It is with great sadness that we share with you that Carlene Dearling has passed away. A much valued member of our Accounting team, Carlene had the ability to put anyone at ease and developed great working relationships with her clients. She was a fun, vibrant staff member with an irrepressible sense of humour and unwavering positivity. She will be greatly missed by us all.
We have a new staff member in our Helensville team. Emily Liu had over four years’ experience in Business Advisory Services and three years in the commercial world before she joined a city fringe Chartered Accountancy firm. She loves animals and volunteers at the SPCA on weekends. She also loves the outdoors, especially mountain biking and kayaking.
We also have a new Accountant in our Henderson office, Samuel Hong. Originally growing up in Christchurch, Samuel has five years’ experience with Chartered Accountancy firms based in central Auckland. Outside of work he keeps very busy with three young children, and also enjoys keeping fit at the gym and playing basketball and baseball.
We were sorry to say goodbye to Lynne Carruthers, receptionist and administrative expert at our Kumeu office, who has left to begin a new adventure in the South Island. Lynne has relocated to Fairlie and we wish her the best of luck for this new chapter in her life.
Congratulations to Accountant Christa Louis who has passed the Capstone module of her Chartered Accountant qualification.
The UHY Staff Olympics
For those of you following us on Facebook, you will have seen a number of pictures and a video of a very special staff lunch we held in honour of the Olympics. The UHY offices were transformed into number of arenas for various events, such as hockey, shot put, gymnastics, rowing and the relay. Teams competed (some more fiercely than others) to win points and ultimately secure a medal. Despite the dangers of hula hoops flinging around the office and office chairs crashing into walls, a great time and many laughs were had by all. Congratulations to the gold medal winning team of Stoven, Pushpa, Kahu, Martin, Lorraine, Shanshan and Michael. Big thanks to the Social Club for putting a huge effort into organising this fun afternoon and making it such a great success.