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Experienced Accountant Michael Hollings joins Stephenson Thorner 

Wellington accountancy firm Stephenson Thorner today announced that Michael Hollings has joined the practice as an Associate of the firm.

Michael joins Stephenson Thorner from an international accounting firm and has 15 years’ experience working with across a broad range of businesses from SMEs to larger corporates in the property sector. He has specialised in providing business advisory services including helping new start-ups, business planning and growth strategies, asset and wealth protection, and preparing businesses for sale.

Stephenson Thorner founder and managing partner Anne Stephenson said, “Michael’s skillset complements the practice: he has a wealth of experience working in a CA environment and his passion for exceptional service, business expertise and quirky sense of humour makes him an ideal fit at Stephenson Thorner.”

Michael has a BA in political science and a BCA in accountancy from the University of Otago.

At Stephenson Thorner, Michael will provide business growth services to new and existing clients, and mentoring to the team to develop their skills.

Michael is a part owner of a successful Wellington hospitality business that has a number of outlets, is currently restoring a 104 year old classic yacht and enjoys an occasional craft beer.

Anne Stephenson said, “Michael’s an experienced and highly regarded accountant and business advisor. As a successful business proprietor, he understands both the challenges and pitfalls of managing a business. He’s joining the firm at a time when the practice is itself undergoing growth on the back of several new business wins. We are pleased to welcome Michael to Stephenson Thorner.”


About Stephenson Thorner

Established in 2002 by Anne Stephenson, Stephenson Thorner Limited is a Wellington based accountancy practice that specialises in business growth advisory services.  One of the first businesses to sign up to Xero way back in 2008, Stephenson Thorner continues to seek out innovative solutions to common business problems, including developing their own products, to deliver results for their clients. 

Essentially, Stephenson Thorner aims to put clients back in in control of their business and destiny so they run their business as opposed to their business running them.

Stephenson Thorner’s clients benefit from the close relationship through less stress, an improved lifestyle, and increased business profitability and value.  This is achieved through creation of a plan of attack, developing business intelligence, working with a range of strategic business partners and measuring results through easily-understandable smart reporting.



Experienced Accountant Michael Hollings joins Stephenson Thorner

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