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BEV BREWSTER
DIRECTOR

Bev joined Perriam & Partners from a background in accounting, audit and a short stint in the public health sector. 

She has lived and worked in Canada for six years, before returning home to Christchurch in 2012 to be closer to family. 

Bev's interests include the great outdoors, travel, gardening and golf.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Accounting
  • Chartered Accountant - NZICA
  • A&A Specialist - BDO Canada LLP
  • NZ Public Practice Certificate - NZICA
  • Member of the NZ Institute of Directors 

Interests:

  • Risk Management and Internal Control
  • Audit, (internal and external)
  • General Accounting and Tax
  • HR Policy and Best Practice
  • Agriculture Canterbury 

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GARY NEWELL
PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR

Gary is our Practice Administrator here at Perriams. 

He is responsible for the preparation of the monthly Practice Accounts & GST Returns. His role ensures the smooth functioning of the practice so as to take some of the pressure off our Senior Accountants. 

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Burnside Rugby Football Club Board Member 

Gary is very interested in sports and enjoys reading for relaxation. 

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JANETTE TWADDELL
ADMINISTRATOR

Janette joined Perriam & Partners over 15 years ago and has seen the firm triple in size. 

Janette is responsible for printing and putting together all our financial statements final packages, all Companies Office administration including the formation of new companies and maintenance of client details. 

A core part of Janette's job is to provide assistance and support to the administration team.  Janette's is a busy role with a variety that she enjoys. 

Janette is married with three children and enjoys socialising with her friends and family. 

What else would you like to know about Janette?

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JOHN EGAN
ACCOUNTANT 

Join joined Perriam & Partners in January 2014 as a graduate Accountant.  Having graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2012, John spent 2013 travelling around US, Mexico and South East Asia while also doing a working holiday in Australia.

In his time at Perriams he has worked his way through to becoming a Chartered Accountant.

His interests include travel, soccer, following American sports and political banter.

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • BCom in Accounting and Taxation - University of Canterbury.
  • Chartered Accountant - NZICA

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KAREN McERLICH
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT / CLIENT MANAGER

Karen joined the practice in June 2002 when she returned to the workforce after her boys' started school. 

As one of our Senior Accountants, Karen has a Bachelor of Commerce from Canterbury University and is involved in assisting with business and taxation advice covering a diverse range of activities and industries. 

Karen is married with twin boys and enjoys socialising, reading and watching the boys' sports. 

Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Bachelor of Commerce - University of Canterbury ACA 

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MIHAELA ORLANDEA
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Mihaela joined Perriam & Partners in July 2013 having graduated from Massey University in 2009. 

Prior to this, Mihaela lived and worked in Ashburton for 11 years.  She is married with an adult son and her interests include reading, writing, arts and travel.  She likes to keep healthy by partaking in a range of activities and sports.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Accounting School (Economics and Administration Law High School)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing) Romania, ACA, NZICA
  • Accounting for Business Certificate, Academic Institute
  • Diploma in Business, Aoraki Polytechnic, Ashburton
  • Business, Accounting and Law Course
  • Graduate Accounting Diploma, Massey University
  • Past Member of Zonta International
  • Current Member of the Romanian Cultural Association
  • Current Member of the Romanian Church Committee Ashburton
  • Interpreting Canterbury Course

Interests:

  • Accounting Services
  • Business Compliance
  • Client Care

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NICOLA BARGH
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT / MYOB

Nicola joined Perriam & Partners in August 2012 to be closer to school and home. 

Nicola is married with three children and in her spare time she enjoys exercising, reading, camping and spending time with family and friends. Nicola also enjoys following her children around their various sporting activities. 

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • BCom (Accounting and Management) 

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SALLY KING
ADMINISTRATOR / ACCOUNTS

Sally joined Perriam & Partners in 2006 to cover Janette's maternity leave.  Fortunately our busy practice meant that when Janette returned, Sally could stay too.

Sally is responsible for various administration duties including invoicing and is the point of contact for payments and FeeSmart. 

Outside of office hours Sally likes to keep fit, read a good book and spend time with her awesome friends and family.

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SUSAN WHITE
ACCOUNTING ADMINISTRATOR/ BANKLINK / MYOB / GST CO-ORDINATOR

Susan joined Perriam & Partners in September 2006 and is a valued member of the team. 

Susan's main role is processing and filing GST returns for clients and assisting those who file their own GST returns. 

Susan enjoys getting to know her clients and their needs to ensure the GST requirements can be processed efficiently, and accurately, and also to assist those clients using the BankLink Banking package and to ensure they receive the best service possible. 

In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends, movies and keeping up her fitness by walking and going to the gym.

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WARREN PERRIAM
DIRECTOR

Warren (or Wal) established the practice in 1996. Having started from his spare room at home he set about with three aims:

  • To run a profitable business. 
  • To make Perriam & Partners a happy place, a place of give and take, an atmosphere of quality, personality and positiveness.
  • To service and deliver to our clients an outstanding experience by always giving of our best and beyond the bottom line. 

This is consistent with our vision "Purpose with Profit".

Warren leads a pretty busy life, at the office, at home with Jill and his four children (ages 15-20), at various sports clubs and in the community and wouldn't have it any other way. 

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major and Management Major) - Otago CA (NZICA)
  • Holder of Public Practice Certificate from ICANZ.
  • Past Member of Canterbury Westland Public Practice Committee
  • Past Chairman of Burnside Rugby Club
  • Director of Burnside Rugby Club
  • Life member of Burnside Rugby Club
  • Life member of Jasi Swim Club
  • Founder & Trustee of Make It Happen Charitable Trust

Areas of Specialisation and Interests:

  • Valuations
  • Business and Property Structures
  • Family Businesses
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Business Coaching
  • Tax Planning and Structuring
  • Due Diligence
  • Business Purchase Investigations
  • General Investment Advice 

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NITASHA JIAWAN
ACCOUNTANT

Nitasha graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji. She came to New Zealand in 2008 and completed Diploma in Professional Accounting at Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

She is now an Associate Chartered Accountant with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. 

Nitasha worked with a Chartered Accounting firm in Blenheim for four years, before moving to Christchurch. Nitasha joined the team at Perriams as an Intermediate Accountant.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends. 

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OLIVER JOHNSTON
ASSOCIATE

Oliver joined Perriam & Partners in October 2015 as one of our Senior Accountants and is now a Client Manager.

He enjoys keeping up to date with business trends and assisting clients with sound business and accounting advisory services.

Outside of work, Oliver's passion includes playing and coaching squash, of which he still plays at a National level, together with following a wide range of sports.

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting.
  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  • Member of the New Zealand Squash Team 2003 - 2006.

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KELLY DUFFY
TAX ADMINISTRATOR

Kelly joined Perriam & Partners in September 2016.  

Before joining Perriams, Kelly had been working for another Christchurch accounting firm for four years and before that she was at MYOB for 5 and a half years.

In her free time Kelly enjoys going with friends to quiz nights, movies, shows and board game afternoons.  She also enjoys spending time with her family.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Accounting Technicians College, CAANZ.
  • Bachelor in Applied Management – majoring in Accounting (from ARA).

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STUART HAILES

ACCOUNTANT

Stuart joined Perriam & Partners in January 2017.

Although originally from Christchurch, where he attended St Bedes College, Stuart moved to Australia to travel and study where he completed a double degree in Accounting and Property Development at Griffith University Gold Coast.

In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, watching sport, playing golf and spending time with friends and family.

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • Diploma Business Management - Gold Coast Institute of TAFE
  • Bachelor of Business - Real Estate and Property Development
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting

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TAYLA HAMILTON

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Tayla joined Perriam & Partners as our Receptionist in April 2018, and has since moved to the administration team and become Warren's personal assistant.

Tayla graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology.

 

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MATT O'CARROLL
GRADUATE ACCOUNTANT

Matt joined Perriam & Partners as a Graduate Accountant in July 2018.

Originally from Christchurch, Matt's background is in Sport Coaching and the Accounting sector. 

Outside of work, Matt's passions include playing and watching a variety of sport and he can generally be found on the golf course at the weekend!

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Sports Coaching (University of Canterbury)
  • Bachelor in Applied Management Majoring in Accounting (Ara)

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SAMANTHA HILLSON
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Sam joined Perriam & Partners in January 2019 as one of our Senior Accountants and is our office Xero expert.

Before joining Perriams, Sam had been an Assistant Manager at one of the larger accounting firms and prior to that, was the Principal at an accounting practice in Tauranga for 6 years.

She enjoys client care and assisting clients achieve good outcomes for their business.

Outside of work, Sam has two adult children and a passion for all sports, along with regular quiz nights.

Qualifications and Memberships:

·         Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting- University of Canterbury

·         CAANZ member- Chartered

·         NZ Public Practicing Certificate held with CAANZ.

 

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JOANNA JOO
ACCOUNTANT

Joanna joined Perriam & Partners in July 2019. She graduated from Nelson Marlborough Institution Technology (NMIT) in 2014.

 

She moved to Christchurch after graduating to further her career pathway. Prior to joining Perriam & Partners, she was working in a small business advisor and accounting firm for 4 years. 

 

Outside of work hours, she enjoys being involved in her local church, leading and mentoring other ladies. She also likes traveling, painting and playing with her cats. 

 

Qualifications & Membership 

- NZIM ( Diploma in Management)

- BCom in Business Accountancy 

 

 


 

 

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DANA MARTIN
RECEPTIONIST

Dana joined Perriams in October 2019, coming from a retail background.

 

 

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SHIKHA MEHRA
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

 

 

 

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