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Graeme Scarlett
Director, Qualified Auditor - B.Sc, B.Com, CAPP, CISA, CIA

Having started his career as a computer programmer in the early 1980's before seeing the light and becoming an accountant.  Now Graeme is best described as a career auditor who has been a chartered accountant for over 25 years.  His career includes external auditing roles with two of the Big Four Chartered Accounting firms, both in New Zealand and overseas, as well as with Audit New Zealand.  Graeme also has also held senior internal audit roles in Holcim New Zealand and the National Bank of New Zealand (pre ANZ takeover). 

After returning to Nelson in 2007 Graeme has applied his extensive experience and sense of humour to providing a variety of assurance services to small to medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations in the Top of the South. 

Graeme is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm.  

In addition to being a CA, Graeme holds qualifications in Information Systems Auditing, Internal Auditing, Banking and Science.  While passionate about auditing, once all the client work is done, Graeme hikes extensively and tries to get as far from cell phone coverage as possible !!

You can email Graeme on graeme@auditprofessionals.co.nz

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Carl Jorgensen
Director, Qualified Auditor - CAPP

Carl is a long established Nelson CA with an extensive background in working closely with clients in an accounting and advisory role, having joined his father in business in 1983 at what was then 'Jacques, Cox and Jorgensen' in Nelson.  Several name changes later Carl is at the helm of Jorgensen Accounting Services Ltd and is responsible for caring for the needs of his clients as well as the smooth running of the firm, ensuring that all the team work to the highest standards in providing first class client service. 

Auditing is Carl's second major skill set.  In his 33 years of professional life, most of it running his own business, Carl has acquired an extensive practical experience and tax expertise that complements Graeme's more corporate background.  With this solid anchor in practicality, Carl's contribution to making Independent Auditors Ltd successful can't be understated.

You can email Carl on carl@auditprofessionals.co.nz

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Maree Ade
Audit Manager - CA

Maree joined our team in early 2016, having accumulated extensive accounting and audit experience over a period of 17 years, from her time in a number of local CA firms and Audit New Zealand.

Maree plows through client assignments at the pace of the energizer bunny.  This comes in extremely useful when new clients suddenly find they have an unscheduled need for our services, and in an urgent timeframe for funding applications or similar.

You can email Maree on maree@auditprofessionals.co.nz

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Anna Marks
Audit Manager - AT

Anna joined team at Independent Auditors Ltd via the Jorgensen team in 2012 bringing with her a diploma of business and has been the backbone of Carl's audit team.

She has worked in Chartered Accountancy for 19 years and her audit experience spans 14 of those years.  A very reliable member of the team who competently completes all audit and review assignments in her client portfolio.

You can email Anna on anna@auditprofessionals.co.nz

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Kate Scarlett
Auditor / Administrator - DipBus

Kate's accounting experience started upon leaving high school and working for her father.  After a few decades off to raise children, she gained a tertiary qualification and embarked on an accounting career, working for several local CA firms in a range of accounting, MYOB support and administrative roles.  In 2014 Kate joined Graeme in an expanding auditing practice and happily takes care of the administrative overhead that even auditors are loath to deal with.

All the above makes her more than capable of tackling the nuts and bolts transaction verification part of audit assignments.

Outside of work Kate exercises her musical talents by singing with a chamber choir and playing the piano.

You can email Kate on kate@auditprofessionals.co.nz

 

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Elizabeth Kendrick
Trust Account Auditor

Elizabeth specialises in the audit of client Trust Accounts, especially real estate trust accounts, where attention to detail is definitely required.

You can email Elizabeth on liz@auditprofessionals.co.nz

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Meet The Team

Graeme Scarlett
Director
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Carl Jorgensen
Director
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Maree Ade
Audit Manager
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Anna Marks
Audit Manager
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Kate Scarlett
Auditor / Administrator
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Liz Kendrick
Trust Account Auditor
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