Our Professional Accounting Team

Phillipa Lewthwaite

Chartered Accountant

Phillipa has three decades of accountancy experience in public practice encompassing all aspects of business advice.

Her farming background enables her to assist many clients from Banks Peninsula - as well as various South Island locations to enable clients to make a living off the land. She has advised Christchurch Netball for many years and remains their financial advisor.

Enjoys dealing personally with clients and overseeing the growth of their businesses.

Her progressive outlook provides invaluable motivation and inspiration to both established and startup enterprises.

Passion for sports – enthusiastic tennis and golf participant.

Amanda Long

Chartered Accountant

She joined Lewthwaite & Associates Ltd over 19 years ago and now holds a Public Practising Certificate with New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Her client base covered a wide range of industries including farming, manufacturing and service industries.

Lewthwaite & Associates is extremely fortunate to have her invaluable experience in the team.

She is married with 3 children and enjoys playing and coaching indoor and outdoor netball as well as supporting her children's sporting activities.

Jackie Lee

Chartered Accountant

Jackie migrated to New Zealand in 2006. She is an Affiliate Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (England). Back in Malaysia, Jackie worked as Auditor in the banking sector. She also has been working in a Chartered Accounting firm in New Zealand since 2011.She enjoys working closely with clients to deliver accurate financial reporting to improve their business performance.

Julia Durie

Accounting Technician

Joined Lewthwaite & Associates Ltd over 8 years ago and comes with over 13 years experience.

Her depth of knowledge is immense and provides Lewthwaite & Associates Ltd with a whole dimension of experience on MYOB, Reckon & Xero software.

At present nuturing her second born new baby, enjoying renovating her first home and enjoys a variety of different activities including attending concerts, eating out and of course shopping.   Will return to work in January 2018.

Matilda Prendergast

Accounting Technician

Matilda has been a member of Lewthwaite & Associates Ltd for over 8 years. After completing her Business Administration degree she was our Receptionist and is now working as an Accounting Technician. She is embracing the challenge to provide equally excellent skills in her new role.

She is extremely capable and her cheerful, helpful approach is much appreciated by our clients.

Loves the movies, live concerts and entertaining.

Julie Barrington


Julie has vast experience in interacting with people, great organisational skills and her cheerful, professional approach to clients is much appreciated. She is always willing to assist if at all possible.

Enjoys following rugby and cricket and keeps up her own level of fitness.

Business Services

We offer a wide range of services to help you run your business as effectively and as stress free as possible.


Specialist Services

Our specialist services include business acquisitions & mergers, estate planning plus many more.


Tax Services

Need help with GST and tax returns? Our team can assist you with all your taxation needs.