Sue is a qualified Chartered Accountant in both NZ and the UK. Not only has she worked in well regarded professional accountancy practices over many years, she has in addition, owned small businesses of her own. This gives Sue great insight into just how demanding, and rewarding, small business ownership can be. She loves working within the entrepreneurial community in New Zealand and is involved as a mentor for Startup Weekend, which promotes entrepreneurship globally.
Amy is passionate about helping people achieve their goals. She began her career in Sydney working for AMP Re as a Senior Accounting Officer. Amy then travelled to the UK where she worked for All Tax UK. Ambitious for further travel, Amy embarked upon a new career direction within the world of super yachts, travelling throughout Europe and the Caribbean. Returning to the world of commerce, Amy now combines her accounting knowledge and excellent customer service skills supporting clients day-to-day at Beany.
Jenny is a qualified Chartered Accountant in both NZ and the UK. Jenny started her accounting career at the age of 17 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the age of 21. Following a career break to start a family, Jenny became a Tax Specialist. 2010 saw a move to New Zealand and a senior appointment to a Tauranga-based chartered accountancy practice. Since 2014, Jenny has held a leading role within the team at Beany.
Louis de Bievre
Sales and Special Projects
Louis has a strong business background, having started and run many different kinds of businesses with a particular focus on hospitality. He was also general manager of Huka Lodge and other luxury properties for a number of years so combines his hospitality knowledge with tourism and an in-depth knowledge of running large teams focused on excellence. Louis works with our clients to help them develop their businesses and assists them with understanding how we can help.
Bernadine Boucher (Bibi)
Bibi is a qualified Financial Accountant with several years of accounting experience in South Africa. After travelling the world working on cruise ships she’s settled in Taupō and is loving the New Zealand work life balance. When she is not chasing clients she is chasing her toddler, spending time with her family, working her way through every recipe in the family cookbook, and indulging her love for seeing new places. Bibi combines people skills with accounting knowledge and is excited to bring the best service possible to Beany clients.
Jeanette has spent 23 years working in a wide range of admin and accounting roles. She joined the Xero revolution and is now a Xero certified expert and works closely with our clients to ensure they are up to date with their tax responsibilities. Her passion is to have happy clients who have met all their compliance responsibilities on time. She is a mother to two small, very energetic boys and is the person to have in your team if you are in a pub quiz!
Beany Support / Xero Specialist
Based in Christchurch, Phillip is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 5 years of industry experience. After completing his studies, Phillip worked towards his Chartered Accountancy qualification whilst working to help small businesses based in Wellington. He is a Xero certified expert and works at Beany to help support our clients day-to-day. When he’s not helping Beany clients, he enjoys social basketball, cooking up a storm on his BBQ and listening to music.
Trained as a photo processing technician and founded several companies in this industry. He became passionate about delivering high quality, value for money products through technical knowledge and great processes with a strong entrepreneurial streak. Direct marketing and data driven tech evolved as part of the skill set needed for these enterprises. A passion for exceptional customer experiences is a constant driving force. Living in Taupo provides a perfect environment for indulging a love of the outdoors with his mate Mac, the black labrador.
Jennifer’s career in accounting followed a change of direction after first finishing a Master’s degree in Chemistry. Jennifer has worked hard to complete her accountancy studies while also managing a family. She has been an accountant in chartered accountancy practices for the last seven years and gained membership to NZICA in early 2015. Jennifer now combines her accounting expertise and drive for success to help Beany clients to fulfil their accounting needs, as part of the Beany team.
Amy joins the Beany team with over 13 years’ experience as an accountant, working with a range of difference CA firms, a Business Analyst at Head office in a dairy manufacturing company & has a large range of knowledge in the construction industry with both accounting and employee administration. Living in Taupo for over 20 years, with her partner Warren and son Tyson she enjoys the relaxed environment on her lifestyle block with her Highlander Cows, sheep, chickens and little dog named Bean! She loves weekend trips out boating /fishing during the summer months
Sheree is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 14 years experience in one of NZ’s largest accounting firms. She has a range of experience working with businesses (both commercial & agricultural) on annual compliance, taxation and general business needs.
She lives in Hamilton with her husband Stephen and their three very energetic boys, Brodie, Tyler & Zac which keep her very busy! She enjoys getting outside for a walk or run and finding time to read a good book.
Donna is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in public practice. Previously a Senior Manager at one of the NZ’s largest accounting firms, Donna worked with a diverse range of clients from across the Waikato region. Donna enjoys helping business owners with their accounting compliance needs and providing them with day to day business advice. Living in Hamilton with her husband Rob and two children William and Danielle. Health and well-being are important to Donna and she likes to keep physically fit by running (and not just around after the kids!)
Beany Business Support
Beth has been in customer service for over 30 years and has a strong understanding of running a small business from having previously owned her own backpacker hostels.
Based in Taupo, Beth has worked predominantly in the tourism and hospitality sector. Life skills abound and her well-rounded knowledge means that she’s a great fit to the Beany crew. We call Beth our Ambassador of Happy – she always has a smile on her face and loves speaking to our Beany clients as part of the Beany support team. When she’s not talking to Beany clients, you can find Beth out on her mountain bike or walking in the countryside.
Beany Business Support
Tess has been in Customer Service for more than 15 years & loves helping people find what they need. Her bubbly, chatty and positive attitude means she fits in well to the Beany team. She is a great problem solver & computer whizz. Born and bred in The Mount, she recently moved to Taupo and lives with her partner, Fred. When not working for Beany she helps him out with his building business and so understands the trials and joys of being in business. She has a fur baby, Poppy the Chihuahua. On weekends, Tess enjoys relaxing and online gaming, along with scenic bush walks and checking out historic places around Taupo.
CTO / Developer
Here’s John in his studio. He’s got over 25 years experience as a software developer and general technologist. After a 10 year stint at Weta Digital John turned his attention to developing cloud-based services. As a Beany co-founder, John’s goal was to make it easier for business people like himself to interact with their accountants in a modern and efficient way. When he’s not writing code and managing servers, he enjoys hanging out with his 3 kids and playing bass for a variety of bands around Taupo.
Duncan has worked in software development for over 17 years. His experience spans working on systems in a diverse range of fields including information security, mobile payments, recruitment, cloud services and earth science. Duncan is passionate about leveraging technology to make life easier, so people have more time to do the things they enjoy. For him this includes playing golf and trying to keep up with his two young boys.
Candace is originally from Whangarei and is a qualified chartered accountant with ten years of experience in accountancy practice and commercial for some of New Zealand’s biggest companies.
She has a passion for helping people understand their financial lives both in business and personally, as she also volunteers as a budget advisor in her spare time.
She currently lives in Auckland. She enjoys getting out tramping as often as possible, eating her way around the Auckland cafes and restaurants and exploring the beaches of her hometown.
Based in Napier, Sarah has had over 20 years’ experience in SME administration including successfully owning her own Virtual Bookkeeping & Admin company. Sarah is a Certified Xero Hero with a passion for all things Xero, business processes and procedures. Sarah enjoys making a difference to Beany customers businesses and allow them to do what they do best.
Sarah lives in Napier with her partner Jason and daughter Niamh. When not working Sarah and Jason spend their spare time either at their bach in Mahia listening to a good audible book/podcast, or at home with family which includes two chihuahuas Kobe & Jeffrey.
Rebecca is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with 14 years experience in chartered accounting firms and helps us boost our South Island presence. She has a wide range of experience with small business and also specialises in the agricultural sector. As she says, she’s basically a farm girl in high heels!
She and her husband have three very busy young sons and both train, compete and coach at their local Crossfit.