We have had an unusually high turnover of staff after many years of very low turnover.
Out with the "old"
We have sadly missed all of the following:
Janet Lacey - retired after more years than she cares to remember working for Accumulus and its predecessor firms. With grandchildren to look after her priorities have been changing!
Chris Hewlett - retired after the sale of their kiwifruit orchard, again after decades of working for Accumulus and its predecessor firms.
Maree Brown - was encouraged by a friend to apply for a job with a software firm in Auckland and was successful. Software has always been her forte having run a computer company in a past life. Maree had largely managed our transition to Xero.
Bev Oswald – retired after many decades of being a practicing accountant in Katikati, she has been winding down her workload over the last couple of years to the point where she now only has a very small involvement with Accumulus.
In with the "new"
Aileen Davey - an experienced CA joined us well over a year ago and has very much settled in to be a key member of the team.
Jemma Boud - joined us last September with an accounting degree. Jemma temporarily manned reception as an introduction to the workings of Accumulus but is now full time accounts and is rapidly gaining the practical experience that will ultimately see her gaining a CA qualification. .
Heather Taylor – also joined us last September having "retired" from working full time for a CA in Auckland. She decided that back to full time in Katikati was too much, but we are very grateful that she is continuing to work for us processing GST returns from home.
Melissa Western - not a newcomer but her quick learning and adaptability has seen her moving away from the administration and reception roles into accountancy services.
Jodie Langley - has experience of working for a CA firm and joined us this month as full time reception and administration to fill the gap left by Jemma and Melissa.
Despite all the changes above the majority of our staff are still the same faces you know (and hopefully love). In alphabetical order: Alan, Carey, Karl, Paul, Renae, Sheryl, Tracey, Viv, and Yvette. All with expanded brains to learn and adapt to the new computer systems!