Accountants Gawler & Nuriootpa

Welcome to Carbon Gawler & Nuriootpa

accounting services in Gawler and Nuriootpa

About our branch

We understand how important your business is to you, we’re small business owners in Gawler and Nuriootpa too. Our goal is to help business owners just like you achieve their goals, and we do this by helping you take control of your business’ accounting and tax needs.

Understanding exactly what you need to do for tax compliance, knowing how to tax plan correctly to position yourself for success and keeping on top of your business tax returns is tricky. This is where our team of tax accountants in Gawler and Nuriootpa can help.

Reach out today to get the help of a local. We’ll work together on all your tax planning, tax return, tax compliance and business advisory needs. We can even help you with all the core services you need for your business, from bookkeeping to finance and lending to business insurance to payroll to wealth management.

Our proud history

Our Carbon offices in Gawler and Nuriootpa were launched in 2022 after local firm Symes Accountants joined forces with Carbon Group.

Symes Accountants was established in 1986 by Peter Symes and has been helping business owners and individuals in Gawler ever since. In 2001, Peter Caddy joined the firm as a Partner, and in 2005 Hans van Heuven also became a Partner.

In 2022, Peter, Hans and their team partnered with Carbon Group. Together, we aim to make the lives of business owners easier by taking care of all their accounting, tax, bookkeeping, finance and lending, and insurance needs.

Our Nuriootpa office launched at the same time when our Accounting & Tax Partner, David Hornhardt teamed up with Peter and Hans to expand our service offering in the Barossa Valley.

Proudly supporting the Gawler & Nuriootpa Community

Our Gawler and Nuriootpa communities mean a lot to us at Carbon. With our firm roots in the community, we are passionate about helping those around us.

We’d love to get involved with your community event, please get in touch!

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    A local team dedicated to your business.

    Peter Caddy
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    PARTNER
    Accounting & Tax
    Peter Caddy
    PARTNER
    Peter joined Carbon in 2022 after we partnered with his accounting firm, Symes Accountants. Peter has always been a strong advocate for an ideal work/life balance and has an outside passion for cycling, wood turning and wooden toy making. On the weekends, you can find Peter spending time with his grandchildren or out in the garden tending his flowers and fruit trees and vegetable garden.
    David Hornhardt
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    PARTNER
    Accounting & Tax
    David Hornhardt
    PARTNER
    David joins Carbon Group in 2019 as a partner in the accounting division following the merger with Holiatt Daant in Barossa.
    Hans van Heuven
    B Ec, CPA
    PARTNER
    Accounting & Tax
    Hans van Heuven
    PARTNER
    Hans became a Carbonite after we partnered with his Gawler-based firm, Symes Accountants, in 2022. A common day for Hans involves a morning run, cycle or swim, followed by tending to his garden and topped off with supporting his beloved Adelaide Crows.
    Sean Cornell
    CPA
    SMSF MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Sean Cornell
    SMSF MANAGER
    After moving from South Africa to Australia when he was 14, Sean graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Commerce and joins our team with over 20 years of experience. Sean is our saving grace and our go-to man for all SMSF related things. Aside from superannuation, Sean is very passionate about music, specifically grunge and brit pop revolutions from the 90’s. His perfect weekend involves a morning bike ride, attempting an escape room (and probably failing) and spending the night in with his family with a giant grazing board of cheese.
    Michele Cornell
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    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Michele Cornell
    ACCOUNTANT
    Michele is our office chatterbox in Gawler, pick a topic and she’ll talk to you for as long as you want. Aside from having a good chat with her clients, Michele’s favourite thing about the industry is the opportunity to help her clients with their financial struggles. On the weekend, you can find Michele watching Peppa Pig with her grandkids and isn’t ashamed to admit that she knows all the lyrics and dance moves to every Peppa Pig song.
    Lisa Drew
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    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Lisa Drew
    ACCOUNTANT
    Lisa joined us in what was supposed to be a short-term relief role and has now grown from helping clients at the front desk to assisting them with their SMSF compliance and bookkeeping needs. Lisa is always up for a chat and loves getting to know the people that come in and out of the office. Spending time with her family is Lisa’s favourite way to unwind after a busy day at the office and often reminisces about her perfect honeymoon in Paris.
    Courtney English
    CA
    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Courtney English
    ACCOUNTANT
    Courtney has been working in the accounting industry for several years and is our guru when it comes to SMSFs. Specialising in both individual and business clients, Courtney enjoys helping her clients stay up to date with the latest legislation and compliance regulations. In her spare time, Courtney likes to play touch football and enjoys shopping and discovering new places to eat with her family and friends.
    Lisa Geracitano
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    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Lisa Geracitano
    ACCOUNTANT
    Lisa joined our Gawler office in 2018 and is currently studying to be a Chartered Accountant. Lisa’s favourite part of her job is that there’s always something new to learn and the close relationships she has with her clients. Lisa loves to spend her weekends finding new places to eat with her friends and family.
    Shauna Highnam
    CA
    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Shauna Highnam
    ACCOUNTANT
    Juggling work and uni life, Shauna started her accounting career in 2016 whilst completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Business (Finance). Wanting to further her studies, Shauna recently finished the CA program and enjoys being able to help her clients with all their tax needs.
    Samieko Linke
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    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Samieko Linke
    ACCOUNTANT
    Samieko has been in the industry since graduating from uni with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) degree over 25 year ago (time flies!). She has experience in all areas of tax and accounting and especially enjoys GST compliance work and quarterly BAS preparation. She loves watching clients grow their businesses. Outside of work, she enjoys being involved in her daughter’s school and family time away in the caravan.
    Stephanie Thomas
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    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Stephanie Thomas
    ACCOUNTANT
    With over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry, Stephanie is an asset to our Gawler office. She enjoys working with clients to help them achieve their financial goals and has a special interest in Xero and primary production. Outside of work, you can find Stephanie cooking up a storm for her four boys or riding and spending time with her horses.
    Jasmine Trinh
    CPA
    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Jasmine Trinh
    ACCOUNTANT
    After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce, Jasmine is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has been working in the industry for more than eight years. A numbers girl, her favourite thing about the accounting industry is being able to solve her client’s business problems logically and through business insights. Jasmine is an avid reader, and her perfect weekend involves good weather and a good book.
    Wendy Carter
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    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
    Accounting & Tax
    Wendy Carter
    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
    With over ten years’ worth of experience in administration, Wendy joined our Gawler team in 2020 and hasn’t looked back since. A great team player, Wendy enjoys the day-to-day antics with her colleagues and the diversity of clients. Wendy loves to cook and on the weekend can be found spending time with her family and friends. An ambassador for facing your fears, Wendy’s afraid of heights but went hot air ballooning (and loved it!).
    Kristy Koen
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    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
    Accounting & Tax
    Kristy Koen
    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
    Kristy joined us in 2017, working on the front desk in our Gawler office. Known for always having a smile on her face, Kristy loves chatting with clients and is always happy to help them with any query they have. With an infectious positive attitude, it’s no surprise that Kristy is a social butterfly. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and can never say no to a little retail therapy.
    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
    CFP
    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
    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.
    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
    CA
    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.
    Zoe Canavan
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    BRAND, PEOPLE & CULTURE MANAGER
    Group
    Zoe Canavan
    BRAND, PEOPLE & CULTURE 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.
    Juliana Malta
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    GROWTH & MARKETING MANAGER
    Group
    Juliana Malta
    GROWTH & 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.
    Georgia Fiorenza
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    MARKETING ASSISTANT
    Group
    Georgia Fiorenza
    MARKETING ASSISTANT
    Georgia joined Carbon in 2021 as our Marketing Assistant. With her she brings a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations and experience working in events and hospitality. Georgia is a big film and television buff and in her spare time can be found watching movies, trying new restaurants, and exploring hidden gems in the city.
    Ashley
    CA
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Group
    Ashley
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Ashley joins our team with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) and over 10 years of experience in the finance industry. Ashley loves being an integral part of a team that is responsible for providing insights to help an organisation improve their performance and grow. Outside of work, you can find Ashley spending time with her son, usually swimming or relaxing at South Trigg beach.
    Lee Collins
    CA
    ACCOUNTANT
    Group
    Lee Collins
    ACCOUNTANT
    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.
    Brinn Atkinson
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    PROJECT SPECIALIST
    Group
    Brinn Atkinson
    PROJECT SPECIALIST
    Brinn joined Carbon as a director for the finance division in 2019.
    Susanne Ascott
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    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
    Group
    Susanne Ascott
    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
    After working as HR Manager for Club Med in Europe, Susanne came to Australia on an adventure holiday and hasn't left! After moving, Susanne started her MBA where she discovered her interest in law and has since studied law at UWA and completed her Masters as well. Susanne loves to travel, and twice a year goes to Germany to ski and hike the Alps.
    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 27 Twelfth Street
    Gawler South SA 5118

    1/16 Second Street
    Nuriootpa SA 5355
    Contact number (08) 8522 2633
    Office hours Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 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

    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 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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