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.

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.

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!

 
 
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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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