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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

Behshtah Safdari
Behshtah joined Walker Wayland in 2021 as a BAS Accountant. She has gained her Bachelor of Commerce qualifications from the University of Auckland majoring in Accountancy and Commercial Law and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant. She has been in the business/accountancy field since 2014 and has valuable skills and interest on the attention to detail of getting your accounts completed accurately.

 

— say hello to Behshtah

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

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

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

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

Richard Denton
Richard started his career in Banking with 20 years’ of experience working for the ASB helping businesses achieve their financial goals. During this time he discovered his love for financial analysis, and returned to University to complete his accounting degree. Richard has been a practising accountant for the past four years, and enjoys working closely with people and business, especially in the advisory area where he is best able to utilise the skills has he built during his years in banking and finance.

 

— say hello to Richard

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

Anna Zuraeva

Anna joined Walker Wayland in 2020 as a Client Service Administrator and in 2021 decided to give it a try in accounting. Prior to that Anna had extensive experience in various industries dealing with entities and individual clients. Having worked in a fast-paced environment in Walker Wayland, Anna is entirely aimed to provide exceptional customer service. She works with diversified customers and also helps her more experienced colleagues.

 

— say hello to Anna

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

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

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

Nish Naidoo
Nish joined Walker Wayland in 2021 as a Business Services Accountant after having previously worked as a Business Advisor in other Chartered Accountancy firms in Auckland. Nish has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Information Systems and is currently working towards his Chartered Accountancy qualification. Nish enjoys working alongside and building relationships with clients across various industries.

 

— say hello to Nish

Rhys Walters
Rhys joined Walker Wayland in 2021 as a Business Services Accountant. He graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce and is currently studying towards his Chartered Accountancy qualification. Rhys started his career working in a smaller accounting firm in Christchurch before joining Walker Wayland.

 

— say hello to Rhys

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

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

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

Nicole Mills
Nicole joined Walker Wayland in July 2020 as a temp and as of 2021 started a permanent position within the admin team. She has since taken over the Tax and Compliance Administration role and is excited to learn new things.

 

— say hello to Nicole

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Ella joined Walker Wayland in 2022 as a Marketing and Administrative assistant after graduating from Victoria University of Wellington in early 2022 with a Bachelor of commerce, majoring in Marketing and International Business. Ella is excited to join Walker Wayland and help to assist in marketing initiatives as well as the administration.

 

— say hello to Ella

©Focal Point Photos

Sunleng joined Walker Wayland in 2022 as a receptionist. Prior to her position at Walker Wayland Sunleng has had extensive experience in customer facing environments, having worked in the hospitality industry for 11 years. Sunleng has a passion for working with people and engaging in a customer oriented environment. She is eager and for her start in a business environment.

sandy nelson

Director

kirit lal

Director

kate dudley

Director

alannah stewart

Director

nick self

Director

behshtah safdari

Chartered Accountant

cindy chang

Chartered Accountant

debbie brown

Chartered Accountant

lucy roe

Chartered Accountant

mohsin irfan

Chartered Accountant

peter barraud

Chartered Accountant

richard denton

Chartered Accountant

tanya solberg

Chartered Accountant

anna zuraeva

Accountant

jarrod schmahl

Accountant

jenny rao

Accountant

mark parrant

Accountant

millie weerasinghe

Accountant

nikhil parpudi

Accountant

nish naido

Accountant

rhys walters

Accountant

sarwan kumar

Accountant

shirley cheng

Accountant

victoria sedykh

Accountant

echo ma

Bookkeeper

fiona shand

Office Manager

nicole mills

Compliance Administrator

ella jacobs

Marketing/Administrative Assistant

sunleng men

Receptionist

— 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

behshtah safdari

Chartered Accountant

Behshtah Safdari

Behshtah joined Walker Wayland in 2021 as a BAS Accountant. She has gained her Bachelor of Commerce qualifications from the University of Auckland majoring in Accountancy and Commercial Law and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant. She has been in the business/accountancy field since 2014 and has valuable skills and interest on the attention to detail of getting your accounts completed accurately.

 

– say hello to Behshtah

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

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-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

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

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

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

richard denton

Chartered Accountant

Richard Denton

Richard started his career in Banking with 20 years’ of experience working for the ASB helping businesses achieve their financial goals. During this time he discovered his love for financial analysis, and returned to University to complete his accounting degree. Richard has been a practising accountant for the past four years, and enjoys working closely with people and business, especially in the advisory area where he is best able to utilise the skills has he built during his years in banking and finance. 

 

– say hello to Richard

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

anna zuraeva

Accountant

Anna Zuraeva

Anna joined Walker Wayland in 2020 as a Client Service Administrator and in 2021 decided to give it a try in accounting. Prior to that Anna had extensive experience in various industries dealing with entities and individual clients. Having worked in a fast-paced environment in Walker Wayland, Anna is entirely aimed to provide exceptional customer service. She works with diversified customers and also helps her more experienced colleagues.

jarrod schmahl

Accountant

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

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

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

nish naido

Accountant

Nish Naidoo

Nish joined Walker Wayland in 2021 as a Business Services Accountant after having previously worked as a Business Advisor in other Chartered Accountancy firms in Auckland. Nish has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Information Systems and is currently working towards his Chartered Accountancy qualification. Nish enjoys working alongside and building relationships with clients across various industries. 

 

– say hello to Nish

rhys walters

Accountant

Rhys Walters

Ryhs joined Walker Wayland in 2021 as a Business Services Accountant after having previously worked as a Business Advisor in other Chartered Accountancy firms in Auckland. Nish has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Information Systems and is currently working towards his Chartered Accountancy qualification. Nish enjoys working alongside and building relationships with clients across various industries. 

 

– say hello to Ryhs

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

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

Echo Ma

Bookkeeper

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

nicole mills

Compliance Administrator

Nicole Mills

Nicole joined Walker Wayland in July 2020 as a temp and as of 2021 started a permanent position within the admin team. She has since taken over the Tax and Compliance Administration role and is excited to learn new things.

– say hello to Nicole

ella jacobs

Marketing/Administrative Assistant 

©Focal Point Photos

Ella joined Walker Wayland in 2022 as a Marketing and Administrative assistant after graduating from Victoria University of Wellington in early 2022 with a Bachelor of commerce, majoring in Marketing and International Business. Ella is excited to join Walker Wayland and help to assist in marketing initiatives as well as the administration.

– say hello to Ella

sunleng men

Receptionist

©Focal Point Photos

Sunleng joined Walker Wayland in 2022 as a receptionist. Prior to her position at Walker Wayland Sunleng has had extensive experience in customer facing environments, having worked in the hospitality industry for 11 years. Sunleng has a passion for working with people and engaging in a customer oriented environment. She is eager and for her start in a business environment.

– say hello to Nicole