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    +64 3 222 6066

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    156-158 Stafford Street, Timaru Central, Timaru, New Zealand

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Sidekick - Accountants & Business Advisors

At your service. Sidekick has a completely fresh approach to accounting and business advice. There whenever you need him, and makes running your business a pleasure, not a chore. We specialise in packages designed for Contractors, Start-ups and SMEs – flexible to suit your requirements.

We’ve always been a forwards-looking company, helping customers see where they’re going rather than giving them a backwards-looking summary of where they’ve already been. Our clients love that we speak their language and make an effort to really ‘get’ what their business is about.

We’re technology-minded, recommending new software and services that make business easier. Sidekick are Xero Accountants and are leading the revolution in cloud computing for accounting – we were the world’s first Platinum Partner of Xero accounting software and Xero’s NZ Partner of the Year award twice – for 2010 and 2011…but who’s counting.

Director James Swaney is your first point of contact at Sidekick Timaru, servicing clients in both South and Mid Canterbury A fully qualified Chartered Accountant, having studied at Lincoln University to gain a BCom majoring in Accounting, Finance and Information Technology, James looks at the big picture, setting goals and helping clients plan to achieve those goals.

At Sidekick, we’re a friendly bunch of Xero experts, committed to offering a proactive, interactive and understandable accounting service to business owners. We understand small businesses and we understand Xero. Choosing the best package for the job can be a tricky business, so we’ve made a helpful comparison table to help you decide. Sidekick Accounting Packages

Sidekick is an approved NZTE Regional Business Partner provider, meaning you may be eligible to receive co-funding towards the cost of their business advisory services. Please enquire with James Swaney or South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce.

At the end of the day what we do is pretty simple – you tell us your business goals, and we help you get there. Sidekick is at your side with the advice you need, when and where you need it.