Ben Collins

Ben Collins

taking care of business

Location
Sydney Area, Australia
Industry
Financial Services

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Ben Collins' Experience

Proprietor

Accountly

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Accounting industry

February 2014Present (3 months) Sydney Area, Australia

Helping small business keep tight accounts and work efficiently with the all the best Business Apps.

+ Accounting, Tax and Payroll Services

+ Business Development

+ Technology Integration

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Accounting industry

March 2010January 2014 (3 years 11 months) Suite 102, Level 1, 270 Pacific Highway CROWS NEST 2065

My Mother Hen is a Business Advisory and Accounting Firm specializing in individual tax as well as compliance and advice for Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMEs).

I love working with businesses that are small enough to be nimble, but with ambitious plans for growth. As Partner I advise on:

+ Business Development and Communication

+ Corporate Structuring and Tax Strategy

+ Acquisitions and Partnerships

Vice President (Business)

Invoice2go

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

August 2012September 2013 (1 year 2 months) Sydney Area, Australia

My role at Invoice2go is reporting to the Founder on matters of Business Development; Communication Strategy; Partnership Development and Compliance Management. This includes:

+ Establishing, maintaining and monitoring key business elements including Invoice2go Support Team and Invoice2go Events Team;

+ Responsibility for Invoice2go communication with customers; the Media and our Major Channel Partners;

+ Identifying potential synergies with other app companies and major institutions with aligned interests in the space we operate in;

+ Ensuring Invoice2go complies with all laws and treaties in the 72 countries the app is localised for.

Senior Accountant

Robson Partners Pty Limited

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Accounting industry

August 2009March 2010 (8 months) Gosford

Robson Partners is an accounting and financial services firm that looks after small to medium sized business on the Central Coast and Sydney. My role here was as a Senior Accountant preparing financial reports and tax returns as well as managing Corporate Compliance for the Firm and its clients.

Intermediate Accountant

Ken Crossman Pty Ltd

July 2008August 2009 (1 year 2 months) Crows Nest

Ken Crossman is an Accounting firm specializing in tax and financial reporting for individuals and small businesses. My role here was as a Senior Accountant preparing financial statements and tax returns as well as designing and implementing tax strategy and business development.

I also dealt with matters of corporate restructuring, insolvency and taxation debt settlement.

Junior Accountant

Business-2-Business

February 2007June 2008 (1 year 5 months) Chatswood

Business-2-Business is a full service Accounting and Financial Services firm looking after individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Business-2-Business is where I first learned to be an accountant, and where I met my future Partners in My Mother Hen Chartered Accountants.

Ben Collins' Certifications

  • Xero Certified Advisor

    • Xero
    • February 2014
  • Vend Expert

    • Vend
    • February 2014
  • Freshbooks Certified Accountant

    • FreshBooks
    • February 2014

Ben Collins' Courses

  • CPA, Financial Accounting and Management

    CPA Australia

    • Ethics and Governance
    • Strategic Management Accounting
    • Advanced Audit and Assurance

Ben Collins' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer Lifesaver

      Surf Life Saving Australia
      • Health
      December 2009 present (4 years 5 months)

      I'm a volunteer with Surf Life Saving Australia and qualified as an IRB Rescue Driver and Beach Management... but most of the action consists of caring for kids with Bluebottle Stings.

    • Infantryman (Reserve)

      Australian Army
      January 2000 January 2002 (2 years 1 month)

      I trained for two years with the Australian Army Reserve where I learned to become a man.

Ben Collins' Education

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Taxation, Taxation, Accounting, Law

20052008

CPA Australia

CPA, Financial Accounting and Management

20102014 (expected)

Ben Collins' Skills & Expertise

  1. Accounting
  2. Management
  3. Finance
  4. Customer Service
  5. Income Tax
  6. Business Development

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