Our Philosophy

Most people start out in business because of one of the following three statements:

  1. “My boss isn’t paying me enough and I’m sure I could earn more doing it myself”.
  2. “I want a change of lifestyle. I want to be able to spend more time with family or helping out in the Community in my time”.
  3. “I’m sure I won’t have to work as hard and I can go and play golf more”

For those of us who have been in business a while we all know that these 3 statements are not always true and that it can be really hard to get the right balance between work and play.

If we work too hard and don’t set time aside for family, friends and relaxation then life can become a drain and a bore.

If we work too little and play too much then we don’t earn enough money to be able to do those things in life we want to do.

There is a fine line between working too hard and playing too much.  For each person it is a different place and it’s up to you to find that equilibrium.

So how can we help so that you get that balance right?

My Accounting Practice employs “Down to Earth” people who are here to help take the stress out of number crunching.  Most people hate to do GST Returns and balance the books because that part just isn’t their speciality.  Even if you have a computerised package like Xero or MYOB it doesn’t mean you enjoy doing it or will get it correct every time. We are not your normal “stuffy bean counter” sitting behind the desk staring at you making you feel guilty. We like to work on relationships and we want to take the hassle away from you  by working alongside of you.  We want to take the stress away from you hopefully freeing up your time and allowing you to spend more time doing the things you would rather be doing. This doesn’t have to cost you more because doing it right the first time is better and cheaper than coming in behind and fixing it up. Helping you along the way rather than being the Ambulance at the bottom of the cliff is our favourite saying.

So for a no obligation, no cost appointment please contact one of our friendly team.

Our Team

The team at DNW believe in building relationships with our clients, and we view these relationships as partnerships.
We strive to serve our clients to a high standard of excellence.

David Ward
Chartered Accountant / Director
Tracey Fowlds
Associate Chartered Accountant
Susanna Ward

What Our Clients Say

Caterina has looked after our small businesses for 10+ years now. She has always keep us right on track and fully informed of everything we need to know. It has given us great peace of mind knowing we are in such safe hands. It has been great working with her over all these years.

Thank you Tracey and the team at David Ward Accounting.
For making my two monthly GST so easy, hassle free, understandable and cost effective.
Also your passion for our company to succeed and your availability for advise when ever we call.
The Dreaded T word tax is made so much easier with friendly reminders when they are due.
So thank you Tracey we hope to continue our relationship for many years to come.

Tracey has been the Marshlands Electrical Ltd accountant since day 1 back in 2009.
All the advice given before starting out in business was to ‘get a good accountant’, well we certainly did that!
Tracey has always been professional and provided us with sound advice which has freed us up to focus on Electrical work rather than accounting issues.
We have always felt ‘looked after’ by Tracey, Her skills and knowledge have kept us on an even keel
I would recommend Tracey to anyone requiring accountancy services.

We have been with David Ward since starting my Coffee Machine repair business in 2005. We have always found David and Caterina to be great people to work with. They are prompt and efficient with their responses to queries. Would always recommend David Ward to anyone looking for the services of a good accountant.

Thanks to David, Caterina and the team at David Ward Charted Accountants for taking care of our company tax needs, ensuring all reporting and tax payments are accurate and up to date.

This has freed up my time to focus on growing my business and take time for lifestyle.

We have been dealing with Tracey at David Ward accountants for a number of years. She is always quick to answer our questions and help out. If needed, she is happy to call out to our business. The best thing though is she explains things in layman’s terms and we can actually understand it. One important thing from a small business point is, she is never slow in letting you know when you have fallen behind or forgotten to do something regarding IRD. All staff at David Ward that I have dealt with have a lovely manner that makes them easy to deal with.

A job that would take me a life time Joanne seems to do with ease and can easily explain to us whom aren’t savvy in this area. It gives us confidence to know that Jo is so extremely professional in her approach to everything she does and still so down to earth.

“I have now been a very satisfied client of David Ward since I opened up my business in 2004. David and all of his staff are knowledgeable, professional and very helpful, and I highly recommend them to anybody in business needing quality accountant work.”

David and his team have been my accountant since 2008,
his seamless reliable service has made the financial side of my business stress free.
He is also very personable and easy to talk to which makes
him a pleasure to do business with.

David Ward accountants are prompt, realiable and very informative.

It has been a pleasure using them as our accountant for the past 8 years and would recommend them to any small business.