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Meet the team

Friendly professional staff


You shouldn’t be afraid to talk to your accountant. Our clients tell us that the thing they notice most about us is how easy it is to talk to us and how friendly and professional our staff are.

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Howard Dalzell

BSc, MSc, DipAc, CA, PPC


Originally from England I have lived in New Zealand for over 40 years. I have a diverse background with science and accounting degrees and have over 30 years experience as a chartered accountant. My early experience with what is now PriceWaterhouseCoopers led to my interest in taxation, valuations and helping small to medium enterprises manage their business.

Outside work I enjoy time with my children, follow Manchester United and the All Blacks, paint historical miniatures and have an interest in history, science and computing.




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Csilla Weiser

ACA  B.Com.

Practice Manager

I arrived in New Zealand in 2001 from Romania and joined Sawden Tax & Accounting in July 2003 to take up a senior accountant's position. I am of Hungarian descent and have extensive accounting experience, specialising in management accounts and taxation, having been a sole practitioner in my home town of Cluj-Napoca. 

I enjoy travelling around New Zealand and have a passionate interest in the IT field, good food and fine wine. 




I have been working in the accounting industry for 25 years and have been at Sawden Tax & Accounting since 1994. My responsibilities are office administration and reception.

I am a first time nana to Kahikatea (Kahi), my energetic and gorgeously cute two and a half year old grandson and I take every opportunity to spend time with him.

I walk regularly and do yoga for my body and soul and challenge my mind with Sudoku crosswords.


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Adele Haunui
Accounting Administrator 
Robert Nicoll
Senior Consultant

I am the founding partner of Nicoll Jackson a medium chartered accounting firm and now senior consultant to Sawden since 2008. I have over 40 years in Public Practice and I am able to provide clients with a vast knowledge of business and taxation solutions to assist them with their business needs. I have a keen interest in helping medium sized enterprises develop their potential. 

Outside of the office I am interested in the Arts and travel. I enjoy playing the card game, bridge, and I am a member of the Auckland theatre company.


Pranil Bhai

I am originally from Fiji and joined Sawden Tax & Accounting in June 2023. I am fluent in English and Hindi. With more than two decade's working in accounting and taxation, I enjoy working with clients and helping them understand their accounting and tax responsibilities, and seeking solutions to their businesses. 


Outside work I enjoy spending time with family, playing football, coaching rugby and basketball & watching movies. 



Jounghue Lee

I arrived from South Korea in 2010 and joined Sawden Tax & Accounting in September 2016 as an accountant. I am fluent in Korean and English and enjoy working with Korean clients to help them understand their accounting and tax responsibilities in New Zealand.  I have extensive experience in web design, Photoshop and marketing.


Outside work I enjoy spending time with family, computer gaming, meeting friends and learning about the New Zealand way of life.


I joined Sawden Tax & Accounting in September 2009 as part time office administrator  while I continue my University studies. My interests include sports, music and spending time with friends and family.

Yashodha Dalzell
Office Administrator
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