Nothing major will change for clients except that opportunities will increase as a result of two local accountancy companies coming together, according to new business owner Dennis Curin.
The Point Wells-based accountant and business advisor has taken over Warkworth company Darren Knight Chartered Accountants, following Darren’s decision to move down to Auckland, as his family now have both school and other business ties down there.
The new operation will be known as Dennis Curin & Associates and it is based at the former Darren Knight offices at 51 Morrison Drive in Warkworth.
“I had been looking to expand for some time and, having worked with Darren on many occasions over the past several years, the fit was right,” Dennis says. “He has a great client base and we have a similar approach to assisting clients to streamline their business efficiencies and simplify their accounting approach.”
Darren Knight agrees, saying, “I have worked with Dennis over several years on a number of business projects and thought that he would be an excellent choice to take over my business, because he is a highly-regarded accountant who has also been instrumental in growing local businesses.
“Most importantly, he is very personable, genuine and straightforward to deal with.”
Dennis stresses that no radical changes are being planned.
“Nothing is going to change from Darren’s clients’ perspective, they will still be dealing with the same great staff out of the same premises,” he says. “Darren’s business was solely an accounting practice, and I’m merging my accountancy and consultancy practice with that to give a larger, holistic offering, providing business growth advice and sales consultancy, as well as accountancy and taxation services.”
Dennis and his wife Ines have lived in the area for 11 years, and they’ve seen the region change considerably in that time. However, his vision for his clients has not.
“Our philosophy has always been that small businesses should have somebody to ease the burden of owning a business by simplifying their accounting requirements and by becoming a trusted business advisor.”