Directors

Frank Dooley

Frank Dooley

Director - B Com FCA

Frank completed his professional qualifications in 1980 and has since gained over three decades of experience in public practice. Frank became a partner in Wood & Drage in 1983, rebranded to F T Dooley Ltd in 1988, purchased Bamfields Westport practice in 2004 and now heads our busy firm.

Frank was honoured as a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand during 2012 in recognition of his exceptional services to the Community. A passionate advocate for community and development in the Buller, Frank has held a number of Trustee and Director positions in local organisations. Currently, Frank serves as Chairman of Buller Electricity Limited, Director of Pulse Energy Limited and Cranley Farms Limited. Frank also supports numerous not for profit organisations through the firm and in his own time.

Frank works hard to get the best results for all business and community organisations, his overarching expectation for high quality results resounds throughout the firm at every level. His extensive governance experience and contacts throughout NZ provide a depth of knowledge unequalled meaning Frank is qualified to advise you on all aspects of business no matter how large or small.

frank@ftdooley.co.nz

Gareth Allen

Gareth Allen

Director - BBS, CA

Gareth is the managing director of F T Dooley Ltd. With more than 20 years providing accounting, audit and taxation advice to businesses, Gareth has a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience.

His areas of expertise include commercial, agriculture, horticulture and non-profit organisations. Gareth has also completed the Development West Coast Leadership and Governance Programme and holds Director and Trustee roles outside the firm.

Gareth is happy to assist you in any way, and at times travels to Murchison to provide accounting services as an extension of the firm which is based in Westport.

gareth@ftdooley.co.nz

Rochelle Crossman

Rochelle Crossman

Director - B Com, Dip.Grad, CA

MYOB Certified Consultant

Rochelle joined the firm as a graduate of Otago University in 2006. Assisted by the mentoring and support of Frank and Gareth, Rochelle achieved her Chartered Accountancy qualification during 2009 and gained her certificate of Public Practice in 2013.

Rochelle is primarily involved in the management of the firm.  She has great people skills, and currently cares for a range of small to medium sized businesses. Her area of expertise is commercial businesses including retail and hospitality. She has a genuine interest in business development and is the right person to contact if you are looking at starting up a new business or wish to maximise your business potential.

rochelle@ftdooley.co.nz

Staff

Zach Forsyth

Zach Forsyth

MYOB Certified Consultant, BAcc, GradDipCA

Zach manages the not-for-profit audit team.  If you need guidance on whether an audit is required and what records are necessary for audit he is the person to contact. Zach is currently studying toward his Chartered Accountancy qualification and has many years experience in all aspects of accounting after fourteen years with the firm.
zach@ftdooley.co.nz

Jo Dooley

Jo Dooley

Jo performs an executive assistant role and oversees the administration team at F T Dooley Ltd. You will see her smiling face at reception when you come in to visit us. Jo is the right person to talk to if you need to arrange a meeting with any of the team.

jo@ftdooley.co.nz

Rosalind Harris

Rosalind Harris

Rosalind joined the F T Dooley Ltd team in 1994, and leads our busy payroll team. Her focus is mainly high volume large industry payrolls, as she has a solid understanding of New Zealand employment legislation. Rosalind has a background in banking and secretarial roles which provides great value to those of our clients that require our full administrative services.

ros@ftdooley.co.nz

Margaret Neighbours

Margaret Neighbours

Margaret is our Dairybase expert. She is also able to assist you with a wide range of GST, taxation and end of year accounting queries or advice. Margaret’s knowledge and experience is irreplaceable, which is why she is also kept busy with the training of our new staff members.

margaret@ftdooley.co.nz

Lynley Rea

Lynley Rea

Lynley is a key member of the accounting team having over seventeen years experience working in chartered accountancy. Lynley helps many of our farming clients with their GST and end of year accounts and tax returns as well as retailers and tradies.

lynley@ftdooley.co.nz

Lisa Slee

Lisa Slee

MYOB Certified Consultant

Lisa started her accounting career in 1990 and has over twenty years of valuable experience. In recent years, Lisa has become our go-to-girl for clients looking for online accounting software solutions.  Her practical accounting knowledge enables her to get clients setup with a system that works best for their business needs. 

lisa@ftdooley.co.nz

Anna Dooley

Anna Dooley

Anna has practical business experience after being self employed for a number of years before joining the firm. She is part of the payroll team and assists a number of our clients with wage calculations and compliance with employment laws. 

anna@ftdooley.co.nz

Tori Spittal

Tori Spittal

Xero Certified Advisor

Tori’s accounting skills stood out when she won the “F T Dooley Ltd” Accounting Award at Buller High School in 2013. She joined the firm soon after as a junior clerk and, with the exception of some parental leave, has now been with us for over 5 years. Tori is a dedicated member of the accounting team and is continuing her professional studies towards becoming a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

tori@ftdooley.co.nz

Bronwyn Craddock

Bronwyn Craddock

B Com

Bronwyn joined our team in 2014 after taking a year away from the office with her young family. Bronwyn has over fifteen years experience in chartered accountancy and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Management. Bronwyn can help you with a broad range of business and accounting queries as her experience includes accounting for Trusts, Companies, Partnerships as well as Sole Traders and farm accounting.

bronwyn@ftdooley.co.nz

Joanna Makutu

Joanna Makutu

Joanna joined our team in April 2015 bringing with her 25 years of office administration experience. Working alongside Jo Dooley in reception, Joanna will cheerfully assist you by ensuring that you are directed to the correct team member to answer your accounting queries.

joanna@ftdooley.co.nz

Pippa Haswell

Pippa Haswell

B Com

Pippa has returned to work for our accounting team after completing a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting at Victoria University. Pippa prepares annual accounts, GST and tax returns and has a particular interest in taxation law.

pippa@ftdooley.co.nz

Raewyn Davis

Raewyn Davis

Xero Certified Advisor

Raewyn is part of our busy accounting team.  Her main tasks include the preparation of annual accounts, GST and income tax returns.  Raewyn has practical business experience from her involvement in the management and administration of various small businesses.  Raewyn is a Xero certified adviser so is the right person to ask for if you are needing assistance with your online cashbook.

raewyn@ftdooley.co.nz

Debbie Lawry

Debbie Lawry

Debbie joined the team part-time in October 2016 and moved to full-time during March 2017.  Debbie brings with her over 30 years experience making her extreamly proficient in many general accounting administration tasks such as debtor and creditor management, accounting software systems, reconciliations and GST returns.  Since joining our team Debbie has commenced processing payrolls and is proving a valuable asset to our payroll team.

debbie@ftdooley.co.nz

ASHISH BEJOY

ASHISH BEJOY

B Com

Ashish joined the Firm in April 2018.  He is a graduate from Canterbury University and intends to continue to study towards becoming a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.

ashish@ftdooley.co.nz

Jazmine McCreath

Jazmine McCreath

B Com

Jaz recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Taxation at the University of Canterbury and joined our team full time in November 2018.  Jaz will begin her study towards becoming a Chartered Accountant while working at F T Dooley Ltd.

jazmine@ftdooley.co.nz