Accountants Studio is run by a New Zealand based company, Learn Accounting NZ Ltd, set up by Andrea Thompson. Together with her brother, Murray, they have over thirty years of experience in the accounting profession in large organisations, smaller private practices, and non-profits.
Learn Accounting NZ Ltd also offers the product “Rental Coach” (www.rentalcoach.co.nz) which is an e-learning training system for landlords who want to understand the numbers of their rental property and potentially prepare their own tax return. To read more about this course, see our write-up here.
Andrea has been the lead trainer at BDO at New Plymouth, setting up the in-house training programme and training approximately 40 new staff members during her time there. As well as her Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University she also holds a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) from Bethlehem Tertiary Institute. This has helped equip her with the necessary skills to set up Accountants Studio which is focused on training new staff members in accountancy firms.
She has also had experience in small practices involved in general commercial, rentals, farming, and was working in Australia when the country implemented their GST system.
Murray has been an investigations officer at the Inland Revenue Department, a senior accountant at a private accounting practice, and for five years the finance director of a large charity. He is currently also working for a charitable company which provides accountancy services to Churches and other non-profit organisations within New Zealand and also teaching two accounting papers at a local tertiary insitute.
He has a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accountancy) through Massey University and is currently working towards a Post Graduate dipolma of Business Enterprise through Southland Insitute of Technology.
We would love for you to get in touch with us to discuss your training needs. Click here to contact us or give us a call on 06 281 1540.
Our other brand in the Learn Accounting NZ Ltd family is "Rental Coach". This has courses that are suitable for landlords who want to upskill themselves and understand the numbers of their rental property better. Visit the website here.