Our Team

James Swaney

Director, BCom, CA James is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and studied at Lincoln University to gain a BCom majoring in Accounting, Finance and Information Technology. He’s been a Director

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Peter Humphrey

Client Manager, BCom (Hons), CA Peter Humphrey is a Chartered Accountant who brings a wealth of local knowledge to the Findlay Sidekick team. He joins us, bringing a couple of

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Phillippa Findlay

Client Manager, B Com, CA Phillippa is a Chartered Accountant and senior member of team. Her strengths uphold the Sidekick philosophy to ‘Keep it Simple’. She is responsible for preparing

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Anna Jopp

Client Manager, B Com, CA Anna brings worldly Corporate Accounting experience to the team.  She worked a stint in the UK and also has gained Chartered Accounting experience a little

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Chris Waugh

Client Manager, BCom, CA Chris joins Findlay Sidekick as a senior Chartered Accountant. Chris will be a familiar face to many Wanaka folks. He has been a professional in our

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Andrea Bono

Office Manager Andrea comes with a strong administration background with over 25 years’ experience ranging from Receptionist, Personal Assistant and Office Manager.  She is qualified as a Microsoft Office Specialist

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Erika Eberhardt

Client Services Assistant Erika moved from Australia to Wanaka in 2014, and worked as an Office Administration Manager for a hotel group prior to joining the Findlay Sidekick team in

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Kirsty Tapper

Client Relationship Manager Kirsty is our Client Relationship Manager and looks after on-boarding of new clients as well as working with existing clients, a job that she has taken to

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Scott Findlay

Specialist Consultant Accountant, B Com, CA Scott graduated from Otago University in 1992 and after working in corporate accounting, joined the practice in 2004. Scott is a highly skilled advisor

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Ric Thorpe

Meet Ric, a trusty member of the Sidekick family since 2010! Well, he actually took a short break in 2012-13 returning to the media and design industry, but after 16

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