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, by keeping fit and keeping busy on the farmlet.

  • 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
  • Xero Certified Consultant

amandam@bpa.net.nz

 

Emma Hanley - Accounting Technician

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
  • Xero Certified Consultant
  • Certified MYOB Consultant

emmah@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/Tax Administrator

Sam Beer Accounting Assistant Bevan Pearce & Associates, Gore Accountants, Chartered Accountants Gore, Accountants Southland

Hi, I'm Sam. I joined BPA in September 2011 but have been working in accounting since 2006.
As well as accounting work, I also look after the tax administration for the whole office. Born and bred in Gore, I live with my partner, our two dogs and three cats. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends, reading and travelling.

samb@bpa.net.nz

 

Shay Jackson - Chartered Accountant

Shay

Hi I’m Shay. I started at BPA in 2020, but I have been working in Accounting since 2014. My husband Logan & I currently contract milk 2 dairy farms at South Hillend. In my spare time I enjoy playing netball & spending time with friends, family & our 2 dogs.

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • CAANZ Chartered Accountant

shayj@bpa.net.nz

 

Emma Bell - Chartered Accountant

Emma

Hi, I’m Emma. I started working with BPA in 2019 and have been working in Accounting since 2013. I grew up on my family’s sheep farm close to Invercargill where my partner and I currently live. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, whether it be on the farm, playing sports, boating or fishing.

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • CAANZ Chartered Accountant
  • Xero Certified

emmab@bpa.net.nz

 

Amy Miller - Accounting Assistant

Hi, I’m Amy.  I began here at Bevan Pearce & Associates working after school as the office junior in 2017.  At the begining of 2019 I left school to begin my Accounting career.  In my spare time I am studying towards a Diploma in Business and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

amym@bpa.net.nzAmy

 
 

Baylee Barrett - Accounting Assistant

Hi, I’m Baylee. I joined the BPA team in November 2020 after graduating a Bachelor of Commerce. Born and raised in Lumsden where I have recently bought my first house with my fiancé Tyler. I have a strong passion for the accounting industry and look forward to where my career takes me. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

  • Bachelor of Commerce Baylee
  • Xero Certified Consultant

bayleeb@bpa.net.nz

 

Brianna Kaio - Accounting Assistant

Hi, I’m Brianna.  I started at BPA in November 2020 after graduating from Otago University with a Bachelor of Commerce.  Born and raised in Gore, I enjoy playing social sports with my friends and spending time with my family.

  • Bachelor of CommerceBrianna
  • Xero Certified Consultant

briannak@bpa.net.nz

 

Liz Potter - Payroll Administrator/Receptionist

Liz

Hi, 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

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

Victoria Mills - Administration Assistant

Victoria

Hello, I’m Victoria and a very new comer to the BPA team, having joined in 2020.  I grew up in Gore, went to Dunedin to study at Otago Uni (ended up with a BA in Classics), then spent fifteen years in Queenstown, where I met my husband.  After rolling around the countryside in our house bus for a while, we arrived back in Gore to take up residence, in a slightly more stationery house, where we have been for the last 10 years. We get to share the house with two dogs, three cats and a couple of chickens.

victoriam@bpa.net.nz

Jo Osborne - Administration Assistant

I have worked in the health sector for 16 years and I am looking forward to a new challenge with Bevan Pearce & Associates.  Married to Tony, we live on a little 6 acre farmlet on the outskirts of Gore.  In my spare time I try to get to golf on Saturdays and if not, I enjoy camping at Papatowai with family and friends, boating and fishing, socializing, and just recently spending lots of time with our new and first grandson.

joo@bpa.net.nzJo