Carbon has grown from staff of 14 in Perth, to over 85 based across four locations in WA, one in Melbourne, and one in Adelaide, in just a few years. Meet the team below!
Nathan bought into Sterling Accountants in 2006 and co-founded Carbon with Jamie in 2014. He finds it extremely rewarding to work with business owners to improve their profitability and watch their companies grow.
Clinton is a CA with a B.Com from Curtin University who joined Sterling in 2006 and now meets taxation and business development challenges head-on.
With a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting, Steve brings an extended suite of knowledge and experience to Carbon's accounting division.
Michelle became a Carbonite in late 2017 as an accounting and bookkeeping partner.
Joshua is one of our newest partners that has joined Carbon Group. More information to come.
Thomas is one of our newest partners that has joined Carbon Group. More information to come.
Susie is a practice manager within our accounting division. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (UWA, 2003) Double major in Accounting and E-Commerce, and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. Susie has 13 years’ experience in tax and accounting, including four years in audit (which turned out to be three years too long!). When not at work, Susie is spending time with her gorgeous little boy, Dominic.
Julie attained a Bachelor in Accounting from Curtin Uni and has been in the public practice space for six years. She continued her education to gain a CPA qualification. Julie has been in the commercial space for two years, gaining tones of experience in on the ground business operation, and what clients need in order to run their business effectively and efficiently, cutting red tape.
Jamie comes to us with 8 years of accounting experience after Majoring in accounting and economics in a bachelor of business at ECU. When he's not crunching numbers like a mean machine, he's coaching his rag tag Football team who got off to a rough start but really came into their stride after learning some valuable lessons about friendship and being true to yourself. There was also a series of montages and whacky adventures.
Alfredo has been in the accounting industry for over 10 years, specialising in family business and SMSF. He's successfully managed some high net worth individuals, including a family with $60 million of assets in their SMSFs. Originally from the Philippines, Alfredo grew up in Melbourne then moved over to Perth.
Lee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and came to the company in 2011 after a stint working for Kmart Australia. Lee walks quietly, but he carries a big stick that he uses to beat businesses back into shape and get them running profitably once again. He’s also pretty handy with an ice hockey stick and puck and can often be found gliding across an ice hockey rink.
Kate joined Carbon after working with a mid-tier accounting firm in the tax and business services sector. She gained heaps of hands-on experience assisting a variety of businesses, whilst also studying and becoming a qualified chartered accountant. She’s obsessed with dogs (especially hers!) and donuts. Not necessarily together. But she will stop people in the street to pat their dog!
Nur started her accounting career in business services and taxation and has been working in public practice since 2012. She is devoted to providing a full range of tax services to individuals and business clients aimed at maximising their outcomes. Nur wishes to specialise in self managed superannuation funds and also aims to be a CPA in the near future.
Irene graduated from ECU with flying colours and a B.Com (Accounting and Finance). Since joining Carbon she has kept those colours flying with her superb handling of figures, financial statements, colleagues and clients. Irene is racking up achievements with Carbon including her (not quite) undisputed title of Runner-Up Ping Pong Queen of the Universe.
Chris joined Carbon’s accounting team after getting some great experience at PwC and Deloitte. He was more than happy to leave the big 4! When he’s not crunching numbers, you’ll find Chris playing tennis, indoor soccer, or supporting his team, Collingwood. He’s super sporty and received the under 11s Ascot Eagles bowling award for the most wickets taken. He’s also eaten 25 chicken nuggets with large chips in under 10 minutes
Andrew is an Accounting major who joined Carbon in June 2014. When he’s not demonstrating his exceptional work ethic and eye for financial detail, he loves sport, gaming and travel. Combining gaming and travel on a trip to Las Vegas he used all his financial super powers to emerge from the neon jungle with a pocketful of winnings and zero encounters with Elvis.
Ryan is an accountant, working in our Swan Valley office. He graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance. Ryan is pursuing a Diploma of Applied Tax Law from the Tax Institute and will be achieving his Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) qualifications in December 2018. Ryan is dedicated to his studying, but also loves travelling and seeing new things.
Natasha brings a Bachelor of Commerce with an Accounting major to Carbon, as well as some exceptional dance moves but more of that later. Day to day, Natasha will be busily crunching numbers for the businesses Carbon works with. Outside of work, Natasha loves to dance, travel and read. Believe it or not, she was once a back up dancer for Weird Al Yankovic. We can’t top that!
Phoebe really does make us all look fantastic. Phoebe helps us manage clients and also spends a lot of time on the phone to the ATO. Not a task may people envy. To let off steam after work, she loves good pubs, fushing, fush and chups and beer. Apparently Phoebe’s from In Zid and says things a little differently to her Aussie work mates. We hadn’t noticed eh bro.
You’ll find Laura behind the front desk reception in our Ellenbrook office. She’s a valuable addition to the team, with over 15 years of experience in administration, starting as the fax room junior, to secretary, personal assistant, to document control and back. Our accountants would be lost without her! Laura has two young children, so any spare time outside of the office is spent being their PA!
Marc joined Carbon in 2017 as the establishing partner of our business advisory division, bringing along with him an excess of 7 years’ experience servicing a portfolio of international, listed, government and private clients.
Elton joined our advisory team in 2018, processing payroll for clients, IAS and BAS preparation, and end of month/year reporting. He gained his Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Entrepreneurship from Curtin University. Outside of work, Elton is a self-proclaimed dinner host of the year every year. He's truly passionate in cooking and in his words: "the only lifting I do, is lifting burgers to my mouth!"
Based in Roleystone, Maitreya has more than seven years' experience in R&D. He has worked in a variety of industries including software, mining, agriculture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and oil and gas. He is passionate about assisting engaged, ambitious and talented entrepreneurs achieve their goals in developing and commercialising innovative technology.
Jamie is a CPA with a swag of university degrees and broad experience across chartered and corporate accounting.
With over two decades working with small business owners in Melbourne, Allison understands what causes stress and how bookkeepers can implement systems and strategies to minimise it. Allison’s practice focuses on systems and automation, helping to make life easier for everyone.
Cheryl previously owned WiseClick, before merging with Carbon to form Carbon Balcatta.
Having experience in being a broad minded logistical thinker, Gail has the skillset to assess, plan and implement a project utilising the people and resources available to provide mutually beneficial results
With a master’s degree in professional accounting Sinead is perfectly placed to assist Carbon’s more established bookkeeping clients.
Kelly joined Carbon in 2018 when her business Your PA Business Services merged with Carbon. This marked our first office location in South Australia! Kelly leads the team in SA, bringing with her more than a decade of experience in bookkeeping services. Kelly is Xero certified and is ready to assist with taking your bookkeeping to the cloud!
Originally from South Africa, Madelein has a BA law degree and 10 years of work experience as a state prosecutor. She uprooted and moved to Australia in 2008 and now calls Perth her home. Madelein had a complete career change, and studied in Australia to gain her Cert IV Financial Services, later achieving her MYOB and Xero certification. Her hobbies include a glass (or two) of wine with friends, and speeding on her jet ski.
Kat joined Carbon as a bookkeeping manager after six years in the industry. Starting as an internal auditor travelling around WA auditing state government agencies, before moving into the accounting and tax sector in business services. Kat loves learning, and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin Uni, she’s a CPA, and also has her Cert 3 in both interior design and fitness.
Natalie has been with the company since 2012. Originally from South Africa, Natalie worked for 10 years doing the bookkeeping for her husband’s business. Since moving to Australia, she continued with her bookkeeping and joined the WiseClick team. She has her Cert IV in Bookkeeping and is currently studying for her Cert IV in Accounting. Natalie has a passion for photography and spends her spare time snapping away.
Originally from the East Coast, Aimie moved over to Perth after she’d heard great things about Carbon and wanted to join the team. It probably helped that Perth has great beaches, although we won’t admit that. Aimie is Carbon Bookkeeping’s Practice Manager, and has plenty of experience in accounting roles over in Brisbane. Aimie is a CA with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting.
Ainslie joined the bookkeeping team at Carbon Balcatta after completing her Cert IV in Financial Services at WiseClick Training. She’s responsible for the setup, training and troubleshooting within the bookkeeping department. Ainslie ran the financial side of her husband’s business whilst bringing up their two sons. Outside of work, Ainslie enjoys cooking, the beach and running. She’s even run a marathon!
By all reports, Laura is a lifesaver and a valued member of the team. She somehow juggles work and family and is a pro at both. She leads a very active lifestyle and enjoys outdoor activities with her 2 young children. A big sports fan, Eagles supporter specifically which causes a bit of tension in the bookkeeping department. Laura Graduated from Curtin in 2010, with Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction).
Sally is known as the Holiday Queen. With her Xero-Certification, she is also known as the quiet achiever, this is only quiet as a result of being a skilled power house work horse. Her speed and efficiency would be admired in any industry so we’re glad she’s one of ours. It’s assumed her strength comes from being a Dockers supporter with her partner being a West Coast fan.
Lisa has a wealth of experience in accounts roles, entering the industry straight from school. Her clients thought it was hilarious when she got married and her surname became Cash; very appropriate for a bookkeeper! Lisa enjoys travelling, and spent three years touring round London and Europe in her 20s. Lisa has her Cert IV in Bookkeeping and is Xero certified.
Amanda brings a wealth of experience to the Carbon team, as she once owned her on bookkeeping firm, assisting clients in a variety of industries including law, medical, trade and industry. Outside of the office, you'll find Amanda playing squash or volunteering her time in various community programs.
Karen is part of the team at Carbon Roleystone, bringing a wealth of experience across multiple industries. She loves working for a tax accountant, which has shown to be a great learning curve for Karen. Karen is super active outside of work, walking her dog, Murphy around 45km a week! She loves travelling and experiencing other cultures, all whilst spending as much time as she can with her granddaughters.
Bridie has the perfect surname for her position helping our team with administration and accounting projects. Bridie loves the beach, sports and keeping fit. Bridie has been blessed with the ability to play two recorders at once, one in each nostril. Woah!
Karen is the chief organiser in the Balcatta office. She oversees the team of bookkeepers, providing support for legislative and accounting queries, broadening scope for the bookkeepers with clients and generally keeping everything running seamlessly. She has her Cert IV in Financial Services and Bookkeeping.
Steve joined the Carbon team in 2018 as our payroll manager. He has a wealth of financial management experience from working within a number of industries including financial services, real estate and property development. Outside of work, Steve plays a lot of ice hockey which has taken him across the country representing WA, making the U18 national squad when he was 17!
Vanessa is a superstar in our payroll division, ensuring our clients' employees get paid on time, every time. Vanessa moved over from Colombia 12 years ago and has a degree in economics from uni there. She's currently studying for her CPA qualification. Vanessa has a great sense of humour and is passionate about travelling the world and meeting new people and cultures.
Andre holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economic and Informatics) and specialises in enhancing the productivity of our client’s businesses with Xero integrated cloud applications. Yes, this is as good as it sounds. Andre likes his food and is Carbon’s official advocate for the benefits of eggs, salmon and avocado. He once met Pete Evans from MKR in JB-Hifi and shook him by the hand. He’s a big foodie fan bless him.
We love new technology and we see giant strides in innovation being taken each day, with new cloud based applications and time saving business solutions. Depending on your needs, we have a specialist to get your business up to speed!
Con joined Carbon in 2018 and leads our insurance division. Offering all types of insurance, from commercial to personal, Con has got you and your business covered.
Ryan joined Carbon Finance after working seven years at Westpac in personal banking, business banking and home finance roles. Previously, he worked for Perth’s largest property investment firms as a broker. Originally from Country Victoria, he moved to Perth in 2013. Ryan takes an advice-based approach to mortgage broking, liaising with the respective experts to ensure his clients’ lending strategy compliments their other investments.
With a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Cert IV and Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking, Jacob was previously a finance broker at a large investment firm before joining the team at Carbon Finance. As a finance broker, Jacob offers advisory based mortgage and finance strategies tailored to clients' individual goals.
With a wealth of experience in financial planning, Ryan joined us to launch Carbon…Wealth! His experience in helping clients to plan for the future with strategies around/including superannuation, estate planning, personal insurance and investing for the future made him the perfect guy to launch our new division.
Andreas joined Carbon in 2018 as a partner within our wealth division. He specialises in superannuation and retirement planning, including asset protection, cash flow management, SMSFs and investments. Andreas is passionate about ensuring his clients achieve their financial goals and being part of their journey in achieving them.
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