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Sandra Harcourt FCPA Australia, CA (ANZ), CA (M), MBA 

Director - Shan Harcourt

Senior Tax Associate, Accounting & Tax Consultancy (NZ)

Jan 2008 - Present

•Provide an international and national tax advice to accounting firms and CEOs of companies

•Provide strategic advice for clients •Manage and Lead Accounting Tax and Consultancy Services

•Provide tax advice and related services for clients

•Develop and maintain relationship with bankers, IRD, corporate clients, Companies office

•Human Resource Management Advice and Services

BAS Accountant, Staples Rodway Taranaki Chartered Accountants (formerly Ernst & Young)

May 2004 - Dec 2007

•Prepared financial statements and tax returns for companies, partnerships, trusts, and sole traders

•Analysed financial statements and advised partners on the findings and made recommendations for improvements to clients’ business and efficient record keeping

•Coded clients’ information in Bank Link, Cash Manager and Solution

•Prepared GST returns on behalf of clients

•Problem solved & analysed for clients, using information from Bank Link, Cash Manager and Cash Flow Report

•Provided advice to clients and ensured all records were maintained correctly for interim processing

•Attended to ad hoc assignments as requested by partners

BAS Accountant, GW Scott Chartered Accountants NZ

Jan 2003 - Jan 2004

•Prepared financial statements for trusts, companies, partnerships and sole traders

•Prepared income tax returns and GST returns

•Provided accounting and financial information

•Undertook special project as assigned by the Director of the company

•Problem solved & analysed – quality orientation, coding in Bank Link •Accurately and efficiently converted systems from Bank Link to MYOB

•Provided advice in taxation and preparing business valuation

Chartered Accountant, BDO Spicers, Arthur Andersen, Public Bank, Otis Elevator Ernst & Young

Jan 1993 - Dec 2002

•Supervised 24 direct reports at managerial level

•Exercised overall responsibility for all management accounting matters in the group, which included preparation and analysis of the Public Bank’s consolidated financial statements

•Monitored and controlled the company’s performance, budgets, and costing, and liaised with external auditors

•Involved in System Integration of Kapiti system for interest accrual reports for Interest Bearing Instruments and Bonds

•Performed User Acceptance Testing for Discounted Instruments like Treasury Bills and Reserve Bank Bills

•Participated with Arthur Anderson Auditors in system conversion from NCR System to Walker General Ledger System

•Performed credit control and tested computerisation of enhanced Collection Reports/Housing Loan/Fixed Loan/Term Loan Statements •Supervised/oversaw 23 bank branches in Asia – e.g., checking the excess overdraft accounts, recovery of non-performing loans, share collateral reports and monitoring branch mangers’ discretionary powers

•Carried out Monthly Treasury Reporting to US HQ


Mark Harcourt, Ph.D., MIR, B.Ed., B.Com.(Hons)

Director, Shan Harcout

Professor and Co-Chairperson Strategy & HR Management

Jan 2000 - Present

Mark Harcourt has been an academic at Waikato University since 2000. He has written more more than 70 journal articles, many in top ranked journals. Mark's research has encompassed areas as diverse as dismissal, health and safety, employment relations, and stress. He teaches courses at second year level all the way to masters levels.

Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington

Jan 1995 - Dec 1999

With over 100 publications in a peer reviewed high impact journals and 1600+ citations, h-index of 20, i10 index of 35, have teaching and consulting experience spanning over 3 decades. 

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