Bachelor of Business Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North
Chartered Accountant (CA) of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
Dan has been with the firm since the beginning of the 2000.
Prior to working for Grant Thornton Dan worked for the Inland Revenue, as technical support in the business call centre. Dan also carried out the role of facilitator for new employees, training them on the various tax types, the penalty regime and general tax issues.
Dan works with a wide range of clients, ranging from SMEs to multinational firms. His particular areas of expertise include managing the interface between Inland Revenue and our clients; the extensive tax implications that arise from land transactions (and associated structuring considerations) and the area of indirect taxes.
“Understanding what the client is trying to achieve, analysing the tax legislation and arriving at a workable answer is always my main objective” says Dan – “it is more than tax advice, it is business planning”.
His experience provides an excellent grounding from which he is able to provide effective tax planning and advice to meet the needs of our clients at all levels.
Dan loves spending his spare time with his wife Leanne, and sons Connor and Wilson. He also enjoys taking part in all sporting activities, including attempting to play golf. He staunchly follows his old rugby team, the Mighty Poneke Hammers.