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Acquisition International - Issue 2 2018 45 Mr Taxman, aka Adrian Raftery, PHD, MBA, B.Bus, FCA, CFP, F Fin, FTIA, MAICD has over 25 years’ experience in providing accounting services and financial advice to businesses and individuals. We explore how he came to be named Best for Financial and Accountancy Advice – Australia in our prestigious 2017 Global Excellence Awards. t was during a labouring stint at the age of 15 that Adrian’s father gave him two options. Get an education or grab the shovel and wheelbarrow from the back become the 7th bricklaying generation. It did not take long for the accountant to emerge. Whilst working with his father, Adrian would count the exact number of bricks required for each wall. He would make statements like “Dad I’ve worked out that if you didn’t have so many smoke breaks, you could lay an extra 113 bricks exactly per day”. It was soon after that his father suggested he drop the shovel and become an accountant. To put himself through university, Adrian started an accounting cadetship with Pannell Kerr Forster before gaining more exposure as a manager with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He spent one year fulfilling a dream to work on the stock market as an option trader, before establishing ARW Chartered Accountants in 1997 and AccountantsRus in 2001. Today, Adrian holds a PhD in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, a graduate diploma in financial planning and a graduate certificate in Journalism. He is also a Certified Financial Planner, Company: Mr Taxman Contact: Adrian Raftery Address: PO Box 1010, Pearcedale, Victoria, 3912, Australia Phone: +61 418 210 599 Website: Mr Taxman: Talking YouThroughTaxation I 1712AI56 holds an MBA and specialises in business planning, financial planning and tax. As such, he is ideally positioned to advise on a range of tax based issues. He offers a vast online library through his website, which is fully searchable and allows clients the chance to browse a wide variety of topics covering the entire Australian tax system. Regularly contributing to a number of major media outlets including Sky News, Australian Financial Review and the Financial Standard and now the best- selling author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally! Adrian has to remain at the forefront of emerging developments in the tax industry by constantly researching and exploring the latest changes in regulation, legislation and taxation. In addition, he also offers an informative blog detailing various developments in the market and his personal reaction to them. Overall, Adrian and his Mr Taxman website provide a crucial service which benefits a wide variety of readers, and moving forward he will remain committed to offering a resource which combines readability with well-research content.