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Meet The Team

Relaxed, professional team atmosphere

At Suntax we work hard to meet your needs but we also like to have fun.  In our offices, you will find a relaxed but professional team atmosphere with nearly 40 team members available to help with your Accounting, Bookkeeping and Superannuation needs. Our Support Hub are second to none and can assist you in finding the perfect match for you and your needs amongst our team.


					

Directors

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Brent West
Chief Relationship Officer

Brent’s over 20-year career as an accountant has seen him build very close relationships with the team, clients, and strategic partners. He is a people person with strong networks in all aspects of his life.

Family is his number one priority and together they enjoy all things basketball – playing, coaching, watching. Travel is his other great passion that he and the family enjoy, mostly to sunny tropical locations or to experience the culture of other countries overseas.

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Daniel Riley
Chief Financial Officer

Daniel is an accredited FCPA tax accountant and Director of Suntax.

An unashamed lover of innovation and technology goes hand in hand with his passion for enabling his clients to achieve their personal goals.  Daniel takes the time to explain complex matters without the confusing jargon to ultimately deliver peace of mind to his clients.

With niche expertise in international taxation, the Pharmacy Industry, and SME businesses.

Outside of work, Daniel is a passionate family man and sports tragic. On the weekends he spends his time out on his bike, playing tennis, or going to the footy with his family to support the mighty Western Bulldogs!

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Mark Lawry
Chief Operating Officer

Mark has been building relationships for Suntax for over 30 years.  As an FCPA he has helped many individuals navigate the process of starting their own business through to planning for their retirement.   With a love of innovation and efficiency, he has been at the forefront of transitioning Suntax into the leading edge tech-focused firm we are today.

Away from the office Mark loves spending time with his two wonderful daughters, watching the footy, travelling, socialising with friends, and running the odd marathon (although he swears those days are over).

Accounting

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Kelly Taylor
Head of Accounting

With nearly 20 years’ experience as a CPA accountant Kelly takes care of Operations here at Suntax. Working with a wide range of individuals and businesses over this time, Kelly has built many long lasting and trusted relationships.

Away from the office Kel loves spending time travelling with her two boys and is never far away from a nice piece of chocolate.

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Michael Tabone
Senior Associate & Business Advisor

Michael has almost a decade of experience in assisting clients to establish, grow and operate their small businesses. He specialises in providing tax-effective strategies and structures for not only asset protection, but also for providing maximum tax savings.

Away from the office, you will find Michael outdoors, playing sport, keeping active or travelling to new destinations, and socialising with family and friends.

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Tom Russell
Senior Associate & Business Advisor

Tom is one of our Senior Accountants at Suntax. Tom’s driven nature has allowed him to build a diverse range of clientele in professions which include the trade industry; medical industry as well as working closely with many family-run and owned local businesses. Tom enjoys sharing his knowledge with individuals and small business owners to provide them with the best possible tax outcome.

Outside of the office, you will find Tom playing in the Ruck down at Avondale Heights Football Club, out on the tennis court, or down the surf coast spending time by the beach.

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Cleon Aristidou
Senior Associate & Business Advisor

Cleon is a passionate and practical accountant driven to making tax easy for clients. Cleon has extensive knowledge and experience with service-based industries, working closely with a large number of clients locally and worldwide.

Cleon’s easy going nature has encouraged the creation of great working relationships with all clients. As a result of this, Cleon is able to easily deliver tailored strategies to meet client’s business, personal and life goals.

Additional professions and industries that Cleon regularly advises to includes Lawyers & Barristers, Medical Professionals, Cafes, Professional Consultants, Construction Industries & Property Developers.

Outside the office, you will find Cleon by the beach or at a Melbourne Victory game.

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Mark Egan
Senior Accountant

Mark is a Certified Practising Accountant. He has had over 20 years in the financial services industry with the last 15 specialising in tax planning and self-managed super.

Mark’s interests include cricket, boxing, coffee and is a mad Essendon Football supporter.

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Adrian Dela Cruz
Accountant

Adrian has been with Suntax since 2018 and completes tax and accounting for various business structures as well as tax returns for individuals.

Away from his tasks in the office, you will be able to find Adrian outside with his bike, exploring new trails and sometimes running with his dogs.

 

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Lachlan Jowett
Accountant

With over 7 years of experience as a CPA accountant, Lachie loves building relationships with clients, both individuals, and businesses. He enjoys finding the best possible tax strategies while working to complete compliance activities.

When Lachie isn’t in the office you will find him at the footy, at a concert, or down at the beach.

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Kayetlyn Lee
Accountant

With over 5 years experience as an Accountant, Kayetlyn enjoys assisting small to medium sized business clients with compliance and furthering their businesses.

Outside of the office Kayetlyn enjoys watching movies, coffee and spending time with friends and family.

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Sharon Ly
Accountant

Sharon is a CPA with over 8 years experience. She is a certified Xero Advisor and has significant experience in taxation with a focus on small businesses.

Sharon loves her tea, cooking and spending time with her family

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Rimpy Chaudhary
Accountant

With over 6 years of experience as a tax accountant, Rimpy thrives on helping people navigate the intricacies of taxes and ways to minimize their obligations. The satisfaction of simplifying tax processes for individuals and business clients immensely rewards her. Outside of work, she likes to spend quality time with her kids and enjoys watching movies and series on Netflix.

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Kobi West
Undergraduate Accountant

Kobi is one of our undergraduate accountants, he’s eager to learn and wants wants to help business and individuals thrive.

After work, Kobi loves having down time and relaxing while also enjoying playing footy and hanging out with family and friends.

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Marcus Cavallin
Accountant

As one of our accountants, Marcus prides himself on his hard work ethic and efficiency, enabling clients achieve all their goals in an efficient and timely manner.

Out of work, you’ll find Marcus watching Netflix with his cats or on the ski slopes.

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Nick Dobson
Accountant

As one of our accountants, Nick enjoys working with passionate small business owners on their tax matters aiming to achieve the best tax positions and maximize growth.

Outside of work you will find Nick tuned into many sports such as Footy, Basketball and Tennis as well as socializing with mates.

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Cooper West
Undergraduate Accountant

Cooper is one of our undergraduate accountants. He is an enthusiastic person who can’t wait to learn all things accounting. He loves helping others and watching them succeed.

After work, Cooper enjoys catching up with mates and playing footy on the weekends.

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Charisse Matic
Accountant

As one of our accountants Charisse has experience in Tax Advisory, Bookkeeping and SMSF areas.

Outside office, Cha loves to create memories with people, explore the world and try different kind of activities, expand her investments, and advocate financial literacy.

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Kaan Ilgun
Undergraduate Accountant

Kaan is one of our undergraduate accountants. He is an enthusiastic person who enjoys being able to help businesses and individuals achieve all their goals and more. Outside of work, Kaan enjoys catching up with mates and playing soccer on the weekends.

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Leng Brita
Accountant

As one of our accountants, Leng has experience in Bookkeeping, Financial Reporting and Taxation Services.

Outside the office, Leng enjoys sporty adventures with her friends or having a feast with her family at home.

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Tami Tan
Accountant

As one of our accountants, Tami has experience in Bookkeeping, Financial Reporting and Taxation Services previously working within the healthcare industry.

Outside the office, Tami loves camping, shopping and reading thriller novels.

Bookkeeping

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Julie Grant
Head of Bookkeeping

Julie leads our bookkeeping team, is Xero Certified and provides bookkeeping services, training and ongoing support.  Julie deals with a wide variety of industries such as pharmacies, telecommunications, restaurants, supermarkets and various trades.

Julie enjoys playing basketball, spending time with her family and friends and the odd G&T.

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Lillian Ellis
Bookkeeper

With over 20 years experience as a bookkeeper Lillian looks after several different clients from Pharmacies, Bowling Clubs, Engineers, Construction, Pilates, Travel and Harness Racing.

When not working Lillian loves to spend time with her family and friends, travelling the world or just chilling out.

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Kelly Briffa
Bookkeeper

Kelly B has been with Suntax since 2018. She works with Pharmacies, Sporting Clubs, and any other type of business we can send her way.

When not at work she is spending time with her family and friends, camping, bike riding, holidaying or at the beach.

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Marjorie Guano-Ocampo
Bookkeeper

Majorie has been working as a Bookkeeper with Suntax since 2018. Prior to Suntax, she worked as a Payroll Supervisor/Specialist for 9 years.

Away from work, she loves all outdoor activities like mountain hiking, and fun runs.

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Jackie Ermstrang
Bookkeeper

Jackie has over 15 years’ experience in financial management and joined our Bookkeeping team in early 2022.

When away from the office, she loves spending time with her family, trips to the beach, camping and visiting parks. She loves all things cooking and especially enjoys making sweet treats.

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Eva Knispel
Bookkeeper

With over 10 years bookkeeping experience, covering Retail, Hospitality, Marketing Agencies, Entertainment industry, Trades and anything in between, she wont shy from a challenge.

There’s nothing Eva loves more than spending time with her family, either Camping, racing her kids to their various sports commitments, or out walking her dog Rufus.  Oh and she won’t say no to a cheeky wine.

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Georgia Freestone
Bookkeeper

Georgia has had previous experience working as an accountant dealing predominately with restaurants, cafes and all different types of trades.

She joined our bookkeeping team at Suntax in late 2022. Outside of work, you can find her in one of three places – spending time with my family and close friends, reading a good book or going for a long walk.

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Nicole Anderson
Bookkeeper
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Arlyn Fornillos
Bookkeeper

Arlyn started with Suntax in March 2024. Prior to Suntax, she was an auditor and has been an accountant for over 7 years.

Away from work, Arlyn loves spending time with her family, she adores being a mother to her daughter and delights in engaging in all the activities she loves.

Superannuation

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Sharee Giorlando
Head of Superannuation

With over 15 years experience as a FCPA, Sharee manages our Superannuation Department.  Sharee has extensive experience with Self Managed Superannuation Funds that are invested in residential and commercial property as well as Australian and foreign shares.

Outside the office you will find Sharee at the local park spending time with her family.

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Vina Sablon
Superannuation Accountant

Vina is an SMSF accountant and has been with Suntax since 2017.  She loves numbers and spreadsheets.

Don’t be deceived by her small frame. Outside of work she would beat you in a  marathon, enjoys travelling, listening to music, taking care of her dogs, and will never pass on a chance to eat noodles.

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Jeraline Napula
Superannuation Accountant

Jera is one of our SMSF Accountants. She loves planning ahead and scheduling her tasks so that she is always prepared.

Away from the office, she spends her free time watching Netflix and spending time with her family.

Support Hub

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Shannon Buchan
Head of Support

Shannon looks after our People and our Culture.  She runs the Support Hub and keeps a close eye on Mark Lawry as his Assistant.

If you are looking for Shannon outside the office you will find her somewhere in the countryside on a hike or hanging out with a bunch of rescued farm animals.

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Lovonne Priest
Administrator

Von has been holding the fort at our front desk in Sunbury since 2010.

In her leisure time she loves walking with her dog Marnie and spending time with her family.

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Carolyn Evans
Client Services Officer

When your tax refund comes to Suntax, Caz is the one who sends it on to you so of course she is everyone’s favourite person!

On the weekends she is watching her kids play basketball, sitting by the pool enjoying a wood fired pizza or checking out the Australian wilderness while camping.

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Theriza Lanche
Administrator

Theriza has been part of the support team since 2013 working behind the scenes to prepare all of our tax meetings and much more.

Outside the office you will find her in 3 places – solving and watching crime investigation shows, volunteering at a home for the aged or walking her dogs.

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Sarah O’Brien
Executive Assistant

Sarah works as Daniel Riley’s assistant and also helps out as a behind the scenes Support Hub member with electronic signing management, our text appointment reminders and anything else admin related.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, loves shopping (bargain hunting is her specialty) and enjoys watching a good reality show or two.

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Yvette Cuzzupi
Executive Assistant

Yvette has always been drawn to the accounting world and loves being organised in all components of her role.

Outside the office, Yvette loves spending time with family, getting out in the sun and baking the odd dessert or two which we encourage her to bring into the office.

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Lauren Gordon
Administrator

Lauren, Loz, Lozza, she answers to them all. Lauren attends to admin task and works behind the scenes running all things Marketing.

When Lauren isn’t in the office, you will find her at the beach or spending time with family and friends and most definitely on the cold days snuggled up watching netflix with snacks.

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Martene Bailey
Administrator

Martene is a member of the admin team who you will find on reception at our Sunbury office.

Away from work Martene enjoys spending time with family and friends and walking her dog Digger.

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Monique Sandham
Administrator

Monique is the friendly face you will meet at the front desk at our Essendon Office.

Outside of the office, Monique is a makeup artist, designated pet-sitter among her family and friends, and determined traveller who aims to visit a new destination every year.

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Sharon Maher
ASIC Compliance Officer

Sharon is our ASIC Compliance Officer. She primarily assists our accountants with the set-up of new companies and trusts, or with changes to existing companies and trusts.

Outside of the office, Sharon enjoys all things artsy and crafty. She also loves musical theatre and can often be found enjoying the show with a gin cocktail in hand. Sharon loves to escape with a camping trip, and her favourite conversations happen late at night around a campfire with family and friends.

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