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ontax accounting team

About our team

Experienced accountants, ready to help

We take the stress of financials and tax away from business owners

At OnTax Business Centre we provide you with advice when your business needs it, not just when you ask for it. Offering everything from start up advice through to financials, taxes and business accounting, our friendly team work closely with you to provide a service that suits your needs. 

"Always approachable, talked to us in a manner we could understand and were very helpful for all our problems. Probably the best accountant we have had."

Ian & Lee
 

"Mike and his team have all ways been ready and willing to help us. From when we started our business right through to the current day. His knowledge and advice has been a tremendous asset to growing our company."

Aaron Sharpe & Ling Li.

 

Ontax Director Mike Davies

Mike Davies

Director

Mike is a people person. He enjoys meeting new people and LOVES to talk. "I feel inspired by the people I am working with. I'm passionate about small business and want to help my clients succeed."

After a further 12 years in public practice his passion for business is invigorating. From business plans to cash flows, financial analysis and business structures your interests will be well served.

Mike is currently Vice-President of Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand (ATAINZ), is a taxation specialist having worked at Inland Revenue for 12 years, and HAS been awarded the annual advanced taxation prize from Waikato University. He is also a published author of an article on land taxation in New Zealand (June 2011).

In his spare time, Mike loves everything to do with sports - playing, coaching, managing, administering, and even watching with a beer in hand. 

Ontax Senior Accountant Jaya Ekbote

Jaya Ekbote

Senior Accountant

Jaya  joined our team in 2012 after spending 4 years as a sole practitioner operating from Papamoa.

With a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce, Jaya specialises in tier 3 and 4 review work for non profit organisations and has a sound knowledge of New Zealand taxation law. Jaya is a Xero certified Advisor and is passionate about helping clients understand how taxation works. 

"I like to work with a personal approach with our clients. This allows me to focus on their business, their successes, and help them understand growth and how finance works. The key piece of information being the fact that if clients are paying tax, it's a GOOD thing - it means they have made money!"

When not crunching numbers in the office, Jaya enjoys sewing, drawing, and spending time with her family. Jaya is married to Sachin, a local mechanical engineer, and has a daughter attending university and a son attending a local college.

Ontax Accountant Karen Enriquez

Karen Enriquez

Graduate Accountant

Karen joined our team in October 2018, after completing a Bachelor of Business Analysis Majoring in Accounting in 2017 at University of Waikato.

She very quickly become a valuable member of our team, displaying an aptitude for accounting work and a passion for learning new skills. Karen is a Chartered Accountant Provisional and is Xero Certified. Taxation is Karen's favourite part of the job - crunching numbers for clients is her best kind of day. 

When she's not in the office, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, and baking. She is a talented baker with a Philippine traditional 'Purple Yum Cake' being her speciality!

Ontax junior Accountant Annalise Davies

Annalise Davies

Junior Accountant

Annalise started at OnTax part time in July 2019 before coming on full time in January 2020 while studying part time for a Bachelor in Accounting through Massey University. She is a quick learner and has been fast at adapting to working with new accounting concepts & softwares as she continues to learn.

With a lifelong love of math, numbers and problem solving, accounting was a perfect fit. When she's not in the office or studying, Annalise is a leader at her local youth group, and is a sound engineer at her church. 

Sponsorship

We are proud supporters of a number of community organisations