Evans Doyle Limited - The Firm

Our guiding philosophy at Evans Doyle is to empower our clients to achieve financial freedom. With a combination of expert knowledge and services that cater to individual needs, we aim to leave people with more freedom of choice and an all round better lifestyle. We trust that our clients know best how to run their business, so we’re here to support and equip them in that journey.

As part of this philosophy, we’re passionate about building genuine relationships with our people. When you come to us, we want to know what’s really at the heart of your business, what makes it work and what you love about it. After all, if we don’t really understand what makes you and your business tick, how can we offer meaningful advice and effective services?


Our History

Our team has been in the business of empowering the Kiwi business community for well over a decade. Today we work with clients all across New Zealand, based out of the central Waikato town of Cambridge.


Jane Evans - Chartered Accountant

Jane's never been quite like other accountants, she is a creative thinker, never afraid to challenge herself and the coach and mentor in her likes to challenge those around her. She embarked on her journey as a Chartered Accountant in rural Hawkes Bay spending time in several large accounting firms, including more recently, Accountants on London (Hamilton), and BDO Waikato. She has worked as a Financial Controller in a roading and utilities company and did a stint overseas working for global law firm Clyde & Co as a project and management accountant, and has built up experience in both the commercial arena and public practice. She is passionate about growing great NZ businesses and the farm girl in her is passionate about the NZ agricultural industry. Early in 2016, Jane founded AgBiz Accountants followed by a name change in December 2020 to Evans Doyle Ltd a lifelong dream where she continues to look after clients she has worked with for the past nine years since returning from overseas.

Jane has two daughters and is a keen masters rower,  mountain biker and she loves to dance. 

Tim Doyle – Chartered Accountant

Tim is passionate about working with business owners to help achieve success. Over the last ten years, Tim's experience has ranged from working with SME businesses around the Waikato to working within a FTSE 250 company in London; so he has a wealth of knowledge to call upon. His knowledge and experience means he is able to communicate boring accounting language in such a way that business owners can understand and implement immediate action.

Outside of the office you'll find Tim training in the pool or on the road for an Ironman, having a beer with mates, or getting stuck in to property renovations.

Annette Cross - Chartered Accountant

What do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

Travelling, reading and spending time with family and friends

What is your favourite drink?

Coffee

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Working with our clients in helping them to achieve their goals and being part of a great team

What is your experience or work history?

Variety of roles within the agricultural and bloodstock sector and worked in veterinary practices.  Before working in accounting firms as an accountant for last 16 years

Tim FitzPatrick - Chartered Accountant

In your own words, what do you do most days at work?

Prepare financial statements and tax returns for clients, review financial statements and tax returns prepared by other staff members, assist clients with general tax enquiries and compliance.

What do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

Hanging out with my wife and two daughters and playing squash.

What is your favourite drink?

Coffee during the day, beer during the night.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Working with a diverse range of clients and a great team of people.

What is your experience or work history?

I’m qualified as a chartered accountant and have worked as an accountant for 15 years. I’ve held senior accounting roles at several Waikato chartered accountancy firms and have also worked as an accountant for Brian Perry Civil in the commercial sector.

Michelle Brace – Accountant

In your own words, what do you do most days at work?

According to my 9 year old I ‘play’ on the computer all day! 

I also assist the Evans Doyle team with tax management, bookkeeping and preparation of GST returns and annual accounts. Assist clients with tax or Xero support.

What do you enjoy doing with your spare time? 

Spending time with family and friends.

What is your favourite drink? 

Coffee

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Growth as an Accountant, learning from our senior accountants and our great team dynamic.

What is your experience or work history?

I have had a varied career with over 20 years of commercial experience working across many industries including Defence, Health, Real Estate, Construction, Fire Protection and Financial Services. I discovered my passion for Accounting later than usual so past work experience has included everything from reception/administration, management, software, payroll, bookkeeping, accounts through to refueling aircraft.

Sue Hoyle - Accountant

What do you do most days at work?

I work as a part-time contractor for Evans Doyle and prepare annual financial statements, Tax Returns and GST Returns. By working remotely, I miss the day-to-day contact with my colleagues but the bonus is being able to work at my desk in slippers with my dog at my feet!

What do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

Living in Picton, I love being able to spend time on the water either kayaking or exploring the Marlborough Sounds by boat and getting to watch dolphins and seals up close. I enjoy a daily walk or longer tramp on the many dog-friendly trails and sing with an all-female A Cappella choir.

What is your favourite drink?

During work hours I enjoy a trim flat white and after hours, it has to be an ice-cold Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé!

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Apart from the flexibility of being able to choose my work hours, I enjoy the diversity of client businesses which I get to prepare accounts for. From an individual with one residential rental property to directors with multiple companies and trusts, each day brings a different set of challenges.

What is your experience or work history?

After completing a degree in Agriculture in Scotland, I changed career path to Accountancy and now have over 30 years of experience working in Chartered Accountancy practices in both Scotland and New Zealand. Over the years, I have seen the progression from preparing accounts from a shoe-box full of invoices and hand-written ledgers to today’s online paperless systems, which has allowed me to continue working for Evans Doyle despite a move to Picton in 2018. I have also gained valuable business experience through running a diverse range of businesses with my husband  - from retail and rental properties to horticulture, coffee roasting and farm stay accommodation.



Kerri Dwane - Senior Accountant

In your own words, what do you do most days at work?

Preparing financial statements and tax returns, preparing
other returns such as GST returns as well as peer reviewing the same. 
Preparing cashflows and forecasts and assisting with training when
needed.  In my four year old daughter’s words Mummy plays on her computer
and she wants to be an “on the counter” like Mummy.

What do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my daughter, partner and
stepsons.  I also love reading, baking and cross stitch

What is your favourite drink?

I can’t drink coffee so hot chocolate is my favourite drink

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I enjoy forming relationships with clients and am passionate about providing them
with accurate information to help with achieving their business goals

What is your experience or work history?

 25 years of working in chartered accounting practices.  I started working
full time while studying part time as soon as I finished school, haven’t quite
finished studying but am keen to complete that in the next few years.

Kim Fredrickson - Client Services Administrator

In your own words, what do you do most days at work?

I assist our clients with their bookkeeping, payroll, GST Returns, Xero and other admin duties.

What do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I can be found geeking out in our sports retail stores or watching my children at their various sporting codes. 

What is your favourite drink?

Depending on the mood or occasion, I love a good coffee. Socially I enjoy taking the cap off a beer or having a nice wine preferably sweet.  In the summertime a Pimms, lemonade and ginger ale hits the spot.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

When I get to be that “helping hand” to our clients who are great at their specialty, but need my expertise to help manage their business books. I love building relationships with our clients, being an ex-dairy farmer, I relate well to the agri sector.

What is your experience or work history?

I have worked in Accounting firms, lawyers, Schools and assisted my husband on our 250-cow dairy farm. 

Tracy Mihell - Accounting Technician and Adminstrator

In your own words, what do you do most days at work?

I am a part time contractor working remotely.  I help with preparing GST Returns, various projects and help Nicky, our lovely Practice Manager.

What do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

Play in a local ukulele band, motorbike and mountain bike riding, catching up with friends and also just lazing around the house.

What is your favourite drink?

A nice cup of tea anytime.

Night-time - a nice glass of Pinot Noir or Shiraz

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Being part of a great team of people and just helping people.

What is your experience or work history?

Over the years I have done a variety of roles across many different sectors – local council in planning and rates departments, planted pine trees, hotel receptionist….

Also qualified as a Naturopath and reflexologist. 

Most recently I have worked in accounting firms in PA, administration, and accounting roles.

Nicky Knowles - Practice Manager

In your own words, what do you do most days at work?
Well, it could be said "jack of all trades almost master of nothing! " I ensure the smooth running of the office, support the directors and team with administrative tasks and anything else that crops up - so no two days are the same. 

What do you enjoy doing with your spare time?
Spending time with my family, rowing and following my mostly grown up kids with their sports. 

What is your favourite drink?
Currently, the flavour of the month is Blush Gin.

What do you enjoy most about your role?
Talking to our clients and assisting the team here doing the things they need to ensure we get the business of accounting done for our clients. 

What is your experience or work history?
I have come most recently from the Travel Industry, but I do have a finance background so this is my first foray into the Accounting practice world.