Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Member profile: Eve Starina

Name: Eve Starina

Employer: HLB Mann Judd

Position: Supervisor, Business Advisory Services

Eve is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser with 5 years’ experience in taxation and business advisory services. Having commenced her accounting career as a graduate in 2010, Eve has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience from working on a variety of clients of different sizes and across different industries. Eve is a results driven, passionate professional who is dedicated to meeting the needs of her clients, and mentoring junior staff.

Describe your current role

There’s never a dull moment in tax! While the majority of my time is spent preparing or reviewing financial statements, income tax returns, BAS or FBT returns, occasionally I also have the opportunity to assist clients with tax planning and other matters.

As a supervisor, I am also involved in training and mentoring junior staff members. At this time of year, I’m busy conducting induction training for our new staff members.

Describe your involvement in The Tax Institute’s committees or contribution to the Institute

I joined the WA State Membership Committee in 2014 and have thus far enjoyed supporting and promoting the events organised by this committee. I am also currently the firm champion at HLB Mann Judd.

What are your career highlights?

I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with a number of clients to assist them in meeting their taxation obligations. This is always very rewarding for me as I’m passionate about tax and about helping people.

Why did you join The Tax Institute?

I completed my CTA1 as a graduate, and after completing my CA studies I decided to move onto CTA3. I find that The Tax Institute offers some great courses, not to mention their CPD events.

What advice can you give to graduates?

You never stop learning in tax, so I would suggest embracing this and further developing yourself and your skillset wherever possible.

Who or what inspires you?

I’m fortunate enough to work with some incredibly knowledgeable people, who I think of as ‘walking talking tax encyclopaedias’.  I strive to be as informed as they are someday.

What do you do to unwind?

I enjoy spending time with my feathered and furry children.

Favourite holiday destination?

I love cold weather and I’m originally from Russia so I’m obliged to say there.