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 started her career in the banking and finance industry until becoming self-employed with her first business in 2001. This provided valuable experience in understanding the trials and tribulations that affect all business owners on a day to day basis – not just the financial hurdles. This means Tania has a natural empathy and understanding of her clients and can work with business owners to achieve their business and personal goals.
Learning from this first business in 2008 Tania founded the bookkeeping company Active Admin Limited and started her studies at Massey to formalise her knowledge and obtain her accounting degree.
Recognising the core values and work ethics of Active Admin and GoFi8ure were aligned a strategic business alliance was formalised in January 2015. Tania is leading the tax team at GoFi8ure and the business continues to experience phenomenal growth more than doubling its client base and adding to the existing team of superhero’s. GoFi8ure are mobile part-time financial controllers taking care of the accounting and bookkeeping of your business on your site or from one of our offices.
Participation in the industry is essential to staying on top of changing trends and legislation and Tania is a member and supporter of ATAINZ – Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.