Meet the Team
Stephen is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant who has gained wide accounting and commercial insight by working both in public practice accounting offices and commercial office environments.
Taking over the family business in 2016 has been an exciting step as we see the role of the accountant changing from just sorting out the tax to being an integral part of the planning and development process of businesses.
With a desire to build a deeper and more understanding relationship with our clients, and using technology to assist in the delivery of accounting has us excited about the services we can offer to our clients.
Stephen and his wife Aroha have 3 sons and the family enjoy many sporting activities including helping to coach the boys teams where possible. Stephen is a keen basketballer and enjoys following the English football leagues and NBA basketball.
Sarah is an Associate Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in New Zealand and the UK, she joined the Skinners team in March 2018.
Sarah has a wealth of knowledge to apply to our clients and does an excellent job working with them to ensure both their financial and personal goals are met.
Sarah has a busy family life with two young active boys, and the dog, while supporting her husband in his role.
Catherine has 23 years experience working in accounts and is an integral member of our team. She has been with Skinners for over 10 years as a senior accounting clerk.
Her attention to detail and accuracy ensures that your accounts are prepared to the highest possible standard.
Outside of work Catherine is a passionate and committed bridge player. She also enjoys spending her time quilting and writing a bit of poetry.
Miracle joined the Skinners team in May 2018, with completing her Diploma in Accounting she is now a fully qualified Accountant.
She enjoys working with clients to ensure they make the most of, cloud-based accounting software, particularly Xero.
Her caring nature for people, makes her approachable and relatable.
In Miracle’s spare time, she is busy running the family Plumbing business with her husband and taxiing their children to their sporting activities.
Aroha looks after the events and marketing side of the business.
Aroha has a number of years experience in event and project management which includes co ordination of events for a youth organisation, school events, overseeing the opening of retail franchise stores.
Her ability to juggle many tasks means she has great time management skills and is a highly organised person.
Aroha has a bubbly and friendly nature, she’s married to Stephen and spends a lot of her time watching their sons play sport and ubering them to their activities.
After working in sales for twenty years Cathy has decided to use her communication and organisational skills to help the Skinners team.
Cathy is an avid card player and as the president of the Cashmere Club card sections and can be frequently found running social and south island events in Euchre, Cribbage and 500 at the Cashmere Club.
Cathy is a real asset to the Skinners Team.