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Findex Wellington

Office Address

Findex House, Level 1, 57 Willis Street
Wellington 6011 NZ

Phone

04 471 0006

Hours

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

Advisers in this office

Russell Holmes

Principal

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Russell has been involved in all aspects of the business advisory field since 1985 with several years experience at Coopers & Lybrand before joining Crowe Horwath in 1992. He has a vast cross section of skills and works extensively with a clients to provide commercial and practical advice. Russell has a specific passion for the motor vehicle industry, also specialising in financial analysis, business start-ups, business acquistions and management accounting.

Ira Wilkinson

Associate Partner

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Ira has approximately 20 years’ experience providing accounting and business advisory services to a diverse range of industries. She is particularly passionate about Maori business, manufacturing, IT and risk management. Ira enjoys working closely with key stakeholders within organisations, to ensure that they make informed decisions for the short and long-term. Over the years, Ira has used a variety of accounting packages including: MYOB, Banklink, SAP, Xero and many others. Her experience is such that she can advise organisations on which software will best suit their specific business needs. She is also a Trustee of the Anglican Insurance Board, Trustee and Deputy Chair for St Stephens and Queen Victoria Trust Board, and a Financial Advisor to Te Mihana Maori o Tamaki Makaurau and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Mike Brunner

Partner

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Mike has over 20 years experience specialising in tax advisory and consulting. He has particular expertise in entity and project structuring, disputes processes, GST and indirect taxes. Mike leads our Wellington office tax group and is our New Zealand representative on the Crowe Horwath international indirect taxes group. Outside of work Mike enjoys family, golf, coaching kids and supporting start-up businesses.

My Specialties

Tax Advisory

Sharon Greenhalgh

Associate Partner

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Sharon has gathered broad experience and exposure in the accounting industry having worked in both public practice and commercial environments over the last 20 years. This has allowed her to accumulate a comprehensive range of technical competencies and develop a strong foundation of prudent financial management. Sharon is genuinely passionate about providing financial insight and thrives in engaging with multiple stakeholders to achieve timely and accurate results that enable businesses to make informed decisions.

Mehreen Kelly

Senior Manager

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Mehreen has over 10 years of experience in providing Assurances services, both in New Zealand and United States. Mehreen is fully conversant on the statutory and financial reporting requirements within New Zealand and the United States. Mehreen has managed clients in various industries both in the for-profit and not for profit sector. Before joining Crowe Horwath in 2017, Mehreen was an Assistant Controller of a mid-size Oil and Gas company in Houston, Texas.

My Specialties

External Audit

Chris Welch

Adviser

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Chris joined Findex in 2018, and has operated in the financial services industry, both locally and internationally, for the past six years. Chris specialises in assisting individuals, businesses and investors with all residential lending requirements. Chris has strong relationships with a wide range of lending providers. This network enables Chris to proactively source the best deal possible for his clients. Whether you’re a first home buyer or seasoned investor, looking to build, consolidate debt or simply refinance, Chris can assist with finding, securing and managing the loan that’s tailored to you. As a Financial Adviser, Chris prides himself on putting his clients’ best interests first. Borrowing money is a big and, at times, stressful decision. Chris understands the importance of working closely with you, communicating clearly and ensuring you make an informed decision.

My Specialties

Lending and Finance

Helen Malanchak

Partner

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Joining Findex in 2000, Helen has over 30 years experience in the commercial sector and public practice. In the last 8 years Helen has been involved with small-to-medium sized businesses and not for profit organisations providing total accounting and tax solutions for people in business. She has specialist experience in health and pharmacy as well as hospitality and the trades.

Les Foy

Senior Partner

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Before joining Crowe Horwath Wellington in 2000, Les developed his own management consultancy practice. Prior to this, Les gained substantial financial management, external audit and internal audit experience as a partner in KPMG and Arthur Andersen. He has extensive audit and advisory experience both in New Zealand and overseas.

My Specialties

External Audit

Rochelle Roddick

Partner

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Rochelle has been a tax advisor for over 25 years, beginning her career with one of the Big Four before living in Amsterdam. During her time in Europe she was the European Tax Manager for a NASDAQ-listed technology company. Rochelle provided tax advice across the group’s European entities and to the parent company based in Silicon Valley, California. Rochelle’s areas of expertise are international tax, GST, not-for-profits, pensions and inheritances.

My Specialties

Tax Advisory

Andrea Lai

Senior Manager

Phone

04 471 0006

Biography

Andrea joined Findex in 2014 as a taxation specialist with Big Four experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Andrea has advised and assisted a broad range of clients from multinationals to clients with rental properties and portfolios. She has a particular interest in complex areas of tax (e.g. financial arrangements) and enjoys debating the interpretation of legislation. Her specialist areas are foreign investment funds, portfolio investments, research and development tax claims, accounting for tax under IFRS, advising on tax residency and assisting clients to correct historical tax positions.

My Specialties

Tax Advisory