Tax Talk Bites | August 2019
In tax talk bites, we briefly comment on items of interest to readers.
Meet our new Directors in the Christchurch and Auckland offices and the new Associates and Managers in Taranaki, Waikato and Tauranga.
We are delighted to announce that Matthew Shallcrass has been appointed as a Director in our Christchurch office.
Matthew has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, with a growing client base and established professional networks in Christchurch. He has previously worked in other South Island accounting practices, including 3 years in Queenstown.
Since joining Staples Rodway in June 2012, he has led the implementation of a number of our firm’s business improvement initiatives and gained the respect and warm regard of our clients and staff. He prides himself on providing personal service and pragmatic advice — utilising the latest technology to drive business results.
As well as being very capable and competent with day to day tax compliance matters, he is also passionate about working alongside small to medium sized business owners to help them achieve their business and lifestyle goals.
When he’s not helping clients improve their businesses, he enjoys spending time with his young family, running and travel. He is also engaged in the community in a number of not-for-profit leadership roles.
Sachin Patel and Kaison Chang have both been named Directors in the Auckland office, less than 18 months after their promotion to Associate Director and just 10 years after joining Staples Rodway as graduates in March 2008.
While both have enjoyed parallel success, each specialises in a different area of the business. Sachin is an Audit and Assurance Director, specialising in auditing, financial reporting and consulting services. His clients include listed businesses across a wide range of sectors such as property, ICT, retirement and manufacturing, and he also has experience working with Staples Rodway affiliates in Australia.
“I’ve worked really hard to demonstrate leadership and develop good relationships with my team as well as the organisations we work with.”
As a business advisory specialist, Kaison excels in providing business advice to companies, trusts and high net worth individuals. He has a passion for the property sector and in helping new ventures grow strategically. He too believes that success is not created in a vacuum.
“In my career I’ve had great mentors who gave me the skills to work smarter, and the support of my family has been vital. I believe this promotion gives me the opportunity to help grow our future leaders.”
Staples Rodway Auckland Managing Director David Searle says both new directors exemplify the values of the firm, encouraging others to give back to their communities and always demonstrating integrity.
“We want people who demonstrate leadership, and build good relationships that make a real difference,” he says.
“Sachin and Kaison have both worked really hard to become our two youngest directors, showing a commitment to our clients and our team that’s both a real inspiration to the next generation, and a tremendous asset to the business.”
Jed has worked at Staples Rodway for 8 years in the Business Advisory team and has recently been promoted to an Associate. Emma joined SRT in 2015 working in the BAS team. She was promoted to Assistant Manager in January 2017 and now has been promoted to Manager. Rebecca started with us in 2016 as head of the Taranaki Marketing team and has recently been appointed Staples Rodway Taranaki’s first Marketing Manager.
Staples Rodway Waikato is delighted to announce the promotion
of Myle Leung to Associate in our Business Advisory team. This promotion reflects Myle’s dedication to a wide variety of clients in the rural, commercial and investment areas while also leading practice development initiatives for the firm. Myle also engages positively with the local business community and has developed a wider professional network to ensure clients receive the best possible service through being associated with Staples Rodway.
Congratulations to Fiona Welten and Shanan Symes in our Tauranga Business Advisory Team, who have been working in the organisation for 28 years and 13 years respectively and have both been promoted from Senior Manager to Associate.