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Making business personal: 2021 partner announcement
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Making business personal: 2021 partner announcement

It is important to us to support businesses and individuals as they navigate current challenges and newfound opportunities.

We welcome and congratulate our newest partners and recognise their ongoing commitment to making business personal for our valued clients. We spoke to them about what making business personal and Pitcher Partners means to them and key advice they have for aspiring professionals.

Murray Graham

Partner, Tax Advisory – Brisbane
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“Working in tax is the perfect balance of analysing the numbers and interpreting the law. Combined with really understanding the underlying business and the people behind it can have a real positive impact. Helping people navigate the often-complex landscape of tax so they can focus on their business and achieve great outcomes is very rewarding, and creates strong long lasting relationships.”

Why Pitcher Partners? Pitcher Partners has a strong national and global network that can add real value to our clients. Notwithstanding the firm’s impressive growth, the firm retains a boutique feel, one that can easily pivot at the local level in an increasingly complex and challenging business environment.

 

Jason Murphy

Partner, Corporate Finance – Melbourne
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“Each job is an opportunity to challenge your thinking and creativity, to learn about a client and their unique business, and to provide value in new ways.”

Career advice for aspiring professionals? Be yourself; play to your own unique strengths; and, focus on what you can give to the people around you.

 

Travis Lapthorne

Partner, Business Advisory and Assurance – Melbourne
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“I like to take the time to understand the people behind the business and their motivations. For these people, their livelihood is the business – they live and breathe it. Appreciating this, while providing pragmatic and commercial expertise is the key to making business personal.”

Career advice for aspiring professionals? Take as many opportunities as you can get; try to get as much experience as you can with a diverse range of clients to build a breadth of experience; and, make the most of the people around you – ask them as many questions as you can to learn as fast as possible.

 

Yina Tang

Partner, Tax Advisory – Melbourne
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“Making business personal means taking the time to understand my clients, what they want to achieve, and the things that are important to them. This ensures that my clients get the best support they can, and forms the foundations of a strong, collaborative relationship.”

Career advice for aspiring professionals? Be technically proficient; have an inquisitive mind about broader issues; and, most importantly, enjoy what you do.

 

Campbell Gould

Partner, Private Business and Family Advisory – Sydney
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Everyone needs to understand their ‘why’. Mine is being driven by the belief that every business owner deserves their fair share, and I am here to help them achieve that and more.

Why Pitcher Partners? People make the firm. Pitcher Partners genuinely cares about the well-being and development of our people; and has fostered a depth of talent across multiple disciplines providing the resources to obtain the best results for our clients.

 

Steven Bragg

Partner, Motor Industry Services – Sydney
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“By appreciating that each motor industry client has a unique story, understanding their vision and challenging their thinking, I am able to bring a perspective that is beyond the numbers”

Career advice for aspiring professionals? Don’t limit yourself, most of the limits on the value we can deliver are self-imposed. The combination of deep technical skill sets, along with deep industry knowledge, will position you as an indispensable resource to those clients.

 

This content is general commentary only and does not constitute advice. Before making any decision or taking any action in relation to the content, you should consult your professional advisor. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither Pitcher Partners or its affiliated entities, nor any of our employees will be liable for any loss, damage, liability or claim whatsoever suffered or incurred arising directly or indirectly out of the use or reliance on the material contained in this content. Pitcher Partners is an association of independent firms. Pitcher Partners is a member of the global network of Baker Tilly International Limited, the members of which are separate and independent legal entities. Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.

Our experts

Murray Graham

Murray Graham

Partner Brisbane
Jason Murphy

Jason Murphy

Partner Melbourne
Travis Lapthorne

Travis Lapthorne

Partner Melbourne
Yina Tang

Yina Tang

Partner Melbourne
Campbell Gould

Campbell Gould

Partner Sydney
Steven Bragg

Steven Bragg

Partner Sydney
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