By his own admission, Shane prefers to work with serious business owners. Realists who appreciate the sometimes brutal challenges of business and who value fresh and unhindered thinking.
While their ventures may be at any stage of the business cycle, Shane’s clients are experienced business owners of large, often new age or unconventional enterprises with complicated circumstances, operating in Australia and across multiple international jurisdictions.
A Chartered Accountant, Shane established his own practice because he believed most accountants fail business owners by not providing much needed bespoke advice and higher level services.
Shane strives to grow, leverage and protect assets that generate wealth so that his clients may live with financial freedom.
He is the ultimate CFO – Chief Financial Officer. Working externally, he cuts through the clutter that can distract internal accountants while maintaining an intimate understanding of the business and the business owner’s personal financial affairs.
Shane thrives on complexity. Stepping in to assist clients experiencing difficulties he solves problems, leverages opportunities and turns businesses around, ultimately increasing their value.
Doing the right things, for the right reasons and in the right way is fundamental to Shane’s approach.
Involved in family businesses since he was 4 years of age, Shane’s highly developed business instincts are underpinned with clear purpose, visualised outcomes and efficient, often custom designed processes that deliver results.
Shane has seen businesses start, grow and as he says, “blow up”. He knows the characteristics of good businesses and intuitively recognises the warning signs that can quickly escalate to problems.
Shane knows numbers and understands what drives them.
He has a special interest in building accounting systems to address the all too common grievances of business owners not knowing where they are financially. Shane shares ‘real life’ business experiences with his clients and addresses their needs. Importantly, he coaches them to understand and use their numbers to take control, mitigate risks, identify trends and leverage opportunities.