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Alwyn Peffer

Principal

Alwyn completed his university studies at The University of New South Wales in 1980 and has since become a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, as well as a Fellow of The Tax Institute of Australia and a member of CPA Australia.

He is also an Authorised Representative of Akambo Pty Ltd t/as Accountants Private Advice.  Alwyn has a long association with primary production and extensive experience in taxation issues impacting on high net wealth clients and takes great pleasure in finding solutions to complex problems for clients.

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Mary Politylo

CA SMSF Specialist

Mary is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Mary is also a Chartered Accountants Self-Managed Superannuation Fund specialist and a member of the SMSF Association of Australia.

She is also an Authorised Representative of Akambo Pty Ltd t/as Accountants Private Advice.  Mary consolidated her taxation and business services experience over many years and has recently focused on self- managed superannuation funds and derives satisfaction working with clients to implement superannuation strategies designed to maximise net retirement wealth.

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Katie Wilson

Manager

Katie is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Queensland University of Technology. Katie has experience working with clients in various industries including medical and manufacturing, but has a special interest in primary production.

Katie particularly enjoys assisting clients in making strategic decisions to improve and grow their businesses.

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Tara Porter

Senior Accountant

Tara is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Queensland University of Technology.  Tara has many years of experience working with both small to medium size businesses, as well as many large businesses and has clients across a broad range of industries.

Tara particularly enjoys building strong client relationships while helping them in all aspects of accounting, taxation and business advisory.

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Benjamin Whittaker

Senior Accountant

Ben is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Queensland University of Technology. Ben takes great pleasure in building close working relationships with his clients in a wide range of industries.

He has a special interest in property development, Capital Gains Tax, Goods and Services Tax as well as providing advice for complex taxation issues. Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) are another area Ben works within assisting his clients in achieving their retirement goals.

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Lisa Hoult

Senior Accountant

Lisa is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Griffith University. Lisa has many years of accounting and taxation experience working on a range of clients from individuals to variety of small to medium businesses.

Lisa is currently employed by the firm on a part-time basis.

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Elisha Johnson

SMSF Senior Accountant

Elisha is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland. With over 10 years of experience specialising in accounting and taxation services for Self-Managed Superannuation Fund she enjoys finding solutions to complex problems for clients.

Elisha is currently employed by the firm on a part-time basis.

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Kathleen Taguba

Accountant

Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Queensland University of Technology and is currently studying to become a Certified Practising Accountant.

Kathleen’s interests include accounting and taxation services for medical practitioners, primary producers and individuals with complex investment portfolios.

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Sophie Cragg

Accountant

Sophie holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Griffith University and is currently enrolled in the Chartered Accountants Program.

Sophie is gaining thorough experience in accounting and taxation services for individuals and various entities and enjoys working as part of a team to provide the best service possible to her clients.

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Jack Winter

Accountant

Jack holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Queensland.

He is currently enrolled in the Chartered Accountants Program. Jack is gaining skills in accounting and taxation services for different types of entities including Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. He particularly enjoys dealing with investment portfolios.

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Amber Millers

Accountant

Amber joined the team in 2016 after graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) distinction and intends on attaining her Chartered Accountants membership by the end of 2019.

She looks forward to developing skills that will allow her to provide quality advice to clients regarding their taxation, accounting and business structuring issues. She aims to assist her clients by establishing a strong knowledge base of a wide range of issues. She is particularly interested in researching taxation law issues, such as capital gains tax.

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Catherine Baker

Accountant

Catherine joined the team in 2018 after graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy).  She is eager to start the Chartered Accountant Program in 2019 and looks forward to gaining more knowledge in field.

Dariush Mirshafiei

Accountant

Dariush is a new member and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) from Queensland University of Technology.  He is looking forward in developing his skills in business advice, taxation and SMSF financial advice.

He is ready for the challenges ahead including commencing the Chartered Accounting program later this year.

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Michael Crace

Accountant

Michael is one of the newest members of the team and holds a bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from the Queensland University of Technology. He is keen to increase his knowledge in the accounting field and looks forward to commencing the Chartered Accountants Program in 2019.

Julian Politylo

Accountant

Julian finished his high school education in 2015 at Marist College Ashgrove. Julian is currently enrolled at the Australian Catholic University and is eager to start his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) studies in 2017.

Julian’s interests include business and taxation services for individuals.

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Rachael Keelan

Administration Assistant

Rachael is currently completing the final units of a Diploma of Accounting and will be commencing her Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in February 2017 through Swinburne University of Technology.

Rachael has a special interest in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

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Amy Peffer

Bookkeeper & Office Assistant

Amy is a graduate of the University of Queensland and also has a Diploma of Business. She is employed on a part-time basis with a focus on bookkeeping and general administrative duties.