Our People

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

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.

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Darrin Brown

Director, CA

Darrin Brown

Director, CA

Darrin (aka Brownie) is known for making the complex world of finance simple. Proactive, energetic and compassionate, he gets a buzz out of helping owners truly understand their business financials. When he’s not cracking bad dad jokes with the kids, you’ll find him in the mountains – running, biking and skiing.

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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 oodles of 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.

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.

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.

Cherieve Payne

Assistant Accountant

Cherieve Payne

Assistant Accountant

Put simply, Cherieve loves people. In her role at Balanced, this translates to taking accounting and business admin off clients’ plates to make their life easier. Incredibly kind and generous, Cherieve builds long-lasting relationships effortlessly. Everyone knows that she has their back.

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 or motorbike. Funny and driven, Sarah goes above and beyond to ensure Balanced runs smoothly.