Meet the Team


Maria Palmer

With over 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, I believe in providing exceptional service in a friendly and open communication style.

Numbers are undoubtedly my passion and I’ve worked across both public and corporate sectors, providing professional financial services at both strategic and operational levels.

Working with you to ensure your governance and business obligations are met, I use your numbers to help you improve cash flow, budgeting, financial planning, all the while providing you with a strategy to take your business to its full potential.

I truly believe accounting isn’t just a historical record of your transactions, but information collated to help you avoid making costly mistakes in the future, while leveraging what you’re already doing well to increase future growth.

To unwind I enjoy taking my staffy, Jed, for a walk, or should I say: I enjoy being walked by Jed! I also spend time cooking, reading and catching up with family and friends.

Maria Palmer |

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Charlotte Porter

With 25 years’ experience as an accountant including 15 years auditing, my true passion is compliance work and getting clients affairs in order, turning mayhem to a balanced set of accounts gives me a huge sense of achievement. Joining Absolute Accounting, my attention to historical accuracy perfectly balances Maria’s focus on the future. Together we give our clients peace of mind knowing their financial obligations have been met while helping them plan for growth going forward.

Outside of work I’m a fitness junky, super proud to come 5th in NZ Ironman in Taupo March 2018 in my age group and can be seen pounding the pavements to balance my hours behind the desk.

Charlotte Porter |