New Partner not a New Face
It’s been 18 years since Jodi Bradley joined Porters Chartered Accountants in Albany in 2001. She has well and truly earned her stripes and this year joins us as a Partner of the firm.
Jodi will take on a greater leadership role, the biggest of which is to re-open and expand our offices in Albany. The new partnership brings opportunity for business growth, employment of more staff in Albany and expansion of services throughout the Great Southern region. Jodi will manage our Great Southern branch supported by Accountant Kim Wadsworth and Bookkeepers Tash Black and Melissa Wilkinson.
Porters was first established in Collie and Albany in 1994, expanding to Perth in 2004. Jodi has run our operations in Albany for the past twelve years. She is keen to build the business presence in Albany again in partnership with Simon Terry and Jill Porter.
“With Jodi stepping up as a partner, we can build our regional presence again,” said Porters Director Simon Terry. “Jodi delivers insight, analysis and enthusiasm to grow the firm and improve our systems and services. She embraces change and innovation and seeks to continually improve service offerings for clients.”
Newly appointed Partner Jodi Bradley said, “I am really excited to take up this new challenge and to take Porters’ regional office to a new level. I am committed to this community and understand business in the area.
“With our online operating systems we support clients in regional and remote areas of WA and have a strong focus on WA farming. I feel our regional presence in Albany is important for clients to feel connected to someone who understands country living and regional business.”
“All the partners and many of our staff have a strong connection to Albany. We feel it is time to rebuild our presence here,” she said. “There are great opportunities for business operators in the Great Southern. Our goal is to help clients maximise their business potential.”
Jodi graduated from Albany Senior High School and completed her Accounting Degree at Curtin University, returning to Albany to join Porters in July 2001.
Jodi is an active member of the community. She enjoys playing and coaching netball and is a Working Stock Horse State champion and a competitive campdrafter.
Jodi has strong and diverse connections throughout the Great Southern region. She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Great Southern Women’s Leadership Forum, Mount Barker Campdraft Club and coordinator of the Australian Stock Horse Society Great Southern (ASHS GS) Branch Challenge.
Accountant Kim Wadsworth is originally from Manjimup. Her involvement with Porters goes back to 2011. She has worked in our Perth office and also remotely from Mount Barker. Kim joins Jodi in our new offices on Stirling Terrace.
Tash Black was raised in Ongerup. She comes on board as our new Business Software solutions coordinator. Her role is to provide a comprehensive end to end business improvement hub for our clients. Tash will rise to any challenge and will be developing and expanding our bookkeeping services locally in Albany and in the cloud for clients anywhere.
Mel will join our team in October. She is well known in the Albany business community having worked at the Albany Chamber of Commerce for 15 years.
Our team of 18 staff working from Perth and Albany share a wealth of knowledge, experience and a great deal of enthusiasm for this new stage of growth for Porters.
Find out more about our team