Johnston Associates Chartered Accountants Limited are proud to be market leaders in the viticulture sector acting for many of New Zealand’s top performing businesses. Because many of our staff have first-hand experience with owning, running and producing their own boutique grapes or wine labels we don’t just specialise in the numbers. Our work stretches from providing advice on the soil, growing, pruning and harvesting of the grapes through to the processing, packaging, and transportation systems, all the way to market.
The viticulture sector helps drive New Zealand’s economy and will play a central role in our COVID-19 recovery. The country currently has over 40,000 producing hectares equating to over 286 million litres of exports, generating over $2.6 billion a year, with a further 50 million litres sold on shore resulting in income of over $780 million. The flow-on effects of this productivity are felt throughout our economy, this is helped drastically by the nearly 5,000 people employed directly by the sector.
Our team includes specialists who work together to find commercial and cost-effective solutions for you and your business in all facets of the sector many of which have been first hand experiences themselves. Given our industry experience and our network of contacts we ensure our clients stay at the forefront of the market.
We are the only accounting firm in the top of the south to have a dedicated viticulture team, who have been involved in many of the major transactions over the years. When required, we draw together specialists from within our team to help with other areas such as, property, environment, finance and tax groups to provide comprehensive and integrated advice.
How can we help;
Tax- At Johnston Associates Chartered Accountants Limited, we have an experienced tax team who can help with many of the issues facing those businesses in all stages of their operating cycle and are able to ensure that your structures are correct not only for today’s environment, but for the future too.
Benchmarking- As we are the market leading accounting firm, we have access to some pretty powerful data, which we have been able to convert into a benchmarking tool. This helps us to analyse the data in detail, and ensures that the conversations we have with our clients are of a quality nature, and can add real value in a real time situation.
Software- Due to the hands on experience we have in this sector, our specialists also have first-hand knowledge of many of the software and tools available to not only streamline systems and processes, but add the right product for your business, saving you both time and money.
What we can provide:
- Corporate Structuring
- Virtual CFO roles
- Production of regular monthly financial information
- Interpretation and analysis of your financial information
- Regular meetings to work through the analysis of your finances
- Future planning including annual budgeting
- Tax planning
- Preparation of financial information for decision support reasons
- Efficiency reviews of your administration systems and processes
- Business Planning and forecasting with real life scenarios
- NZTE grants for specifically designed Viticulture Courses and learnings
- Joint Ventures, supply agreements and other commercial contracts
- Completion of bank tenders ensuring you are on the right products and competitive interest rates
Who can help?