We are Chartered Accountancy practice established over 23 years ago but whose roots go back some 40 years. We have ten team members. Five of those team members are qualified Accountants, and three members of the accounting team are as good as most qualified Accountants with a further junior Accountant. The other member of our team is our receptionist/office manager and accounts lady. Two of us have been together for twenty years with another two for sixteen years and twelve years respectively, which is a good indication that we enjoy our work and our working environment, which includes a close working relationship with our clients. A further two have been here for six years plus.
We act for all sizes of businesses and for individuals. We do not do any audit or receivership/liquidation type of work, as none of us enjoy these types of work. Many of our clients have been with us for over thirty years.
We prepare Annual Accounts, Taxation Returns, Rental Statements, Cashflows, Budgets and Business Plans.
We advise on the best structures (Partnerships, Trusts, Companies, Special Partnerships, LTC etc) for your undertaking in regard to the type of business or venture you are entering, the taxation implications and how to minimize the cost of taxation within the law.
We use the latest computer technology and are providers and supporters of some of the common bookkeeping systems such as Quick Books, MYOB, Banklink, Xero and others. We are also happy to use manual systems if that is your preference. Banklink is our preferred computer package for completion of GST.
We, ourselves, have owned and/or rented a number of investment properties, as we believe that it is a great form of investment. We run a share club for a number of our existing clients. We have a large amount of expertise and experience with rental properties and have given seminars on the subject. Most of us have been involved in running our own business outside of the Accounting Practise.
Meet the Team
Bruce is the founder of Webster & Co Ltd, he is also a Chartered Accountant and is a Member of CAANZ and CPA Australia.
Having become a Partner at the age of 24, Bruce has been involved in helping all types of businesses with their Financial And Taxation matters over the past 40 years. Being a mad keen yachtie until switching allegiance to fizz boats, he was Treasurer of Yachting New Zealand for ten years serving on their Board throughout this period together with being Treasurer of Royal Akarana Yacht Club at the same time.
Having owned and run three Pubs during this period he is well aware of the stresses that business owners face when it comes to staffing, cash flow and the essential issue of making a profit while at the same time trying to maintain a life/work balance with Family.
Steven holds a Bachelor of Business from Manukau, has 20 years accounting experience of which 16 were with Webster & Co Ltd. Steven is proficient in accounting software such as MYOB, Bank Link, Xero and Reckon APS.
Karin is a Qualified Accountant and graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1995. She also holds a Bachelor of Social work from Sweden. Karin is also able to fluently speak Swedish.
Karin joined Webster & Co Ltd in March 2008, 9 years ago. Since her graduation, she has mainly worked in the Chartered Accounting environment.
Her interests outside of work are reading, travelling and an occasional game of golf. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as bush hikes but above all, she enjoys a good laugh. Karin is proficient in accounting software such as MYOB, Bank Link, Xero, APS.
Erica holds a Master’s degree of Professional of Accounting from the Auckland University of Technology. She has worked in a small accounting firm for 2 years before she joined Webster & Co Ltd.
Erica has been in New Zealand for 13 years and went to College on the North Shore of Auckland. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
She loves to read, play the piano and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and bicycle rides. Erica is proficient in accounting software such as MYOB and Xero.
Han Toh is an Associate at Webster & Co Ltd and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accountancy; Finance & Information Systems from the University of Canterbury. Han has been with Webster & Co Ltd for 13 years and worked at a small chartered accountancy firm for 7 years prior to that. She is proficient in accounting software such as Bank Link, Xero and Reckon APS. Han also has a background in the family business of restaurateurs in Christchurch. Han enjoys Sunday walks to her local café.
Christine is a qualified Chartered Accountant, she holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Certificate in Arts, both from Massey University. Christine has worked at the top levels of Commercial Accounting and has worked in public practice accounting for the past 10 and a half years. Alongside, Christine and her husband have owned and run a Hot Rod Fabrication shop since 2002. With her prior experience, she understands the needs of large international manufacturing companies, specialist and boutique market businesses.
Christine is proficient in MYOB, Bank Link, and Xero and has also worked with custom manufacturing developed software programs.
Outside of work, Christine is anything but your ‘ordinary bean counter’. Being heavily involved in Hot Rodding, drag racing, and motorcycling and with a love for travel. You will see her either on the road in her Hot Rod, Harley Davidson or at a Drag racing event in the USA.
Yvonne started at Webster & Co Ltd November 1993 and prior to that worked in various other Accounting Practices. She has had experience, with her husband, in running their own business, a large tyre shop in Onehunga. Yvonne is proficient in accounting software such as MYOB, QuickBooks, Reckon APS, Exonet, Bank Link, and Xero.
Vicki is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been in this business for approximately 27 years; 20 years of which have been with a mid-tier level CA firm, 6 and ½ years with 2 small CA Firms and 10 months as a company accountant for a private business. Vicki has been with Webster & Co Ltd for 24 Months and is Competent in accounting software such as Xero, Reckon APS, and Exonet.
Winton holds a Bachelor of Business – Major in Accounting from the University of Canterbury and has Full ACA Membership (Associate Chartered Accountant). Winton has been with Webster & Co Ltd for 6 years and prior to this, he worked three years in two other chartered accountancy firms. Winton served 2 years as a volunteer soldier in China (Truck Driver). Winton is proficient in Mandarin and can also understand Cantonese. He is also capable in accounting software such as Bank Link, Xero and Reckon APS. Winton enjoys travelling, reading, movies, gardening, fishing, swimming and listening to music.