Leadership Team

Jeff Little

Position: Treasurer
Company: Altitude Advisers
Education: B.Com(Accounting), University of Queensland
Memberships: CAANZ, TIA
Accounting and numbers have always made sense to me. While I made every effort to find a career pathway that wasn’t as “boring” as being an accountant, nothing stuck. While still studying at university in 2001, I started as an accountant in a small firm in Brisbane helping individuals and small business owners with their tax affairs. I have continued in business services ever since. As Head of Accounting at Altitude Advisers, I now work with clients to improve their business, not just lodge a tax return. I’m happy to say my work is never boring.
I was asked early on in my career what my goal was. It was simple. I said I wanted to help small business owners run their business well. Over the years this has remained my primary motivation. While every business should have an accountant for tax compliance, a good adviser will work with owners on their business goalsetting and tracking, managing people, culture and cashflow, leveraging technology for efficiency and engaging clients. Working with a motivated business owner on the business and watching their success, is what I enjoy.
Joining the SEPA board in 2014 was an opportunity for me to help a not for profit organization run their “business” well. I have been impressed with every board member who has been involved. All are leaders in their profession that come with a drive to support their colleagues be better in the quality of care for their patients. It continues to be a rewarding experience for me to understand and appreciate, like many business owners, the primary motivation for success is not financial. To me, SEPA is about quality learning, industry recognition and a career pathway for existing and future podiatrists.

At the present time, SEPA memberships are processed through the APODA website. You will be directed to the APODA site to complete your SEPA membership signup.