Allan has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Accountant and nearly 15 years in financial services and non-accounting based businesses (sometimes concurrently). He was a partner in the firm Walker Williams Mason (now Charter Group) at Manly NSW then had his own firm at Chatswood in Sydney. He moved to the NSW Central Coast and established Broadview Accounting Pty Ltd before then moving, for family reasons, to Brisbane to establish Encore Accounting Pty Ltd.
During his business life he has owned, established or been a partner in the following businesses (in addition to running an accounting practice) - finance company,commercial piggery (350 sow), dog and cat boarding kennels, agricultural plantations which included Tea Tree Plantations, Olive Plantation, Ginseng, Softwood (radiata pine), saw mill, financial services company holding three financial services licences from ASIC, Bio-botancials company, property developments, public company ASX listing, prospectuses, product disclosure documents, information memorandums. and applications for income tax and product rulings.
In his early career he worked for many entrepreneurs and high flyers, including Mr Kerry Packer at Consolidated Press Holdings Ltd. He knows from experience and knowledge what it takes to run a business. It is not always a bed of roses, but takes dedicated effort, working smart and hard. But it can be profitable and is certainly exciting.
He is a published author having written three books and numerous articles on business that have been widely reproduced in the media with high acclaim on many web sites.