Meet the Team of Spencer Lawrence Accounting

Rebecca Stilton


About Rebecca:

Rebecca initially became interested in finances by following in her Father’s footsteps, who was a successful Financial Advisor himself. She completed her post graduate in accounting and went on to get her start with BNZ as a personal banker. Now as director of SLA she works with her clients to meet their compliance goals and help develop their businesses as a Virtual CFO.

Rebecca is very active with charity groups. She is particularly involved with Rotary Albany, organising and running community fundraiser events. When she isn’t busy trying to save the world she is spending time with Eric, or settling down with a good book. Rebecca isn’t much of cook but she is an excellent baker. If you’re particularly lucky you may come in on a day she’s brought in homemade biscuits.


Master of Xero 100%
Virtual CFO 96%
Sewing 94%
Painting 13%
Helen Maclaurin - Team Spencer Lawrence Accounting

Helen Maclaurin


About Helen:

Helen originally got her Bachelor’s in Microbiology. When she decided that germs were not for her, she moved into accounting getting a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Massey University. Helen has been with SLA since early 2016 and brings with her experience from working in Germany and at Ernst & Young.

A fun fact about Helen, is that she has a retro 1960’s caravan that she’s in the process of doing up. She also takes a great interest in tiny houses. Helen is enthusiastic and adventurous. She enjoys camping, swimming, and dancing. Helen is well known as a people person who is patient and caring.


Excel Spreadsheet Wizardy 98%
Trust Accounting 95%
Ballroom Dancing 96%
Tennis 10%
Cathly Lorenzen - Team Spencer Lawrence Accounting

Cathy Lorenzen


About Cathy:

Cathy joined the SLA team in mid-2016 and she brings 10 years prior accounting experience with her. She has a Diploma in Small Business Management which means she understands your small business’s needs inside and out. Cathy is Xero Certified to keep your books in top shape.

Cathy loves spending time with her friends and family, particularly her young grandchildren. She would describe herself as outgoing and optimistic, and we know her to be conscientious and compassionate. Cathy is an active member of a quiz team, and spends her weekends in the summer camping. When no one’s watching she even dances in her office.


Rental and Small Business Accounting 99%
Spreadsheet Savvy 94%
Pub Quiz Champion 92%
Spelling Bees 21%
Danjelle Mckay

Danjelle Mckay

Accounting Technician

About Danjelle:

Danjelle joined the team at SLA as an Accounting Technician in early 2017. She received her qualifications from Kaplan Financial in Manchester, England. She brings experience from both the private and public sectors, and has even had big name accounts like Triumph Motorcycle Shop and Dowlis Promotional Company.

When not buried in books and finances, Danjelle enjoys spending time outside with her family. She enjoys walking, hiking, camping, and has even been in a hot air balloon. Danjelle is fun and bubbly with a clean freak streak. Her guilty pleasure is binge watching Shameless on a quiet evening.


Purchase Ledge Guru 97%
Eye for Accounts Details 94%
Wine-athon Athlete 87%
Singing 15%

Fern Dickinson


About Fern:

Fern joins us all the way from the UK! This expat, her husband, and two adorable Cairn Terriers emigrated to New Zealand in 2013 and are here to stay. Fern comes from a family of finance wizards, and she has an impressive CV in bookkeeping herself. She’s managed the books for many companies in the past including her husband’s engineering business. She brings this in-depth experience and hands on approach to all of the work she does and advice she gives at SLA.

Fern is outgoing and high energy, and her interests reflect that. She loves traveling, riding horses, and being out in nature as much as possible. Her love for horses is no secret in the office, just ask her about the Arabian horses in Hungary! When Fern needs to unwind, you can find her enjoying the sunshine with a cold pink gin.


Bookkeeping Maestro 98%
Billing Detective 93%
Equine Agility 91%
Maid Duties 33%
Eric- Team Spencer Lawrence Accounting


Welcoming Committee

About Eric:

Eric is a 8 year old yellow lab, who’s retired from a career with the Guide Dog Breeding Stock. Although Eric has no accounting skills he is still an important member of the SLA team. He has been with SLA since August of 2015, where he has taken his role as official greeter very seriously. When Eric is not dreaming about chasing cats, he enjoys showing off his toys to our clients. Eric is friendly and very well behaved, all of our visitors are welcome to give him a scratch behind the ear.


Fathering Excellent Puppies 98%
Socialising With Other Dogs 95%
Tug of War 90%
Filing Tax Returns 1%