We are not the Big 4 but operate like we are and use the same paperless US technology and processes.
Death and taxes are inevitable and for decades we have operated nationally in both areas.
At Health and life you get the best of both worlds.
How do we know? CEO and Founder of Health and Life – David Dahm used to work for the Big 4 KPMG.
We are not a traditional debits and credits accounting firm. We are high profiled innovative and progressive firm that goes beyond what traditional office based accounting firms do. This includes working remotely before COVID19 arrived on our shores.
For health and safety reasons you may be expected to work remotely e.g. by Zoom Teams and phone away from our CBD office. Many of our staff do, we are a modern aged firm. It is part of our work life balance offer to our great team.
Fast career advancement
It’s often easier to move up through the ranks in a smaller firm than in a larger one. That’s a big benefit if you are looking for a clear career path. We will take you seriously if you take your application seriously.
Large firms can be impersonal places to work. You need a great personality with us because you are working closely with great staff and clients. You are not working in a small room all day just processing information. Many graduates leave bigger firms after just a few years, disillusioned by their experience.
No bureaucracy and politics
Office politics is a big negative if you want to do your job to the best of your ability. Smaller firms tend to have less of it, and less red tape too. That makes it easier to get things done.
Varied work At a large firm, you might just be a small cog in a big machine, doing the same work day after day. But in our practice we have a more varied, diverse and interesting role. You do not do the same job every 6 months. The more you learn the more you earn.
A big 4 firm may have an office in Manhattan it does not mean you will get any work experience on these clients.
Why because they like to employ the best locally – like we do. It is hard to compete in an international workforce. If you work in one city or State you will usually work in that area and not beyond its borders.
At Health and Life 98% of clients are located all over Australia from Esperance to Katherine, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth etc. Our client footprint reads like a weather map. You will receive a truly national experience that is beyond the numbers.
It’s easier to interact with the Director and senior staff in a smaller firm, and it is easier to learn from them. This is a big plus point if you are a truly ambitious graduate.
Can your future boss prove that they have a pipeline of job security and opportunity for you?
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We promise you don’t have to sleep under the desk!
We really care about creating a sustainable and socially responsible work practices. To find out why click on why we do what we do.
Do you want to join us?
You won’t grow fast unless you work with the people at the top!
In terms of career, professional and personal development opportunities, we offer more than a traditional public practice accounting firm.
We are located in the Adelaide CBD, opposite the new Ernst & Young Building
Fast track your career with a leading high profiled accounting and business advisory firm
At Health and Life you work with a Director from day 1 and not 5 years later.
Just a little about us and what we are after….
Established in 1992, as seen on national TV and media, we are an exciting high profiled innovative high tech national Chartered
Accounting, Taxation and Practice Advisory firm.
We are a high growth, recession proof, paperless firm with state of the art facilities and
Opportunities for the right applicant exist within the firm for depending on your interest and needs.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Assisting with special projects e.g. global projects, automation, research development, marketing social media and modern paperless office administration.
Assisting in preparation of advice
Ensuring that accurate statutory financials are generated
Preparing budgets and forecasts
Benchmarking client and preparing recommendations
Reviewing files and technical support
Classifying client work in according to priorities and delegating accordingly
An interest in tax, accounting and or the healthcare industry.
What we can offer you
Learn how to improve verbal and written skills. A lot of work Is conducted over the phone or by email so clients need to quickly understand what you are saying.
Learn how to establish a solid career and excellent work habits.
Learn how to research things properly so you can provide valuable opinions.
Learn how to add value to think outside the square
How to work as part of a team and deliver projects or tasks efficiently and effectively with humility.
Ultimately understanding that making a difference in the community is just as important as being successful. Most importantly the internship will help you find the career you love to work on and not just in.
Do you have what it takes?
At Health and Life, indifference does not get you an internship with us. You do need a sense of humour, an ability to think outside the square, and an ability to remain calm and work hard in a rapidly changing environment.
This following is a test to see if you have the persistence and attention to detail we are looking for.
We are looking for people who are the right fit. It is an important decision for both of us as we will invest a lot of time and resources into your internship.
Can you pass the Health and Life Attitude Test?
To figure out if we are the right fit for you, consider the following…
Positive change is your friend and not your enemy. At Health and Life, no day is the same, it is extremely exciting. It is highly progressive and stimulating intellectual environment. We are making a huge difference in the national healthcare system and the community, and you can be part of it.
We receive many applications. For this reason, we are making it difficult to apply. We only want great applicants and not just good applicants. We will only contact you if you are the right fit. How do we know if you are not right fit?
You are persistent and have great attention to detail.
By reading our “Are we the right fit for you?” slides below you will know what to do next to get an internship or even a job with us.
Will you receive a response?
In the end, we will only offer positions where you can make a difference because that is what you want as well. You will have shown that is more than an internship to you.
PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT PROCESS APPLICATIONS THAT SHOW YOU HAVE NOT READ AND FOLLOWED THIS OPPORTUNITY CAREFULLY.
WE NEED TO KNOW YOU HAVE ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND PERSISTENCE.
You will be automatically rejected if your cover letter does not:
1. Demonstrate you have watched our slides; and 2. Tell us why you want an internship in the healthcare industry; and
3. Read without grammar and/or spelling mistakes and errors; and
4. You may only have one attempt at applying. Past applicants are not eligible to reapply.
Now you know the main reason why we cannot progress your application beyond this point.
For those who are prepared to take this test keep reading.
We can guarantee you our CEO reads every application.
Have fun applying, it will be an experience. We will give honest feedback. I hope to see you as part of our committed and hard-working team.
Why did you not hear from us?
On the flip side if you don’t read or apply for our ad properly, do not expect to hear from us again. Some instant feedback is you do not have the attention to detail or persistence we are looking for.
What is it like to have an internship at Health and Life?
After a serious work related car accident in 1989, and nine operations later I continue to be a patient and provider advocate. I enter my third decade as a
national Chartered Accountant for Medical and Healthcare practices in Australia. I am a former 10-year
Australian General Practice Accreditation surveyor. I come from a medico family. I have served on the
AAPM national Board and was the inaugural national Chair of the Certified Practice Manager CPM post
nominal. I continue to provide accounting tax and practice
management advice to many practices all over Australia.
You know who you are and I thank you for this real
honour and privilege to serve you and your community through you. Note, I am not a lawyer please seek
appropriate legal and accounting advice. This information is for general information and discussion only.
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