About ATB Chartered Accountants - Small Business

Jim Vass

“I like to help people achieve what they believe is impossible … especially in small business. Too many people aren’t prepared to help other people succeed. I want to help.”

After leaving school, Jim enrolled in an accounting course, passed the exams without feeling challenged and in his own words:

“I realised accountancy was a great foundation for being able to go forward into any business you wanted…”

Jim studied in accountancy at university (where he met Paul) and graduated in 1989 …

…and he’s never looked back.

I want to change business owners’ experience. Accountancy is not just about how much tax you have to pay … it’s about adding value to our clients’ businesses and their lives. It’s incredibly satisfying to see clients’ success. To set up goals and opportunities and see those prosper. It’s not just numbers. Looking at how we can improve our own business and improve our clients’ businesses is why I get up in the morning.”

If Jim could go anywhere in the world it would be Greece, although he too admits to having just a tiny passion for motorbikes …

“I like to do a couple of road trips a year … go off the beaten track. It gives me a different perspective on life and great clarity.”

Not content with helping clients, Jim also participates in many events to raise money for cancer research. Notably, this September he will complete the Kokoda Trail to aid pancreatic cancer research.

Honesty is the cornerstone of Jim’s value system. Honesty – and finding the balance between work and family …

Oh, and despite all the letters after his name, Jim doesn’t take himself too seriously …You’ll find him stirring up some light-hearted trouble in the office or with family and friends with his delightfully irreverent sense of humour.

Jim’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimvass/

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