Our Team

Dave Jessep

CEO, B Com, CA Dave’s spent over 20 years in accounting and he still loves coming to work every day. He founded Sidekick back in 2006, and his infectious enthusiasm

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Scott Findlay

Area Manager, 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 who

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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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Johnathan Brass

Client Manager, BCom, CA Johnathan comes to Findlay Sidekick with business in his blood and a passion for problem solving. He is a veteran in the world of start-ups and

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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 Findlay & Co philosophy to ‘Keep it Simple’. She is responsible

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Sam Gordon

Client Manager Sam is an experienced accountant with a systematic, calm approach. He has a professional nature and is precise with his work and clients. Sam’s accounting experience is in

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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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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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Andrea Bono

Personal Assistant / Reception 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

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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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