In this series we’re spotlighting a different MWM team member each month so you can get to know the team a little better.
Say hello to Anita Mayer, Client Services Coordinator and Personal Assistant to James Marshall…
“I have worked at many firms, but I can honestly say it feels like family here. Everyone cares. James and Mel have built a really strong, proactive team around them. It is a pleasure to come to work each day.”
Tell us a bit about your role Anita?
I am Personal Assistant to James Marshall and Client Service Coordinator to a designated group of clients.
We are all very hands on with our clients, so I make sure we are all organised and everything runs as smoothly as possible.
I also lend support to our Managers and team of Accountants. A part of my role I really enjoy is helping new clients settle in and feel welcome. I organise their incoming records, making sure the transition over to MWM is positive and seamless.
I really enjoy the contact I have with all our clients and love getting to know them and their business. I find it very satisfying working out ways with our team to make our clients’ accounting and tax compliance easier for them – so they can focus on their business. Life is short – I personally believe it is all about working smarter and not harder.
What about when you’re not at work – what are your hobbies and interests?
I love anything to do with the water and I am currently in the process of getting my jet ski license!
Most weekends I am usually in the surf or paddle boarding either at Tallebudgera or Currumbin Creek with my family.
Early in the mornings, I like to either go to F45 (team boot camp concept) or walk around Burleigh Hill.
I love camping and travelling and usually have my next holiday planned out 12 months in advance. I enjoy snow skiing and usually like to take the kids skiing every couple of years as well.
I either like the holidays where you are lying on the beach or in the water not doing too much, or the other extreme where you are moving constantly and usually in some state of sleeplessness. There’s no in between for me.
I also love reading, watching DVDs and going to the movies with a big bag of popcorn, chocolate and an iced coffee. My family recently built a new house with a view – so I must admit, most nights I am usually out on the deck, feet up relaxing. It’s all about the small things in life.
Anita, what’s the best part about working at MWM?
I love that no day is the same! My days usually depend on what James is up to, so they are usually non-stop and extremely full.
It’s great though, because I am never bored and I am constantly learning new things, or new ways to be more efficient or proactive.
But the absolute best thing though is definitely the staff. They are not staff – to me they are family. We are all so different but everyone just fits in so well together.
Everyone cares and supports each other. I think that is the difference! We are a true team. I have worked in a lot of different accounting firms and workplaces over the years and I do find that what we have here at MWM is very special. Plus the fact we laugh a lot! Well, I do anyway.