Queenstown

Here at Sidekick we’re Xero accountants that are at the forefront of the cloud computing revolution in the accounting industry. We’re technology-minded and love recommending new software and services to help make your business run more smoothly. We’ve always been a forward-looking company, helping our clients see where they’re going rather than giving them a backwards-looking summary of where they’ve already been.

Our clients love that we speak their language and make an effort to really ‘get’ what their business is about. Sidekick is at your side with the advice you need, when and where you need it. At the end of the day what we do is pretty simple – we want to help you be more successful. If you’re looking for a modern team of Queenstown accountants, feel free to get in touch. 

We invite you to book an appointment, pick up the phone, shoot us an email or drop by for a chat if you’re in Queenstown. Or, you can just fill in the form below to send us a message directly.

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PO Box 2112, Wakatipu, Queenstown 9349

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    Meet the Queenstown Team

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    Director

    Lisa Lines

    Director

    James Swaney

    Client Relationship Manager

    Sarah Veasey

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    Adviser

    Ric Thorpe

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    Group Operations Manager

    Julie Copland

    Group Marketing Coordinator

    Victoria Hay

    Accountant

    Joy Mulrey

    Director

    Lisa Lines

    Lisa looks after our many and varied Queenstown clients which include tradies, travel agencies, rental agencies, doctors, not-for-profits, and many others.

    Lisa has a strong background in accounting with qualifications from Otago University and extensive experience with various Chartered Accounting firms, plus a long stint at Spark in Wellington. But Lisa’s not just about numbers, her main strength is supporting clients as a business advisor with forward planning and budgeting.

    Lisa’s farming background has stood her in good stead, and our clients appreciate her genuine, friendly, helpful and down to earth attitude.

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    Director

    James Swaney

    James is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and studied at Lincoln University to gain a BCom, majoring in Accounting, Finance and Information Technology.

    James spent over four years working in the motor vehicle industry in Timaru, before becoming a Chartered Accountant.
    Looking at the big picture, setting goals and helping clients plan to achieve those goals are what James enjoys most about his job.

    When James is not in the office he is usually spending time with his family, and sometimes out on the squash court or race track. James is also a big rugby, cricket and motor sport fan.

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    Client Relationship Manager

    Sarah Veasey

    Sarah is the Client Relationship Manager in the Wanaka office!

    She grew up right here in Wanaka from age 10 – and has been here 18 years! She now lives here with her two kids, Jacob and Alandria.

    Sarah loves to play sport, mainly play netball and futsal. She’s also a bit of a gym and CrossFit bunny – and she’s off to the Gold Coast in October to compete in the Spartan race.

    Previously, Sarah worked for Kiwibank in Wanaka, for 4 ½ years and even before that she worked as a barista with Keighley from Sidekick Wanaka office!

    We’re stoked to have Sarah as part of the team!

    Adviser

    Ric Thorpe

    Ric Thorpe is one of the owners of Sidekick Chartered Accountancy group. Ric is one of the leads in the 20 strong Christchurch team as well as assisting the Sidekick group across the South Island, which now has offices in 8 locations and over 60 team members (with an additional 17+ overseas). Ric has been instrumental in fostering the incredible family-like team culture at Sidekick and helping grow the businesses by spreading the word of Fixed-Fee, Modern Accountancy across the country. Ric has also held  roles in governance and strategy for not-for-profit organisations, membership organisations such as the Christchurch Business Club, as well as within the Sidekick Group.

    Traditionally Ric has been at the front end of Sidekick as the sales expert, building referral networks and solution partners across many industries. Since 2020 Ric has been predominantly Christchurch based (which can largely be attributed to the Covid-19 situation). Now Ric’s role is a mix between sales and consulting to small and medium businesses. Working with clients mostly to help them grow! His expertise lie in sales, establishing a strategy, pitching and most importantly, closing!

    More time in Christchurch has provided a great opportunity to focus on internal projects, including team development and the SidekickTV channel, where Ric interviews local business people about a variety of hot topics in economic discourse.

    A key thing for Ric is culture. If you have the right people and they all have a common purpose along with respect and love for one another, your business should thrive!

    Group Operations Manager

    Julie Copland

    Whilst also being a Chartered Accountant, Julie has a passion for projects and improving business processes. Julie works across the Sidekick Group to find better and smarter ways to work.

    After attending Lincoln University, Julie was in the New Zealand Airforce where she was a Logistics Officer, organising the deployment of both staff and equipment within New Zealand and around the world. She then moved home to Canterbury to pursue Accounting and has since had roles in a Chartered Accounting firm in Ashburton, as a Management Accountant for Ravensdown, and then more lately Midlands Apiaries.

    Outside of work Julie loves playing squash and netball, travelling, and spending time with her husband Dan and son Thomas.

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    Group Marketing Coordinator

    Victoria Hay

    Victoria is a digital marketing guru, her most recent position was with Harrison Bloy as their Digital Marketing Manager. She has a Bachelor of Design specialising in multimedia. She has recently returned from a 5 month break where she hiked the full Te Araroa trail (3,000 kms from Cape Reinga to Bluff), a pretty amazing feat! Other than tramping Victoria is also a keen runner and horse rider. Victoria will be based in the Christchurch office and possibly a bit from home & Selwyn too.

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    Accountant

    Joy Mulrey

    Meet Joy, our brilliant accountant who keeps our finances in top shape. With experience at Fergburger and MedRecruit, plus running her own bookkeeping business, she brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Joy holds a Law Degree (LLB) and is currently pursuing her Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification. When she’s not crunching numbers, you can find her on the netball court, exploring new travel destinations, or soaking up the beauty of Queenstown, which she proudly calls home.

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