January - March 2023

The new year started with all cylinders firing with weddings and holidays being the highlight of the quarter.

Todd passed the Financial Reporting CA Exam with flying colours and is now halfway through his CA Studies. We trust he’ll draw on the combined knowledge and experiences of his colleagues. Todd has also earned the prestigious title of the ATO Whisperer. He has successfully remitted just shy of $40,000 of general interest charges on a client’s account.

To coincide with the March long weekend, our servers were upgraded. The process was not as smooth as anticipated but now we are up and running at lightening pace. We have also started experimenting with AI, especially Chat GPT and Dall-E2 and their applications in making us more efficient, especially when it comes to repetitive tasks and email correspondence.

Morning tea was held for Kendrick as he embarks on another stage of life – married life. Kendrick took three weeks leave to get married in New Zealand on 22 March 2023. The wedding holiday included the wedding day and three weeks of holidays with close family and of course his new wife, Rachel. They will be going away together later in the year for an extended European Trip/Honeymoon.

Speaking of weddings, Graeme’s daughter, Hannah, got married on Saturday 25 February. We know it was a really big night of celebration because Graeme’s calendar was blocked out until Tuesday morning to allow him time to recover from his daughter’s wedding on Saturday night. The bride was absolutely stunning in a simple and elegant dress that featured some of her mum’s wedding lace in the skirt. Graeme also arranged the wedding car and surprised his daughter with a 1951 Rolls Royce, probably also a bit of a treat for him!

Martin snuck off overseas, (also know as Rotto) for the last week of March for a little R&R and returned with some hot cross buns straight out of the oven from the Rotto Bakery. Not sure if he managed to get a quokka selfie so I have used Dall-E2 (a drawing AI application) to draw one for me!