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Findex Invercargill

Address

173 Spey Street
Invercargill 9810 NZ

Phone

03 211 3355

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:30pm

Advisers in this office

Blair Morris

Senior Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Blair is an agribusiness specialist. Since joining the team in 1986, Blair has worked with a large rural client base throughout Southland. He is a former Chair of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants South Branch Committee. Blair has assisted many farming client start-ups and imparted expert advice on business structures, taxation planning, cashflow and budgeting assistance.

Chris Checketts

Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Chris is a Chartered Accountant and Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. With 18 years experience, Chris has extensive knowledge across a range of accounting and business advisory services. Chris is involved in a number of sectors including fishing, exporting, automotive, retail and construction.

Chris O'Connor

Principal

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

With more than 20 years’ experience, Chris helps business owners grow and manage their businesses, from those starting out, right through to succession. He particularly enjoys working alongside clients and being a key part of their decision making. Chris assists clients across a broad range of industries, from construction and property to retail, manufacturing, tourism and personnel services.

Craig Macalister

Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Craig is a Taxation Advisory Partner at Findex in Invercargill. He has unrivalled experience in this role. Craig joined Findex in 2012 as a Tax Principal heading up the Findex South Tax team. In this role Craig provides the firm and it’s client’s with advice on all aspects of GST, income tax and fringe benefit tax. He joined Findex following his role as Tax Director with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. This role primarily involved leading the Institute’s direction and input on tax policy and overseeing the Institute’s Tax Advisory Group.

My Specialties

Tax Advisory

Donna Smith

Senior Client Manager

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Donna has been with the firm since 1996 and over this time has gained extensive knowledge and experience across a broad range of small to medium sized businesses. She utilises our specialist industry experts to assist businesses when the need arises. Donna has a thorough understanding of computer packages and various other software options and can help match the correct system to clients needs.

Erin Criglington

Associate Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Erin, a multiple masters track cycling world champion, draws on her sporting discipline and over 20 years of experience in accountancy to provide committed service and well considered advice to clients. Possessing a broad technical knowledge and using a practical approach Erin works with a wide range of clients. Her specialty areas are small and medium sized business and the primary sector, including agribusiness and fisheries.

Judy Goble

Senior Manager

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Judy has more than 25 years experience in the accounting and audit industry. She works with a variety of clients from small to large businesses as well as Not For Profit organisations. Judy has been with Crowe Horwath for more than 14 years and enjoys working with clients from a wide range of businesses and backgrounds.

Melissa Vining

Human Resources Consultant

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Melissa is an experienced Human Resources Consultant with over 20 years working in management, human resources and as a health and safety specialist. Currently managing Progressive Consulting, Melissa has held key management roles with reputable New Zealand companies which saw her specialise in Human Resources and health and safety

My Specialties

HR Consulting

Michael Lee

Audit Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Michael leads the Crowe Horwath Agribusiness Corporate and Syndicates Group for the South Island, and is a born and bred Southlander. Michael’s client base specialises in agribusiness and he is confident and passionate about the future of farming in New Zealand. He specialises in the dairy and irrigation sectors, supporting his clients predominantly in equity syndication and corporate areas.

My Specialties

External Audit

Murray Acker

Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Murray advises a wide range of rural clients including deer, sheep and beef and dairy farmers as well as agricultural contractors. Murray has years of experience in accounting and business services and has been involved in investigating business proposals, negotiating purchases and restructures, succession planning and general agribusiness advice.

Neil McAra

Managing Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Neil is the Managing Partner of South and Head of Agribusiness, Neil leads over 100 staff with a focus on delivering absolute value and expertise to clients. He has 20 years experience in accounting and advisory services, particularly agriculture, manufacturing, estate & succession planning, corporate finance, business advisory, accounting, fishing, building and construction.

Rod Grant

Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Rod provides a complete range of accounting and advisory services across a broad range of industries including construction and agribusiness. He works with a cross-section of clients, from independent building firms, local franchisees of group-home builders and major commercial construction firms, to mum-and-dad farms and large agribusinesses.

Warick Heads

National Director

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Paying employees is one of the most complicated and important tasks a business carries out. Warick leads a team of 13, with years of experience in the payroll industry. He is passionate about providing an exceptional payroll service where employers can take comfort from the fact that their employees will be paid accurately. Payroll Services provides an outsourcing solution for employers the length and breadth of New Zealand.

Doug Davidson

Associate Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Doug specialises in providing financial advice that helps New Zealanders improve their quality of life and build a better future. He finds the most rewarding part of his role is making a real difference in his clients’ lives through long term partnerships that help clients achieve their long term and lifestyle goals. Doug works with a team of experts to co-ordinate the five key areas of your financial affairs being: financial planning, investment management, insurance, tax and estate planning.

My Specialties

Wealth Management

Zachary Pentecost

Consultant

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Zac uses his outgoing and approachable nature to assist clients with both our human resources and health and safety services. Zac is accredited by both OPRA group and HR Profiling Solutions to conduct psychometric administration and interpretation of various psychometric assessments. Zac has experience in: • Recruitment, including assisting on high end executive roles, • Human resources, including training and documentation, and; • Health and safety management plans and policy. Zac also uses his legal education to assist in researching industry guidance and case law on various issues.

My Specialties

HR Consulting

Rachel Willis

Consultant

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Rachel has over 7 years experience in HR related fields including talent management and recruitment. Rachel can help you with Recruitment, Psychometric testing, career coaching and workshop training. Qualifications: PGDip Psychology, BA Psychology, BSc Microbiology

My Specialties

HR Consulting

Mark Hamilton

Associate Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Mark works with some of New Zealand’s largest high country stations and acutely understands the key profitability drivers in farming. Taking an holistic approach Mark, works with clients to set sound business goals and advance strategies to achieve them. Backing this up, he works closely to monitor progress via robust a reporting framework, based around cloud accounting platforms to allow for high levels of collaboration with clients and their wider farming team.

Larry Mitchell

Associate Partner

Phone

03 211 3355

Biography

Larry is passionate about entrepreneurship and the primary sector. He specialises in providing considered and timely advice to agricultural and fishery businesses. Larry focuses on providing clients with clear and accurate financial reporting and connecting them with the right software. He enjoys using these modern software tools to support the next generation of business owners to start and grow successful enterprises.