Our friendly support team is made up of:
- Nancy Wang - Contract Accountant
Nancy is one of our senior accountants, a long-standing staff member who moved to Auckland when she got married. She has since celebrated the arrival of a baby daughter, Maggie. We are fortunate to have Nancy in a position to work for us remotely, and that technology allows this to be possible. Nancy has a charming, serene manner and imparts stories with a wonderful sense of humour. She is an only child and has a great work ethic, completing her Masters degree and studying and passing her Chartered Accountant exams while applying her natural analytical and numerical skills to her full-time role. Nothing is a problem to Nancy and we love having her as part of our team.
- Michelle Burns - Part-time Accountant
Michelle is married and a busy Mum of two adorable boys. With broadband access to the main office server, when she is unable to be in the office physically, she is able to work from home. Her background has always been working with numbers, but for large corporations; now she is really enjoying the change and loves the flexibility with time. She buzzes cheerily into the office when the need calls to collect the latest box of records or files and is an ever willing, indispensable part of our team. Michelle enjoys the outdoors as spare time allows - walking, camping, biking swimming and fishing with her children.
- Gill Kennedy - Accountant
After a number of years in self employment Gill started university study on an extramural basis in 1993 - mostly so she could really understand what her accountant was talking about! Gill graduated in 2002 and has had 10 years in CA practice; both large and small firms. Gill is a shareholder in her family business so she understands the concept of completing paperwork late in the evenings! Gill has made it her priority to make accounting for business users friendly and easy as possible. With this in mind she has specialised in implementing a range of different accounting systems to suit client needs. Outside of work Gill enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as riding her horse. Her long term aim is to own a farmlet and enjoy the rural side of New Zealand.
- Kirsty McDiarmid - MYOB/Xero Whiz
To add to the family mix, Kirsty keeps busy with four school-age children and is a wonderful balance to our team providing competent, willing support to our MYOB and Xero clients and keeping our company records in exemplary order with her natural eye for detail. Kirsty’s background has included working as a Trust Accountant in a legal office. The role she has now has grown with her, as she built on her previous experience soon after joining us by qualifying as an MYOB Approved Partner and Xero trainer. Kirsty is ever cheerful and outgoing, and in between multi-tasking with work and family slots in time for netball, cycling, running, walking and reading.
- Alison Jones - Accountant
Alison has worked with Capital Accounting since March 2013 and enjoys the flexibility to work from home when possible. Alison has been working in the CA environment since graduating from Victoria University in 2004 and really enjoys the client contact and being involved in local small businesses. Prior to attending university Alison worked in various clerical and financial accounting roles. She loves to get involved in working with business owners to understand their business and how as an accountant she can work along side them to help them get the most from their accounting, job costing or inventory systems. When not at work Alison is looking after two young daughters, wishing there were more hours in the day.
- Diane Symmans - Administrator
Diane joined us in April 2013 as Secretary to Tony and Receptionist. She spent many years working for another accountant as the Administration Manager of that Practice, so knows how accountancy practices work.She has experience in MYOB, several payroll systems, and is a whizz when it comes to word processing. Diane is married to Paul and they have two sons and a daughter, all adults. She loves spending time with them all, which doesn’t happen often enough for her because they don’t all live locally. Outside of working, Diane enjoys all kinds of puzzles, reading, gardening, walking and travelling.