About Joanne

I am a Chartered Accountant with over 25 year’s experience in Public Practice. I spent many years with a top tier Chartered Accountancy firm and 8 years as the Senior Practice Manager in an internationally affiliated Chartered Accountancy Practice. 

I was lucky enough to move my family to Rarotonga in 2009 where i spent 2 years working as a senior tax auditor with the Cook Island Government. This put me in a great position to understand local tax law and provide a needed skill and service to my adopted country.

I really enjoy meeting new people, finding out about their businesses and helping them to understand it better. I have built some great relationships over the years. I try to be approachable and make my clients feel they can email or phone anytime with queries or to discuss any issue.

I have experience in a wide range of sectors including farming (beef, sheep and dairy), construction, hospitality, horticulture, agricultural contracting, retail, and tourism industries. I have significant experience in large system implementations, accounting and business system redesign and have managed large shared services accounting functions of over 50 staff.

I have been using Xero software in the practice since we started in late 2010, and fully implemented it in all facets of the practice early 2018. I now can provide this software to clients in both countries as well as provide support and user training.

When I am not working, I love spending time on our lifestyle block or with any of my 4 grown children and 1 grandchild. On the other side of the ocean my husband and I have holiday accommodation on the beach, and when I am not working there, I enjoy walking on the beach and catching up with friends.

I have the knowledge and experience of just how difficult it can be at times running a business. I am fortunate enough to have a great team of experienced people to support me and look after our many great clients.

Email me: joanne@jmaaccountants.nz