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We build businesses through sharing of knowledge + working with you as a team.

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Some of our businesses are start-ups, others are established, and all of them are smart, curious and ambitious.
They don't choose just to run a business or a farm, they choose to own the business, grow it, love it.
We are accountants who talk to you more than just about tax. We will work beside you and together we will help you build a vision and then make it happen.  

Getting down to business

Getting down to business


We will meet you frequently.  Often they are casual drop-ins, and at other times very regular.

During the year, we will ring or see you about tax payments, and meet you about your annual reports and tax position.

We will also see you for budgets and cash flow

Annual/Monthly  Reports

For many client we produce monthly reports and charts.  The charts are well liked and in a few seconds you have a snapshot of how the business is going. 

Our annual reports are carefully designed to be readable and easy to understand.

We plan taxation, file tax returns and aim for the lowest average rate.


Business Programs

MYOB CashBook, MYOB Essentials Live, MYOB AccountRight Live,  MYOB Banklink,  XeroCashManager,  and even spreadsheets.  

MYOB:  We will help you setup, train and support you.

Banklink:  Each month we will exchange bank files with you so you code and if you want complete a GST return.

Xero:  We will setup you up, create the invoice templates and show you how to run the reports.

Cashmanager: We will read your files during the year or at the end of year and quickly produce end of year reports.

And of course there are spreadsheets.  A good number of clients still use these.

Lawson Accounting Team


We are a chartered accountancy practice and are a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 

We are accountants to many of the regions best and innovative businesses.  Our clients come from retail, professional, rural, landlord, contractors and trades.

We are located in Timaru and service clients throughout South Canterbury, including Mackenzie, Twizel, Tekapo, Kurow, Wanaka, Otematata, Otematata, Ashburton, Tinwald, Geraldine, Temuka,  Pleasant Point, Nelson , Picton, Dunedin and Oamaru.

We prepare tax returns, annual reports, monthly reports, GST returns, pay wages, budgets, cashflows and charts.  We meet often with our clients, and help them grow and succeed.

We are a team, and become part of your team.

Spread the Word

Have a friend or family member that needs help? Make the call for them.  And join them if you want to.  That interview is free.  

Free first consultation

Want to meet us first?  The first interview is free and lasts 45 minutes or longer and we address all the questions your want answered.

Media presentation about the team + ethics of the team at Lawson Accounting.


The core of Lawson Accounting is a vision based around a strong, dynamic team.


Since 1966, we have led the effort to build better and stronger businesses + farms.  

We are an authority on taxation, business startups and succession.

  • We have advised 1000's of business start-up.
  • Every year we prepare 100's of business plans and budgets.
  • We strategise and run board meetings.
  • We obsess over their needs.
  • We check and prepare taxation returns for over 1000 business owners.
  • We meet all clients frequently.
  • We returns their calls rapidly.
  • We prepare reports they love to get and read.

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