Tax expert and aspiring video producer
Fresh out of high school, Aldo joined Pitcher Partners as a cadet. Eight years on he’s now a senior accountant with the firm, complete with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Working his way up through the ranks while simultaneously completing his bachelor’s degree, Aldo has developed a rewarding career with exposure to diverse on-the-job learning across tax and accounting.
Now making his mark within the Private Business
and Family Advisory division in Pitcher Partners Sydney, Aldo helps clients to understand and manage their complex tax situations – going above and beyond to help client organisations drive newfound value.
For Aldo, the most meaningful part of his job is seeing how he makes an impact for clients, “it is
the moments when clients tell you that your work
has made a difference that I’m most proud of.
Sometimes it’s as simple as a chat about their
current challenge that can make the world of difference to them and their business”.
Being part of such a supportive team is something Aldo highlights as key to his success today, especially the firm’s focus on nurturing a genuinely collaborative environment. He says ‘I feel comfortable discussing any challenges I might encounter, we work as one team”.
Passionate about supporting the industry, it is now Aldo’s turn to mentor the younger generation of accountants. “Junior team members come to me with questions, and it is nice to give back. I take the time to ensure they really understand – I was once in their shoes, I know how they feel.” When asked what advice he would give to those aspiring to a career at Pitcher Partners, he had three key points, ‘Never be afraid to give things a go, clear communication skills are key, and a strong work ethic will help you build habits that ensure success.’
After his cadetship experience Aldo is an advocate for the many tangible benefits of working while learning, “it wasn’t just textbook scenarios – I had real and practical hands-on experience and the guidance of supportive mentors who were there to answer my questions and help me with new concepts.”
When he is not in front of spreadsheets, Aldo is behind the camera. “One of my hobbies is videography. At Pitcher Partners Sydney we celebrate the end of the financial year with a bang. I recorded footage on the night and made a highlight reel, which was then showcased at our firm update. It was so rewarding to see my work on the big screen for everyone to enjoy”. It looks like accountants can be creative too – “it’s not all about spreadsheets and reports!” he jokes.
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