What We Do

My Two Cents offers bookkeeping, accounting and taxation services; as well as a range of business setup, planning and advisory services for small businesses located in Northland and throughout New Zealand.

2020 Xero Partner Awards Finalist: Xero Bookkeeping Partner of the Year 2020

2020 ICNZB Excellence Awards Finalist: Bookkeeper in a Small Practice and Bookkeeper of the Year

2019 ICNZB Excellence Awards Winner: Bookkeeper in a Small Practice

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

WE CAN HELP!

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....

Building your most important asset – your team

When you’re running a small business, you’re only as good as the team around you. Hiring the right people is a start, but how do you turn your employees into a well-oiled dream team? Here areRead more

The 39% tax rate - Your questions answered

Individuals earning over $180,000 a year will now pay a 39% tax rate, which came into effect on 1 April 2021. If this includes you, are you aware of how your tax obligations change when it comes toRead more

What is depreciation? And why is it important?

Something we see time and time again when clients have done their own tax returns, or engaged somebody who isn't quite up to the job, is a lack of claiming depreciation. Almost all businesses will haRead more

The minimum wage increases on April 1st 2021

From April 1 2021, the adult mimimum wage will increase from the current rate of $18.90 per hour to $20 per hour. There are 3 types of minimum wage — adult, starting-out and training. The adult minRead more

Should you buy or lease your business assets?

There are certain items of equipment and machinery that are essential to the operation of your business – whether it’s the delivery van you use to run your home-delivery food service, or theRead more

Tenancy laws are changing in NZ

New legislation in NZ tenancy law brings in a number of changes for landlords and tenants. Below are some of the changes: Increasing rent - From 12 August 2020, rent increases are limited to once evRead more

Selling with Empathy

Everyone has been affected by Covid-19 and lockdowns. Some people are worried about job security and spending cash. Others have the cash they’d usually spend on overseas holidays available to spendRead more

Building a Better Business in 10 Steps

You’re in business, congratulations, that takes courage and commitment. It’s not easy, and at times you might question why you’re even doing it, particularly after the impact Covid-19 and theRead more

Merry Christmas!

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and seriously well-deserved end of year break. Stay safe and spend time with loved ones. 2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone. Small business inRead more

When life gives you lemons, pivot

The world of business has been transformed this year and the only way forward is to adapt.  When we have had advisory meetings with our clients, there has been much discussion about diversifyingRead more

Top Tips for Prospering in a Pandemic

There has been much discussion in our office about what a business owner can do to keep their business - not only trading but successful, in the current climate.  Business is challenging at the bestRead more

Running effective online meetings

In these unprecedented times, businesses must adapt to remain productive. Staff must be able to work remotely to keep the business going. If face-to-face meetings are a key part of your dailyRead more

Testimonials

"Haley Wilson from My Two Cents is the lifeblood of our organisation. She works alongside our staff to encourage understanding of budgets and forward planning. The value of the work she provides is of the highest quality and calibre. Having an upbeat positive attitude can make all the difference when speaking about money and Haley is able to provide calm solutions and pathways forward through complex budgets. The benefits of a well-run financial plan have directly benefited the hard working committed employees at our Waiheke Resources Trust."

- Mike Maahs, Manager, Waiheke Resources Trust

“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