Joanne Scott CA

I am a Chartered Accountant based at Whangapoua Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula.
My family & I have lived at Whangapoua since 2003 and love the beach lifestyle.


I qualified with the National Certificate in Business Studies (NCB) in 1990 & graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Commerce & Management (BCM) in 1992. I became a Chartered Accountant in 1995.

I created this tax agency service in 2012, have held a certificate of public practice since 2014 and achieved recognition as a qualified auditor in 2015.

Work Experience

I previously worked for Accountancy Firms in Hamilton (Hoskin & Co & Deloittes) and Whitianga (Helen Bourne Business Services which later became Peninsula Business Services Ltd). I also spent 10 years in the manufacturing industry with the Gallagher Group in Hamilton and currently work part time in the not-for-profit sector: I have been the Financial Controller for the Coromandel Independent Living Trust since 2011.

I have had a wide range of experience during my career: treasury management, human resource management, taxation, product costing methodology, budgets & forecasting, management reporting, financial statement compilation including worldwide consolidations, funding applications & accountability reports, development & documentation of policies & risk management.

During 1999/2000 I was the lead representative from Finance on the Gallagher Group wide ERP system roll out of SAP. I was responsible for the complete configuration of the finance and costing modules, the cutover and data transfer from the legacy system, to SAP, and the post implementation training.


I became a Xero Accredited Accounting Partner in 2012. I love the Xero online accounting software which can be used anywhere, at anytime, resulting in real time data with reports available instantly.

I enjoy working with clients collaboratively within the Xero software helping them to build their businesses & save time.


I am passionate about my community. I act as Treasurer for the Whangapoua Voluntary Rural Fire Force and the Coromandel Gymnastics Club, and I am a past Treasurer of the Kuaotunu Kindergarden Charitable Trust.