We are excited to have a new Associate join our staff. Andrew Scott will be based in Henderson, bringing with him 15 years of invaluable experience in accountancy firms in the Auckland CBD. He has experience with a broad range of clients and enjoys developing close working relationships that allow him to work together with clients to achieve business and personal goals. A West Auckland native, Andrew is looking forward to working in his home town. Outside of work he keeps busy with his young family and is a keen tri-athlete.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Intermediate Accountant based in Helensville, Rafe Williams. Rafe graduated from the University of Auckland last year with a BCom majoring in accounting and finance.  He is also a technical whiz which has come in really handy in the Helensville office!

Samson Ali (Sam) has joined our Audit department. Originally from Fiji, Sam’s extensive auditing and accounting experience includes several years with BDO Fiji. From a close-knit family, he has a love of music and plays the drums in his local church band.

We have welcomed new BAS Senior Accountant Dharmesh Kumar to our Henderson office.  Dharmesh worked for a leading accountancy firm in Tauranga for ten years before moving back to Auckland to be closer to family. In addition to having a passion for sports, he is interested in following the share market, interest rates and their impact on investment.

We are sad to be saying goodbye to Auditor Catherine McCarthy, who leaves us to pursue an internal auditing role at Auckland Transport.  We wish her all the best for her new opportunity.

Congratulations to Arpita Khanwalkar who has been studying hard and passed her Financial Accounting and Reporting exam.

In May the UHY social club organised a Pink Ribbon morning tea to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.  With thanks to the generous staff and Directors we raised several hundred dollars, and enjoyed a delicious (and predominantly pink!) spread of goodies.

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Another successful event held recently was the UHY Social Quiz night.  With Quiz Master Stefan at the helm, teams of four competed in a variety of categories including their knowledge of fellow staff members.  It was a lot of fun and definitely enlightening!  Congratulations to the winning team members Lesley, Christa, Grant and Stuart.