Shane Bartrim B Bus CPA

Update with Collins Hume Partner and SMSF Specialist Shane Bartrim

Today's business environment is ruled by regulation, which can often dampen our inner entrepreneur.

shane bartimWe worry that we're compliant, we don't want the ATO breathing down our necks and every agency wants their pound of flesh.

But building a successful business involves hard work and risk, with time needing to be set aside to focus on the business itself.

Shane knows firsthand how solid business advice can be an incredibly powerful and valuable tool.

During over 20 years in business services, Shane has enjoyed working with many businesses to improve their performance – from fine-tuning operations, trend analysis and benchmarking to being more profitable and, ultimately, growing the value of their business.  Read more…

Chris Atkinson rogue raid success

Rogue Raid 6 Hour Results

Chris Atkinson, Peter Boyce grace 'The Rogue' podium

christopher atkinsonCollins Hume Partner Christopher Atkinson and his race partner, Peter Boyce, got on the podium for the very first time in an adventure race last Saturday, in a 6-hour event. Fair to say they are as proud as peacocks. 

"We nailed the strategy, were good with navigation and had a solid training and fitness base under us," said Chris. "Could barely walk when we finished, being 40 something years old does that I suppose."

You can see the official results post here.

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Jamie Doyle CPA

Update on Collins Hume Partner Jamie Doyle CPA

"You wouldn't go to anyone but a mechanic to service your car. It's the same for any business having an accountant – peace of mind."

Jamie Doyle CPAJamie Doyle is Collins Hume's small business specialist working with established businesses and start-ups, streamlining their set up, structuring and software so they can realise their full potential.

Jamie believes that the NSW Northern Rivers region provides an incomparable setting for work, family and play. The diverse range of people and businesses with which he finds himself working inspires him every day. 

The key to small business success is ensuring that the right processes are in place, and continue to be kept in check. 

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Peter Fowler accountant with a difference

Peter Fowler – multi-award winning accountant with a difference

Peter Fowler CPA MBA makes a difference and transforms the NSW Northern Rivers business community with his astute commercial business advice, innovation and growth initiatives that help the region's businesses thrive. 

Peter FowlerThe multi-award winning accountant is well known for his work helping businesses fast-track their success. He personally mentors business owners and is recognised as one of the region's business leaders. Peter also spearheads activities to fundraise and provide support to local and international charities. 

Peter is featured in 'The World's Most Inspiring Accountants' and then co-authored 'Better business, Better life, Better world'. In front of industry peers in 2017, Peter was awarded Partner of the Year and collected an Excellence Award from the accounting profession recognising him as one of Australia's leading accountants and advisers.  Read more…

Collins Hume welcomes Senior Client Manager

Jeff Skinner CA, Senior Client Manager

With some 20 years' experience, including being a business advisor to small and medium businesses, Collins Hume's newest team member Jeff Skinner works closely with business owners to ensure they have the tools needed to achieve their financial goals.

This includes all facets of financial accounts and income tax return preparation to running profit improvement programs and even operational rescue missions.

Spending his formative years in regional NSW, Jeff is attuned to the unique needs of local business and has a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed. His personal interests have taken him twice to the Kokoda Track and to the Base Camp of Mount Everest!

A keen traveller and sporting / fitness fanatic, Jeff knows what it takes to push himself, "Nobody knows how far they can go until they have pushed themselves that far," and brings his insight and drive to Collins Hume and the clients with whom he works.  Read more…

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