03 789 7389 info@bullerca.co.nz

new team

Gareth Allen

Gareth Allen

Director - BBS, CA

Gareth has been a Director of the firm since 2001. Gareth and his wife Heidi purchased the FT Dooley firm from Frank Dooley in 2021. In June 2024 Gareth and Heidi also purchased Campbell & Associates, with the firms now amalgamated and operating from two premises as Buller Chartered Accountants Limited.

With more than 25 years’ experience in providing accounting, audit and taxation advice to businesses, Gareth has a wealth of specialist knowledge and insight. From ensuring you start out in business fully informed of your regulatory requirements to safeguarding your interests when considering your exit from business. Gareth’s attention to detail can provide you peace of mind that your business affairs are under control.

Gareth holds Director and Trustee roles outside the firm along with volunteer community responsibilities. Buller Chartered Accountants Limited has always been a generous contributor to the community and Gareth continues to enable and support this through the firm.

Gareth is happy to assist you in any way, and at times travels to Murchison to provide accounting services as an extension of the firm which is based in Westport.

gareth@bullerca.co.nz

Wakefield Street Team

ROCHELLE CROSSMAN
B Com, GradDipCA, CA
MYOB Certified Consultant

Rochelle currently cares for a range of small to medium sized businesses. Her area of expertise is commercial businesses including retail and hospitality. She has a genuine interest in business development and is the right person to contact if you are looking at starting up a new business or wish to review your business’s potential.

rochelle@bullerca.co.nz

JAZMINE MCCREATH
B Com, GradDipCA, CA

Jaz became a member of our team in 2018 after completing her Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting and Taxation at the University of Canterbury. Her commitment to the profession led her to attain full qualification as a Chartered Accountant in February 2024. Jaz is a key member of our assurance engagements team and leverages her expertise to deliver meticulous accounting and taxation services. Jaz is ready to assist with any inquiries pertaining to your business.

jazmine@bullerca.co.nz

ASHISH BEJOY
B Com, GradDipCA, CA
Xero Certified Consultant

Ash joined the Firm in April 2018. He is a graduate from Canterbury University and in April 2024, achieved his Chartered Accountant qualification, marking a significant milestone in his career journey. Ash is currently responsible for managing taxation matters, making him your go-to person for any tax-related inquiries or notices. As a Xero certified advisor, he can assist you in maximizing the benefits of your Xero software.

ashish@bullerca.co.nz

HEIDI ALLEN

Heidi performs an executive assistant role and oversees the administration team at the firm. You will see her smiling face at reception when you come in to visit us. Heidi is the right person to talk to if you need to arrange a meeting with any of the team.

heidi@bullerca.co.nz

BRONWYN CRADDOCK

Bronwyn has over fifteen years practical accounting experience and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Management. Bronwyn can help you with a broad range of queries as her experience includes accounting for Trusts, Companies, Partnerships as well as Sole Traders and farm accounting.

bronwyn@bullerca.co.nz

LISA SLEE

Lisa started her accounting career in 1990 and has over thirty years of valuable experience. In recent years, Lisa has become our go-to-girl for clients looking for online accounting software solutions.  Her practical accounting knowledge enables her to get clients setup with a system that works best for their business needs.

lisa@bullerca.co.nz

ROSALIND HARRIS
Rosalind joined the firm in 1994, and leads our busy payroll team. Her focus is mainly high volume large industry payrolls, as she has a solid understanding of New Zealand employment legislation. Rosalind has a background in banking and secretarial roles which provides great value to those of our clients that require our full administrative services.

ros@bullerca.co.nz

TORI SPITTAL
Xero Certified Advisor

Tori’s accounting skills stood out when she won the “Buller Chartered Accountants Ltd” Accounting Award at Buller High School in 2013. She joined the firm soon after and, with the exception of some parental leave, has now been with us for over 8 years. Tori is a dedicated member of the accounting team and is continuing her professional studies towards becoming a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

tori@bullerca.co.nz

JULIETTE ALDRIDGE

Juliette has returned to our firm after almost 15 years. It is great to welcome her back to our team. Along with firm administration tasks, Juliette is your first contact to book an appointment.

juliette@bullerca.co.nz

DEBBIE LAWRY

Debbie is extremely proficient in many general accounting administration tasks such as debtor and creditor management, accounting software systems, reconciliations and GST returns. Since joining our team in 2016, Debbie has commenced processing payrolls and is proving a valuable asset to our payroll team.

debbie@bullerca.co.nz

JADE MARSH

Jade came to us straight out of Buller High school and has commenced her tertiary study with Massey University via distance learning. Jade plans to complete her diploma while continuing to work and gain experience at Buller Chartered Accountants Ltd.

jade@bullerca.co.nz

TANIA O’DEA
Tania has years of experience in accounting and administrative roles. Her flexibility is a great asset to us as even though Tania primarily completes GST returns, she is also able to lend a helping hand when it comes to secretarial and administrative tasks.

tania@bullerca.co.nz

EDEE RICHARDS
B Com

Edee joined our accounting team in November 2022. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree through Canterbury University and will continue to study towards becoming a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.

edee@bullerca.co.nz

ASHLEIGH MANNING

Ashleigh is currently studying toward a Bachelor of Commerce degree through Canterbury University and joins us during her holiday breaks to help our accounting team.

ashleigh@bullerca.co.nz

Russell Street Team

ZACH FORSYTH
BAcc, GradDipCA, CA
MYOB Certified Consultant

Zach originally joined the firm in 2005 and is very experienced in all aspects of accounting. Zach qualified as a Chartered Accountant during 2020 and now takes the lead on our assurance engagements.

If you need guidance on whether an audit or review is required for your organisation and what records are necessary Zach is the person to contact.

zach@bullerca.co.nz

Denise Kerr
Denise has 36 years of experience in administration. She is experienced in debtor and creditor management, processing of payrolls, GST returns and cashflow preparation. Denise can assist with a broad range of queries for secretarial tasks. Her practical secretarial knowledge with her friendly approach enables her to provide clients with what is suitable for their needs.
Julianne Kerr
Julianne has 37 years of experience in administration. She can help you with a broad range of queries as her experience includes debtor and creditor management, processing of payrolls, GST returns and cashflow preparation. Julianne can assist you with developing systems in preparing GST.  She works part-time as she also works on a busy dairy farm and can be a relatable person to contact for farming clients.
Janice Meikle
Xero Certified Advisor
Janice has 38 years of experience working for Chartered Accountants in NZ and the UK after beginning her career with Avery and Roselli in 1985. Janice is experienced in a wide range of accounting and secretarial tasks for commercial and small businesses including not-for-profit organizations. Her experience includes debtor and creditor management, payrolls, GST returns and budgets. She has been working with Xero since 2009 and is always happy to assist clients with their Xero questions. Janice holds roles in various voluntary groups in our community.
Jan Campbell
Jan started her administration career 25 years ago and her main focus is payroll, which she has a solid understanding of New Zealand employment legislation. Her understanding of payroll provides businesses with the most efficient systems to meet their employer obligations including employment contracts. Her experience includes debtor and creditor management and GST returns.
Jane Douglas

NZDipBus, NZIM, AT
Xero Certified Advisor

Jane has 37 years of experience working for Chartered Accountants in NZ, Australia, and the UK.  She has experience in office management for several years coordinating all aspects of office policies and procedures. She can assist you with a broad range of queries relating to accounting for commercial, small businesses and not for profit, taxation, budgets, and secretarial functions for your business.  Jane is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds Trustee roles outside the firm while being involved in volunteer groups in our community.

Annette MacPherson

NZDipBus, NZIM
Annette began her administration and accounting career 49 years ago with a break of 9 years raising her family. She has extensive knowledge of commercial, small businesses, Trusts and the farming industry. Annette has a great understanding of Working for Families and is very proficient in dealing with IRD on all taxation issues. She is the go-to person to get on track with your obligations with the IRD.

Deborah Alexander

Deb has 25 years of experience in payroll and has a solid understanding of New Zealand employment requirements. She has experience in administration including creditor management and GST returns. Her extensive knowledge of payroll and secretarial functions provides a valuable asset to the secretarial team.