Diane Lucas (@DianeLucasAU) is passionate about helping business owners and industry colleagues simplify and grow their businesses with systems that are effective and innovative. Diane’s passion for the accounting industry has helped her to excel in her field. As an Intuit QuickBooks Online specialist she was the first Australian ProAdvisor to be certified in QuickBooks Online, is a Top 100 ProAdvisor 5 years running and the International ProAdvisor of 2016.
In 2017 Diane was recognized as ‘Bookkeeper of the Year’, receiving the coveted Australian Accounting Award, and twice receiving the Women in Finance award 2017 & 2018.
Diane’s ever-growing public profile coupled with a desire to give back, has led her on a new journey – that of a public speaker. Diane speaks on topics that inspire and motivate as well as educate. In 2018 Diane was invited to speak at the industry conference AccountEx UK (London) about building a business beyond bookkeeping.
More recently Diane has become a podcaster – collaborating with accountant Kane Munro to bring to you entertaining discussions around the debits and credits of being a bookkeeper or accountant in today’s digital world. Subscribe to ‘The Bookie & the Beano’ via all podcast channels.
Her business Direct Management specialises in helping to ‘Simplify Business’, using cloud based solutions that address specific business needs. Accountants and businesses both appreciate the benefits these tailored solutions bring.
As an extension to the services provided by Direct Management, Diane offers advisory and mentoring services to hand-picked businesses who are driven to write the next chapter of their journey.
zuloomi.com is the latest incarnation in Diane’s growth journey to help drive the accounting industry forward. It was started out of the need to help transition the industry towards value pricing and applies a structured process using a combination of a web app and educational training.