Youngest H&R; Block franchise owner Vinnie Sanders is this week’s Monday Male.
Youngest H&R; Block franchise owner Vinnie Sanders is this week’s Monday Male. Chris Chan

Young accountant blessed with a keen eye for figures

TAX time excites Vinnie Sanders. No, really. Need proof? His car number plates are 30 JUNE.

Okay, so it's also the date of his birthday, but that's beside the point.

Vinnie is Australia's youngest H&R Block franchise owner at 26-years-old, and helps Gladstone residents get their tax done on time.

Vinnie said his youth sometimes surprised clients.

"Generally if they make an appointment to see the accountant and I walk out they generally act a little surprised, sort of like, 'Where's your father?'" he said.

The young professional moved to Gladstone from Melbourne with his partner when he purchased the business in July.

They've set their sights on growing their fishing and boating talents in the region's many waterways.

"I think we've eaten one fish. We catch them but they're not big enough," Vinnie said.

Gladstone's well-known friendliness has humbled the couple.

"We've met a lot of people here. And they're always up for going out for dinner, or going fishing," he said.