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    Meet the Rangiora Team

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    Chartered Accountant Rangiora
    Director

    Jason Stapley

    Chartered Accountant Rangiora
    Client Services Manager

    Jayne

    Chartered Accountant Rangiora
    Accountant

    Katie Moratti

    Chartered Accountant Christchurch Queenstown Rangiora Selwyn
    Adviser

    Ric Thorpe

    Sidekick Legal Ashburton Queenstown
    Legal Specialist

    Kirsten Maclean

    Software Specialist Ashburton Christchurch Queenstown
    Software Specialist

    Josh Wilson

    Director

    Jason Stapley

    A Chartered Accountant since 2009, Jason has experience in a Big 4 accounting firm, a large Australian privately held property group, and before joining Sidekick in 2018 was the Financial Controller for Mike Greer Homes.

    Alongside his experience in the property sector, Jason enjoys helping clients achieve success in the construction industry and meeting people who have an entrepreneurial mindset.

    Jason enjoys spending time with his young family on his lifestyle property in Mandeville, playing social football, and watching most sports, especially cricket on the telly!

    :BCom, CA, CPP

    Client Services Manager

    Jayne

    Jayne joined the Sidekick Rangiora in November 2019 as the Client Service Manager. Originally from the UK, she used to run her own successful delivery company, which has given her a great basis to understand, guide and provide the necessary assistance to help build successful businesses for our clients.

    Jayne also brings a wealth of administration qualities that she’s gained from working in the Medical, Recruitment and Healthcare sectors and she has a real passion for providing assistance to others.

    Jayne lives local to the office with her husband and daughter and most importantly the office dog Marley. She loves going to the movies, shopping and travelling around the amazing sites that New Zealand has to offer.

    :HREC

    Accountant

    Katie Moratti

    Katie joined the Sidekick team after completing her Bachelor of Commerce at University of Canterbury in 2021, with a Major in Accounting and a Minor in Human Resources.

    Katie’s prior business experience includes working in Administration, Customer Service and Supply Chain Management so she has a good understanding of day-to-day business activities.

    Katie is a local having lived in Rangiora for most of her life. She enjoys getting involved in her local community and coaching her son’s rugby team. Katie also holds a position on the Board of the Saracens Rugby Football Club.

    Katie looks forward to working with local businesses and helping them on their journey to success.

    :BCom

    Adviser

    Ric Thorpe

    Meet Ric, a trusty member of the Sidekick family since 2010! Well, he actually took a short break in 2012-13 returning to the media and design industry, but after 16 months he was drawn back to the incredible family-like team at Sidekick to spread the word of Fixed-Fee, Modern Accountancy across New Zealand.

    Traditionally Ric has been at the front end of our businesses as our sales guy, out for countless coffees a day and driving 1000 kms per week! He knows every inch of SH1 and could drive it with his eyes closed.

    Now Ric’s role is a mix between sales and consulting. Working with clients mostly to help them grow! His expertise lie in sales, establishing a strategy, pitching and most importantly, closing! He can help your business sell more, with integrity!

    Another key thing for Ric is culture, “culture eats strategy for breakfast” is one of Ric’s mantras*. 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!

    As well as helping business owners take steps towards the greatness, you’ll also find Ric on the football field (although by his own admission, he’s getting, older, slower and heavier). He also enjoys spending his free time with his lovely wife and three gorgeous children in their very busy active lifestyle, living in Pegasus, north of Christchurch.

    *Not actually Ric’s mantra, a phrase originated by Peter Drucker and made famous by Mark Fields, President at Ford, is an absolute reality!

    Legal Specialist

    Kirsten Maclean

    Kirsten specialises in dispute resolution, relationship property, HR, and employment law.

    A litigator with over 20 years experience in all forms of dispute resolution both here and in England, Kirsten is also a qualified and admitted solicitor on the UK Solicitors’ roll. Kirsten has appeared at all levels of courts in the civil and employment jurisdiction, including the Court of Appeal in New Zealand and junioring in the House of Lords in the UK.

    Her significant expertise enables her to provide a range of advice and guidance relating to everything from all aspects of health and safety, to assisting in the prevention and resolution of employment-related issues for both employers and employees, relationship property matters and complex commercial, civil and trust litigation and disputes.

    With an outstanding track record for resolving complex litigation while previously working as a partner of a medium sized Canterbury firm and the head of an employment and dispute resolution team, she ensures her client’s business is future-proofed.

    :BA, LLB

    Software Specialist

    Josh Wilson

    Josh is a software specialist and Chartered Accountant with 14 years industry experience, and is spearheading the move to cloud-based accounting through Sidekick Cloud, launched in 2019.

    As traditional, time-consuming methods of book-keeping are being challenged in the market place – especially in the highly mobile post COVID-19 economy – Josh’s passion is in the potential of real-time cloud technology and its ability to enhance business efficiency and profitability. He designs holistic business systems for his clients and has a special focus on the add-on software market.

    Josh has a talent for assessing clients’ needs and ensuring he provides each business with the capability to manage their own finances through thorough training and ongoing support. He believes that this is the key to the sustainability of any new system and enjoys witnessing clients start to manage their own accounts with confidence. He is constantly learning and expanding his own knowledge in the world of add-on products for Xero users – such as WorkflowMax, Hubdoc and Unleashed – so that he can continue to offer the very best solutions for Kiwi businesses.

    :BCom, BA, CA