Richard J. Power Chartered Accountants
Unit 3B 303 Blenheim Road, Christchurch

Telephone: (03) 379 4109
Fax: (03) 379 4192
PO BOX 2592
Christchurch 8140
Welcome to Richard J. Power
Chartered Accountants

We pride ourselves on offering prompt, friendly, accessible services at reasonable rates.

For over twenty five years we have been providing accounting & business advisor services to farmers & small businesses.

The services that we provide are detailed below.

We Support Xero Certified

Specialised Farm Accounting

With many years of experience we are specialists in understanding the farming industry and have a very strong focus on:

  • Farm sales & purchases
  • Ownership structures
  • Seasonal planning
  • Estate & succession planning
  • Taxation issues around the farming industry
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Taxation
  • Budgeting & cash flow reports
  • Budget versus actuals
  • Preparation of your GST returns
  • Business proposals
  • Periodic reporting


We offer advice on and implementation of tax-effective structures for tax minimisation and asset protection.

Our services include advice on:

  • Income tax, FBT, ACC, GST, PAYE & RWT obligations
  • Tax effective structures for asset protection and tax minimization
  • Tax agent for clients dealing with the Inland Revenue
  • Management of any IRD audits or disputes
  • We can undertake GST returns on your behalf & assist those who choose to do their own

Company Administration

We can provide you with all the information you require in the setting up or maintenance of a company. We can provide or assist with:

  • Company formation
  • Acting as your registered office
  • Filing of company annual returns
  • Processing of changes to directors & shareholders, and registering these with the Companies Office
  • Complying with all statutory requirements of NZ Companies legislation
  • Prepare company minutes

Trust Administration

We can provide you with all the information you require in the setting up or maintenance of a trust. We can provide or assist with:

  • Required record keeping for a trust
  • An annual balance sheet
  • File any tax return required by the Inland Revenue
  • Distribute funds to beneficiaries and/or trustees
  • Provide minutes required

Business Planning

Financial planning is the key to good decision making. We can provide you with timely & informative advice that can allow you to analyse & anticipate key decisions.We can help you plan comprehensive & effective strategies to strengthen your financial security & ensure your financial goals can be met.We are always available to help you with any decision, no matter how small or how large.A quick phone call is sometimes all that is necessary.

Succession Planning

It is critical to establish a well designed succession plan to ensure the long term future of your business/farm. We offer significant experience in helping you address this complex issue & ensure the transition to your successors.