What We Do

My Two Cents offers bookkeeping and accounting services, taxation, financials, business setup, support and advice for contractors, sole traders and small to medium businesses.

Business Setup & Support

With the added benefit of being a Certified Xero Advisor and Xero Payroll Certified we can have you and your business up and running with Xero in no time.

Our Mission

To collaborate with small business owners to create success, by providing reliable and efficient business support, advising, bookkeeping and taxation services.

“Affordable accounting solutions, saving you time so you can focus on your business”


We have the skills and knowledge to help you run your business efficiently and effectively, saving you time and money so you can focus on what you do best – your business.

News - latest updates, tips, and advice....

Struggling to sell goods or services to your customers?

Many businesses are grappling with the challenge of selling goods or services to their customers. Here are the top 4 reasons why you may be struggling: 1. Selling the wrong thing One of the biggestRead more

Working from Home? Claim your home office expenses

If you have a home office for your business, you should be able to claim some of the running costs. It’s important to be aware of what you can and can’t claim, and the record-keeping involved inRead more

Teaching your kids about money

The money we spend each day tends to be invisible. When was the last time you withdrew your cash for the week and used it to make purchases? Rather than dealing in notes and coins, we tend to reach fRead more

Keep on top of debtors with proactive credit control

Having a large amount of debt in your business is bad for cash flow, weakens your overall financial health and brings down your credit score as a business. Not to mention the rising stress levelsRead more

Keeping your tax and expenses in check when you are self-employed

Self employed, contracting or freelancing requires you to wear a lot of hats. Relationship-building, keeping track of your time, marketing your skills and actually doing the work. But one of yourRead more

Forecasting cash flow

Why you need to forecast your cash flow Cash flow is the lifeblood of your business. And when it comes to cash flow management, preventing cash issues is far easier than trying to solve these issuesRead more

6 secrets to getting prompt payment

If you’re struggling with late payments, and about half of small businesses are, here are some simple tips to try. Invoice without delay Your customer can’t pay until you've invoiced them, soRead more

Five ways to save time with job costing software

For a lot of clients, doing job-costing calculations takes hours on spreadsheets and there’s a lot of room for error. Job costing software streamlines the process and automates the calculations, toRead more

Is my accountant a cost or investment?

Accountants tell their clients to reduce their overhead costs as one of the seven ways to grow your business. One of your overhead costs is your accounting fees. So, is what you spend with yourRead more

Profit vs Cash

There’s a massive difference between profit and cash. Let’s explore the differences to make a better plan to increase both. 1. Sales. Profit increases when you increase sales; cash increasesRead more

2019 Law Changes Summary

A brief summary of law changes taking affect in 2019 - make sure you are up to date. For more info follow the link https://www.business.govt.nz/news/2019-law-changes/ Drop in ACC Work leviesRead more

The pros and cons of hiring an independent contractor

Whether it's for a couple of weeks or a few months, hiring a contractor could help your small business to grow in a more flexible way. But contractors aren't suitable for every role. Here are someRead more


“Haley is absolutely fantastic! I am a sole trader and in my first year of trade so I really had no idea what I was doing. Haley made it super easy for me and was so helpful with any questions I had. She is very professional and great with communication. It was so good to be able to hand it all over to Haley to sort out everything for me. I also found her services were very affordable and was pleasantly surprised with our bill. Thanks so much Haley!”

- Cat Lundin, Thingamajigs

“As a sole trader, I know I can leave it up to Haley to sort the IRD requirements, cover the technical stuff and make the end of financial year a breeze so I can get on doing what I do.
Perfect!! Thanks Haley.”

- Mandy Jackson, ATMA Business Assistance