Our Team Nelson

Beyond Your Numbers - Enabling you to work more in your business, while we work alongside you as you grow & understand more than just your numbers. 

We have a great team approach and our clients are incredibly important to us, no matter what their business is, or what brought them to us. We specialise in small to medium enterprise and enjoy working with all our amazing clients alongside them in their businesses to find the right solution that fits them perfectly.

Our Team Nelson - We can help you with all your bookkeeping needs,  Advisory, bookkeeping, Xero training and everything else in between. 

Our Team is what makes us special

Our team are highly qualified and experienced bookkeepers in Nelson who are eager to learn and excel at what they do. Our bookkeepers in Nelson specialise in bookkeeping, inventory solutions, advisory and sales and are fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of bookkeeping.

Lacking time? We are a small team, of amazing Nelson Bookkeepers and we can give you back that time so you can focus on what you love, not the paperwork.

Because life is too short to spend time on your books, let us take care of these for you.

Leah Keown

Director & Client Lead

Leah Keown - Director & Client Lead

After working in Accounting & Bookkeeping roles for small, medium and large sized companies in Canterbury, Marlborough and Nelson, I started my own bookkeeping business with the support and encouragement from previous employers. I also wanted to make a difference in what I did in business and for others in business also. This is a reflection of who I am.  I have a Diploma in Accounting, am a Certified Bookkeeper and a member of the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association Incorporated. I hold a Silver Bookkeeping badge, a Member of the NZPPA and a Performance Coach with Netball NZ. I have over 25 years’ experience of solutions and knowledge to share.  You will find me in the garden on the weekend as much as time allows especially in the netball off season. Or you can find me soaking up the amazing outdoors on offer in the Nelson Tasman area. I’m often out on my road bike or being outdoors in general.

Ashley Bruce

Assistant Bookkeeper

Ashley Bruce - Assistant Bookkeeper

Ashley was born and bred in sunny Nelson then moved to Perth in her early twenties. After five years she returned to her home base to raise her gorgeous wee girl – who has just started school. Her spare time mostly involves playgrounds and Barbie dolls these days, but she also loves to get out and explore the beaches and tracks in our region.  The majority of Ashley’s work has been managing cafe’s and bars where she really enjoyed the atmosphere and fast pace. After having her daughter she decided on a career change and studied Administration and Business Management at NMIT and soon after landed herself a role with a long-line fishing company. That evolved into a logistics role and she had the opportunity to study part time and gain three certificates in Logistics and Distribution Management. “While I am new to the industry, I am quite at home here. I’m very excited to join Leah and her team!”  Ashley has completed a NZPPA Certificate in payroll Law and is currently studying Diploma in Business (Accounting)

Our Values

The values at the heart of Beyond Your Numbers, shared with our staff and the kind of businesses we work with


Ashley describes what she loves about what she does and why she loves working for us. She does this so well, I have shared this with you here.

As a business - Our Team Nelson

As a business and individual I also support the Nelson/Tasman branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters, taking time out to spend time as a big sister to a very cool little girl in Tasman every week, this is a great way to give back and get out of the office too.

Netball is my passion and I am also a netball coach and mentor, mentoring both coaches and players within this role. I am a performance coach having trained with Netball New Zealand and Netball Mainland zone over the years. This is hugely important to me and something that gives me pleasure watching others benefit from and grow as players and people.