There’s nothing Margot Richardson, owner of Business Mapping Solutions, likes more than helping businesses succeed and grow.
“Producing successful outcomes for our clients is paramount,” she said. “My team and I are passionate about our clients and many of these are not-for-profit and Indigenous organisations. We want them to be successful and the very best they can be.”
Margot, a financial and governance expert, is a Fellow of CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants) and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She works with boards and directors, managers and business owners to develop strong skills in governance and financial management to help them grow in a healthy sustainable manner.
She started the business in 2000 and now has a team of eight other staff members in her busy Cairns office.
“One of our specialties is providing external chief financial officer services mainly for not-for-profits, which includes everything through to reporting to the Boards,” she said. “I love the challenges of being on Boards and bringing ethical and strong governance as well as sound financial and strategic oversight to the table.”
She travels quite a bit with her work, including spending three to four days each month at Arnhem Land, where she is the Chief Financial Officer for a large Indigenous organisation. When she’s not working or travelling, she likes spending time at her Tablelands home, where she and her husband have a 20-acre property.
“We moved to the Tablelands three years ago, and we love it,” she said. “I’m trying to spend more time in my garden but I love my work, so it’s a good thing that my son keeps coming up and saving the vegetable garden for us!”
Business Mapping Solutions
Level 1, 159 Aumuller St, Bungalow
Ph: 4041 2529
Photo By Catherine Coombs
Words by Janie Barton