Kothes Accounting Group Bega office director Fiona Dunham always wanted to be an accountant, but took a slight detour after leaving school to join the banking and finance sector. During her 12-years working with Westpac she started a Business and Commerce degree via distance education, then in 1998 she left the bank to work for Kothes in their Bega office.
What she enjoys most about being part of a large chartered accounting firm is the depth of knowledge across the seven offices amongst the other directors and their team of professional staff. This depth of knowledge enables them to solve complex problems quickly and create better outcomes for clients.
Skills and qualifications
- Registered tax agent
- Associate – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Fiona works in a broad range of sectors from farming to retail, service industries and property and she specialises in business advisory services and taxation.
Fiona’s top three tips for businesses
- Change creates opportunity
- Hard work is always recognised
- Knowledge is never a burden (wise words passed on from her Grandmother)
In her spare time Fiona loves to run, and is a member of Bega Parkrun and participates in half marathons. When she’s working in the Kothes Accounting Group Cooma and Jindabyne offices over winter she’s never far from one of her other outdoor pursuits, snow skiing. At the other end of the scale, Fiona also enjoys gardening and quilting.