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At EFS Accounting Ltd we are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients, enabling us to understand your unique situation and customise the assistance we provide to suit your requirements. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our hardworking team and the exceptional service we offer.

Our enthusiasm for our work means you get a friendly team of professionals eager to use their expertise to help you succeed!

Chris Sole
F.C.A – Director

  • Annual Accounting – Commercial and Farming
  • Management Accounting and GST processing
  • Business Advice and Structures including Start-ups
  • Budget & Cash Flow forecasting
  • Business Valuations
  • Estate and Trust Accounting
  • Company Administration
  • Taxation Compliance

Profile

I am a Chartered Accountant in public practice. Married to Kathryn, we have four adult children, two boys two girls. I am an old boy of Francis Douglas Memorial College and am a past Chairman of the BOT. I am also on the Local Leadership Team for the Taranaki Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

In my spare time I play Squash and Golf and follow rugby (go the Chooks). I have been on various committees over the years including:

  • Treasurer - Kaitake Golf Club
  • Treasurer - Taranaki Community Health Trust
  • Past Chairman - FDMC Board of Trustees 
  • Past Treasurer - New Plymouth Aquatics Swimming Club
  • Past Convenor of morning grades -  Tukapa Rugby Club
  • Past Treasurer - Taranaki Rugby Football Union
  • Past Treasurer – Pukekura Park Tennis Club

You can email Chris Sole on chris@efsltd.co.nz

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Sally Furssedonn
C.A. – Director

  • Farm and Commercial Accounting
  • Taxation Compliance
  • Management Reporting
  • Business Structures and Advice
  • Trust and Company Administration and Accounting 

Profile

Born and bred in Taranaki I left briefly to further my education (not in accounting). Returning to the 'Naki' I began working in the accounting field and found my niche in life enjoying the logic and structure of the accounting profession while also working with a wide range of amazing clients.

I am married with one daughter who is currently working in Auckland. Both my husband and daughter have a passion for music and theatre but having no talent in those areas I have remained behind the scenes. I was treasurer of New Plymouth Repertory Society for a number of years and prior to that served as Treasurer for the Kindergarten and Taranaki Special Olympics.

I am an avid reader and when not working or doing 'family stuff' can usually be found with my nose in a book.

You can email Sally Furssedonn on sally@efsltd.co.nz

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Lorraine Offord

A.C.A. - Operations Manager

I have been at EFS for  2 years and enjoy the challenges and opportunities this role presents. I am an Associate Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years in senior roles for a variety of medium to large commercial businesses. (Many with an engineering focus) and another 5 years in Chartered Accounting.

A range of industries and roles have given me experience in compliance accounting,  payrolls and business accounting software e.g.  Xero, MYOB, Ace Payroll, Banklink, Infusion,

My husband John and I have two adult children. We enjoy catching up with friends and family on our regular 5-10k walks, on many of the walkways in New Plymouth and other cities.

I enjoy meeting our diverse clients, and would love to hear any suggestions you may have to improve our services to you.

You can email Lorraine on lorraine@efsltd.co.nz

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Glenys Schreiber
C.A.

  • Annual Accounting – Farming and Commercial
  • Taxation Compliance
  • Business Advice and Structures
  • Estate and Trust Accounting
  • Company Administration

Profile

I joined the team at EFS Accounting in 2009 and as a Chartered Accountant, bring over 20 years of experience advising a wide range of small to medium sized businesses, both farming and commercial.

I am a farmer at heart having been brought up on a dairy unit in Tikorangi, and now farming both dairy and drystock units in Kaimata with my husband Wayne. My personal interest in the farming industry serves my passion for farm accounting and all matters related.

Out of work hours, I can be found helping out on the farm or travelling the country supporting our three children in their chosen careers.

You can email Glenys Schreiber on glenys@efsltd.co.nz

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Justin Conaglen
C.A.

  • Annual Accounting - Farming and Commercial
  • Taxation Compliance
  • Business Advice and Structures
  • Estate and Trust Accounting
  • Company Administration

Profile

I have been a Chartered Accountant since 1994 and have been working for Chartered Accounting firms, in both  NZ and Australia, since 1989.  This experience has provided me wide exposure to many different industries.

I enjoy working in the compliance side of accounting, preparing financial statements, income tax returns, and GST returns for all types of industries and entities including companies, trusts, partnerships and individuals.    

My  passion for Xero ensures I am always looking to improve client's accounting systems, and I believe that Xero is the way of the future for many clients.

Taranaki born and bred, my spare time is spent cycling, walking, jogging, socialising, and the occasional game of tennis.  

You can email Justin Conaglen on justin@efsltd.co.nz

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Karen Peters

  • Annual Accounting – Farming and Commercial
  • Taxation Compliance
  • Business Advice and Structures
  • Estate and Trust Accounting
  • Company Administration

Profile

Following overseas travel "many moons ago" I have now worked in Chartered Accountancy for 30 years. Having dairy farmed for 8 years, my passion is farm accounting, although I'm well conversant with all entities in the small to medium business range.

I live rurally, with five pet goats, three cats, a dog, a horse and various other fostered critters from time to time.

My spare time is mostly consumed with horse-riding, caring for animals, and "keeping books" for various animal welfare groups.

You can email Karen Peters on karen@efsltd.co.nz

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Andrea Bell

A.T.

  • Annual Accounting - Farming and Commercial
  • Taxation Compliance
  • Business Advice and Structures
  • Estate and Trust Accounting
  • Company Administration

Profile

I have been with EFS Accounting Limited for over four years. I have worked in the Chartered Accounting industry since 1996 starting in an administration role then moving on to accounting, as well as raising my three children and studying part-time at WITT. I have worked on both farming and commercial clients on small to medium size scale. I am a qualified  Accounting Technician.

I have three children. In my spare time I like reading, art, sports - including walking and running. I have lived all my life in Taranaki, and my family and I enjoy spending our weekends down at the beach or walking along the foreshore.

You can email Andrea Bell on andrea@efsltd.co.nz

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Judy Ross

  • Annual Accounting - Farming and Commercial
  • Taxation Compliance
  • Business Advice and Structures
  • Estate and Trust Accounting
  • Company Administration

Profile

I joined the team at EFS in 2009 after a shift from Hawera. I have been working for a Chartered Accountants firm since 1984, somewhat intermittently while I was having my children, then full time since 1995. I have worked predominantly in farm accounting, but also have experience in the small to medium business area.

I have three adult children. The older son is involved in Computer Programming and Software Development, the younger son is very people orientated and has found his calling as a tour bus driver for Stray Travel.  My daughter has a Medical Laboratory Science degree, and is currently working in a Laboratory in Australia.

In my spare time I like to read, walk, sew clothes, make patchwork quilts, do crossword and Sudoku puzzles,  and dance. Square dancing has been the passion over the last few years, but in recent times I have been learning other dances - being ably taught by my partner Danny.

You can email Judy Ross on judy@efsltd.co.nz

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Kurt Sole

  • Annual Accounting - Farming and Commercial
  • Taxation Compliance  
  • Estate and Trust Accounting
  • Company Administration

Profile

I joined EFS Accounting Limited in July 2014 having returned to New Zealand after an OE that saw me globetrotting through USA, Iceland, UK and Europe. Prior to travelling I was completing my double degree in Commerce and Science from Victoria University of Wellington, majoring in Accounting, Commercial Law and Applied Physics.

I am currently a Provisional Chartered Accountant and I am in the process of completing the remaining professional body requirements to become a full member.

You can email Kurt Sole on kurt@efsltd.co.nz

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Jessica Tonks

  • Annual Accounting - Farming and Commercial
  • Taxation Compliance
  • Estate and Trust Accounting
  • Company Administration

Profile

I grew up in Hawkes Bay and moved to Taranaki  in 2003. I joined EFS Accounting Limited in 2013 during my second year at WITT.

Through WITT I gained my New Zealand Diploma in Business, which led me to also completing my Bachelor in Business majoring in Accounting, through the Open Polytechnic. 

I am currently working towards the requirements to become a Chartered Accountant.

You can email Jessica Tonks on jessica@efsltd.co.nz

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Sade Gillespie

  • Annual Accounting - Farming and Commercial
  • Taxation Compliance
  • Estate and Trust Accounting
  • Company Administration

I joined EFS Accounting Limited in April 2016, after I completed the Diploma in Business and Accounting Technician's Diploma through Western Institute of Technology. (WITT)

My interests out outside work include:

  • Netball, I play for Spotswood United Club
  • Exploring nature, I love to do trail walks
  • Spending time with family and friends

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Lara Acott

  • Reception Assistant

I have been working at EFS since September 2017 and am currently studying towards my accounting technician's diploma at WITT.

My long term goal is to become a chartered accountant.

Outside of work and study I enjoy playing music, keeping active and spending time with friends.

You can email Lara Acott on lara@efsltd.co.nz

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Kaye Dowling (The Boss)

  • Reception
  • Administration Assistance
  • Company Administration
  • Keeping the "bean counters" in order

I have been with EFS Accounting Limited for over 13 years. Outside of work my interests involve walking,(entering a half marathon every now and then on weekends) going to the gym, swimming and the odd game of netball. 

When I have some spare time, I enjoy movies, concerts and dining out with friends and family. 

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Chris Sole
F.C.A – Director
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Sally Furssedonn
C.A. – Director
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Lorraine Offord
A.C.A - Operations Manager
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Glenys Schreiber
C.A.
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Justin Conaglen
C.A.
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Karen Peters
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