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At Active Chartered Accountants

we use a range of services. We effectively offer the same as any city firm, yet we also offer many local benefits most city firms cannot match. These include easy access with plenty of parking and the flexibility to meet clients at their home, office, or other location of their choice. Other advantages of being a medium sized, reputable firm include diversity, specialist areas, efficient processing of client requirements and an excellent working relationship with the Inland Revenue Department.
Why choose us?

Because we care and we're interested in you and your business. We are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients. This way we can understand your unique situation and customise the assistance we provide to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the hardworking nature of our staff, and the exceptional service we offer. Our enthusiasm for our work means you are provided with a friendly team of professionals, genuinely interested in your needs, who are eager to use their expertise to help you succeed. An ACTIVE THINKING team small enough to care, but big enough to offer a comprehensive range of knowledge and services. As Chartered Accountants we know from our practice reviews, the financial accounts and tax returns our team prepares for you are fully compliant. Client feedback tells us we produce a comprehensive, smart set of financial accounts, that are able to be easily understood by our client.

OUR TEAM

Our friendly team of professionals is ready to help you grow and run your business.
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BEN SHAW CA CPP

Director
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JOSEPH HOWELL CA B.Bus, PG. Dip (Accty)

Director
I’ve been working in the Chartered Accountant industry for twelve years. I began my accountancy career in Ashburton as a Dairy Farm Accountant. The complexities of Farm Accounting have held me in good stead as it taught me to capture the detail while not losing sight of the picture. I’ve been with Active Chartered Accountants for six years and I thoroughly enjoy working with the clients and co-workers. In February 2016 I became a director and been relishing the challenges and opportunities that this new role has given me. Apart from work I enjoy spending time with my wife and children. I have an older child and two littles ones that keep my wife and I very busy. In what is left of my spare time I enjoy cycling, weights training and Karate
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SHARON HOLMES CA B.BS

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JARED MAGAN B. Com

I studied at Victoria University from 2009-2012 with a Bachleor of Commerce & Administration in Accounting & Commercial Law. Whilst studying I worked multiple part-time jobs in different services organisations. I started with Active Chartered Accountants in the beginning of 2013 and I haven’t looked back. Being the youngest member of the team has many benefits, the guidance is second to none with experienced senior team members in all directions. The best part of this roles is that it’s so diverse, you can go from calculating GST one day to working out a final pay for a client’s employee the next, ensuring that no two days are the same. Outside of work, I am a passionate car enthusiast (the entire office knows this too well). I also, enjoy a bit of cricket and social hockey, although you’ll never see me at RPM with some of others form the office.
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STEFANIE JONES CA B.Com B. Art PG. Dip (Accty)

I studied at Victoria University receiving a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in Accounting and Commercial Law, a Graduate diploma in Accountancy and a Bachelor of Arts in German and Classical Studies. I have been working with Ben since 2010 and I am now a qualified Chartered Accountant. Working at Active is fantastic as we are one big happy family! I enjoy coming to work every day to help take care of a variety of clients’ accounting needs. Prior to working for Active, I have worked a rang of part-time jobs from working in retail stores to taking care of cats at a cattery. Outside of work I enjoy playing badminton, going to see the latest musical or show in Wellington, and I am learning to play the violin. It is also well known at the office that I am rarely without a good book to read.
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TANIA GULLERY CA B.Com

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CHRIS CHAMBERS B.Com

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KELLY FAIRWEATHER Dip.Bus

I’ve been with Active Chartered Accountants for nearly fours years. I’ve been working here full-time while I’ve been studying part time. I enjoy working at Active Chartered Accountants as my role is extremely varied and I am always busy. I am the office administrator so the main part of my role is organising and keeping everyone else in line. I’ve live with my Partner, Rangi, and our two fur babies Sarg and Izzy.My other interests outside of work include going to the gym, walking the dogs, playing netball and all things sports.


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