Being someone who you can speak to, who understands your needs and speaks to you in plain English is what makes David Harlock different from other Accountants.

Gulf Accounting & Taxation Limited provides a professional accounting, bookkeeping and taxation service. With 9 years experience as a Tax Investigator with Inland Revenue David Harlock knows where the pitfalls are.

Located in Army Bay, Whangaparaoa, Auckland we cover the world - Queenstown to Kerikeri to Surrey, England to Houston, Texas and Helensville to Sydney, Australia.

With email, fax and the telephone, location is no longer a consideration. We can offer Flexible appointment times after hours.

We pride ourselves in being different from other accountants. We can relay answers and the meaning of financial information in plain English so that even the number illiterate can understand them.

We can provide specialist advice on tax investigations, one off enquiries, GST returns checks, rental properties and all other help with tax issues.



I definitely recommend David to everyone out there who is looking for a highly efficient service and sound accounting advise... and he doesn't charge like a wounded bull. [...]
Jean Payne
I found Dave at Gulf Accounting to be amazing. He sorted out my huge problems with IRD who said I owed a fortune.  [...]
Carla Banks Make-Up Artist
110% recommendation using David. Referred him to various other people and all agree his service is tops and rates are more than affordable. [...]
Neville Modlin
Full of energy and character Dave is an astute businessman with an acute sense of loyalty and integrity. [...]
Sandi Rayner - Helensville Riding School





About us:

David HarlockDavid HarlockGulf Accounting & Taxation was formed by David Harlock in 2006 and is based in Army Bay, Whangaparaoa. The company's aim is to provide an affordable, efficient, and easily understandable taxation and accountancy service.

Gulf Accounting is a registered tax agent with Inland Revenue and Accident Compensation Corporation.

In early 2006 David ceased working as an Investigator for Inland Revenue after 9 years. During that time David conducted many tax investigations - mainly on taxpayers who evaded the assessment and payment of tax. Working with Inland Revenue provided a thorough understanding of the Inland Revenue's systems, procedures and an invaluable insight to the way the various tax laws are administered.

From discussions with many clients who have changed from their previous accountant to Gulf Accounting, it was common to hear that these clients were treated more as a mere number than a person. Some clients were aggrieved at receiving invoices for 5 minute phone calls and others said that they never saw the same accountant each year. This does not happen at Gulf Accounting.

At Gulf Accounting, David manages your accounts, deals with your queries and processes and prepares all returns and Financial Statements. This way, you can be confident that your business is fully understood and you know who to talk to, every time.

Gulf Accounting understands that meeting your accountant during the day can be inconvenient due to the loss of income for those few hours, travel constraints and the fear of leaving employees to their own devices ! Appointments after hours and in exceptional circumstances weekends, can be arranged.

95% of clients have been referred to Gulf Accounting by other clients, their friends and friends of friends. Referrals are a great indication of client satisfaction and also mean that advertising budgets do not have to be passed on. The saying "It’s who you know, not what you know" is a common theme at Gulf Accounting with many clients being also referred to each other.