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With an award winning and celebrated career, a proud history of charity work and community support, Jim is first and foremost a people person. His greatest purpose is helping people, using his 28 years of finance industry experience.
Jim is a proud family farmer at Mt Eccles in the Strzelecki Ranges, his family’s farm, and probably the only qualified butter maker who is a member of the renowned industry body, Count Financial!
A self-described “benevolent farmer”, Jim has a strong affinity with the land and the family farm is like tribal ground, from which springs a deep love for the bush and the country as well as those that work the land.
Jim appreciates the challenges associated with farming and values being able to interact with his clients at a grass roots level. Jim knows small business. He takes the utmost care to engage with his clients, to understand their needs and to become invested in their future success.
A quote from a book that defined him as a young man goes a long way in summing up Jim:
“Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, and emerges ahead of his accomplishments.”
- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath.
Jim is an advocate for mental health issues in rural Australia and is proudly involved in a number of charitable and non-charitable organisations. Giving back to the community that has supported him over the years, in both farming and business, Jim is focused on developing charitable contributions to the community and undertakes pro bono work to help those less fortunate.
“I’m not interested whether you have stood with the great. I’m interested if you have sat with the broken.”
- Sue Fitzmaurice.
Jim is passionate about agriculture, small business, and financial planning and making a positive difference to other people’s lives.
> An authorised representative of Count
> Managing Director - Jim Pickersgill & Associates Pty Ltd - Accountants and Business Advisors
> Managing Director - Gippsland Wealth Management - Financial Planning Specialists
> Former Chair - Count Advisory Council – Sydney. Position held from 2013-2018
> 2017 Count Pinnacle award recipient
> 2016 Count Excellence in client engagement award
> Count AR for 19 years
> Chair of the finance committee for a local secondary college for over 15 years
> Victorian and Tasmanian Count Advisory Council Representative
> Member CPA and specialist in Financial Planning
> Member NTAA
> Registered SMSF auditor
> Self-Managed Super Fund specialist
> Former Director – Leonburra Credit Union