This Ballina-pple's not fallen far from the tree, but brings a plethora of business experience
We can't remember the last time the ABS reported on Australia's brain drain, but Collins Hume is all the better for it!

Now studying to become a CPA after completing his Bachelor of Business at SCU, Jamie Doyle has taken the scenic route to where he is successfully ensconced today.

Jamie is the first to admit to his professional life started out as a self-proclaimed 'tax nerd'. Then the travel bug bit and he was off to the British Isles where he held various management roles for companies in Ireland and the UK.

When the green hills of home beckoned, Jamie returned to base in Ballina bringing his lovely experience with him and, after a stint as a business manager of a large and successful Northern Rivers law firm, he joined Collins Hume in 2011 (although had been good mates with the firm before becoming a colleague).

Today Jamie specialises in and drives Collins Hume's Business Advisory & Cloud Accounting divisions incorporating business improvement services such as benchmarking, budgets and cash flow forecasting, government grants assistance, and strategic and succession planning across all business sectors and types

In his 'spare' time, Jamie is a very busy dad with three kids under five, is a mad fisherman, golfer and all round sports nut. He never misses a game of his team - the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs.

"I really like the guys in charge at Collins Hume who are young and innovative, they are always looking at new ways to improve their clients businesses" says Jamie. "It's a great place to work for that reason."

For now you'll see Jamie working on what he calls 'everything business advisory' - he is perfectly positioned to use his technical accounting expertise to make the much-needed link between accounting / tax and helping businesses to perform. A key focus is always getting out and about to meet with local business owners to ensure they are working 'on' their business instead of 'in' them.

Since Collins Hume became a Xero Certified Partner things have moved fast, yet only a handful of business owners are aware of 'the cloud'. As time progresses, those who lag on technology and miss the subsequent efficiencies will be disadvantaged compared to those businesses who embrace it. As a Xero Certified Advisor Jamie is well placed to advise on the suitability of the software for your business and ensure a smooth implementation of the program.

With cloud accounting enhancing Collins Hume capabilities, Jamie will be collaborating and exploring our clients' business potential to address issues that matter – in a more timely, meaningful manner.

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