BlueRock Books will open its first international office in Hastings, New Zealand on 15 June, with a view of offering clients a dedicated bookkeeper in New Zealand, while maintaining a dedicated account manager in its Melbourne practice.
BlueRock Books director, Amy Riddell, said the decision to expand to New Zealand stemmed from its desire to keep the price of its bookkeeping services low.
“The rapid growth in our business, following the launch of BlueRock Books in November 2017, meant that we needed to scale our operation quickly, whilst maintaining the highest quality of service to our clients,” said Ms Riddell.
“The team is committed to offering more than just the cheapest, quickest bookkeeping service for our clients, so New Zealand was the perfect fit for us for so many reasons. We’re really excited by the prospects of our new service model.”
According to Ms Riddell, its New Zealand staff will undergo extra training to bring them up to speed to the different tax and GST rates applicable to Australia.
With heightened industry awareness around data security, in light of the introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme earlier this year, Ms Riddell says clients will have full control over what security features are placed on computers because BlueRock Books will own the hardware in New Zealand.
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