Our Team


Steve Watene


Steve started his working life with a local firm of Chartered Accountants before moving into various commercial accountancy roles.

He went on to set up his own consultancy practice working with the commercial sector, not for profit organisations and Iwi.  Steve joined MAQ Chartered Accountants in April 2012, becoming a partner in 2013. Steve’s specialty is ensuring clients have the right business structure in place to enable their long term success, as well as considerable auditing experience.

Over recent years Steve has worked closely with the education sector at board, ministry and management level to assist with their financial management.  He has also worked with a number of Iwi and Hapu to assist with business structures, regular and timely financial reporting and management.  Other projects have involved assistance with internal accounting systems including payroll, debtor and creditor controls and monthly reporting.

When he puts the calculator down, Steve likes spending time with his family and friends and playing squash.

Email address: stevewatene@maq.co.nz

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