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.

“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....

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

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

What’s the point of market research?

A successful small business needs to have customers making purchases, ideally over and over again. You can make that an easy decision for them, by finding out (and providing) precisely what theyRead more

Keeping your tax and expenses in check when you are 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 your priorities shouldRead more

Setting the right growth goals for your business

If you’re going to grow your company in the right way, pinning down your goals and having a clear vision for the business from the outset is vital. You may want to increase profits and create anRead more

6 ways to measure the health of your business

When you’re running a business, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activity and lose sight of the big picture. Taking stock of the health of your business is important. Knowing whereRead more

Xero Payday Filing - April 2019

From 1st April 2019 employers must send employee and contractor payment information to Inland Revenue each pay day instead of each month.  One of the reasons for this change is to supply Inland ReveRead more

Invoices - What should you include?

When you’re running a small business or working for yourself as a freelancer or contractor, getting paid will generally rely on sending an invoice. And because getting paid, and on time, is essentiRead more

B2B tips for working with big companies

Landing a large client is an exciting milestone but servicing them can be demanding. If you’re more used to working with smaller clients how do you make the transition to servicing larger ones?Read more

The Five A’s of Change - a conscience process to achieve continuous improvement

Whether it’s a new focus, a new venture or a new year… consciously recognising the process required to change can vastly improve your outcome. The Five A's of Change breaks it down simply: 1.Read more

Five accounting tips to give you more time to focus on creativity

While few people love the accounting aspects of their business, my creative clients dislike it more than most. That’s why I’d like to recommend a few ideas to keep your clients and suppliersRead more
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“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