Sharlene Bryant

Business Advice, Director, Hawkes Bay

Sharlene started her career in Auckland as an auditor for Deloitte. After 3 years, she returned to the Hawkes Bay and moved into Business Advisory arena helping a wide range of clients to maximize their profits while minimising tax. She became a Director at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway in 2004 and proceeded to grow her client base using skills she had gained in the early stages of her career.

In recent years, Sharlene has also become involved in advising financially distressed clients on all facets of insolvency and restructuring, helping them to ease pressures during times of uncertainty.

Specialist areas

  • Liquidations, voluntary administrations and receiverships
  • Creditor management and compromises
  • 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

  • Agriculture and viticulture
  • Construction and trades
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional services
  • Property
  • Retail

Memberships & qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma of Commerce (Auckland University graduating 1995)
  • Member of the Chartered Accountant College of CAANZ
  • Local Leadership Team Member (NZICA)
  • Certificate of Public Practice of CAANZ
  • Member of Insol
  • F.C.A (Fellow of NZ Institute of Accountants)