Introducing Vanessa Chow - Practice Administrator

Interactive Team Thursday, February 05, 2015

Hi, I’m Vanessa and I’m an office professional with over 15 years experience, across financial services, education, hospitality, retail and event management in Australia, London and Dublin. Throughout these different roles, I have been really passionate about helping my teams and clients to achieve their goals.

With a good attention to detail and a love of organising and planning, I will be helping the IA Melbourne team to better service our clients more efficiently and effectively. As Practice Administrator, I will be onboarding our Melbourne clients - making your experience at IA a seamless one, managing all things related to ASIC, sending out compliance as well as organising Ryan and the Melbourne team.

Before Interactive Accounting, I was an Executive Assistant at the Commonwealth Bank for 9 years within Institutional Banking & Markets. I supported the Head of Loan Markets & Syndications and her team based in Sydney and Melbourne. I wore many hats as the problem solver, event manager, gatekeeper, super organiser, formatting queen, designer, technology whiz  and holder of knowledge. I was always known as the go to person in the office and built a reputation with clients and internal stakeholders for getting things done and doing them well.

I am curious and love a great many things - I like to travel, learn new things, explore new places, have new experiences, sample new food and wine and do things that make me happy and push my comfort zone. As someone who loves design and architecture, I was part of the founding Volunteer Committee for Open House Melbourne - I love that Melbourne can share the love of the city. I have always enjoyed volunteering, mentoring and helping/teaching others and have recently finished teaching English to migrants and refugees at AMES which is something I found extremely rewarding. My personal learning challenges for 2015 are to learn the ukulele, hula hoop and machine knitting.

After working for a number of large corporations, the opportunity to work as the Practice Administrator for a small, growing, innovative company with a focus on technology and vibrant culture really appealed to me. I was ready for the change. I love that the IA team wants to bring accounting into this century and embraces change and technology.

I joined Interactive Accounting in November 2014 and my first month was challenging and a steep learning curve of new processes, different apps and adjusting from a PC to completely MAC environment. The team have been so encouraging and made me feel so welcome which made the transition so much easier than I could’ve imagined. I also love that there isn’t a suit in sight!

I look forward to working with my team and clients and being able to give our clients the best service and experience possible. I am also looking forward to learning new things from my team and being able to contribute to the continuing success of IA.


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