BSc, BCom, MPhil(MSIS), CA (PP)
Bernard Mazur. Husband. Father. Beekeeper. Chartered Accountant.
Bernard kick started his career by completing a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Computer Science) at Auckland University in 1987 before moving to Sweden to become a trainee at IBM’s European Development Laboratory in Natural Language Processing.
Two years later, Bernard returned to Auckland University to complete a Bachelor of Commerce followed by a Master of Philosophy (Management Science and Information Systems where he graduated with 1st Class Honours). In 1996 he obtained his Certificate of Public Practice from the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and became partner in his father’s practice in South Auckland.
After Bernard’s father retired in 2002, Bernard remained the sole director of Mazur & Company until he co-founded StreetSMART Accountants in 2010. The desire to return to a family orientated business was too strong, and Bernard created a new specialist firm, Acudio in 2017.
"We're proud of the fact that many of our clients are the children of dad's clients, and I love the fact that both my sisters work in the business as well".
With a keen interest in tax planning issues, business acquisition and sales, Bernard is active in Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He was twice elected to the National Council of NZ Chartered Accountants in 2008 and 2011, previously chaired the Public Practice Special Interest Group, was a member of the Auckland Branch Tax Liaison Committee for 18 years (chair for 5 years), a member of Auckland Public Practice Committee and a convener of Trust Special Interest Group (chair 2016 and 2017).
A family man, Bernard enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey, and three teenage children. Free time is spent exploring the outdoors through leisurely tramping, the occasional mountain bike ride, reading and (as you can see in the picture above) tending to his backyard bees.