Bachelor of Business Degree (1984).
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (1987).
Graduate Diploma of Taxation (1993).
Helen is a Kennas partner, Chartered Accountant, and Agri Business specialist. She has been involved in helping clients who rely on the land for their living for over 30 years, and she is heavily involved in helping manage her family's rural property. Helen lives the talk, not just walks the talk, making her exceptionally qualified to advise on all farm business, accounting and succession planning issues and challenges. Helen also recently completed the RCS Grazing for Profit School and Next Steps Program and is currently enjoying being part of the ExecutiveLink program. These programs have given her farm management knowledge outside the realms of just the finances.
Helen is one of only a few advisers in Central Queensland who is an accredited Phoenix expert (which is a leading rural accounting software program). She is a member of several rural industry associations including Agforce, and is on the board of the Queensland Regional and Remote Women's networking group. She has a keen understanding of rural industry, issues, challenges and how to improve farm financial and business success. Helen has real life experience and unrivalled client expertise in QRIDA loans, running a farming business, managing finances and financial reporting, dealing with banks, accounting software, minimising and managing tax, and cashflow planning issues. Farm succession and understanding how to structure this for the benefit of all family members, is a particular area Helen loves to get involved with, and has firsthand experience through her own family affairs, and many clients she has helped, through what can be a difficult pathway.
Helen regularly travels across Central Queensland, making it easy for her clients to catch up with her on a regular basis. When you need urgent assistance, Helen or a fellow Kennas partner can quickly organise a face to face meeting across Central Queensland, which is a key reason our clients choose to use Kennas.
Kenna's expertise is also renowned throughout our clients and professional network. Kennas partners maintain extensive professional education, and regularly have nationally recognised experts provide in depth training to our team in Rockhampton. Helen has also undertaken additional higher university training to further enhance her specialist tax skills for the benefit of her clients.
Why choose a Chartered Accountant?
The Chartered Accountant designation is recognised as the world's leading accounting qualification, demanding the highest level of technical and professional expertise in order to pass the comprehensive and rigorous admission requirements.
What this means is that Chartered Accountants are at the leading edge of modern business practice with the highest level of technical expertise available, and can provide clients with a full range of professional business services. Chartered Accountants are among the most highly qualified and respected group of business, tax and financial advisers in Australia.