business, it is critical to establish a well-designed succession plan. Coordinating the transition of your business to your successors can be an arduous process. However, with our years of experience we can address the complex issues of business continuation, and provide solutions to meet your needs.

Contact us for more information on forming a plan that facilitates a hassle-free continuation of your business!



Trusts

A trust provides a valuable way of protecting the assets you have accumulated for the benefit of others. Our extensive experience with trusts enables us to offer specialist advice on trust formation and ensures all statutory requirements are met. Obligations for trustees can often be onerous, and our assistance in trust administration can prove invaluable.

We can assist with:

  • Preparing and executing the vital documentation required for trust formation
  • Attending to the special requirements involved in reporting for trusts
  • Trust administration
    • Minute-keeping service
    • Annual accounts
    • Taxation
    • Asset management
    • Investment monitoring
    • Income distribution

Contact us today to ensure your trust is formed and administered as effectively as possible, covering all legal requirements and guaranteed to fulfil its purpose!



Valuations

Am I getting the best price for the sale of my business? Is the asking price too high? An independent valuation provides you with answers to the questions you often need to ask about the value of a business or property.

We can undertake business valuations and can provide you with simple guidelines and formulae to determine the value of your business or property.



Horticultural Accounting

We have had considerable experience in the horticultural industry. This expertise will provide you with the basis for an efficiently run business.

We not only assist with completing the accounting requirements for your horticultural business, but provide expert advice to assist your business to increase profits and make informed financial decisions.



Address

Level 2, 18 Woollcombe Street, Timaru 7940, New Zealand

Call Us

03 687 2080

Mail Us

office@fordsimpson.co.nz