The Astute Accounting Team

Introducing the friendly team at Astute Accounting Services.  We cater for small-medium sized businesses, rentals, investors and family trusts within Hamilton and around New Zealand.



Karen is a Director of Astute Accounting. She has been a Chartered Accountant since 1997, and spent most of this time working with Waikato businesses and farms. She has a great knowledge of our local Waikato industries as well as other industries around New Zealand.
She has a passion for start-up businesses and helping clients understand how to get started. She has two teenage children who also keep her busy with sports and dancing. In her spare time she loves to read, walk the dog and help out with the young people at her church.



Susan is a Director of Astute Accounting. She has worked in Business Advisory roles in CA firms for over 18 years. She has a keen interest in Business Strategy and growth, and has been involved in Business Education and CA Professional Programmes in various forums.
She has worked with small-medium sized businesses in various industries and believes that this wide exposure provides a breadth of business knowledge which adds value to our clients.
Susan has three children, ranging in age from 5 – 15 years, who keep her busy outside of the office. She enjoys exploring the great outdoors with the family, as well as helping out on the PTA & the happy madness of family life.



Heather is the practice and tax administrator and has over 15 years experience in this role.  She is one of the friendly staff who are able to assist you when you contact our office. Outside of work Heather enjoys being in the outdoors.



Margaret is originally from Zimbabwe, Africa, having moved to NZ in 2003 with her family.  She has over 20 years accounting experience and is responsible for preparing financial statements, income tax and GST returns for a wide variety of clients. Margaret is also a specialist in Banklink and Xero, and assists our clients with their software solutions.  When she’s not working, Margaret likes to enjoy the NZ outdoors with her family.



Our Accounts Assistant and administrator, Janine, has been working in this field for the past six years, coming to us after a career in banking. Her main task in the firm is preparing GST returns and tax returns. Outside of work, her family are avid sports supporters, which entails her sons activities and the national teams. For her own relaxation Janine enjoys cooking and reading.



Michelle has worked in Chartered Accountancy firms for over 16 years, having been an Accounting Technician since 2003. She is currently our Accounting Manager, with a broad range of accounting skills.
She has been working for Astute Accounting since July 2013.
Michelle has 3 children and enjoys an active lifestyle, where they attend many sporting events and triathlons.