Phil Thomas

Business Partner

I believe in doing things once and doing it right. I also believe in working smarter and efficiently so there is more time to work on what is important. I have a coaching approach to life and where possible enjoy sharing knowledge to empower and up-skill others.

Phil comes from an extensive commercial background before moving into chartered accounting. Management roles in roles in retail and manufacturing has given him experience in understanding where business make and lose money and how to maximise profits on limited resources. Phil provides his clients with  practical advise and support to improve their business and processes from experience and not a book.

Phil has developed a reputation for providing practical advice to maximise a businesses profit and cashflow. Building close relationships with clients and using plain english I empower clients with knowledge and confidence to make better decisions to help achieve their goals.  

Phil began his career in retail management before moving into the manufacturing sector. He has worked with some of the best known brands in New Zealand. He developed expertise in profit management, utilising resources, developing efficient systems and processes, people management and implementing business systems. After moving into chartered accounting he has developed expertise in tax compliance and business structures, strategy and planning, business valuations and working with a wide variety of business sectors including owner operators to large companies.

Phil operates as a Business Partner in the Christchurch, Selwyn and North Canterbury Regions. He is responsible for supporting his clients to achieve their goals with the support of the RightWay team. Phil is active in the business community spreading the word of RightWay and introducing new clients to the benefits of a modern accountant/advisor.

Phil is married and has an adult family of four. He actively supports his children in their various activities. Phil is active in the community especially in Ellesmere and Canterbury Country junior rugby where he was coached and been involved in administration for a number of years.

"If you want something done, ask a busy person."

    Location

  • Christchurch

    Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy & Business Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Structuring & Compliance
  • Job-based Industries & Cost Accounting
  • Cashflow & Forecasting
  • Agriculture

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