Rachel Darlington – Partner
Rachel is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, she also holds a current certificate of public practice. Rachel completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Auckland University and post graduate diploma in Professional Accounting at Manukau Institute of Technology. She began her accounting career in the corporate arena working for merchant banking firm – Bankers Trust for approximately ten years. Following the birth of her daughter she joined a CA accounting firm in 1999 where she became practice manager and worked until 2007. Rachel joined Business Like in February 2008. In 2009 Rachel Lamb and Rachel Darlington joined forces to create Business Like NZ Ltd. With Rachel Lamb departing in 2014, Rachel Darlington teamed up with Brendan Price and they have continued to grow Business Like NZ Limited. Rachel and her husband Jim have a lifestyle block where they can be found most weekends tending to the land or their ever growing menagerie of animals.
Brendan Price – Partner
Brendan has a Bachelor of Business Studies with majors in Accounting and Marketing. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and holds a current certificate of public practice. Brendan started working at Business Like in late 2013 and was appointed as a partner on the 1st of April 2017. He works with a wide range of clients in trades, manufacturing, technology, financial services as well as high net worth individuals. He is passionate about helping business owners achieve their business and related goals. A keen fisherman and brewer, Brendan can be found sampling his own beer creations in the weekends after a day with his young family.
Rachel Green – Accountant
Rachel is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Rachel has completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting at Manukau Institute of Technology. She has always worked in the accounting industry since leaving school. Rachel has various experience in accounting, servicing small to medium sized businesses in a range of industries from Farming to Retail & Trade. Rachel is a mother of two children and understands the meaning of “Time Management”. Rachel loves spending her free time fishing, spending time with her kids, family and friends and travelling abroad when she can.
Nileshni Prasad – Accountant
Nileshni is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies at the Manukau Institute of Technology and is currently working towards completing her Chartered Accountancy qualification. She began her career working in the Business Advisory Services Department at Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu in Fiji before joining Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants also in Fiji. Nileshni joined Business Like in May 2005. She is married and has two beautiful kids.
Michelle Adlington – Accountant
Michelle is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Michelle completed a Diploma in Business at Manukau Institute of Technology specialising in Accountancy. She worked at Giles & Liew Chartered Accountants Ltd for eight years before joining Business Like in January 2008. Michelle has two gorgeous daughters that keep her busy outside of Business Like NZ Ltd. She also enjoys traveling and is slowly making her way around the world.
Vinh Nguyen – Accountant
Vinh is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law. With over 15 years experience working in CA Firms, Vinh brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of business advisory, compliance and taxation. As an experienced client manager Vinh’s focus is on fostering and maintaining strong client relationships. Vinh has two young children and enjoys travelling and going to live music events.
Debbie Ngawaka – Office Manager
Debbie joined Business Like in 2009 as an Office Administrator working her way up to Office Manger when Pauline retired at the end of 2012. Debbie is the smile that greets you at reception and the friendly voice on the end of the phone. Debbie will happily assist you with any queries you may have or direct you to the person that can help. Debbie keeps a tight rein on both the clients and staff at Business Like NZ Ltd. Debbie is the proud Mum to 5 grown up children, and even prouder Nan to 3 beautiful grandchildren. Quality family time, socializing and spending time with her pet dogs keeps her busy outside of work.
Sophie Adlington – Assistant Office Administrator
Sophie initially joined Business Like to gain work experience before entering back into the work force. She quickly proved what a valuable asset she would make and officially joined the Business Like team in October 2014. Sophie’s role is many and varied as she assists everyone in the office with whatever is required and is continuously taking on new responsibilities which include payroll processing, PAYE and assisting with GST return preparation. Sophie has a Certificate in Business Administration & Computing and plans to take up further studies in Business and Accounting. Sophie enjoys spending her spare time with her daughter and extended family. She is always up for a road trip and plans on exploring the world in the future.