Sarah Laurent Receptionist/Administrator
Sarah is our receptionist/admin support who is the friendly voice at the other end of the line when you call our office and the first person you meet when you visit.
Before Rural Accountants Sarah was running the day-to-day office and admin duties in her parent's business. While she enjoyed this role, she really wanted to join a larger office with a bigger role and more people.
"I really wanted to have a job that I loved and could sink my teeth into, with new things to learn," says Sarah. "Never having worked in an accounting firm before this will definitely be a big learning curve for me!"
Married with 3 children and one beautiful fur baby, Sarah and her family live at Ohope Beach.
"We really are living the dream, with a very outdoorsy life," says Sarah. "My hubby and kids are fishing hunting kinda guys, and we spend a lot of time outdoors and socialising!"
As a farmer, Christine understands our business and how farmers and growers operate.
We use Rural Accountants to provide a full accounting service to an orcharding partnership which operates a number of orchards with a wide spread of varieties and management systems. Rural Accountants are always timely and accurate, and their annual financial accounts are extremely easy to understand and very grower-friendly.
Rural Accountants is a real asset to our business.
The team at Rural Accountants pretty much manage all our administrative tasks for the group including payroll and tax planning, ensuring we don’t pay any more than necessary. They are at the forefront of technology and have helped us get up and running with Xero and Figured which is much more efficient than the way we used to work.
Christine is very knowledgeable, great to deal with and knows our business well. She is also a sheep & beef farmer so knows the industry really well and understands our needs.
Rural Accountants keeps us on track through strategic and forward planning meetings throughout the year. Christine knows our business inside out so she can deal with our questions instantly.
What Our Customers Think
I used to work out my GST and process it manually which would take me at least a full day every two months. Angelina then set up reconcilliations rules and other quick tools, and showed me how to do all my reconcilliations and process my GST returns through Xero which now takes me no time at all!