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Libby O'Sullivan

Business Advisory Services, Director, Hawke's Bay

Libby qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 and joined the firm in 2006 following her return from the UK. Libby gained her Business Studies degree from Massey University and went on to work for KPMG in Wellington and the UK. She also gained significant corporate experience in the UK where her final role included financial reporting responsibilities for a UK limited public company.

She was also involved in the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards for this company and its European counterparts. Libby heads up the Business Advisory Services division of the firm. She likes to build strong, long-term relationships with clients as their trusted advisor.

Specialist areas

  • Annual statutory financial statements
  • Management financial statements
  • KPI development and reporting
  • Financial modelling and cash flows
  • Business structuring - to balance the commercial, taxation, asset protection and succession needs of a family owned business
  • Individual, company and trust income tax returns
  • Returns for other tax types
  • Succession Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Government financial assistance criteria
  • Accounting software support

Industry experience

  • Accommodation
  • Agriculture and viticulture
  • Construction and trades
  • Education
  • Financial investments
  • Health
  • Property
  • Retail

Memberships and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (Awarded with Distinction)
  • Certificate of Public Practice of CAANZ
  • Member of the Chartered Accountant College of CAANZ

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