About UsBE Financial Limited
BE Financial Limited was established in 2020 in the midst of the COVID crisis.
Briar was extremely lucky to start this business with a solid base of clients that she had been looking after over the previous 15 years while working at Staples Rodway and Candy Gillespie.
Briar became an Accountant in 2006 after completing a Bachelor of Management Studies at Waikato University. She extended her qualifications and became a fully qualified Chartered Accountant in 2008 and added her Practicing Certificate to the mix in March 2018.
Briar has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best while working in the Tax team at Staples Rodway and then at Candy Gillespie (where she also picked up a great husband).
When Briar is not helping her clients out, she loves tramping (finding mushrooms and enjoying NZ’s beautiful native bush), water skiing, hanging out at the horse races and travelling.
LuminateOne is an energetic team of digital experts with a passion for making things work. With experience in developing software for hospitality, education, medical, and supply chain industries, we bring a robust knowledge-base to every development.
We believe in developing scalable cloud-based applications that strive to meet and surpass objectives. Our strong working relationships with our clients ensures that our products help their businesses grow and become more competitive.
“We chose Briar to be our accountant because of the wealth of knowledge and experience she has in the accounting industry. Briar is extremely proficient in cloud-based accounting software such as Xero and is always prompt and professional. She has a friendly and patient manner, always taking the time to explain things thoroughly. Briar takes away the stress of our accounting obligations and allows us to spend more time on what we do best….she is nothing short of an accounting superwoman!”
Hayden Revell is a young entrepreneur who started up his business in 2014 with 50 beehives. While he has grown his beekeeping side of the business he has also moved into fencing contracting and is now employing a team of 3 people.
“Briar took over looking after me when my first accountant retired. It has been great having someone to help guide me through the different compliance challenges like GST and employing people. She has been a big help to me too with my cashflow, I have had too look at investing in some costly equipment and having Briar to talk over those business decisions has been very helpful. I have recently moved on to using Xero under Briar’s guidance, I love the flexibility of the software and how easy it has been to pick up the invoicing and reporting (with a couple of lessons from Briar), which has made a difference to how I can monitor my business.”
I have BE Financial Ltd as my accountant because I feel totally at ease with them, they are clear and concise in the information they provide. Briar is efficient and professional . She is approachable and easy to build a relationship with. Not least she is endlessly supportive and full of great ideas and enthusiasm.”
“BE Financial advice and experience has been invaluable to us over the years. In our relationship with BE Financial, we have been extremely impressed with the quality of their work, the professionalism they display and timeliness of the information they provide. BE Financial give us the reassurance to know we are complying with tax rules and regulations and if we have any queries, Briar is brilliant at getting back to us and sorting it out. I often phone Briar to bounce off ideas or take her objective advice on my small business. I feel this is key to us receiving proactive information for our family businesses. Briar is very approachable and has extensive knowledge and understands our business inside and out. If information is required quickly then Briar are always ready to help. I’ve personally referred friends and colleagues to BE Financial several times over the years. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend BE Financial to anyone entering into a new venture, our experience over the years has been truly outstanding.”