Meet Our Team

About Our Firm
Target Accounting Limited is an accounting practice specialising in providing all accounting, taxation, business consultancy, financial and advisory services to clients New Zealand wide.

Every client is unique, thus we pride ourselves on being able to personalise our services to meet our customers requirements. Our aim is to develop long term relationships with our clients, becoming an integral member of our client’s team.

Justin Stent

Owner, Managing Director
P: (03) 489 0792
E: justin@targ.co.nz

I bring to the team 28 years of practical accounting and business experience, both in private and public sector which included working in the finance sector and accounting in the health sector.

The first 10 years of my career was working in my father, Frank’s practice which gave an invaluable grounding as the practice covered a wide range of clients and services and understood that business is about people and understanding individual values.

I am proud to have a team that values client service, recognises that individual needs vary, respects Targets core values, builds partnerships with clients and finds solutions.

Over my career there has been major technology changes which allows us to provide more timely accounting support, and also free up time to do more advisory and management work with clients. Advice on buying and selling business, how to value your business, through to professional directorships.

Every day I meet interesting people, I am always learning and I value the trust they place in my team as we work alongside them to grow their business and utilise the best systems to achieve their aspirations.

Outside work spending time with my adult children, trying to keep active and walking the dogs.

Frank Stent

Senior Accountant
P: (03) 489 0790
E: admin@targ.co.nz

I have over 50 years of both commercial and personal accounting experience and continue to be involved with Target.

Commencing my career with AMP and obtaining Associateship status of both the Australian and New Zealand institutes of Finance and Insurance was followed by a tertiary education and 15 years as South Island accountant for Fletcher Construction, including 4 years as a project administration manager in the Caroline Islands, building an international airport (photo is in Justin’s office).

I bring a strong and practical accounting experience base to working with clients from all sectors, businesses and sizes including motels and restaurants, construction related activities, mining, hospitality, health, education and property. Over the last few years I have really enjoyed working with modern accounting software systems which are compatible with the majority of clients’ needs.

Nick Anderson

Senior Accountant – BCom CA – Rural Specialist
P: (03) 489 0798
E: nick@targ.co.nz

I joined the team at Target Accounting in February 2014 as a Senior Accountant and I thoroughly enjoy looking after a broad range of clients with their accounting needs.

A current member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 17 years experience in the industry, specialising in Farm Accounting and small to medium business accounting.

I am currently mentoring 2 junior accountants through their CA studies and I love been able to use my experience to help them grow their industry knowledge.

I live in Mosgiel with my lovely wife and daughter and enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family.

Tania Outram

HR Manager/Practice Coordinator – BBS
P: (03) 489 0799
E: tania@targ.co.nz

I joined the team at Target Accounting in April 2014, after spending a few years out of the workforce to raise my young family.

I am proud to be part of such a dynamic, forward-thinking team of people who are passionate about delivering the best service possible.

My background is banking, having worked 15 years in the industry and I graduated in 2017 with a BBS from Massey University, majoring in Human Resource Management and I enjoy being able to offer support and advice to clients in this field.

My husband, Dean, is a local lad and together we have 3 busy children.

Apart from a 3 year stretch in Christchurch, I have lived in the Mosgiel area for over 25 years.

Chris Young

Chartered Accountant
E: chris@targ.co.nz

Chris works doing Financial Reviews and Audits as well as Financial Modelling of business opportunities. He also has a passion and great understanding of incorporated societies and their audit and review processes.

Away from the office Chris has a keen interest in music particularly jazz and is learning to sing some of the jazz standards of the 1950’s. Some 10 years ago Chris became interested in philosophy and keen student of the writing of Thich Nhat Hahn.

Zane McTainsh

Accountant – BCom CA
P: (03) 489 0794
E: zane@targ.co.nz

I first set foot in Target Accounting back in 2014 as a keen recruit straight out of the fine establishment of Otago University, Long gone are the days of late lecture kick offs and early social weekend starts.

Target has helped me grow from a rookie Accountant, basically good for walking goldfish, to now, where I’ve blossomed like a radiant Pohutakawa in the summer to be a Chartered Accountant who’s actually useful to the place.

I’m no Bill Gates but I have the experience in accounting software and a keen interest in Business Structure and Investment Accounting.

So why not come in, have a yarn and let me help out with any business issues you have going on.

Michael Gibson-Pinn

Accountant – BCom CA
P: (03) 489 0795
E: michael@targ.co.nz

I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago in 2012, and have been working at Target Accounting since February 2013 as an Accountant.

I have recently become a certified Chartered Accountant, having studied while working over the last three years. This has broadened my horizons over all the Accounting disciplines and has advanced my skill set. I am experienced in tax accounting and enjoy working with people from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds. I am also very knowledgeable in a number of accounting software packages, having spent time using many different systems since I started at Target. I am usually the problem solver and provide Xero training to clients who are new to the system.

Born and bred in Dunedin, I have lived here my whole life. My wife Sophie and I purchased our first home in Mosgiel in 2017. This is especially handy, as we both work in Mosgiel.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching rugby, playing football and spending time with my wife and our dog Charlie. I have also recently tried my hand at home brewing craft beer, which is still a work in progress.

Anna Hancox

Accountant – BCom
E: anna@targ.co.nz

Originally from Christchurch where I gained my BCom, I have spent time working as an accountant in Auckland, London and Christchurch before moving to Queenstown with my husband and 3 young daughters.

We are very active outdoors with running, and love the night skiing.

I joined the Target team in early 2015 and enjoy working on Targets expansion into the Southern Lakes District.

Being a new office I am  dealing with a wide variety of clients, ranging from being involved in the day to day running of their business by attending to cashflow & debtors, through to  year end taxation financial statements.

Kate Crawford

Accountant – BCom
P: (03) 489 0793
E: kate@targ.co.nz

I started with the Target team in January 2017 and also graduated from Otago University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting. I am currently working towards gaining my Chartered Accountant qualification.

I grew up in Tapanui and attended Blue Mountain College and had my senior years at Otago Girls High School. Outside of work and study I play netball, I’m a keen surfer and enjoy running to maintain my fitness. I am enjoying being a part of the Accounting team at Target using my new skills utilising Cloud based software which has developed rapidly over the last few years, and continues be a great tool to provide great information to clients.

I also look forward to building relationships with our clients and understanding and contributing to their businesses.

Bill Karaitiana

Accountant – BCom (Tax) MBA AFNZIM BEd DipTchg

I am from Rural North Canterbury but now live near the Beach in the Bay of Plenty and travel extensively throughout the North Island to meet existing clients and new clients.

I hold a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting & Taxation, a Bachelor of Education Degree in Research Methods & Human Development, Masters Degree in Business Administration, and I am in the final stage of completing the practical requirements to achieve Chartered Accountant Status.

I enjoy being part of the Target Family, building the North Island client base, focusing on delivery of service to clients, to benefit their business and lifestyles and accepting the trust clients place in us to manage their tax affairs and to advise on growth for the business.

Samuel Roberts

Accountant – BCom
P: (03) 489 0797
E: sam@targ.co.nz

I joined the team at Target Accounting in October 2014 as a Junior Accounting Assistant.

I grew up in the Mosgiel area, attending Taieri College. I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting at the University of Otago in 2018. I am currently working towards becoming a Chartered Accountant

I support clients with Xero setups, company formations, data entry and help with a lot of the IT support for the accounting packages.

I really enjoy learning about the different types of business that Target services and look forward to assisting where possible.

Katelyn Loose

Administrator

I began working at Target in February 2019, working part time after school and in the holidays, while attending Taieri College. Here at Target I help out around the office by doing filing, data entering supporting the team, and reception.

I’m originally from a small rural town called Waitahuna, which is a 15 minute drive from Lawrence. Having moved here a couple of years ago, Mosgiel is now my home. During the weekends I enjoy hunting, fishing and baking. I’m currently in my last year of high school and my goal is to become an accountant.

The team at Target has taught me a lot of meaningful knowledge in the accounting world and they’re a great bunch of people to work with.

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Target Accounting Ltd - HEAD OFFICE
7 Gladstone Road South, Mosgiel.
Phone us on 03 489 0790

Target Accounting Ltd - Queenstown Office
157 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Phone us on 03 974 4671

Target Accounting Ltd - North Island
PO Box 4566, Mt Maunganui 3149
Phone us on 03 489 0790   |   Mobile: 027 439 9370

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