Kendons in the Community
Since the beginning, Kendons has been working quietly in the community supporting the many worthy causes that we care about.
Here are just some of the organisations we’re proud to be involved with.
The Laura Fergusson Trust
The Laura Fergusson Trust has, for over 40 years, provided services and facilities to meet the specific needs of people with disabilities.
Pat Sheehan derives enormous satisfaction from preparing accounts, attending trustee meetings and interacting with the people who live at the Laura Fergusson Trust hostel accommodation in Lower Hutt. The hostel provides rehabilitation and accommodation for around 28 residents.
“For more than a decade Pat has guided and advised his fellow trustees on the Board of Laura Fergusson Trust. Pat’s professionalism, his financial and accountancy expertise has been invaluable in securing the strong financial position of the trust.”
– John Kennedy-Good, Chairman Laura Fergusson Trust Wellington Inc
The Life Education Trust
Life Education in New Zealand was founded in 1988. Its philosophy is based on building self esteem in children from a young age. More than 220,000 NZ children are reached annually by the Education message.
Kendons supports the Lower Hutt Life Education Trust by providing secretarial services from paying bills to invoicing and payroll – to providing office storage – right down to cupboard space for ‘Harold’ the giraffe. Steve Graves as a founding trustee is very involved with the day to day running of the trust.
“Kendons’ partners have been unstinting in their support of Steve and the members of the staff assigned to Life Education’s administration and events at considerable internal costs. The professional expertise and presentation of timely financial accounting has always been of the highest standard.”
– Brian K Shearer JP, Founder Chairman (1998-2005) Life Education Trust Hutt Valley, Board Member Life Education Trust (NZ)
The Wellington Sculpture Trust
Wellington Sculpture Trust commissions sculpture for public spaces to enhance the urban environment and to support the creative arts in New Zealand.
Pat Sheehan is passionate about the Wellington Sculpture Trust and has been very actively involved for the past five years. His involvement includes preparing monthly accounts and attending trustee meetings.
“Pat’s pro bono monthly and annual financial statements underpin the confidence of the trustees and our supporters and enable us to get on with our core business.”
– Neil Plimmer, Chairman Wellington Sculpture Trust
What Client’s Say
From reception through to the accountants we could not speak more highly of the Kendons team. They are readily available at all times and most importantly understand our business and work with us for the best outcome.
The Kendons influence was very prominent – they had already been my accountant for 20 years and came up with the name MADINZ – Made And Designed In New Zealand – who said accountants are not creative!
I was introduced to Kendons at a time when I needed real advice on strategy & help & guidance in making intelligent business decisions. I had previously needed to outsource this.
Kendons did the financials but also added the support & hands-on, logical, considered, achievable advice. I felt supported for the first time in a long time.
I feel Kendons take the time to get to understand our business and to understand our people. Therefore, they are head and shoulders above other advisors as they are able to offer tailored advice that adds real value to our business.
Kendons are up there if not at the top. On a scale of 1 to 10 10 been outstanding. Kendons rate 10+. If you want an Accountant who would go to the moon and back with you, then Kendons is your accountant.
My advice is , if you want an accountant that helps you along the way and is not just looking at numbers but explaining in plain english what is important and how to improve business performance, don’t wait, make the change. It can save you a lot of time and money.
It was very easy to change to Kendons. I like their values and modern, partnering approach. This contrasted sharply with previous auditors who did not provide support to implement the necessary changes. The partners are always available and return my calls immediately. We have a friendly relationship and I feel the charging is most reasonable for the work completed.