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 Information Management Accountant, Suzanne Jewry.
“At MWM we are all client-focused. In my job I love making everything balance or reconcile, but the real joy is in knowing that I make a difference for my clients. A happy client is the ultimate goal.”
Tell us a bit about your role…
So many different kinds of jobs hit my desk every day that I feel like I should have an expanding business card to list all my roles.
Bookkeeping and payroll work are my main responsibilities, but a typical day includes everything from providing training, preparing activity statements, creating management reports, analysing information for clients, organising new software for clients, integrating software, managing payroll, accounts receivable or accounts payable for clients, to problem solving and assisting clients as they navigate their software.
I have been working in the accounting industry for quite some time now and I still love what I do. Making the numbers work and ensuring everything balances is key but helping clients to gain back some time, some confidence in their information or simply to decipher their reports is a huge motivator for me.
What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
This year has been particularly challenging as we needed to navigate the new legislation in relation to government assistance for business such as cashflow boost and JobKeeper.
Keeping up to date with legislative changes as well as the latest software developments means we are always learning and striving to improve. It’s challenging and interesting too.
What inspires you outside of the office?
My world does revolve around family and friends, especially my adorable cheeky grandson who knows how to demand my attention.
I try to get to yoga classes to enjoy a few moments of inner peace.
The next year may involve some home renovation projects which could be exciting or just plain expensive!
What do you enjoy the most about working at MWM?
The people, the people and the people are definitely the best things about working at MWM. We have that unique scenario where the bookkeepers can work closely with the accountants to ensure the best outcome for the client.
We have an amazing group of people, each with their own skill set willing to work together and share knowledge. And they make me laugh so the day is enjoyable!