Firm Profile

We are a small firm of Chartered Accountants offering a consistent and high quality service to our clients. We have invested in well educated and experienced team members and in training and practice systems to ensure that our service is consistent and high quality.

We can offer expertise in many areas including statutory compliance, financial and management reporting, budget development and co-ordination, corporate and individual taxation, system design and implementation, cashflow management and forecasting, and development and review of systems of internal control.

We develop a close working relationship with our clients so that they feel at ease with making a call for advice and confidant that the reply will be sound, accurate and practical.

 

Geoff Tyler
B. Com, CA(New Zealand), CPA(Australia)

Geoff qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University in 1972. He became a full member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1978 and a Certified Practising Accountant in Australia in 1983.

His work experience started with Smith & Nephew (NZ) Ltd (manufacturers of Elastoplast, Nivea and Hospital medical packs) and was followed by a period of temporary assignments in the UK. Back in New Zealand he joined a national firm of Chartered Accountants, Hogg Young Cathie and Co, before leaving for further overseas experience in Australia in 1977. He held the position of Group Accountant for Swift & Co Ltd and then Financial Accountant for Masterfoods of Australia Pty Ltd returning to New Zealand in 1986 where he rejoined Hogg Young Cathie & Co. He became a Partner of the firm in 1989 and left in December 1992 to set up his own chartered accounting practice.

A key role for Geoff is to ensure that the practices and systems within the office provide a consistent and high quality service to clients. A service that reflects empathy with our clients, so that we are thinking of the solution to an issue perhaps even before our client realises one exists. It's challenging as the practice has many clients and everyone  in the practice is always busy, but nevertheless it is the service level to which the firm is dedicated. We are also dedicated to being well informed. Training seminars are regular events and 12 months ago we joined a practice advisory service from which we draw much sound theory in the form of practice systems but also many guides, flowcharts, forms, and advisory material that is improving the practice operations and the services we provide to our clients. It particularly helps to ensure that the advice from the practice is consistent and sound. The practice also uses the Banklink software extensively and therefore receives data electronically that is semi processed at the time of the downloading procedure. The practice also readily utilises tax specialists if deemed necessary.

Geoff overviews all of the financial statements, tax returns, GST returns and correspondence that leaves the office. He also reviews every accounting file. He is always available for advice and often acts in an advisory role as clients transition through business sales or acquisitions, or business start-ups, or become involved in re-structuring, all of which give rise to transactions that can have important tax consequences.




Margaret Rolls

Margaret qualified with a BCA (Bachelor of Commerce and Administration ) from Victoria University in Wellington in 1981. She started with Deloittes in their Wellington office in 1980 working in the Audit division. She worked in the London office of Deloittes for the years from 1984 to 1987 and stayed with the same firm when she returned to New Zealand in 1987. Through the years with Deloittes she gained valuable experience in Audit and Computer systems.  Margaret started with the firm in March 2003 as a Senior Accountant. Her present role is that of Manager.

Margaret prepares or manages the accounting function which includes detailed advice, management reporting, end of year statutory reporting, GST preparation and income tax return preparation and tax  planning  for the greater number of clients within the practice. She manages a team consisting of Gertrude Kampanga and Sarah Agi. Putting to good use Margaret's thorough auditing experience she also acts as chief auditor for a number of Audit clients. Her audit experience is invaluable however in all aspects of her work as she brings fine critical attributes to every task, whether it is in the interpretation of less than adequate records that are often supplied, or in the application of particular tax policies to the more interesting activities of clients, or in the thorough advice she imparts to clients whether written or verbal, or in the efficient processing systems she establishes, or in the training or younger and less experiences team members.




Elne van der Merwe

Elne qualified Baccalaureus Commercii (B. Comm) at the University of Potchefstroom in 1992. In 1986 she qualified with an honours degree (Honneurs – Baccalaureus Degree) at the University of South Africa and in 1998 she became registered with the Institute of Commercial and Financial Accountants of South Africa.

She worked for a firm of Chartered Accountants in South Africa for 8 years from 1992. Prior to ceasing her employment she started her own practice in 1998. Elne came with her husband and family to New Zealand in September 2002 and started working as a senior accountant in the firm in December 2002.

Elne prepares or manages all the accounting and taxation work for a large number of clients. She is a very skilled, efficient and competent accountant who can handle the pressure of often very tight deadlines with calm dedicated resolve. She can offer sound advice on efficient systems, computer software and on the many and varied issues covering PAYE, income tax, GST and FBT. She manages the mass of detail that is normal in an accountant's life with precision. Her office is the tidiest.





Tasneem Mukadam

Tasneem is an Associate member of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountant (ICAI, India) qualified in the year 2012. She also qualified with a Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com) from University of Mumbai, India in the year 2011.

She worked with a firm of practicing Chartered Accountants in India for over 6 years. She grew in that firm from being a trainee, to independently handling and reviewing Accounts, Audits and Direct and Indirect Tax returns.

She moved to New Zealand in 2015 after her marriage and started working with us in October 2015 as an Intermediate Accountant. Her role within our firm is of assisting Margaret in the completion of financial accounts and the preparation of Income Tax and GST returns for individuals, partnerships, companies and Trusts. She takes care in her work and is dedicated, and organized. Tasneem is making a very good contribution to our team.


 


















Ninette Correa

Ninette qualified with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Bombay in 1984. She majored in Psychology and Sociology both very appropriate subjects for her role as Practice Manager in the firm. She 'meets and greets' at the front desk and has a wonderful ability to put people at ease. She handles all the activities that whirl about her desk with impressive calmness. An important role for Ninette is that of 'quality controller'. She is the final check before the financial statements, tax returns, GST returns and correspondence leave the office. She maintains good relations with the IRD on behalf of the firm. Her job description is long. There are many small tasks that Ninette completes with precision.



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