“I can show you how to reduce costs without giving up the things you love, find ways to increase income without working harder, and design a life you have only dreamed about”
Jodi Porteous of Northwest Accountancy & Intentional Money Management is a Profit First coach, accountant, tax agent, money management Coach, and business improvement specialist.
Jodi helps couples by teaching money management skills online to encourage communication between partners to reduce separation, divorce, and suicide over money issues.
Jodi has lived in Karratha for nearly my whole working life where she worked as an accountant preparing tax returns and helping businesses. During this journey, she was privileged to connect with so many people, their families, and the community as a whole.
Being an adviser, she was able to see a lot of the money issues that her town experienced, from wonderful booms to more difficult times of redundancies, market crashes, and businesses struggling to keep their doors open. Whenever one of her clients faced financial decisions leading to heartbreak, she observed the impact on their mental well-being, extending not only to them but also to their families, colleagues, and beyond.
Jodi has witnessed marriage breakdowns, suicides, people having to sell all their assets and start again, and leaving town with nothing. The ripple effect is huge, and Jodi didn’t want anyone to have to face this anymore.
In 2015, she initiated training sessions focused on money management. Over time, Jodi discovered valuable tools and strategies, gained extensive knowledge, and developed courses aimed at promoting proactive and deliberate financial management. Her ultimate goal is to prevent situations like divorce, business closures, or house repossessions in any community, especially when they result from poor financial decisions, avoidance, or lack of financial understanding.
At her business Northwest Accountancy in Karratha, WA, her role involves educating and supporting businesses to thrive in ways that suit their families. Over the 20 years of ownership, she’s made significant changes in the last 3 years. She’s moved, shaped the business into something she loves, and built a fantastic team and cherished clients. Jodi is a certified Profit First Master.
Jodi has two online programs that teach skills for money management for household budgets and Profit First for businesses, along with other business skills. She’s also an accountant and her company, Northwest Accountancy are tax agent who can prepare taxes, give advice, and provide bookkeeping services.
These days Jodi works 100% from home and online and has created a life that revolves around travel. She lives between Perth and Batam, Indonesia where her husband currently resides, and spends most of her time with him over on the island, coming back to Perth for major events and to see her children.
Jodi loves adventures and exploring, having visited many countries, saying each trip has shaped her. She’s all about learning and teaching, especially when it comes to money management and bookkeeping. Her favourite food is potatoes, thanks to their versatility, and nowadays she’s the shortest in her family, with her two teenage boys now taller than her.
Jodi joined HerBusiness to connect and meet other business owners just like herself, to be supported and be able to support others.
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