About Holding Fort

With a background in General Management of small business, at Holding Fort we have the experience to offer service that is more than just administrative. By assessing your business we can look at opportunities for you to improve your company and reduce costs. At Holding Fort we wear many hats so you have the benefit of contracting your requirements out to one company instead of having to employee different people for different roles.

Our services include Bookkeeping, AR/AP, Payroll, PAYE, GST and Project Administration. If you need even one of these fields employing someone will end up costing you more than outsourcing the services by the time you factor in Sick Leave, Annual Leave and Kiwisaver not to mention the hassle and cost involved in training someone new when the employee decides to move on. Outsourcing your requirements frees you up to focus on driving your business forward and Holding Fort Limited is here to do just that for you.



We will tailor our services to your requirements be they daily bank reconciliation, weekly data entry or monthly cashflow reporting. Holding Fort has experience in a range of accounting software packages including Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks.

Pricing $45.00/hr+GST


Your invoices and bills will be regularly entered ensuring your accounts are up to date. We will send out monthly statements to your clients and handle creditor collection services should they be required.

Pricing $45.00/hr+GST


We have extensive experience in a variety of applications including Easipay, Netpay and Xero Payroll systems.Handling salaried and casual staff, bonus payments, reimbursements and payroll payment processing will be managed on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly schedule to suit your business.

Pricing $50.00/hr +GST

Virtual Assistant

From organizing your calendar and appointments to replying to emails on your behalf or arranging the quarterly staff party, our VA service can be used regularly each week or ad-hoc as you have additional requirements.

Pricing $45.00/hr +GST


We wave a magic wand and have all those Typing and Data Entry tasks disappear before your eyes. Whether you've scrawled some words down on paper or have a dictaphone we can quickly and accurately type up your documents. Experienced in the full suite of Microsoft Office applications we will reduce your paper, get quotes out faster, format documents and keep your database up to date.

Pricing $35.00/hr +GST


We will process your PAYE and GST returns based on your schedule with Inland Revenue to make sure you aren't subject to any late filing fees. If you are even 1 day late in filing your return and a 1% penalty is charged and this occurs more than once a year you are potentially already paying for our services just in the money that went to the late fee.

Pricing $50.00/hr +GST

Project Administration

When you need someone to keep a project on track and communicate with all parties making sure everything is documented so that there is no confusion then a Project Administrator is what you are looking for. Having used a variety of Project Management platforms including Zoho Projects, Team Work and Basecamp we are at the ready to support your next project be it large or small.

Pricing $65.00/hr+GST


Our prices range from $35.00-$65.00/hr +GST depending on the services you require.

Bookkeeping $45
AR/AP $45
Payroll $50
T-Da $35
VA $45
Project Administration $65

We also offer a pre-paid 20hour package to be used as/when required for $800.00+GST

If you would prefer to have a fixed monthly fee paid via Direct Debit or Automatic Payment then we can discuss your requirements and provide a price.

All accounts are due net 7 days from invoice.


Holding Fort have assisted with the updating and re formatting of previous financial periods and transitioned Merlo Burgess Ltd from MYOB to Xero, Holding Fort have proved to be capable and efficient in assisting with this service transition to Xero Accounting together with the day to day maintenance will ensure our financial data is recorded in a timely and accurate manner. Merlo Burgess & Co Limited
Since using Renée's services at Holding Fort the whole running of my business has become so much easier! Having Renée as my book keeper has freed me up to concentrate on the parts of my business that I enjoy and am good at, and not having to worry about book keeping is such a big load off my mind. Renée is very good at what she does, she is fast, efficient, polite, honest and has initiative. I cannot recommend Renée's services highly enough. Forage+Bloom
I have had the privilege of working with Renée for a number of years, within my Accounting Practice. I refer Renée to my clients who require an Office Administrator, responsible for keeping their records updated on a monthly basis, using the Xero Accounting System. Renée is extremely efficient and very reliable, with an ability to communicate within many different business environments, which ensures satisfied clients, with impeccable accounting records. Janet Richardson, Balancing Act Accountants
Renée helped me setup my business inside Xero in September and has already found ways to save me money. Jayme Wallace, Wally Limited
I can confirm that Renée has been helping me out with some accounting / Xero work for the last couple of years. She does this work from home and I can confirm that she is accurate, diligent, totally professional and trustworthy. Renée has never given me any reason to doubt her work ethics. I am happy to recommend her services to other people as long as they do not want her full time and it means that we lose her!

Karen Grant, Barkley Manor

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