With an ever-changing business environment, the role of an accountant has shifted from traditional supervision of company books and taxation to a sophisticated understanding of leading business indicators, relationship management and creative thinking. To succeed in these disciplines, it requires a balance of experience, enthusiasm and a real passion for helping people. David de Closey has dedicated the best part of his 28 years as and accountant and business adviser to making a difference to people’s lives. This has been both personally and through their businesses. “As clichéd as it sounds, it gives me a great buzz when carefully planned, strategic guidance results in positive outcomes for the client” says David.
David is driven by achieving results in both his business and sporting endeavours. Various examples of this can be seen including the success of his business and the triathlons he competes in regularly. One of David’s more memorable experiences occurred when a client asked him to assist with the sale of their business. Through some careful discussion and facts-based negotiation, David was able to earn them an additional $1.5million on the transaction. “I am confident that the direct involvement we had in the clients business over the years and my dedication to achieving great outcomes, substantially improved the outcome for our client” says David.
Despite the many business and sporting success stories, David’s greatest achievement is his family. “Family are a real leveller and my wife, along with my three boys whom I am extremely proud of, often remind me of those core values, such as respect and gratitude, that make us better parents, friends, managers and business community leaders” says David.