About Us

We’re a small business on a mission to help your small business.

After working alongside each other for close to 10 years, we decided to pool resources and start the Accurate Books Company in 2020. With complimentary skills and attributes we can offer a wide-range of skills and experience to our clients, many of whom we already have long-established relationships.

Karen Houlihan

Karen HoulihanGrowing up in Whangarei I always enjoyed working with figures and studying Accounting and Business was an easy career choice. After graduating from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Commerce I started out auditing and once qualified as a Chartered Accountant I travelled to the UK on my OE, working as an internal auditor in London. On return to NZ I worked as a Financial Accountant in a number of large companies and industries – including hotel management, freight and transport, and fresh produce import and export.

After starting a family I opted for the flexibility of working as an independent contractor carrying out financial accounting, computer system implementation and project management. Since moving back to Northland I have worked in the timber processing, construction and real estate industries and have contracted to a number of clients for the last five to ten years. These clients remain with us in our new venture Accurate Books Company.

I am a member of the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers. I have extensive experience using a range of Accounting and Payroll software packages.

I pride myself on my reliability, professionalism and flexibility.

Christine Moodie

Christine MoodieMy family moved from Auckland to the beautiful Bream Bay in 2012 when my husband was offered a job too good to refuse.  A reluctant move for this born and bred Auckland girl however it didn’t take long to settle into this fantastic community. We have 2 teenage children who attend Bream Bay College.

I commenced my working career at a busy Insurance Company in Auckland. After returning from my OE I jumped back into the Insurance Industry until my husband and I purchased shares in a Timber Processing Plant and I had to learn quickly how to set up a new business, install and use accounting and payroll software and manage employees.  I enjoyed this challenge and it confirmed my strengths were in accounts and payroll where I have worked ever since we sold our business.

Prior to taking the leap to start a new business with Karen, I worked locally in a timber processing plant with 60 staff as the office manager/accounts and payroll administrator. I implemented new office systems, managed weekly payroll, debt management, entered and paid creditors, did weekly cashflow forecasting and dealt with human resources issues.

I am fluent in Microsoft Office applications, MYOB and Xero Accounting/Payroll systems and have accreditation in Xero Payroll.

I am a people person and pride myself on being extremely organized, motivated, efficient and trustworthy.