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, Bianca Fitzpatrick
“MWM Advisory has a great atmosphere because it is both challenging and collaborative. I really enjoy that we are encouraged to take a complete approach to understanding a client’s business because it allows us to add value in ways you wouldn’t expect.”
Tell us a bit about your role…
As an accountant at MWM Advisory, I complete tax compliance work across a wide range of clients and industries.
Are accountants misunderstood?
We have a bad wrap for not having a sense of humour and I can assure you that is far from the truth.
If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be and why?
I think it would be a breathtaking trip that so few people get the opportunity to experience, which would make it pretty unforgettable.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is …
To listen, to understand, and not just to respond.
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
What do you enjoy the most about working at MWM?
The directors promote a collaborative approach towards team members and how we engage with clients which makes MWM a great place to work.
What advice would you give new entrants into your field of work?
Be patient. Your education is important to help you grasp the basic concepts but you will grow the most as an accountant when you have built your experience as a professional in the workforce.
Also, don’t underestimate the importance of developing your soft skills. As an accountant, you won’t just look after your client’s finances, you are part of their support system when they face life’s challenges and go through big life changes.