Nairn Fisher Accountants Rotorua

Don Stewart - Partner

Don has been a principal of Nairn Fisher since 1995, and prior to that had extensive CA and commercial business experience, both in Auckland and Rotorua. Don enjoys working alongside small to medium business owners, from all industry types in the Bay of Plenty, and building up long term relationships with his clients. Areas of specialisation include assisting with business start-ups, advising on appropriate structures, management and investment planning, and more recently, succession planning. In his spare time Don is an avid golfer, enjoys all the outdoor activities that living on the shores of Lake Tarawera has to offer, and loves spending time with his family, now starting to expand with the arrival of the first grandchildren.

Peter Farrell – Partner

Peter has lived in Rotorua for 15 years. He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants with over twenty years accounting experience as both a public accountant and in commercial roles. He brings to Nairn Fisher specialist knowledge as well as broad commercial experience. In his commercial roles he was a member of various management teams gaining experience in wider management functions such as strategy, sales, human resources and health and safety. Away from work Peter spends time with family, friends, reading and keeping fit. He is a regular gym goer and is an occasional mountain biker.

Jasen Martin - Associate

Jasen has lived in Rotorua and Reporoa for the past 18 years and is married with 3 young children. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (as an Accounting Technician) and is currently completing his study to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant. Jasen has fourteen years accounting experience working for a chartered accounting firm. Jasen’s accounting experience has been in business advisory services (BAS) dealing with a range of clients in retail, farming, rental and commercial property, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations. He also has great experience in client accounting software specialising in Xero and MYOB, and the associated add-on options. Most of his spare time is spent with family, but Jasen also enjoys golf, mountain biking and cricket.

Andrea Gallaher - Accountant

Andrea originally joined Nairn Fisher in January 1988 and was with the practice for ten years before having a break and re-joining the team in May 2006. Andrea specialises in preparation of Financial Accounts and Tax Returns, taking a particular interest in Farming Clients. She is also involved in Preparation of GST returns, FBT and all associated taxation returns and also assists with reviewing team members completed work. Andrea lives on a lifestyle block just out of town and this keeps her busy along with her two children and their associated school sports and activities.

Kyra van der Vlugt - Accountant

Kyra has over 8 years accounting experience and is a full member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants as an Accounting Technician. Kyra moved to London in 2010 on a one year VISA to do her OE then lived in Australia for a year before returning home in 2012 to join the Nairn Fisher team. She enjoys the variety of work and client base that Nairn Fisher offers. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children who keep her on her toes.

Debbie Heaford - Administration

Debbie joined the dynamic team at Nairn Fisher in October 2013 as Receptionist/Administration Officer. She has over 20 years Administration experience which gives her vast knowledge in a wide range of administration duties. Debbie enjoys the front line role of meeting and liaising with clients and also likes to make sure the office needs are met on a daily basis. Debbie and her husband moved from Auckland to Rotorua in 1985, for a new business venture and to enjoy the quieter life style. They have two adult children, one living in Melbourne the other in Taupo. Most weekends you will find Debbie on the Rotorua golf course.

Paul Strawbridge - Accountant

Paul is a part of our IT team and has a good general knowledge of data, systems and reporting. Aside from providing tax advice, preparing financial statements and tax returns, Paul has considerable expertise in management accounting and information technology. Paul has 2 children and in his spare time he likes to head off into The Redwoods on his mountain bike, training for his next road cycling challenge or tramping in the local area.

Daryll Crawford - Accountant

Daryll specialises in preparation of financial accounts and tax returns, taking a particular interest in the agricultural sector. Daryll has a lot of expertise in using Xero and has run in-house training courses for our staff. Daryll understands the pressures of running a small business as she is part owner of a café.

Katrina Wicks – Accountant

Katrina recently joined us and has added to our depth in IT knowledge, in particular with Xero. Katrina moved to Rotorua from Tauranga in 2000 and has 9 years accounting experience. Katrina enjoys working with and training clients in Xero, MYOB and other accounting programs etc. She has 3 children and a husband who keep her very busy!.

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