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John Cahill

John Cahill

Solutions Specialist
B.Bus, M.AppFin, DipFinServ(FP), MSCE, AFIN, JP

john.cahill@fpcc.com.au

John commenced his career in accounting in 1995 with mid tier Sydney CBD based firm, in the Accounting & Business Services Division. Whilst working there John took a particular interest in the specialist accountancy related IT needs of the firm, and transferred to the IT Division in a role as the Accountancy Applications Administrator and as a Network Administrator. When approached by NASDAQ listed accountancy software provider - Epicor Software, he took up an offer to move across to North Sydney as a Senior Support Consultant.

With a unique knowledge of accountancy, IT and small business, John left Epicor to start a company selling, installing and administering accountancy products to business. John expanded this business to provide process management consultancy to business, whereby he would utilise IT solutions to improve business efficiencies in order to reduce costs to business, increase staff productivity and increase profitability.

After spending 6 months travelling through Europe touring Normandy and the western front battlefields in 2002, John returned to Australia to sell his interest in his IT company and dramatically change course by joining the army, where he served in the special forces at 2 Commando Regiment (4RAR Cdo) for 5 years. During this time John saw deployment in Afghanistan, Timor and Fiji.

Upon leaving the army in 2007, John returned to the financial sector, working as business manager, investment analyst and financial planner.

John has completed numerous qualifications including a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment through Finsia. After completing his degree in business with many legal subjects, John continued to complete the majority of a law degree specialising in commercial, contract, and tax law. After completing all but the dry boring subjects of constitutional law and legal process, and deciding that he did not want to actually practice Law, John decided to instead study a Master of Applied Finance & Investment with Kaplan, and study subjects which were of use to him.

John also studied for a Diploma of Biblical Studies at Moore Theological College, whilst acting as a Church Warden and youth group leader at his local church, and religious teacher in local public schools, before deciding he did not have a religious calling and decided to join the army instead!

John has completed a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and is RG146 qualified to give advice as a financial planner.

John is an Associate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and a Justice of the Peace.
John has also gained numerous IT qualifications including the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) and Certified Novell Administrator (CNA) and has A+ certification through the Computing Technicians Industry Association (CompTia).

Raised on a farm outside Dubbo, John moved to Sydney to attend boarding school and university, where he met Lisa in 1996. After moving to the Central Coast in 2007 they married in 2008, had a daughter, Tahlia in 2009, and a son, Jet in 2013.

In his spare time, John enjoys going out to restaurants, watching the soccer and supporting the Mariners, taking his boat for a spin on Brisbane Water, Investing in direct equities through his Superannuation Fund and Family Trust, and playing with his Labrador, Tessa.

John is involved with the community through his involvement with the RSL and in assisting veterans with their compensation claims through the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) - University of Technology, Sydney
Master of Applied Finance - Kaplan Education
Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) - Pinnacle Education
Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment - Finsia Education
Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment - Finsia Education
Certificate III in Business (Frontline Management) - The Australian Army
Certificate II in Infantry Operations - The Australian Army
Certificate II in Parachuting - The Australian Army
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) - Microsoft
MCP +I (Microsoft Certified Internet Professional) - Microsoft
MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) - Microsoft
Certified Internet Business Strategist - Novell
A+ Certified Hardware Service Technician - CompTIA (Computer Technicians Industry Association)

 

Memberships

Fellow - Tax Institute of Australia
Associate Member - Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia)
Associate Member - Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
Justice of the Peace (JP)


Microsoft Certified Systems EngineerAssociate Member - Finsia