We’ve always been a forwards-looking company, helping customers see where they’re going rather than giving them a backwards-looking summary of where they’ve already been. Our clients love that we speak their language and make an effort to really ‘get’ what their business is about.

Plus we won’t look at you sternly over the tops of our glasses if you’ve accidentally lost a receipt.

We’re technology-minded, recommending new software and services that make business easier. Sidekick are Xero Accountants and are leading the revolution in cloud computing for accounting – we were the world’s first Platinum Partner of the highly regarded Xero accounting software. Not to mention we picked up Xero’s NZ Partner of the Year award twice – for 2010 and 2011…but who’s counting.

Sidekick Queenstown is at your side with the advice you need, when and where you need it. At the end of the day what we do is pretty simple – you tell us your business goals, and we help you get there.

If you’re looking for a Xero Accountant in Queenstown, we hope you’ll consider us.


Dave Jessep

Dave’s spent over 20 years in accounting and he still loves coming to work every day. He founded the company back in 2006, and his infectious enthusiasm has helped him build a company of talented staff who are excited to be part of DJCA.

As you’d expect, Dave is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants. He’s also a Mentor with the Business Mentors of NZ program, and is especially skilled at advising clients from all kinds of industries in strategy, planning, goal setting, and implementing business structures.

Dave played hooker for Marlborough Boys’ College and won the Matthews Cup for Most Outstanding Player (ahead of Anton Oliver, who was maybe 14 at the time). He now enjoys running and biking with his kids.


Lisa Lines
Associate Director

Lisa looks after our many and varied Queenstown clients which include tradies, travel agencies, rental agencies, doctors, not-for-profits, and many others.

Lisa has a strong background in accounting with qualifications from Otago University and extensive experience with various Chartered Accounting firms, plus a long stint at Spark in Wellington. But Lisa’s not just about numbers, her main strength is supporting clients as a business advisor with forward planning and budgeting.

Lisa’s farming background has stood her in good stead, and our clients appreciate her genuine, friendly, helpful and down to earth attitude.


Demetri Pappas
Client Manager

Demetri assists with managing the many and varied Queenstown clients, achieving best outcomes in a friendly and professional nature.

Demetri has developed his accounting with a Bachelor of Business - Majoring in Banking & Finance from James Cook University, and a number of years experience with a number of accounting firms.

Although Demetri's not all work and no play, his main interests include mountain biking, rock climbing and camping.


Ric Thorpe
Sales Manager

Meet Ric, a trusty member of our team since 2010. Well, he actually spent 16 months between 2012-13 gaining experience in the media & design industry, but he’s now back with us, spreading the word of Sidekick across New Zealand.

Ric draws on his experience as a business owner himself to assist clients with their own business development goals, strategy and business plans.

As well as helping business owners take the steps towards the right systems and advice, you’ll also find Ric on the football field! He also enjoys spending his free time with his lovely wife and three gorgeous children.

You can reach Ric on 021 708 255, or email him here, he’d love to hear from you!