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 Manager, Darren Chan…
“Exceeding client expectations is how MWM operates – we strive to solve problems before they arise. MWM prides themselves on having the right team of professionals, equipped with the right tools and knowledge to deliver the best outcomes for clients.”
Tell us a bit about your role Darren?
I am one of the Managers here at MWM, which means that each day is always different and filled with new and interesting challenges.
My job involves servicing clients in both an advisory and support role, training and supporting different levels of the team, improving internal systems and processes, and assisting the Directors with ensuring tasks and projects are completed in a timely manner.
The accounting, tax and business space is becoming increasingly complex. Helping clients simplify and understand these changes, whilst achieving the best outcome is our number one priority.
What about when you’re not at work – what are your hobbies and interests?
Outside of the office, I like to keep active and also spend as much time as possible with family and friends.
I’m always in search of the best coffee and a good brunch spot (yes, guys can brunch too!). Coming from a long line of chefs in the family, I’m naturally a bit of a foodie as well, so I’m always up for trying new places or testing out a few things in the kitchen myself.
I have a huge passion in basketball (and a huge NBA fan…go Cavs!), so you’ll probably catch me on the court somewhere.
Swimming and badminton are a close second and third in sports I do during the week and on weekends.
After breaking my leg early last year, it has definitely been a learning curve and a challenge from both a recovery and rehabilitation aspect.
It has been tough, but grateful for the great support network that I have to help me get back to 100%. As the saying goes, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”.
Darren, what’s the best part about working at MWM?
The best part of working at MWM has to be the clients. There is no better satisfaction you get than helping someone achieve their goals or getting them out of a jam.
To do this at a firm that shares the same beliefs has been a blessing and a great opportunity.
James and Melanie have done a great job at building a culture that has drawn good talented people, who have come from different backgrounds, but share the same principles and goals of excelling at what we do.