Abacus Administration Limited is a company formed by the Directors of Diprose Miller Limited to assist our clients with the day to day running of their business in terms of HR, Payroll & ACC as well as the administration of their Trusts and Companies. This initiative has been prompted by the increasing complexity and risk of administering all of these services. This type of work is demanding more and more of our time with much of the work taking place "behind the scenes".
We are able to provide a full range of professional HR services from advice on employment issues to the preparation of Employment Agreements. We have a relationship with EMA which enables us to make referrals for complex employment issues. We can also provide Contract for Service which include 50/50 Sharemilking, Variable Order, Contract Milking, Deed of Rural Lease & Grazing Agreements.
We offer a comprehensive range of Payroll services. This includes the preparation of wages with the use up to date payroll software which enables time and leave records to be accurately recorded, preparation of PAYE, IR filing to the IRD and liaising with Government Departments: ACC for employee claims, Work & Income, and Ministry of Justice in relation to payroll.
The ACC administration services we offer include reviewing and checking invoices, processing CoverPlus Extra applications, liaising with CoverPlus Extra Underwriters during 3 yearly reviews, liaising with ACC in relation to invoices and reassessments.
We undertake RWT (Resident Withholding Tax) administration for our clients which includes filing of returns and the preparation of annual reconciliations.
Abacus Administration periodically run topical seminars for our clients on Employment and ACC.
Due to the abolition of Gift Duty it is no longer necessary to have a gifting programme, however depending on your personal situation this may still be necessary. We can oversee any annual gifting programme by preparing the necessary documentation each year as well as any one off gifting you require.
We prepare Annual Trust Resolutions in conjunction with your Annual Financial Statements as well as any other resolutions necessary to ensure that decisions made by the Trustees are appropriately recorded.
We offer a range of Deeds including Deeds of Retirement of Trustee and Appointment of New Trustee, Appointment and Removal of Beneficiaries and Deeds of Acknowledgement of Debt.
We offer our services as a Professional Trustee for many of our clients. This is undertaken by one of our 8 Professional Trustee Companies or by one of our Directors personally. We take this role very seriously and consider it a fundamental responsibility to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries. Kelly Diprose is on the board of the New Zealand Trust Association.
Abacus Administration can also prepare basic Deeds of Lease of Land and/or Livestock together with Agreements for Sale & Purchase of Shares, Livestock and/or Assets.
Abacus Administration are able to create new companies for our clients by preparing all the necessary documentation and liaising with the Companies Office as well as applying for an IRD Number, registering for GST and registering as a new Employer if required. We can also bring your existing company to an end by preparing all the necessary documentation to wind the company up as well as liaising with the Companies Office and the IRD.
If you want to change the name of your existing company or issue new shares (or reduce the number of shares) we can undertake this on your behalf by preparing all the necessary documentation and liaising with the Companies Office.
Abacus Administration can attend to any changes of Directors and Shareholders as needed including appointing and removing Directors and making changes as to how shares are held.
Every year a limited liability company is required by the Companies Act 1993 to file a Company Annual Return with the Companies Office regardless of whether it is trading or not. We provide this service to ensure company administration compliance so that the filing is not missed, as failure to file risks the company being removed from the register.
Abacus Administration prepare Annual Company Resolutions in conjunction with your Annual Financial Statements as well as any other resolutions necessary to ensure that decisions made by the company are appropriately recorded especially when the company is contemplating a "major transaction".
BBus (Agrib & Fin), CA
Ed is a chartered accountant who has developed his expertise with roles at KPMG and Virbac/Stockguard before joining the Diprose Miller team in 2015. A solid background in auditing has provided Ed with risk identification and process improvement skills. At Diprose Miller, he combines these with good budgeting and forecasting to help his clients identify opportunities for business growth and to limit exposure to shocks in their market. Ed also has a keen interest in technology and uses it for the benefit of his clients’ business. Ed is married to Hayley and together they have a young daughter. Outside of the office, Ed enjoys anything sport-related and when spare time allows can often be found on the golf course.
Kelly started with Candy Tappin prior to 1970 and after recently selling his interest in Diprose Miller Limited he continues to act as a “consultant” to a significant client base.
Born and raised on a dairy farm in Matamata, Kelly has had a lifetime involvement with the agriculture sector. He was closely involved in the formation and building of NZ Dairies Ltd, and has acted as both chairman and director. He is a director of the North Otago Irrigation Company, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management and a Fellow of the New Zealand Trustees Association.
Born and raised on a Hawkes Bay vineyard, Anthony attended Massey University in the 1980’s. Initially acquiring a degree in Industrial Technology, Anthony moved into the Chartered Accounting profession in 1988 when he joined Candy Diprose & Partners. He is now a full member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand.
Anthony and his family settled in Te Aroha in 1990, where he enjoys motorcycling, keeping fit, playing his guitar and relaxing with his family. Anthony is also involved with a number of local community groups and has even been sighted on stage with the local amateur dramatic society.
BBA(Fin), MBA, PGDipPFinPlan, PGCert(MgtSt), CA
Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant (CA) who joined Diprose Miller in October 2011 and became a Director in April 2015. Beginning his professional career in the banking and finance sector with Westpac, Jeremy worked in a variety of roles including credit and relationship management. This experience provided Jeremy with an excellent platform to transition into the accountancy industry.
Jeremy has a diverse set of skills that allows him to work with a number of innovative and technology-driven products. Using these allows Jeremy to provide important assessments of client’s businesses, utilising technology as a means to simplify processes.
Jeremy lives on a 20 acre property located between Matamata and Tirau. His interests include a passion for cricket, league, rugby and overseas travel with his partner Christine.
After attending Te Aroha College, Darren completed a degree in Applied Science (majoring in Rural Valuation) at Massey University in Palmerston North. This provided him with an excellent understanding of finance and management issues in the rural sector.
Darren joined Diprose Miller in 1998 before heading off on a four-year “OE”. He rejoined Diprose Miller in 2002 and purchased an interest in the practice in 2011.
Darren, who currently serves as the chairman of the Te Aroha Business Association, is married to Megan, and together they have four young children. He enjoys watching a variety of sports, when time allows, and still plays competitive squash for the Te Aroha Club.
One of only a handful of female Chartered Accountants servicing the rural sector, Jeanette grew up on her parents’ dairy farm near Te Aroha. She joined Diprose Miller Ltd in 2006 and became a director in 2008.
Jeanette has over 20 years’ experience working in accounting and taxation. She also has background experience in farming and operates a business outside of Chartered Accountancy.
In her spare time, Jeanette enjoys spending time at the beach – fishing, diving or just reading a good book. She is a supporter of the Chiefs and the Waikato-BOP Magic. An avid traveller, she has explored many exciting destinations around the world.
Born in Auckland and raised in Te Aroha, Keith attended Te Aroha Primary School and Te Aroha College. He gained his accounting qualification at the Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC).
Keith joined Candy Tappin & Diprose in 1976, becoming a partner in 1978. He has extensive knowledge of farm and business accounting along with Estate and Trust Planning. Keith is about to be recognised by the
Accountants Society with an award for 40 years as a member.
Married to Rita, a Te Aroha girl, they have three adult sons and eight grandchildren. A member of the College Old Boys Rugby Club, Keith has an interest in most sports, especially rugby, rugby league and cricket. He’s also not averse to watching the odd horse race! Keith also enjoys reading, gardening a bit of tramping, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting endeavours.
Tony is a Chartered Accountant and has been a director of Diprose Miller Limited in Morrinsville since April 2013. Prior to this, Tony ran his own chartered accountancy business, Tony Brown & Associates. His aim is to help clients who have drive and passion excel within their business.
Tony has a varied client base with a special interest in Bloodstock Ventures. He has experience in dairy farming after milking his own herd for several seasons, and also has a small farmlet where he runs both livestock and bloodstock.
Tony is a Director of the Waikato Racing Club and a member of the Institute of Directors.
BCom(VFM), DipAcc, DipFMgt, DipAgric, PGCert(Gov), CA
Nigel is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a director of Diprose Miller Limited in Morrinsville. Originally from a farming background in southern Southland, Nigel has tertiary qualifications at Lincoln, Massey and Waikato universities with his professional career including 10 years’ banking experience starting with the Rural Bank in Palmerston North followed by experience in Gisborne, Otago, and Waikato and including 2 years in the UK.
Nigel has been based in Morrinsville since 2000 and is heavily involved in the dairy industry and the local community, currently holding positions including Chairman of the Morrinsville Chamber of Commerce (MCC) and Director of Maheno Farms Limited. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, was a finalist for the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) Outstanding New Member of the Year in 2010 and a member of Waikato University’s Golden Key Honours society (2013).
Nigel is married to Ange and together they have three teenage sons. A keen sportsman, he has been managing rugby and cricket at St John’s College in Hamilton over the years and more recently involved at governance level as a member of the school’s board of trustees.