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We are the accounting and business specialists

We are driven to make you as successful as you can be

Since 1937, we've been passionate about numbers and growth. Our long-standing clients know well, we stand by your side whether you be a startup, looking to embed good practices, comply with tax legislation, in growth phases or looking to sustain a strong business.

Our clients are local, national and international, ranging from self- employed contractors, SMEs and large unlisted public companies. 
Confidentiality - professionalism - excellence - honesty - integrity. Our values underpin everything we do as we complete our clients' 'must do' work competently, cost effectively and hassle free. We want compliance to be invisible and to provide you with real-time, easy-to-understand and practical business growth services so our clients can be the best. We are accountable to our clients and to the practice, we have a passion for our work and our client's work.

We are members of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and as members of the Institute we are bound by its code of ethics and professional standards. All our qualified staff are members of NZICA and Colin is a recognised mentor under the Approved Training Organisation scheme administered by NZICA. 

A proud history

Our history dates back to the 1930's, along with our values and commitment to excellent service, professionalism and a commitment to 'walk the journey of business and life' with its clients. And we've done so, quietly. We have always been located in Auckland but provide services to clients nationwide and internationally.

In recent times, Haydn Ash stepped down as a partner, and Patrick Silveira joined Colin Powell to continue and develop the practice. 

You can be assured that our heritage is also our reality – you'll receive excellent service, professionalism and commitment to ensure the best for your business. 

Meet our partners

Colin Powell

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"Numbers really are my passion. I started with Battley & Johnson as an accounting clerk at the age of 18, rose through the ranks and am now Partner and co-owner of the firm.

"My experience is broad and deep and is across an extensive range of sectors and industries. I am also strong in trust administration and a trustee for a large number of our clients' trusts. When I'm not taking care of the 'must do work' for my clients I work closely with them on growth and succession strategies.

"Having worked with a number of clients with operations on both sides of the Tasman I also have a keen interest in Trans-Tasman compliance, reporting and taxation issues.

"My clients include large corporates, family businesses and professional firms."

Email me at: colin@bandj.co.nz

Patrick Silveira

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"Let's talk about your growth plans! I'm particularly passionate about ensuring businesses are maximising growth opportunities and enjoy taking clients through the strategic steps. I champion Battley & Johnson's business strategy services.

"With over 25 years in commercial accounting, advisory, compliance, taxation and audit & assurance work, I'll provide you with tools for accounting software solutions, growth assessment, value gap analysis as well as strategic business valuations and business life plans.

"I look forward to working with you to grow your business."

Email me at: patrick@bandj.co.nz

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact us today to talk to a member of our friendly team.
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The passion to create successful businesses has been at the forefront of our chartered accountancy firm for well over 70 years. We are Chartered Accountants who specialise in all aspects of business accounting and Cloud Accounting.


+64 9 379 3900

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Level 4, Medac House
3 Ferncroft Street Grafton, Auckland