I have been very pleased with the services provided by Lionel Smith & Associates Limited. All contact has been pleasant and professional and any queries I have had, have been dealt with promptly and knowledgably. I never have to wait for things to be done, information or reminders are either posted, emailed or phoned through to enable me to meet due dates.

Having a new developing business as well as growing families, give Lionel and his associates a good understanding of what it requires and costs to keep ahead of things, and if they are not sure about something they will soon find out or refer you on to someone else.

I would certainly recommend Lionel and his associates to anyone needing a good accountancy firm.

Larry Summers
Sheep & Beef Farmer
Te Kuiti
We have been a client of Lionel Smith's for six years. Not only does Lionel complete our Annual Accounts he also looks after our GST and wages for our firm.

Lionel is more than just our Accountant, he advises us regularly on ways to improve our business. He is extremely proactive in this regard and provides graphs, attends with us and generally helps to point us in the right direction. He is very committed to ensure that our business is a success.

During our association with Lionel we have always found him and all his staff to be extremely efficient and helpful. Nothing seems to be a problem or phase him or his staff.

In summary it is a real pleasure to deal with Lionel Smith & Associates Limited.

Kevin Forgeson
Forgeson Law
Te Kuiti
We are a European couple who have started a small consulting business in Benneydale, offering a range of services to the hospitality, tourism and event management industry. Our clients are based all over New Zealand and overseas, but our base is here in the Waitomo district.

We have been delighted to find a chartered accountant locally, who has been able to assist and advice us and also save us time and money.

Lionel Smith & Associates Ltd has helped us understand the New Zealand legal tax and accounting requirements.

Shelley is always reliable, smiling, available and professional.

Good as gold!

Maurice & Monica Louis
Kayu Lodge Trust
Traditionally there has been an unwritten rule of having three people in your life that you do not change – your accountant, your doctor and your undertaker.

However in 2006 we broke that rule and changed accountant. We transferred all our business (companies, trusts and personal) to Lionel Smith & Associates Ltd.

Our businesses are neither normal nor average.

Lionel Smith & Associates Ltd business of accountancy, consultancy and compliance is personal, timely, cost effective and relevant to the ever changing business environment. Most importantly it is tax effective.

Kevin & Lorraine Wrenn
K P Wrenn Ltd
Te Kuiti
We have known Lionel Smith for most of his professional life starting at Robertson Young Accountants where he began to handle our accounts.

We followed Lionel to Kidd Falconer where he became a Partner. Shortly after he decided to practice on his own as Lionel Smith & Associates and Kearins Bros followed again.

During these years Lionel Smith assisted Kearins Bros in both general accounting as well as more in depth work. This involved setting up a company and personal trusts and the buy out of a partner, plus both farm purchases and sales and other asset purchases.

We have found Lionel Smith & Associates to be more than competent in all areas of their work for us. Lionel Smith is easy to understand and his idea and vision have helped in both our farming and personal business.

We have no hesitation in recommending Lionel Smith and his professional staff and associates as accountant and business advisors.

BJ Kearins & TM Kearins
Sheep & Beef Farmers
Te Kuiti
We feel really positive after meeting with Lionel. We really enjoy working with him; we feel we can communicate with him easily and that he's got our best interests at heart.

We both agree that engaging him as our accountant is one of the best decisions we have made!

David and Ali Higgins
Fine Woodworking Ltd
Te Kuiti
We have been customers of Lionel Smith Accountants since February 2008, upon starting our company.

The staff at Lionel Smith & Associates Ltd, helped to set up the new company in an efficient and friendly manner. It did take us a couple of months to get our administration system fully operational and they were very helpful during this time, administering the payroll and PAYE returns on our behalf.

Provisional tax estimations have been completed in a timely and professional manner, enabling us time to budget these expenses into our cash flow. When the end of the financial year rolls around, we are sent a package via post detailing what documentation is required to complete our end of year tax returns. This information is laid out in an easy to read format. Upon receiving the required information, our returns are processed on time ensuring we are not late for any required payments to Inland Revenue Department.

Our system is computerised and we code our expenses as they occur. On occasion when we are unsure where to code a particular transaction, we need only to pick up the phone, and our query has been answered immediately.

We have no hesitation in recommending Lionel Smith & Associates Ltd to any business looking for professional accountancy services.

Brodie Howe & Keat Stuart
BK Auto Electrical Ltd
Te Kuiti
The Te Kuiti Community Childcare Centre Inc has been a client of Lionel Smith & Associates Ltd for the past three years.

The expertise that we have been provided with over this time is of a high quality. Any query is answered quickly and professionally assisting the manager as required. Bi-monthly meetings are held where Lionel and the manager meet to ensure the financial standings of the centre are sound and he produces the feedback that can be relayed to the executive committee.

I have been the manager of the centre for the last 16 months and my knowledge of certain business processes was limited. The support of Lionel and Associates during this period has been exceptional and I thank you all for this support.

I look forward to the continual working relationship with Lionel Smith & Associates.

Deborah Pilkington
Licensee Manager
Te Kuiti Community Childcare Centre
Te Kuiti
I have known Lionel Smith since he came to work for Russell Young as a young student studying to complete his degree extramurally. As he qualified and moved to different employment situations, I have always retained him as my accountant.

I am a fairly ignorant "commercial" person and find it reassuring that I have an expert who knows when the goalposts are moved by the IRD. Lionel keeps me fully informed and advises me what steps I should take. He supervises my financial situation and is particularly sharp on bank charges!

Lionel is now practicing on his own behalf and has a very good support staff. He and his family are settled in Te Kuiti and contribute to the community, especially in sporting clubs.

Lionel and his team are available at all times and seem to have an answer to all my accounting issues. What more could one need from an advisor?

Dawn Grainger Q.S.M.
Te Kuiti