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About Us

Business ideas begin with a spark, an opportunity, a passion.

For most people, it’s is about more than just solving a problem – they want their spark to thrive and grow. Yet too often they become constrained by time and knowledge.

Balanced works with people like this – people like you! We step in to give you time, mind and financial freedom. We take a load off, provide commercial savvy, become part of your team. We not only drive your product or service to the next level, we take your business along with us.

We are your partners in finance. Your partners in business. Your partners in success.

We’re an upbeat bunch of business brains
and we're here for you.

Meet the team and call us for a chat. We’re 10/10 friendly (& love a good dress-up).

PS: It’s dead-easy to change accountants – we can even manage the process for you. Give us a buzz today.

Paul Struckman

Director, CA

Paul Struckman

Director, CA

Paul has one motivation – to improve the lives of people in business. After 10 years at KPMG, Findex and NZME, Paul founded Balanced in 2013 with a focus on expert advice, leading-edge technology and close-knit client relationships. Come the weekend you’ll often find him up north, off grid, enjoying the simple life.
Paul has one motivation – to improve the lives of people in business. After 10 years at KPMG, Findex and NZME, Paul founded Balanced in 2013 with a focus on expert advice, leading-edge technology and close-knit client relationships.
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Darrin Brown

Director, CA

Darrin Brown

Director, CA

Darrin is known for making the complex world of finance simple. Having earned his stripes at Ernst & Young and a range of large corporates in NZ and the UK, he found his ultimate buzz was helping business owners truly understand their financials and make great commercial decisions.

Oh, and the man loves to run! Happiest in the hills – on foot or on skis – Darrin (aka Brownie) loves a mountain adventure.

Passionate about the environment, Darrin sits on the board of Wao – a charitable trust which aims to educate, inspire and enable New Zealand communities to accelerate towards a carbon-zero, regenerative future and beyond.

Darrin is known for making the complex world of finance simple. Having earned his stripes at EY and a range of corporates in NZ and the UK, he found his ultimate buzz was helping business owners understand their financials and make great commercial decisions.
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Kylie Dobson

Business Accountant

Kylie Dobson

Business Accountant

Kylie is a financial systems ninja. She digs streamlining processes to save people time, energy and money. Clients love her dedication, patience and compassion. We love her eclectic taste in music and eternal thirst for fresh pow. There’s every chance she’ll be reincarnated as a dirty ski bum.
Kylie is a financial systems ninja. She digs streamlining processes to save people time, energy and money. Clients love her dedication, patience and compassion. We love her eclectic taste in music and eternal thirst for fresh pow.
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Vicki Sanderson

Business Accountant

Vicki Sanderson

Business Accountant

Practical and funny, Vicki is all ears when it comes to understanding what it is you want to achieve and coming up with a plan to get it done.

Not only can she juggle oranges (fact), Vicki is a firm believer of looking at your business as a whole and thinking outside of the box in order to deliver the best solutions.

Practical and funny, Vicki is all ears when it comes to understanding what it is you want to achieve and coming up with a plan to get it done. She is a firm believer of looking at your business as a whole and thinking outside of the box in order to deliver the best solutions.
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Gemma Cook

Accountant

Gemma Cook

Accountant

If Gemma wasn’t so damn good at her job, she would probably be a dreadlocked drum player. Alas for the music scene, Gemma excels at technical problem solving and solution finding. She loves giving clients the tools and knowledge to take an active role in the financial side of their business.
If Gemma wasn’t so damn good at her job, she would probably be a dreadlocked drum player. She loves giving clients the tools and knowledge to take an active role in the financial side of their business.
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Sarah Morse

PA/ Administrator

Sarah Morse

PA/ Administrator

Don’t be fooled by her sweet demeanour – Sarah can shred it with the best. When she’s not wrangling our two delightful directors, you’ll find her hitting the trails on her mountain bike. Funny and driven, Sarah goes above and beyond to ensure Balanced runs smoothly.
Don't be fooled by her sweet demeanour – Sarah can shred it with the best. When she’s not wrangling our two delightful directors, you’ll find her hitting the trails on her mountain bike.
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Ainslie Gemmell

Assistant Accountant

Ainslie Gemmell

Assistant Accountant

As happy cutting shapes on the D-floor as she is singing backup vocals for her musician mates, Ainz is a pro at turning bookkeeping carnage into orderly calm. She loves working with passionate business owners and being part of a team dedicated to providing great one-on-one service to each and every client.
As happy cutting shapes on the D-floor as she is singing backup vocals for her musician mates, Ainz is a seasoned pro at turning bookkeeping carnage into orderly calm.
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Anusha Boddapati

Senior Accountant

Anusha Boddapati

Senior Accountant

Anusha is our creative cat, with a love of music, painting and writing. Her interest in sustainable agriculture almost saw her pursue a career in farming! Lucky for us, she’s loves being an integral part of her clients’ businesses, helping them interpret, prepare and plan their financials.
Anusha is our creative cat, with a love of music, painting and writing. She’s loves being an integral part of her clients’ businesses, helping them interpret, prepare and plan their financials.
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Sammy Lane

Accountant

Sammy Lane

Accountant

Sammy rocks! Bio coming soon…
Sammy rocks! Bio coming soon...
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Kelly Brown

Sustainability & Brand

Kelly Brown

Sustainability & Brand

With a zest for life and a passion for sustainability, Kelly is our Queen of Carbon. When she’s not helping businesses calculate, reduce and offset their carbon emissions, you’ll find her telling our story.

Kelly’s super power is the ten-minute power nap. Her claim to fame is winning the annual Balanced Trophy two years in a row. #worldfamousinwānaka

With a zest for life and a passion for sustainability, Kelly is our Queen of Carbon. When she's not helping businesses calculate, reduce and offset their emissions, you'll find her telling our story.
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Contact us

To find out more about how we could help your business – or how easy it is to change accountants – leave us a message using this form, call us for a chat on 0800 422 526, or email us on . Nice one!