It’s no wonder the founder of Aero Group, Justin Wong, is in the running for three Accountants Daily 30 Under 30 awards.
He’s a BAS and company tax agent, and is well credentialed from the University of Canberra (Bachelor of Philosophy in Finance, with First Class Honours).
The 29-year-old entrepreneur is also the co-president of the soon-to-be-launched Australia Malaysia Business Council ACT that aims to facilitate trade and investment initiatives between Malaysia and the Canberra region.
The 30 Under 30 awards recognise the rising stars in the nation’s accounting industry, shining a spotlight on their achievements over the past year.
Justin is a finalist in the categories of Tech Innovator, Multiservice and Accountant – boutique firm. The winners will be announced on 3 December.
Before founding Aero Group in 2020, he worked as an accountant and tax advisor in several local accountancy firms in Canberra.
While the past two years have been tough for many businesses, Justin said launching his firm just as the COVID pandemic hit allowed him to fill a void in the online accounting and taxation space.
He says being a finalist in the Tech Innovation category reflects his ability to structure his business to improve user experience and give business clients and individuals more flexibility.
“In this day and age, we’ve found that most clients want to do their accounting and taxation online, from the convenience of their home,” Justin said.
“Because of COVID, this strategy has really taken off for us.
“Even post-COVID, we have moved towards Zoom-based appointments and have invested in an online portal where clients can send messages and upload files in a secure setting.”
Aero Group clients can also book and reschedule appointments online.
“We’ve pretty much-given control back to our customers, and they really love it.
“The way people experience products and services are changing, and we are incredibly excited to be a part of this,” Justin added.
The Aero Group team has taken their accounting and taxation services to the next level, earning Justin a finals spot in the Multiservice category.
“We support our clients on a wider scope,” he said.
“We ensure our clients get the correct information and comprehend it to make the best decision for their business.”
Aero Group got a personal services business back on its feet by reviewing its eligibility for government-related grants and working with the ATO to deliver the client a $100,000 plus benefit.
Justin is thrilled to be a finalist in the 30 Under 30 awards and says it shows that “when you put in the hard work to help your clients, you get rewarded”.
“I definitely couldn’t have done it without the whole team. They all play an important part in delivering the best service we can for our clients,” he said.
Justin is originally from Malaysia and can converse in multiple languages, including English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.
He hopes the Australia Malaysia Business Council ACT will be launched early in 2022.
The team at Aero Group prides itself on ensuring the best results for its clients, so they can go on their way to achieving their goals and aspirations.