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Lays: Your Rural Accounting and Advisory Experts

When you entrust your farming operation to an accountant or business advisor, you’re not just looking for someone to crunch numbers, you need a partner who understands farming inside and out.

We bring not only financial expertise but also a profound knowledge of the agricultural industry to the table. We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of rural finance, compliance, and growth, ensuring your farming business thrives.

We value the importance of agriculture in New Zealand. This is not just a statement for us, it’s a core value that drives our passion for supporting the backbone of our nation – the farmers and rural businesses. Our team comprises individuals who have either grown up in rural communities or have chosen to make these communities their home. This unique perspective gives us an innate understanding and a deep empathy for the challenges and opportunities that the rural sector faces.

Knowing Your Farm Business

Farm accounting here in New Zealand involves specific business, financial and taxation complexities, demanding a specialist understanding of the industry. At Lays, we are committed to staying at the forefront of developments in the farming and accounting sectors, meaning we can offer you the most current and precise advice available.

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Farm Business Compliance and Advisory

At Lays we’re dedicated to the success of your agriculture or farm business, and we offer a range of advisory services tailored to exactly what you need. From optimising tax positions, securing finance and implementing business structures to preparing financial statements, managing returns and providing representation during IRD audits and disputes, we have all your financial needs covered.

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Succession Planning

Thinking about a future succession plan for your farm? Early planning is the key to success. Lays specialise in facilitating discussions and providing expert advice on succession planning, using our extensive experience and proven track record of helping families smoothly transition their farming business. We understand each unique business requires careful planning, guidance and communication.

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Farm Accounting

Choosing the right accountant is a critical decision for any farming venture. It’s about finding a partner who shares your passion for agriculture, speaks your language, and is committed to your success. At Lays, we are that partner, and we’re dedicated to empowering your business with expert guidance on tax planning, expense tracking and long-term financial strategies specific to farming operations.

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