Mike started in practice in New Zealand in 1988 after several years in commerce, and he’s been a Chartered Accountant since 1989. He sold his thriving accounting firm based on the Coromandel peninsula near Auckland in 1998 to move to the UK to be closer to family living in Essex. Mike became finance director for a food manufacturer in Suffolk, then managed the national client accounting division of a prominent UK-wide estate agency firm, before a spell in the leisure industry.
Since 2004 Mike and his partner, Annabel Barry, have built a rental property portfolio and his first-hand experience of the challenges that face landlords and developers enable him to offer clients effective and practical advice, and not just related to tax!
Mike launched Accounting Kiwi Limited in 2010 with the aim of giving clients an outstanding service backed by a dedicated, friendly and professional team. He acquired the present accounting business, based in Rayleigh, in 2011 which trades as Mike Slade & Co Chartered Accountants.
Mike says “I want our clients to benefit from the Kiwi “can do” business attitude, our reliability for top class service and sound professional advice, and our open friendly working style. Accounting Kiwi is all about people and sums up who we are and what we do.”
Away from the business Mike enjoys cycling, touring in his campervan with Annabel, and renovating property. He’s follows the fortunes of Liverpool FC, and is a keen supporter of the All Blacks as you would expect!