Financial Counsellor (North Western Region)
Paul (Bluey) joined the RFCST in June 2010 and came to the Service with a lifetime of financial and accounting experience and knowledge. Paul spent his earlier years in the banking industry and followed that by 15 years working in the accountancy field with his past position being employed as a manager of a business services/taxation team for a leading NW Coast (and now national) accountancy firm. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA) and an associate member of Ag Institute Australia (AIA).
Paul has completed a graduate certificate in professional accounting, the diploma of community services (financial counselling) as well as the advanced diploma of agribusiness management. With a background in the rural sector, Paul understands family farming enterprises and also the issues and pressures on farm families when they are experiencing financial difficulties. Paul works collaboratively with his fellow counsellors to provide independent and confidential financial assessment, information and support to RFCST clients. Paul has also been involved with community sports as both a player and administrator for many, many years and continues to enjoy both aspects of this involvement.