ADMIN ARMY ARE YOUR TROOPS ON THE GROUND
WE MAKE SURE THAT THE TASKS THAT KEEP YOUR BUSINESS MOVING ARE DELIVERED ON TIME AND EXACTLY AS YOU WANT THEM
THIS IS ADMIN ARMY
Small and medium businesses are often resource hungry beasts. They gobble up time and energy with their constant appetite for admin, paperwork and bookkeeping. If you’re caught up in the battle to control your business, you may find that feeding the beast eats up all your time, energy and resources.
Admin Army are your troops on the ground. We make sure that the tasks that keep your business moving are delivered on time and exactly as you want them. Our highly skilled remote team of bookkeepers, payroll experts, accountants and virtual assistants are here to help as your partners: giving you the backup you need to keep control your business and stay focused on future growth.
MEET THE ADMIN ARMY TEAM
CEO & FOUNDER | AVOCADO LOVER | REFORMED CONTROL FREAK
Once upon a time, way back in 2016, I decided to challenge myself and start a business called Admin Army. Little did I know that 5+ years later, I would be at the helm of running a machine!
While my role in the early days of Admin Army included absolutely everything. These days I’m responsible for operational oversight of the business, making sure that everything runs smoothly, our clients are happy and that we are charging ahead towards our strategic goals. I also have a particular passion for building a strong culture within our team – where everyone is empowered to show up each day to be the best version of themselves and deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.
My background in businesses of various sizes, as well as not for profit organisations, sees me well-qualified to work in partnership with our clients. My focus is helping clients to achieve their goals while supporting their business growth.
I am a Master Bookkeeper through the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers, a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and a master of the art of administrative control. When I’m not 100% focused on delivering the best product and service, I’m keeping a tactical eye on the future growth of the Admin Army business.
I also take time to practise what I preach; believing in downtime from Admin Army and the benefits that come from maintaining a work-life balance. When I’m away from my desk, I can be found exploring the countryside with Gryff; or rereading the Harry Potter books (books > movies) and creating HP Lego masterpieces (I’m a big fan!).
PAYROLL MANAGER | OWNER OF BLIND CAT CALLED FISH
I am an experienced accounts all-rounder having started my journey into the world of Taxation and Accounts with a role at IRD where I specialised in GST, PAYE and KiwiSaver. I then worked for an Accounting firm for three years, managing payroll for 10-15 clients per week and assisting our customers to convert onto payroll systems, as well as managing bookkeeping services for a number of clients.
I then relocated to the UK, where I was the sole Payroll Administrator for a group of colleges with a staff base of 650+ employees.
I bring not only a range of accounting expertise, but a strong administrative background through my work in clinical research roles with the Ministry of Health and Waikato University. I have a Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology and Social Policy, but have worked in accounts since leaving university.
I enjoy balancing messy accounts, as well as presenting compliant and accurate business data to allow informed decision making and to smooth year-end processing. I am passionate about helping people and enjoy all the opportunities that bookkeeping affords me in this area.
On the weekend you will find me sipping a glass of pinot, at the beach or cooking up a storm with my chef-partner.
Get to know more about Bonnie here.
QUALITY LEAD | NOT A FAN OF CORIANDER
The past 15 years have seen me working in a range of different roles including finance, executive admin, leadership and project management. These roles have been in both large not for profit organisations and small business.
My role within Admin Army sees all of this experience pulled together and used to ensure that all our clients are getting the best solution, to allow them to focus on their goals.
I am known for being very particular about detail, and have a passion for quality and finding better ways to do things. A firm believer in the old saying ‘work smarter, not harder’.
When I am away from the office you will often find me spending time with friends and family or enjoying the slower pace, taking the time to read or enjoying the mesmerizing sound of waves at the beach.
Get to know more about Haylee here.
ACCOUNTING SERVICE SUPPORT MANAGER | TIME LORD
I am a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law.
I spent my early career in an Accounting Practice then I moved into the Finance industry as a Senior Accountant and then later as the Operations Manager.
My specialty would be Accounting (obviously!) but also relationship building and management. I enjoy engaging all areas within a business to ensure effective and efficient outcomes are achieved.
What I love about bookkeeping and the admin support service we offer to our clients is that we are changing the way the Accounting industry operates and I am excited to be leading the pack when it comes to outsourcing innovation.
I have 2 small children (3 if you include the dog!) so I don’t have much spare time! However, when I am not working, my family and I like to go to the beach and enjoy everything coastal living has to offer.
Get to know more about Lorna here.
VIRTUAL ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER
Over the past 12 years I have worked for a range of different industries from Tourism to Manufacturing.
This has enabled me to be adaptable and experienced in a range of administration, accounting, sales, marketing, social media and website development tasks.
I am passionate about supporting small businesses and assisting them to get their systems to run smoothly and efficiently. Leaving them the time to focus on their core business goals.
In my spare time I love to get outdoors. You’ll find me exploring a new walking track, swimming spot or relaxing at a peaceful campsite.
Get to know more about Lauren here.
BOOKKEEPING TEAM LEADER | SUPERSTAR
I have a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Accounting and Economics from The University of the South Pacific. I am also a Xero Certified Advisor.
With 10+ years experience across the telecommunications, outsourcing, IT and government sectors, I have in-depth knowledge in both payables and receivables, fixed asset management and maintenance of general ledgers.
Since joining the Admin Army family, I have further expanded my skill set to include accounting system conversions, remedial work and the best part – Xero software. With excellent problem-solving skills and a high attention to detail, I am the team’s go-to guy for any gnarly reconciliation work required.
The best thing about bookkeeping is the opportunity to learn about how different businesses operate and the broad range of accounting treatments this exposes me to.
When I’m not working, I love watching soccer and rugby.
Get to know more about Ronit here.
BOOKKEEPER | FASHIONISTA
I have a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Economics from The University of the South Pacific, and I am a Xero Certified Advisor.
Prior to joining Admin Army, my previous experience includes roles as a Finance Assistant in the higher education industry and an Assistant Accountant for an accounting firm. I credit my role in the higher education industry with providing the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of procurement, project finance and data analysis.
I work with Admin Army clients on a daily basis assisting with their accounts payable, accounts receivable, and bank reconciliations. I also work closely with our Business Support Manager to assist in onboarding new clients, ensuring their accounts are up to date and best practice is implemented across their bookkeeping processes.
Bookkeeping allows me to work across a wide range of entities and see them succeed.
However, bookkeeping does not hold the #1 place in my heart – I am a passionate dog lover!
Get to know more about Deepika here.
SENIOR BOOKKEEPER | SPIRIT ANIMAL
I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Economics from The University of the South Pacific and I am also a Xero Certified Advisor and have certificate in Information Technology.
Before joining the elite team of Admin Army, I was a Graduate Accountant for a Tertiary Education Institute at which my core tasks involved Management Reports, Reconciliations and Budgets. I was also a Graduate Accountant for a manufacturing firm prior to that, where my area of focus was mostly towards operations involving Accounts Payable/Receivable, Financial Reports and Statutory Lodgments.
Using my previous experiences as an opportunity to transition smoothly into Admin Army, I was able to have a more thorough, in-depth understanding towards the needs and requirements of the clients accounting practices, at the same time trying to achieve maximum optimization. The best part about bookkeeping and working with Admin Army is working with an eclectic team and a very unique set of clients, which keeps you on your toes, not knowing what to expect and out of the box thinking while executing my bookkeeping duties.
If not bookkeeping, I’ll be either travelling and socializing or call in a lazy day binging and napping. There is no in between!
Get to know more about Hasheel here.
ACCOUNTANT | ANIME FANBOY
I have a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Economics from the University of South Pacific.
Before starting with Admin Army, I was working for an Australian tax agent firm. Working in this international firm has provided a lot of exposure and experience with the different software options that are available to use and also the accounting procedures that are followed.
My bookkeeping speciality, thanks to my previous experience with taxes, would be GST and EOM checks and bank reconciliations.
I love bookkeeping as it is the basis of all other accounting practises to follow. Taking to the task of analysing source documents, recording transactions and reconciling accounts for different clients and users provides an interesting and fun challenge each day.
When I’m not working you’ll find me outdoors perfecting my Archery skills – a huge passion of mine!
Get to know more about Anit here.
BOOKKEEPER | SQUAD LEADER
I have a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Banking from the University of The South Pacific. I have started off with CPA foundation units from February 2021. I am also a Xero Certified Advisor.
Prior to joining Admin Army, I started my career as an Accounts Officer in one of the IT Service Providers in Fiji. Later I was promoted as an Internal Auditor within the same organisation. As this organisation was a Retail business, I gained experience both in the field and with the backend tasks.
I believe I have several bookkeeping specialties and those would be working with numbers, having attention to detail, and communicating with clients.
The best part about bookkeeping and back-office support is that I can help my clients become more financially sound so that they know their numbers each month and I can assist them in identifying where the problem and success areas are.
If I’m not bookkeeping, then I’ll be either going out for squash sessions or travelling wherever and whenever I can!
Get to know more about Arti here.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel Management and a Certificate of Professional Development in Human Resource Generalist, both of which I received from the University of the South Pacific.
I have a wide range of experience from my previous roles, of which were Administrative Assistant at a local café, Executive Assistant at Six Senses here in Fiji, as well as some internships at Six Senses and the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort.
I really enjoy working with people and being able to assist them achieve their business goals. I love learning new things and being able to support clients by assisting them with administrative tasks which helps in the smooth operation of their business.
I enjoy outdoor activities with my husband, reading a book or simply having a Harry Potter movie marathon!
Get to know more about Francine here.
I am currently completing my Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Management. I have a Diploma in Management and I am also a Xero Certified Advisor.
My previous role was as an Accountant with an Australian Accounting firm. l have experience working as an Accountant for 4 years in Australian taxation system. I am also quite knowledgeable with various accounting practices and in using several accounting softwares.
I credit my previous work experience as an Accountant which has developed my bookkeeping skills and knowledge around bank reconciliation, accounts payables, receivables and so forth.
My Bookkeeping role at Admin Army allows me to interact with clients of different industries and work well with them using their taxation systems.
When I am away from my bookkeeping duties, l love to play table tennis and badminton.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting from MDU University.
My previous role was as a Data Operator for Streamline. Prior to this, I was the Relationship Manager in Globiva. I have always wanted to make sense of and analyze data, so I joined the Bookkeeping field of work. For I believe that Bookkeeping is the most significant step in the Accounting process.
When it comes to work experience and life, I feel that Bookkeeping is a fun career to pursue if you have a passion for numbers and details.
I am beyond thrilled to be part of Admin Army as a Bookkeeper. For me, it is like a puzzle waiting to be solved! The research is something I enjoy doing.
I like to spend my leisure time either binge watching my favourite tv shows or listening to music or podcasts.
With an MBA in Finance and over 10+ years’ experience across a range of accounting roles, from financial analysis to financial account preparation (and everything in-between), I bring a range of skills to the Admin Army team and the accounting practices we support.
I love bookkeeping and accounts finalization. Numbers, financial planning and budgeting are my happy place.
I learn quickly and adapt easily to changes, which sees me well placed to work alongside a wide range of clients.
When I’m not crunching numbers, I love listening to music and cooking up a spice-tastic storm!
I have a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) and I am also a Xero Certified Advisor, as well as being PayHero Certified.
Prior to joining Admin Army, I started my career as an accounts officer in a freight company, I have also had hands-on experience working in the manufacturing industry as well. My previous roles have given me the ability to operate with a high standard of accuracy and quality.
Being part of Admin Army has given me the opportunity to step into a challenging role where I can contribute to the growth and success of a team, our clients and Admin Army itself. My speciality lies in taking initiative and exploring new adventures in accounting by collecting, examining and assembling information to make knowledgeable decisions and help communicate client needs efficiently.
The awesome part about working at Admin Army is the constant ability to learn new things and build my skills as a problem solver.
“Accountability breeds response-ability”
In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and do some yoga meditation to relax my mind and soul.
Get to know more about Sweta here.
I suppose you could consider me to be a knowledge seeker. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations & Management and Public Administration), Post Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Management and Public Administration) and Master of Commerce (Management and Public Administration). I love learning and completed my Master’s when I was 24 which had been my goal – once I set my mind to something there’s no stopping me.
My passion lies in looking for strategic and innovative ways to contribute value to Admin Army and our clients. I enjoy interacting with a wide variety of people and consider every interaction is a learning opportunity for me. One of the things that I love about Admin Army is that it’s constantly growing and seeking to change itself for the better. There is never a dull moment at Admin Army!
On the outside, I am an introvert – but watch out! Once I get comfortable, I am a force to be reckoned with! In my free time, I love to watch movies, travel and eat pizza at all times of the day. Pizza is bae! 🍕
I hold a Higher Education Diploma in Management. My background consists of a variety of administration and management roles. Starting early on as a HR assistant and progressing to a key account manager role, executive assistant and facilities manager. I credit these roles to enhancing my client management skills, allowing me to quickly understand their requirements and provide timely and efficient services.
If I was to give you one piece of advice, it would be to do what makes you smile. There is nothing more important than inner peace.
My passion for my role at Admin Army comes from the opportunity it provides me to absorb as much information and knowledge as possible. This not only assists me in achieving my personal goals, but also allows me to provide support to our clients with confidence and accuracy.
Out of work I love to travel and explore, cook and play games.
Secret fact about me: I don’t like having my photo taken – so enjoy the one you get to see of me here. 🙂
BOOKKEEPER | SQUAD LEADER
With a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Master of Professional Accounting, along with four years of experience working with clients in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, I bring an in-depth knowledge of best practice bookkeeping to the team.
I love working with numbers as they always challenge you to think and analyse. Working as a bookkeeper allows me to constantly stretch my analysis muscle, solve problems and understand how different businesses operate.
When I’m not working, you can find me fan-girling over Korean dramas while passionately disliking green bell peppers. Other bell peppers are fine, but the green ones have a weird taste. You heard it here first!
I have a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) and am currently pursuing my Master of Commerce.
Over the past five years I have been providing bookkeeping support to businesses in the UK and Canada using both Xero and QuickBooks. Technical tasks give me joy, which is how I found my love of accounting and bookkeeping.
Being part of the Admin Army team allows me to showcase my skills and build my career in an organisation that truly appreciates me. In turn, my experience ensures we’re delivering great outcomes to our clients and also growing Admin Army itself.
In my spare time, I love to travel and explore new locations, solve Suduku puzzles to sharpen my mind, sing and dance and cook depending on my mood and what I feel like.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) and bring over six years accounting experience to the Admin Army team. I am excited to be part of a growing team that will allow me to grow within it.
I love working with data and consider my analytical skills to be my greatest strengths.
I consider myself to be a simple person who thinks a lot about the future and I love eating simple food cooked by my Mother.
ACCOUNTANT | MR SPREADSHEET
I hold a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Commerce in Finance qualifications.
With 9 years of experience, I bring great knowledge about accounting and taxation to Admin Army. I love playing with numbers and financial data. So, making the FS and getting a complete idea about the business excites me a lot.
The thing that I love most about Admin Army is that I get immense support from the Managers and team members which gives me a comfortable spot in the organisation and this contributes to my learning, contributing, and excelling.
When I am not working, you will find me doing mechanical fix-works or online gaming. I am also known to be the famous weekend chef to my family! I love traveling to new places particularly trekking and hiking mountains as I love being really close to nature which usually helps me to meet new people and make friends.
I love eating Mutton Rogan Josh because it feeds my soul and a little secret about me is that – oh wait, that’s still a secret.
With a CA Intermediate from ICAI and a Bachelor of Commerce, I’m a lover of all things involving the finalisation of accounts and tax.
For someone who enjoys every moment in life I’m extremely happy to be part of the team/company which ensures work goes with fun. I never back down on challenges and I also enjoy learning new concepts.
My leisure time is mostly spent on traveling, trying out new dishes as I’m a complete foodie.
The one thing people don’t know about me…hmmm…if I say it, it will be revealed!
I have a Diploma in Human Resources Management from Fiji National University.
My wide range of experience in providing customer service, administration, and data entry from my previous roles, I believe makes me the perfect fit for Admin Army .
The thing I love most is how teamwork is ingrained in the Admin Army work culture; everyone is always looking out for their colleagues. I found the management very supportive from day one and everyone was so nice that I had to pinch myself to believe it!
I live for new experiences; I’ve swum with sharks and travelled extensively within Fiji. If you ever need travel advice, hit me up! I also have a passion for young people who are homeless. It’s a joy seeing someone make 180 degrees turn and create a better future for themselves.
I am what the Myer-Briggs personality test classifies as an INFJ personality type, so a split between an introvert and an extrovert. In my leisure time, I love jogging and setting up a bonfire on the beach. During the day, you would either find me in the kitchen cooking spicy Asian dishes or scavenging thrift shops (where else you would find genuine Prada, Pinko &Gucci bags for FJD$2)
I could eat well seasoned crispy Southern fried chicken all day, every day! I could never understand why someone would torture themselves eating bitter gourd (karela), WHY?
ACCOUNTING TEAM LEAD
I’m a qualified Cost and Management Accountant and a member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. I bring 12 years of core accounting experience to the Admin Army team.
I’m passionate about working alongside my team to ensure we operate efficiently and with a client-centric approach.
When I’m not crunching numbers, you can find me watching movies, reading books, or getting my hands dirty on the farm. I also share my accounting expertise by teaching and giving guest lectures at colleges in India.
Fun fact: I’m a bit of a rebel when it comes to alcohol and I rarely consume it, and even my family doesn’t know about it.🤫 And when it comes to food, I love my non-veg but I don’t consume pure-veg food at all.🤢
Get to know more about Surya here.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce and am a CA Intermediate with ICAI.
With over three years of experience as an Accounts Executive, I bring a wealth of knowledge in bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivables, preparing GST & PAYE returns and more.
One of the things I love most about Admin Army is the support and dedication towards work. I love being part of such a great team.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me exploring life to the fullest by visiting different places, trying new cuisines, or playing badminton with my family and friends.
I’m passionate about providing accuracy in the work that I do because I believe that accuracy in financial statements is crucial for the true picture of a business.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me watching horror movies or painting. I love being creative! I’m open to every situation or opportunity that comes my way and I never give up! And when it comes to food, I love sweets & cakes because I believe what you take is what you give to others, so eat whatever makes you happy and try to keep everyone around you happy always! 😊
I have a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting. I bring more than 4 years of experience in dealing with Australian clients to the Admin Army team.
The thing I like most about being part of Admin Army is the teamwork we have here. Everyone is so supportive and helpful, it’s like my second family. I’m passionate about the work that I do, facing daily challenges and learning how to overcome them.
In my spare time, I love watching web series, talking with friends, and spending time with my family.
My favorite vegetable is carrots because eating carrots is good for eyesight and health.
A little secret about me is that I’m an introvert but once you get to know me, I bet you’ll love me 😊
I’ve got a Diploma in Business Management from the Hospitality Standards Institute and over three years of experience overseeing payroll in a multi-store organization, plus two years as a Payroll Officer in the recruitment industry. So, you could say I’m a natural fit for Admin Army.
Being part of this team is like being on a winning sports team – even though we work remotely, the teamwork vibe is always present. I’m surrounded by passionate, knowledgeable, and supportive individuals.
When I’m not crunching numbers and handling payroll duties, you can find me traveling the world, trying new foods, and experimenting with new recipes. I’m also a quiz team enthusiast and a cuddler of my furry best friend.🐶
Now, for the fun stuff: I’ve got a hidden talent – I met David Copperfield in Las Vegas and even got pulled on stage for one of his acts! Can you believe it? And, even though I’m not a fan of raw tomatoes, give me some sun-dried or in sauce form and I’ll devour it in no time.
As a seasoned professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and 7 years of experience in bookkeeping, taxation, automation and process improvement, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. With a diverse client base including US, UK, Canadian and Australian clients, I am confident in my ability to help clients streamline their financial processes.
At Admin Army, I appreciate the opportunity to work remotely, collaborate with a supportive team and be part of a dynamic work culture, but don’t let my love for crunching numbers fool you, I am a multi-faceted individual with a passion for the arts. I enjoy immersing myself in fiction novels, both romantic, criminal and have a fondness for music and dancing. When I’m not working, I can be found traveling to scenic locations near bodies of water.
I am one of Admin Army’s Directors, as well as the CEO and one of the Founders of Streamline Business Group (Admin Army’s parent company). A serial entrepreneur, I previously founded and listed Solutions Dynamics on the NZX in 2004.
I have a huge passion for ‘streamlining’ client back-office processes, so you can concentrate on the hard work of making money!
When I’m not busy planning our next strategic mission, I can be found hiking in this beautiful country of ours or exploring the world through travel.
DEMOLITION EXPERT | FOUNDING TEAM MEMBER
Every Army needs a demolition expert and Admin Army is no exception. A German Shepherd/Husky by breeding: Gryff joined the team in August 2016 and has been running office demolitions ever since. He’s also Head of Document Destruction and takes care of our social club.
When Gryff isn’t hard at work being a personality to be reckoned with; he can be found chasing his ball, doing tricks for treats, or hunting sky grapes.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“If I had to do it all now, it would take me 10-12 hours per week. I’m now free to do other stuff and better serve the organisation. I can just flick you an email and you just get it (what I’m asking), and it’s done, even if I don’t know how to do it.”
HAWKES BAY HOCKEY
“I had never even considered that this (payroll) was something that I could outsource. I jumped at the opportunity to hand this task over to someone I trusted.”
“I engaged Admin Army to support my business in September 2018 with an objective to improve cash flow and create time for me to focus my skill set on other areas of the business. I have been in business as a sole trader since 2006 and recognised that to achieve business growth, outsourcing this support was critical.”
“Time is the biggest saving! Not having to worry about it frees up mental headspace. Tasks that need to be done just get done; we don’t have to think about it – and it’s done to the standard we would do it ourselves.”