Accounting Extra was established in 2014 after acquiring CG Sheppard & Associates. Colin Sheppard started in business over 50 years ago. Leading the firm today, as Directors, are Mark O’Brien and Angela Lusty.

Our team at Accounting Extra work with an array of clients throughout the Waikato, from dairy farmers, to property investors, to commercial businesses (and everything in between).
True to our name, we always go the extra mile for our clients. Whether it’s taking care of year end tax returns, managing monthly accounting or providing business  

advice over a cup of coffee, we’re here to help your business thrive.
Located in the heart of Hamilton city, we share our premises with another accounting firm. Not only does this give our team access to great digital resources, it fosters a collaborative environment where we can draw on a diverse pool of knowledge.

Mark O'Brien - Director

Mark O'Brien - Director

Before joining the firm in 2010, Mark spent his earlier years in various large and boutique accounting firms in Hamilton and Auckland.
Like many Kiwis, he caught the travel bug and headed over to the UK to expand his accounting experience. Working in various company accountant roles, he gained valuable insights into the different challenges businesses face, knowledge that he now employs when working with clients in New Zealand. 

With a keen interest in IT, Mark is passionate about helping clients find clarity and confidence in their accounting software. Adding to that is his hands-on experience in the dairy industry (having grown up on a dairy farm himself), giving him the ability to provide his farming clients with practical and relevant advice and accounting services. 

Angela Lusty - Director

Angela Lusty - Director

Angela’s accounting journey began by working for chartered accounting firms and a global entertainment studio in Auckland.
Growing up in Northland, Angela was eager to expand her knowledge and explore the world. Heading to the UK, she worked for a number of leading international companies, including as a Management Accountant for a multinational consumer goods company, and as a Senior Financial Analyst for a worldwide financial services corporation.

Angela and her family settled in Hamilton in 2009 and she worked for Fonterra in accounting services. Joining the Accounting Extra team in 2015, Angela quickly became a core member and by 2018 she partnered with Mark as a Director. A people-person at heart, Angela is passionate about bringing together her accounting skills and love for customer service, to build strong, valuable and lasting client relationships. 

A partnership that works

Working in close partnership as Directors, Mark and Angela find their skills and experience
perfectly complement one another.
For Mark, it’s the technical aspects that animate him. For Angela, it’s nurturing client relationships.
As a team, they come together with a passion for providing clients with the best possible service
and results – backed up by a reliable and experienced accounting team that share their
same values and passion. 

Going the extra mile: our approach

At Accounting Extra, we like to focus on the long-term. For any business to succeed – whether it’s a dairy farm or a rental investment – a strong financial structure is essential.
Understanding this, all of our team are committed to providing our clients with a truly valuable service. One built on honesty, qualified advice and helping clients’ reach their full potential.
Whether you want to grow your business, explore new opportunities, or simply need a helping hand to keep your accounts in check, the Accounting Extra team are there every step of the way – providing friendly service and constructive support whenever you need it. 

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