AgBiz Accounting - The Firm
AgBiz Accountants are a Waikato based Chartered Accountancy firm formed by Jane Evans. Whilst the firm was established early 2016 we have been meeting the needs of our clients for the last eleven years since Jane returned from overseas to work as a Chartered Accountant in the Waikato in 2007.
Jane was previously a Partner at Accountants On London, Hamilton and at BDO Waikato (now PKF Hamilton). Tim Doyle joined Jane as a director of AgBiz Accountants on 1st April 2017. Jane and Tim have worked together over most of the past nine years. Jane, Tim and the team work with clients New Zealand wide and are located in the central Waikato town of Cambridge.
AgBiz Accounting - The Team
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, 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 six 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
Annette comes from a science background and is a passionate animal lover. Having previously worked at BDO Waikato (now PKF Hamilton), she has a wide range of technical and practical abilities. She is widely versed in the agricultural and bloodstock sectors having worked in veterinary practices, and on dairy and stud farms.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading and a glass or two of red wine.
Michelle Brace – Accountant
Michelle grew up in Cambridge, a Waikato girl at heart she is delighted to be back working in her home town. Michelle has vast experience in administration, accounts/book-keeping, software and payroll from many years working in Auckland, and brief stints in Melbourne and Sydney.
Working in Defence, Health, Real Estate, Construction, Fire Protection and Financial Services industries has given Michelle a diverse knowledge base. With a passion for software and accounting Michelle has completed her Accounting degree and is working towards becoming a Chartered Accountant.
Michelle has a son, Jack, a passion for travelling and together with her family run a Lodge accommodating large sports groups.
Sue Hoyle - Accountant
Originally from Scotland, Sue has a degree in Animal Production Science from the University of Edinburgh. During travels to New Zealand, she spent a year working on a Reporoa dairy farm and worked on a potato farm near Pukekohe before returning to Scotland where her career path took a turn towards accountancy.
For ten years, she worked and trained with a CA practice on the west coast of Scotland, where she also ran a retail business with her husband. The couple then emigrated to New Zealand with their 7-year-old daughter and bought a 12-acre citrus orchard in the Far North. Sue was introduced to New Zealand accountancy and taxation whilst working for an accountancy firm in Kaitaia and when the family moved south to the Waikato a decade ago, she continued to gain experience working in practice. She and her husband have had a diverse range of businesses from horticulture to coffee roasting, along with running a farm stay property.
With sheep, cattle, pigs and chooks on their lifestyle block, most spare time is spent on the farm but whenever she can, Sue loves to explore the beautiful country she has made her home.
Starcia Antoneivic - Administrator & Payroll
Starcia (formally Nastassja), a born and bred Aucklander who moved to Cambridge in January 2015 to enjoy the simpler things in life, in tow was her husband Brad and three young children, Briar, Riley and Cameron.
Starcia spent three years in Australia where she started her administration career which quickly moved into Payroll. With experience in many forms of administration, and no job too big, Starcia will always be eager to help where she can.
Starcia is bubbly, down to earth in her nature and always up for a challenge. In her spare time, she enjoys playing netball and heading out and about with her family and friends.
Abbie Evans – Administration Support
Abbie provides administration support to the AgBiz team. Abbie goes to Cambridge High School, plays lacrosse and is a mountain biker in her spare time.