12 June 2020

Both Paul Hobbs and Caitlin Ruthenberg have recently celebrated five years with the firm.

Paul Hobbs

Education

I went to James Nash High School in Gympie, then attended the University of the Sunshine Coast where I completed a Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accounting and minor in Business Law) and Bachelor of Business (major in Financial Planning and minor in Human Resources). I have also completed my CPA.

Hobbies and Interests

Camping, spending time with friends.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grow up?

A professional rugby league player or a carpenter/electrician - all very different to accounting!

Why did you apply for the job at PT?

I was moving to the region with my now wife who was posted here with her job.

What do you love about working at PT?

The people, helping clients and training team members.

What is one thing most people wouldn’t know about you?

That I like everything to be very neat.

Caitlin Ruthenberg

Education

  • Primary School – Gatton State School
  • High School – Lockyer District High School
  • USQ – Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting & Business Law

Hobbies and Interests

International travel, spending time with friends and family, yoga, gardening/outdoor activities and bushwalks.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grow up?

In my early years I wanted to be a teacher like my Mum. Once I started studying business in junior high school I knew that was what I loved and wanted to be involved with. As I progressed through senior high school I always loved accounting but also had a very strong passion for law. Hence, I completed my law major as part of my degree.

Why did you apply for the job at PT?

I applied for the job at Power Tynan via the scholarship program when I was in Year 12. I knew it was a once in a lifetime opportunity that allowed me to get exposure to the real world of accounting whilst also getting my degree at uni.

What do you love about working at PT?

Having the opportunity to work with such a variety of clients is something I never had thought about when I wanted to be an accountant. Whether I’m dealing with clients from the medical, agricultural or earthmoving industry, every day brings a new challenge. There is something very satisfying about helping people in their businesses. Whether it be cashflow, structure, bookkeeping or compliance advice, I enjoy solving problems for my clients. Power Tynan also would not be the place it is without the team. Working with people who are your friends makes every day an enjoyable one. Being at PT is like having another family.

What is one thing most people wouldn’t know about you?

I enjoy going for a hit of golf on a Sunday afternoon with my fiancé.

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