We are a Chartered Accountancy practice acting for all sizes of businesses and for individuals preparing Annual Accounts, Taxation Returns, Rental Statements, Cashflows, Budgets and Business Plans. Established over 30 years ago, our roots go back more than 40 years with many of our clients having been with us for over thirty years.
We advise on the best structures (Partnerships, Trusts, Companies, Special Partnerships, LTC etc) for your undertaking in regards 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 Xero, Quick Books, MYOB, Banklink and others. We are also happy to use manual systems if that is your preference. Banklink and Xero are our preferred computer package for completion of GST. We use in-house APS Reckon which is used by most of the larger Accounting Practices in New Zealand and Australia.
We, ourselves, have owned and/or rented a number of investment properties, as we believe that this 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 Practice.
Meet the Team
We have nine team members. Five of those team members are qualified Accountants, and two members of the accounting team are as good as most qualified Accountants. The other members of our team are our receptionist and office manager/ accounts lady.
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.
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. 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 and APS Reckon.
Joshua Webster (The younger better looking Webster AKA Bruce’s son) is a Chartered Accountant and member of CAANZ. Having graduated from the University of Auckland with a degree in Accounting and Health Science he then worked full time for 5 years as an Auditor and Accountant for KPMG and Walker Wayland Accountants. Prior to this he worked part time with Webster and Company for 10 years through high school and university. Josh has also operated as an uber eats deliverer and an air bnb host. Josh is proficient with Xero, MYOB, APS Reckon and has been exposed to a plethora of other systems during his career as an Auditor.
Josh loves traveling and has returned to New Zealand after a year living abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark with his partner Nadia in early 2020. He is a keen indoor netballer, snow boarder and recently an electric skate board rider.
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 17 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 with her daughter and husband.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma of Environmental Management, both from Auckland, and both obtained a long time ago. He has over thirty years of accounting experience and is a member of CAANZ.
While he has experience in a wide range of accounting matters, he enjoys assisting clients to get accurate and timely information and advice, so they can run their businesses more efficiently and successfully.
Outside work, he has a keen interest in most sports, and tries to do enough exercise so as not to be harassed by his three teenage boys.
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 13 and a half years. Alongside, Christine and her husband have owned and ran a Hot Rod Fabrication shop since 2002 until 2018. 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, Xero, APS Reckon 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.
Christine and her husband moved to Nevada, USA in 2018 and works full time for Wesbter & Co from there. From Nevada Christine is four hours ahead of NZ and a day behind in time zones, making Webster & Co’s coverage 6 days a week. Christine will normally telephone clients in NZ, but can be called on What’s App.
Sherry is a qualified Chartered Accountant of CAANZ and has approximately 9 years accounting experience spent in other accounting firms and commercial roles. Sherry is a proficient with MYOB and Xero.
Sherry’s commercial roles and time spent as a business owner in the past gives her a great understanding of the commercial issues that business owners face. She can speak fluent English and Mandarin.
Outside of the office Sherry enjoys regular Body Pump, Pilates and Yoga sessions. Email: email@example.com
Jordyn is the third Webster to join the ranks and is our Office Manager at Webster & Co. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland in Information Systems and Commercial Law.
Jordyn does a variety of different tasks and brings with her four years’ worth of experience from administration to scheduling workrooms for various industries.
Outside of work, Jordyn enjoys social indoor netball, the cinema and recently has tried to take up sewing to varying degrees of success.
Emma is the newest member to the Webster and Co team. She has two years’ experience in retail.
She has completed a certificate In University Prep, then studied Political Science Law Sociology for a period at the University of Canterbury.
While her accounting classes at high school were good for catching up on missed sleep, Emma still managed to come out with above average grades (much to her teachers surprise ).
Outside work Emma enjoys surfing, shopping and a lot of true crime documentaries where she can spend hours researching into high profile cases.
She also loves to be in the Kitchen baking and cooking up a storm.