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Ever wondered how to make the old-school accounting industry feel fresh and exciting? Well, I've got a treat for you in this podcast episode! I had a fantastic chat with Amanda Gascoigne, a chartered accountant and the brain behind The Balanced Firm.

Amanda shares her unique approach to shaking things up in accounting. She shared her journey of taking her accounting practice online, and what really caught my attention was her focus on building genuine relationships and connections with clients instead of just relying on social media and ads.

But it wasn't all about business. Amanda emphasized the importance of finding joy and balance in what you do. And, she also shares her experience inside Her Empire Builder and the incredible benefits of being part of such a supportive community.

In a nutshell, Amanda's story is a burst of fresh air in the world of accounting, proving that mixing tradition with innovation can lead to something truly extraordinary.

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OUR PODCAST GUEST - Amanda Gascoigne


Amanda Gascoigne, Chartered Accountant Fellow and the founder of Amanda Gascoigne Consulting and The Balanced Firm.

As a small business owner for 24 years, 18 of those as a chartered accounting practice founder and owner, Amanda has been able to combine her love of conversation, people, accounting, small business and family.

She now helps small and solo accounting practice owners (startups to $1.5m in turnover) across Australia and New Zealand have better practices and better lives and helps them have better relationships with their clients and teams through her coaching, consulting, mentoring, online courses, resources and her online community all exclusively designed for this segment of the industry.

Amanda wrote in a pre-pandemic article that she believed that in 2020, small and solo accounting practice owners would be looking for more. More from their practices. More from their lives. And in 2023, Amanda is optimistic that positive and sustainable shifts in practice models will be embraced for practice owners to achieve this.

Amanda also advocates for small and solo accounting practice owners and their small business clients in her roles with CA ANZ as a member of the Trans-Tasman Public Practice Advisory Committee, the NSW Public Practice Panel and is the Australian-based Practice Mentor for the Practice Peer Mentor Exchange. She also is the small business representative on the ATO’s GST Stewardship Group.

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