From 9 to 5
My career started at a large multinational accounting firm where I spent 13 years gaining strong technical experience within a variety of industries. From there I ventured into a controller position with a group of private companies for 2 years. It was a unique and interesting experience being “on the other side”. I enjoyed setting up the company’s internal controls and financial reporting which facilitated in the eventual sale of the business. It was an exciting challenge to be part of the due diligence process liaising with the bank, other accountants and lawyers.
The industries I enjoy working with the most are farming and NPOs. They have unique reporting requirements from an accounting perspective and access to specific government subsidies. I take pride in educating clients on this and making them aware of funding they can access, which they may previously have been unaware of.
I also enjoy working with large corporate groups. I understand the legal, business and tax reasons behind these large corporate structures as well as the multitude of inter-corporate transactions that flow through the accounts. I enjoy pulling all the operations together into one combined financial statement.