About Office Angels
The establishment and development of Office Angels (NZ) Ltd (Office Angels) can be attributed to Cathleen and Kim Meichtry. It is now under the ownership of Claire and Ian Ashworth who are determined to continue the great work that began a decade ago.
Cathleen has spent most of her working life in accountancy positions in both accountants’ offices and private companies. She started C Burt Accounting Software and Support in 2003, which continued until the formation of Office Angels (NZ) Ltd in 2007.
While trading as C Burt Accounting Software Support, Cathleen consulted with clients regarding their accounting software requirements. She sold, installed, set up, trained and provided ongoing support for programmes like NZA Gold, Aurora One, MYOB and QuickBooks. She also helped with any accounting issues pertaining to the software.
Cathleen observed there was a shortage of suitably experienced bookkeepers in the market place. After due consideration Cathleen and her husband, Kim, who has a background in finance, sales and marketing, started Office Angels in 2007 offering Bookkeeping and Accounting Software Consultancy services.
In 2010, again in response to a perceived need in the marketplace, Annual Financial Accounts, Tax returns and Business Mentoring were added to the range of services provided.
Elizabeth Matuschka was the first Angel to join the team in August 2007. There have been a number of Angels over the past five years. Currently the team includes Dawn Middleton who started in June 2012, Odele Welsh joined in February 2013, and Karen Dijk most recently in 2016.
Claire and Ian Ashworth bought Office Angels in 2017. Recognising the fantastic reputation it has built and the amazing journey the business has taken, they have retained all employees to ensure continuity to our valued clients.
Office Angels is committed to recruiting the best people with the appropriate skills, experience, presentation and attitude. Ongoing training ensures all Office Angels are up to date with the latest developments in accounting software and accountancy. A career path is available, should an Office Angel wish to become an accounting specialist, software consultant, or business improvement advisor.
Our goal is to always exceed our clients’ expectations.