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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 children, two boys two girls with the youngest daughter in her final year at Otago University. 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 joined the EFS Team in 2015. 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)

5 years in Chartered Accounting gave me experience in compliance accounting,  payrolls and business accounting software e.g.  MYOB, Ace Payroll, Banklink, Infusion, Xero

My husband John and I moved to New Plymouth where our two children, 22 and 25 have grown up. Both have now moved to Auckland for work and study.

I enjoy a challenge and being a "go to" person. As a new position, the Operations Manager at EFS offers the opportunity to improve existing workflows, develop new services  and explore ways to better serve our diverse client base.

I look forward to meeting as many clients as I can, 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.

We have three children aged 18 to 23 who are busy finishing off their studies and pursuing their chosen careers.  Unfortunately we have no budding accountants or farmers at this stage but we enjoy travelling the country and supporting them in their endeavours.

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 am a new recruit to the team at EFS Accounting.  I have been a Chartered Accountant since 1994 and have been working for Chartered Accounting firms, both in 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, and GST returns for all types of entities including companies, trusts, partnerships and individuals.    

My Xero certification 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 28 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 on an acre in the country, with five pet goats, three cats, a dog and various other fostered critters from time to time.

My spare time is mostly consumed with horse-riding, gardening, 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 two 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 have just completed my Accounting Technician qualification.

I have three children aged between 13 and 21. 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 12 years ago. I joined EFS Accounting Limited in 2013 during my second year at WITT. Through WITT I gained my New Zealand Diploma in Business and now I am studying towards my Bachelor in Applied Management, majoring in Accounting with the aim of one day becoming a Chartered Accountant.

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

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Sade Gillespie

  • Reception Assistant

I joined EFS Accounting Limited in April 2016. Prior to joining EFS I was a student at Western Institute of Technology (WITT), studying to gain the Diploma in Business and Accounting Technician's Diploma. I completed my studies and graduated in May 2016. My goal for the future would be to move into an accounting role while furthering my accounting qualifications.

My interests include Netball, both indoor and outdoor, trail walks and going out with friends and family. I am also an animal enthusiast, this trait sent me to the Deep South (Invercargill) where I completed a course in Veterinary Nursing. It also lead me to adopting two wild kittens from a farm. My partner and I have also adopted two more cats between us.

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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 11 years. Outside of work my interests involve walking, going to the gym and the odd game of netball and have recently taken up swimming again. I enjoy movies, concerts and dining out with friends and family. I also enjoy travelling, having toured around Canada and Hawaii and Rarotonga.

You can email Kaye Dowling on kaye@efsltd.co.nz

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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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Andrea Bell
A.T
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Judy Ross
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Kurt Sole
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Jessica Tonks
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Sade Gillespie
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