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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 enjoys solving accounting and tax problems for medical practitioners, primary producers and individuals with complex investment portfolios.

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Sophie Cragg

Accountant

Sophie is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Griffith University.

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

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Amber Millers

Accountant

Amber is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Queensland University of Technology.

Amber has experience working with clients in a variety of industries but has worked most closely with clients in the primary production industry. She also works with self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) to assist clients meet their compliance requirements and achieve their retirement goals.

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Catherine Baker

Accountant

Catherine holds a Bachelor of  Business (Accountancy)  from Queensland University of Technology and is currently enrolled in the Chartered Accountants Program.

Catherine takes great pleasure in building close working relationships with her clients and is eager to develop her skills in accounting, taxation and general business advisory to assist her clients further.

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Julian Politylo

Accountant

Julian is currently completing his Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) at Australian Catholic University.  Julian has worked with APC since 2016 and has thoroughly enjoyed learning various accounting and taxation skills which he can apply in various situations.

He mostly enjoys providing clients with taxation advice and says he feels rewarded when helping them solve their problems.

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Leanne Keasley

Accountant

Leanne holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Queensland University of Technology.

Leanne has commenced the Chartered Accountant program in 2020 and is looking forward to developing her skills in accounting and taxation for a range of different entities including Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

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Darren Gillert

Accountant

Darren is currently in his final year of study for his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Swinburne University of Technology.

He enjoys providing business and taxation advice for individuals and small to medium businesses and is keen to increase his knowledge and experience in the accounting field.  Darren aims to begin the Chartered Accountants Program once he holds his Bachelor’s degree.

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Luke Hankins

Accountant

Luke joined the team in 2019, holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Queensland University of Technology and is currently enrolled in the Certified Practicing Accountant program.

Luke gains satisfaction from being challenged and is looking forward to learning and developing his skills to best meet his clients needs and expectations. He is focused on providing taxation services for individuals and other entities at present time.

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Rachael Keelan

Administration Assistant

Rachael holds a Diploma of Accounting and is currently studying her Bachelor of Accounting 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.