I am a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in public practice. I enjoy dealing with clients and have built some great relationships. I like them to feel they can email or phone anytime with queries or to discuss any issue. I believe it is important to monitor the progress as they go through the year rather than just dealing with figures at the end of the year and get the nasty tax surprise.
I was one of the early users of Xero when it was first getting off the ground in New Zealand, so I know the in’s and out’s of the software. I use it in our own business at home. I also have experience in a couple of different job management systems which are highly recommended for tradies to keep track of time and parts used on the jobs. They also can be used for planning and scheduling work and employees.
Being a small business owner myself I have the knowledge and experience of just how difficult it can be at times. Especially with things like tax bills and cashflow, where you are dependent on customers paying their bills.
When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time In my garden, out on the boat and spending time with my family.