Originally I come from Canada.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, I decided that wanted to see the world. So I arranged to take a European tour and during that time I met an Australian bloke who convinced me to move to Sydney! So in 2000 (hard to believe that was over 17 years ago), I moved to Australia and started my career as a manager working with a large 2nd Tier Firm.
I live in Brisbane with my husband and two children. We live in Chelmer, and thank goodness our house stayed dry during the 2011 floods. I was looking for flexibility (isn’t every parent?) and decided to start a bookkeeping business. Back then I would take my newborn son and a playpen and work at various client sites doing the bookkeeping, mostly with MYOB.
I have two beautiful children – Kate who is now ten, and Paddy who is eight.
The business has grown so fast since then, and I now work full time with three other staff members. I feel privileged to work with small to medium sized businesses here in Brisbane. My area of interest is teaching business owners how to bookkeep, understand their financial results, and introduce add on technology to make business tasks more efficient.
I love to show clients the differences between Xero and MYOB and introduce them to add on solutions. The cloud based accountancy space is moving so fast it is really hard to keep up. I am continually listening to podcasts as I take my morning walk and attending all the professional development and road shows that I can.
I’d love to have a chat with you about your accountancy needs – what is the cloud, how can you upgrade, differences in the products on offer, and which add on solutions may benefit you. Come and visit us in our gorgeous Queenslander office and see how you can free up time by using cloud based solutions!