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Accountant Spotlight: Kim Roy

Numbers are just a different way of telling a story

Meet Kim Roy, an Accountant with a passion for helping business owners understand their numbers and create better businesses.

With a Bachelor of Business (Communications) from QUT in Brisbane and Certifications in Xero and Xero Payroll just to name a few, Kim has a broad range of skills and expertise.

Before joining Collins Hume, Kim held various roles in public relations, internal communications and general management in the not-for-profit sector. After leaving the big smoke and returning to Tenterfield, Kim joined a friend's accounting firm in an admin support role, where she learned the ropes doing tax returns. She eventually became an accountant, leveraging her natural communications ability and primary production upbringing to help her clients.

Kim's typical day involves serving small and medium-sized businesses, with a particular focus on cloud accounting technology and troubleshooting. She is also Collins Hume’s specialist go-to bookkeeping gun on Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks user queries. With a flair for problem-solving and drilling into the detail, Kim excels at figuring out the root cause of accounting and bookkeeping issues and finding ways to resolve them.

“My husband had his own painting business so I did all of his bookkeeping and BAS for about 12 years which makes it very easy for me to relate to small business owners with cash flow issues or trying to find enough time to manage the paperwork,” says Kim.

Kim also assists Partner, Kelly Crethar on Collins Hume’s people and culture initiatives, with her project expertise proving invaluable following two years of managing JobKeeper and COVID-19 support.

One of the things Kim loves about working at Collins Hume is the degree of flexibility the firm offers.

“The Partners are open to new ideas and are not afraid of change, making it an interesting and dynamic workplace,” says Kim. “I am constantly learning and improving, which I enjoy immensely.”

When she's not working, Kim enjoys stand-up paddleboarding and indulging in her crafty side by crocheting and drawing. She is famously the brains behind the design and construction of our handmade Christmas tree using 100 per cent recycled and renewable materials, which generated loads of positive buzz in 2022.

Kim's message to business owners is to make use of their accountant’s expertise and know-how.

“Accountants are there to help, and investing time in business improvement is never a waste of time,” Kim added. “I see us an investment in their business, not a cost.”

“You can't avoid tax, but you can understand it and make the best decisions with confidence.”

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