CompanyOtorohanga Zoological Society
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Otorohanga Zoological Society
Renowned for breeding kiwi birds, the Otorohanga Zoological Society are a non-profit organisation who breed native New Zealand birds for conservation and education purposes.
Established in 1971, they are now coming close to half a century of operation. Based in Otorohanga, they have a dedicated and passionate team of 20 staff.
Time for change
In 2012 the company found trouble with their accounting package - the entire system needed untangling and restructuring. They had been with Payroll since the beginning, but they found it was no longer the best solution. Along their search for help they realised that the problem at hand was an even larger accounting task. Almost everyone said it wouldn’t be possible, until they came across Osbornes CA.
They were the only team of accounting experts that could not only navigate the old system, but also set up a new one that was transparent and enabled involvement of many volunteers by using tools like Xero. They designed a complete custom package that covered front of house all the way to stock taking.
After learning how difficult it was to find a company that would take on their big task at such a level of service, they knew from the start that Osbornes CA would go the extra mile.
Working with Osbornes CA
Joe Russell, Manager at The Kiwihouse, has found that there are few accounting firms that have both a sense of humour and can give expertise when carrying out a job. “The people have tremendous work effort, integrity, and vision.”
“More often than not, I drive past Osbornes at night and the lights are still on. Makes me feel that we have people who really care that are looking after us.”
“A visionary partner that helps us set goals. They’re in the business with us.”