Aly Garrett – Part 2 – Maximizing Growth through Technology and Outsourcing while Raising a Young Family

How successfully using technology and outsourcing helped an Award Winning Accounting Practitioner to quickly scale her firm with only a few staff on the ground while balancing the demands of family and running a practice during COVID.

We catch up with Aly Garrett, Founder of All In Advisory to discuss:

  • Working in a Big 4 vs a small firm
  • Shares her message of what it’s like to be a female in the accounting industry and challenges she had to overcome
  • Tech stack that she uses for her firm
  • Leveraging your time as a business owner AND SETTING BOUNDARIES
  • Outsourcing work overseas – how to set it up effectively and scale it
  • Managing growth and using technology to scale
  • Focusing on profitability vs chasing revenue when growing
  • How to future proof yourself as an accountant (especially if you’re just getting into the industry)

Profile

Aly is a leader and innovator in the cloud accounting space, Aly helps her clients re-engineer their processes and transform their bottom line. Her mantra – All in or all out there is no halfway! She comes with 25 years of experience in the accounting industry having started as a cadet and worked her way to a Director at Deloitte before going out on her own.

Some quick facts:

  • Fellow Chartered Accountant
  • Tax Agent & Virtual CFO
  • Winner of the 2019 Women in Finance Small Business Adviser & Principal of the year awards + Top 50 Woman in Accounting & 2018 SA SMSF & Accounting Professional of the Year, Partner of the Year and Overall Excellence Awards and Founder of one of the Top 50 Cloud Accountants in Australia, All In Advisory.
RecruitmentExpert
We are one of the largest Public Practice Recruiters in Australia and New Zealand and have access to most of the clients and candidates on the market. We thrive on delivering the best quality candidates to accounting firms so that you have the right people on the bus to grow your firm.
Why You Should Work With Us:
  • Retained Executive Search Service with delivery on average within 4-8 weeks – or your money back
  • Full Money Back Guarantee up to 12 months as per our TOB’s
  • Split payment options to help you with your cash flow as per our TOB’s; and
  • Discounts for graduates, retainers, admin staff and referrals to your client base
Our Services:
  • Succession Planning – Finding a new Partner for your firm
  • Growing your Firm’s Capabilities and Service Offerings with New/Additional Partners
  • Resourcing your Existing Teams with Juniors (Cadets/Grads) and Senior Accountants/Auditors
  • Contractors to help you through the busy period
  • Remote Staff

Contact Info

You can find out more about Aly Garrett and her firm All In Advisory from their website: www.allinadvisory.com.au

To find out more about RecruitmentExpert please go to www.recruitmentexpert.com.au or email

Michael Edelstein: michael@recruitmentexpert.com.au

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