We provide a comprehensive and innovative range of accountancy and business development services: recording the past, reflecting the present and improving the future. We love to use our experience and expertise to unravel the story your numbers are telling you and help you unlock the real potential of your business. We are there when you need us, travelling beside you every step of the way.
Our goal is to deliver both Compliance and Business Development services in a timely, successful and efficient manner with transparent outcomes and pricing.
You'll have access to a diverse team of professional accountants, coaches and facilitators with a common goal of helping you succeed. Integrity, a strong work ethic and an appreciation of the work/life balance means you'll be working with people you can relate to.
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Meet the Team
Clinton Sanford - CA - Problem Solver
Clinton founded Sanford & Associates in 1987. Clinton’s objective is to help clients achieve their desired business and personal goals, optimise growth or guide them through structural and ownership changes.
Clinton enjoys cycling with friends who keep him challenged and motivated. He and wife of over 35 years, Kerryn, have 4 grown children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. They enjoy family time at the beach which is usually followed by a very competitive game of cards.
Paulette Baldry - CA - Good At Listening
Paulette’s love for running is on par with her passion for numbers. She’s put in hours of training to achieve her running goals, but she’s also spent a lot of time with clients helping them achieve their financial goals.
Throughout the early years of her study, Paulette soon discovered a love for the corporate world and enjoyed the challenges of tight reporting deadlines. After having children, Paulette joined the firm in 2006 and became what we know and love as Baldry + Sanford.
Paulette is our Account Manager and over the years has built great relationships with our clients, directing them in ways that will grow their business and ultimately grow them too.
Cass Sole - Office Manager/Guru
Cass knows what she wants when it comes to organisation and good coffee! As our much loved Office Queen, she is passionate about working with a professional team and loves the challenges that work provide.
When asked about her favourite tax law, Cass found it amusing that in the instance of a fire, farmers can claim swimming pools as tax deductible. You learn something new every day!
On her days off you’ll find this arts & crafts lover covered in paint and craft glue, brunching with friends or surrounded by a cloud of chalk as she chases her Deadlift PR.
Anne Mandeno - Account Tech & Xero Guru
Anne grew up in Morrinsville and Hamilton; then Gulf Harbour became home in 2002. With many childhood memories in Orewa with her grandparents, it has always had a special place in her heart. Initially nursing at a large vet practice in Hamilton, Anne’s love for accounts and admin was later re-ignited.
Since 2009, Anne has been part of the team here and is currently our resident Xero Guru. She loves helping people understand Xero and helping clients process their accounts. Being a forward thinker, Anne is always looking for new ways to improve and simplify current processes to benefit both clients and staff.
Anne loves spending time with family and friends while staying healthy and living a clean, green vegan lifestyle.
Kate Quedley - ACA - Getting The Details Right
Kate is an Aucklander, born and bred. She has great memories of spending time on the Coast with her grandparents as a young girl. Accounting wasn’t always part of Kate’s plan growing up, but after a stint in graphic art, she started working as an accountant in 2002 and has been on the team here since 2012.
Kate finds enjoyment in reconciling things because “it’s like putting all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together”. It’s always head down and ‘brain on’ in the office for Kate. She prefers the office environment and thrives when there is a list of things to be done (and reconciled).
Beach walks and socialising with friends over a good New Zealand wine (or two) are some of the things that make this cat-loving Coastie relaxed after a big week.
Barbara Baker - CA - Tax Guru
What business owners like most about Barbara, is not only is she highly experienced and incredibly clued up, but she is down to earth and understands the impact of the numbers in their business.
When Barbara is not working with clients, you’ll find her on the local golf courses fine tuning her swing or sailing with husband Tom on their boat.
Sharon Cooper - BCom - Tradies Friend
Having lived on the Hibiscus Coast for over 40 years, Sharon knows the Coast inside and out. Her early stages of study at school and university consisted of the subject she loved most: Mathematics! Graduating with a BCom and working over 30 years in the profession, we are confident saying that she’s not just a ‘Coastie’ guru but an accounting guru too.
Since joining the team in 2015, Sharon’s passion for accounting has only grown, although not solely credited to her love of numbers as she enjoys the variety of clients she gets to work with.
When not in the office, you’ll find Sharon and her husband Ross spending time relaxing in their caravan, catching up with their 4 children, daughters-in-law or regularly being treated like a jungle gym by their 4 beautiful grandchildren.