Since arriving in Australia in 1990, Gail had many different employment experiences. She managed multiple franchise garden centres as well as being involved in events. It was in 2004 when Gail was working at KPMG as a practice manager that she found her passion for bookkeeping. A few years later, she left employment and put time into growing her own business. Eight years later, in September 2015, her bookkeeping practice was acquired by Carbon Group and in late 2017, she re-joined Carbon Group under our Carbon Partner Empowerment (CPE) model.
Gail provides services from payroll to BAS lodgement to general management assistance to a large range of industries. She loves helping micro and small business to work through their requirements to assist with business growth. Being a partner at Carbon Bookkeeping allows Gail to develop her industry knowledge whilst assisting leaders and business owners in various aspects of their business. Her focus is on partnering with business owners and being with them on their success journey.
The highlight of Gail’s career was the achievement of $1 million profit by the accommodation secretariat (against a budget of $600k) under her leadership. As accommodation manager, she chaired the accommodation committee, and was a member of the marketing and executive committees organising this international event. Key accountabilities included formulation of a critical path analysis and management of objectives as well as formulation of all the policies and implementation of the process, as well as comprehensive financial control of the accommodation secretariat.
Business tips from Gail
No-one likes to pay their taxes; however it is so much easier to do it the right way from the beginning to avoid issues long term. To set up your business, processes and systems in the beginning the right way is key. Bookkeeping is a process and doing it well assists in so many other areas of the business, like forecasting, budgeting, and other management tools.
- Cert IV in Finance (Bookkeeping)
- Registered BAS Agent
- Post Grad Dip in Electronic Commerce
- Certified mBIT Coach and Trainer
Partnering with Carbon Group
Having worked with Carbon during the transition after the sale of her business to Carbon Group, Gail had firsthand knowledge about the business and the people she would be partnering with. To her, it was a no-brainer to be part of Carbon Group again. The benefit of being part of an established brand and business was a perfect solution based on their history and her future vision.
Get to know Gail
Gail was born in Zimbabwe, Africa. You can take the girl out of Africa however Africa will always be in the girl’s soul! She has lived in four continents over her life, however she’s been on the same street (two different houses – next door to each other) for the last 21 years! Being passionate about assisting others to empower themselves, Gail has a coaching business called Passion2Power and she facilitates workshops for women which assists attendees in various areas of leadership and entrepreneurship.