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Darren Smith

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Bachelor of Business Degree (1987).
Chartered Accountant (1991).
Diploma Financial Services (FP) (2008). 

PRESENT POSITION

Partner, Kennas

CAREER SUMMARY & EXPERIENCE

Commenced employment with Kennas following completion of Tertiary studies in December 1987. Completed post graduate Professional Year through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and was admitted as a member in 1991. Admitted as a partner of Kennas on 1 July 2001.   Over 25 years of experience advising businesses and organisations in relation to tax planning and advice, growing business profits and cashflow, strengthening financial reporting, financial governance and wealth creation, as well as conducting seminars and workshops on a variety of business advisory, leadership, management mentoring, financial governance & taxation topics to professional associations, businesses and not for profit clients.  

Services provided include tax consulting, business financial health assessments, business plans, marketing plans, budgeting, improving financial reporting systems, business setup purchase and sale of business advice, business improvement services, implementing management accounting systems, financial and corporate governance, estate planning, preparation of income tax returns and financial statements, gst advice, and accounting systems and software advice and implementation.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
    Retail Professional services Not for profit sector Legal Practitioners Building & Construction Medical Practitioners Trades Contracting Motels & Tourism 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Placed in top 5% nationally for taxation module examinations for the Professional Year Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Being admitted as a partner of Kennas, one of the largest rural area accounting practices in Australia.

Having the chance to work with numerous not for profit organisations to help strengthen financial and corporate governance. 

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