Andy Robert - Principal Director
Andy Robert formed Face 2 Face Business Mentors in October 2007 to fill a much-needed gap of assisting the small business and not-for-profit community in improving their business performance and planning for future growth. All too often this assistance is out of their reach due to financial constraints, poor understanding in small business culture and lack of ‘hands-on’ based skills in management accounting and information systems.
What is most important to Andy is that small business owners/leaders achieve what they want (and should deserve) from their businesses.
Andy has over 25 years experience in a broad range of accounting roles and advanced skills in management accounting, information analysis, end-of-year report preparation and all aspects of bookkeeping, gained in a variety of industry sectors such as not-for-profit and large national companies. The last 13 years were in senior management roles such as Financial Controller – WA/NT, WA Commercial Manager & Finance Manager.
With this level of experience, Andy understands the compliance obligations and commercial issues facing businesses today, with the ability to develop reporting that is specifically suited to an individual business.
Never afraid to ‘roll up the shirt sleeves’ and get them dirty, Andy always fully commits to each project by taking ownership of the role and producing quality output for the business owner/leader. Coupled with a sense of humour, down to earth approach, a positive attitude and a high level of professional ethics and integrity, Andy has always been regarded as an asset in everything he pursues.
Andy is experienced in using a number of integrated accounting packages, such as SAP, JDE, Fact, MYOB, Xero, and Reckon as well as having very good, self-taught Excel based skills. He was once a guru in Lotus 1-2-3!
Outside of the business world, Andy enjoys most sports (prefers to participate than watch), 4WD, camping, fishing, squash (known as a legend), hockey, exploring Australia, sampling wine and volunteering in local community organisations.
Having a strong belief of contributing to the local community, organisations Andy has contributed his time and skills to include: Canning Bridge Squash Club, Rossmoyne-Shelley Scout Group, McFarleane House Learning Centre, Wandarrah Senior Citizens Club, Bannister Creek Catchment Group, Two Rivers Catchment Group, Canning River Regional Park Volunteers, Wilson Wetland Action Group, South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare, Jeep Owners Club of WA, and Gosnells Golf Club.
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) – WA Institute of Technology
(now Curtin University), 1981
Institute of Public Accountants, 2007 to present
Reckon Professional Partner, 2010 to present
Intuit Quickbooks Certified Advisor, April 2017 to present
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Australian Bookkeepers Network
Julie Robert - Business Mentor/Coach (Part-Time)
Julie has recently commenced with Face 2 Face Business Mentors and has over 20 years experience in highly successful business development and management. She is skilled in not-for-profit business start-ups and providing training and development in many areas of managing small-medium business, including;
Debbie Sutton - Bookkeeper (Part-Time)
Debbie commenced with Face 2 Face Business Mentors in October 2012 as a bookkeeper on a part time basis. Debbie has extensive knowledge in all aspects of office administration, including payroll, annual PAYG Payment Summaries, BAS returns, general ledger reconciliation, payroll tax, superannuation, budgets, accounts payable, accounts receivable and debt collection. She has excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, MYOB and Reckon (formerly QuickBooks) and is a Registered BAS Agent. With over 25 year’s experience as a bookkeeper and financial administrator, Debbie brings to Face 2 Face Business Mentors personal and business strengths that complement its Principal Director.
Our culture is entirely focussed around the welfare of our clients and the benefits they gain from the improvement in business performance of their businesses. Consequently, the values that underpin our behaviour are:
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