Ake Accounting | Whakatane Chartered Accountants | Māori Focused Specialists
Māori-Focused Accounting Specialists

About

Find out more about Ake Accouning, our history and people.

History

Briton Williams, Matthew Davis and Tania-Rose Taitoko met while working at a mutual accounting firm in Whakatane. We found that their individual fields complemented each other’s in surprising, and what turned out to be inseparable, ways. Technology is changing the way accountants operate and they have a passion to use the latest technology while they empower Māori organisations to define their aspirations and to work alongside them to reach their potential and thrive. This made them eager to cultivate their own practice, one that would effectively intersect their expertise with their respective interests. They believe that what makes an accounting firm thrive is the passion that drives it. Choosing to specialize in a field means that you are completely devoted to it; that you will protect it as if it were your own. That is the energy that sets them apart.

Ake Accounting opened its doors in 2016. Since then, they've worked along successful organisations within the Eastern Bay of Plenty, helping them to reach their goals.

 

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We at Ake Accounting know that finding the right accountant is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Principal

Matthew Davis CA

Matthew Davis is passionate about entrepreneurial ventures and investment and comes from a background working for a high end accounting firm in Queenstown as an adviser. As well as being a Chartered Accountant, Matthew is also a member of the Institute of Directors. He specialises in high-level accounting work with large organisations in Whakatāne . Matthew brings a valuable skill set around financial forecasting, budgets, strategic accounting work, a natural ability with IT (A Certified Xero Super User) and a good understanding of how to improve internal systems to improve efficiencies.

Matthew owns several small businesses and has an in-depth knowledge of the struggles a small business goes through. He is a family man, valuing the time he spends with his wife and 2 daughters and is full of surprises too – he has a pilot license among many others.

 

Education

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Chartered Accountant, 2015

B.Bus (Accounting), 2012

 
 

 
 

Partner

Tania-Rose Taitoko ACA

Tania-Rose has a passion for helping her clients kanohi ki te kanohi. She is a descendant of Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tuwharetoa and Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi and lives with her whanāu on a farmlet at Onepū.

Tania-Rose has experience with accounting for Maori Trusts, Farms, Companies, Partnerships, Sole Traders and Charitable entities along with skills in applying for funding for not for profit organisations.  She has a background in dairy farming, previously farming in both the north and deep south and is a trustee on a Māori land block in the King Country.

Tania-Rose is passionate about sport and the community, being involved with coaching and managing school and representative sports teams and working with clubs, churches, kohanga and other non-profit organisations.

Education

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Associate Chartered Accountant, 2017

B.Bus (Accounting), 2016

 
 

 
 

Partner

Briton Huirua Williams

Briton is a descendant of Ngāti Awā, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngā Puhi and Ngāti Maru to name a few. Born and bred in Whakatāne and totally immersed in tikanga, he has a wide range of skills, networks and experiences that he believes will add value to any māori or tauiwi entity that wish to engage with Ake Accounting.

Briton owns several businesses in many industries including Horticulture, Business Development, Tourism and Technologies. Briton has a passion for his whānau, tūrangawaewae (place of belonging) and is partial to have a kōrero with a good coffee (flat white).

Education

Victoria University of Wellington
BCA (Maori Business., Management), 2004

 
 

 
 

Accountant

Minta-Maria Pryor

Born and bred Te Teko local, of Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe and Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent.  Minta has experience working in local CA firms with monthly accounting, payroll and annual accounting and is passionate about helping our people. 

Minta has her NZ Diploma in Business majoring in Accounting and is working towards her Accounting Technician's accreditation with Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).  Outside of mahi, Minta enjoys spending time with her whānau especially out riding horses and travelling the motu, competing in the rodeo circuit.

Education

Waiariki Institute of Technology
D.Bus (Accounting), 2014