Firm Profile

 Peter Filbee & Associates has been in existence since 2007, growing out of Peter's sole practice set up in 1980 and following merger and re-entry to sole practice, during which time the practice of Mansvelt & Mulholland was acquired. The practice has a mixed clientele spanning farming clients, service businesses, investors and individuals. The practice retains links with Henk Mansvelt, who acts as Trustee for a number of clients.

We currently operate with eight staff, both full time and part time/casual as follows:


Peter Filbee, BCA, CA, CPP

Peter is a qualified CA (Chartered Accountant) with over 35 years in public practice. A member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) for over 40 years, he was recently recognised by CAANZ for this.

With a depth of accumulated accounting and life experience, Peter has expertise in all public practice professional accounting areas. Having practised in Hawera for 38 years, his background knowledge of clients and the regional economy is a strength of the practice.

 Hayley Kells, BBS, GradDipCA, CPP  

Hayley is a qualified CA (Chartered Accountant) and CAANZ member. She has over 20 years' experience in a Chartered Accounting environment, with more than half of that time as a team member with this practice. She has broad accounting experience and expertise in all public practice accounting areas. With her farming background and local knowledge she also has a natural affinity for that sphere.


  Tess Annabell, BBS, GradDipCA

Tess has a degree in Science, and a Bachelor of Business Studies degree.  She has also recently completed her Chartered Accountant qualification through CAANZ. Tess prepares GST returns, wages, annual accounts and tax returns. Tess has a background in banking and investments both overseas and in New Zealand and is a Xero Certified Advisor.


 Tania Elkerton, BBS, ACA

Tania is a qualified ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) and CAANZ member. She has joined us recently and brings several years' experience in the corporate accounting environment. Her accounting career during this time included involvement with large scale audit processes. Tania will be preparing GST returns and annual accounts.


 Karen Nicholas, BA, AT

Karen joined the practice in 2011, recently completing a Diploma of Business plus her Accounting Technician (AT) qualification through CAANZ. Karen prepares GST returns, annual accounts and tax returns. Karen has a background in general business administration including 12 years in education management, and holds Banklink and Xero Advisor Certifications.


 Vicki Barrett

Vicki has been a team member since 2015, and has more than 10 years' experience in public accounting practice, as well as having worked in the banking and public service organisation environments. Vicki prepares GST returns, annual accounts and tax returns.


 Rebecca Mainwaring

Rebecca joined the practice with top marks for Accounting from Hawera High School in 2015 and is currently studying part time for a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. Rebecca holds a Xero Advisor Certification, as well as Xero Payroll Certification.  Primarily tasked with first point of contact duties, Rebecca also works on GST returns, wages, and general practice and office administration.