At the risk of sounding corny I’m going to open with, I didn’t choose accounting as a career path - accounting chose me & thank goodness it did! I started in the industry as the young fresh-faced receptionist who was willing to give anything a crack to get along in life. Little did I know at the time that I would develop a love for this industry and a passion for helping my clients achieve great things!
Fast forward to 2016 following a lot of hard work, study and dedication, the opportunity arose to purchase Roma Taxation Services and I grabbed it with both hands! With 15+ years worth of qualifications & experience in the accounting, finance and business industries to share with my clients & colleagues, this has allowed me to be a part of and contribute to a wide range of local industries. I have come out the other side learning from the experience and built my knowledge foundation to get me where I am today. I’ll be the first to admit that it hasn’t been easy, but it has definitely been rewarding! In short I love what I do, and I love being able to listen, learn and grow both in my personal and professional life.
I am a born and bred Roma local with my family and I all based here. Gene & I have been blessed with two beautiful children, Matilda & Archie. I love that we can raise our children with our families so close to us and to be involved with many different aspects of this great community. I enjoy participating in many local sports including touch football, water skiing, squash and clay target shooting as well as being able to give back to the community by being a part of local sporting boards and committees. I thoroughly enjoy weekends spent catching up with friends and family.
Client Services Assistant
I have almost 4 years total experience as a Client Services Assistant; however, I took a break from the industry for a few years where I pursued and built a career as a local Property Manager in Roma. Following the birth of my first child I decided to return to the accounting industry where I have now been working at Roma Taxation Services for almost a year and a half.
I am very passionate about my role as a CSA and enjoy the interaction with our clients on a daily basis. I am currently in the process of expanding my knowledge and enrolling to complete a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.
I first made the move to Roma in 2012 from north of Brisbane - I am a city girl at heart but am enjoying the country atmosphere. When I am not working I enjoy spending quality time with my family and our animals. I also enjoy playing sport participating in a local Volleyball and Touch Football competition on a weekly basis!
My passion for finance first started when I was given the opportunity to change my focus within my existing CSA role in a Government Department to either Land Titles or Purchasing. I decided that the time had come for me to widen my finance knowledge and accepted a position as a Finance Assistant at a local Oil and Gas company, where I spent 2 years learning the basic of finance under a great mentor.
My parents own a small local company and became very busy with the height of the CSG boom within the community. So I decided to take a job opportunity to not only help my parents but broaden my knowledge some more. This is where I was first introduced to the program Xero, and fell in love.
Having lived in Roma my whole life, my partner, Tim and I decided to embark on a 6-month trip (which turned into 2 years) exploring Australia with our 3 dogs in a Ute and a rooftop, which we eventually upgraded to a caravan. During this time, I decided to take this opportunity and I plunged into studying a Cert. 4 in Bookkeeping with Open College of Accounting and Finance, where I graduated from in 2017.
In my off time I enjoy playing at our local Touch Football club in both ladies, where I play for a team that is sponsored by Roma Tax, and a mixed competitions. I have held the position of Treasurer her for the past 2 years. If I’m not at touch or the gym you can find me out, camping, fishing or hiking in our beautiful region with our family and friends.
Born and raised on a dairy farm, as a kid I always thought that I would become a farmer just like my Mum and Dad. It wasn’t until I discovered bookkeeping at high school that my life changed, not only did I find that this was something I loved I was also good at it. Straight out of high school I went to University and got my Accounting Degree.
I started working in my local area (Woodford, QLD) for an Accountant while studying at University and continued working in that firm for a further 3 years after I had finished my degree. I then made the decision to further my knowledge and moved to a firm closer to Brisbane, where I stayed for 6 years. During this time, I completed my CPA studies and was mentored by a fellow CPA. This was an amazing experience and to this day I still have a great relationship with my CPA mentor.
In April 2018 I moved to Roma with my partner, Mitch. My first employment in Roma was with the finance team at QLD Health which allowed me to gain experience of working in a large organization. After only being in Roma for about a month, I found out I was pregnant.
Fast forward to January 2019, I gave birth to our first son, Maddox at Roma Hospital, and the services offered by the hospital were amazing! After 6 months maternity leave, I gained employment here at Roma Taxation Services where I currently work two days per week. I love that my work is very flexible and allows me to have a great family work life balance. I love the fact that we live in a great country community and I look forward to getting to know more faces while raising my children in the Maranoa area.
I moved to Roma with my family in 2015 where I graduated from Roma State College in 2017. I have been very fortunate to be able to explore the world. My family and I went on a 7 week holiday to America and Canada where I had my first, but hopefully not last, white Christmas. In grade 10, I was part of the school Netball tour which went to New Zealand.
I decided to take a huge leap and embarked upon a working holiday overseas, where I was doing hospitality and admin work in London. Prior to working in London I did a 3 week tour of Europe which included visiting Auschwitz. Having recently returned from London I was excited to be offered an admin position at Roma Taxation with a great group of people. Who knows where I will end up but studying to be a tax agent or accountant could be in my future, as I am really enjoying this position.
In my spare time I enjoy playing touch where I am a member of both a ladies and a mixed team. I have been a part of several ladies teams however am now playing in a team along with other members from Roma Taxation Services. I have been a part of the same mixed team for 3 years now and I really enjoy playing with this ever-evolving group of people.