Meet Collins Hume Accountant and Xero Specialist, Shannon

As an Accountant, Shannon McDonald supports our clients by doing what she describes as 'a little bit of everything' from preparing tax returns and financial accounts to Xero set up and training.

Shannon McDonaldAs someone who first set out to be a physiotherapist but had a change of heart, the accounting profession is all the better for having Shannon in our ranks. 

An experienced regional accountant Shannon is fully across major initiatives, such as Single Touch Payroll, making sure that Collins Hume's clients are informed and ready.

She is also a dab hand at setting up and training businesses on either moving to cloud accounting or migrating businesses from other software to the Xero cloud platform.

"A lot of people are getting into the cloud," says Shannon. "It's a big a step and we make sure they don't fall down a rabbit hole."

Having started with Collins Hume a year ago, Shannon has had time to check the lie of the land.

"Collins Hume's culture stands out – no question," she says. "I get to work in such a friendly environment with strong local connections."

"Being newly married, it's nice to have the flexibility to be able to work around my family's commitments."

Shannon is originally from Lennox Head and now lives in Wollongbar. She gained her B Business (Accounting & Finance) at Southern Cross University before embarking on a career in public practice. 

Shannon is a Xero Certified Advisor and Champion of Xero Migration and Xero Payroll. She joined Collins Hume in 2017 and hopes to complete her CPA qualifications in the next few years. Outside of work Shannon plays for the SCU Netty Rats in Lismore and is keenly involved in Northern Rivers Dance Studio (NRDS) in Ballina.

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