Our people are a group of experienced professionals, committed to providing expert advice and high quality service in a friendly and personal way that is focused on the needs of each client. Below you can meet the team:

Don Hounsell

I have broad business, accounting and audit experience. After 10 years working in a corporate environment, I started my Accounting practice in 1987. During the 1990s I wrote software to make the preparation of tax returns and financial statements more efficient. Combined with other software, this grew into CA-Systems, which eventually sold packages to approximately 60% of NZ accountants. In 1999 CA-Systems was sold, but I continued an involvement with software on a part-time basis, and I currently work for MYOB as a Subject Matter Expert.

David Hounsell

I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in 2000. I then worked at Deloitte until 2004 in their Audit Department, during this time I completed my CA training. I have been working at Hounsell Accounting since then. My focus is on helping our clients meet whatever needs and challenges they face in their business lives.
During my spare time I spend time with my kids, grow chilis and keep fit by going to the Gym and playing football.

Jocelyn Hounsell

I graduated from Auckland University in 1975 with a BA majoring in Education . A year later, after practical teaching experience, a Dip Ed was added to this . After time taken out with full time family duties , I gradually eased back into paid work assisting in our new accounting practice. For the past 15 years I have been the full time practice manager of Hounsell Accounting Ltd . I enjoy the ongoing contact with our many loyal clients and look forward to seeing them return every year.

Catriona Cory
Audit Manager

I was a senior audit manager with a “Big 4” accounting firm in London for 16 years before seconding to the Auckland office for two years. Two years became three, and we are now settled in Auckland – our two children have grown up here. My husband and I jointly owned a couple of successful businesses here before selling these and going back into corporate life. I have been with Hounsell Accounting since 2007 and enjoy the relaxed work environment and building working relationships with clients. I have a range of audit clients mainly in the charity and not-for-profit sector.

Lauren Power
Senior Accountant

I worked as a company accountant for 6 years before joining Hounsell Accounting in 2008. I completed a Bachelor of Accountancy studying extramurally through Massey University during this time, and completing my Chartered Accountant qualification in 2011. I am currently working 4 days a week, (since my son was born in 2014). I now specialise in Accounting, Tax and Business Advisory Services.

Lisa McEwan
Senior Auditor

I graduated from Canterbury University with a BCom in Accounting and Business Administration. My first job was with one of the “Big 4″ CA firms in Auckland where I gained experience within Audit, Business Advisory and Technical – including a secondment to Vancouver. In 2000 I travelled to London where I worked for Barclays Capital and HSBC Research, in between my love for travel and the arts with many adventures across UK and Europe. On returning to NZ I have continued to develop my accounting expertise within the commercial sector and now back into a CA environment,since joining Hounsell Accounting Limited in March 2016. I have always enjoyed the culture of a CA firm and the day to day interaction with staff and clients.

Benny Tse

I am an Accountant at Hounsell Accounting Ltd. I am also a Dad and have completed my study at the University of Auckland, majoring in Accounting.
Beside tax and accounting. I am especially strong with all matters IT, meaning I can assist you with your accounting and business systems, including Xero and MYOB.
I love learning new things and am committed to giving helpful and friendly service.

Ashney Govender

I graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Massey University in 2015, and I am currently working towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. I was lucky enough to land a junior position here at Hounsell Accounting and consider myself to be very fortunate to have such knowledgeable and hardworking people train me. Between work and study I don’t have much spare time! But when I do get a chance I love baking cupcakes (and eating them too!). I try to live my life by the simple words of Nelson Mandela… “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.

Odna Richards

I moved to New Zealand from Mongolia in 2003. I began accountancy study in 2009, and graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Auckland University of Technology in 2012.
In the final year of AUT, I did a workplace experience course at Hounsell Accounting, where I got the opportunity to work with the great team as a Junior Accountant. I started working permanently at Hounsell Accounting in 2013.
I love to learn new things. I live in North Shore with my husband and young son.