Cornish Accounting is an experienced team of Accountants based in Wellington, New Zealand, offering services to clients locally, NZ wide and those based overseas or expatriating in NZ. 

We are dedicated to creating a pleasant environment, where the sometimes complex and confusing issues of taxation and accounting can be unwound and simplified. Whether it’s meeting up to discuss your accounting needs or business ideas at our local cafe, chatting over a phone call, or popping into our office. Personal relationship is key as each client is different and requires the flexibility to ensure compliance on one hand and individualized service on the other.



Cornish Accounting provide affordable investment property accounting whether you are new to the rental market or have been in it a while to ensure you comply with the ever-changing tax laws.  From individuals, partnerships, and trusts to companies with both residential and commercial property portfolios, we take care of your taxation obligations and assist you with property accounting advice to help you maximise your rental property returns.


Cornish Accounting offer business advisory services. The Cornish family runs a wide array of small businesses which include; goods production management, international sales, wholesaling, importing/ exporting, motor vehicle sales and services, property development and investment, and dry stock farming. With our broad experience in many industries, we would love to support you wherever you are in your business journey, whether you’re starting out or ready to grow your business.


Cornish Accounting works with you and your business to prepare and work through all the necessary business taxes. Cornish Accounting is a member of the Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand. We use our extensive experience and expertise to offer high quality taxation and accounting services tailored to your particular business needs.


New Zealand has a thriving film industry. Cornish Accounting provides accounting and taxation services to film industry contractors. With our office in the eastern suburbs, close to the heart of the Wellington film industry, we have a large client base of film contractors, who are both local and national clients.


We would love to meet you and support you through all your accounting and taxation needs.

There is no charge or obligation for the first visit. Give us a call or email to arrange a time to visit. 

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