Just like yours, our people are the heart of our business.
We are a passionate team with decades of experience between us. We work hard to keep up with the latest trends and technology that the accounting industry has to offer.
Nothing is too much trouble for our skilled accounting and administration team!
Accounting has been a major part of my life and after
a short stint working for an accountant, I headed off
to Massey University to gain my accounting degree,
before going on my big OE in the UK.
Upon my return to New Zealand, I settled back into
life in Cambridge with my husband. We raised our
son here and he is now off on his own travels. As
empty nesters we are enjoying the next chapter of
I have worked in both private practice and
commercial environments in New Zealand and the
Time met opportunity in 2008 to buy an existing
practice in Cambridge which is where I have focused
my time and attention for almost 15 years, growing
the practice to where it is today.
My goal has been to have a business that helps
others. My clients are the central part of business
and I pride myself on that fact that our clients are
not just a number on a page. The quality of our work
is also an essential part of our business, meaning
that attention to detail is very important to me. I am
a problem solver, an innovator and pride myself on
providing solutions for our clients.
I’m passionate about business and inspired by a challenge!
Hailing from the winterless North, I moved to the Waikato to study and have (almost) never looked back. I have been based in Cambridge for over a decade and my husband and I are now raising our two children in this beautiful town.
With my early career based in CA firms, I went on to work in a commercial setting in the agri-business sector, firstly as an accountant within a business and then working up to management and board positions. With that I gained first-hand experience of what it’s like to run a business. From cashflow to profitability, staff and time pressures, I understand the challenges that people in business face every day.
What brought me back to CA was a desire to help businesses without access to an in-house accountant. Having played a major part in bringing a business back to profitability, I know how much impact simple changes can make. And as accountants, we view the world with a different lens, one that I know can benefit the wider business community.
While I’m naturally focused on the detail, I am driven by the bigger picture. I am on a mission to help business owners solve their problems and to find ways to develop and grow their businesses.
I have over 30 years’ experience in accounting, mostly in various manufacturing industries. My career begun in a Chartered Accountant firm, working there for a year before going to University to obtain my degree. Once my degree was completed, I returned to the same accounting firm in Gisborne that I had worked for before going to University. I then transferred to the Hamilton branch where I gained experience in Auditing, Tax Consulting and specialised Projects.
Upon getting married I moved to Auckland with my husband, where I spent 14 years working as the company accountant for a printing company. My experience also includes being an accountant for a plastic injection moulding company, working with schools, importer of Italian adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building, exporter of live crayfish and a coffee roaster and vendor of coffee machines.
Now that my four children are fully grown, the move back to a more sedate life has begun. The opportunity arose for me to come and work for Shelley Tweedy & Associates and I am looking forward to new challenges. At this stage I will continue to work remotely from Auckland and travel down to the Cambridge office once a week.
I joined Shelley Tweedy & Associates in October 2021, whilst the Waikato was navigating the COVID orange traffic lights. I have over 30 years’ experience in the accounting industry starting with a local firm in Te Awamutu before heading overseas and working in what was then, one of the Big 8 firms.
With the vast range of knowledge I have gathered over the years, I enjoy getting to know our clients and assisting them in more than simply compliance work. Solving problems and making our clients work life balance easier is very rewarding.
After my daughter completed her schooling in Cambridge and went on to University, my partner and I moved to Pirongia. Shelley Tweedy & Associates utilizes the best in technology which allows the flexibility to work from home and office seamlessly.