The Crew

Dale McGuire

Principal and Director

My profession is accounting, but my passion is helping business succeed. I have been working in the capacity of both since 1998, beginning with The Business Results Group and now proud co-owner of Accounting One.

It makes sense to me that business development and progressive accounting go hand in hand. I’m lucky enough to work with Sonja, who like me, believes in going above and beyond the call of duty for our clients.

It’s the ideal business partnership. We’re down to earth and friendly at Accounting One because we like to give the personal touch to helping you grow and sustain a successful business.

Our job is to keep you safe and secure in the tax and business world, but then inspire and influence ways you can grow your profits, love your business and live life to the full.

Another passion of mine is golf, so if you ever feel like a hit around and maybe some light refreshments after, give me a call and I’ll be there!


Contact me on

Phone: 07 542 0896


Sonja France

Senior Accounting Specialist

I’ve worked in Chartered Accountancy for 28 years and Dale and I were asked a  question the other day about what would we say, guarantee or promise if we were face to face with our ideal market.

It didn’t take long before we agreed; our number one promise would be to help you succeed. We’re both extremely client centric, wanting only the best outcomes by going the extra mile.

We do it, because to us, that’s the only way to work.

As a member of the Te Puke Rotary Club I love being part of a thriving network of great people all wanting to do the best for others. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self and that really resonates with me.

I’m often complimented for my ability to think outside the square and being able to assist others using layman’s terms. I want to show you how to get the best results from your computer based accounting software.

We get a huge kick when people walk away feeling inspired with an enormous sense of self-belief and confidence that they have what it takes to thrive. We love to offer helpful, friendly advice that continues to add strategic value.

I’m so proud to call the Bay of Plenty home now after over 14 years. Like most here in the Bay we enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle and whilst I’m no fitness fanatic, I do love a good walk and recently I finished my 6th half marathon.

I hope you can join us at Accounting One where we make doing business fun!


Contact me on

Phone: 07 542 0897


Kelly Gourlay

Practice Manager

My previous role before starting at Accounting One was at another accounting firm as a Client Service Co-ordinator. I was responsible for the administration for a team of accounting specialists. Responsibilities included workflow management to ensure the team had enough client records to keep them busy, having all necessary files ready when the team needed them and obtaining records from clients in a timely manner. I support Dale and Sonja so they can spend more time with our clients. I really enjoy attention to detail and ensuring that everything runs smoothly.