Thursday, August 24, 2023


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Meet Your Accountant

Inspire Accounting Welcomes New Director

With a passion for client satisfaction, Kate Paton has developed a varied and successful career with Inspire Accounting and Business Services, recently being announced as the firm’s newest Director.

Kate joined the Inspire team over ten years ago, starting as a trainee accountant straight out of school.

Now, at 28-years-old, she is the firm’s youngest Director and has become a driving force, a beacon of inspiration within the firm.

“My team at Inspire are like my family,” Kate said, reflecting on the last decade fondly.

“The development they’ve given me, I don’t think I would’ve got anywhere else, and I wouldn’t have progressed so quickly anywhere else.”

With two children under three years of age, Charlotte and Luke, Kate’s work-life balance is a busy one, but she said she couldn’t do it without the support of her husband, Lochlan, her parents, and the rest of her network.

“I’ve got a big support team, my husband, my parents, everyone who helps out, who I wouldn’t be here without,” she said.

Managing over 150 clients throughout the region, Kate has a talent for mentoring medium to large sized businesses, with expertise in strategic planning and coaching.

She genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help them succeed both professionally and personally, saying the most common issue she sees is clients not getting their accountant involved early enough.

“What we try and drill into our clients is if they’re ever going to do anything or they think there’s a problem, we’re just a phone call away and we’ll try and get on the front foot,” she said.

Contact Inspire Accounting and Business Services on 07 4914 2400 to learn more about their services.

Inspire Accounting and Business Services Director Kate Paton

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