“They call us accountants, but we’re in the communications business.
Our job is to tell you the story behind the numbers.”

Allan McNeill Principals


At AllanMcNeill, there’s no Allan. Instead you will find an approachable bunch of Chartered Accountants bursting with business knowledge and know-how. Our sole purpose is to actively contribute to your financial success. Working alongside you, we also work well together – translating what your numbers mean into meaningful information, to provide you with solution-based advice. With us, you don’t just get a Chartered Accountant; you get a whole team of specialists who are community-minded folk not afraid to put on their gumboots.

Hayden Trotter

Hayden Trotter - BBS, CAANZ

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64 6 323 6114

Working alongside you, Hayden finds solutions that add value to your business. Hayden’s strength is in his ability to communicate in ‘plain’ language, providing sound advice to ensure that there are no surprises along the way. Brought up on a farm, Hayden works very closely with families and businesses operating in both the rural and commercial sectors. Whatever business you are in, Hayden is there for the long-term, determined to help build successful businesses along the way.

Angelina Greer

Angelina Greer - BBS, CAANZ

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64 6 323 6114

Accountancy is as much about people as it is numbers for Angelina, which is evident when you meet her; her personable character speaks volumes. “Helping people in business is the rewarding part of what I do”, says Angelina. Working with land based industries, commercial ventures or charitable trusts, Angelina understands the trials and tribulations that businesses can be faced with, but knows how to turn these into successes by working collaboratively with the bank, lawyer and insurance advisers.

Phil Harre

Phil Harre' - BBS, CAANZ

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64 6 323 6114

Loyalty and commitment is the basis on which Phil has built strong, long-term relationships with his clients. With a view of the Feilding Saleyards from his office window, his rapport is evident on Fridays when many of his clients pop in from across the road … gumboots sitting at the front door of the Feilding office is a true indication that Phil has a client who has popped in! Working as part of your team, Phil takes the foreign language out of the numbers, providing you with accurate reports and translating your financial story in a way that can help your business succeed.

Kathleen Smyth

Kathleen Smyth - BBS, PGDipAcc, CAANZ
Palmerston North

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64 6 356 4808

Helping commercial and land based industries with compliance, succession planning and business advice are just some of the relationship-based services Kathleen provides. Actively working as part of your team, she knows what the numbers are saying and translates them into ways that can create value for your business. She is an active problem solver and enjoys working alongside clients to assist them in reaching their goals.

Stephen Scott

Stephen Scott - BBS, CAANZ
Palmerston North

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64 6 356 4808

Manawatu raised and educated, Stephen primarily works with commercial clients. Along with business and accounting services he also provides advice on succession planning, corporate tax and business valuations. He thrives on problem solving and producing accurate information to assist with positive decision making for your business. With a focus on long-term relationships, Stephen takes the time to understand your business, providing due diligence and advice if you’re looking to restructure, refinance, purchase or sell.

Lyndell Gates


Lyndell Gates - BBS, CAANZ

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64 6 323 6114

Appointed as an Associate on 1 May 2016, Lyndell joined our team as an accounting junior in 1994 and has progressed her career with us, becoming a Chartered Accountant in 2003. With a strong expertise in tax, Lyndell is very client focused and a great problem solver. From small to big business, Lyndell establishes strong long term relationships, and evaluates systems and software to produce accurate timely reports, adding value. With this information, Lyndell empowers our clients by communicating what their numbers say.


Aaron Tait - Manager
Palmerston North
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Business Administrators

Glenda Dixon - Business Administrator
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Chris Costall - Business Administrator
Palmerston North
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We’re Chartered Accountants. As you’d expect, we have experts in farm and business accounting services, able to offer business and taxation advice. What’s important though is how we translate accountancy into comprehensive information that’s actually useful to you.

We’re fluent in farmer and business, so contact us whether you know what you need or not.


  • - Preparation of annual financial statements.
  • - Preparation of GST and FBT returns.
  • - Payment of wages, PAYE and Kiwisaver.
  • - Company records and payment of accounts.
  • - Family, estate and succession planning.
  • - Budgets and cash flows.
  • - Bloodstock taxation.
  • - Valuations and business advisory.
  • - Proactive accounting.

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We’re in the communication business. To do that, we need to focus on relationships with clients and the communities in which we live and work. You’ll see us on school boards, supporting many community groups or sponsoring the mighty Turbos rugby team. Wherever you see us, come and say hello.


History of the firm

AllanMcNeill has been serving the Manawatu and wider regions for almost fifty years. People and businesses have placed their trust in our ability to look beyond the figures and to tell them exactly what they need to know in their own language. It’s a point of difference that still influences everything we do.


International Accounting Firm, Barr Burgess & Stewart purchased the local Feilding firm of "McGuire, Seymour, Butcher & Duncan".


Adopted the international name
Coopers & Lybrand.


Purchased the local Marton/Hunterville practice of "Tarrant, Hunt & McCrindle".


Became PriceWaterhouseCoopers
after the worldwide merger of
PriceWaterhouse & Coopers & Lybrand.


Returned full circle to local ownership
under the name AllanMcNeill.


Purchased Palmerston North practice of
“Brumby Simpson Partners Ltd”.


Confirmed new office location for AllanMcNeill Palmerston North opening January 2016, at 240 Ruahine Street in Terrace End.

Contact us


53 - 55 Manchester Street
PO Box 40 Feilding 4740
New Zealand
Telephone: 64 6 323 6114
Facsimile: 64 6 323 5007
Email: [email protected]


240 Ruahine Street
PO Box 5545 Palmerston North 4441
New Zealand
Telephone: 64 6 356 4808
Facsimile: 64 6 356 8525
Email: [email protected]