Here at XA we understand small businesses because we are a small business ourselves. We appreciate that time spent on your books is time you can’t spend growing your business. Yet we know, too, that you often need access to up-to-date financials to take advantage of opportunities as they happen – rather than waiting until the end of the year for your financial statements.

That’s why we have set up our simple, accessible and affordable web-based service - to help small businesses like ours, like yours.

Both our consultants have small business management expertise and everyone in our team has financial and accounting backgrounds. So come and see us at our office in Orewa or call 09 426 3456 for an appointment now.


John Rutherford MAAT (UK), CTA (UK)
is a NZ & UK registered tax agent with over 30 years accounting experience. John is a qualified UK Chartered Tax Adviser and Accounting Technician, has extensive New Zealand tax experience (Big 4) and specialises in expatriate tax, particularly those with a UK connection. 

Phillip Kershaw B.Com (Auckland), ATBA - ATAINZ
is an  accountant with over 20 years experience. Phillip prepares end of year accounts and assists with IRD management. He also has expertise with property investment accounts and Australia personal tax returns.

Consultants & Client Support

Valerie Gill has an extensive accounting practice background and is responsible for GST returns, monthly client and Xero support.

Sam Rutherford has an accounting background and is responsible for GST returns, monthly client and Xero support as well as Companies Office administration.