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CHAN &
ASSOSIATES
CHARTERED
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OUR TEAM

JEREMY CHAN

B.Comm., CAPP – Owner & Managing Director
Jeremy has been involved in number of industries including investment, service, retail and hospitality. He started part-time at a Chartered Accountancy firm while completing a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance at the University of Canterbury.

He’s worked for several Chartered Accountancy firms around Christchurch, and gained valuable insights into how businesses can and should be run. From pre set-up/purchase, day to day running and record keeping, business planning, tax advice, asset accumulation, risk management and selling your business, Jeremy can help your company run smoothly.

Jeremy’s specialities include, accounting, tax and business advice.

“I’ve seen so many business owners get bogged down by numbers, jargon, and accounting paperwork. They spend more time working in their business than working on it. It’s my goal to provide honest, sensible advice and solutions in plain terms for all our clients, giving them the freedom and peace of mind to grow their business.”

Jeremy’s other passions include playing touch rugby, CrossFit exercise, and spending time with his wife and three sons.

CLIFFORD CHAN

B.Comm., CAPP – Director
Clifford graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1981 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting. He became a Chartered Accountant that same year having worked full-time for a Chartered Accountancy firm whilst studying part-time.

He brought his passion and drive for accountancy to a number of management and financial positions within various firms, before setting up as a public practitioner in 1987. In 2000 his firm was rebranded as Clifford Chan & Co Limited, which was restructured and rebranded again as Chan & Associates Limited in 2013.

Out of the office, Clifford loves getting onto the golf course or improving his swing at the driving range.

HELEN CHAN

B.Comm., – Associate
Helen has years of experience within Tax Consultancy and Chartered Accountancy firms, and specialises in business management, tax and estate planning.

She is especially skilled at assisting SMEs in the service, retail and hospitality industries. Helen’s specialties include business planning, tax advice, and preparing to sell your business.

Her interests include tramping and cycling around scenic areas of Canterbury, and enjoying a good bottle of Pinot Noir.

DUNSTAN FERNANDO

B.Comm (UK) – Senior Accountant
Dunstan started in the Sri Lankan financial sector aged 19, and worked for various companies for 14 years. He went on to work in the UK and eventually Dubai, UAE which allows Dunstan to share a unique perspective into accounting and business management with clients of Chan & Associates.

He was previously registered with the Chartered Institute of Managements Accountants (UK) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) but has let these lapse since migrating to New Zealand in 1997.

Naturally he loves cricket and is still torn when Sri Lanka plays the Black Caps, but on the rugby field the All Blacks have his full support. Dunstan also shares a passion for the outdoors with his youngest son Jonathan.

SUSAN LIN

B.Comm., ACA – Accountant
Susan joined the Chan & Associates team as a Graduate Accountant in 2003 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Canterbury.

On weekends, Susan loves shopping for the latest fashions, trying new restaurants popping up around Christchurch, and getting lost in a good novel.

ZHIJUN CHEN

B.Sci., Dip.Comm – Accountant
Zhijun joined the team at Chan & Associates in 2000, after graduating with a Diploma of Commerce, majoring in accounting, and Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Mathematics and Statistics.

She likes to read a variety of books, and also enjoys gardening and practising Tai Chi.

ALICE LIM

B.Comm. – Accountant
Alice came from Malaysia to study at the University of Canterbury. She completed Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2012, majoring in Accounting and Finance.

She’s been with Chan & Associates since April 2014 and enjoys the team culture.

Alice enjoys keeping fit by cycling and going to Zumba classes at her local gym. She also enjoys reading novels.

LARRY WU

B.Comm. – Accountant
Before arriving in New Zealand, Larry worked for 4 years as a tax auditor in China. He graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2011 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting and Taxation.

Larry joined the Chan & Associates team in 2013. He’s currently a Provisional member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, but wants to make it official.

Outside of work, Larry enjoys traveling and skiing around the South Island.

AMY ZHAO

B.Comm. – Accountant
Amy graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2008 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Having worked previously as a tax specialist she has joined our team at Chan & Associates to further her skills, knowledge and experience.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling and shopping.

JESSICA LEE

B.A. (HONS) Accountancy, FCCA – Accountant
Jessica completed an account degree with 2nd upper class honours at the University of Bolton. She later obtained the fellowship membership of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2009. She has more than 10 years’ experience working for multinational companies and has trained in a CPA firm as a senior auditor in Hong Kong.

Jessica enjoys the work life balance and quality time with family and friends. She particular enjoys crocheting in her spare time.

JOHN KOOM

B.Comm., CA – Accountant
John is a qualified Chartered Accountant and joins our team having had previous work experience in accounting, finance and audit. He is always striving to be a well-rounded professional and is passionate to engage in discussions with people regarding his expertise.

In his leisure time John enjoys socialising and playing badminton.

ZORA BI

Dip.Bus – Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
Zora has extensive experience in Christchurch’s hospitality, sales, and customer service industries. She graduated with a Diploma in Business Management from Christchurch College of Education in 2005, which has since become part of the University of Canterbury.

She’s been with the team since 2012, and enjoys getting to know the regular visitors to the Chan & Associates offices.

Zora enjoys watching rugby and is a big Crusaders fan, and on weekends she likes golfing with friends.

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CHAN & ASSOCIATES

Our Chartered Accountancy firm is proudly Christchurch owned and operated, and is committed to providing you with a range of high-quality accounting, taxation and business advisory services. Chan & Associates will work with you to enhance your business and increase your profits. Chan & Associates has been serving businesses across Christchurch for the past two decades. Our accounting team are highly skilled, and know from years of experience what your business needs to grow and succeed. For your convenience, we provide full range of accounting and business management services in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. We are dedicated to providing the best possible advice and service to help you increase your wealth, grow your business and protect your assets.

Better Control – More Profit

Increasing growth and profits requires good planning and management. Easier said than done. But how do you plan for your future when there are so many unknown factors? By proactively managing your tax affairs, protecting your assets, managing risk and developing sound financial structures, we can help remove the unknowns. At Chan & Associates, we want to help you to achieve control of your business so you can flourish and grow.

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