Opes Accounting vs Other Accountants

There are lots of accountants you could use. So you might be thinking – "why would I use you?"

  • Why would I use Opes Accounting rather than another accountant?

    Property accounting is different from regular business accounting. There are more quirks to look out for (like chattel depreciation).

    We focus on property accounting, that’s it. That means we’re well-practised and good at it. It’s all we do. We’ve seen what can go wrong and know how to fix it.

    The other benefit is you get all your services in one place.

    That means you’ve just got one company to deal with. All your advisers can talk to each other because they’re part of the same group.

    That makes it easier and simpler for you to be a property investor.

  • What services does Opes Accounting provide?

    We specialise in property accounting. That’s all we do.

    That includes running your accounts and paying your taxes.

    We can also help you decide whether to own your properties in a trust, look-through company or in your own name.

    And if a trust, company or look-through company is right for you, we can set that up for you.

How much does it cost?

There can be other minor costs, too. For example, you might pay for a Xero subscription or filing fees to the NZ Companies Office.

Flat fee



  • We charge a flat fee of $1350 + GST for your first property in an entity (e.g. Trust or Company).

For every extra property?



  • Have another property within the same ownership structure? For example, if you own two properties in a Trust, you’ll pay $1,600 + GST.
Marc Lemaire-Sicre

Who will be sorting my taxes?

Marc Lemaire-Sicre is the main point of contact for most Opes Accounting customers.

He works with Ian Morkel, who heads up Opes Accounting. Ian is also a Partner at Kendons, a large local Christchurch firm with 40+ staff.

We’ve partnered with Kendons to kick Opes Accounting off. They’ve got a big team, which means we can quickly bring more people on board as we grow. That way, you get consistent service throughout the year.