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Rob Priestley

After qualifying, Rob gained several years’ experience in the Business Services division of a multi-national CA firm in Auckland. He returned to the Far North and joined the firm in 1990. He is a Team Manager as well as being our Audit Manager. Rob enjoys rugby and reading in his spare time.

The professional work he is engaged in includes:

  • Annual accounting and taxation
  • Taxation planning
  • Audit

Rob's Industry specializations include livestock farming


Sharon Olsen

Sharon joined the firm in August 2007. She completed her Bachelor of Business Studies (in Accountancy) in April 2003 and became an Associate Chartered Accountant in January 2021.  Her role as team manager involves training and supporting team members, driving workflow and building strong client relationships.  

Sharon lives at the beach and enjoys the odd glass of chardonnay in the sun and scuba diving.

The professional work she engages in includes annual accounting and tax planning.


Janine Baker

Janine joined the firm as a junior technician in 2002. She completed her Bachelor of Business studies majoring in Accounting in 2018. Janine has progressed to a Senior Technician doing more and more complex work, looking after many of our biggest business clients. Janine enjoys supporting her clients to succeed and building client relationships.

Outside of work she is studying psychology.


Kayla Dean

Kayla joined the firm in November 2009 after returning from Auckland University part way through a Science Degree. She completed her Bachelor of Accountancy with Massey University in 2017 and became a Chartered Accountant in 2021.  Kayla has progressed to a senior technician role which involves training and supporting new staff members and working on large, complex business and Audit clients. Kayla has built strong relationships with her many Clients.

The professional work Kayla is engaged in includes:

  • annual accounting and taxation
  • audit

Outside of work Kayla enjoys the outdoors and cooking.