Who We Are

At Cloud Based Accountants, we don’t see you as a client – you are considered our associate and friend.

Your Accountants


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Ziegfried Kritzinger, the founder of Cloud Based Accountants Limited, started this highly successful and rapidly expanding Accounting practice in 2014. Ziegfried’s Law degree qualification and more than 30 years business experience provides the foundation for his proven track record in high level interpretation of tax and commercial legislation as well as providing entrepreneurial business management support. He is passionate about cloud-based Accounting and Information Technology and it was a natural development in his business career to become involved in both industries. His focus from the start was to assist start-up businesses with advice and assisting them to implement legally compliant streamlined, commercially viable management and accounting systems. As the name of the business indicates, the focus of supply is cloud-based accountancy applications with specific mention of the Xero accounting platform. Within four years from start-up, Cloud Based Accountants reached Xero Gold Champion Partner status. The business has now expanded to serve clients all over New Zealand rendering the full scope of accounting and tax advisory services.

When Ziegfried takes time off from work, then chances are good that you will find him on the racetrack with his Superbike or riding his Adventure bike on one of the many scenic routes close to home. Ziegfried says, “I love motorbikes in all shapes and forms, and riding hard clears the mind and keeps me young and fit“. 


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Haidee Kritzinger is a qualified Chartered Accountant with an Honours degree in Commerce. She has more than 30 years of accounting experience of which 13 years, she was managing her own Accounting practice. She has excelled in the corporate commercial environment where she is managing multi-million-dollar financial projects and corporate financial reporting. She also serves as a virtual CFO for several medium-sized businesses.

Haidee’s other passion in life is restoring and renovating antique furniture and collectibles. She is also very artistic and she loves painting scenic landscapes in Acrylics. 



Maryna Janse Van Rensburg serves as a dedicated team member at Cloud Based Accountants Limited, where her expertise in accounting helps clients navigate the complexities of financial management. With a robust background in both traditional and modern accounting practices, Maryna is instrumental in streamlining processes and enhancing financial reporting systems. Her commitment to delivering accurate and transparent financial services ensures that our clients are always well-informed and positioned for success. Maryna’s attention to detail makes her a key asset to our team and to our clients.

Away from work, Maryna enjoys watching movies, reading 
fiction, and spending quality time with her family.