Meet the Team

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.  We offer more than tax compliance we are here to help you move your business ahead and gain financial, time and mind freedom.

We are all Xero certified so we can help you with all aspects of Xero setup and operation.

    Tania Garbes

Director & Chartered Accountant

Hi, I am Tania and I formed Forward Accounting NZ back in 2005.  Initially it was to provide me with flexibility and freedom to work around my children and as they grew so did the business.

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. Your business should serve you so that you can earn the income you deserve, have the lifestyle of your dreams, be able to take holidays and spend time with the people you love.

Accounting is more than numbers and tax it is about relationships and problem-solving.  I am passionate about helping you succeed in business.  As a  business owner I know the struggles and can help you navigate them and help you get to where you want to be.

I am now based in Picton, so if I am not in the office I am probably out walking the tracks, out riding my bike or out on the water.

We are part of your team.


Barbette Douglas

Barbette has a wide variety of experience and a wealth of knowledge on many items.

Barbette has 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.  Barbette is always ready to help you out with your problems.

Barbette is based in Hawkes Bay and the local contact point for all Hawkes Bay clients.


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We’d love to meet you and talk about out how we can help. Send us a note, or ring us on 027 338 4228 to arrange an appointment.