About Us

Mark Bezuidenhout BCom CPA PP – Audit Director – Shareholder

 

I initially qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa through KPMG -Johannesburg Office and subsequently spent a number of years in various Corporate Internal Audit Departments. From 2002 to 2004 I operated my own accounting and taxation practice prior to emigration to New Zealand in March 2004.

 

I work under the international body CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) Australia and hold a Public Practitioners Certificate and Qualified Auditor status under this body.

 

Joining the precursor firm to JSA Audit Limited in April 2006, I’ve been involved in all aspects of the audit and review process of our growing client base in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

 

My passion is with auditing and review work as it allows me the opportunity to meet new people, interact with various levels of staff in the organisation and provide realistic and practicable recommendations to help improve their internal control environments.

 

When not at work, I do enjoy spending time with the family, socializing and sharing a bottle of wine with friends around the BBQ. I also occasionally find the opportunity to network with others on the golf course.

 

Contact: mark@jsa.net.nz      Phone: 027 573 1965


Paul Leighton CPA PP – Director – Shareholder

 

Originally from London I began my working in the in the construction Industry, before I had an Epiphany (or an early midlife crisis), and decided the world of commerce was where and what I wanted to be involved in.

 

I studied at Auckland’s Unitec and gained a Bachelor in Business Studies degree majoring in Accountancy , I  Practice as a Certified Public Accountant and hold a Practicing Certificate with that body.

I’ve been involved in audit and accounting for over 20 years and have been involved with some of New Zealand’s biggest privately owned companies, predominately I work in the audit arena, but also offer conflict resolution and services, an area which I’m particularly interested in.

 

Outside of the office, I enjoy playing various stringed musical instruments (not well unfortunately).  Travel is a passion of both myself and my wife and we attempt to travel overseas annually.

 

About The company

 

We formed JSA Audit Limited bringing together the skill sets of John Alexander, Mark Bezuidenhout and myself , recently we were joint by Bhavik Khatri a most welcome addition to the firm.

 

Our vision is to offer big firm expertise coupled with a small firm level of service. The firm and it staff always seek a pragmatic solution to issues as they arise.

 

We at JSA are not the traditional stale type of stuffy accountants who think more of their premises then they do of their clients! With us it’s Clients come first, then Clients come second and then Clients come third!  You will not receive a better professional service than from us.

 


Contact: pleighton@jsa.net.nz    Phone: 021 750 325


Bhavik Khatri – B Com CPA PP – Audit Director – Shareholder

 

I grew up in Fiji in a family of business people, commerce and business was always often a topic of conversation, I knew early on the world of accounting was where I wanted to work in.

 

I attended the University of Auckland and gained a BCom , from there I returned to Fiji and worked for KPMG in the Audit and assurance department , auditing many entities in Fiji and other Pacific Islands.

 

I relocated to NZ in 2017 and worked for a large accounting practice in their Audit department. There I worked with a wide range of clients from small to medium-sized organisations through to large multi-national companies.

 

Due to me my work and leadership style and achievements at JSA , this have resulted in my progression to Director at JSA Audit Limited in April 2022.
I have a passion for organisations that operate in the Not-for-Profit sector. I enjoy working with management to identify areas within their organisation which are not working effectively and efficiently in order to provide workable and best practice solutions.

 

Memberships & qualifications
• Bachelor of Commerce, University of Auckland
• CPA Australia
• Public Practice Certificate, CPA Australia
• Registered Qualified Auditor in New Zealand, CPA Australia

 

Contact: bhavik@jsa.net.nz     Phone: 0226 926 401


Luani Panceras CPA Philippines – Audit Manager

 

I joined the JSA Audit Team in March 2016.

 

I gained my Accountancy degree in the Philippines in 2008 and was admitted as a CPA(Philippines) in 2009.

 

When I graduated, I gained employment in an Accounting role for two years before switchingto an Internal Audit role in the banking industry for 4 years, rising to a Senior Manager’s role.

 

Since arriving in New Zealand in 2014, I have worked as an accountant in a small CA Firm for one year, before joining JSA in 2016.

 

The culture at JSA is one which I identify with easily, that is, giving the very best service I can. As an auditor, I will always go the extra mile to make sure clients’ needs are attended to appropriately.

 

When not at work, I spend time with family and friends. I enjoy shopping, travelling, and watching horror movies.

Contact: luani@jsa.net.nz     Phone:  022 6385 335


Connie Acosta – Auditor

 

I gained my bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Philippine School of Business Administration in October 2014 and Diploma in Accounting from Concordia Institute of Business, in December 2019. I took the board licensure examination a year later after completing my bachelor’s degree in Philippines and became a CPA in October 2015.

 

My career began as an external auditor at KMPG Philippines where I worked in the financial services unit of the firm handling Non-For-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations.

 

I moved to the banking industry where I became a pioneering accounting associate for a Taiwanese bank in Philippines. I set up the bank’s accounting system and assisted with the drafting of policies and manuals.

 

In early 2019, I decided to move to New Zealand for better opportunities. I moved from Christchurch to Auckland to join JSA Audit in September 2021, as I wanted to go back to the world of auditing again.

 

I enjoy working at JSA Audit, every day there’s something new to learn.

 

During lockdown, I picked up a new hobby, painting though my skills aren’t that great yet but I really enjoy it. I also enjoy travelling, exploring new restaurants and watching thriller and murder mysteries.

Mauriene Reginaldo CPA (Ph)

 

I gained my Accountancy degree in the Philippines in 2014 and was admitted as a CPA in 2015. I started my career as an External Auditor at KPMG Philippines under the financial and shared services unit of the firm. I worked with one of the biggest clients of the firm at that time handling APAC and EMEA accounts.

 

After two meaningful years, I joined the corporate world to experience end-to-end accounting. I worked at the biggest property management company in the Philippines for four years as an internal auditor, rising to Corporate Finance Manager role. Due to the pandemic, I shift my career to freelancing starting in May 2021.

 

I worked with a Canadian Real Estate Company as an Accountant and as an Auditor with a U.S. CPA firm.

 

I Joined the JSA team in mid-May of 2022 as a part-time and went full-time starting the 4 th of July 2022. I now enjoy the so-called “work-life balance” approach. Day by day, I learn new things from great people to advance at work.

 

As a freelancer, my service is my “bread-and-butter”. it is my top priority to consistently do my very best to meet clients’ needs.

 

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy morning walks with my dogs, hiking, gardening, and watching docuseries.


John Alexander CA PP – Shareholder

 

Originally from the Waikato, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, Hamilton, back in 1986. After spending two years auditing with Ernst & Young in England, I moved to Auckland in 1990 where I have worked in business services, audit and taxation for a couple of medium sized chartered accountancy practices.

 

Our aim is to develop a long term and professional working relationship with our clients and other fellow professionals.

 

I am an active tennis player and hiker but also find the less demanding activities such as golf, fishing, sports watching and visiting NZ Wineries to be particularly enjoyable.