Our Ethos

Filer Knapper LLP, Christchurch Accountants


We believe in solving problems before they exist

We know that the sooner you spot a problem, the easier it is to deal with.

So we plan ahead. We act before you realise there is a problem, before it even exists.

We’ll make suggestions if we see a better way of doing things. Even if that means talking ourselves out of a job. We want to save you time and money.

We ‘re proactive in everything we do. We don’t wait until the end of the year to do your accounts. We’ll come to you if it is easier. And we’ll get in touch straight away if something needs your attention.


You set the destination, we’ll help you arrive on time.

Your accounting is a means to an end. We get it. And we agree. So we’re always looking ahead to what you want to achieve.

Plan to retire, or want to be the next big name in tech? Whatever your ambitions, we want to help you along the way.

We have long relationships with our clients, so we see the complete picture. We think the more we understand each other, the easier it is to work together. We’ll work around you, tailoring support to what you need, when you need it.

Fresh Thinking

A seed today, a harvest tomorrow

You want to succeed and we want you to aswell! Whether that is through careful planned business growth, or detailed tax planning. Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to discover something new. We won’t just save you time and money right now, we’ll always consider the long term too.

And we love technology! We love anything that saves us and you time because it means we can focus on the things that really matter. There’s a whole new generation of efficient financial tools out there and we’re real people with decades of experience to make the most of these tools. We’re well aware of what technology can achieve, but we also know when the good old personal touch is better.