Business Advisory Services - Strategic Financial Planning Services


Our expertise spans various areas like risk management, business development, operational efficiency, business valuation, due diligence, cost reduction, growth strategy, business transformation, process improvement, business coaching, succession planning, business expansion and forecasting. We're committed to driving your business performance and optimizing your entrepreneurial dream.

  • Strategic Business Planning and Owner Support: We focus on crafting a robust and comprehensive business strategy that is tailored to your specific needs. Our services go beyond business planning and can provide ongoing support and accountability to ensure that you reach your business and personal goals.
  • Specialized Small Business Accounting: Tailored specifically for small and medium businesses, our chartered accountants address the unique challenges and opportunities that small businesses face. We offer targeted advice and customized accounting solutions, helping you manage your finances efficiently. From bookkeeping to financial reporting, we ensure that your financial needs are met with precision and expertise.
  • Core Accounting Services: Our core accounting services lay the foundation for sound financial management. We handle the preparation of financial statements, tax returns and payroll management. Our aim is to ensure your financial records are accurate, compliant, and up-to-date, providing a clear picture of your business's financial health.
  • Business Information Systems: In the digital age, having the right technological tools is crucial for business efficiency and growth. We specialize in identifying and implementing the most optimal software tools and applications that align with your specific business requirements. Our focus is on enhancing your operational efficiency and data management through cutting-edge technology solutions.
  • Outsourcing Solutions: For businesses looking to streamline operations, our outsourcing solutions offer an effective way to delegate business administration tasks. By entrusting these functions to our team of professionals, you can focus on core business activities, secure in the knowledge that your administrative and financial operations are in expert hands.
  • Reporting and Business Modeling: Our reporting and business modeling services provide valuable insights into your business's financial performance. We offer monthly reporting, cash flow projections and financial analysis. These services are designed to give you a clearer understanding of your financial status, aiding in decision-making and future business planning.

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Driving Success Through Effective Management Accounting and Reporting Strategies

We specialize in financial analysis ensuring business development and performance improvement. Our expertise in management consulting and business strategy is comprehensive, covering everything from mergers and acquisitions to organizational restructuring and operational efficiency.

Financial System Selection & Implementation: Choosing the right accounting and management system is crucial. With our extensive experience across various industries, we help you select and implement the most suitable system. This careful selection process can save significant costs and streamline your business operations.

Management Accounting & Reporting: Effective financial monitoring and measurement are key to success. Monthly reporting and performance analysis are not just about keeping track of numbers; they're catalysts for change and growth. We provide tailored solutions that deliver essential decision-making information, complemented by our Board Advisory services to guide your business to success.

Matrimonial Separation Assistance: Navigating a separation requires more than emotional support; understanding and dividing assets and their tax implications is complex. Our team works alongside legal professionals to provide clear, compassionate guidance during these challenging times.

Succession Planning: Implementing a successful succession plan varies, often taking 3 to 5 years, sometimes within 6 months. We collaborate with lawyers and brokers, forming a robust team to maximize value and facilitate a smooth transition.

Our services extend to indicative business valuation, due diligence, and cost reduction. We're experts in business planning, growth strategies, market and competitive analysis, ensuring business transformation and process improvement.

Our approach to planning, and business coaching is holistic. Our goal is to align with your vision, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth and success.

Expert Accountants in Manukau and South Auckland

At Business Like, we embrace a philosophy that accounting is not about crunching numbers; it's a journey that empowers you to lead the life you desire. Our approach transcends traditional accounting, viewing your business as an evolving adventure, rich with potential. Our team of expert accountants offers personalized service, guiding you through the financial landscape with clear, jargon-free advice. We're committed to helping you understand and navigate the complexities of finance, ensuring that your business decisions are informed and strategic, all aimed at fostering the success and growth of your business.

Brendan Price – Partner

I started working at Business Like in late 2013 and appointed partner in 2017.  I work with a wide range of clients in trades, manufacturing, technology, financial services as well as high net worth individuals. I’m passionate about helping business owners achieve their business and related goals.  A keen fisherman and brewer, I love a beer in the weekends after a day with my young family.

I have a Bachelor of Business Studies with majors in Accounting and Marketing.  I’m a Chartered Accountant and holds a current certificate of public practice.


Rachel Darlington – Partner

I began my accounting career in the corporate arena working for a merchant banking firm for approximately ten years. I joined Business Like in February 2008. In 2009 Rachel Lamb and I joined forces to create Business Like NZ Ltd. In 2014, I teamed up with Brendan Price and have continued to grow Business Like NZ Limited. I have a farm in Ardmore where most weekends I’m tending to the land or my ever-growing menagerie of animals.

I am a Chartered Accountant and hold a current certificate of public practice. My qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and a postgraduate diploma in Professional Accounting.


Vinh Nguyen – Partner

With over 15 years of experience working in CA Firms, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of business advisory, compliance and taxation.  As an experienced client manager, my focus is on fostering and maintaining strong client relationships.  I have two children and enjoy travelling and going to live music events.

I’m a Chartered Accountant (CA) with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law.