Highview welcomed Peta Iliopoulos to the team in late 2016, and oh what a time to join it was – right amid the epic office move of Cranbourne, she took it in her stride and managed the move project seamlessly.
Peta has settled into the Highview family well and we feel like she’s been here since day dot. Therefore, we thought our clients should get to know the person who is often behind the scenes (the glue shall we say) keeping all things Highview together! Peta manages our staffing across all three offices, and works closely with the Partners to deliver effective Accounting and Administration procedures to improve our businesses efficiency and client service.
A little about Peta…
Peta has worked in the Accounting Industry for almost 20 years. She started her Accounting career at Boyce Charted Accountants in Dubbo, NSW.
After 6 years at Boyce, she went onto a Management Accountant role for a Subway franchisee with 14 stores. While doing this, she was also running three businesses with her husband Elias – a gun shop, an aquarium and a boar goat farm. To say that Peta likes multi-tasking is an understatement.
Peta moved to Melbourne just after her first child George was born in 2008, taking on an Accounting role at a Berwick firm. Additionally, to expand on Peta’s experience she then managed the accounts and HR for a bakery business prior to commencing as Highview’s Practice Manager in 2016.
Peta explains the most rewarding part of her role at Highview:
“Hands down – helping people. Coming from an accounting background and from owning my own businesses, I fully understand what our accountant’s needs are and I’m able to help develop the procedures required to make their job as easy and enjoyable as possible. I get the biggest buzz seeing people happy at work. Accounting can be typically seen as a dull/boring career. I’m so pleased that Highview breaks away from this stereotype and has such diverse, energetic team all working towards a common goal – helping our clients succeed.”
Peta is a busy full time working Mum, so every weekend for her is about quality family time. She has two children (George 9 & Sophie 6) who keep her and her husband extremely busy – between sports, music, dancing and birthday parties the weekends are jam packed. Peta enjoys being outdoors, going for walks, to the beach or out on her boat. Her family are all animal mad and she describes her home as ‘a little menagerie’ so there is always something to keep them occupied. During the quieter winter months, Peta loves to spend her time cooking and curling up with a good book.
Article written by Highview Marketing Manager Brodie Crowther.