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 Accountant, Susie Smith.
“The way that MWM Advisory does business, in particular the forming of partnerships and building close working relationships with clients, is something that really resonates with me.”
Tell us a bit about your role at MWM…
As an accountant here at MWM, I enjoy partnering with clients to ensure they meet their compliance obligations and I help them to navigate through the plethora of issues that come with running a business.
Why did you become an accountant?
Initially, I didn’t set out to be an accountant.
Having done a Bachelor in Japanese and Degree in International Finance, I found myself working in business banking for the National Australia Bank for 10 years. Then I moved in to part-time across a number of finance roles following the birth of my three sons.
Fortunately for me, an opportunity arose to work with an accounting firm focusing on management rights verifications, which has since led me to more traditional accounting work.
Whilst I love the numbers, I especially enjoy working closely with our clients to achieve their goals and aspirations and working here at MWM we are focused on outing the client first.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by people who have overcome great adversity and challenges in their lives.
If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be and why?
My dream is to take my family on a Masai Mara Reserve Safari. My boys are totally obsessed with all those wild animals and especially the African big cats.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is …..
Never waste a worry!
What do you enjoy the most about working at MWM?
The best part about working at MWM is the workplace culture here and the dynamics of our team, which is reflected in the way we approach everything from day to day tasks to big picture ideas and making sure that the best outcome for our clients is the primary focus.