I get tremendous joy from learning about the specifics of individual businesses, industries and locations which allows me to identify and understand key “driver’s” or key “point’s ” or key “things”, that are often not obvious, yet are central to the success of would be solutions.
The cutthroat world of business was ever present in the Pike Household with Dean's parents owning various meat processing and butchering businesses and consequently Dean was directly exposed to business from a very early age right through to when his formal education finished. Later, those early years would serve him well by providing a valuable perspective and understanding of trade, owners, employees and customers that was not just learnt from a book.
Further background broadening including working at the Stock Exchange of Perth (ASX predecessor) price and sale Chalky whilst at University and later real estate and property studies enhanced his ability to provide tax, business and financial advice by applying a special understanding of the setting to the expert knowledge of the Chartered Accountant specialising in Business Services.
His career began with a prominent Chartered Accounting firm in West Perth before moving to the specialist tax consulting division of an International Firm and later a boutique firm.
Later he jointly founded a firm based on the ideals of quality and service and went on to grow it many, many times over. It was a live test bed to think and behave as a business owner and developer and grew to be ranked in the top 5 of its category in Australia.
This real world business experience together with specific professional expertise has proven to be a very successful combination in helping customers.
A Daily interspersion of supporting customers through the financial impact of inevitable life and business events, viewed from a detailed as well as strategic perspective and supporting their tax compliance obligations keep Dean fully engaged at the business coal face.
Recent examples of work include:
Currently Dean shares his insight, both technical and non-technical by way of Board roles with
- a leading national mining consumables business
- a leading University residential college
- a country specific chamber of commerce and
- a property developer of broad-acres
Qualifications and memberships:
- Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ
- Chartered Tax Adviser with The Tax Institute
- Post Graduate Diploma in Business
- Associate Diploma in Valuation
- Bachelor of Business
- Registered SMSF Auditor
- Registered Tax Agent