Sam is a Chartered Accountant with both public practice and commercial experience. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Marketing and then furthered his studies with Honours majoring in Financial Accounting and Marketing. His career started in Financial Assurance at PwC with exposure to numerous industries ranging from listed companies to private companies in sectors including mining, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, not-for-profits and professional services.
After two years in Financial Assurance Sam moved into the Private Clients Business Improvement division where his focus was on helping businesses understand key drivers of financial performance, develop strategic plans and identify process improvements. Several years later Sam moved into the aged care industry as they were undergoing the first of two significant legislative changes resulting in a massive disruption to the industry. This allowed him to continue his business improvement work, which lead him to implementing the company’s first national business intelligence platform where he specialised in data analytics to assist the business identify areas for improvement.
Recently, Sam has been focused on providing advice to businesses helping them to understand the relationship between key financial performance metrics and the change in business value. This has led him to complete a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance to become a Chartered Accountant Business Valuation Specialist. Sam’s ultimate goal is to increase business value by helping businesses understand the drivers of financial performance with a focus on data analysis, process improvement, strategy development and leadership.