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Tailored Accounting & Advisory Packages For Your Farm
Why use Sidekick?
At Sidekick we have one key principle: simplicity. Offering a unique service that is both simple and effective is our aim, to ensure that our clients always know how their accounts are shaping up. Plus, we won’t look at you sternly over the top of our glasses if you’ve accidentally lost a receipt.
Our accounting packages are designed for farms of all shapes and sizes.
Our Sidekick package has everything you’ll need to get your finances up to scratch, plus a little bit more for your convenience and comfort.
Our Awards & Associations
Sidekick are Xero Accountants and are leading the revolution in cloud computing for accounting – we were the world’s first Platinum Partner of the highly regarded Xero accounting software. Not to mention we picked up Xero’s NZ Partner of the Year award twice – for 2010 and 2011…but who’s counting.
Meet Xero – Sidekick’s most effective super-power. Xero is online accounting software created especially to suit the needs of small businesses.
Everything is cloud-based, meaning that all you need to do is log in online wherever you are to view your accounts. It’s easy to use and will save you incredible amounts of time.
Not sure who to speak to? Don’t worry, just contact our office and we’ll put you onto the right person to answer your questions and put you on the right track.
MRC Trust has been using Sidekick Tasman’s services for the past 18 months. It is a business filled with professionals that are easy to work with. Working with the staff at Sidekick is more like a partnership than a supplier/customer situation. The folk at Sidekick have not only been there to answer my questions but have also taken the time to help me grow my knowledge of the account work I am doing. My role is a sole charge role therefore it can be difficult to take leave without getting behind with the accounts. The team at Sidekick have backed MRC up seamlessly in my absence. Ours is a complicated business and Sidekick have taken the time to understand and supply support for all our accounting needs.Mandy MitchellMRC Trust
Being in business is hard enough, we’re glad we’ve got a Sidekick in our corner!Mike MaloneyInsurance Broker
We have been very happy with Sidekick supporting us in our business. They are there for us, reply to our emails – sometimes when they are urgent outside of business hours – like the time we had a workplace incident and required information.
They are actively interested in and assist us with our business and its needs and succession planning. We felt heard and valued.
We find the fees very reasonable and they provide ongoing support and training with Xero throughout the year to help us maximise our experience and input.Warren & Erena OliverLift N Shift Marlborough Limited
I have attended a couple of Sidekick Tasman’s seminars and have found them to be very informative and helpful. The first seminar that I attended was held towards the end of last year as a mini conference – “Ladies behind Tradies” including six guest speakers ranging from discussions on work life balance, finance, HR, law to marketing. A range of speakers to keep the evening moving along with a good mix of subjects covered. The more recent event that I attended was a session on “7 Ways To Build your Business” held at Bayleys office. This was a very interactive session run by Ric Thorpe. It was very thought provoking and helpful to attend. If you are looking at working in and on your business, I would recommend that you consider attending these events. Great networking opportunity as well as learning at the same time.Jackie HerktBayleys
The Sidekick team in Timaru is the best support a business owner could have.
They always make time and go out of their way to assist you.
Very pleased they were recommended to me.Jane StaleyThe Greedy Cow
When we were in the process of purchasing our business 12 months ago, James from Sidekick Timaru was recommended to us by a colleague. We knew it was important to have an accountant that you got along with and could build a business relationship with, so we arranged a meeting. We knew straight away that James was a great fit and exactly what we were looking for in an accountant. James helped us immensely with the entire process and 12 months later he is still helping us tackle our goals and putting plans or strategies in place to enable us to achieve those goals, he also holds us accountable which is exactly what we need especially when life and work gets busy. We have had great experiences with the rest of the team at Sidekick too, always a friendly face when you walk in the office or quick replies to emails, we honestly feel we wouldn’t have got through our first year in business without Sidekick.Karl & Hannah JohnsonDuncan Engineering
Falling into business with not much business background meant I had a limited understanding of accounting. You do not really know what you need, and you trust them (accountant’s) to do what is best for you. I am a pretty simple bloke. With our small cashflow business, large lump sums throughout the year make it challenging to manage especially with a growing mindset. When I was talking to an old work mate one day, he posed the question. “You might not be looking for a change but why don’t you hear how James runs his ship?” So, I did. I am always open to learning and how others have adapted to provide better services over time. The team has great open communication, monthly payments, proactive approach to available resources and a ‘seek to understand approach’. Change is not for everyone, but it is for those who are open to adapting. I now feel like I have ‘that relationship’ with my accountant.Peter WardlePG Wardle Limted
Sidekick was a bit of a saviour for the Fairlie Golf Club. At a time when we needed a major overhaul to our accountancy operations, James and his team came to us and jumped on board with professionalism and enthusiasm. The dedication and personal touch that they have shown has been outstanding. They have visited us at our location multiple times. The team worked countless hours on a tight timeframe to complete our end of year financials. They also helped convert us to Xero software and offered us personalized training in the new system. Responses to emails are always prompt and questions are answered. Thoroughly impressed and highly recommend! Thanks for all you have done for us, Sidekick!Lisa ForresterFairlie Golf Club
We find the team at Sidekick to be professional and trustworthy. We have enjoyed building professional relationship’s with James, Melissa, and Chloe. We have sought their help during the Covid-19 crisis and have found them a true asset to our business. They have been exceptional on all matters and could not fault them! We found them to be very fast and efficient during the end of the financial year. The team at the Bakehouse highly recommends Sidekick!Sophia OsbourneFairlie Bakehouse
High Country Salmon is a family owned business; our staff are a part of our family and it is important to us that our professional experts are too. Sidekick is definitely on our Team; maintaining regular contact, offering tailored advice, supporting and challenging our ideas, and working closely to develop ongoing business continuity plans that maintain the character that proudly defines our unique farm. With the ability to provide integrated support through Sidekick Cloud and Sidekick HR, we are comfortable that we’re all on the same page and heading in the right direction.Jeni LoganHigh Country Salmon Limited
Not all superheroes wear capes, but the team at Sidekick Timaru do wear capes – they are our superheroes.
Finally an Accounting Firm that is there for the customer and puts the customers needs before their own. They are young, inspiring, productive, and available at any time. During “Lockdown” we had calls from Sidekick Timaru on what services were available to us and they followed up on every offer. We did not have to do a thing, the Team at Sidekick Timaru did it all for us.
The Sidekick Timaru team run web seminars and “classroom” training. The newsletters are informative. Emails and phone calls are answered immediately. The Sidekick Timaru office is welcoming, relaxed but very productive. The Team at Sidekick Timaru are engaging and knowledgeable. We the owners of South Canterbury Hydraulics Ltd, highly recommend Sidekick Timaru.Pete Berry and Ben O'BrienSouth Canterbury Hydraulics Limited