Welcome to Carbon Bundaberg

Your local Bundaberg accounting and bookkeeping experts.

As a business owner, receiving guidance and support from an accountant or bookkeeper who truly understands your business and your goals, is incredibly powerful. That’s the service the Carbon Bundaberg team provides to our clients.

We are a team of tax accountants who can organise your business tax returns, create and implement tax planning strategies, and provide detailed insights into your business’ growth opportunities.

Our bookkeepers are experts at integrating cloud-based systems to streamline the way businesses operate, as well as providing the full spectrum of bookkeeping services.

Led by Accounting & Tax Partner, Jesse Williamson and Anthony McPhee, our Bundaberg office works closely with our other Carbon offices. This means we can offer you the full suite of business services, not just accounting and bookkeeping. Get in touch today to find out how we can work together to achieve your goals.

Our proud history

Carbon, Xero’s largest firm in Australia, launched in Bundaberg in 2020 after we partnered with a local accounting firm, Charter Partners.

Charter Partners has been providing local Bundaberg small and medium businesses with specialist accounting advice and guidance since 1932.

In 2020, Charter Partners and Carbon joined forces with the goal of improving our services to local Bundaberg business owners and look forward to what the future holds.

Proudly supporting our Local Community

With our long-standing history in Bundaberg, supporting our local community is very important to the Carbon team.

We show our support by getting behind local charities and organisations, and love to put our hands up for an activity. Please reach out if you have a suggestion!

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    A local team dedicated to your business.

    Anthony McPhee
    CPA
    PARTNER
    Accounting & Tax
    Anthony McPhee
    PARTNER
    Anthony joined Carbon in 2020, bringing over 25 years' of experience to the team. His passion lies in his ability to guide his clients through their business journey. Anthony is currently learning Russian and loves to golf.
    Jesse Williamson
    CA CTA
    PARTNER
    Accounting & Tax
    Jesse Williamson
    PARTNER
    Jesse became a Carbonite in 2020, bringing an extended suite of knowledge from his business and tax advisory experience. Jesse chose to work in accounting because he loves being exposed to a variety of industries and being able to network with new people.
    Judy Gibbs
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Judy Gibbs
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Judy obtained a degree in accounting from CQU in 2002 and has been in the industry since 2000. She specialises in taxation and enjoys working with her clients to understand their business to achieve the best possible tax result. Judy was brought up on a cattle property and now operates a successful building business with her husband, Allan. She is a passionate Queenslander and enjoys golf, reading and rugby league.
    Esta Naudé
    CPA
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Esta Naudé
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Having more than 20 years of experience in a variety of accounting and financial planning roles, Esta is a great addition to our Bundaberg office. She completed her CPA in 2011 and loves being able to support business owners’ dreams through financial advice. Originally from South Africa, Esta is an avid traveller. Her favourite places include Paris, Cape Town, and Table Mountain. She finds herself most evenings watching travel shows and dreaming of the day when she can travel again.
    Penny Smith
    CPA
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Penny Smith
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Working in public practice since 1996, Penny is proud to provide high quality service and achieve the best outcomes for each of her clients. Always keen to develop her skills, Penny is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in self-managed superannuation funds. Away from the office, Penny enjoys photography, gardening, sewing and volunteers for an environmental conservation research project.
    Annika Warren
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Annika Warren
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Annika completed her Bachelor of Accounting degree at CQU Bundaberg in 2009. She brings with her extensive knowledge of accounting and taxation services which allows her to assist clients and attend to their general taxation needs and provide ongoing support and advice. Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors and holidaying with her family.
    Tanya Wilson
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    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
    Accounting & Tax
    Tanya Wilson
    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
    Tanya always strives to give the best quality of service to clients, and has been a part of the Bundaberg team since 2000. Tanya has 3 children and enjoys camping trips with the family. She is also an avid rugby league fan and a supporter of the Brisbane Broncos and Queensland State of Origin teams.
    Melissa Connolly
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    ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Melissa Connolly
    ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
    Mel is one of our Administration Assistant's in the Bundaberg office and has been a vital part of the team since 2013. She strives to give clients the best service possible with her welcoming nature and efficient service. Outside of work, Mel makes the most of her time with her family, as well as going to the gym and catching up with friends.
    Tina Wittmer
    ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Tina Wittmer
    ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
    Tina is our Administration Assistant who supports our Bundaberg office. She enjoys the variety of different businesses that she gets faced with daily. Outside of the office, Tina enjoys yoga, playing the guitar or grabbing a drink with friends. She is also a travel junkie, who is always chasing the next adventure! Her favourite place that she has visited was the Victoria Falls in Zambia.
    Josh Dearle
    CA
    PARTNER
    R&D and Grants
    Josh Dearle
    PARTNER
    Josh Dearle is a CA who joined Carbon in 2020 with a wealth of experience in helping businesses access the R&D tax incentive. Having worked at EY, Grant Thorton, BDO and Deloitte, Josh worked with a variety of businesses and enjoys forming lasting relationships.
    Maitreya Speering
    CA
    PARTNER
    R&D and Grants
    Maitreya Speering
    PARTNER
    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.
    Gail Rogerson
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    PARTNER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Gail Rogerson
    PARTNER
    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
    Steve Gullotti
    -
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Payroll
    Steve Gullotti
    CLIENT MANAGER
    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!
    Penni Ditchmen
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    BOOKKEEPER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Penni Ditchmen
    BOOKKEEPER
    Penni has been involved in the accounting industry since 1994. From these years of experience, she brings to Carbon her extensive knowledge in MYOB, GST and BAS. She prides herself in her ability to work closely with both her clients and alongside our accountants, making her an invaluable member of the team. Outside of work Penni runs a small online business specialising in custom made children’s clothing ordered all over Australia and overseas.
    Fenix Bryant
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    PARTNER
    Concierge
    Fenix Bryant
    PARTNER
    Fenix Bryant partnered with Carbon in 2019 to launch Carbon Concierge. As someone who thrives on achieving the best possible result for clients, Fenix finds value in being able to find a solution for every business’ problem.
    Mark Spencer
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    DIRECTOR
    Insurance Brokers
    Mark Spencer
    DIRECTOR
    Mark joined Carbon in 2020 to head-up our insurance division. With nearly 30 years experience within the Perth Intermediated Insurance sector, Mark has extensive knowledge of both industry and product disciplines which he passes onto his SME and corporate clients.
    Janean Hicks
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    DIRECTOR
    Wealth Management
    Janean Hicks
    DIRECTOR
    Janean joins Carbon with over 25 years’ experience in the financial planning industry. After losing her father as a young girl and experiencing the drama that followed because he didn’t have his financial affairs in order, Janean was passionate to ensure other families have their finances in order so they do not suffer in the same way.
    Andreas Kettemann
    CA AFP
    DIRECTOR
    Wealth Management
    Andreas Kettemann
    DIRECTOR
    Andreas joined Carbon in 2018 as a director 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.
    Mark Kinnaird
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    DIRECTOR
    Wealth Management
    Mark Kinnaird
    DIRECTOR
    We welcomed Mark to the Carbonite team in 2021 after partnering with his firm, Haydon Kinnaird. After working in the banking industry for many years, Mark completed studies to become a Financial Planner. He then worked for a financial planning practice in Osborne Park where he honed his skills before launching Haydon Kinnaird with Barry in 2004.
    Ryan Eastman
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    DIRECTOR
    Finance & Lending
    Ryan Eastman
    DIRECTOR
    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.
    Jacob Reed
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    DIRECTOR
    Finance & Lending
    Jacob Reed
    DIRECTOR
    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.
    Jamie Davison
    CPA
    CO-FOUNDER
    Group
    Jamie Davison
    CO-FOUNDER
    Jamie is a CPA with a swag of university degrees and broad experience across chartered and corporate accounting. He co-founded Carbon with Nathan in 2014 and is the foundation of our bookkeeping team. Aside from Carbon, Jamie spends his time as a board member for multiple tech start-ups and believes in giving back to the community.
    Nathan Hood
    CPA
    CO-FOUNDER
    Group
    Nathan Hood
    CO-FOUNDER
    Nathan bought into Sterling Accountants in 2006 and then co-founded Carbon with Jamie in 2014. Nathan was the foundation to our accounting team in Perth, and leads our accountants in Osborne Park. He finds it extremely rewarding to work with business owners to improve their profitability and watch their companies grow.
    Mason Dunn
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    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
    Group
    Mason Dunn
    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
    Mason joined Carbon as our Group Financial Controller after impressive stints in EY and Wesfarmers. When Mason isn’t busy making us all look good, he enjoys snorkelling and camping outdoors, playing video games, and staring lovingly at his Pokémon card collection.
    Hayden Brown
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    GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
    Group
    Hayden Brown
    GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
    Hayden joined Carbon in 2018 bringing heaps of experience in accounting and management, working for firms in the UK before returning to Perth. Hayden tried something different (psychology), but the financial services world called him back and he's now very happily here at Carbon. Hayden has travelled the world extensively (you name it, he's probably done it) but has now settled down to the joys of family bliss.
    Lee Collins
    CA
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Group
    Lee Collins
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Lee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and has been part of the Carbon team since the beginning. Initially working as an accountant in a client-facing role, Lee now manages our internal accounts while also supporting a small portfolio of clients.
    Brad Wines
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    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Group
    Brad Wines
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Brad brings with him his degree in Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a wealth of knowledge with 15 years’ experience. His keen eye for detail and organisational skills make him perfect for analysing financial data and forecasts. When not crunching numbers or enjoying time with his family, Brad strives to plant trees and play better golf.
    Juliana Malta
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    MARKETING MANAGER
    Group
    Juliana Malta
    MARKETING MANAGER
    Juliana joined us in 2020 after a great experience at BDO and Wesfarmers as our new resident guru in CRM and Analytics. In her free time, Juliana could be found either at the beach or on Rottnest.
    Zoe Canavan
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    MARKETING MANAGER
    Group
    Zoe Canavan
    MARKETING MANAGER
    Originally from Brisbane, Zoe moved to Perth in 2017 after always wanting to join the Western Australian life - she got a little lost along the way and lived in Wellington and Melbourne first. Zoe loves to write, but her true love is underwater hockey. Not sure what that is? Neither are we. YouTube it.
    Arnie Shinn
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    IT MANAGER
    Group
    Arnie Shinn
    IT MANAGER
    Arnie joined the Carbon team in 2020, bringing over 20 years of experience in IT & 16 years in Telecommunications (but who’s counting!). Arnie is very much a gamer at heart which is where his passion for technology was born and he is thriving! His love for playing with technology and assisting staff has been a common drive in his role at Carbon. Arnie is a Perth local but enjoys venturing to new places by camping and seeing new sites!

    Contact us

    Address 4/290 Bourbong Street
    Bundaberg West QLD 4670
    Contact number (07) 4153 3444
    Office hours Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 17:00

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    Carbon Group have been an awesome investment to our business. Their staff are super friendly and extremely helpful and their knowledge in cost savings first class.

    Waterwise Landscaping

    Carbon have assisted us to become more in touch with our business' progress as it has grown and developed.

    The House of Honey

    We love Carbon, they help us stay on track and grow our company with confidence. Plus they give us beer at meetings, what’s not to like?

    Bonnie Davies, Director, Gelo

    Our experience with Carbon has been fantastic. Our bookkeeping costs are the same each week which is great as we were hourly before and the fluctuation was hard to track.

    Cherratta Lodge

    I have confidence in Carbon to complete our work to a high standard and deliver work on time.

    Capital Brewing Co

    Since starting with Carbon Group, not only do I have a much better overall understanding of my business, but more free time to actually carry out the work required.

    Edwards Electrical and Solar

    We have been impressed with Carbon ever since we changed over. We love how there is a seamless integration of the accounting department and the bookkeeping departments.

    Compose Photography

    Carbon is an integral part of our support network for achieving our organisation’s mission. We continually receive knowledgeable, timely and generous assistance from both the bookkeeping team.

    Erin, Perth City Farm

    Fantastic serves, staff and very friendly. I would 100% recommend to anyone wanting a great accountant.

    Sam Madden

    Carbon Group are an amazing company and they certainly know what they're doing. Great staff, friendly and prompt service. I will recommend them to anyone!

    Nick Jones

    Carbon Group has helped reduced our bookkeeping and accounting costs by 50%

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