James Burn

James Burn

Having worked in the accounting, corporate and in local government sectors for several years, I was looking for a new challenge and founded James Burn & Associates in July 2013. I am determined to help other small businesses understand their numbers and save them time and money. James Burn & Associates was one of the first accounting firms back in 2013 to use Xero as our main accounting platform having previously used MYOB hence are well versed in anything Xero whilst providing high-quality analysis using Spotlight reporting.



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Lucy Burn

Married to James, Lucy has 22 years experience as a Registered Nurse at Gisborne hospital.

In 2016 Lucy completed an Certificate in Bookkeeping through The Career Academy. She has left nursing to assist James as Client Services Manager; managing appointments, liaising with clients, marketing and administrative support.



Our vision and mission:

To empower business owners to build successful and profitable businesses.

Our core purpose:

We help entrepreneurs and business owners to achieve their financial and lifestyle goals by enabling freedom in their business.

Our core values:



People Focused
Understanding our client’s business and the things that are important to them


Placing individual and family needs first

Giving Ourbest

Giving our best
Giving above and beyond what is expected

Mutual Respect

Keeping our word and doing the right thing

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect
Treating others as we would like to be treated


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