ADMIN ARMY ARE YOUR TROOPS ON THE GROUND
WE MAKE SURE THAT THE TASKS THAT KEEP YOUR BUSINESS MOVING ARE DELIVERED ON TIME AND EXACTLY AS YOU WANT THEM
THIS IS ADMIN ARMY
Small businesses are often resource hungry beasts. They gobble up time and energy with their constant appetite for admin, paperwork and bookkeeping. If you’re caught up in the battle to control your business, you may find that feeding the beast eats up all your time, energy and resources.
Admin Army are your troops on the ground. We make sure that the tasks that keep your business moving are delivered on time and exactly as you want them. Our highly skilled admin assistants are here to help as your partners: giving you the backup you need to keep control your business and stay focused on future growth.
MEET THE ADMIN ARMY TEAM
CEO & FOUNDER
I manage the day-to-day operations of Admin Army, making sure that everything runs smoothly. My background in businesses of various sizes, as well as not for profit organisations, sees me well-qualified to work in partnership with Admin Army’s clients. My focus is helping clients to achieve their goals while supporting their business growth.
I am a Gold Badge Certified Bookkeeper (through the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers), Xero Certified and a master of the art of administrative control. When I’m not 100% focused on delivering the best product and service, I’m keeping a tactical eye on the future growth of the Admin Army business.
I also take time to practise what I preach; believing in downtime from Admin Army and the benefits that come from maintaining a work-life balance. Outside day-to-day operations, I can be found walking or exploring the countryside with Gryff; or watching endless repeats of the Harry Potter movies (I’m a big fan!).
I was named one of Practice Ignition’s Top 50 Women in Accounting for 2019. The only Kiwi to make the list!
BUSINESS SUPPORT MANAGER
Prior to joining the Admin Army team, I have held roles as a Bookkeeper and a Key Accounts Manager specialising in excise tax.
I hold a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Accounting and Management, a Diploma in Applied Business and a Certificate in Bookkeeping. I am a Xero Certified Advisor.
My speciality lies in people and communication – working alongside our clients to establish win-win solutions.
I love bookkeeping as it’s the root level of accounting and by getting everything right the first time, the benefit flows right through the business.
In my spare time, I’m at the beach with my dogs or with a fishing line in the water.
I am an experienced accounts all-rounder having started my journey into the world of Taxation and Accounts with a role at IRD where I specialised in GST, PAYE and KiwiSaver. I then worked for an Accounting firm for three years, managing payroll for 10-15 clients per week and assisting our customers to convert onto payroll systems, as well as managing bookkeeping services for a number of clients.
I then relocated to the UK, where I was the sole Payroll Administrator for a group of colleges with a staff base of 650+ employees.
I bring not only a range of accounting expertise, but a strong administrative background through my work in clinical research roles with the Ministry of Health and Waikato University. I have a Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology and Social Policy, but have worked in accounts since leaving university.
I enjoy balancing messy accounts, as well as presenting compliant and accurate business data to allow informed decision making and to smooth year-end processing. I am passionate about helping people and enjoy all the opportunities that bookkeeping affords me in this area.
On the weekend you will find me sipping a glass of pinot, at the beach or cooking up a storm with my chef-partner.
I have a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Accounting and Economics from The University of the South Pacific. I am also a Xero Certified Advisor.
With 10+ years experience across the telecommunications, outsourcing, IT and government sectors, I have in-depth knowledge in both payables and receivables, fixed asset management and maintenance of general ledgers.
Since joining the Admin Army family, I have further expanded my skill set to include accounting system conversions, remedial work and the best part – Xero software. With excellent problem-solving skills and a high attention to detail, I am the team’s go-to guy for any gnarly reconciliation work required.
The best thing about bookkeeping is the opportunity to learn about how different businesses operate and the broad range of accounting treatments this exposes me to.
When I’m not working, I love watching soccer and rugby.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Economics from The University of the South Pacific, and I am a Xero Certified Advisor.
Prior to joining Admin Army, my previous experience includes roles as a Finance Assistant in the higher education industry and an Assistant Accountant for an accounting firm. I credit my role in the higher education industry with providing the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of procurement, project finance and data analysis.
I work with Admin Army clients on a daily basis assisting with their accounts payable, accounts receivable, and bank reconciliations. I also work closely with our Business Support Manager to assist in onboarding new clients, ensuring their accounts are up to date and best practice is implemented across their bookkeeping processes.
Bookkeeping allows me to work across a wide range of entities and see them succeed.
However, bookkeeping does not hold the #1 place in my heart – I am a passionate dog lover!
ACCOUNTS QUALITY CONTROL
The past 15 years have seen me working in a range of different roles including finance, executive admin, leadership and project management. These roles have been in both large not for profit organisations and small business.
My role within Admin Army sees all of this experience pulled together and used to ensure that all our clients are getting the best solution, to allow them to focus on their goals.
I am known for being very particular about detail, and have a passion for quality and finding better ways to do things. A firm believer in the old saying ‘work smarter, not harder’.
When I am away from the office you will often find me spending time with friends and family or enjoying the slower pace, taking the time to read or enjoying the mesmerizing sound of waves at the beach.
I have a NZ Diploma in Business as well as an Applied Business Diploma with a focus on Marketing.
Before joining the Admin Army team, I was in roles covering a broad range of tasks – from Administration, Project Management and Marketing Assistant for a local, nationally known winery.
Although I have a broad range of experience and enjoy anything administration, my true passion sits within the digital marketing field and is what brings excitement to my day.
I love being able to help small businesses bring their brand online while educating them at the same time. Often, the digital marketing world and everything that comes with it can be quite daunting so it makes me feel awesome when I can help with these tasks, explaining as much as I can and the business owner can focus on what they love doing.
I have a young family so when I am not working we are out making the most of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer – bike rides, fishing or picnics at the beach, and (if the weather isn’t the greatest, unfortunately for me) playing tea parties or dress ups with my 2 little princesses!
I have a Certificate in Business Administration and over 20 years’ experience in Accounts, Administration and Payroll.
My speciality is, of course, all things Admin! From general day-to-day tasks to helping with Accounts tasks and processing payroll and everything in between.
I am a little OCD and like attention to details so I can use these qualities to help our clients streamline and enhance their current systems. There’s always a good process that can be adapted with the times and I enjoy finding different ways organisations see and do things.
I love all sports, whether it’s playing them or watching them, this is what I am often doing in my spare time. I also love to be out walking the dogs or hunkered down with a good book.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Economics from the University of South Pacific.
Before starting with Admin Army, I was working for an Australian tax agent firm. Working in this international firm has provided a lot of exposure and experience with the different software options that are available to use and also the accounting procedures that are followed.
My bookkeeping speciality, thanks to my previous experience with taxes, would be GST and EOM checks and bank reconciliations.
I love bookkeeping as it is the basis of all other accounting practises to follow. Taking to the task of analysing source documents, recording transactions and reconciling accounts for different clients and users provides an interesting and fun challenge each day.
When I’m not working you’ll find me outdoors perfecting my Archery skills – a huge passion of mine!
I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Economics from The University of the South Pacific and I am also a Xero Certified Advisor and have certificate in Information Technology.
Before joining the elite team of Admin Army, I was a Graduate Accountant for a Tertiary Education Institute at which my core tasks involved Management Reports, Reconciliations and Budgets. I was also a Graduate Accountant for a manufacturing firm prior to that, where my area of focus was mostly towards operations involving Accounts Payable/Receivable, Financial Reports and Statutory Lodgments.
Using my previous experiences as an opportunity to transition smoothly into admin army, I was able to have a more thorough, in-depth understanding towards the needs and requirements of the clients accounting practices, at the same time trying to achieve maximum optimization. Best part about bookkeeping and working with admin army is working with an eclectic team and a very unique set of clients, which keeps you on your toes, not knowing what to expect and out of the box thinking while executing my bookkeeping duties.
If not bookkeeping, I’ll be either Travelling and socializing or call in a lazy day binging and napping. There is no in between!!
I have a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Delhi University. I am a Chartered Accountant (ICAI), and I am a Xero Certified Advisor.
Prior to joining Admin Army, I have over 8 years of experience working for EY and KPMG in various roles across audit, process consulting, and forensic accounting.
Working with Admin Army’s clients allows me to understand the dynamics of how a wide variety of businesses operate.
In my spare time, you will find me playing chess or watching food/travel related shows.
I am one of Admin Army’s Directors, as well as the CEO and one of the Founders of Streamline Business Group (Admin Army’s parent company). A serial entrepreneur, I previously founded and listed Solutions Dynamics on the NZX in 2004.
I have a huge passion for ‘streamlining’ client back-office processes, so you can concentrate on the hard work of making money!
When I’m not busy planning our next strategic mission, I can be found hiking in this beautiful country of ours or exploring the world through travel.
I come from a truly diverse professional background, having operated several small businesses worldwide; from security contracting in New Zealand and Australia, to owning a bar in Serbia. I have a Diploma in Policing and spent 4 years in Iraq running a K9 explosive detection team.
These roles all involved problem solving through a ‘what if lens’ which has led to a significant skill set that I have utilized during my 10 years Admin Army’s parent company, Streamline.
My speciality in business lies within workflow and process consultation and believe that because ‘we have always done it like this, just doesn’t cut it when business had changed around you.’ I relish in business development and enjoy having the exposure to a wide variety of businesspeople and ideas.
In my spare time, I participate in shooting competitions over several disciplines. As a mental sport, I thrive on the concentration demanded of the shooter to succeed.
Every Army needs a demolition expert and Admin Army is no exception. A German Shepherd/Husky by breeding: Gryff joined the team in August 2016 and has been running office demolitions ever since. He’s also Head of Document Destruction and takes care of our social club.
When Gryff isn’t hard at work being a personality to be reckoned with; he can be found chasing his ball, doing tricks for treats, or hunting sky grapes.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“If I had to do it all now, it would take me 10-12 hours per week. I’m now free to do other stuff and better serve the organisation. I can just flick you an email and you just get it (what I’m asking), and it’s done, even if I don’t know how to do it.”
HAWKES BAY HOCKEY
“I had never even considered that this (payroll) was something that I could outsource. I jumped at the opportunity to hand this task over to someone I trusted.”
“I engaged Admin Army to support my business in September 2018 with an objective to improve cash flow and create time for me to focus my skill set on other areas of the business. I have been in business as a sole trader since 2006 and recognised that to achieve business growth, outsourcing this support was critical.”
“Time is the biggest saving! Not having to worry about it frees up mental headspace. Tasks that need to be done just get done; we don’t have to think about it – and it’s done to the standard we would do it ourselves.”