Frank Dooley

Frank Dooley - Director


Frank completed his professional qualifications in 1980 and has since gained over three decades of experience in public practice. Frank became a partner in Wood & Drage in 1983, rebranded to F T Dooley Ltd in 1988, purchased Bamfields Westport practice in 2004 and now heads the busy firm of 22 employees.

Frank was honoured as a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants during 2012 in recognition of his exceptional services to the Community. A passionate advocate for community and development in the Buller, Frank is a founding Trustee of Development West Coast, a Director of Westland Dairy Company and Cranley Farms Limited, also chairing Buller Electricity Limited and Pulse Energy Limited. Frank also supports numerous not for profit organisations providing various services through the firm as well as in his own time.

Frank works hard to get the best results for all business and community organisations, his overarching expectation for high quality results resounds throughout the firm at every level. His extensive governance experience and contacts throughout NZ provide a depth of knowledge unequalled meaning Frank is qualified to advise you on all aspects of business no matter how large or small.

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Gareth Allen

Gareth Allen - Director


Gareth is the managing director of F T Dooley Ltd. With more than 20 years providing accounting, audit and taxation advice to businesses, Gareth has a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience.

His areas of expertise include commercial, agriculture, horticulture and non-profit organisations. Gareth has also completed the Development West Coast Leadership and Governance Programme and holds Director and Trustee roles outside the firm.

Gareth is happy to assist you in any way, and at times travels to Murchison to provide accounting services as an extension of the firm which is based in Westport.

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Rochelle Crossman

Rochelle Crossman - Director

B Com, Dip.Grad, CA

Rochelle grew up in Karamea, attended high school in Nelson and studied at Otago University. She joined the firm as a graduate in 2006, and commenced her professional studies assisted by the mentoring and support of Frank and Gareth. Rochelle achieved her Chartered Accountancy qualification during 2009 and gained her certificate of Public Practice in 2013.

Rochelle has great people skills, and currently cares for a range of clients including small to medium sized business accounting and audit services. Her area of expertise is commercial businesses including retail and hospitality. She has a genuine interest in business development and is the right person to contact if you are looking at starting up a new business or wish to maximise your business potential.

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