Fantail Finances

ACCOUNTING FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

ABOUT US

We're an Auckland based tax agency and production accounting firm dealing with all things financial for the creative industries - film, television, commercial, music, art. Our production team offer full service project accounting from budget preparation through to job wrap and our tax team look after greater financial management and compliance including GST, provisional tax and year end filing. 

 

Each one of our team is highly qualified and has great tech skills – we’re Xero certified and we have extensive up-to-date knowledge of a range of other industry budgeting and financial software. We work quickly and accurately, have great time management and above all we are honest, discreet and trustworthy.

In addition, we’re up to date with compliance requirements for the various funding bodies as well as NZSPG, so we can be trusted to ensure that all audits are passed with flying colours.

TEAM

Alecia McCulloch has 13 years experience in accounting and finance with 11 of those years working within the creative industries. In addition to general business accounting and production accounting, she specialises in business and financial strategy and operations, as well as forensic accounting. Alecia is a tax agent and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Auckland, where she graduated Beta Gamma Sigma in 2012.

Jules McAuley is our senior production accountant and has many years of financial experience in the film, television and music industries. She is currently working on the Netflix Production Cowboy Bebop and her other recent production credits include My Kitchen Rules NZ (Seven Network AUS), Wanted 2 (Matchbox Productions) and Rhys Darby Japan to name just a few. 

Heidi Salter has almost 22 years’ experience working in the film, television and music industries. She started out in the area of Production Managing and Line Producing before progressing into Production Accounting so is aware and sensitive to production needs. Heidi now lends her super-human efficiency and eye for detail to oversee the monthly compliance requirements for our growing list of clients.

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Kerry Coldicutt has many years of accounting experience, with 10 of those years working in the entertainment industry in NZ & Australia. She is passionate about helping people in the creative industry to feel at ease with their accounting needs and brings her considerable energy and experience to provide a full range of services for our clients.

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Tracy Harvey has had many years of experience in Chartered Accounting firms, a graphic design company and managing her own small business. She is a tax agent with a Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in Accountancy. Tracy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as our senior tax accountant and cares deeply about achieving the best outcomes for our clients.

 

SERVICES

Financial process design & implementation

Change your world. We'll make your financial processes as efficient and effective as possible from job quote to job wrap.

Production Accounting

We'll look after all the financial requirements on your project with a super fast turnaround, ensuring accuracy and compliance. 

General Business Bookkeeping

We can provide as little or as much support as needed to help you manage your overheads, keep up to date with accurate IRD requirements and periodic reporting to help with business visibility and planning. 

"Emergency" Services

Got yourself into a pickle? We specialise in sorting out financial tangles to give you some answers and get you back on the right track in no time. We're particularly adept at setting up efficient financial processes and reinstalling a sense of calm and order to your books.

Audit Preparation

We're experienced with the NZOA and NZSPG auditing processes and willl help you prepare well organised, compliant, easy to follow financials so you won't even know there's an audit happening. 

Tax Accounting 

Wrap everything up with a stress free set of year end financials. We work with our clients throughout the year (not just at the end) to offer specific tax management recommendations dependent on their individual circumstances. No nasty surprises!

 

WORK

Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop

Netflix Series - US

Rhys Darby Japan
Rhys Darby Japan

TV Series - NZ

NZ Hip Hop Stand Up
NZ Hip Hop Stand Up

Web Series for RNZ - NZ The Down Low Concept

Tales of Nai Nai
Tales of Nai Nai

TV Series for Hei Hei - NZ Mini Monster Productions

Mukpuddy
Mukpuddy

General business and production accounts

The Worst Sitcom Ever Made
The Worst Sitcom Ever Made

Podcast for RNZ - NZ The Down Low Concept

The Kindness Institute
The Kindness Institute

Charity

Thick as Thieves
Thick as Thieves

General Business Accounts

Racing
Racing

Band - NZ

Mint Voices
Mint Voices

General Business Bookkeeping

Wanted 2
Wanted 2

TV Series - Australia Matchbox Pictures

My Kitchen Rules
My Kitchen Rules

TV Series - NZ Seven Productions NZ

The Real Housewives of Auckland
The Real Housewives of Auckland

TV Series - NZ Matchbox Pictures

Best Bits
Best Bits

TV Series - NZ & Australia thedownlowconcept

The Critic & the Pig
The Critic & the Pig

Web Series thedownlowconcept

7 Days Live
7 Days Live

Live nationwide tour 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Coverband
Coverband

TV Series thedownlowconcept

NZTA 'Stoners'
NZTA 'Stoners'

TVC Ruskin Film

ASB 'Jersey'
ASB 'Jersey'

TVC Sunday Punch

Backchat Media
Backchat Media

General Business Accounts

HRV 'Total Home Solutions'
HRV 'Total Home Solutions'

TVC Sunday Punch

Samsung 'Gladiator'
Samsung 'Gladiator'

TVC Ruskin Film

Jim Beam 'Make History'
Jim Beam 'Make History'

TVC Ruskin Film

thedownlowconcept
thedownlowconcept

General business accounts

L&P 'Live' Series
L&P 'Live' Series

Sunday Punch

Sky 'Come with Us'
Sky 'Come with Us'

TVC Ruskin Film

Ruskin Film
Ruskin Film

General business accounts

The Nations
The Nations

Web Series thedownlowconcept

Contact 'Sofa Sagas'
Contact 'Sofa Sagas'

TVC Series Sunday Punch

Sunday Punch
Sunday Punch

General business accounts

Globug 'Glowie'
Globug 'Glowie'

TVC Sunday Punch

HPA 'Cool Dads'
HPA 'Cool Dads'

TVC Sunday Punch

Hounds
Hounds

TV Series thedownlowconcept

State 'Break my Stride'
State 'Break my Stride'

TVC Ruskin Film

Air NZ 'Koru Lounge'
Air NZ 'Koru Lounge'

TVC thedownlowconcept

 
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CONTACT

Alecia McCulloch, Director

T: +64 21 718 807

E: alecia@fantailfinances.co.nz

 

Fantail Finances

PO Box 911522

Victoria Street West

Auckland 1010

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