Welcome to
ECOVIS KGA

ACCOUNTANCY + BUSINESS ACUMEN

Our
People 

Our business is not just about numbers, it’s about relationships.

We strive to develop a deep understanding of every business we serve. Consider us partners with your best interests at heart. We don’t succeed unless you do.

We work best with privately owned companies or individuals with turnover from $1 million - 200 million, building long-term working relationships where:

  • We understand your business and its people, products, and challenges, almost as well as you do.
  • You understand our skills and where we can add value.
  • We help challenge your thinking, identify opportunities, and manage your business and personal financial risk.

 

Our founding director, Keith Goodall walks the talk, sitting on numerous clients’ Board of Directors where he strives to fulfil all of the above.

Like our clients, KGA’s directors are experienced entrepreneurs. Keith has run and sold a successful credit reporting and collections firm. Wade operates a forest harvesting and port services business. Clive brings his business acumen to running a boutique vineyard.

This real world business experience provides the practical nous to complement our academic skills and qualifications. So you benefit from both big picture thinking and meticulous attention to detail.

To find out more, speak to one of our directors in person.

    Keith Goodall
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    Director

    Keith is a capable company director, holding numerous positions in New Zealand and Australia. Keith divides his time between directorships and providing expert witness opinions in matrimonial property valuations, shareholder disputes and economic loss quantification.

    Contact:
    DDI: 09 921 4634
    Email: keith.goodall@ecoviskga.co.nz

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    Wade Glass
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    Director

    Wade specialises in the areas of valuation, financial modelling and other transactional work.

    He advises a number of high net worth clients on various taxation and financial matters, including inbound and outbound cross-border investment structures.

    Wade owns and manages a forest ownership and harvesting business where he tries to practice what he preaches.

    Contact:
    DDI: 09 921 4619
    Email: wade.glass@ecoviskga.co.nz

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    Clive Bish
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    Director

    Clive has gained experience in large accounting firms and the Serious Fraud Office. He advises a number of high net worth families and enjoys developing reporting and profit improvement strategies for his clients.

    Contact:
    DDI: 09 921 4655
    Email: clive.bish@ecoviskga.co.nz

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    Director

    Gareth Hoole is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience gained in New Zealand and abroad. He has a passion for adding value to businesses, particularly those that may face challenges and specialises in business recovery matters. He has a proven track record in providing pragmatic solutions to businesses in distress.

    Contact:
    DDI: 09 921 4637
    Email: gareth.hoole@ecoviskga.co.nz

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    Bernice Lo
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    Associate & General Manager of Asia Business

    Bernice has established a sound reputation for providing simple, straight-forward tax and business advice to her clients, both in New Zealand and overseas. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Bernice specialises in land and property related transactions, sale and purchase of businesses, business valuations and IRD audits.

    Contact:
    DDI: 09 921 4658
    Email: bernice.lo@ecoviskga.co.nz

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    Carien Louw
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    Senior Associate

    Carien has been with EcovisKGA since 1999 and has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of tax, business services, forensic accounting, cost accounting and auditing. Carien works closely with our clients and provides sound advice around their accounting, banking and tax affairs.

    Contact:
    DDI: 09 921 4635
    Email: carien.louw@ecoviskga.co.nz

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Real World
Success Stories

HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF
WORK UNDERTAKEN BY OUR FIRM

  • Management Buy Out

    KGA was engaged by the General Manager of a privately held business to raise equity capital and bank loans for a management buyout of 100% of the business. The company has operations in New Zealand and Australia and significant turnover in both countries.
     
    KGA acquired two offers of equity funding and arranged senior bank lending within three months of being instructed.
     
    This engagement demonstrated our ability to access capital and, equally as importantly, to find the right personality “fit” for management and the investors.

  • Trade Sale

    KGA was engaged to perform a valuation of a retail chain of stores to support a trade sale to a major international competitor. Our valuation provided significant detailed analysis to support price negotiations and provided a satisfactory outcome for the vendors of that business.

    KGA also provided advisory services including identifying an appropriate mechanism for calculating the purchase consideration subject to certain performance hurdles.

    This engagement demonstrated our skills at supporting price negotiations and developing complex deal structures.

  • Financial Forecasting and Board Planning Models

    KGA developed a comprehensive set of financial forecasting and report financial models for a large group of companies in the wholesale distribution sector. They allow management and the board to report upon and forecast group profits at a product level and provide useful cash flow and future balance sheet reports to monitor compliance with internal performance hurdles and external covenants.

    This engagement allowed us to demonstrate our deep knowledge of our client’s businesses and their key financial drivers.

  • Xero Implementation

    KGA was responsible for the implementation of Xero within a large group of companies. This streamlined monthly reporting processes and allowed management more time to spend on value-adding tasks.

  • Trans-Tasman Restructure

    We advised a client on the restructuring of ownership of their business in Australia to:

    1. Obviate any capital gains tax issues on transition; and
    2.  Avoid double taxation on profits earned in Australia when repatriated to the New Zealand shareholders.

    This engagement demonstrated our skills in identifying opportunities to minimise taxation where legally possible and to proactively present these to our clients.

  • Economic Loss Quantification

    We advised a large franchise chain on the calculation of economic losses in a dispute with a supplier. Our evidence was used to support proceedings at a Joint Settlement Conference.

    Our client was able to use our robust financial analysis to support their claim for economic loss, which resulted in a confidential settlement between the parties.
     

  • Relationship Property Valuation

    We have received numerous instructions to value businesses for the purpose of dividing relationship property. Often these involve multiple companies and valuations at multiple points in time. The issues pertaining to relationship property are highly specialised and in most cases we are able to demonstrate our specialist knowledge of:

    1. The difference between “fair value” and “fair market value”;
    2. The case precedents pertaining to the valuation of businesses for relationship property purposes; and
    3. How and when it is appropriate to adjust a business valuation for “personal goodwill”.

     

Contact

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Auckland

Phone: 09 921 4630
Fax: 09 379 5499

Postal Address: 
PO Box 37223
Parnell
Auckland 1151
New Zealand

Physical Address:
Level 4 Bupa House
5 - 7 Kingdon Street
Newmarket
Auckland 1023
New Zealand

Resources

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2014_Trust_Questionnaire_Ecovis_KGA.pdf 2014 Trust Questionnaire Download
2014_Trust_Administration_Questionnaire_Ecovis_KGA.pdf 2014 Trust Administration Questionnaire Download
2014_Rental_Income_Questionnaire_Ecovis_KGA.pdf 2014 Rental Income Questionnaire Download
2014_Individual_Questionnaire_Ecovis_KGA.pdf 2014 Individual Questionnaire Download
2014_Business_Questionnaire_Ecovis_KGA.pdf 2014 Business Questionnaire Download
2014_Company_Administration_Questionnaire_Ecovis_KGA.pdf 2014 Company Administration Questionnaire Download