I grew up in small mining towns, attended high school in Whyalla, South Australia, and got my first job as a legal secretary for a law firm there. This was also my first foray into studying at TAFE, where I was introduced to the mysteries of double entry bookkeeping. (Little did I know this would make an appearance further down the track and become a big part of my life).
Fast forward 22 years and I’m now married with 2 children and living in Adelaide. I’ve studied and gained an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and gained the experience and extra studies required to become a Registered BAS Agent. In between I’ve worked in accounting and administration for large corporations, for several small businesses, government organisations and a non-profit. On the side I’ve sold Body Shop products in people’s homes where I first learned to become comfortable standing up and speaking in front of groups of people. Without knowing it at the time, this equipped me with the confidence and skills needed to teach accounting to students at TAFE in the following years.
So this has all culminated in where I am today – having a small business based in the North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide that enables me to help other local business owners with their finances and also teaching students at TAFE. Two things I love doing.
And that is basically the Festival Bookkeeping story. I hope that by reading this you have been able to gain an insight into both my personal and business background and why I love to do what I do.
Oh, and the short version of the story:
Country girl turned City Girl. Accounting Nerd. Small business owner helping other small business owners.
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