Forward Accounting was created in 2005 to simplify the financial side of people’s lives so they could get on with what was really important.

Forward Accounting chooses to specialise in small to medium businesses where significant and meaningful results can be delivered through practical financial information and easy to understand, friendly advice.

Our small team provide a personal service to all clients which ensures we know you, your business and aspirations.  We work in partnership with you to find effective ways to make your business operate more efficiently.

Tania Garbes

I am the Director and Chartered Accountant at Forward Accounting.  I am Xero certified so can help you with all aspects of Xero setup and operation.

I strongly believe that as business owners we should focus on our strengths.  You didn’t go into business to be buried under financial compliance.

Accounting is more than numbers and tax it is about relationships and problem solving.  We are part of your team.

Barbette Douglas

I am the friendly voice and face you have first contact with when contacting Forward Accounting.

I have a wide variety of experience and a wealth of knowledge on many items.  I have a hands-on approach to any client and can provide advice and assistance on payroll, HR, GST, Income tax, company administration and other areas businesses encounter.

I am Xero certified so I can help you with all your Xero requirements.


We’d love to meet you in person and talk about out how we can help. Send us a note, or ring us on 06 878 6186 to arrange a visit.