At Ontrack Bookkeeping, we provide an alternative solution – so you do not have to spend your own valuable time doing your books, or have to hire staff to do it for you.
We have many years’ combined experience in the bookkeeping industry and are leaders in our field. As a member of the Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand(ATAINZ) and the NZ Bookkeepers Association (NZBAI), we are bound by a Code of Ethics, giving you greater security in the knowledge that our standards are second to none.
MEET THE TEAM
Di Crawford-ErringtonMANAGING DIRECTOR & SOLUTION PROVIDER
After more than 20 years working in a range of roles, including a technician for an accounting firm, a large corporate and many small businesses, Di founded Ontrack Bookkeeping in 2003.
She recognised a huge gap in the small-to-medium business market for a quality bookkeeping service. Many business owners had no idea where their businesses were at financially until they met with their accountant once a year.
“They are out there doing what they do really well and the numbers side of the business is usually the last thing they want to be doing, either they don’t like doing it, or they don’t know how. Their time is better spent focusing on the core aspects of the business.”
Di says she has loved seeing the business expand, from one client in 2003 to working with more than 200 businesses today, helping them to achieve sustainability and growth.
“I get such a buzz seeing the results. A lot of our clients have been with us for years, which is a testament to the cost-effective service we provide. The difference we make to our clients’ businesses is so rewarding. The weight taken off their shoulders, knowing their accounts are up-to-date, their IRD returns are all filed, and they know exactly where they are financially…”
Di is a not your regular office based bookkeeper. She is a cloud based bookkeeper extraordinaire, Xero Certified Partner, a Tax Agent and a Certified Bookkeeper with the NZ Bookkeepers Association. She also volunteers her time, previously as Treasurer for Dress For Success Northland and currently as President of the NZ Bookkeepers Association.
We have a fantastic team, who are all highly experienced. We are dedicated to providing a high level of service and support to our clients.
It’s Di’s job to secure new business, manage staff and take care of implementation of systems, training, sales, research and development. “One moment I’m the executive decision maker, the next I’m the general dogsbody.”
Outside work, she enjoys camping, reading, walking and hanging out with family and friends, having a barbecue of a summer evening.
Cheryl ThompsonOFFICE MANAGER
Cheryl joined the team as our Administration superstar in 2014. Cheryl keeps the office organised and ensures all the boxes are ticked – She is our glue. With an administration background in accounting firms and local business’s, her vast experience in a large range of businesses is extremely valuable.
She keeps the office systems streamlined and the work flowing smoothly, and in her spare time at work she enjoys being a bookkeeper.
Sharon SmithMOBILE BOOKKEEPER
Prior to joining the Ontrack team in February 2016, Sharon was dairy farming as well as doing administration and bookkeeping work for a number of local businesses. All this whilst raising a family.
Sharon is loving being a part of the Ontrack team and really enjoys the vast array of jobs that range from training clients, processing data and reconciling in various accounting packages , preparing GST returns, payroll and PAYE. She has especially enjoyed meeting new clients and helping them with their businesses.
“I find helping people with their businesses a real buzz – especially when they can see their results!”
Sharon spends time working onsite with clients and in the Ontrack office using Xero, Ace Payroll, MYOB and is capable in many other packages including Cash Manager.
“When I am not working I am volunteering for our local swimming club and helping with my children’s education, sports and various interests. I love spending time with my family and friends.”
Danielle was born in England and moved to NZ as an eight year old. She lives in the country with her partner and two children and is involved in the hockey world, previously having worked for Hockey Northland and also playing. Her experience with Hockey Northland has put her in good steed for fitting into the Ontrack team and continuing her education in the bookkeeping and payroll space.
Our weekends are taken up with sports for the whole family, working on our property and studying towards my Diploma in Accounting.
Ismae MeyerSenior Bookkeeper
With a strong background in bookkeeping and accounting, Ismae is excited to have joined the Ontrack team in June 2018. Based in Whangarei, her career in spreadsheets and numbers started at the age of 17 when she entered the vast world of construction and building as Accounts and Administration for PlaceMakers. Over the years, Ismae worked across all departments and quickly earned herself the unofficial title of ‘go-to-Ismae-for-everything’ Guru.
Ismae was promoted to the role of Finance and Administration Manager in 2012 which gave her experience of leading a team, as well as the fun stuff of processing the financial and accounting functions for the main Whangarei branch, it’s Mangawhai depot and Manufacturing plant. Following her tenure at PlaceMakers, Ismae spent time on the other side of the fence working for nationwide Kitset Housing brand, TRENZ Homes. In this role, Ismae offered support for the network of Licensees, Sales Consultants and Channel Partners based around New Zealand and the South Pacific in business systems and processes, as well as implementing efficiencies across the business.
Her experience in her trade based roles sets her perfectly for supporting our clients in those industries and beyond and we are lucky to have her onboard.
I believe you should surround yourself with people that compliment your strengths and enable your success. I’m so excited to join a team that is focussed on achieving results for others in their businesses!
Outside of work, you will find Ismae spending time socialising with friends and family, or getting outdoors in the winterless north sunshine whenever she can.