meet the team

UPSHOT NZ

meet the team

UPSHOT NZ

Meet Chris & Jill

We started Upshot NZ Ltd in 2014 with the goal of helping small businesses succeed. With over 30 years of industry experience respectively, we're experts at working alongside small business owners to assist with accounts, bookkeeping, payroll, health and safety, and much more.

We like to say, "do what you do best, and we'll do the rest". It's about saving you time, money, and stress, unburdening you of your paperwork, making sure your accounts are in order, and helping your business run smoothly and successfully.

Our team is made up of contractors, meaning they have the experience and know-how when it comes to running a business. They work from the Upshot office as well as from home, with flexible working hours - so they're available when you need them!

We're true-blue Kiwis with a love of the great outdoors that's only matched by our love of our kids and grandkids.

Chris and Jill

the upshot team

Jill Fryer

Jill Fryer

Co-Director

Jill started her own business, A&F Services in 2011, which was later renamed to Upshot NZ Ltd when Chris joined as Co-Director in 2014. Her industry backgrounds are manufacturing, forestry, logging, concrete masonry, ready mixed concrete, trades, rental and in fact most Small – Medium Enterprises.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Xero Advisor
  • Xero Payroll
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Active member of ICBNZ (Institute of Certified Bookers NZ)
  • Active member of ATAINZ (Accountants & Tax Agents Institute NZ)
  • Regional Director of ICBNZ
Chris Fryer

Chris Fryer

Co-Director

Chris joined Jill in 2014 when they established their company Upshot NZ Ltd. He has managed small and large businesses in various industries including concrete masonry, precast concrete, ready mix concrete, building materials, IT software, road transport and logistics, industry training (ITO).

He has also managed health and safety on large sites plus assisted many small business owners with their health and safety requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Trainer – Adult Literacy & Numeracy
  • Health & Safety
  • Xero Advisor
  • Active member of ATAINZ (Accountants & Tax Agents Institute NZ)
  • Active member of NZISM (NZ Institute of Safety Management)
  • Active member of BOP Safety Liaison Group
Roxanne Fox

Roxanne Fox

2IC

Roxanne started at Upshot in July 2017  as an accounting technician. She has a wealth of knowledge in Xero and all facets of bookkeeping and accounting. Roxanne’s industry backgrounds are trades, motels, manufacturing, real estate, rental properties and retail services.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Xero Advisor
  • Xero Payroll
  • Certificate in Business Administration and Computing
  • Diploma in Business
  • Active member of ICBNZ & ATAINZ

Lois Fryer

Accounting Technician

Lois joined Upshot in April 2021 and has a wealth of knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting. Her industry backgrounds include agriculture and transport.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Xero Advisor
  • NZ Diploma in Business (Small Business Management)
  • Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners
Nadine Loots

Nadine Loots

Accounting Technician

Nadine started contracting to Upshot in June 2021. She has over 10 years of office experience including Payroll, Debtors, Creditors and Bank Reconciliations. She also has experience in different accounting software.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Xero Advisor
  • Xero Payroll
Rachel Kilgour

Rachel Kilgour

Accounting Technician

Rachel started contracting to Upshot in September 2019 as an accounting technician. She has a wide range of accounting software experience covering all levels of bookkeeping and accounting. Rachel’s industry backgrounds are manufacturing (horticultural and clothing) retail, wholesale and service industries.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Xero Advisor
  • Xero Payroll
sarah hunt

Sarah Hunt

Administrator

Sarah joined Upshot on 31st July 2023 as an Administrator. Her key roles are business administration and new client on-boarding processing. Her industry background includes Kitchen manufacture and installation, Scaffolding, and associated building sub trades.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Xero Advisor
  • Diploma in Business
  • Certificate in Administration
TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“We are so pleased to have teamed up with Jill, Chris and Team. They really get small business – are knowledgeable, thorough, operate with integrity and are client focused with a good sense of humour to boot. We highly recommend them.”

Marra Marine Ltd

“All of them are amazing and very helpful.”

Busy Life

“Jill and Chris have been with me from the start and provide all the initial and ongoing knowledge and support that a business needs, everything from understanding expenses, obligations, managing cashflow, client and staff contracts etc. Couldn’t do it without you, can’t thank you both enough – you give me so much confidence moving forward.”

Coalesce Architecture

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