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Partner Q&A: Behind the scenes with Scott Jago

Scott Jago, Partner at Allan Hall Business Advisors, shares what motivates him, the best career advice he ever received, and just as importantly, what he does when not working.

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What do you love most about your job?

Helping people, and finding solutions. It is very satisfying solving peoples issues and challenges in a business environment.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who was looking at starting out in your industry?

Do what you love, what brings you deep satisfaction. If that is accounting then get stuck in, learn what you can, listen, show interest, have a hunger to help people out.

What would you do if you weren’t in your current role?

Something in a creative field, design, photography, painting.

Name 3 people that you would invite to a dinner party (living or dead).

Bob Marley, Ram Dass, Nelson Mandela.

What was your first job?

Delivering newspapers.

What motivates you?

Satisfied clients, and meaningful two-way interactions.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Happy where I am on the east coast of Australia.

How do you start each morning?

Taking a breath and realising I’m still alive – yay!

What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve received?

If you think you can (do it), you can.

What is your favourite holiday destination and why?

Love Oahu, Hawaii and Byron Bay Australia.

Name one item that you can’t live without.

Air….and my family.

What is the number one problem Alliott Group solves for your clients?

Access to an international tax platform for our clients as they grow and evolve.

Which countries do you most regularly work with?

Asia, USA, UK.

What would you say to a firm that is considering whether to join Alliott Group or a different international group?

If your business is about people (which it should be) then Alliot is a wonderful extension of that. Great people, great relationships.

Describe Alliott Group in as few words as possible.

An extension of my business.