Make the change to Graham & Dobson

Here at Graham & Dobson we will make the transition from your previous accountant smooth and hassle free. As we begin this journey, we want to inform you about the steps we take in changing accountants and how we approach our new engagement with you:

Letting your previous accountant know

We completely take care of this for you by sending your previous accountant an "Ethical Letter". This is normal procedure within our industry as a matter of professional courtesy. It has two purposes:

  1. To ensure that there is no ethical or professional reason why we should not accept the appointment; and
  2. To obtain relevant paperwork and information necessary to start working with you.

Register as your Agent with Government Departments

As your new accountant we will register as your nominated tax agent with the Inland Revenue Department.  If required, we can also be your nominated agent for ACC and the NZ Companies Office.

This will ensure that we are nominated as a point of contact for your business and our address will be listed with these regulatory bodies.

We will also arrange the transfer of your data from any accounting package you use online e.g. Xero, Banklink, MYOB.

Letter of Engagement

As your new accountant we are obliged to send you a 'Letter of Engagement' which sets out the expectations and obligations of both Graham & Dobson and yourself.

Why Graham & Dobson as your Accountant?

Graham & Dobson comprise an extremely dedicated team of qualified accountants who have vast experience across many industries. We will provide you with timely advice that is beneficial to you and your personal situation. We have very high professional standards and quality control measures in place to ensure that we always provide you with the best possible service and advice.

We strive to ensure that as a new client of Graham & Dobson you are always well informed and we are always upfront about how we do things.

A Fresh Start

In no time at all your accounting information should have been transferred and you will be safely on board with us at Graham & Dobson, your new accountant.

So, congratulations for taking action and making a change.  We are sure you will be glad you did.


Client in the Spotlight

Roberts Tree Surgeons Ltd

Paul and Kelly Roberts started their business Roberts Tree Surgeons from scratch 12 years ago. Today the company is a strong team of 10 full time staff. Roberts Tree Surgeons are the one-stop shop for tree removal, tree maintenance and tree planting.

The majority of their work is tree and garden maintenance of private clients and large infrastructure clients...


Meet our Team

Ian Chatfield

What is your current role at Graham & Dobson?

Where are you from originally?
Born and raised in Gisborne.  Lived in Auckland, London and Gisborne


What our clients say...

  • Parihohonu Station has been involved with Graham and Dobson since the early 1900s. They have proved to be of great value, producing a high standard of quality work, are trustworthy, astute, and approachable any time at all. The staff are very friendly and will bend over backwards for us. We always recommend this long established firm unequivocally.

    Avianne and Nigel Faram

  • We are grateful for the enormous amount of support the staff of Graham & Dobson provide. They have demonstrated a high level of understanding, knowledge and financial direction and deliver a consistent service in structured, efficient timeframes. This is a company with high integrity and strong values focusing on providing the utmost levels of customer satisfaction.

    Gisborne Stroke Support Group Inc.

  • Graham & Dobson helped me start my own business in 2007. Without their help and support the process would have been a lot harder. They offer excellent on-going support and advice.

    Karl Platten - Lawns Plus Ltd (GreenAcres)