Increased strain on SMSF firms sees consultancy expand team
With COVID-19 resulting in rising demand but increased hours also for many SMSF firms, a consulting firm has expanded its team as greater numbers of firms look to boost their productivity.
Slipstream Coaching, which offers business coaching services to both accounting and financial planning firms, has appointed Andrew Jago as a fifth coach in the business.
In his new role, Mr Jago will be leveraging his extensive understanding of the financial services industry to coach accounting and advisory practices.
Mr Jago’s background includes running his own multi-disciplinary accounting and financial planning firm, being a key player in growing a multimillion-dollar regional business, leading the Queensland team at Russell Investments as their state manager, and since 2016 has been successfully coaching small businesses to achieve their financial goals.
While Mr Jago said that firms all over Australia are seeing huge amounts of growth, the hours they’re working to get there are extraordinary.
“My main focus is to help them get those hours back while retaining that same level of productivity,” Mr Jago said.
“I know what it’s like to own my own practice, and I understand the challenges faced by financial planning and multi-disciplinary firms.”
Slipstream director coaching Scott Charlton said he is anticipating a positive step forward with Andrew’s appointment to the coaching line-up.
“His friendly, approachable disposition and deep knowledge of the accounting and financial planning professions make him an outstanding choice to work with Slipstream’s clients,” Mr Charlton said.
Miranda Brownlee is the deputy editor of SMSF Adviser, which is the leading source of news, strategy and educational content for professionals working in the SMSF sector.
Since joining the team in 2014, Miranda has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest superannuation stories in Australia, and has reported extensively on technical strategy and legislative updates. Miranda has also directed SMSF Adviser's print publication for several years.
Miranda also has broad business and financial services reporting experience, having written for titles including Investor Daily, ifa and Accountants Daily.