The team in our Balcatta offices are dedicated to providing you and your business with personalised professional services. All our team members are committed to ongoing professional development so you enjoy the best technical tax and accounting advice available. Below are the profiles on our team members.
After a decade working in private practice Chris became a partner of Accelerate Accounting Group in 2005 (formerly Gannon Hanson Hamersley). He primarily works with small and medium sized business owners to help them grow their revenues, profits and business value.
He insists, to grow your business you first need to have solid foundations in place. These include, the right business structure in place, the most appropriate accounting software that matches your business needs with your level of accounting skill and the right insurances.
Chris says, "These foundation stones in your business wall provide asset protection, help minimise costs and give business owners peace of mind in the event of trouble. Our goal is to be very knowledgeable about your business and the the issues in your specific industry. In turn, this helps us develop strategies and select the right tools to help you with your business planning and wealth creation plans.”
Chris believes small business owners want more than just tax returns and financial statements from their accountant and says, "We genuinely believe that clients really want to grow their business and their wealth. Compliance is important but ultimately we really want to help clients create wealth using tax effective strategies like negative gearing and superannuation." Again, it's no surprise that a number of his clients own an investment property or have a self managed super fund.
His specialist technical skills include tax planning, business structures, consulting and financial management. His 20 years experience in public accounting provides him with a deep understanding of the compliance and taxation needs of clients.
Professional Qualifications and Memberships
· Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting
· Registered Tax Agent
· Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Outside of work
Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Kristy and his son Rafferty plus the extended family. He has recently taken up Masters AFL Football after a 'short' 25 year absence and is a massive cricket supporter who enjoys attending the WACA for International cricket matches.
Terri joined our team in 2004 and has in excess of 10 years’ experience in public practice. She is predominantly responsible for preparation of financial statements and tax returns for individuals, partnerships, trusts and companies.
Experience and Specialities
Terri is an 'all rounder' and an enthusiastic member of the Accelerate Accounting Group team who attacks tasks assigned to her with real passion. She is results driven and strives for efficiency and helping clients achieve better financial outcomes.
Professional Qualifications & Membership
- Bachelor of Business (Edith Cowan University)
- Certified Practising Accountant
- Member of NTAA
Outside of Work
Terri is a busy mum with three young children and enjoys spending time with them in the pool and picnicking in the park. When she gets a quiet moment Terri enjoys a good book or the opportunity to get out into the garden.
Michelle is responsible for reception and administration, which is a varied and busy role.
Previously, she has worked as an Administrator /Office Manager in the Financial Services industry both in the UK and in New Zealand. She holds a Certificate in Financial Planning.
Michelle also spent 15 years living and working in Europe as a Chef on a Hotel boat. She is a qualified Yacht master but has hung up her deck shoes for life ashore.
With her “British humour” she is a key member of staff and clients love her welcoming smile and bubbly personality.
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