Virginia Gomes – CA, BBS, DipBS (Tax Consultancy)
Virginia is the Managing Director of VGA Chartered Accountants and holds a Business degree and Diploma in tax consultancy from Massey University in her home town of Palmerston North. Before founding VGA Chartered Accountants in 1998, she worked for large and small accountancy practices in Masterton and Auckland and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Virginia has over 20 years of accounting experience. This has given her extensive skills in a number of areas over a wide range of industries but her passion lies in helping businesses grow to their full potential.
Kelly Ash – BBS, CA
Kelly has over 15 years’ experience in a diverse range of finance areas including tax, audit, commercial accounting, project management, local government, small business and the farming sector. With both technical tax and commercial expertise, Kelly enjoys working with clients to help them understand their financial information and tax obligations and use this information to help improve business performance. Kelly obtained her Business Degree in 2004 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008 and holds a public practice certificate.
One of the company’s longest-standing staff members, Martin joined VGA Chartered Accountants in 2000 while completing his Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in Accountancy, at Massey University. Martin handles a wide range of clients in an equally wide range of industries for VGA Chartered Accountants. Having previously worked in large-scale retail and in a small manufacturing import-export retailing business, he has an excellent understanding of day-to-day business operations. Martin is an associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Born and bred in Auckland, Sue has over 15 years in an accounting practice. Sue is our Office Administrator and carries out a range of administrative duties, from preparation and processing what goes into GST Returns, preparation of monthly accounts for clients, assisting the team with client requirements and also liaising with clients.
Luisa is our secretary/receptionist and assists with office administration including liaising with clients, suppliers and supporting the Director and accountants. She has 15+ years of experience in PA, secretarial and administration areas in the accounting practice, hospitality and marketing industry.
Miranda Meng – M.PA
Graduated in 2015 from AUT with a Master of Professional Accounting degree, Miranda is now studying towards becoming a CA. Since joining the team, her willingness to succeed in her career has grown rapidly.
Karen Rogers – B.Com
Karen joined the firm in 2012 and has a Commerce degree with majors in Accounting and Commercial Law from the University of Auckland. Her clients consist primarily of small to medium sized businesses, with whom she enjoys close working relationships. Karen is a provisional member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and is working towards her full qualification as a Chartered Accountant.
Khai Truong – B.Bus
Born and raised in Auckland, Khai made the decision to pursue his Chartered Accountancy ambitions after a stint with the Auckland City Council, upon completion of his Bachelor of Business at Auckland University of Technology. Since joining VGA Chartered Accountants his accounting knowledge, attention to detail and hard work has made him an invaluable addition to the firm.