Cranbourne-based bookkeeper Diane Lucas of Direct Management is officially Australia’s best after winning the Bookkeeper of the Year award at the 2017 Australian Accounting Awards held in May.
Fresh on the back of winning the 2016 International ProAdvisor of the Year award from 150,000 QuickBooks Online advisors worldwide.
Far more than an outstanding bookkeeper, over the past 18 years, she has built a reputation as an industry disruptor and one of the most influential accounting professionals in the nation.
“I’ve always known what I wanted to achieve but a turning point was when I started working with a business consultant four years ago,” Diane said.
“One of our first tasks was to crystalise my vision for the business, and document my personal and business goals. Four years later, I can literally tick each one off as accomplished.”
Photo: Arek Rainczuk, Five Castles Photography
As originally published in August 2017 edition of the Casey Cardinia Region eNewsletter