What is the NZ Bookkeepers Association Inc (NZBAI)?

The NZBAI was born out of a shared vision for a strong platform for the bookkeeping profession in New Zealand.  Established in 2010, the NZBAI is a membership organisation which offers benefits to its members and peace of mind to the wider business community, through a collective voice and bookkeeper certification programme. Show More.

Want to become a NZ Certified Bookkeeper?

Certified status with the NZBAI will give you a competitive advantage in your business, a hallmark of quality that your clients can have confidence in.  We are a growing vibrant organisation committed to leading the way for the bookkeeping industry, through education, standards and support. Join us now, and get certified!

New to bookkeeping?

If you've just started in your bookkeeping career, or perhaps haven't even made that leap yet, the NZBAI is here to help you get started. With a library of templates and resources, and a great support network, we will keep you up to date with the latest movements in NZ Bookkeeping. Join NZBAI to receive:

Find your local bookkeeper...

The NZBAI maintains a membership directory of Certified Bookkeepers across NZ.  You can search by region or alphabetically to find a bookkeeper near you. Show More.

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View Profile Tania Hayes Go Figure 2005 Limited - Hutt Valley Tania started her career in the Banking, Insurance and Financial services industry which has given her valuable knowledge and insight into how personal finances are affected by business decisions and the challenges business owners can face.

Tania has been involved in the set up and establishment of a successful contracting company enabling her to recognise, understand and remedy administration and financial issues all small to medium business owners encounter. This means Tania understands what is required to set up your business and stay on top of the daily administration – especially the importance of cashflow and dealing with Payroll, Kiwisaver, GST, Insurance, Investment, Income Tax and other compliance issues.
Tania has been involved in the bookkeeping industry since 2007 and has been Xero certified since 2008. She is also proficient in other accounting software including Banklink and MYOB plus many others and has specialist knowledge regarding invoice financing.

A strong believer in raising education and standards in the industry Tania is also the Wellington Regional Director for the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association. She demonstrates this commitment by studying in her spare time and is only a few papers away from completing her accounting degree through Massey University.

As the Managing Director of GoFi8ure Tania is actively involved in helping grow and support the team and her local Hutt Valley Business community.

View Profile Tanya Hulme Hedway I have been providing bookkeeping services since the year 2000 helping clients from a variety of industries, and from 2005 I have also helped train other bookkeepers in the capacity of a trainer with MYOB, QuickBooks and Xero. I get an enormous sense of satisfaction helping business operators put order to their paperwork and better understand their financial information. I enjoyed being on the founding committee of NZBAI as the Education & Standards Co-ordinator to set the foundation for the NZBAI certification test and believe that the NZBAI is an extremely important component of the on going education of New Zealand Bookkeepers.

My clients have included Motel operators, Retailers, Software Developers, Investment Banking Merchants, Education providers, Dairy Farm operators, Beauty Therapy and Financial Services and I also manage the administration contract for a South Island wide group of farmers. My most challenging contract is the monthly management accounts for an organisation with five companies each re

View Profile Taymuraz Zaseev NZ Bizness Group Limited More info to follow ...

View Profile Teresa Dowd Altitude Bookkeeping Services Teresa has 30 years bookkeeping and accounting experience gained from working in the Oil, Dairy, Construction and Chartered Accountancy industries as well as small business management .

I have a passion for agriculture accounting and know what a “pigtail standard is”

I am affordable, reliable and flexible and most of all understand the paperwork that you hate or don’t have time to do when you are your own boss. One off work, a few hours a month or a few hours a week – whatever suits you.

I can process your invoices, reconcile your bank accounts, prepare budgets and cash flows, prepare and file GST Returns. I can also look after your payroll and file your PAYE returns.

Are you books due to the accountant for your Financial Accounts and Tax Returns – let me at them so that you can get on with your job and know that all is in hand.

I am a NZBAI certified member and proficient with MYOB Banklink and Xero software and experience in Cashmanger Rural.

View Profile Tess Hepburn My PA Virtual Assistance Tess is the Principal of My PA Virtual Assistance. A freelancer providing professional administrative and bookkeeping support to clients that have small to medium businesses and other specialists. Clients outsource time consuming tasks, so they have more time to focus on the running of their core business.

Tess is a Certified Bookkeeper with NZBAI, Xero based and can provide bookkeeping and payroll services to a variety of small businesses either on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

View Profile Tony Gee CBIZ Ltd Mission:

Our mission is to assist small business owners free up their valuable time to concentrate on their core activities by providing compliance services and business advice that exceeds their expectations. We can provided all services including GST processing, budgeting, cash flow reports and of course annual financial accounts and tax returns. Talk to us about our upfront pricing arrangements for a better deal.

View Profile Tonya Judd First Addition First Addition offers a comprehensive bookkeeping service for small businesses and sole traders. We have many years’ experience working in companies large and small, in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, gaining a wealth of knowledge to draw upon.

Whatever your requirements we can help, from bank reconciliations and transaction coding, GST and PAYE returns through to year end accounts preparation and tax returns. There are no problems, only bookkeeping solutions!

View Profile Trish Brocking Accounting & Bookkeeping Solutions Ltd Established in 2003, Account Solutions are Certified Xero & MYOB Consultants & Trainers who specialise in training SME owners/employees. They also provide a Full Bookkeeping Service including Management Reporting.

View Profile Trish Madison Accounta – future accounting Accounta is a New Zealand wide modern friendly accounting firm based in Whangarei, Northland and are enthusiastic in helping clients build successful businesses. Future accounting is about the best technology available to make the daily or monthly accounting chores easier, less time consuming and leaving you, the business owner, the time to enjoy life outside your work day.

We are 100% Xero accountants and at the forefront of efficient accounting practice, catering for new or existing sole traders, contractors, property investors, and small businesses through to large corporations locally and around NZ.

Trish has 10 years experience in accounting, bookkeeping and management roles and many more in her own small businesses, motel management, and various other customer-orientated positions. Trish is an optimistic, capable and result-orientated person offering solid decision making, presentation and communication skills.

View Profile Verena Meintjes On Task Bookkeeping On Task Bookkeeping is a small bookkeeping business that has a true passion for accounts and administration as well as assisting start up companies, implementing processes and procedures and maintaining them. On Task Bookkeeping offers a comprehensive service for small to medium sized businesses and sole traders.

We can lay everything out for you nice and neatly so it’s easy to access when you need it. We can help you with your accounts receivable and payable as well as invoicing, payroll, and daily bookkeeping. Let us take the bookkeeping off your hands so you can do what you do best – thrive in your business. Take advantage of our free consultation and happy to visit your location. We can taylor make our plans to suit your needs.

Verena loves working with numbers and strives to be challenged. She has experience on Xero, MYOB and Moneyworks Gold.

After completing a Bookkeeping Diploma in 1990, Verena never had a chance to utilise the Diploma until moving to New Zealand in 2001. She has worked in an accounts capacity both in New Zealand and Australia including Debtors, Creditors, Reconciliations, Debt Control, GST, Payroll, Purchasing, Costings, Inventory Control, foreign exchange transactions as well as showroom sales. She has also completed an Accounts Administration Diploma.

View Profile Vicki Flavall Black Ink Bookkeepin­g Black Ink Bookkeepin­g will assist you with all your bookkeepin­g requiremen­ts and offers speciali­sed services for sole-trade­rs and small business. I present a friendly, collaborative, and professional service that will allow you to concentrate on your business.

Having worked in the Accounts, Administration and Customer Services field for over 20 years, Vicki has the knowledge and experience required to help clients keep on top of their bookkeeping, tax and administration requirements. Her strengths are in her ability to organise, communicate and document efficiently and with excellent attention to detail.

View Profile Vicki Turner Active Numbers Hi I’m Vicki from ActiveNumbers – we take care of the numbers for small business owners – in the Bay of Plenty and throughout New Zealand.

I am passionate about accounting, systems & small business management. I have been in small business ownership since 1983 and love sharing my knowledge and my experiences. Xero accounting software is my speciality having become certified in 2013 plus I was an approved partner with MYOB in Auckland as owner of Simple Office Solutions Ltd back in the early to mid 2000’s. I am studying for a Certificate in Small Business Management which will be completed in 2015.

Would love to have you visit my page on FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/Activenumbers
Call me for a complimentary chat covering the aspirations & requirements for the numbers in your business and how we can work together. I am friendly, happy and empathise with you business owners struggling with your numbers.

View Profile Victoria Grimshaw Hit The Books I head Hit The Books which primarily provides training and assistance with Xero, as well as bookkeeping advice. I've been a Xero Certified Bookkeeper for 5 years and have a Diploma in Accounting.

Having been a Bookkeeper for a wide range of businesses, I have a depth of experience with various systems and company structures and know how to get Xero working for different needs.

My aim is to provide affordable Xero and bookkeeping training that will make running a small business easier.

View Profile Vikki Fleming Paperclip Bookkeeping Ltd Paperclip Bookkeeping offers a helping hand to small business.
Vikki has over 25 years experience in all aspects of accounts, payroll and office administration so can help with those time consuming day to day tasks that keep you from your core business. She is a certified bookkeeper and has completed a Certificate in Small Business Management as well as various other tertiary papers including Accounting (principles & practices) from the NZ Bachelor of Business.

Email or call us to find a solution that works for you!

View Profile Vinita Sami Go Figure 2005 Limited Vinita began her accounting journey by achieving her BCA Degree in Accounting and Commercial Law in 2010, and then went on to become a volunteer mentor at Victoria University to students who lacked confidence in their accounting courses.

Vinita has now turned her journey towards being a GoFi8ure Hero, to help even more people from the skills she has gained and developed. Vanita is currently a Provisional Member of Chartered Accountants, and has also achieved a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

View Profile Vivien Cowey Dimensions Bookkeeping & Business Systems Ltd Vivien started Dimensions back in 1990 while studying part time. She has worked with a range of professional, high achieving clients and up until 2010 she kept a small number of clients from Architects, Commercial Property Owners, Legal Publishers, HVAC, Contractors, Medical Practices and looking after her own rental properties. Vivien is now enjoying taking on new businesses that need a helping hand to get there accounts and personal budgets on track and a forward financial and office systems plan.

View Profile Wen Ji Wen Ji More information to follow ...

View Profile Wendy London The Officewiz Limited With over 35 years of experience Wendy’s focus is to manage all your accounts on a day-to-day basis as well as advising on a wider financial aspect. With a high degree of professionalism, turning work around quickly and developing a good relationship with customers and suppliers, Wendy puts your business first.

Area of Expertise - Creative Designers and Writers, Marketing, Advertising, Tradesmen, Cleaning Companies, small Legal firms, Restaurants and Bars and Real Estate.

Wendy is a MYOB Certified Consultant, MYOB Approved Partner, Moneyworks Certified Consultant and Xero Certified Consultant


Member Testimonial Carla Jehle - Sound Choice Business Care "I had a fantastic conference – didn't know the last year's conference could be topped. It was so inspiring and forward thinking. Thanks so much for all your hard work to make this happen."

Relationship Manager Inland Revenue New Zealand "Inland Revenue has been working closely with the newly founded NZBAI and continue to offer our support to professional associations whose members positively assist businesses with their tax compliance."

Joanna Harlick Transfigure Limited "When I first decided to be a bookkeeper after being an "accountant" for 27 years, I felt I was taking a step back in my career and was filled with doubt and worry but I still took that step. Then I discovered NZBAI, I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to find an organisation that makes you feel like you're an important (if not the most important) cog in the business owners life. It would have made that first step far easier if I'd known about this organisation before I jumped. So I think it's important to get the word out to as many bookkeepers as possible to let them know they can belong to an organisation that will support their journey and people they can follow to act as their mentors. I know I've appreciated it very much!"

Linda Klox Klox Business Solutions "Superb network to ask questions, get solid answers and encouragement."

Vicki Turner ActiveNumbers "It is great to re ignite my membership with the NZ Bookkeepers Association after a couple of years away. I previously made the decision not to renew my membership but the growth and development of the Association over recent times, has overturned that decision. The expertise and knowledge of the community is extensive and the generosity to share those attributes is awesome and very welcome. Even though I have been in the bookkeeping industry for several years, I am always learning and seeking advice. Being part of this Association gives me credibility and security that I have access to research and education; learning what I don’t know! #lovethebookkeepingcommunity"

Lori Mahony Lori Mahony Hello, just a quick email to express my gratitude to the NZBAI. I am new to bookkeeping and have just started my own business with the help of a franchisor. Your newsletter is fantastic and I love reading it as it always has helpful advice and tips about bookkeeping. I think the whole association is wonderful and I am so happy we have support from you guys.Thanks!"

Leanne Graham Xero New Zealand "It's initiatives like this that prompted Xero to become the founding sponsor of NZBAI. We're proud get behind the NZBAI as it establishes itself, we believe in creating a profession."

Grant Anderson Xero New Zealand "NZBAI and its members are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. Their mission is to make life easy for small businesses and they really understand business in the cloud."