Meet Kelly Eke
Chief Operations Officer
Kelly has been part of our team since 2014 and having previously worked in firms servicing clients in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Sydney regions she has brought with her over 15 years of experience in the accounting industry.
It is no understatement to say that Kelly has been instrumental in reshaping Precision into the firm it is today. Possessing strong intrapreneurial skills, Kelly is fully invested in the firm’s success. Being in a position where she can directly, and purposefully influence the ability of the firm to adapt, grow and embrace technology means that she is able to make an immediate difference.
Kelly is tenacious, and handles all operations at Precision to ensure that we run at optimal productivity and capacity through the utilisation of technology and digital solutions while maintaining client experience is at the forefront.
This award-winning passion for customer service, in a friendly yet straight forward style are some of the reasons why our clients trust and confide in Kelly with more than just their business.
Her extensive industry, as well as her own personal, corporate and investment experience means that without sugar coating it she can walk the talk.
She is a Brand Ambassador for Precision representing the firm and its ideals in our industry and throughout our business community. Having won multiple awards, including being listed as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting, she clearly knows her stuff.
As our Chief Operations Officer, it is Kelly’s responsibility to be across all of our clients and their work, whether this is face to face or virtually. Mentoring new team members and embracing our firm’s corporate culture, Kelly leads the entire team in our weekly Tuesday Toolbox meetings by beautiful Lake Macquarie, our workplace wellness program CAREwithPrecision and our firm’s innovative professional development program, PrecisionWithSWOL.
She has an ability to think outside the box, and this allows the team and our clients to receive a unique point of view that you won’t find in a textbook and is presented in her own unique way.
“Kelly has exceptional organisational skills and is tech-savvy, which means we are always moving toward a better, stronger, more innovative firm. She has made it a priority to develop strong relationships with our clients and because of this, her advice is extremely sought after and valued. This is partly why she is the glue that holds Precision together.” – Peter McCarthy
How do you spend your free time?
I may wear 6 inch heels in the office but I probably have more tools than most tradies.
I really enjoy renovating houses (whether my own or rental properties). I enjoy every aspect of renovation from planning to demolition to refurbishing.
What did you spend your childhood doing?
My childhood was mainly filled with competing in a variety of different sports. These included swimming, water polo, diving, gymnastics, trampoline, little athletics and surf lifesaving which has allowed me to see a bit of Australia.
After all that, I couldn’t run to save my life.
What NFL position would you play and why?
I would have to say halfback or quarterback. I am a born leader and great communicator which are required for the quarterback position.
All I need now is my signing bonus 🙂
What do you bring to PTAM that is uniquely Kelly?
I feel that I am very good at looking at a situation from all aspects due to the life experiences that I’ve had. This is why I feel very strongly about not sugar coating something and telling it how it is.
Oh and of course my great personality.
What is something quirky or interesting about you?
I was on the inaugural RyanAir flight in 1985 from Waterford to London.
Why do you do what you do?
I love being organized and helping people. My role with PTAM allows me to be innovative which helps clients succeed in an ever changing environment.
I get satisfaction from this and consider it a success for me as well as the client.