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.
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.
A smaller firm offers more job and career security because you are not just another number if the firm suddenly loses a big client. The working relationships are more intimate and responsive, because you are more multi-skilled and have direct client contact you are more valuable.
Can your future boss prove that they have a pipeline of job security and opportunity for you?
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* We do not endorse the contents of this video, however we thought it was worth a look
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
Under Graduate to Senior Accountant (no experience required, must be a permanent resident, completing commerce degree)
We pay less. We want to know you are joining the firm and not just a job or you need the money.
Regular pay increases throughout the occur based on performance.
Total Remuneration (package inclusive of super)
Undergraduate/graduate from $44,000 p.a. Seniors (with CA or CPA plus 5 years public practice) up to $90,000 p.a.
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 fast career progression.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
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 healthcare industry.
Prepared to undertake the CA or CPA program. Must have 4 legal and tax subjects in your degree which ensures eligibility for tax agent registration.
Excellent 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.
Prepared to work your way up. Establishing a solid career is your first priority. Work life balance is important, but some sacrifices may need to be made to get ahead.
Ability to keep calm because you are happy to research things properly so you can provide valuable opinions.
Ability to think outside the square
Solutions and team work driven
Are you looking for a dynamic and diverse role, seeking to develop your business skills beyond the books, and looking for a role based in the heart of Adelaide CBD? Then this is the role for you!
Making a difference in the community is just as important as being successful.
Do you have what it takes?
At Health and Life, indifference does not get you a career 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 want a career and not just a job. It is an important decision for both of us.
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 staff members and not just good workers. 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 a job with us.
Will you receive a response?
In the end, we will only offer professional and long term careers that make a difference because that is what you want as well. You will have shown that is more than a job to you.
PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT PROCESS APPLICATIONS THAT SHOW YOU HAVE NOT READ AND FOLLOWED THIS ADVERTISEMENT CAREFULLY. WHY? 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 to work in the health care industry; and
3. Read without grammar and/or spelling mistakes and errors; and 4. Send us your draft or final academic transcript; and
5. 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.
It takes time to find the right fit. We will take as long as is necessary.This is why we keep running this advertisement all year round. We want employ talented people like you.
If you hear from us, you have a 90% chance of securing a job if our CEO David Dahm calls you.
We can guarantee you our CEO reads every application.
We promise you will hear from our CEO within a week if you answer our ad correctly. 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.
We are honest about feedback. You cannot grow and develop at Health and Life unless you are prepared to receive constructive feedback. It is a two-way street. We are also prepared to listen, where your hard work, skills and experience exceeds that of your peers.
What is it like to work at Health and Life?
Less of a job, more of a calling
Working at Health and Life is a whole different experience. Because whatever you do here, you play a part in creating some of the best solutions to people’s most important decisions in life.
You will be promoting the achievement of financial and health literacy with integrity; alleviating poverty and ill-health in the international community and helping people discover all the amazing things they can do with this knowledge. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it giving back, and it’s a rush.
You are nearly there! Click here or below to find out whether are we the right fit for you slides?
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.