Director, Chartered Accountant
With a passion for the rural lifestyle, Andrew was brought up on a family farm near the east coast of Masterton. He purchased a farm in 1992 with his wife Sarah, and since then he has farmed the land with the help of a very loyal manager and some shepherds. Andrew enjoys equestrian sports and has been involved with the local Wairarapa Hunt Club for many years.
When it comes to his role as Chartered Accountant at ROVA, he truly enjoys establishing and nurturing new businesses and intergenerational family businesses. "ROVA offers a full accounting service, focused on client’s goals rather than compliance. Many of our team are directly involved and experienced in rural business which gives a depth of understanding that you won’t find elsewhere."
An all-rounder, Andrew studied Accounting, Marketing and French at Otago University in 1984 and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1985. Prior to becoming a director at ROVA, Andrew started at Woodhouse and Partners in 1989 and was admitted as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. He spent two years as a Chief Financial Officer for a local meat processor and wholesaler.
Associate, Chartered Accountant
With many years of experience as an auditor and accountant for a variety of different businesses world-wide, Jo truly enjoys working for ROVA. "We have a fun team at ROVA who I enjoy working with. I like that we are always looking at ways to do things better and keep up with technological advances."
Qualified with a BCA in Accounting and Commercial Law from Victoria University, Jo is also a Chartered Accountant.
Previously, she worked at Ernst and Young in Wellington as an auditor for three years, when she was seconded to Dublin. She was based in Ireland for nearly two years before she returned to the Wairarapa.
On her return to New Zealand, Jo decided to get into smaller public practice work. From there she worked at Sellar and Sellar in Masterton for nearly two years, and then Sheehan and Shaw (which then became Rightway) in Martinborough for about five years.
She began working with ROVA in April 2015 and hasn't looked back since.
Jo specialises in rural accounting. "I enjoy assisting my clients with understanding their business. We are currently doing a lot more work looking ahead with budgeting and forecasts."
Jo has two young children - Lucy who is five and Henry who is nearly four. Her husband, Andrew, is a farm manager. "We enjoy getting out on the farm on my days off."
When she's not on the farm, or working, Jo can be found on the netball courts playing for Gladstone Netball Club.
"I also enjoy travelling, though I don’t get many chances for that at the moment!"
Senior Accounting Assistant
Kathleen is ROVA’s longest serving staff member. She was originally employed by John Roseingrave, working for Roseingrave and Currie, then Eastwood and Partners, and finally just for John. J M Roseingrave soon became Roseingrave and Vallance Ltd and is now known as ROVA Chartered Accountants. Kathleen has seen many changes in the accounting industry over the years and implemented most of the practice’s accounting software programmes used in the office. She is a MYOB guru and is the go-to person in the office for any MYOB tax issues. Kathleen is ROVA’s tax administrator, and prepares Financial Statements and tax returns for clients.
When she is not at work, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her husband Gerwyn and two adult sons as well as a large extended family.
"I also enjoy travelling with my family, reading and gardening."
Senior Accounting Assistant
Kathy worked for ROVA for three years before she took a break to have children. It wasn't long before she got the call to return, eleven years ago.
Kathy has worked in the accounting industry for over 11 years which has enabled her to gain valuable hands-on experience. She enjoys the client interaction and the opportunity to assist each client with various aspects of their business. Kathy's main duties include preparing financial statements, income tax returns, GST returns and tax administration. Kathy has experience with MYOB, BankLink and Xero. If you have any Xero or Banklink issues give her a call, she will be happy to help!
Prior to her experience with ROVA, Kathy worked in a variety of jobs including retail, hospitality, office, and wool-handling.
In her spare time Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 teenage sons, enjoys the outdoors and yoga.
Receptionist/ Client Administrator
Taylah joined the ROVA team in 2017, and is your first point of contact when you call into the office.
Taylah looks after all our Company administration, from set ups to filing annual company returns for clients. She also completes GST & PAYE Returns for clients as well as all the other office administration duties that need to be performed on a daily basis.