EPA Business

EPA Business


Where the pic of Ed's big day on Thursday you guys??? No cake?

We help small-medium business owners free their minds from the day-to-day issues of their business—providing them with the structure and information to make decisions with confidence.

We're a small, lean, highly skilled accounting and business coaching firm based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our Values:

We care. Your business doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's a big part of your lifestyle, and we take than into consideration. Because we are not a huge, faceless accounting firm we can give you the personal treatment. It’s not just about the money. While it’s important to be earning money with your business—it’s more important to focus on the strategy, systems and processes that are required to get you there—and stay stress-free in the process! Then, the money follows. Technology can make life easier. You have better things to do with your time than spend 5 hours a week sorting receipts. We embrace new platforms like Xero that save you time, save you energy, and give you better insight into your business. Proactive Help. Sometimes you don't realise you need help until it's too late. We give you our advice when it’s appropriate; not just when our clients come to us for help. With real time online reporting we can identify areas of improvement for your business. A Friendly Environment. We are at work for well over a third of our lives, so it’s important to have a friendly, welcoming and fun workplace. We hope you notice that when you come to visit us!

Operating as usual


If you are popping by the EPA office today you might be in for a surprise... The team have an extra aDORAble visitor.
Happy Friday everyone!


Happy Birthday Daniel!
We appreciate all that you do for the team at EPA Business (including Dora) and wish you a fantastic day.


EPA Business's cover photo

epabusiness.co.nz 10/12/2019

EPA newsletter December 2019 — EPA Business

🎁🎄The holidays are coming! 🎄🎁
As we enter the last push of busyness for the year, take a moment and leaf through our December newsletter.
Happy December! 🎅


epabusiness.co.nz May you have a safe and happy holiday season, and we’ll be back in 2020!


🥳Happy Birthday🥳
Super Greg celebrated his birthday recently, and we got to enjoy a special morning tea with him 😁
Hope you had a fabulous day!


Would you like to have a chat to someone about your business?
We’re here to help.
As a client of EPA Business Limited, you are welcome to a Complimentary Review (free) meeting. We’ll review your current situation, discuss things like your business goals, opportunities, challenges and lifestyle goals.
Call us to book in a Complimentary Review meeting.

epabusiness.co.nz 16/01/2019

Xero Gold Partner

Thinking of switching to Xero?
As a Xero Gold Partner, you can trust us to help.
Plus, we receive a 25% discount which we pass directly on to you!
Contact us if you are keen to reduce manual processes and have up-to-date financial information on your business at your finger tips.

epabusiness.co.nz We are excited to share that EPA Business have recently been awarded a Gold Partner with Xero. It’s a pretty big achievement as it means many of you have trusted us and are enjoying the benefits of using Xero too.


We aren’t usually ones for putting tax reminders on facebook, but…
For those that might still be in holiday mode, or for those scanning through facebook to distract from work life, a reminder that provisional tax and GST payments are due today, 15th January 2019.
We know, it seems harsh to talk tax so early in the new year, so here is a beautiful picture of a beach.


Holiday mode activated.
The time to relax and enjoy the holiday season is just about in reach.

Head to our website for some light reading to help you unwind, reflect and prepare for 2019.

From the team at EPA, thank you for your support this year and best wishes for a happy holiday season.



It must be birthday season!
Happy Birthday to our wonderful Jayne ... many happy returns 🎁🎉🎊


✨A few weeks ago, we celebrated Clair's birthday✨
We appreciate the brightness and energy that Clair brings to our office 🙌


Hip, hip hooray, what’s happening today?
Guess what, it’s Daniel’s birthday!
From the team at EPA we hope you have a fantastic fun filled day.


What makes a Friday even better than normal?
When it’s your birthday! Whoop, whoop.
Happy birthday to Mike, we hope you have a brilliant day!

epabusiness.co.nz 18/06/2018

What we've been doing lately.

Do you want more from your Accountant?

Well, we can help.

We offer a lot more than just preparing tax returns and in Ed's latest blog, he covers a few of the 'other' bits and pieces we have been doing lately. This includes the one thing that our most successful business clients do.

It is available to read now on our website.


epabusiness.co.nz If you have checked out the ‘How we can help’ section of our website you may have noticed we offer more than preparing financial accounts and tax returns. In this Blog, Ed covers a few of the other important ways we help businesses.

EPA team artwork 24/05/2018

Is that by Picasso, van Gogh, Monet?
That’s what you are thinking aren’t you when you see these.
But here is the surprise that will knock your socks off, these were created by the EPA team. We were given a canvas, selection of paint colours to take home and one week to create our masterpieces.
Honestly, who knew we were such a talented bunch?

Note: The photographer did not want to damage any artwork so apologies for the poor quality of the photographs. Originals are currently on display at EPA Business.

Is that by Picasso, van Gogh, Monet?
That’s what you are thinking aren’t you when you see these.
But here is the surprise that will knock your socks off, these were created by the EPA team. We were given a canvas, selection of paint colours to take home and one week to create our masterpieces.
Honestly, who knew we were such a talented bunch?

Note: The photographer did not want to damage any artwork so apologies for the poor quality of the photographs. Originals are currently on display at EPA Business.


Is it time to take control of your business finances?


Eeeek, look at this colourful basket of chocolate indulgence that arrived today!
The team at EPA Business are working hard and to help with this epic week, the easter bunny has stopped by a little early with some treats.
Anyone planning on dropping in to visit the friendly accounting team this week?


There is something happening at the office today,
What's that? A birthday you might say.
You are right! Ed Post, the big cheese, boss of EPA,
Is about to crack open the champagne, HOORAY!
Just tricks, let's not get too carried away,
We think he might leave it till a Pinot at the end of the day.
To the inherently positive, squash mad boss, we wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


And that's a wrap folks! EPA Business is closed and reopens on the 15th January 2018. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


It's us, the team at EPA Business! We have been a bit quiet on facebook of late, but for good reason as we are working hard crunching numbers!
If you need us, feel free to get in contact. We are at work for the rest of the week finishing up on Friday the 22nd of December.


Spending too much time on your accounts? Contact EPA Business to help.


🎁The happiest of birthdays to our Jayney-of-Jaynestown!!🎁
She is fun, she is organised, she is creative ... she is simply the best! Many happy returns ☺️


What a beaut day! The doors have been opened this afternoon onto the deck at the EPA office and this is what our Accounting team have had to look at ALL afternoon! Must be Friday drinks soon… Have a fantastic weekend everyone! 😁


Our delightful Clair celebrated her birthday recently 🎉
Happy Birthday Clair ... thank you for bringing a spirited and sparkly energy to our office every day! 😁


The Canterbury Squash Foundation are holding their annual golf tournament on the 5th of November 2017. You have exactly 2 months to get plenty of practice in!
Feel free to contact Ed if you are interested in entering a team and/or providing sponsorship. Happy Tuesday!


We are 7 years old today!
There are 7 of us who work here.
A magic number :)


From the EPA team, **HAPPY BIRTHDAY** (+1 day) to our Associate, Daniel!
Thanks for celebrating your milestone birthday with us! :D

#welovecake #anyexcuseforcake


***Happiest of happy birthday's to Mike!***
A big thank you for all of your hard work here at EPA and for being a cool, calm, fun, team player.
From all of the EPA team, we hope you have a fantastic day.

citymission.org.nz 21/07/2017

Help Our Foodbank | City Mission

Have you seen The Brown Paper Bag Appeal these past few weeks? We have, and will be dropping off our bags to a New World supermarket this weekend.

This is a great avenue to provide support to the Christchurch City Mission’s Food Bank for people who may struggle to put food on their table.

The City Mission not only take non-perishable food, but also cleaning products, toiletries, blankets, and clothing.

For more information, go to the City Mission’s website at http://www.citymission.org.nz/get-involved/help-our-foodbank/.

citymission.org.nz Over the last 12 months every one of our services has seen a steady increase in client numbers. The Foodbank - a strong indicator of trends - continues to give out more and more foodparcels. In 2016 we gave over 26,000 parcels.

epabusiness.co.nz 04/07/2017

Our visit to the new Crowne Plaza

With the announcement of the opening of the Crowne Plaza last week, we were generously given access to the 5th floor to see what had become of our previous office.
It looks fantastic and no windows were broken to exit the beautifully transformed building.

epabusiness.co.nz On Saturday 1st of July, the Crowne Plaza at 764 Colombo Street, Christchurch, held their open day and we went and had a look.

epabusiness.co.nz 19/06/2017

Announcement of new Associate

Have you heard the latest exciting announcement from EPA Business? Hint, it involves this guy....

epabusiness.co.nz We are delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Barnfield as Associate at EPA Business Limited.


Special Alert: The 2017 Budget

Our latest newsletter is available on our website. Follow the link to our Special Alert edition covering the 2017 Budget. Happy reading.


epabusiness.co.nz In our special alert edition we cover the 2017 budget as announced by Steven Joyce. This includes changes to the following: • Family Tax Credit • Tax brackets • Independent Earner Tax Credit • Housing Assistance • Business Innovation • Public Services and Social Investm


It's been an aDORAble Friday afternoon today :D

Enjoy your weekend!


Do you want to significantly grow your profit and business value?

At EPA Business, we are committed to supporting local businesses to achieve growth. We're holding a free seminar to help you understand the most important things you can influence to achieve growth in your business.

To register, email [email protected] or phone the office on
(03) 358 1330.

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