We’re passionate about helping Kiwi accounting firms to thrive through the changes and challenges facing the industry. That’s why we’re on a mission to become New Zealand’s pre-eminent trusted provider of top-quality, reliable outsourced accounting services. We take care of the bread and butter work to help you get back to what’s important: growing both your clients’ business and your own.
Our New Zealand team, based in Auckland, is in daily contact with our Mohali offices and senior accountants regularly travel to India to conduct training. We are led by Greg Rathbun, a respected chartered accountant with 30+ years’ experience.
Our team in India is based in Mohali Northern India, and is managed by our senior accountant and customer solutions manager Shiv Kumar.
We have a dedicated resource of qualified accountants at our offices. In many ways our offshore operation in Mohali runs like a New Zealand CA firm, with junior, intermediate and senior staff.
Mohali has many international sporting venues consisting of a magnificent cricket stadium, hockey stadium, golf course and the newly built Mohali International Airport. All our team are cricket mad and we are really grateful that cricket matches happen in the evenings or we would never get any work done in the office!
Staff turnover is low because working and living conditions are excellent there are valuable career advancement opportunities and we pay above award wages. Mohali is considered one of the best places to live in Punjab and is developing rapidly as the IT Hub for the state.
Greg helped establish Connect Outsourcing in 2007 when he was a director in a mid-sized chartered accounting practice. Now Greg devotes much of his time sharing his knowledge on outsourcing to Connect clients. He believes whilst the chartered accounting industry is in massive change this can deliver better outcomes both for CA’s and their clients.
Barry never thought accounting should be boring, and devoted the years he was in practise making accounts easier to understand for clients, and helping them improve their businesses. His passion to help clients operate their business more efficiently and profitably is what drives him to help you.
With a work history as a CA, CPA, CFO and business owner, Barry loves meeting people passionate about their business and can often be found enjoying a craft beer with friends, clients & business owners in his spare time. Formerly a keen trail runner, the aging process has slowed that down a bit to trekking and the odd jog, but Barry has taken up mountain biking and started doing the national cycle trails, which he is enjoying immensely. His favourite activity is thrashing his 800hp twin turbocharged V8 Holden around a track or on closed road Targa events. His love for performance cars, speed and power has something in common with Barry’s idea of ultimate success.
Shiv is a qualified accountant with a Masters degree in accounting from Chandigarh University. He has worked in the accounting and auditing fields for over 21 years, with the last 8 at Connect. Shiv is dedicated to helping our clients with all their resourcing and compliance needs. He loves to work closely with you to understand your business processes and then present advice and strategies to meet your goals.
Shiv is originally from the beautiful Himalayas, and now lives in Chandigarh with his two young children. His passions are playing cricket, watching movies, and listening to music.
"Our firm have been outsourcing for 8 years and enjoyed a competitive advantage over our peers. the connect team are a seamless extension of our in-house team and always great to deal with."