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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John Gosetti
Senior Accountant

With over 25 years of experience in public practice, John’s areas of expertise include individuals, partnerships, sole traders, companies, and trusts. John’s has a passion for assisting clients with the setup of business structures, tax strategies in retail franchises, rental investors, restaurant/café, automotive industry, and construction businesses.

John also is fluent in Italian and can assist in preparing your tax returns.

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Ben Stokes
Senior Accountant

Ben has been at Suntax since 2015. During this time he has completed his CPA studies shortly after finishing a double degree at Latrobe University. One of our senior accountants, Ben, has a passion for small business and navigating through the world of tax with our clients.

Outside of work, Ben loves travelling, especially to Europe to enjoy the culture and the food. He is also cricket-tragic and President of his local cricket club.

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Michael Tabone
Senior Accountant

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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Scott Davis
Senior Accountant

Scott works in our accounting team as a Senior Accountant.  Starting in 2011 his time at Suntax has allowed him to focus on providing small businesses with both Tax-related and Business related growth strategies.  This hands-on approach with small businesses allows him to provide a more tailored outcome for each individual client.

If you are looking for Scott outside the office you will find him at a local cafe or eatery and enjoying some time in the sun.

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Tom Russell
Senior Accountant

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 Accountant

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.

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

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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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Liam Graham
Accountant

Liam specialises in tax compliance for both individuals and small businesses. He is passionate about building new relationships with people and working with them to help their businesses grow.

Outside of work Liam enjoys going to the gym, attending bars/gigs with friends, and listening to music.

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Adrian Dela Cruz
Accountant

AD or ADC, as easy as ABC. 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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Luke Juusti
Accountant

As one of our undergraduate accountants, Luke enjoys lending a helping hand across a wide variety of areas. Luke is forming stronger relationships with clients every day and enjoys seeing the positive impact he can have on their business.

After hours, Luke will either be playing or watching sport, eating every ice cream the supermarkets have to offer, or planning his next trip around the world.

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Jason Farley
Accountant

Jason is one of our undergraduate accountants who enjoys doing everything he can to help our clients.

Jason loves being outdoors and exploring new places. He enjoys going to the snow every year, learning new tricks on his snowboard. He loves all sports but is a die hard fan of the Bombers in the AFL.

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Xavier Jenks
Accountant

Xavier is one of our undergraduate accountants currently studying at Australian Catholic University Melbourne. He developed a passion in his high school years for helping businesses grow and succeed as he watched his parents navigate the complexities of business startups and ownership.

Outside of work, Xavier is an avid Geelong fan who loves a hit of golf.

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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Nikki Johnston
Bookkeeper

Nikki looks after the books for a large range of businesses including Pharmacies.

Outside of work, Nikki is running up and down a netball court being everyone’s least favorite person (the umpire) or spending time with her friends and family especially her furkids.

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Kelly Briffa
Bookkeeper

Kelly B is our Assistant Keeper of the books.  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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Aissa Albino
Bookkeeper

Aissa has over 10 years of Bookkeeping experience and has been with Suntax since 2018. She enjoys the day-to-day challenges of working as a Bookkeeper.

Outside the office, you will find Aissa sitting in a corner having fun reading Manga, watching anime and movies, playing chess, and solving puzzles.

Superannuation

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Sharee Giorlando
Head of Superannuation

With over 15 years experience as a CPA, 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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Pauline Panotes
Superannuation Accountant

Pauline has been an SMSF accountant with Suntax since 2017.

When not at work, you will find Pauline belting out her favourite songs or walking her dog by the shoreline (still humming a tune).

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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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Janet Rogers
Administrator

Janet has worked with Suntax since 2010. Janet works in Administration and enjoys working with a great team.

Away from the Office Janet loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also has a great passion for travelling and V8 car racing.

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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!  As well as this, Caz is our main support to our Superannuation team.

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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Natascha Riley
Accounts Receivable

Natascha looks after the Accounts Department for Suntax which includes Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable as well as Payroll and Xero subscriptions.

Natascha likes going back to France to see her family and friends whilst indulging in French food. “J’adore le fromage, le bon vin et mon desset préferé est la tarte tatin”

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Rebekah Pratt
ASIC Officer

Bek’s main role is to deal with all things ASIC so that you don’t have to. She completes all the new entity setups and she’s always happy to help you come up with imaginative and creative names if you need it. She gets a kick out of seeing the names of the companies and businesses she helped set up on cars and signs around town!

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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 desert or two which we encourage her to bring into the office.

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Jaimi Walters
Administrator

You will find Jaimi at the front desk in our Essendon office and on our social media pages where she runs all things marketing.

Outside of work, Jaimi is a homebody and loves nothing more than hanging out at home with her fiance and her beautiful dog Bam.