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Welcome to Olive! A little bit about us and what we do:

We’re kinda new around town, and we’re on a mission to smash old school accountant stereotypes and support NZ’s small businesses. After all – we’re one too!

Olive has clients all over New Zealand that are serviced from our home-based office in Stratford, Taranaki. Some of these are independent contractors that can be serviced remotely while others require regular coffee catch-ups. Either is okay with us!

We offer monthly and annual accounting packages, flexible payment terms and tailor each service to each business. We reckon it’s important to be transparent and approachable about money too and so our very little overheads mean that our pricing is fair and affordable.

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It all started with an obsessive love of jigsaw puzzles. Accounting is a bit like that – putting all the pieces together and seeing how they do or don’t fit. Professionally since 2012 I’ve been making them fit!


To provide a no-frills accounting service to other small business owners. To speak their language and help them turn dreams into achievable goals.


Financial freedom through paying less tax! Giving business owners more time to do the important stuff and leaving the fun stuff to the nerds.


Xero certified advisor, silver partner practice (so you get discounts!) and absolute pro at organising dreaded receipts & paperwork! Full member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, board nominated and Finalist for Student of the Year and New Small Business of the Year 2019 & 2020.



Olivia Brailsford

NZDipBus, NZAT, Certified Bookkeeper, Full Member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

Hi! I’m Liv. I was born and raised in sunny Yorkshire, UK. I am a qualified NZ Accounting Technician and a Certified Bookkeeper. I’ve been self-employed now since 2018, servicing all kinds of industries such as health & safety, hospitality, professional services, beauty and trades both here in New Zealand and in the UK. Accounting is one giant jigsaw puzzle to me, and anybody who knows me knows how much I love those! I’m that weirdo who gets giddy at shoeboxes of receipts, and I’m so passionate about Xero that they should probably make me an ambassador.



Jack, the Yorkie

NZDog, Certified Barker, Full Member of the Institute of Certified Barkers (ICB)

Hi! I’m Jack. My main role at Olive is to greet all clients to the office and remind Mum to take regular breaks. I like to offer refreshments to all guests – my signature welcome is a wonderful blend of tail wags; leg jumps and hand licks. My favourite hobbies include eating grass, destroying cardboard boxes, barking at the Postie and driving everyone mad by playing with my squeaky ball for HOURS!