About Paul Meissner

Paul started his career working during school holidays in his father’s accounting firm, and completed a Bachelor of Commerce before embarking on a career in small to medium accounting firms. After a graduate stint at Whelan & Cook, Paul pursued opportunities at two other firms and eventually started his own firm 5 Ways Group, which were one of the first practices in Australia to operate 100% in the cloud.

Paul has a passion for the small-medium business market, entrepreneurship and using technology to streamline how businesses operate, and is using his 20+ years as a practising accountant to support accountants around the world through online training.

Paul is Deputy Chair of the Victorian Regional Council, sits on the Public Practice Advisory Committee and is the creator of the successful industry podcast From the Trenches which comments on the trends and future of the accounting profession.