Meet ICNZB Certified Bookkeeper™, Melanie Jones. 

Melanie has been a member since February 2020 and is based in Auckland.

Melanie Jones is the owner of Hassle Free Bookkeeping which has operated since 2018.  Melanie is passionate about helping her clients succeed and has spent over 30 years in a variety of finance-based roles, including Auditing and Accounting. She has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance and is a Registered Financial Advisor.

Melanie joined ICNZB in 2020 as a Certified Bookkeeper and in June 2022, volunteered to take over the role of Auckland Regional Director.  She is currently thriving on the challenge of getting to meet each and every ICNZB Bookkeeper in the region. 

We recently asked Melanie some questions about her bookkeeping journey; the best advice she has ever received and a few "icebreaker" questions.  Here is what she had to say:

Why did you become a bookkeeper?

While working with different business’s, I realised business owners would really benefit from support and guidance on managing their accounts daily and monthly rather than once a year with the accountant.”

What do you enjoy most about bookkeeping?

The diversity within a days work. I love engaging with so many different business owners in various industries.”

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

This is my business and I run it my way."

What is your favorite time of the day and why?

4am -the world is asleep and this is when I am the most productive.”

If you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Lemon Meringue Pie- YUM!!”

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Xero, DEXT, Bank App"

What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics?

High Jump and 100m sprint"

What is your favourite place of all the places you have travelled?

Great Bend in Kansas"

To find out more about Melanie and the services she offers, visit her website here


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