Our Shuriken Consulting team keeps getting bigger and stronger every day. In the last few months, some amazing people joined our team.
We want you to meet every one of them because we believe it is the best way you can get to know our company.
Tai Le is the Tax Manager for Shuriken Sydney. Besides being a true professional in his field, he is also a very warm and welcoming person – we love working with him!
The steps to building a successful career
Tai Le fell in love with numbers and accounting at a young age.
The love for numbers runs in the Le family. His father used to be an accountant, working for his local taxation office. His mother was a high school math teacher. It was Tai’s mother who shared and nurtured his love for math and algorithms.
Once he graduated from high school, Tai decided to study abroad. He gained an advanced diploma from TAFE and Graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney.
Tai started working at an accounting practice before graduating from University. Over time, he gained a lot of experience while working in two accounting practices.
That was before joining our Shuriken Sydney team…
Tax Manager for Shuriken Sydney – that’s Tai!
Honestly, we couldn’t have found a better person for the job. With his vast experience and expert knowledge, Tai is exactly what our Shuriken team needed.
As tax manager, Tai is responsible for leading a small team of accountants in charge of compliance and commitment to ATO and ASIC for Shuriken Sydney Office.
Some of Tai’s additional responsibilities include:
- ATO lodgement requirement (85% lodgement on time)
- Preparation of cash flow and budget for businesses
- Meeting with clients for tax planning and financial strategy
- Working with clients in providing full accounting services
- Making sure clients fully understand their financial position so there is no surprise during the course of their business.
Tai loves his job. But there is one thing that bothers him – one of the most frequent misunderstandings he finds that people have about accountants is, they think the majority of an accountant‘s work is surrounded by numbers and money. “This might not always be the case,” explains Tai. “There are many things that go beyond the numbers.”
Going beyond the numbers… unveiling the passion
Tai approaches accounting from a different perspective. Accounting is about people! “I believe everyone has their own story,” Tai smiles, “different life journeys and unique circumstances.”
Tai goes on to explain that accounting is not a mechanical job. It’s about giving a helping hand to someone in need – because not all people understand (or should understand) how accounting works. “My role as an accountant is to be there and provide guidance and support so my clients can make the right decisions for their financial goals,” he explains.
[ctt template=”7″ link=”eMo2E” via=”yes” ]“I truly believe that behind every good business is a great accountant,”[/ctt] Tai highlights. After all, any successful business is based on two things: organised bookkeeping and wonderful people.
Of course, when you’re working with Tai, you get the best of both worlds.
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If Tai were to give you a piece of advice…
“Be transparent and honest with your accountant, as much as you can. We always have your back! Our work is focused on your needs and goals. We tailor our advice and services for every single client.”
When he’s off-duty…
Tai loves to spend quality time with his family. He believes that having a work-life balance is one of the most important things, no matter what you do for a living.
His happy place is among his loved ones, whether they’re travelling, exploring new places or just hanging out around the house.
One of Tai’s hobbies is photography. To him, photography is the best way to capture great moments, beautiful places and beautiful people. “Photography allows you not only to capture moments but also treasure them,” explains Tai.
“Simple things make me happy,” concludes Tai, “whether that means spending time with my family, travelling, checking out a new coffee shop or walking my dogs to their favourite park.”
You may also be interested in meeting Shuriken Senior SMSF Accountant, Rea Forte.
We bet you had no idea about this!
“I used to be a national champion in Ping Pong during high school. I even joined the NSW team!” Yes, that’s Tai speaking.
“My advantage at playing table tennis was that I’m left handed.”
There you have it – the secret to being a ping-pong national champion.
Tai also loves food and tells us he can cook great authentic Vietnamese dishes (we’re still waiting for him to bring one in to feed us at the office!!).
If you would like to work with Tai, get in touch with him below: