139: An Interview with Australian Accounting Entrepreneur Chris Hooper of Accodex
08.06.2019 - By Life In Accounting - The Where Accountants Go podcast
Chris Hooper from Accodex joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast. In addition to being one of the most entrepreneurial guests we have had in a while, Chris lives in Adelaide, Australia, which makes him our first international guest for the show!
Making money vs. keeping money
Chris always had an interest in business, and happened on accounting as a career by necessity. After starting his own business in the fitness industry, he quickly realized that keeping money wasn’t as easy as making it, and therefore it would be a good idea to become more educated in that area. It was at that point that a friend introduced him to accounting.
Not your “typical” accountant
Chris seems to have always been a “people person”. From his early self-employment days, to his extra-curricular activities in college, and now to building the Accodex network, it’s evident that he enjoys building relationships. In addition, he definitely enjoys improving on how business is done. While Chris definitely has the technical abilities that come with a background in accounting, he sees accounting more as the means to the end… an end of creating improvement in business.
Just the beginning
Something else that was evident in this interview was that even with all the ground that we covered, this is only the beginning. Chris is 33 years old, and Accodex is only 4 years old. While they have seen fast success, it’s truly only starting to scratch the surface of what is possible. In Chris’ words, “…accountants have the ability to change the world…”, and it’s obvious that Chris has that intention for himself and his companies as well.
Other entrepreneurial episodes that may interest you include: Kurt Rathmann of ScaleFactor, and Stephen King of GrowthForce
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