Meet the 3rd Arm Admin Team
Let us do what we do best, so you can get on with doing what you do best.
After many years working across a number of industries including Government, construction and client service based businesses, Sue wanted to be able to make a difference to not just one but multiple businesses all while juggling a young family. So, in 2007, she founded 3rd Arm Admin Ltd.
Sue’s driving force is around achieving success for small businesses in NZ. She firmly believes that her client’s success is her success. She is big on relationships, collaboration and team work to help our clients achieve that success.
Coming from a farming background Sue truly understands the importance of the numbers, but also understands that it is about more than just the numbers– it’s also about the people and all working to our strengths. Not everyone is good at running a business but with the right support around them we aim to change that and help you run a successful business and achieve your goals.
Sue believes that the best business decisions are based on accurate and up-to-date information. Transparent and efficient bookkeeping systems and processes put you in control and give you the ability to make these decisions. She also believes that one size does not fit all and so loves working with you to ‘deep dive’ into what your goals are and coming up with the best way to achieve them.
When not at work you will probably find Sue doing what she loves most – spending time with her family and friends, whether it be shopping, boating or motor racing, so long as it’s with the family she is happy.
Introducing Candice Burgess, the Practice Manager for 3rd Arm Admin. Candice’s role is to manage the day to day operations of 3rd Arm Admin to ensure things run smoothly. From looking at different software platforms to rolling them out to the business and the team is all part of Candice’s role to guarantee our internal company processes and systems are slick and up to date.
Candice’s 15+ years of administration experience is made up from several industries including travel, insurance and banking to name a few. She loves improving and streamlining processes, taking on new challenges, learning new things and really making a difference. Candice is willing and able to tackle anything thrown her way.
Linda has been with 3rd Arm Admin for near on 6 years now. Her background has always been in office administration and she fell into bookkeeping by accident in her early 20’s after being given the opportunity to help reconcile petty cash and became hooked.
Linda thoroughly enjoys the variety in her role – no two days are ever the same. Her aim is to make the bookkeeping / payroll stress free for clients, so they can get on with what they love to do.
Introducing Karen, who started with 3rd Arm Admin in late 2018 as a bookkeeper. Karen has a background in all things finance with freight and logistics companies, government and more recently small engineering. Her favourite job of the past was working for global shipping company P&O before they were bought out by Nedlloyd.
Karen loves a good bookkeeping conundrum to try and work through. She is keen to understand how things work, so that she can offer useful input. The detail is important to her as it’s the nitty gritty info that make up the full picture, so one thing that you can be 100% sure of is that Karen will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of a situation.
Penny has been part of the 3rd Arm Admin team for more than 2 years now doing both payrolls and bookkeeping. She is our resident expert in payroll and holds a certificate as an NZPPA Certified Payroll Specialist.
Penny previously worked in government, transport, and for various trades, but is really enjoying the many variations that come with 3rd Arm Admin customers. A successful day for Penny is being able to totally remove the problems and pain for her customers and instantly lower their stress levels by ensuring everything is up to date and accurate.
Sarah is a fairly new member of the 3rd Arm Admin team joining us in August 2018. She comes from a strong background in customer service which enables her to create trusting relationships with each of her clients. She quickly then found her strength in numbers which has ranged from consulting/training, accounting software implementations and regular bookkeeping.
Sarah enjoys resolving accounting issues and developing new systems and procedures for businesses. Holding a certificate in Small Business Accounting Sarah can apply this knowledge across many situations.
As a soon to be accounting graduate from Victoria University Maraea started with 3rd Arm Admin in August 2018 as part of our graduate training programme. She has been hard at work learning what it takes to be a bookkeeper, while also continuing her studies.
Maraea’s study coupled with the practical experience and everything she is learning in the bookkeeping world provides her with a solid base on which to continue to build her craft. She is keen and eager to take on new challenges and enjoys the variety that bookkeeping offers as well as being able to see the big picture and end result.