Jess is a Senior Manager at WMS with a rich academic background from Griffith University, where she majored in International Relations and Politics as part of her International Business degree in 2006. She further enhanced her professional credentials by achieving her Chartered Accountants certification in 2016.
Jess joined WMS in 2010 after three years in the industry and since then has become a cornerstone in the firm’s efforts towards small and medium business growth strategies. Working for Partner David Hayes, Jess oversees the tax compliance for a range of individual and business entities with annual turnovers of up to $500 million.
In addition to compliance, Jess provides strategic advice to clients on a range of issues including:
• Property development;
• Building and construction;
• Business coaching; and
• Film industry and performer issues.
Jess has a special interest in the emerging area of Corporate Social and Environmental Governance and reporting for regulated entities and those within their supply chain.
Jess dedication and excellence have been recognized multiple times at WMS. Jess was honoured as the Shoot Straight winner in 2021 and was a runner-up in both 2020 and 2023. Beyond her professional accolades, Jess is an active member of the WOT committee, which focusses on operational improvements showing her commitment to both her role and the broader WMS community.