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Accountant Spotlight: Riley Gollan

Meet Riley Gollan, a versatile accountant with a passion for sport and the great outdoors

Riley enjoys the challenge and variety that comes with working in tax and values the progressive culture at Collins Hume.

But what inspired Riley to pursue a career in accounting?


Not having a specific pathway in mind, he took an internship in Lismore to see what accounting was about and found that he enjoyed tax and set his sights on public practice.


Now responsible for doing tax returns and BAS, providing bookkeeping assistance and preparing financial statements, Riley is developing relationships with business owners and individual taxpayers. He is an accounting and tax jack-of-all-trades, especially since he is also currently studying for his CPA qualification, exposing him to a variety of accounting scenarios.


Riley is proud to be part of Collins Hume, “The Partners are young and I can see they have lives outside of work, they’re not just living in the office. Our firm is progressive with a great culture so I get exposed to a wide range of work.”


Outside of work, Riley loves being outdoors and active. He is a competitor in the Ballina basketball competition and also plays for the Byron Beez rep team. Riley has recently taken on a new challenge by adopting a kelpie x papillon dog. If you're in the Ballina area, you might even spot him training his new pup, Melo.


Before joining Collins Hume in 2020, Riley had roles in audit and tax for firms in Lismore and Murwillumbah and is now an integral part of Jamie's and Peter's teams. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) from Southern Cross University, as well as a Diploma of Sport Development from Victoria University. He is also a Xero Certified Advisor.



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