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The Team


Meet the team at TCL Accountants.

Professional Staff

Angela Hobden – Director

I am a Public Practice Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University. TCL Accountants Group Limited is the third accounting practice I have owned, having previously had businesses in Whangarei and Awanui. I have 49 years accounting experience in public practice, large and small manufacturing businesses, local government and trustee companies. I have been in the Manawatu region for many years and enjoy assisting our clients to be the best in business that they can be. Outside of work I am involved with the Mid Central Governance Group for Mana Whaikaha and enjoy rose growing, reading and visiting my family. Xero Certified

Trish Gee – Contractor

I am a Chartered Accountant, a current member of CAANZ/NZICA and a Xero Certified Advisor. Prior to joining TCL in April 2018 as a Contract Accountant, I worked in Wellington, Whanganui and Marton. I have over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, working with small to medium sized businesses. In addition, I currently work closely with a School Bursar in our region, my role is to oversee the accounting and reporting functions of the school and to meet the Boards, Ministry of Education and Charities Commission requirements. I have an open friendly approach to clients and love assisting them with their daily tasks, any issues they may have and of course, meeting their tax obligations. Outside of office hours, I enjoy walking (having completed 3 marathons, a number of half marathons and 10kms events), travelling and exploring new places and spending time with my husband Martin, our two children, extended family and friends. Xero Certified

Harkaran Nijjar – Junior Accountant

I joined TCL Accountants in 2018 after graduating from La Trobe University, Melbourne with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance. I am full of enthusiasm for my role and eagerly looking forward to beginning my Chartered Accountant qualification in 2019. I feel privileged to be learning from the best. Xero Certified

Administration Staff

Michele Thompson – Systems Coordinator

I have fifteen years’ experience in logistics, managing both client and supplier relationships for organisations in Palmerston North and Wellington and have completed a Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management through Massey University. I have brought my systems management expertise and passion for database organisation to the group. Xero Certified

Michele Tan – Accounts Officer

I am an Accounting Technician and have been with the firm for eleven years, coming from a six year banking background. I am the ‘go to’ person for GST, PAYE, Xero and also have experience with MYOB. I’m passionate about helping your business grow. Xero Certified