Meet Steven Ling


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Steven is a Senior Consultant with Active Directions specialising in financial modelling, data analysis and business strategy. He has experience working in-house as a finance professional dealing closely with key stakeholders, working with financial and business data, discovering and communicating insights which drives operational and strategic decision making.

Steven is passionate about obtaining a deep understanding of organizations and developing customized solutions to help them achieve their strategic goals. He is a qualified accountant with commercial experience.​ He is part of our team supporting our Partner network including big four and mid-tier accounting firms.

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
I piece together information to help solve business problems. This may involve collecting and analysing data to form business strategies, working with databases to develop BI dashboards and analysing information to identify and manage improvement initiatives.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
You would find me at the gym, playing some form of racquet sport or being close to the sea. I absolutely enjoy coastal walks, feeling the sea breeze on a beach or simply taking a ferry ride on the magnificent Sydney harbour.

What would your personal motto be?
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right” by Henry Ford.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is “Step into someone else’s shoes”. 
I got this advice when I was young, and this has since helped me understand others’ perspectives and motivations and reduce unnecessary conflict.