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 extensive skills in a number of areas but her passion lies in helping businesses grow to their full potential.
Jonno Kennerley – CA,B.Com
Jonno was born and bred in Auckland and completed his degrees (including a Bachelor of Music) at the University of Auckland. He joined VGA Chartered Accountants after a number of years in London as a project manager with Credit Suisse. Prior to this he spent over four years at KPMG Auckland, rising to a senior position in their business advisory department. Jonno has extensive experience in advisory and tax services over a wide range of entities both in terms of size and industry, and takes satisfaction in assisting owners and directors succeed in their goals for their businesses.
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.
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.
Sunil joined VGA in 2012 and completed his Bachelor of Business – majoring in accounting and finance – that same year, and is now working towards becoming a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Our resident Companies Office expert, he also handles a wide variety of cashflow, compliance and tax work. Outside of the office, he is a very keen hockey player, playing weekly in a competitive grade.
Shammy started with VGA Chartered Accountants as an intern whilst completing her Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance from Auckland University of Technology. She is currently working towards becoming a member of the New Zealand institute of Chartered Accountants. Shammy particularly enjoys working alongside small to medium sized businesses to help them grow and succeed.
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.