Skimming Stones talks about The Accounting Hub
Here at The Accounting Hub we are lucky enough to work with Kelly Hunt and the team from Skimming Stones. Skimming Stones is small video editing and TV content production company based in Auckland. Kelly is a highly experienced television producer, director, editor and a proficient camera operator. He produces corporate, promotional, short film and TV work. Skimming Stones is a one-stop shop for scripting, shooting and editing.
We have enjoyed being part of building Kelly’s business so we sat down to chat about how business is going and here is what Kelly had to say.
When I first came back from overseas, I needed an accountant for my investment property. I ended up with an accountant that was high-end and just too expensive for what was required. If I asked her a question, she would charge like a wounded bull for every minute.
So further down the track when I set up Skimming Stones, I Google searched for a new accountant and came up with a short list of three possible candidates. After phoning each one I decided on The Accounting Hub. I found Andrew easy to talk to and friendly. We spent time discussing my needs and he offered me a good price.
Although I feel like I have tested our professional friendship with the amount of questions I have bombarded them with, Andrew and his team have always been more than helpful. I can approach them with ‘dumb’ questions but not feel like I’m going to be charged through the nose. It’s comforting.
Andrew and the team reply promptly to emails and they’ve helped me to overcome my fear of figures and actually understand end of year financials, GST returns and all the basic stuff. Xero has sped up the accounting process and made things easier for my business.
The Accounting Hub has helped me understand the back end of the business. It’s the most boring part but it’s the stuff you have to know otherwise you go to jail or end up going bust!
Collaborative relationships are important to me. The Accounting Hub is willing to look after fledging clients like me and I feel like we are helping each other build our businesses together.
With stints working overseas in the UK for TV companies, in the Australian music and TV industry, and then back home working for TVNZ, Kelly and his business Skimming Stones is thriving. Thanks for the kind words, we are pleased to be on board behind the scenes helping with this interesting and successful business. Thanks Kelly.