Two-time win for MYOB Partner of the Year 2013

Written & Published by MYOB NZ Ltd

MYOB 2013 winner

Auckland-based business consultant Lynley Averis of AccountAgility has been named the 2013 MYOB Partner of the Year. She’s the first Approved Partner in New Zealand and Australia to win the award twice.

Lynley, who was Partner of the Year in 2010, was surprised, saying, “I was really delighted, as I wasn’t expecting to be chosen for the second time. We are a small consultancy, so it was a real achievement.”

Although Lynley established AccountAgility in 2009, she has worked with MYOB software for over 15 years and supports hundreds of MYOB clients. She also won the top sales performer award for the North Island for the second year in a row.

MYOB CEO Tim Reed said Lynley exemplifies the qualities of the business experts in the extensive nationwide MYOB Partner network.

“Lynley is very deserving of her record second win as MYOB Partner of the Year 2013,” he says.

“Her tireless dedication, service focus and commitment to making life easier for local business people highlights the difference our partners make for SMEs throughout the country. With partners in every corner of New Zealand, MYOB can provide help anywhere businesses are.”

Lynley attributes her success as a consultant to her empathetic customer focus, saying, “I always look at everything from my customers’ point of view. You have got to put yourself in their shoes and understand what their needs are.

“Communication is really important. Having a rapport with your client and being able to relate to them on a personal level is essential. While we can provide all the knowledge and expert advice possible, at the end of the day it’s about people.”

The team at AccountAgility are MYOB training specialists who provide a range of services and business consultancy, from software set-up and training, to bookkeeping and payroll.

“We understand that accounting is not easy,” says Lynley. “Training is essential for anyone who wants to use accounting software well. You need to start simple with the basics of MYOB and then add to their knowledge and skills later on. I have two other skilled consultants working with me and we have a lot of experience between us. We are very focused on providing the best MYOB solution for each customer.”

Lynley specialises in payroll, accounting and retail POS systems and has written a number of technical workbooks. Her background includes lecturing at the Auckland University of Technology and teaching at Epsom Girls Grammar School, prior to running her first company, JumpStart.

“I am thrilled to be named Partner of the Year for 2013,” said Lynley. “I really enjoy providing business owners with high quality support that helps them run their businesses more successfully as well as saving them time and money. It has been a challenging year and it is wonderful to gain recognition for all of the dedication and hard work that has been put in.”