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Our team works with businesses right across the Hawke’s Bay area to help them achieve their version of success.
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Chartered Accountants + Business Advisors based in the heart of Havelock North

Jess Tietjen & Sam Ogle are behind the +MORE team here in Hawke’s Bay.

Our team is known for being an approachable, proactive, and trusted business partner that provides educational and commercial support to our clients.

Our team advises clients on a wide range of business issues and is considered a trusted partner in helping our clients succeed. Our focus is on providing practical, commercially driven advice that is the most relevant to the client.

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Whether you’re looking for accounting and tax support, want to access our practical business advice, or are after both, let’s chat to see how we can best support you.

Our People

Get to know the team that makes up +MORE Hawke’s Bay.

Sam Ogle

DIRECTOR

sam.ogle@plusmore.co.nz

Sam Ogle is a director of +MORE Hawke’s Bay. Sam plays an influential role in the leadership of the Hawke’s Bay office and client relationships.

Sam has experience in business advice, accounting, and taxation in New Zealand and has an extensive background in client advice at both a technical level from his time at PWC and KPMG and a practical level, owing to his commercial experience in the private sector.

Sam graduated from the University of Waikato with Honours in Accounting and System Management and is a Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand member.

Sam advises clients on a wide range of business and tax issues and is a trusted partner in helping clients succeed. Sam’s clients include small and medium-sized enterprises and large companies in the region’s leading industries.

Jess Tietjen

DIRECTOR

jess.tietjen@plusmore.co.nz

Jess is a director of +MORE Hawke’s Bay. Jess helps clients through their business journey to reach their targeted goals. Jess has gained extensive experience in business advice, forecasting, taxation, and accounting in New Zealand, with time in Auckland and Hawke’s Bay.

Before joining +MORE, Jess worked for an internationally affiliated firm, having previously graduated from the University of Canterbury, attaining a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Taxation. Jess became a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in 2013.

Jess works closely with her clients to guide them through complex tax and business problems to help them achieve their goals. She focuses on providing pragmatic, commercially driven, and relevant advice. Jess takes the time to understand her client’s businesses so that her advice is targeted and engages her network to solve business problems.

Rochelle Toop

SENIOR MANAGER

rochelle.toop@plusmore.co.nz

Rochelle works with her clients to help them be successful in business, from preparing and discussing financial information to preparing various tax returns, tax planning, and advice to help provide certainty.

Rochelle has over 20 years in the industry, is a Chartered Accountant, and has worked with Xero for the last ten years. While she loves numbers, Rochelle also really enjoys the team here at +MORE and the clients she works with.

Outside work, Rochelle enjoys reading and spending time with family. On long weekends, their family (including the dogs) often head to Taupo to spend time at the lake or Himatangi Beach.

Brenda Roberts

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

brenda.roberts@plusmore.co.nz

Brenda has over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry and over 10 years working with Xero. She works with clients from onboarding through to producing year-end accounts.

What she enjoys most about her role is combining her accounting and personal expertise to help her clients fulfil their goals, particularly helping them upskill in using Xero.

Outside work, Brenda and her husband Geoff always put their family first, and she loves any local or national sport, even if she doesn’t understand the rules!

Amelia Haszard

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

amelia.haszard@plusmore.co.nz

Amelia is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience working in New Zealand and South Africa. She helps clients with year-end accounts and tax returns, Xero training, and other business-related queries.

Amelia enjoys helping clients grow, and her varied life experiences have helped provide insight into different ways to help businesses.

Outside work, she enjoys expressing her creative side by pursuing her hobbies of sewing and gardening and loves spending time with her family.

Steph Ayris

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

steph.ayris@plusmore.co.nz

Steph supports producing year-end reports and assists with preparing management accounts and cashflows for clients to help meet their financial needs.

Steph is a Chartered Accountant and has over seven years of experience. What she enjoys most about her role is building relationships with clients and learning different ways to help them succeed.

Outside work, Steph’s two young children keep her very busy; weekends are filled with spending quality time with them.

Jen Knaggs

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

jen.knaggs@plusmore.co.nz

Jen is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years in the Financial Services Industry as a Tax Specialist and, more recently, working in Commercial Property Management and Project Management.

As a Senior Accountant at +MORE, Jen manages the compilation and review of client GST returns, financial statements, and tax returns.

Outside work, Jen has a young family with two daughters. She loves pilates and tennis and is passionate about interiors – always working on or planning the next project at home.

Karen Wealleans

CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

karen.wealleans@plusmore.co.nz

Karen is our all-round office and tax administrator with over 28 years in the accounting industry. What she enjoys most about her role is making a difference to the team and office by ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Outside work, Karen loves hanging out with her partner and family, exercising in the beautiful outdoors, and being an avid foodie!

Katie Cameron

CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

katie.cameron@plusmore.co.nz

Katie plays a crucial client-facing role at +MORE, primarily at the reception desk. Katie takes pride in helping the office run smoothly, and her friendly and approachable nature makes her a welcoming presence for clients and our team.

Outside of work, Katie stays busy with a variety of interests. She treasures quality family time and enjoys dining out, socialising with friends, and staying active at the gym.

Anna Crow

PEOPLE & CULTURE MANAGER

anna.crow@plusmore.co.nz

Anna oversees the human resources function across the +MORE Group. She is responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining talent and ensuring that our teams embody our company values and purpose daily.

Anna enjoys getting to know every team member and working with them and their manager to help them achieve their career goals. Seeing employees succeed is what motivates her!

Outside work, Anna loves spending time with her family. She has two teenage boys who love to get out and about – from multi-day bike rides in different parts of the country to catching the latest movie to board games on rainy days.

Claire Bryant

MARKETING MANAGER

claire.bryant@plusmore.co.nz

Claire manages our marketing activities across the +MORE Group. She is responsible for our brand across New Zealand and fuels our social media pages, website, content, communications, and client events.

What Claire enjoys most about her role is the opportunity to educate NZ business owners on how +MORE services can support them to grow their capability and achieve their version of success, whatever success looks like to them.

Outside the marketing world, Claire loves going for walks with a coffee in hand, socialising with friends, trying new food spots, and heading away for the weekends to explore NZ and abroad.

What Hawke’s Bay clients have to say

What we value most about working with +MORE is their deep understanding of our business. Their personable and friendly team provides tailored solutions that benefit our operations.

During the COVID-19 affected years when mass gatherings were banned, +MORE was incredibly supportive of our events company, helping us navigate the challenges and ultimately contributing to our survival and continued growth. We would absolutely recommend +MORE to other business owners.

Ted Thorp

Director, The Flagship Events Company

What we value most about working with +MORE is our unique relationship with them. It goes beyond a mere professional connection and allows for a relaxed approach to addressing matters. This creates an environment of open communication in both directions, leading to positive discussions and favourable outcomes.

One specific outcome we achieved while working with +MORE was successfully navigating a complex merger that spanned almost two years. +MORE consistently provided professional and reliable advice to all parties involved throughout the merger discussions. Clear and concise communication was crucial in managing the expectations and requirements of multiple stakeholders, ultimately leading to a positive outcome. Additionally, +MORE recommended other professional services during the merger process; this speaks to the comprehensive support and assistance offered by +MORE.

We would definitely recommend +MORE to others looking for accountants and business advisors. Working with the team at +MORE makes some of the most important parts of running a business easy. They understand who we are and how we operate and ensure we keep asking ourselves the hard questions to allow us to strive for continual improvement.

Karl Carew

Director, Development Nous

What we value the most about working with +MORE is their extensive knowledge and ability to think outside the box. They have helped us grow at a good pace by providing great advice and support throughout our journey.

Thanks to their assistance, we were able to develop a solid forecast for the first two years of our business. They questioned our methodology, ensuring that any uncertainties or guesses were addressed. This led to a forecast that was accepted by the banks, allowing us to achieve our goals. The team provided accurate projections that justified our investment in new equipment, demonstrating its self-sustainability and affordability. They also played a vital role in facilitating the buyout of my business partner. Above all, they have trained us to understand the financial side of our business, equipping us with the knowledge to work successfully alongside them.

I would highly recommend +MORE to others. The +MORE team genuinely has our best interests at heart and works closely with us to foster growth and success. Their support has been invaluable, and we feel like we have independent guidance at every step. I trust them fully with every decision we make, and they continuously strive to bring out the best in us.

Jacques Theron

Managing Director, Baron Contractors

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Hawke’s Bay

PHONE

0800 946 4626

EMAIL

info@plusmore.co.nz

ADDRESS

Level 1, 33 Havelock Road
Havelock North 4130

POSTAL

PO Box 8148
Havelock North 4157

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Elevate your career in Hawke’s Bay with +MORE. Discover exciting opportunities in our dynamic team. Explore openings and shape your professional journey today! Join us now!

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Elevate your career in Hawke’s Bay with +MORE. Discover exciting opportunities in our dynamic team. Explore openings and shape your professional journey today! Join us now!