Principals


Stuart Earle BBS CA

Mike Curd BBS CA


PO Box 4646

306a Broadway Avenue

Palmerston North


Phone: (06) 952 4646
Fax: (06) 952 4645




Our Staff

Mike Curd

After attending High School at St Johns College in Hastings, Mike was fortunate to have had an opportunity to join National Accountancy firm Wilkinson Wilberfoss in Napier in 1981. Moving to Palmerston North in 1985 to study part time at Massey University, Mike commenced working with local practice Pritchard Dilks and Associates that same year. Mike completed a Bachelor of Business Studies and Postgraduate certificate in Education from Massey and in 1990 was admitted to the then Society of Accountants and introduced as a Partner with Pritchard Dilks and Associates.
 
In May 2015, Mike was awarded 25 year membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and still holds firm to the sound principles learned in Napier when he was first guided on this journey. 


Stuart Earle

After leaving Palmerston North Boys High in 1994, Stuart started with Pritchard Dilks & Associates working for Mike Curd. Stuart graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in Accountancy. He became a full member to the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2002. Having been born and raised on a dairy farm, Stuart has a special interest in the rural sector. Stuart has been involved with many sporting and community organisations, with a particular interest in hunting and Four Wheel Driving. Having two young boys (Liam and Logan) Stuart is enjoying the responsibility and developments that go with it.


Mars Earle

Mars has been involved with the firm since 1996 and has returned to a more full time basis now both Liam and Logan are attending school. Mars will normally be the first voice you hear and the smiling face behind the front desk.


Anna Long

Anna started with the firm in September 2003 as receptionist, while studying part-time for her NZ Diploma of Business. Anna and Kevin have three children, Sean James and Rebecca who have now all left school. Anna has been involved with the children’s schools and assisting sport teams.


Harrison Senior

Harrison started in 2007 after finishing Palmerston North Boys High. He has since graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in Accountancy and is currently a Provisional Member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Future professional goals include becoming a Chartered Accountant. Harrison's personal interest include recreational motorcycling and motorcycle racing.


Rebecca Hughes

Rebecca has been associated with the firm since 2009 and is in the process of completing her Bachelor of Accountancy through Massey University. Her goal is to become a Chartered Accountant. With three children her very little free time is spent being heavily involved in her local Junior Football Club in winter, and in the Bulls Womens Softball Club during the summer. 


 

Jess started with the firm in 2014 while in the process of completing her Bachelor of Accountancy and Graduate Diploma in Business Studies. She enjoys keeping busy with many other commitments outside of work including playing women's soccer at a high level. She also enjoys spending as much time as possible with family over at Castlepoint Beach.


 

Kim joined our firm in April 2015 after 18 years as an accounting clerk at Pritchard Dilks & Associates including working with both Mike and Stuart. She has considerable experience in commercial and farm accounting as well as assisting clients with all aspects of their payroll obligations. Kim and Robert have two teenage children. 


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