Melanie joined Xero in a part-time capacity as NZ Head of Bookkeeping in 2016, after a varied and successful work journey lead her to found Bookkeeping and Beyond (Gold Xero Partner) and Training and Beyond (Platinum Xero Partner) both multi-awarding winning business’s. Both companies are pioneers in the cloud ecosystem and act as training partners and conversion specialists for selected Xero add-on partners.
After 4 years growing her Bookkeeping Business, reinventing the wheel and working in silo, she identified the need for a professional body that provided education, standards and support to other Bookkeepers.
Melanie founded the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association (NZBAI) in 2010, under her leadership the Association has grown well, is consulted by strategic government agencies and recently signed a joint venture with ICB Global that will enable NZ Bookkeepers to join the global stage.
Succession planning and exit strategies is of particular interest as Bookkeeping and Beyond was sold in October 2016, and Melanie resigned as President of the NZBAI in December 2016
Melanie has enjoyed working closely with Small Business over the past 12 years and is always looking for process and the bigger picture for her clients to have a sustainable business with potential for growth and or succession.