Tamara (Tam) Bailey


National Diploma in Accountancy, Chartered Accountant

"It's essential that I have relationships built on trust with all my clients. That trust gives them the confidence that they have chosen the right person to advise them and act in their best interests. If you can't trust and talk to your accountant, that's when issues can develop."

Accounting is a real trust occupation. It's just as much about relationships as it is about finances. I make myself very available to talk with clients, as what is happening in their business and personal lives can affect the way we deal with their accounts.

When I joined McGregor Bailey as an intermediate in 1996, I was already quite experienced in different areas of accountancy. I'd worked in London as a Accountant and also for Deloitte New Zealand as a graduate in their audit department for 3 1/2 years. I've been a partner at McGregor Bailey since 2000.

I have a strong practice with varied clients, from contractors to larger businesses that require more intensive accounting. I take real pleasure in getting to know how their businesses operate, and then suggesting systems that work for them. Getting to know clients enables me to best provide them with the appropriate support they need, whether it's helping them keep track of when tax payments are due or explaining things in a way they can understand.

I like to keep fit, and enjoy travelling and cooking.



Jules Hayward


BCom, Chartered Accountant


'I like to support our clients in their businesses, particularly in improving their processes and seeing clients' goals become reality.'


Experienced in financial and management accounting, audit, treasury, statutory accounts and tax preparation.  I am Xero certified and also an associate member of the NZ Institute of Directors and hold several directorships as well as Trustee roles.


Tam and I have known each other since 1994 and work well together.  McGregor Bailey has provided a stimulating environment with clients across many industries and the ability to use a variety of software.  My speciality is Xero and providing training to clients.


I enjoy community work, having served on the local school's Board of Trustees and PTA, I also manage our Neighborhood Watch group and my daughter's netball team.



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