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Sandy-Nelson

Sandy has broad experience in advising a wide variety of businesses and their differing needs from over 25 years in public practice.

He particularly enjoys working with business owners or boards to provide operational or strategic input. Sandy’s strengths are in advisory, governance, taxation and trusts.

If your business is not quite where you would like it to be, Sandy would love to help you out.

 

— say hello to Sandy

Kirit-Lal

Kirit enjoys working alongside small and medium-sized businesses, to help them achieve the best possible tax, accounting and IT system outcomes.

Kirit is adept at identifying tax saving opportunities, implementing business system improvement processes and maximising return on investment.

In addition, Kirit has a broad client base that ranges from rental property owners to property developers, importers and exporters, retailers and wholesalers, service professionals and franchisees which gives him wide experience to deal with the many business matters that become relevant to his clients on a day to day basis.

Kirit has been a full member of CAANZ since 2000.

 

— say hello to Kirit

Kate-Dudley

With a passion for working in partnership with her clients, Kate provides business planning, strategies and personal asset and structure advice to clients.

Kate has worked across a range of business models and industries. She has skills in international cross-border transactions, software development and accounting for the entertainment industry. Kate’s experience also includes managing IRD audits and family trust administration.

Kate is the Human Resources Partner and Director of Practice Administration for Walker Wayland. She leads a team responsible for client services, designs and implements workplace procedures and liaises with partners and managers to ensure they have the support they need.

 

— say hello to Kate

Alannah-Stewart

Alannah’s professional life has always been in the accounting industry, after being inspired by a teacher who was passionate about the role of accountants in society.

Alannah has worked across multiple industries – from investment property owners and charities to optometrists, pharmacies and lawyers to manufacturing and shipping companies – and that diversity is something she enjoys in her own business.

Alannah assists clients in all areas of their business, from setting up the right structure, helping them expand internationally to preparing accounts and tax returns. Alannah works directly with business owners and their trusted advisors to help them achieve their goals.

 

— say hello to Alannah

Nick-Self

Nick has enjoyed over 30 years’ of experience working with a wide range of clients across a variety of industries, in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. This diversity enables him to appreciate the wealth of challenges facing numerous industries, so he can provide pragmatic and targeted advice.

Nick also provided audit and assurance services for 30 years as well as business, accounting and taxation advice but recently “retired” from auditing to focus on the needs and aspirations of his business-owning clients.

His experience in auditing does, however, bring to bear additional skills, knowledge and perspective as he works alongside those clients on the journey to achieving their goals.

 

— say hello to Nick

Cindy-Chang

Cindy joined Walker Wayland in September 2017 as a BAS accountant, having previously worked for a Chartered Accountancy firm in Auckland for three years. Cindy is a qualified Chartered Accountant and works with clients across various industries.

 

— say hello to Cindy

Deborah-Brown

Debbie is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accountancy. Debbie has worked at Walker Wayland since March 2008 as an accountant in our Business Advisory Services team. She has a background in rural accounting and is delighted to help all her clients with their accounting needs. She specialises in providing taxation advice for small to medium-sized businesses.

 

— say hello to Debbie

Elena-Nikoleava

Elena has a BCom in Finance and Lending from Pacific State University of Russia, Postgraduate in Business from New Zealand University, and is currently working towards her Chartered Accountancy qualification. Elena joined Walker Wayland in January 2018 as BAS Accountant, having previously worked as an accountant in a small Chartered Accountancy practice in Auckland.

 

— say hello to Elena

Eric-Sin

Eric joined Walker Wayland in 2019 after spending nine years working in accountancy practices in Auckland. Eric is a highly motivated Chartered Accountant with extensive experience dealing with small businesses through to large, high turnover companies. He is passionate about working alongside clients in their environment to assist them in achieving their business goals. Eric has a well-developed business network in Auckland and China. He is professionally proficient in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

 

— say hello to Eric

Jenny-Rao

Jenny joined the Walker Wayland team in 2005 in an administration role and subsequently became part of the firm’s accounting team a year later, working predominantly with Kate Dudley. Jenny works with a wide variety of clients across the firm and enjoys the exposure to different businesses and people along the way.

 

— say hello to Jenny

Lucy-Roe

Lucy graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2017 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting. She gained the basis of her practical accounting knowledge whilst working for a small accounting firm in Taupo. Lucy began working at Walker Wayland in 2018 and is excited to grow her accounting skills in the big city.

 

— say hello to Lucy

Mark-Parrant

Mark has over 15 years of experience in accountancy and business advisory services. He enjoys working alongside his clients to maintain and improve their accounting systems, to generate timely and accurate financial information as an aid to business development. Mark also has an interest in tax work, in all its forms.

 

— say hello to Mark

Millie-Weerahinghe

Millie has been part of the Chartered Accounting sector for almost 25 years. She joined Walker Wayland in 2015 and works predominantly with Kate Dudley. Millie works with a wide range of clients, from sole traders, rental property investors to companies in a variety of businesses. She particularly enjoys getting a deep understanding of her client’s needs and developing a relationship to help them meet their accounting and tax matters.

 

— say hello to Millie

Mohsin-Irfan

Mohsin has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Since beginning his professional career in 2012, Mohsin has gained valuable knowledge and skills working with a range of business. He is enjoying developing his career at Walker Wayland as a Business Advisory Services accountant.

 

— say hello to Mohsin

Nikhil-Parpudi

Nikhil joined Walker Wayland in 2019 as a Business Services Accountant. He completed his BCOM and MTAXS at the University of Auckland and is currently studying towards his Chartered Accountancy qualification. Nikhil started his career in corporate tax, before joining Walker Wayland.

 

— say hello to Nikhil

Peter-Barraud

Peter joined Walker Wayland in 2009 after graduating as a Bachelor of Business Information Management at Auckland University. Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant and predominantly works with Kirit Lal. Peter focusses on helping businesses improve their accounting systems through the use of technology such as Xero or MYOB.

 

— say hello to Peter

Sarwan-Kumar

Sarwan has worked in Chartered Accountancy for the last 19 years and joined Walker Wayland in 2016. Before migrating to New Zealand, Sarwan worked for the Fiji Inland Revenue Department. He then managed a small business in Hamilton while studying part-time for his Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from Unitec. Sarwan is involved in tax compliance work and some business advisory services.

 

— say hello to Sarwan

Shirleu-Cheng

Shirley joined Walker Wayland in May 2019. Before that, she worked at a Chartered Accountancy firm in Auckland for over 12 years. Shirley moved from her hometown in China to New Zealand in 1995, after gaining a Bachelor of Engineering. While settling into her new life in Auckland, Shirley also acquired a Bachelor of Business from Unitec Institute of Technology.

 

— say hello to Shirley

Tanya-Solberg

Tanya joined the firm in 2004 as a Business Services Manager working with Sandy Nelson and Kate Dudley. Tanya is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience in Public Practice taxation and business services, with a further 4 years’ experience in the commercial sector. Before her work experience, Tanya gained a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland.

 

— say hello to Tanya

Victoria-Sedykh

Victoria joined Walker Wayland in May 2019 and has over three years’ experience working in Chartered Accountancy firms. She holds a Bachelor of Finance degree from the Russian State University of Trade and Economics. Victoria is working towards becoming a Certified Public Accountant commencing her professional studies in 2019. Originally from Russia, Victoria moved to New Zealand in 2012 and fell in love with the country and people. Victoria has worked for several commercial enterprises as well as professional firms in Russia and New Zealand before joining Walker Wayland. She enjoys working with a broad mix of clients and takes genuine pleasure in being able to assist clients and help steer them in the right, profitable direction.

 

— say hello to Victoria

Vivien-Zhou

Vivien joined Walker Wayland in 2016 as a Business Services Accountant. She holds a Master of Professional Accounting Degree from AUT and gained two years of experience in a smaller accounting firm in Auckland before joining Walker Wayland. Vivien completed her Chartered Accountancy program in 2018.

 

— say hello to Vivien

Fiona-Shand

Fiona joined Walker Wayland in November 2019 as the office manager. She has a background of payroll, HR and administration. She is enjoying watching the office run to efficiency.

 

— say hello to Fiona

Olivia-Sole

Olivia joined Walker Wayland in June 2020. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Event and Business management.

 

— say hello to Olivia

Jess-Passey

Jess has a Bachelor of Accountancy and is a qualified Chartered Accountant working predominantly for Kate Dudley and Sandy Nelson. Jess is passionate about helping small businesses grow and improve efficiencies, and is excited about furthering her career in business advisory.

 

— say hello to Jess

Deanna-Livingstone

Deanna graduated from Massey University in Palmerston North in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in Accountancy. Deanna has previously worked in public practice in Hamilton where she also completed her Chartered Accountancy qualification. Starting her employment with Walker Wayland in 2020, Deanna is excited to work alongside and build strong relationships with a variety of clients and businesses.

 

— say hello to Deanna

sandy nelson

Director

kirit lal

Director

kate dudley

Director

alannah stewart

Director

nick self

Director

cindy chang

Chartered Accountant

deanna livingstone

Chartered Accountant

debbie brown

Chartered Accountant

elena nikolaeva

Accountant

eric sin

Chartered Accountant

jenny rao

Accountant

lucy roe

Chartered Accountant

mark parrant

Accountant

millie weerasinghe

Accountant

mohsin irfan

Chartered Accountant

nikhil parpudi

Accountant

peter barraud

Chartered Accountant

sarwan kumar

Accountant

shirley cheng

Accountant

tanya solberg

Chartered Accountant

victoria sedykh

Accountant

vivien zhou

Chartered Accountant

fiona shand

Office Manager

olivia sole

Marketing & Administration

— our people

sandy nelson

Director

Sandy-Nelson

Sandy has broad experience in advising a wide variety of businesses and their differing needs from over 25 years in public practice.

He particularly enjoys working with business owners or boards to provide operational or strategic input. Sandy’s strengths are in advisory, governance, taxation and trusts.

If your business is not quite where you would like it to be, Sandy would love to help you out.

— say hello to Sandy

kirit lal

Director

Kirit-Lal

Kirit enjoys working alongside small and medium-sized businesses, to help them achieve the best possible tax, accounting and IT system outcomes.

Kirit is adept at identifying tax saving opportunities, implementing business system improvement processes and maximising return on investment.

In addition, Kirit has a broad client base that ranges from rental property owners to property developers, importers and exporters, retailers and wholesalers, service professionals and franchisees which gives him wide experience to deal with the many business matters that become relevant to his clients on a day to day basis.

Kirit has been a full member of CAANZ since 2000.

 

— say hello to Kirit

kate dudley

Director

Kate-Dudley

With a passion for working in partnership with her clients, Kate provides business planning, strategies and personal asset and structure advice to clients.

Kate has worked across a range of business models and industries. She has skills in international cross-border transactions, software development and accounting for the entertainment industry. Kate’s experience also includes managing IRD audits and family trust administration.

Kate is the Human Resources Partner and Director of Practice Administration for Walker Wayland. She leads a team responsible for client services, designs and implements workplace procedures and liaises with partners and managers to ensure they have the support they need.

 

– say hello to Kate

alannah stewart

Director

Alannah-Stewart

Alannah’s professional life has always been in the accounting industry, after being inspired by a teacher who was passionate about the role of accountants in society.

Alannah has worked across multiple industries – from investment property owners and charities to optometrists, pharmacies and lawyers to manufacturing and shipping companies – and that diversity is something she enjoys in her own business.

Alannah assists clients in all areas of their business, from setting up the right structure, helping them expand internationally to preparing accounts and tax returns. Alannah works directly with business owners and their trusted advisors to help them achieve their goals.

 

– say hello to Alannah

nick self

Director

Nick-Self

Nick has enjoyed over 30 years’ of experience working with a wide range of clients across a variety of industries, in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. This diversity enables him to appreciate the wealth of challenges facing numerous industries, so he can provide pragmatic and targeted advice.

Nick also provided audit and assurance services for 30 years as well as business, accounting and taxation advice but recently “retired” from auditing to focus on the needs and aspirations of his business-owning clients.

His experience in auditing does, however, bring to bear additional skills, knowledge and perspective as he works alongside those clients on the journey to achieving their goals.

 

– say hello to Nick

cindy chang

Chartered Accountant

Cindy-Chang

Cindy joined Walker Wayland in September 2017 as a BAS accountant, having previously worked for a Chartered Accountancy firm in Auckland for three years. Cindy is a qualified Chartered Accountant and works with clients across various industries.

 

– say hello to Cindy

deanna livingstone

Chartered Accountant

Deanna-Livingstone

Deanna graduated from Massey University in Palmerston North in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in Accountancy. Deanna has previously worked in public practice in Hamilton where she also completed her Chartered Accountancy qualification. Starting her employment with Walker Wayland in 2020, Deanna is excited to work alongside and build strong relationships with a variety of clients and businesses.

– say hello to Deanna

debbie brown

Chartered Accountant

Deborah-Brown

Debbie is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accountancy. Debbie has worked at Walker Wayland since March 2008 as an accountant in our Business Advisory Services team. She has a background in rural accounting and is delighted to help all her clients with their accounting needs. She specialises in providing taxation advice for small to medium-sized businesses. 

 

– say hello to Debbie

elena nikolaeva

Accountant

Elena-Nikoleava

Elena has a BCom in Finance and Lending from Pacific State University of Russia, Postgraduate in Business from New Zealand University, and is currently working towards her Chartered Accountancy qualification. Elena joined Walker Wayland in January 2018 as BAS Accountant, having previously worked as an accountant in a small Chartered Accountancy practice in Auckland. 

 

– say hello to Elena

eric sin

Chartered Accountant

Eric-Sin

Eric joined Walker Wayland in 2019 after spending nine years working in accountancy practices in Auckland. Eric is a highly motivated Chartered Accountant with extensive experience dealing with small businesses through to large, high turnover companies. He is passionate about working alongside clients in their environment to assist them in achieving their business goals. Eric has a well-developed business network in Auckland and China. He is professionally proficient in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. 

 

– say hello to Eric

jenny rao

Accountant

Jenny-Rao

Jenny joined the Walker Wayland team in 2005 in an administration role and subsequently became part of the firm’s accounting team a year later, working predominantly with Kate Dudley. Jenny works with a wide variety of clients across the firm and enjoys the exposure to different businesses and people along the way.

 

– say hello to Jenny

Jess-Passey

Jess has a Bachelor of Accountancy and is a qualified Chartered Accountant working predominantly for Kate Dudley and Sandy Nelson. Jess is passionate about helping small businesses grow and improve efficiencies, and is excited about furthering her career in business advisory.

– say hello to Jess

lucy roe

Chartered Accountant

Lucy-Roe

Lucy graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2017 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting. She gained the basis of her practical accounting knowledge whilst working for a small accounting firm in Taupo. Lucy began working at Walker Wayland in 2018 and is excited to grow her accounting skills in the big city.

– say hello to Lucy

mark parrant

Accountant

Mark-Parrant

Mark has over 15 years of experience in accountancy and business advisory services. He enjoys working alongside his clients to maintain and improve their accounting systems, to generate timely and accurate financial information as an aid to business development. Mark also has an interest in tax work, in all its forms.

 

– say hello to Mark

millie weerasinghe

Accountant

Millie-Weerahinghe

Millie has been part of the Chartered Accounting sector for almost 25 years. She joined Walker Wayland in 2015 and works predominantly with Kate Dudley. Millie works with a wide range of clients, from sole traders, rental property investors to companies in a variety of businesses. She particularly enjoys getting a deep understanding of her client’s needs and developing a relationship to help them meet their accounting and tax matters. 

 

– say hello to Millie

mohsin irfan

Chartered Accountant

Mohsin-Irfan

Mohsin has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Since beginning his professional career in 2012, Mohsin has gained valuable knowledge and skills working with a range of business. He is enjoying developing his career at Walker Wayland as a Business Advisory Services accountant.

– say hello to Mohsin

nikhil parpudi

Accountant

Nikhil-Parpudi

Nikhil joined Walker Wayland in 2019 as a Business Services Accountant. He completed his BCOM and MTAXS at the University of Auckland and is currently studying towards his Chartered Accountancy qualification. Nikhil started his career in corporate tax, before joining Walker Wayland. 

 

– say hello to Nikhil

peter barraud

Chartered Accountant

Peter-Barraud

Peter joined Walker Wayland in 2009 after graduating as a Bachelor of Business Information Management at Auckland University. Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant and predominantly works with Kirit Lal. Peter focusses on helping businesses improve their accounting systems through the use of technology such as Xero or MYOB. 

 

– say hello to Peter

sarwan kumar

Accountant

Sarwan-Kumar

Sarwan has worked in Chartered Accountancy for the last 19 years and joined Walker Wayland in 2016. Before migrating to New Zealand, Sarwan worked for the Fiji Inland Revenue Department. He then managed a small business in Hamilton while studying part-time for his Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from Unitec. Sarwan is involved in tax compliance work and some business advisory services. 

 

– say hello to Sarwan

shirley cheng

Accountant

Shirleu-Cheng

Shirley joined Walker Wayland in May 2019. Before that, she worked at a Chartered Accountancy firm in Auckland for over 12 years. Shirley moved from her hometown in China to New Zealand in 1995, after gaining a Bachelor of Engineering. While settling into her new life in Auckland, Shirley also acquired a Bachelor of Business from Unitec Institute of Technology. 

 

– say hello to Shirley

tanya solberg

Chartered Accountant

Tanya-Solberg

Tanya joined the firm in 2004 as a Business Services Manager working with Sandy Nelson and Kate Dudley. Tanya is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience in Public Practice taxation and business services, with a further 4 years’ experience in the commercial sector. Before her work experience, Tanya gained a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland.

– say hello to Tanya

victoria sedykh

Accountant

Victoria-Sedykh

Victoria joined Walker Wayland in May 2019 and has over three years’ experience working in Chartered Accountancy firms. She holds a Bachelor of Finance degree from the Russian State University of Trade and Economics. Victoria is working towards becoming a Certified Public Accountant commencing her professional studies in 2019. Originally from Russia, Victoria moved to New Zealand in 2012 and fell in love with the country and people. Victoria has worked for several commercial enterprises as well as professional firms in Russia and New Zealand before joining Walker Wayland. She enjoys working with a broad mix of clients and takes genuine pleasure in being able to assist clients and help steer them in the right, profitable direction.

– say hello to Victoria

vivien zhou

Chartered Accountant

Vivien-Zhou

Vivien joined Walker Wayland in 2016 as a Business Services Accountant. She holds a Master of Professional Accounting Degree from AUT and gained two years of experience in a smaller accounting firm in Auckland before joining Walker Wayland. Vivien completed her Chartered Accountancy program in 2018. 

 

– say hello to Vivien

fiona shand

Office Manager

Fiona-Shand

Fiona joined Walker Wayland in November 2019 as the office manager. She has a background of payroll, HR and administration. She is enjoying watching the office run to efficiency.

– say hello to Fiona

olivia sole

Marketing & Administration

Olivia-Sole

Olivia joined Walker Wayland in June 2020. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Event and Business management.

– say hello to Olivia