About Us

Girl Friday is your Bookkeeping and Administration Solution, offering a range of services to meet your needs. Our work is carried out in a professional, courteous and timely manner. We aim to ensure you have accurate financial information and peace of mind that your administration is being taken care of. At Girl Friday, we love your business as much as you do.

Our goal is to free you from the tedious task of Bookkeeping and help you focus on the growth of your business.

Girl Friday consists of a small team of dedicated gals with a passion for the job who offer a level of professionalism you would expect from an industry leader.  We have a strong background in Information Technology (IT) which is very useful for Bookkeeping, Administration and Business Processes. We partner with accountants to help provide a smooth Bookkeeping to Accounting workflow.

We aim to provide a personal and friendly approach to your requests and ensure that the work we do, lead to a successful outcome in your Business.

“Don’t be overwhelmed. When you need extra help… we are your Girl Friday!”

Girl Friday provides New Zealand wide service, so, whether you are in Auckland, Wellington or Dunedin, get in touch with us and let’s see how we can work together to bring success to your business! Give us a call by clicking on the button below, or email us at jacqui@girlfridayltd.co.nz.

The name Girl Friday is a clever play on words and a reference to a character from the famous Robinson Crusoe novel, Man Friday. Thanks to literature, the name is synonymous with a trustworthy, faithful servant. The female equivalent is Girl Friday made famous by the 1940’s film, His Girl Friday. However, in this case, the term, Girl Friday has been coined for clients to associate the service with reliability, efficiency, and expert advice, all of which has been developed to streamline administrative tasks that are crucial to the success of every business.

Our Team

Jacqui Rood

Director

In 2010 our family moved to New Plymouth from South Africa. We love Taranaki and cannot dream of a better place to stay. We call it Paradise!

We have three children, one in Intermediate, one High School and another at University. Our family are competitive ballroom & latin dancers, apart from the eldest. When I am not in the office, you will find me on the dance floor!

In 1999 I started my career in Bookkeeping and IT where I was part owner in a data capturing bureau until 2010. At that time I was also involved in Stock Management of our family owned pub & restaurant until Sept 2001. From May 2013 to November 2013 I temped in an Administration role before joining an accounting firm, gaining 3.5 years experience in Chartered Accounting and New Zealand tax systems.

In April 2016, my Company Girl Friday Ltd was born.

I have completed 50% of my BCom Financial Management.

Certifications held are:

  • New Zealand Accounting Diploma
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Xero Certified
  • Xero Payroll Certified
  • WorkflowMax Certified
  • Certification in PHP – Beginner
  • Certification in MySQL – Advanced
  • Certification in XHTML – Advanced
  • International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

Karley Maetzig

Bookkeeper

I am Taranaki born and raised, growing up on a dairy farm in Opunake. I studied and lived in Wellington for 7 years, majoring in Money & Finance and Economics at Victoria University and starting my career in the banking industry, working with small business start-ups right through to large commercial clients.

After travelling abroad my husband and I have settled in Oakura with our two young kids. I love the community and lifestyle that Oakura offers. I enjoy spending time at the beach with my family and in my spare time I help out in the community, I am the treasurer for the local Playcentre and a volunteer fire fighter in the Oakura Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Girl Friday fits into my busy family life perfectly and I am so excited to help our clients and businesses reach their full potential by freeing up their time to focus on growing their business while we focus on the bookkeeping!

Pamela Davies

Office Administrator

Born in Scotland and moved to NZ with my family when I was 8 years old. I spent all my school years in Auckland on the North Shore.

Auckland is where I met my husband and after 4 years together went on our O.E where we travelled and worked through some of Europe.

My husband grew up in Oakura, and we moved here just over a year ago with our 3 kids. We love all things outdoors that Taranaki has to offer. We have a piece of land and hope to start the build of our family home soon.

In summer you can find me and my family at the beach and in winter at the snow.

I enjoy spending time at the beach with my family, as well as travelling, skiing, baking, trying out my green thumb in our new garden and all things tropical!

I am excited to have recently joined Girl Friday and look forward to working with the Team.

My family and I moved to Christchurch from South Africa in 2016 and relocated to Hawera earlier this year to be closer to family. My husband and I have 2 young children. Our home language is Afrikaans, and we are still proud Springbok-supporters.

I started my bookkeeping career in South Africa in 2007 working between two local accounting firms over 9 years where I have gathered a good understanding of bookkeeping and have developed a passion for best practice accounting and numerical accuracy.   I also gained a diploma in Bookkeeping.

In 2018, I started working as an Accounts Administrator for an international freight shipping company in New Zealand.

I have recently joined Girl Friday as a bookkeeper and I look forward to working with- and building good working relationships with the amazing team and clients.

Hanging out with my family is my favorite activity outside of work hours, and when I do get time, I like playing golf, baking, and doing crafts.

Des Combrink

Bookkeeper

My career started when my husband launched his own Data Bureau Capturing Company in 1985.

Our Company branched out to 4 regions over the country. On the side line we owned a PUB & Restaurant.
I learned the skills of bookkeeping, payroll, stock control.

With my vast experience over a period of 37 years, Girl Friday invited me to join forces with them, which I am thoroughly enjoying.

I have many interests and hobbies, such as Stained Glass work, bead work, sewing, crocheting,
reading, gardening, photography, and long walk’s on the beach.

Give us call or get in touch and we’ll get you started with bettering your business accounting.