End of Financial Year and a new season ahead for illumin8 partners: illumin8 farewells Founding Director Jason, as Andrew takes illumin8 into the future
With 30th June fast approaching, it’s a busy time of year in the accounting world.
This new financial year brings about a new chapter for illumin8 with Founding Director, Jason Pater, passing the baton of leadership to his business partner of four years, Andrew Van De Beek, allowing him to focus on his property and charity interests.
Over the past four years illumin8 has achieved a lot and are thankful to their loyal clients. They have proven their leadership in “cloud accounting” achieving a Xero Gold partnership. Since 2012, illumin8 has grown from two partners to a team of seven while the business reach has grown tenfold.
illumin8 was founded over 12 years ago, when Jason Pater had a ‘light bulb moment’, so to speak. He realised that many businesses are in the dark when it comes to having a clear holistic picture of their financial management. Jason desired to help people to have clarity in their business accounting and to see their potential for growth and greater efficiency.
Jason has led with this vision to treat client’s businesses as his own, and has created a lasting culture of down to earth, friendly and dedicated service. His expertise in financial consulting continues to help illumin8 client’s businesses to thrive. While Jason’s friendly face will be missed around the office on a day to day basis, he will still be connected to illumin8 in an advisory role. He has built a strong foundation and has confidence in Andrew and the team and what they will continue to achieve in this new chapter.
“I’m really pleased with the practice we have built and I’m confident that Andrew and the team will continue to put our client’s needs first and achieve the absolute best outcomes possible.” Jason shares. “I always knew I would move into the property business but I didn’t imagine, all those years ago, that I would leave a fully functioning, industry leading accounting practice to carry on looking after clients. That’s a credit to Andrew, who has managed the business since joining me in 2012. He has grown into a very confident leader and capable tax adviser.”
Andrew is a dynamic, passionate and approachable individual. Affectionately known as the “hipster accountant” Andrew brings life to the world of numbers and a refreshing approach through emerging technologies and innovation. Cloud technology is transforming the accounting industry and Andrew is at the forefront.
Jason and Andrew have engaged some very talented and passionate people to form the illumin8 team and have fostered a positive working environment. Together they will continue to offer dedicated services from bookkeeping, tax and accounting to cloud system integrations and business advice.
“Illumin8 wouldn’t be what it is today without Jason’s influence. He has been an outstanding part of the illumin8 journey, bringing a real focus on caring for our clients well as challenging antiquated accounting processes to ensure we maximise value to our clients.” Andrew reflects. “I look forward to seeing Jason continue to succeed in this next chapter, and am also humbled that he would continue to stay on board with illumin8 as an advisor and mentor. As I look to the future of illumin8 I can’t help but be excited! I’m excited about how the combination of our awesome team, innovative technologies and personalised approach will give our clients the freedom to spend less time on the numbers and more time doing what they are passionate about.”
The illumin8 team wishes Jason all the very best on his new ventures. The future looks bright for illumin8 as Andrew and the team look to a new financial year and some exciting changes in the months ahead.
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