Business Advisory Services In Auckland 


Business Advice & Services

As a business owner, you started business with a dream. No doubt you had a set of expertise in a particular field that you sought to use to your strength.
Time moves on and the grind of making a dollar sucks that dream from the front of your mind and you fall into a trap of working, often long hours and you can start to wonder why you got into it in the first place.

At GRA we strive for our clients to be "A-Ha" not O-hh" people. We have a range of Business Advisory Services to assist small to medium size business to get a head and make the right decisions.

We tailor a solution for you based on your needs and wants and price it according to our level of involvement, don't get caught with the generic offering of services offered by others. Get a tailored solution that meets your needs.

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Board Advisory/Virtual Chief Financial Officer
Need help with understanding just exactly what the numbers mean or set direction?. A Board Advisory role is an independent external ear to the internal operations of your business, with strategic recommendations based on our depth of experience across industries and sizes. Such a role is relevant for businesses with 5+ employees

Business Improvement
Your an expert at what you do, so are we. We can provide a flexible service to suit your business needs with a focus of setting a direction for your business and overall business improvement. We have a range of tools and experience that we use to assist Business owners to step back and "work on this business, not in the business". You get the expertise you need to assist with making decisions and the impacts that may have on the business as a whole.

Business Appraisals
Are you looking to buy into a business? Do you know where to start? We have the tools and advice to guide you whilst you undertake your own due diligence.

Cashflow is the life blood of any organisation. Whether it be assistance with putting in place a system for weekly, monthly or yearly cash flows, we can assist you with implementing a system that will enable you to make better decisions and plan ahead to mitigate unexpected cash flow surprises.

Costing & Pricing
Reviewing costs and how you price your products and services should be reviewed regularly, without it, margins get eroded or even worse you sell products and services that are actually loosing you money. We have tools for service and product based businesses to assist with defining the correct pricing structure based on your expected turnover.

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Financial System Selection & Implementation
Is Xero the right fit for you? What about all the add-ons? Would you be better off with just one comprehensive system? Finding the right accounting and management system for your industry and your business can be difficult when you canvas the many options available in the market place. We have experience across many systems, across many industries, we've seen what works and what doesn't. A bit of thought towards defining what it is you need now and need in the future will save you thousands of dollars when compared with choosing the wrong system. We can assist not only with the initial selection but also implementation.

Management Accounting & Reporting
What get's measured is what get's done, If you do not monitor and measure financial performance, how can you expect to succeed? Monthly Reporting against forecasted performance is a catalyst for change and improvement. This vital role should exist in any business, but it doesn't mean you need to do the leg work, we can tailor a solution for you that delivers the information you need to make decisions. Combined with a Board Advisory role, and you've got a recipe for success.

Matrimonial Separation
A separation is a difficult time, let a lone trying to get your head around the numbers and division of assets and the implication (including tax) of dividing those assets. It makes sense to engage us, along with a good solicitor to guide you during this time.

Succession Planning
The average succession plan takes between 3-5 years to implement, but for many it is a transaction that will be completed within a 6 month timeframe. Whatever your situation may be, you can maximise the value by having the right team on board, Lawyers, Brokers, Accountants all have their part to play in such a transaction, consider us for your team.

Do you need to perform a valuation on your existing business for the purposes of bringing in a business partner, or are you looking to buy a business and need assistance ascertaining the fair value, or perhaps you are in dispute with your existing business partners and there are contentious issues. Whatever the situation, having the confidence of a robust valuation makes the difference in any negotiation.

For advice on any of the above services and recommendations please contact us to arrange an appointment so we can help your business grow into the future.

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We moved our business accounting to GRA twelve months ago and have never looked back.  Matthew Gilligan and his team have consistently provided us with honest straight forward advice and have proved themselves to be honorable, trustworthy and efficient in all matters to date. The point of difference for us is that GRA do not charge their clients for every question asked (like most other accountants) which allows for better communication and understanding of how to run a successful company.  GRA have impeccable time management systems in place and their customer service is outstanding.  I recommend them to any other business that wants good solid advice with the aim of business success, asset protection and opportunities for sound investments.
A Ellis - EC Flooring Contractors Limited



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Friday, March 28, 2014

Having got 2013's problems under control (as addressed in my previous blog), now is the time to make a plan for 2014 so it will be a year of reinvention and forward progress, rather than a repeat or worsening of the challenges of last year.    ... Read Article

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Typically at the outset of a new new year, business owners focus on a fresh start, new beginnings and how they can make it better than the previous year.    ... Read Article

Thursday, November 21, 2013

In my day to day interaction with clients I meet a lot of small business owners who are in their infancy. They are busy marketing their new business, finding customers and practising their particular expertise.     ... Read Article

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
I regularly have discussions  with clients about the difference between "profit" and "cash flow"  as many clients have difficulty in differentiating between the two.   ... Read Article

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