About TaxLab

TaxLab. We’re here to make tax less taxing.

Allen Knight and Karl Farrand founded TaxLab in 2009, having previously led Deloitte New Zealand’s tax technology team.

We started with a simple mission: to use technology to take the pain, risk and cost out of tax administration. With over 20 years combined tax software experience, we knew that kiwi businesses deserved a product that put their needs first. Today, we partner with clients to improve our software directly from their own user requests and feedback. And our experience means we deliver tax software that genuinely gets results.

We’re experienced, agile, local, and passionate about what we do – a product-focused company that is proud to be 100% New Zealand owned and operated.

Allen Headshot 180x180_low resAllen Knight / Managing Director
Allen is a visionary tax software designer with a unique skillset. He works closely with TaxLab’s customers, leads tax product design and runs the business. Allen has worked in tax since 1998 including as Head of Tax Technology for Deloitte. He has practiced as a corporate tax advisor for Deloitte in New Zealand and in the UK and has managed in-house compliance for Corbis and Expedia’s European operations.

Karl Farrand, Technology Director

Karl Farrand / Technology Director
Karl has been delivering tax software for large corporates and accounting firms since 2001. He focuses on customer support, cloud-based technology strategy, and maintaining system security and architecture. Karl’s technology skills are combined with years of exposure to complex tax concepts. Karl was previously an Associate Director at Deloitte and has worked for EY, BAA and Bellsouth.

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Sunny Gomasa / Senior Software Engineer
Sunny has developed corporate web applications professionally since 2010. He leads TaxLab’s agile development program and specialises in user interface strategy and development. Before TaxLab, Sunny worked for Datacom and he holds a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from Massey University.

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Daniel Diprose / Senior Software Engineer
Daniel has also developed corporate web applications professionally since 2010, including for Unleashed Software. He is a full stack engineer who holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from The University of Auckland. Daniel is into fitness training to complement his passion for gaming.

CJ Choi / Software Engineer
Before joining TaxLab, CJ worked as a web developer for SuiteBox and for Futuretech. CJ studied on scholarship at Dankook University in Seoul and holds a degree in Computer Engineering. CJ is part of TaxLab’s software engineering team.

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Matthew Alexander / Accounting Clerk
Matthew handles accounts and administration at TaxLab. He is currently studying accounting and sports science at Massey University. Matthew is currently one of New Zealand’s top tennis players, having played ITF tournaments and College tennis in the USA and coached professionally with Wesley Whitehouse Tennis.

7877510_sOur Advisory Board provides specialist oversight.

Our advisory board are some of New Zealand’s most respected specialists in their respective fields. Their experience, advice and mentoring provides the right environment for robust management of the business and robust delivery of modern cloud based tax software.

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Robin Oliver / MNZM, MA
Robin is a former Deputy Commissioner of Inland Revenue who has been described as ‘one of the most fearsome tax minds in the country’. His service to our nation saw him recognised as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009. Robin is a shareholder in TaxLab and co-founder of OliverShaw, a specialist tax firm.

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Mike Shaw / CA
Mike is a former Senior Tax Partner at Deloitte, where he specialised in strategic tax advice and tax policy. He’s been a primary advisor to the Corporate Taxpayer Group and a member of the government’s Tax Working Group. Mike is a shareholder in TaxLab and co-founder of OliverShaw, specialist tax firm.

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Karen Torjussen
Karen is a senior advisor on strategy, marketing and business development for professional services and B2B companies. She has held leadership positions with both Deloitte and PwC in New Zealand as well as Chief Marketing Officer for Shine Lawyers in Australia. Her career also spans 12 years in the UK working on the International Bond Markets across Europe.

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Janine Carson
Janine is passionate about helping companies truly understand their most valuable asset – their clients. An experienced strategy, business development and marketing professional, she has worked with leading professional services firms including Deloitte, Bell Gully and PwC, to help them build stronger client relationships and drive long term commercial success.

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Joe Newton / BCA
Joe is a Solution Specialist with Microsoft and was previously Practice Principal of Enterprise Applications for Intergen and a consultant for ThoughtWorks. An experienced enterprise software architect and engineer, Joe has mentored agile delivery practices for numerous corporates including BP, Barclays Global Investors, NAB and ASB.

TaxLab CareersLooking for a cutting edge career?

Are you interested in working at TaxLab? Are you a talented tax professional or software developer looking for something a little different? Are you passionate about problem solving and helping people? Do you want to be part of a fast growing entrepreneurial New Zealand owned business? Drop us a line today, we are always on the lookout for talent.

Tax Accountants

We are always keen to talk to smart and diligent tax people who have a strong interest in making compliance faster and easier. Talk to us about combining your passion for technology and for taxation and what sort of role you see yourself in at TaxLab, either now or in the future. Your skills might include:

  • IFRS tax provision accounting
  • Large corporate tax compliance including tax consolidation and international issues
  • A stong understanding of tax administration for private business advisory
  • Ability to understand technology and software trends
  • Great communication skills
  • You must be available to work from our office in Rosedale, Auckland.

If you are interested in talking to us, please drop us a line or send a CV to careers@taxlab.co.nz.

Software Engineers

We are interested in hearing from you if you have a solid background in C# development and be able to work in an agile development using TDD. You will be able to work independently from a verbal brief. Being dynamic and adaptable is essential. You will be passionate about software development and will be able to demonstrate that you meet job requirements including:

  • Experience in .NET contract development
  • Strong c# development skills
  • Ability to build software to unit tests
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Great communication skills
  • You must be available to work from our office in Rosedale, Auckland.

If you are interested in seeing what work is available, please contact us anytime, or send your CV to careers@taxlab.co.nz.

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