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Here to Help Your Community or Organisation

Motivated by a desire to help grassroots organisations working to grow and strengthen our communities, I worked in an accounting office for eight years and qualified as a Chartered Accountant, always with the intention of using my learning to provide capacity building  services.   I work alongside my clients, with a focus on building capacity within and providing services to whatever level they request i.e. training, monitoring, administration, facilitation or higher level services.

The purpose of my work is twofold:

  • To assist with strengthening organisations through improving system efficiency, strategic planning, quality of financial information and internal control procedures. I achieve this by up-skilling those involved at the grass roots level or providing administration and management services on a contract basis.
  • To empower organisations to move forward through sound understanding of who they are and who they want to be. 
  • Working alongside my clients, I help them develop and strengthen internal processes, provide training on how to manage specific tasks and support them through the planning of their future development

My own  hands on experience in small business and not for profit entities gives me insight to the uniqueness of each client  I work with and design  our relationship around this to ensure they retain their individuality while developing a strong organisation that fulfills its potential.

My Qualifications

Aside from qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA status  is now resigned), my knowledge  and skills comes from my experience  in the business,  not-for-profit  and community sectors include the following:

  • Involved on the Board Level With Not-for-Profits for More Than 20 Years
  • Operating my own business as an accountant/ auditor for 5 years
  • Established and ran both a retail business and a café
  • Participant at the Summer School on Facilitating Sustainable Community Development 2018 in the Amazon, Brazil
  • Worked at a school for seven years as an Executive Officer
  • Attended international conferences on both social enterprise and community development
  • Through my work, supporting organisations involved in:
    • Social development
    • Community development
    • Social enterprise
    • Hospitality
    • Beef and dairy farming
    • Forestry
    • Honey
    • Retail
    • Tourism
    • Arts and crafts
    • Education
    • Trades
    • Iwi  post -Treaty of Waitangi settlement, management and development
    • Marae

Mission Statement

It is my mission to support the social and economic development of our region by providing affordable training, facilitation and other support services to not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and communities.

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