Success as a chartered accountant can be measured many ways. Suzan Jayne Pervan has achieved it not only by reaching the level of partner in one of the big four Perth firms but also by establishing an independent accounting firm that has evolved into a successful million-dollar practice. Ms Pervan established Gooding Pervan Chartered Accountants with business partner Dalton Gooding in 1998, growing the business from an employee base of nine to 27. By recognising Perth lacked an accounting practice that focused on privately owned business requiring more than compliance services, Ms Pervan has successfully built up a respected firm that remains client focused. In 2003 Ms Pervan won a Business News 40under40 Award.