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 and medium 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 remote team of bookkeepers, payroll experts, accountants and virtual 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 | AVOCADO LOVER | REFORMED CONTROL FREAK
Once upon a time, way back in 2016, I decided to challenge myself and start a business called Admin Army. Little did I know that 5+ years later, I would be at the helm of running a machine!
While my role in the early days of Admin Army included absolutely everything. These days I’m responsible for operational oversight of the business, making sure that everything runs smoothly, our clients are happy and that we are charging ahead towards our strategic goals. I also have a particular passion for building a strong culture within our team – where everyone is empowered to show up each day to be the best version of themselves and deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.
My background in businesses of various sizes, as well as not for profit organisations, sees me well-qualified to work in partnership with our clients. My focus is helping clients to achieve their goals while supporting their business growth.
I am a Master Bookkeeper through the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers, a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors 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. When I’m away from my desk, I can be found exploring the countryside with Gryff; or rereading the Harry Potter books (books > movies) and creating HP Lego masterpieces (I’m a big fan!).
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.
PAYROLL MANAGER | OWNER OF BLIND CAT CALLED FISH
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.
QUALITY MANAGER | NOT A FAN OF CORIANDER
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.
ACCOUNTING SERVICE SUPPORT MANAGER | TIME LORD
I am a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law.
I spent my early career in an Accounting Practice then I moved into the Finance industry as a Senior Accountant and then later as the Operations Manager.
My specialty would be Accounting (obviously!) but also relationship building and management. I enjoy engaging all areas within a business to ensure effective and efficient outcomes are achieved.
What I love about bookkeeping and the admin support service we offer to our clients is that we are changing the way the Accounting industry operates and I am excited to be leading the pack when it comes to outsourcing innovation.
I have 2 small children (3 if you include the dog!) so I don’t have much spare time! However, when I am not working, my family and I like to go to the beach and enjoy everything coastal living has to offer.
VIRTUAL ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER
Over the past 12 years I have worked for a range of different industries from Tourism to Manufacturing.
This has enabled me to be adaptable and experienced in a range of administration, accounting, sales, marketing, social media and website development tasks.
I am passionate about supporting small businesses and assisting them to get their systems to run smoothly and efficiently. Leaving them the time to focus on their core business goals.
In my spare time I love to get outdoors. You’ll find me exploring a new walking track, swimming spot or relaxing at a peaceful campsite.
FIJI BOOKKEEPING TEAM LEADER | SUPERSTAR
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.
BOOKKEEPER | FASHIONISTA
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!
BOOKKEEPER | SQUAD TEAM LEADER | SPIRIT ANIMAL
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. The 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!!
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT | ANIME FANBOY
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!
INDIA BOOKKEEPING & ACCOUNTING TEAM LEADER
My qualifications include CPA (Australia), Chartered Accountant (ICAI, India) and I have a Bachelors of Commerce (Honours) from Delhi University, India.
I bring to the Admin Army team more than 10 years experience in Accounting (working within Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks), Finalisation of Accounts and Australian Taxation.
I believe I have a number of bookkeeping specialties, which include Finalisation of Accounts, Supervision of Accounts and Tax (with a focus on Income Tax and GST), Australian Taxation and Business Advisory.
I have a passion for music so in my spare time you will find me listening (and singing along to!) my favourite music.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Information System, as well as being a Xero Certified Advisor.
My previous roles have always been focused on all things finance. My previous roles include being an Internal Auditor and Finance Officer for a Car Dealership. My core tasks included reconciliations, accounts receivables, accounts payables and investigations. I have also been an Internal Auditor (in the retail industry), with a focus on management reporting and risk and compliance, and a Finance Officer (wholesale industry) with a focus on finance operations of the business.
I credit my previous experience and roles for providing me with extensive knowledge around accounts receivables, accounts payables and bank/general ledger reconciliations.
Working with Admin Army gives me the incredible opportunity to work within a wide range of businesses across many different industries, giving me exposure to different processes and systems.
In my spare time you’ll likely find me watching movies or travelling.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel Management and a Certificate of Professional Development in Human Resource Generalist, both of which I received from the University of the South Pacific.
I have a wide range of experience from my previous roles, of which were Administrative Assistant at a local café, Executive Assistant at Six Senses here in Fiji, as well as some internships at Six Senses and the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort.
I really enjoy working with people and being able to assist them achieve their business goals. I love learning new things and being able to support clients by assisting them with administrative tasks which helps in the smooth operation of their business.
I enjoy outdoor activities with my husband, reading a book or simply having a Harry Potter movie marathon!
I have a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Banking from the University of The South Pacific. I have started off with CPA foundation units from February 2021. I am also a Xero Certified Advisor.
Prior to joining Admin Army, I started my career as an Accounts Officer in one of the IT Service Providers in Fiji. Later I was promoted as an Internal Auditor within the same organisation. As this organisation was a Retail business, I gained experience both in the field and with the backend tasks.
I believe I have several bookkeeping specialties and those would be working with numbers, having attention to detail, and communicating with clients.
The best part about bookkeeping and back-office support is that I can help my clients become more financially sound so that they know their numbers each month and I can assist them in identifying where the problem and success areas are.
If I’m not bookkeeping, then I’ll be either going out for squash sessions or travelling wherever and whenever I can!
I am currently completing my Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Management. I have a Diploma in Management and I am also a Xero Certified Advisor.
My previous role was as an Accountant with an Australian Accounting firm. l have experience working as an Accountant for 4 years in Australian taxation system. I am also quite knowledgeable with various accounting practices and in using several accounting softwares.
I credit my previous work experience as an Accountant which has developed my bookkeeping skills and knowledge around bank reconciliation, accounts payables, receivables and so forth.
My Bookkeeping role at Admin Army allows me to interact with clients of different industries and work well with them using their taxation systems.
When I am away from my bookkeeping duties, l love to play table tennis and badminton.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting from MDU University.
My previous role was as a Data Operator for Streamline. Prior to this, I was the Relationship Manager in Globiva. I have always wanted to make sense of and analyze data, so I joined the Bookkeeping field of work. For I believe that Bookkeeping is the most significant step in the Accounting process.
When it comes to work experience and life, I feel that Bookkeeping is a fun career to pursue if you have a passion for numbers and details.
I am beyond thrilled to be part of Admin Army as a Bookkeeper. For me, it is like a puzzle waiting to be solved! The research is something I enjoy doing.
I like to spend my leisure time either binge watching my favourite tv shows or listening to music or podcasts.
I am a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance.
I joined the Admin Army team in January 2022 with over four years of accounting experience and also some banking services experiences. Working in my previous roles have allowed me to be proficient with Xero, MYOB, QuickBooks, finalization of annual accounts and Australian taxation.
My specialty would be accounting and taxation. However, I am also passionate about providing training in both areas as well.
I love bookkeeping and taxation as it allows me to use my problem solving skills to the best of my ability.
When I am not reading motivational books, I enjoy exploring the city with my husband.
With an MBA in Finance and over 10+ years’ experience across a range of accounting roles, from financial analysis to financial account preparation (and everything in-between), I bring a range of skills to the Admin Army team and the accounting practices we support.
I love bookkeeping and accounts finalization. Numbers, financial planning and budgeting are my happy place.
I learn quickly and adapt easily to changes, which sees me well placed to work alongside a wide range of clients.
When I’m not crunching numbers, I love listening to music and cooking up a spice-tastic storm!
PAYROLL OFFICER | CARBIE GIRL
I have a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Accounting) and a Diploma in Business Administration (Accounting)
My previous work experience across a wide range of industries has developed a strong work ethic and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of service delivery to our clients.
The best part about my role at Admin Army is the ability I have to provide our clients with peace of mind by delivering them accurate payroll information and working alongside our epic payroll team (and wider team too, of course!).
My claims to fame are having completed the world’s highest tandem skydive at 18,000 feet in California and the SkyJump from the Sky Tower in Auckland. As you can tell, I’m a bit of an adrenalin junkie. But it’s not all go go go for me, I’m also happy to spend time relaxing by painting a masterpiece, playing Pokémon GO or raiding the cupboard for sweet carbs like chocolate.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) and I am also a Xero Certified Advisor, as well as being PayHero Certified.
Prior to joining Admin Army, I started my career as an accounts officer in a freight company, I have also had hands-on experience working in the manufacturing industry as well. My previous roles have given me the ability to operate with a high standard of accuracy and quality.
Being part of Admin Army has given me the opportunity to step into a challenging role where I can contribute to the growth and success of a team, our clients and Admin Army itself. My speciality lies in taking initiative and exploring new adventures in accounting by collecting, examining and assembling information to make knowledgeable decisions and help communicate client needs efficiently.
The awesome part about working at Admin Army is the constant ability to learn new things and build my skills as a problem solver.
“Accountability breeds response-ability”
In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and do some yoga meditation to relax my mind and soul.
Not only do I currently have a Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting), I am also currently pursuing my Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting too. I bring solid accounting and auditing experience to the Admin Army team, which allows me to excel in my role as a Quality Officer.
My role at Admin Army allows me to indulge my passion for numbers and learning how different things are treated in different ways across a wide range of organisations. I enjoy the exposure to clients from various industries.
I consider myself to be an incredibly strong and independent person. In my free time, you can find me watching movies and binge-watching TV series, playing scrabble or trying the latest and greatest pasta recipe I’ve found.
I suppose you could consider me to be a knowledge seeker. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations & Management and Public Administration), Post Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Management and Public Administration) and Master of Commerce (Management and Public Administration). I love learning and completed my Master’s when I was 24 which had been my goal – once I set my mind to something there’s no stopping me.
My passion lies in looking for strategic and innovative ways to contribute value to Admin Army and our clients. I enjoy interacting with a wide variety of people and consider every interaction is a learning opportunity for me. One of the things that I love about Admin Army is that it’s constantly growing and seeking to change itself for the better. There is never a dull moment at Admin Army!
On the outside, I am an introvert – but watch out! Once I get comfortable, I am a force to be reckoned with! In my free time, I love to watch movies, travel and eat pizza at all times of the day. Pizza is bae! 🍕
I have a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource and Employment Relations.
Before enlisting in Admin Army (is there such a thing as life before Admin Army?) , I spent 5+ years working in back office support and customer service roles, undertaking tasks ranging from data processing to operating as a freight aggregator and an insurance processor.
My skillset allows me to gain insights into tasks holistically and associate each process with the overall goal. Understanding the need for each process allows me to operate diligently across any part of a project.
The thing I love the most about my role as a virtual assistant are the interactions I have and the exposure I get. I am able to immerse myself in many different types of organisations and understand what makes them tick. There’s not much more satisfying than working with someone new to help solve their back office issues and improve the operation of their business.
When I’m not changing our client’s lives for the better, you can find me playing badminton or squash, watching Family Guy or doing “car stuff”. Car stuff can be better defined as driving or undertaking repairs due to (bad?) driving.
I hold a Higher Education Diploma in Management. My background consists of a variety of administration and management roles. Starting early on as a HR assistant and progressing to a key account manager role, executive assistant and facilities manager. I credit these roles to enhancing my client management skills, allowing me to quickly understand their requirements and provide timely and efficient services.
If I was to give you one piece of advice, it would be to do what makes you smile. There is nothing more important than inner peace.
My passion for my role at Admin Army comes from the opportunity it provides me to absorb as much information and knowledge as possible. This not only assists me in achieving my personal goals, but also allows me to provide support to our clients with confidence and accuracy.
Out of work I love to travel and explore, cook and play games.
Secret fact about me: I don’t like having my photo taken – so enjoy the one you get to see of me here. 🙂
With a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Master of Professional Accounting, along with four years of experience working with clients in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, I bring an in-depth knowledge of best practice bookkeeping to the team.
I love working with numbers as they always challenge you to think and analyse. Working as a bookkeeper allows me to constantly stretch my analysis muscle, solve problems and understand how different businesses operate.
When I’m not working, you can find me fan-girling over Korean dramas while passionately disliking green bell peppers. Other bell peppers are fine, but the green ones have a weird taste. You heard it here first!
I have a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) and am currently pursuing my Master of Commerce.
Over the past five years I have been providing bookkeeping support to businesses in the UK and Canada using both Xero and QuickBooks. Technical tasks give me joy, which is how I found my love of accounting and bookkeeping.
Being part of the Admin Army team allows me to showcase my skills and build my career in an organisation that truly appreciates me. In turn, my experience ensures we’re delivering great outcomes to our clients and also growing Admin Army itself.
In my spare time, I love to travel and explore new locations, solve Suduku puzzles to sharpen my mind, sing and dance and cook depending on my mood and what I feel like.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) and bring over six years accounting experience to the Admin Army team. I am excited to be part of a growing team that will allow me to grow within it.
I love working with data and consider my analytical skills to be my greatest strengths.
I consider myself to be a simple person who thinks a lot about the future and I love eating simple food cooked by my Mother.
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.
DEMOLITION EXPERT | FOUNDING TEAM MEMBER
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.”