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About Walker Townsend

Richard Townsend Somerville Accountant

  • Good People

    And good for your business

    At Walker Townsend director Richard Somerville and the staff are all knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic individuals.

    We are proactive, customer service focused and are dedicated to helping you achieve your business and personal goals.

    Positive people with a good sense of humour and a can-do attitude, we manage to maintain a happy team atmosphere while working in a deadline driven and sometimes high pressure environment.


    And a better bottom line.

    Walker Townsend take the worry out of business by trying to make sure your back is always covered. To this end our goal is to see you with more money in your pocket at the end of the day.

  • Technology

    And no worries.

    As a firm we are committed to evolving as technology evolves. To this end we use up to date computer systems, back up systems, electronic communications and storage.

    As a natural extension of our technology use we can also assist with some support in this area.

    We are strong users of and therefore supporters of Excel, MS Word, MYOB (all versions) and of course XERO, together with other integrated accounting packages.

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Our services include, but are not limited to:

Taxation Accounting

Preparation of all types of taxation returns (Income tax, GST, PAYE, FBT etc), tax planning and structuring and use of tax minimisation methods.

Taxation Issues

Advising of provisional and terminal tax payments due and handling of all types of Inland Revenue audits. Setting up arrangements to clear outstanding taxes and preparing applications for write off of taxation (e.g. under humanitarian grounds).

Management Accounting

Regular monthly/quarterly/6 monthly reporting. Preparation of annual financial accounts, projections (profit & loss, cash flow, balance sheet), budget development, bank finance applications and management advisory roles.

Business Administration

Maintaining cash books, issue sales invoices, receipt of debtor payments, recording creditor invoices, payment of creditors, payroll etc.

Corporate Structuring

Companies, trusts, trading trusts, sole trader and partnerships.


Corporate secretarial roles, attendance at monthly board meetings, delivery of reports, minute taking and drafting resolutions etc. Professional directorships can be undertaken.

Purchasing a Business - Due Diligence

Review of business pre purchase to identify if what the vendor is selling meets with your expectations. This might be a light overview or an in depth review, depending on your requirements. We can also provide training and coaching through to launch of your business.


As we are not emotionally involved we can assist with negotiations in most aspects of business.

Systems Development

We can assist in the building and refinement of your accounting systems to assist with information flows, document flows, reconciliation points etc. Also the development of tailor made reports accessing your databases and designed to suit your particular business.

Training and Education

We are happy to provide training in the use of accounting programs within your organisation. We enjoy the opportunity to up skill our clients in their understanding of accounting concepts and the various types of reports that are available to them. In this way we can assist you in making informed business decisions.


We are able to form your family trust and deed of wishes. If you already have a trust that needs updating, we can take care of this for you. We can also prepare annual gifting documents and file these with the IRD. Finally, if you require a professional trustee for your trust, this is a service that Richard is very experienced in and is proud to be able to offer.

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Contact Us

Phone: Office: + 64 9 - 366 1353   Email: Richard Townsend Somerville (Director) richard@wsom.co.nz

Post: PO Box 147600, Ponsonby, Auckland, 1144   Physical Address: 24 Augustus Terrace Parnell, Auckland  1052