Michael Goodchild – Far North Tax Professionals
Michael gained his accounting qualifications after graduating B Com at the University of Otago.
After graduating Michael was in public practice as a chartered accountant in Timaru for 18 years until a career change in 1991.
Michael has a special knowledge of the administration and accounting of all types of trusts, and can deal with the tax and other problems arising in family trusts.
After 1991 his positions included
- Corporate Trust Manager for Perpetual Trust in Wellington managing investment trust appointments in Wellington and the South Island.
- Executive Director of The Community Trust of Southland in Invercargill, managing the trust’s investment funds and its charitable grants programmes.
- An 18 month period as a GST adviser on contract in Sydney with a major Australian mortgage securitiser and loan manager.
- Finance Controller for St John of God Hauora Trust in Christchurch, the New Zealand arm of the Australian healthcare group St John of God Health Care Inc.
Michael established his accounting and tax agency Far North Tax Professionals in Kerikeri in November 2011. He and his wife Marguerite moved from Christchurch after their house was damaged beyond repair in the September 2010 Canterbury earthquake.