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JOHN O’BRIEN
MANAGER

Prior to qualifying as an accountant, John managed small businesses in the UK for more than 10 years, so he knows first-hand about the real-world issues affecting business owners.   John joined Oreon Partners in 2016 and works particularly with businesses in the hospitality industry, due to his experience of working with multiple bars and restaurants in the UK.

John is part of a new generation of accountants, who specialise in cloud based solutions, particularly cloud accounting software, which he can integrate easily and efficiently.  This means business owners can quickly take advantage of real-time data to support their growth strategies.

With an extremely proactive approach to working with clients, John assists with business planning and making business improvements in operational areas that are often overlooked.

Since 2012, John has been the Treasurer of South Australia’s downhill mountain bike club, Inside Line where he has introduced cloud accounting to ensure up to the minute reporting and simplification of volunteers data entry. John plans on using the club as a leading example to help other Australian Not For Profits entities manage their accounting and reporting responsibilities.

Professional Focus

Cloud accounting is a strong area of professional focus, including:

  • Xero
  • Futrli
  • Vend
  • Kounta
  • Deputy
  • Shopify
  • Wave
  • MYOB
  • and more.

John uses these tools to provide real-time business reporting, forecasting and budgeting.

John is also able to assist with business valuations.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Graduate Diploma (ICAA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Accounting