Julie Hough adopts a “triple P” approach to all private client advisory matters – to be proactive, practical and pragmatic in supporting her clients’ businesses from start-up, through to business succession and exit strategy.
Julie has spent her career of more than 30 years providing professional accounting, tax and advisory services to a diverse range of small, mid-market and large businesses in the private sector. Focusing on value added service her aim is to deliver above and beyond client expectations in every single assignment.
To do this, Julie builds effective, well trained client service teams with uncompromising attention to client service quality. She also has a hands-on, collaborative approach when it comes to empowering clients in growing their businesses and securing their future.
Julie commenced her career in the Big 4 Chartered accounting environment but transitioned to a major middle market firm in 1989 to pursue her passion for private client work. After raising her family, she achieved partnership in 2003. Julie was a welcome addition to Fordham’s Sydney team in 2016, enabling her to access a far broader range of future-focused services for her maturing client base.
While Julie’s deep and diverse experience encompasses business sectors from manufacturing through to professional practice, along the way she has also developed specialisation in the health and senior living sector. Working for more than 20 years in residential aged care and retirement village projects, her services have more recently been sought at higher level external CFO and Board Advisory capacities for privately owned interests. To these roles she brings a strong blend of commercial and professional advisory skills for managing “big picture” issues with appropriate attention to detail, as well as thought leadership, media and public speaking experience.
A strong believer in diversity and gender balance in the workplace, Julie not only exemplifies the “triple P” approach herself (with a good measure of “proficiency” and “polish” added to the mix), but engenders those attributes within her own team.