Xero Certified Advisor
Experienced Accounts Specialists and Accredited Xero Advisors
Learning accounting systems like Xero can have a huge impact on your business but if you try to do it alone it can chew through time that is better spent focusing on your clients. That’s where we come in – we make learning and implementing Xero stress-free.
With a wealth of knowledge and years of experience, we want you to utilise our background in accounts to smoothly handle your accounting needs. We know how daunting the accounts mountain can be – as we’ve seen many clients come to us in a state of disarray, unsure if what they’re doing is right – and only finding out there’s issues when it comes to tax time.
We’re here to help with any Xero/Bookkeeping queries you have, and we’ll give you the tools/knowledge to handle things on your own, so you can focus on your business.
SmartDesk comes from a simple idea: helping businesses run more efficiently and effectively. Our founder, Liz Zellman, spent years working for a range of businesses of various sizes giving her a unique perspective on the same issues that plague every business – whether it’s a team of two or two hundred. Many of her early years were spent on exactly the kinds of activities you have to deal with in your business.
With much of her career having a huge focus on administration, accounts and fixed assets, Liz has built a skillset that helps her assess and implement processes designed to maximise your business, while also offering expert advice throughout the process. She has vast experience using SAP systems in a consultancy role with national and international businesses, while also having considerable experience in accounts roles with small, medium and large organisations.
Liz has a deep understanding of how businesses can make Xero work for them. She brings her empathetic and dynamic training skills to the table, helping you quickly learn the vital skills you need to make Xero work for you right from the start.
With a huge range of accolades and certifications, Liz is an expert in every sense of the word. Graduating with a NZ Diploma of Business Studies from Unitec in 2003, she has also completed the NZIM Diploma in Management and is an accredited Xero Certified Advisor/Partner. Liz has also gained a Bachelor of Business (with an Accounting Major) and enjoys teaching Xero in the education sector.
And while Liz has a joy for all things accounting she also has a background in pre-employment screening, was previously a marriage celebrant and, perhaps, most importantly she is an excellent trainer, working frequently within the education and creative industries and the construction industry where she works with tradies in particular.
Vai is in charge of our administration as well as the accounts processing and payroll. With her wealth of knowledge in Xero and experience in a large number of systems and processes, learnt while completing her National Diploma in Business Administration Level 5, we are very lucky to have her on our side. Her attention to detail and commitment to excellence is legendary. When Vai isn’t busy keeping everything running smoothly for us she is a keen sports fan as well as a charity volunteer in her local community.
Corinne works on our management reporting and overviews for SmartDesk. Having gained her Bachelor of Accounting Science majoring in Accounting & Auditing at the University of South Africa, Corinne has worked in a number of accountancy roles culminating in her 14 year tenure as the Financial Controller for a large organisation. Now that she is working with SmartDesk, her auditing background and critical thinking skills have been hugely beneficial to us as has her in-depth knowledge of Xero, Microsoft Office and Swiftpos Point of Sale. When she isn’t working out at the gym or travelling she can be found exploring her creative side making candles for churches and weddings.
To start the process, and see how Xero can change your business: