Miriam has over 16 years experience in accountancy. She achieved her Associate Chartered Accountants qualifications in 2008 after studying a Bachelor of Business Degree in Gisborne.
Miriam started at Coates Associates Ltd in September 2009. Her role includes preparation and finalising of financial accounts. Miriam is a Xero Certified Trainer and manages the practice's Xero packages and services.
Miriam is married to Gisborne Scaffolding expert Phil Allan and they have two daughters - Bree and Lucy. She is also the treasurer of the Wainui Surf Lifesaving Club.