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Simon Lala - MNZM, B.Com, CA

Principal

Simon has being in the accounting profession for over 40 years and has extensive experience specialising in small to medium sized enterprises across most business and not for profit sectors. He has a personal mission to ensuring his clients achieve the maximum success from their business ventures and from the start maintains a good working relationship..

With offices in both Auckland and Wellington, Simon has a very dedicated team of 6 staff.

Over the past 25 years Simon has being very involved with the NZ Child Cancer Foundation where he was a Board member for over 15 Years and Chairman or a six year term. He has also been a Board member of Canteen and the Auckland Ronald Mc Donald Accommodation Trust.

Internationally Simon was a Board member of Child Cancer International for over 10 years and the International Chair for a 4 year term.

In 2007, Simon established the World Child Cancer Charitable Trust which he currently chairs and whose mission is to help Childhood Cancer in the Pacific and other developing countries.

In recognition of his services to Childhood Cancer Simon was awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013 in addition to being a Life Member of the New Child Cancer Foundation and Child Cancer International. Outside of work and charity involvement, Simon has a keen interest in sports and travel and enjoys spending quality family time with his wife Sue and daughters Wanita and Tess.

Email: simon@lalaca.nz

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Susan Hays

Assistant Accountant

Susan has been with Lala + Associates since 2008. During her time here she has completed a NZ Diploma in Business and is now completing the requirements to becoming an Accounting Technician.

Susan performs accounting & taxation duties for small & medium businesses and not for profit organizations.

She is skilled in many accounting software packages including Banklink, MYOB products & Xero.

Away from the office, Susan enjoys getting outdoors and catching up with friends and family.

Email: susan@lalaca.nz

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Sandy Caulton

Accounts Assistant

Sandy joined Lala + Associates in 2010. Has been employed for over 26 years in chartered accountancy and come from a previous background with the Inland Revenue Department.

Sandy is involved in the preparation of financial statements and tax returns. Her other duties include GST, Payroll, Annual company returns, taxation and liaison with the Inland Revenue Department and other general office duties.

Outside of work Sandy enjoys walking and catching up with family and friends.

Email: sandy@lalaca.nz

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Vas Lala - B.Com, CA

Principal

Vas has over 25 years of extensive experience as a Chartered Accountant and is a current member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. His practice comprises a diverse range of clients covering a broad spectrum of business industries.

His area of specialty lies in business development, financial and management accounting as well as taxation, strategic planning and restructuring advice. He works alongside a number of clients to improve the value and performance of their business through regular reporting, planning, financial analysis and growth.

Vas is a member of St Cuthbert's College Board of Trustees where his financial management and commercial expertise is most valued.

Vas is married with 3 adult children. When he is not in the office you will find him on the golf course or enjoying life at the beach with the family.

Email: vas@lalaca.nz

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Yolande Mulholland

Senior Accountant/Office Manager

Yolande joined Lala + Associates in 1994 and has worked in chartered accounting for more than 25 years. She is the Personal Assistant to Vas. Her work involves both commercial and farm accounting and has experience in regular monthly reporting for medium sized business, GST, payroll, ACC, taxation and liaison with the Inland Revenue Department and is responsible for the in- house IT requirements.

Yolande also assists on Audits and her sound knowledge on most accounting systems enables her to assist clients onsite with their administration systems including Cash Manager, MYOB and Xero.

Yolande balances her work interest with family life and is married with 2 children. She is passionate about music and is proficient on a range of instruments.

Email: yolande@lalaca.nz

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Fiona Wansbone – B.Com

Senior Accountant

Fiona joined Lala + Associates in 2007. She brings with her over 15 years of Chartered Accountancy experience, working mainly with small to medium sized clients. Fiona works with both commercial businesses and charitable organisations focusing mainly on monthly and annual reporting. Her other duties include GST, Payroll, Taxation and liaison with the Inland Revenue Department.

After work if she is not at home with her three sons she will be at Mt Smart cheering for the Warriors.

Email: fiona@lalaca.nz

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Mayuri Mistry - BBus, ACA

Senior Accountant

Mayuri joined Lala + Associates in June 2015. She has over 7 years accountancy & taxation experience dealing with small to medium sized businesses. She also has commercial accounting background before moving into chartered accountancy.

Out of the office, Mayuri enjoys travelling, aerobics, shopping and spending time with family.

Email: mayuri@lalaca.nz

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Ruth Peterson

Administrator

Ruth joined Lala + Associates in Feb 2015. She brings with her over 20 years experience in office and accounts administration. Ruth owned her own small bookeeping services for three years before moving back into the private sector. Ruth has extensive experience in the manufacturing and not for profit industries. She is a former member of the Accounting Technician College of the NZ Institute Chartered Accountants. Ruth's expertise is in GST, FBT, Payroll, Debtors, Creditors , Annual Company Returns, Cash Books and Computerised administration systems like MYOB and Xero.

She is a board member of the St Marys Catholic school in Ellerslie and a life long supporter and junior committee member of the Auckland Marist rugby club. Ruth enjoys walking, swimming, badminton and watching her son playing sports. She's an avid supporter of the Auckland Blues.

Email: ruth@lalaca.nz

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Carolyn Stephens

Receptionist / Secretary

Carolyn is our Receptionist/Secretary who has been with us since June 2008. Her duties consist of Collating of Financial Accounts, MYOB processing, e-filing of taxation returns, checking taxation assessments and assisting with payroll.

Carolyn enjoys sewing, cryptic crosswords and being an Aunty to her niece & nephews.

Email: carolyn@lalaca.nz

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Simon Lala
Principal
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Susan Hays
Assistant Accountant
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Sandy Caulton
Accounts Assistant
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Vas Lala
Principal
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Yolande Mulholland
Senior Accountant/Office Manager
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Fiona Wansbone
Senior Accountant
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Mayuri Mistry
Senior Accountant
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Ruth Peterson
Administrator
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Carolyn Stephens
Receptionist / Secretary
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