Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Member profile: Autumn Slavin

Employer: JH Advisory

Position: Manager

I am a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) who has worked in public practice for nearly 13 years. My clients are predominantly Small and Medium size Entereprises (SMEs) and therefore, I have been fortunate to work with clients from various industries, with a variety of tax and accounting issues. I began my career at Accru Harris Orchard, where I worked from being Graduate Accountant, up to being in the role as a Self-Managed Super Fund Manager. After nearly 10 years, I then decided it was time for a change of scenery and began employment with Bartons Chartered Accountants in a managerial position. This year I have begun an exciting managerial role at JH Advisory.

Describe your current role

My current focus is on tax and compliance but I am also working with a group of people who have a diverse range of skill sets and will enable me with the opportunity to develop and learn other skills in business services.

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

For the last year I have been on the Tax Institute’s membership committee. It has been such a privilege to give back to an organisation that has provided me with so much support and resources over the last few years, as a member of the Tax Institute.

What are your career highlights?
  • Becoming a CTA and CA;
  • Working with great people and being able to work with a range of cliental on a range of tax and compliance issues.

Why did you join The Tax Institute?

To help support and contribute to a great organisation, the ability to be kept up-to-date with the latest tax issues and to be given the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

What advice can you give to graduates?

Try to be as open minded as possible. You will need to be open to new opportunities and to always remember that a career in tax, means a career with no limitations.

Who or what inspires you?

As a female, I am inspired by other women professionals in my industry. Especially those in management positions, who have successfully accomplished that work/life balance.

What do you do to unwind?

Spending time with my family and friends and watching one of many of my DVD box set collections – there are a few.

Favourite holiday destination?

Sorry but I don’t have one, as I am such a homebody. My favourite destination so far was touring around Tasmania (Must-Do).  I do tend to spend my holidays hanging out in little ole Radelaide.