Jane Elsworth is an astute Business Manager and Finance Professional, based in Victoria, Australia. Since 2010, she has been the Associate Director [Finance] at Y2 Architecture, where she is responsible for Financial Management, Human Resources and Workplace, Health and Safety within the practice. Using her ninja organisational and financial management skills, she helps deliver on-time and on-budget projects to hundreds of clients within the Victorian community, each year.

Jane earned a Bachelor of Business (Distinction) from RMIT and subsequently joined PricewaterhouseCoopers. A commitment to excellence and persistence, resulted in her becoming a Director of PwC. Whilst at PwC she completed a Certified Fraud Investigator Course (La Trobe University). She is also a Member of both Chartered Accountants Australia and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Australia.

For almost three decades, Jane has been consistently employed in Directorial and Managerial roles – a testament to her work ethic and loyalty. Her experience has seen her accounting, auditing, advising on financial matters, as well as bookkeeping and directing dispute analysis and investigations.

Championing change is what Jane does best. Whether it be introducing electronic payments, payroll and invoicing, strengthening human resources systems or assisting staff to transition into the realm of web-based practices, she faces professional challenges head-on. Using her astute problem-solving skills - coupled with her ability to communicate her ideas clearly - Jane overcomes obstacles systematically and fearlessly. She is appreciated for her knack of translating financial information for staff without a financial background.

A career highlight for Jane was being the Lead Manager on the Firearm Reform and Compensation Project. PwC were engaged by the Federal and all State/Territory governments to assist in the determination of loss of business compensation to firearm dealers arising from the May 1996 changes in firearm legislation.

When she is not putting her organisational skills to use to streamline business processes, she is probably organising travel itineraries of her own and visiting some of her favourite destinations in the world with her family, including Mooloolaba in Australia and Vancouver in Canada. Her real guilty passion, however, is taking Disney adventures, where she can feel like a kid again, sharing the fun and love with her own children. She has three Disney theme parks ticked off her bucket list with five to go!