Meet our team
At Strong & Co we are anything but bean counters. It’s our people that set us apart. We have a team of key people who are passionate about making a difference and into providing a great experience for all our clients.
Brian Cowlrick - Principal
Brian is the founder and Principal of Strong and Co Limited. Brian has worked over two decades to build a successful accounting practice. Brian specialises in small to medium business growth, cash-flow, forecasting, Family trusts and budgeting. He has many years of experience providing finance, audit and business advisory services both in New Zealand and abroad.
Brian believes that action is an important key to success and uses this philosophy to build many successful businesses for his clients. Outside of work his interests include all sports, theatre, music, ballet, opera and reading. Brian’s spare time is devoted to his family with three very energetic grandchildren.
Christy Huang - Senior Accountant
Christy is a very valued member of the Strong and Co team. She has over 10 years’ experience in financial accounting, taxation and business advisory services to small and medium sized businesses. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy, is a qualified Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA). Christy has a good understanding of the business environment and is passionate about helping local businesses succeed.
Christys clients often comment how pleasent she has been to deal with, her ability to respond to queries promptly and provide solutions to those sometimes difficult problems. Outside of work Christy enjoys playing piano, taking photographs; absolutely loves reading and is a keen patron of live theater and film.
Bablin Kaur - Management Accountant
Bablin, or we call her Babs, has been a part of this firm for almost 8 years, she liaises with professional team to co-ordinate office functions, manages Companies Office and Inland Revenue requirements. She handles all our tax enquiries in the first instance plus company and trust work. She also handles financial accounting, taxation and business advisory services to small and medium sized businesses. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree (Accounting major) at Unitec and is a Provisional Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA).
She enjoys writing poetic stanzas, passionate about calligraphy and loves travelling. She likes reading books in her spare time and is currently learning to play violin. Apart from that, she is the voice greeting you when you phone in and you will notice she has always smile of welcome in her voice.
SARAH NGUYEN - ASSISTANT Accountant
Sarah has been a part of this firm for nearly one year and she is the newest addition to our team. She assists the Senior Accountant with the accounting work and handles small business accounting. She also assists the Management Accountant in managing the practice. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from Unitec.