Our Team

Bevan Pearce - Director

Bevan Pearce & Associates, Gore Accountants, Chartered Accountants Gore, Accountants Southland

Welcome to BPA, I am the founder and director of Bevan Pearce & Associates and have been a Chartered Accountant since 1992.

Born and raised in Waikoikoi, West Otago, I come from a farming background so have an experienced approach to farm accounting as well as specialising in commercial business accounting. 

I like to place an emphasis on providing a personal service to my clients, and I enjoy regularly visiting clients both locally and further afield.

I'm passionate about maintaining a work life balance because I am involved in many sporting activities including Harriers, cricket and organising the SBS Gore Half Marathon. 

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • CAANZ Chartered Accountant
  • CAANZ Certificate of Public Practice

bevanp@bpa.net.nz

Amanda Morris - Chartered Accountant

Bevan Pearce & Associates, Gore Accountants, Chartered Accountants Gore, Accountants Southland

Hello, I’m Amanda. I joined the BPA team in June 2015 and have been working in accounting since 2007. Originally from Invercargill I have moved to the Gore district and live on a farm with my husband. I enjoy playing netball and squash and being outdoors.

 

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • CAANZ Chartered Accountant
  • CAANZ Certificate of Public Practice

amandam@bpa.net.nz 

 

Emma Hanley - Accounting Technician & Certified MYOB Consultant

Emma Hanley Accounting Assistant Bevan Pearce & Associates, Gore Accountants, Chartered Accountants Gore, Accountants Southland

Hello, I'm Emma. I'm Bevan's longest serving staff member of more than 14 years!  I am a Certified MYOB Consultant and can advise you on which product will suit you as well as offering support and training. I completed my New Zealand Diploma in Business through Open Polytechnic and graduated in May 2013.  In my spare time I play netball, basketball, bowls and enjoy reading and travelling.

 

  • NZ Diploma in Business
  • CAANZ Accounting Technician
  • Certified MYOB Consultant

emmah@bpa.net.nz

Glen Greive - Accounting Technician

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Hello, I'm Glen. I started accounting over 25 years ago and have been a qualified CAANZ Accounting Technician for over 20 of those. I specalize in farm and trust accountantcy and provide support for consept cash manager.
I am a firm beleiver that to do an accounting job well you need to get to know the people and families behing the numbers and offer sound, easy to understand practical advice.

In my spare time I play and coach Table Tennis and I also show and train show horses, doing the occasional stint as judge at events far and wide.

  • CAANZ Accounting Technician

gleng@bpa.net.nz

Hayley Cowan - Accounting Technician

Hayley Cowan Accounting Assistant Bevan Pearce & Associates, Gore Accountants, Chartered Accountants Gore, Accountants SouthlandHi, I'm Hayley and I began my accounting career back in 2008. Having completed my NZ Diploma in Business back in 2013, I have continued my studies and recently graduated as a CAANZ Accounting Technician.
The part of my job I enjoy most is helping my clients to find and understand the accounting system that works for their needs.

  • NZ Diploma in Business
  • CAANZ  Accounting Technician

hayleyc@bpa.net.nz

Mel Geary - Accounting Assistant

Bevan Pearce & Associates, Gore Accountants, Chartered Accountants Gore, Accountants Southland

Hi, I'm Mel. I joined the BPA team in October 2014. I started working in accounting in 2005 and I've had a break for five years to have my two children, Sophie & Ben. Whilst at home I completed my Bachelor of Business.
In my spare time I enjoy having a hit of squash and spending time with family and friends.

 

  • Bachelor of Business

melg@bpa.net.nz

Sam Beer - Accounting Assistant

Sam Beer Accounting Assistant Bevan Pearce & Associates, Gore Accountants, Chartered Accountants Gore, Accountants SouthlandHi, I'm Sam. I joined BPA in September 2011 but have been working in accounting since 2006.
In my spare time I enjoy netball, socialising with friends and reading. I'm also a volunteer at the SPCA two nights a week and I love to travel. 

samb@bpa.net.nz

Lauren Rolton- Chartered Accountant

Lauren_5032Hello, I’m Lauren. I joined the BPA team in September 2018. I started my accounting career in 2006 becoming a Chartered Accountant in 2016. Southland born and raised, I have a keen interest in the rural sector including developments in rural software and technologies.
Day to day I work best under the influence of chocolate. 
I’m married to my husband Daniel and outside of work I enjoy spending time with Whanau and friends. I’m also partial to a good book accompanied by a good wine.  

  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • CAANZ Chartered Accountant

laurenr@bpa.net.nz 

 

Tania Buchanan - Receptionist/Administrator

Tania Buchanan Administrator Receptionist Bevan Pearce & Associates, Gore Accountants, Chartered Accountants Gore, Accountants Southland

I started at Bevan Pearce & Associates in 2012 working family friendly hours. I am working alongside Bevan as his PA and office administrator/receptionist enjoying the variety and challenges that my job brings, and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere that our office has.

Outside of work I am kept busy with two children, enjoying holidays at the beach and the odd wine.

taniab@bpa.net.nz

Liz Potter - Payroll Administrator/Receptionist

LizHi, I'm Liz and I started at BPA in 2013 as payroll administrator/receptionist. I enjoy working with our clients, helping to streamline their payroll needs and will often be the friendly voice on the end of the phone when you call our office.
Before BPA, I owned my own hairdressing business in Gore and I am really enjoying the challenges and satisfaction that my career brings.
In my spare time I am a volunteer for the Cancer Society and enjoy the company of family and friends.

lizp@bpa.net.nz

Colleen Burdon - Tax Administrator

ColleenHi, I'm Colleen, I work parttime handling all of BPA’s tax and company administration.
I enjoy the variety that my job brings and beleive that anything is possable if you talk to the right people.
As Mum to two young adults I am finally enjoying finding a little more time to myself and also working weekends at the St James Theatre. During my down time I enjoy getting out into the outdoors and tramping.


colleenb@bpa.net.nz

Amy - Office Junior




Amy is our after-school office junior, so you might see her friendly face round town in the afternoons.