Meet the team – the GoFi8urines
Lisa founded GoFi8ure in 2002 after recognising a need for efficient, accurate, mobile, and on-site financial administration and accounts management for small businesses operating in the greater Wellington region.
She did this armed with 30 years of financial and accounting experience that includes 14 years as a finance manager for an international company, as well as a Diploma of Business specialising in Management Accounting and Human Resources. Lisa shares with you her skills and experience through participating in a range of different services at any level. She can provide onsite training for financial staff, facilitate with tax compliance issues, implement and organise a system, or can fully manage the financial aspects of your business – leaving you free to work on the things you love.
Through Lisa’s vision and hard work GoFi8ure continues to grow, offering increasingly comprehensive services for small businesses. Since GoFi8ure’s inception the number of staff has steadily increased, resulting in a team with a wide variety of skills. These skills, both unique and diverse, work together with Lisa’s training and unwavering commitment to her business and clients to give you more effective financial solutions.
Lisa is the Vice President for the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association Inc and enjoys teaching Bookkeeping and Xero to excited business owners hungry to learn best practice.
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.
Jamie was appointed as one of our Associate Directors in 2014, in recognition of his high work quality, ethics and love for the business.
While continuing to provide excellent accounting and bookkeeping services to all his clients, Jamie is also the Xero Certified Training Manager in Wellington. Jamie loves teaching both existing and new clients and seeing them learn and grow so that they can better achieve their business goals. While not only limited to Xero, Jamie also has a wide knowledge of most major accounting packages from, MYOB, Quickbooks, Money Works, Cash Manager and will do anything to deliver exceptional accounts or train someone so that they can do so themselves. Jamie is a mentor to our GoFi8urines and makes sure they are up skilled so they can deliver our brand promise to our clients.
Jamie is available to help you learn from the best! He brings both a new dimension and valuable business expertise to the GoFi8ure team. If you want to be great in Xero – Jamie is the person to teach you!
Rio is experience in using Xero and MYOB. He brings his love for numbers and combines it with his passion for educating and enabling business owners.
In his spare time, Rio enjoys spending time with his family and playing and watching football with his son.
Steve finds nothing more rewarding than helping a business owner sort out their accounts and financial headaches. Steve is one of our Xero Certified Accountants and Trainers based in Auckland. Being the superhero that he is, Steve travels around New Zealand helping save our clients. When Steve gets tired of ‘balancing’ figures, he goes yachting for fun where the yacht is self-balancing.
Gemma recognises the need of her clients for more advice and training on how to run their business successfully and with less stress! She has experience helping start-ups with implementing policies and procedures around financial and organisational controls, as well as working with already established companies to help them redefine their processes to improve accuracy and efficiency. With Gemma’s empathic nature, she finds it easy to connect with clients from all walks of life and to tap into what areas they need help with the most.
GoFi8ure is excited to have Gemma join the team, as she is a fantastic Accountability partner, and has excellent customer service skills, along with being technologically ‘switched-on’ and innovative. She comes to us with certifications in Xero, Xero Payroll, Workflow Max, and Spotlight Reporting, and is a Hubdoc Xero Certified Partner.
Aside from Bookkeeping and Accounting, Gemma also has a passion for and holds qualifications in, Psychology and Management.
Lynette’s accounting skills and knowledge means she knows exactly what SME businesses need. Lynette holds a BBS (Accounting and Finance) making her a great addition to the GoFi8ure team. When Lynette isn’t being a superhero she enjoys a range of social sports, and spending time with family and friends.
If you are based in the South Island and would like to find out about how Sue can help you and your business, send us a message.
Vanita 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 a Chartered Accountant, and has also achieved a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.
She has been involved with helping many different businesses and organisations as they start up and grow. She really understands what is absolutely crucial for business success in those first few years. One of the main things that businesses need when starting out is an accounting system and structure. Finances are the cogs that keep the machine working.
This is why Gabby really understands what GoFi8ure is about and shouts it from the roof tops. She thrives on educating and providing high quality services to business owners in order to help ease the load of managing their business; allowing them to work ON their business not IN it.
Realising that math’s and numbers were not something that came easily to people, or was at least not regarded as important (especially in an era in which we are bombarded with so many easy ways to get into ballooning debt), Anita made the decision to study as an adult and do a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting.
Anita is dedicated to helping people achieve their financial stability, and giving them the right tools to keep their finances running smoothly so they can sleep easier at night.