Dean Wimberley

Dean Wimberley

Senior Accountant

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Meet Dean

During my first week at Inspire, I had the pleasure of meeting everyone and experiencing a truly exceptional culture. The welcoming nature of the people here has made it one of the most inviting environments I’ve encountered in my initial week. The office itself is beautifully designed with a modern touch, giving a calming atmosphere that immediately puts one at ease. Inspire offers various amenities and functions, such as end-of-year retreats and delightful dinners, which I discovered when going through my calendar. I was genuinely impressed and thought to myself, “Wow, this place is truly amazing.”

Why did you join Inspire?

In my perspective, the future of accounting is shifting away from mere compliance and moving towards a greater emphasis on tax advisory. I believe it will be more centered around the value we can provide to clients. The term “strategy” comes to mind, as it encompasses how we can assist our clients and stay ahead of emerging trends. While observing the industry, I noticed that many professionals still primarily focus on the compliance aspect, with little consideration for strategic approaches or future-oriented thinking. This is where Inspire sets itself apart. Their emphasis on strategy and client support was a significant attraction for me, creating a strong gravitational pull towards joining their team.

What have you learned so far working at Inspire?

Although I had never utilized Karbon before, I find it fascinating and refreshing to explore this new software. It serves as a comprehensive management tool, consolidating all your emails into one platform. The experience of using it has been quite interesting, especially as I navigate through its features and functionalities. As someone who is accustomed to using a PC and Microsoft Windows, delving into the world of Mac has been a learning experience for me.

Outside of Inspire

Outside of Inspire, I absolutely love travelling and have been fortunate enough to explore different countries. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Japan, Canada, America, and France.

Apart from my love for travelling, soccer is a huge part of my life. I actively participate in indoor soccer matches on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

When it comes to hobbies, one of my absolute favourites is playing board games. And if that wasn’t enough soccer for you, I’m so passionate about it that I even wake up early to catch EPL games and other related matches.

How did you get interested in accounting?

During my school years, particularly in high school, I had a strong inclination towards pursuing a career in business. Even though I had a natural inclination towards business, I was unsure about the specific field I wanted to pursue. However, everything changed when I had the opportunity to study accounting during year 11 and 12. I found myself thoroughly enjoying those classes, which prompted me to choose accounting as my career path. 

Fun fact about Dean

Unfortunately, I have a scar on my chin that serves as a reminder of a motorbike incident back when I was in 10th grade. I had a tumble while riding my uncle’s extensively modified bike. Since it was in the process of being fixed up, all the safety gear had been removed or discarded. As a result of the crash, a bolt grazed my throat, leaving a scar just below my chin. 

What are some books/podcasts/movies/documentaries you recommend?

As a devoted fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, I found myself captivated by the three books. Despite not considering myself an avid reader, I was genuinely intrigued by Tolkien’s masterful writing. The narrative is a testament to his imagination, crafting a world where every spoken word carries a deeper significance, unexplained yet interconnected. It’s a vast realm of knowledge that imparts a sense of historical depth, making it a truly remarkable work of fiction.

I have a deep appreciation for Christopher Nolan’s directorial masterpiece, “The Prestige,” which, in my opinion, stands as one of the greatest films ever created. The initial viewing experience is nothing short of extraordinary, as unexpected events unfold, leaving a lasting impact. However, what truly sets it apart is the remarkable sensation when watching it for a second time. It transforms into an entirely new cinematic encounter, delivering fresh perspectives and mind-blowing revelations. I wholeheartedly recommend this mind-bending film to anyone seeking an unparalleled viewing experience.

Which Sustainable Development Goal(s) do you choose and why?

My first choice would be #16, which focuses on promoting peace, justice, and strong institutions. I firmly believe that establishing a sturdy foundation is crucial. It’s building a house of cards—if the base is weak, the rest becomes increasingly difficult to uphold. Therefore, I consider this as one of the most essential foundational elements.

Moving on to my second selection, I would highlight #11, which emphasises the significance of sustainable cities and communities. Creating well-planned and sustainable urban environments holds immense potential in addressing numerous challenges. It has the power to alleviate various issues by fostering perpetual solutions that can positively impact countless lives.

Lastly, my third pick is #4, aiming to ensure quality education for all. I firmly believe that knowledge is empowering, and the more individuals are equipped with education, the better the overall collective will be.




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