Welcome to Smart Business Centre Motueka

We pride ourselves on the personal, professional service you will receive from us and look forward to working with you and helping you with all your accounting needs.

Talk to John on 03 528 1003
or 027 544 2000

Talk to Sue on 03 528 9211
or 027 231 6024.

Meet the team

John Murphy (director, principal, chartered accountant) –  John has +30 years of experience in most areas of accounting. He began his career with KPMG in Auckland, Christchurch and London.  He also worked at Nelson College as finance manager for 11 years, gaining experience in management accounting, employment relationships and project management. In 2004 he established his own accountancy practice in Motueka. John has lectured at NMIT and tutored at Canterbury and Lincoln universities in their accounting degree courses. Since moving to the Nelson region in 1992, John and his wife have enjoyed the Nelson lifestyle on their 25 acre block in Appleby. [email protected]

Sue Nisbett (director, principal, chartered accountant) – Sue came to Motueka in 1992 after a number of years in Hokitika working in a Chartered Accountants practice and ever since then has travelled monthly to the coast visiting clients. This however doesn’t make Sue a West Coaster, as she only lived there for 12 years after being born in Hawkes Bay and attending University in Wellington. As well as clients on the West Coast, Sue also has clients to visit all over the top of the South Island, and finds seeing clients outside the office beneficial to both client and accountant. Sue works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 8.30am to 5pm with Wednesdays off. [email protected]

Alison Blanchett (director, principal, chartered accountant) – Alison is a director and principal with +20 years experience in the accounting industry, and principal of the  Smart Business Centre Nelson.  Alison provides exceptional service to clients on a wide range of business and taxation issues. [email protected]

Tony Fleming (chartered accountant) – Tony came to Nelson in 2000 after 16 years in a practice in the North Island. In 2007 he joined forces with Sue Nisbett and Peter Taylor (now retired) and formed Nisbett Fleming.
Being born and bred in the South Island on a farm, and spending time in the North Island in a small rural town, he has a special interest in farm accounting.  Having spent all his working life (apart from 3 years in the Motel industry) in chartered accountancy he has a wealth of knowledge, is very approachable and prides himself in being able to relate to everyday business people. Outside of work he plays golf, skis, enjoys the outdoors and is a passionate rugby fan.




Our services

Business services

  • Accounting and bookkeeping (payroll, invoicing, debtor ledger management).
  • Budgeting and cash flow forecasts.
  • Business formations (companies, trusts).
  • Property investment (accounting, funding advice, investment analysis, ownership structures).

Specialist services

  • Smart software solutions (Smart Tools).
  • Xero training and APPS.
  • Succession planning to maximise the value of your business on sale.
  • Business valuations.
  • Retirement and estate planning.
  • Trust formation and administration.

Tax and Assurance

  • Tax planning and minimisation.
  • Audit/Assurance.

As members of the Smart Business Centre Group we can draw upon a wide range of specialist skills and services (from debt collection through to specialist tax matters).


End of year forms 

Authority to act for you >>>

Business questionnaire >>>

Mixed use assets >>>

Home office use calculation >>>

Rental questionnaire >>>

Personal questionnaire >>>

Creditors schedule >>>

Debtors schedule >>>

Residential property FAQ >>>

Livestock questionnaire Cattle >>>

Livestock questionnaire Sheep >>>

Livestock questionnaire Deer >>>

New clients

New Client form >>>

We pride themselves in providing a personal service to clients. We get to know you personally and understand your business needs so we can target services that will assist you to achieve your goals.

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Find Us

Offices at: 23 Wallace Street Motueka and 222 High Street, Motueka.
PO Box 54, Motueka 7143
P: 03 528 9211
F: 03 528 1004
M: 027 544 2000 (John)  or 027 231 6024 (Sue)
E: [email protected] or [email protected]

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