WHEN Jayne Maresse was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, her life was turned upside-down.
Though the journey was not an easy one, she found support in both her personal and professional life to help her through.
The Director and Principal of Evans Edwards and Associates Chartered Accountants surrounded herself with a circle of caring and supportive friends, family and work mates.
"Being in the accounting profession actually helped me through,” she said.
"I was able to focus on something else every now and then and I continued to work from home when I was feeling well.”
As a result of Jayne's experience, she has grown a deeper understanding of the importance of life and work balance.
"Everyone is different and what drives everyone is different - my main message would be to figure out what makes you happy and do more of that.”
Specialising in accounting and business improvement solutions, the team has a genuine long term interest in helping their clients grow and succeed.
Being able to help clients is what Jayne enjoys most about being an accountant. In 2000 she joined the team and progressed through the business to become Director and Principal in 2013. "Having both men and women in the accounting profession provides balance - a mix of both is great as we all have different ideas and points of view to offer” she said.
"Our practice provides opportunities for clients through business improvement strategies, gives peace of mind through effective business structures and succession planning, tailored advice on self-managed superannuation funds, minimising client risk through auditing and assurance and looks after all client taxation and accounting needs,” Jayne said.
"Having been established since 1980, we have both the experience and the expertise to help our clients grow their business or achieve their personal goals - and we're proud to be a part of the local community.”
Evans Edwards and Associates Chartered Accountants are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.
For more information visit www.evansedwards.com.au.