Get to know Claryssa…

Claryssa was born and raised in Albury Wodonga and has always remained a country girl at heart. Growing up on farmland surrounded by cattle and grain, she wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty and help out with the hard work on the land.

To juxtapose her farm life, she surprised her family and pursued a career in accounting! Her path into this career was a natural progression, simply based on her skillset, “Being good at math, the idea of working as a problem solver day to day interested me” she says. Claryssa took her career seriously studying accounting and working in boutique Accounting Firms in Wodonga for 15+ years. She also completed her CA post graduate studies in 2009. Eventually looking for a change in her surroundings, Claryssa made the move from the country to Melbourne’s bright city lights 6 years ago. Loving the idea of living close to the beach, she’s settled with her partner Paul, his young son Arlo and her 12-year-old daughter Lara in Mentone. One of their favourite things to do is explore Mentone beach together on weekends (in between the hectic schedule of school sports that is!).  

Claryssa joined Highview over 18 months ago in a Client Services Manager role. She was keen to take on a role with greater responsibility, manage a team and is passionate about training other Accountants. With 18+ years accounting and taxation experience, she was quick to build excellent client relationships based on her in depth knowledge regarding tax and compliance. Her friendly, bubbly attitude meant she settled within the team quickly!

Accounting aside, she’s a keen Melbourne Storm supporter alongside her sports-hungry daughter – they absolutely love going to the Rugby together and get as many games in as they can each season. Cooking and relaxing at home is where you’re likely to find Claryssa on every other day. She has a Cadbury white chocolate cheesecake special that she’s known for, and now that she’s exposed this cooking talent, we are expecting some samples of this cheesecake special next month in the office! 😊

The next few years are looking exciting for Claryssa and her family, with a Bali trip in the pipeline and plans to one day head to New York – a life goal she knows she’ll accomplish one day.   

Come book in with Claryssa at Cranbourne and experience the friendly, reliable experience and expertise that she has to offer!