THE MEAD STARK TEAM
Matthew has been a Chartered Accountant since early 2005, having joined the firm in 2000 after finishing his studies at University of Otago. Matthew has come to know all the clients of the Cromwell office.
Matthew provides the firm with a wide range of skills and experience and draws on over a decade of experience in financial reporting and tax matters. He has also been instrumental in ensuring that Mead Stark is kept at the forefront of technological advances in accounting software and business administration systems. He can, therefore, provide clients with advice on everything accounting related, from how best to structure a business, to what accounting software will be most suitable for a client’s needs.
Charged with overseeing the day-to-day running of the practice, Matthew ensures that clients receive the level of service required to stay successful in an increasingly dynamic business environment.
Rebecca joined our team in 2014. She has strong family ties to the area, with both her and her husband having grown up in Cromwell.
Her family returned back to their hometown after the Christchurch earthquakes. Rebecca has worked in accounting administration for many years in both NZ and Australia including through a virtual office using Xero and has achieved a Diploma in Business majoring in Accounting.
Rebecca is always happy to help and will be able to assist with your accounting needs.
Tina has joined our team in Cromwell, providing the first point of contact to ensure that clients who visit or call are directed to the right people. Tina and her husband (both originally from Cromwell) relocated back in 2010 with their daughter, after working in Dunedin for a number of years, some of which was working for CRT. Along with Colleen, Tina makes our office administration run smoothly.
Serena made a lifestyle-driven move to Central Otago from Dunedin in 2006 and has been working with Mead Stark since 2007, after working for a brief period in Wanaka.
Serena has a broad range of experience having operated hotel, commercial laundry and retail businesses in Dunedin, and administered accounts and tax returns for an electrical business, and Otago’s schools as part of School Support.
Serena is now involved in preparing financial statements and managing the tax affairs of Mead Stark clients from a range of industries.
David has called Central Otago home all his life and, having spent 6 years working in corporate finance in Auckland and London, he returned to join the firm in late 2010. His investment banking background with First NZ Capital provides the team with specialised experience in business valuations, public market investments, financial modeling and analysis and business structuring.
Several years spent at London corporate advisory firm Stamford Partners has also provided David with a strong grasp of the key drivers of success and value in businesses experience that he can apply for the benefit of clients. David is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Gill is an Associate Chartered Accountant who joined the firm in 2003. She has a banking background gained from many years working with ANZ and followed that with a further academic study, culminating with a double degree in law and accounting. The varied experience with ANZ, including an internal audit role, combined with her legal training, has her well suited to her role as our audit specialist. In addition, her legal experience and an interest in the non-profit sector, has led to her being well qualified to assist clubs and organisations with their reporting requirements.
Gill is from a local, fruit-growing family, was raised on an orchard, and is still involved in the business. This firsthand experience makes her very knowledgeable in horticulture and viticulture. Gill has also worked closely with various farming businesses over the years and is well-qualified to advise those businesses on their financial reporting and taxation requirements.
Marnie has worked for Mead Stark since 2004, with a short break to start a family. Marnie works part-time and administers the Cromwell office client’s tax dealings with the Inland Revenue Department. She also works diligently on clients GST’s, PAYE’s and financial compilations. Marnie knows the region well, having grown up in Cromwell, and married to a local farmer, she is involved in local community groups her kids are apart of and brings a down to earth touch to the office.
Karen grew up and went to school in Central Otago, she has worked in a number of different accounting roles locally for many years; she has practical knowledge across a range of local industries particularly the orchard industry.
Karen will be working with us during our busy periods of May to October and spending the rest of the year as packhouse manager at a Central Otago orchard. Karen has completed her studies and received a NZ Diploma in Business Studies and Accounting.
Marley is another member of the team who has been attracted by the joys of a Central Otago lifestyle, having moved from Balclutha and joined the firm in 2008. Marley has spent over 20 years working in accounting with South Otago Transport, Otago Power Services and now Mead Stark.
With a background working directly in businesses, Marley has a good knowledge of what clients need from their accountants and can now draw from experiences working with a wide range of clients and within various industries to ensure that clients get the best possible service.