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Igor Hnatko CA CPA
Accounting & Tax Partner
Igor ran his own outsourcing and accounting business in Malaysia, growing it from a home office to 16 staff in three years, all whilst running an international trade business. Moving to Australia, he worked for Deloitte on implementation of cloud solution software for numerous businesses and worked with Aboriginal corporations, gaining experience in implementing lean solutions for businesses, and has recently worked as a virtual CFO for a public listed company. Igor is involved in assisting the Kinaway Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, Victoria, assisting the members with a range of accounting issues to help grow their indigenous businesses. Igor loves helping people and businesses and gets great delight at helping clients reach their goals and fulfilling their dreams.
Igor joined Carbon in 2019 by launching our accounting division in Melbourne, working alongside our Melbourne partner Allison Gardiner. Igor believes the key to help his existing clients and future clients supercharge their growth and benefit from an established suite of services was to align with a rapidly growing accounting firm with a client centric approach. Igor met with Carbon’s CFO Mason Dunn and co-founder Nathan Hood and realised that their client centric philosophy was perfectly aligned. From then on, the process was smooth, and we welcomed Igor to the Carbon team.
- Double degree in Banking and Finance and Accounting from Monash University
- Qualified CPA and CA with a public practice certificate from CAANZ
- Tax agent licence
- Xero and QBO advisor
Business tips from Igor
You should be looking to make money/profit from the first day and setting yourself with a clear goal to achieve and revisiting that goal as often as possible, to ensure that what you are doing is getting you closer.
Identify your why early in your business and don’t be afraid to think big. Cloud software will allow you to run your own business in real-time and take corrective action within days of month-end. Business owners should utilise apps and cloud-software add-ons to streamline your business planning and increase your business efficiency.
Get to know Igor
Igor grew up in Croatia, Zagreb for the first 18 years of his life, enjoying Croatian beaches and skiing in Slovenia. He then lived in Malaysia for 7 years, where all his children were born, and can now understand Malay and appreciate authentic Asian cuisine.
Igor loves running, soccer and gym. He enjoys going for long walks with his wife and three kids. Igor and his wife have a passion for anything to do with Paris.
Know your WHY when starting your business, set measurable goals with due dates, and think BIG.