Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers

Last night saw the winners announced for the MYOB and Xero awards of 2019. 

Showcasing the talent of our individuals and businesses, we were proud to see many of our members listed as finalists in the bookkeeping categories.

Xero Awards 2019

Xero brought their Awards presentation back to New Zealand for the first time in six years and what an event it was. Held at The Opera House in Wellington, it was an opportunity to celebrate the role their accountants, bookkeepers and app partners play in helping Kiwi small businesses thrive.

Congratulations Bookkeepers NZ

The Bookkeeping Partner of the Year Award recognises the Xero bookkeeping partner who has used Xero to offer the best value-added service/s to their clients.

The winner of the category was one of our Accredited Bookkeeping Business members – Bookkeepers NZ, owned and operated by our Certified Members Di Ketel and Kelly Thomson. 

Craig Hudson, Managing Director at Xero writes: “Having only started their journey with us late last year, we are excited to see Bookkeepers NZ take out this title. A logo of a pair of gumboots alongside a pair of red stiletto heels demonstrates their heavy commitment in both agri and small business finance. The team has also embraced the ecosystem and are innovative in the way they communicate to clients – we look forward to following their continued growth and development.”

Congratulations to the category finalists: Mary Moore from Businessmax, Lisa Martin and the team from GoFi8ure and Leaine Jones from Jones Business Solutions.  A special mention also to Haley Wilson from My 2 Cents Accounting who was highly commended in the category.

To find out more about the Xero Awards evening, click here >

MYOB Partner Awards 2019

The MYOB Gala Dinner was held last evening at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  The event celebrated the success and achievements of the Bookkeepers, Certified Consultants and Accountants who have stood out and excelled — across Australia and New Zealand! That's right, MYOB combined both regions to create the biggest, most exciting awards ceremony yet.

A double win for Sue Inkersell

The Bookkeeper of the Year award went to Sue Inkersell, who is also a Certified Member and our Treasurer, in recognition of being an exceptional Bookkeeper who has played a pivotal role in helping their practice succeed in partnership with MYOB.

3rd Arm Admin took out the coveted Bookkeeping Practice of the Year Award for helping their clients achieve success through the adoption of MYOB tools and technologies in their business, and gaining efficiencies as a Connected Practice.

Sue was also a finalist in the Certified Consultant of the Year category.

Rewarding a young entrepreneur – Joanne Mankelow

Certified Member and our current Vice-President, Joanne Mankelow was named the outstanding young Bookkeeper under the age of 35 who has achieved success in their career delivering exceptional outcomes for their clients, and helped their practice be successful.

Joanne was also a finalists in the Bookkeeper of the Year category, and her business Mankelow Accounts 2018 Limited was a finalist in the Bookkeeping Practice of the Year.

A lifetime of success for Jennie Kingma

The Lifetime Achievement Award is an award nominated by MYOB in recognition of a Certified Consultants outstanding service, leadership, and contribution to the MYOB Certified Consultant Community for 15+ years service.  This year the prestigious award went to Jennie Kingma, Certified Member, Regional Director for Waikato and owner of JK Business Systems in Hamilton. 

Jennie was also a finalist in the Certified Consultant of the Year category.

Congratulations to all of the other finalists, and particular mention to our member Dee Workman and her business Keep It Simple Solutions for being a finalist in two award categories.

To find out more about the remaining award categories, click here >


  • 23 August 2019