My mission

My mission is to make life easier for small business owners! 

My clients feel optimistic, prepared and supported in running their business.

I achieve this through reliable and efficient bookkeeping and administration services.

Calling all tradies: I enjoy working with small businesses in the trades industry and adding value to your business.

My vision

My vision is to assist you with day-to-day bookkeeping activities and administrative tasks to take the worry out of paperwork.

This way you can focus on running your business, knowing everything is running smoothly in the background.

I am passionate about contributing to the overall success of your business, so we can all enjoy a healthy profit and the lifestyle of our dreams!

Why me?

I was a small business owner for 8 years in Auckland, so I know what it takes. Now I am passionate about helping you run your small business using my previous experience and education.

If you want to know a bit more about me and what I do, please keep scrolling, check out the "My story" page or fill out the enquiry form on the bottom of this website.

You can also call me on 021 753002,   I would love to hear from you! 

What my clients have to say

"I contacted Ellen from Balance Bookkeeping to help me set up an accounting programme for my small business. Ellen went above and beyond researching all the accounting programmes available and then helped me to find the best one and got it set up for me. She is wonderful and no problem is too big for her to help me with (and there has been a few)."

Leanne Wickham, Red Pencil

"I am very pleased to have brought Ellen on as our bookkeeper. I like her attention to detail, accuracy and communication. Pleased to have her helping us out."

Adam Curtis, Curtis Architecture

What I can help you with:


  • Xero and MYOB accounting software set up.
  • Managing and optimising your accounting software.
  • Recording transactions.
  • Bank reconciliations.
  • Accounts payable processing.
  • Accounts receivable processing.
  • End of month and year audits.
  • Preparation and filing of GST returns.
  • Accounting for assets and liabilities.
  • Preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Administration and office support

  • Email management.
  • Calendar management.
  • Hard copy and digital administration.
  • Customer relationship management.
  • Supplier relationship management.
  • Decluttering and optimising your office space.
  • Organising events and trips.
  • Running errands.

Anything else you need to lift off!

You only have to ask and I'll see what I can do.

I have a big professional network here in Christchurch, so if I'm not the woman for the task, I will find you someone that is.

My network includes graphic designers, IT specialists, insurance brokers, financial advisors, photographers, signwriters and the list goes on! 

What I believe in:






Goal setting

Contact me:

Ellen van Ballegooij

P: 021 753 002


Or fill out the form to send me an enquiry. 

I would love to hear from you!