About Tax Owl Limited

Stephen Diedericks Tax Owl Limited is a Tax Advisory, Trust and Asset Protection Services firm founded by Stephen Diedericks.

Stephen’s journey to accounting starts from his humble roots in Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained a scholarship from a South African company to study accounting. He relocated to Australia to complete his accounting studies (later relocating to New Zealand – yes, he followed a girl, his wife). While studying, he developed a passion for taxation. When Stephen started working full time, he also studied law, which complemented his work in tax. His accounting and law qualifications, as well as his practical experience, have helped him reach such a high level of tax knowledge and understanding.

Alison comes from a family of entrepreneurs having owned businesses in several different fields.  Alison is based in Auckland and her experience spans over 30 years assisting hundreds of businesses over many industries, including a current role as a Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) for the Head Office of an international franchise business, with branches in 16 hubs around the world.

 Alison’s experience covers the latest trends in accounting software, having been a Certified partner for Infusion Accounting Software, a Xero Silver Partner, and an Accredo Partner for many years.

 Alison’s experience lies in all financial compliance obligations and data analysis, as well as bookkeeping and payroll, including the application of various digital platforms to assist businesses.

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Norman grew up in the Philippines and completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting and become a Certified Public Accountant. After years of working as an accountant in the Philippines and Singapore. He moved to New Zealand to pursue advanced studies in accounting and completed the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and now an NZ resident and enjoys exploring the New Zealand landscape.

Norman brings his accounting expertise in a range of industries (i.e., Construction, Hospitality, healthcare, Consultancy, etc.…) which he acquired and learned through the years. Financial Accounting is the branch of accounting where he has a strong foundation.

He enjoys working in Tax Owl Limited to bring value to clients and provide good customer service.

Outside work, Norman normally enjoy watching good old quality movies and have a few laps in the pool.


Brianna is from Aotearoa (New Zealand) and belongs to the Ngati Porou and Kahungunu Iwi of Hawkes Bay, East Coast. Originally from the farming lifestyle Brianna moved into Hastings and not long became a ‘townie’.

Working in the hospitality industry and managing numerous staff she decided to obtain a qualification in Business Administration and Payroll as a means to manage motherhood and a livelihood; she soon found a passion for accounting!

Proceeding in further study in New Zealand Tertiary’s, Brianna was able to provide Accounting and Business Administrational roles in a diverse range of businesses including Health and Fitness, Hospitality,  Vehicles etc and prides herself on community relationships, development, and strategic planning.

When Brianna is not focusing on career goals or running around after her school aged son, you will either find her in the gym or cooking for her friends and family with the traditional kiwi lifestyle.


Why Choose Us?

We put money into your pocket – this is where the rubber hits the road

Stephen has more than 20 years of tax experience both in New Zealand and overseas. He has worked for government tax departments, conducting tax investigations, tax audits and tax debt collection. While he’s a qualified CPA and practices as an accountant, he has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a Solicitor by the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Australia. Stephen brings his CPA experience and knowledge of the law to your matters to provide workable solutions for you.

Together, we can protect what you’ve earned

During his 20+ years dealing with all aspects of tax, Stephen has learned a thing or two. His local and international clients appreciate the time and money saving strategies he’s developed for them.

We’re dedicated to our clients

Stephen has a passion for helping individuals and businesses develop and protect their hard-earned assets. At Tax Owl, you’re not just a number to us. We’re not one of those accountants who make you feel like you’re just another client on their books. We actually take the time to sit down with you to find out what you really need.

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