With many years of experience as an auditor and accountant for a variety of different businesses world-wide, Jo truly enjoys working for ROVA. “We have a fun team at ROVA who I enjoy working with. I like that we are always looking at ways to do things better and keep up with technological advances.” Qualified with a BCA in Accounting and Commercial Law from Victoria University, Jo is also a Chartered Accountant. Previously, she worked at Ernst and Young in Wellington as an auditor for three years, when she was seconded to Dublin. She was based in Ireland for nearly two years before she returned to the Wairarapa.
On her return to New Zealand, Jo decided to get into smaller public practice work. From there she worked at Sellar and Sellar in Masterton for nearly two years, and then Sheehan and Shaw (which then became Rightway) in Martinborough for about five years. She began working with ROVA in April 2015 and hasn’t looked back since.
Jo specialises in rural accounting. “I enjoy assisting my clients with understanding their business. We are currently doing a lot more work looking ahead with budgeting and forecasts.” Jo has two young children – Lucy who is five and Henry who is nearly four. Her husband, Andrew, is a farm manager. “We enjoy getting out on the farm on my days off.”
When she’s not on the farm, or working, Jo can be found on the netball courts playing for Gladstone Netball Club.
“I also enjoy travelling, though I don’t get many chances for that at the moment!”