For his services to the financial planning industry, Noel has won awards and recognition including Australian Investment Planner of the Year. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 for “distinguished service to business and commerce through financial services”. Noel is an Associate of the Australian Society of Accountants, a Certified Practicing Accountant, a Fellow of The Taxation Institute, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He was named Australian Investment Planner of the Year for 1988 and in April 2003, was awarded the Australian Centenary medal in recognition of his services to the financial services industry. ¨ He is a Fellow of the Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, a Fellow of the Taxation Institute, a Certified Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. ¨ His 43 years experience in finance include 10 years with Westpac where he specialised in international banking, three years in a law office, two years as chief accountant for a listed property company, and two years with Beneficial Finance where he was responsible for their joint venture development projects. ¨ He is a founding director of Whittaker Macnaught – one of Australia's leading independently owned financial advisory companies with a staff of 60 and nearly a billion dollars under management. Noel specialises in talking to individuals and small business people about ways to save tax and build wealth. He reaches over six million Australians a week through his columns in papers such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Sunday Mail, the Melbourne Age, the Brisbane Courier Mail and Perth Sunday Times. ¨ He is a regular contributor to magazines such as Australian Doctor and Good Taste ¨ He has written 11 best selling books, and produced 2 bestselling Audio Cassette Albums. His book Making Money Made Simple was recently named in the top 100 of the most influential books of the last century.. ¨ He does weekly broadcasts on over 50 radio stations including ABC News Radio and local ABC Brisbane. Noel Whittaker's career includes international banking, conveyancing, staff training, real estate development, building and financial planning.. At one stage he owned one of Brisbane's largest real estate chains. He writes weekly columns in the Australia's leading newspapers and contributes to national magazines. His book Making Money Made Simple has been in the Australian best-seller list since release in March 1987. He has a holistic approach to finance and has the gift of expressing complex financial issues in simple terms. He is a humorous, down to earth speaker, whose favourite topic is creating wealth whilst saving tax.
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