I use a mid sized accounting firm in Wellington to do my tax returns, one based in Lambton Quay. It's fairly simple, almost everything in Xero, and the tiny amount of information not in Xero is provided in well organised spreadsheets.
The past few years the bill has gone up by 10% per year with minimal changes to what I do, to around $650 plus GST. That's not terrible, but it's not awesome either. It used to be $450 plus GST.
Can anyone recommend an accountant that's suitable for this kind of situation, ideally cheaper than current. Don't mind sole trader, book keeper, etc, and physical location is probably irrelevant too given I never see my current accountant. Even someone who can just advise on how to use Xero well enough that I can do it all myself would be fine, as I think Xero can generate all tax returns.