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 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.
Clinton is one our our accountants in Perth. He 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. Steve leads our team of accountants in Ellenbrook, Perth.
Michelle became a Carbonite in late 2017 as an accounting and bookkeeping partner.
Thomas joined Carbon when his business Stokes & Associate merged with Carbon in 2018. Based in the hills in Perth, Thomas has been servicing Roleystone and the surrounding suburbs for 30 years.
Joshua 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.
Simon is based with our team of accountants in our Ellenbrook office, when his business Ellenbrook Tax and Accounting merged with Carbon.
Kathy joined Carbon when her business Ellenbrook Tax and Accounting merged with us in 2018. Kathy is a CPA with 14 years' experience in the accounting and tax profession. She has had a significant amount of exposure to general accounting and taxation issues for a broad range of clients in different industries. When you meet Kathy you will see her ‘can do’ approach to everything she does.
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. Based in Perth, Jamie works with our team of accountants in Osborne Park.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
With a background in management and accountancy, and having completed a Masters of Professional Accounting with over 10 years of experience from her previous roles, Vaneeta utilises her expertise in company taxation, GST and payroll compliance, project accounting and business solutions from small to big businesses. Vaneeta is passionate about helping businesses to achieve their objectives. She is also a Provisional Chartered Accountant.
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.
Ashlie became a Carbonite in 2018, joining us as a PA to Nathan Hood. She brings some amazing experience having worked as an office manager and PA to five directors at an engineering and mining managing consulting firm. Ashlie is a self-confessed coffee snob since previously working as a barista, making her our favourite coffee-maker in the office!
Renae joined Carbon in 2018 as a personal assistant, performing a wide range of administrative and PA duties to our team of accountants in Perth. Renae has a Cert I, II & III in Business, and a Cert II in Business Administration. Outside of work, you'll find Renae down at the beach with friends or visiting family in her home town of Goomalling.
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!
Helen previously work for Ellenbrook Tax and Accounting since 2015, so became a Carbonite in 2018 when we merged. Helen is an administrator, with a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting, and a Certificate III in Office Administration. Helen is Perth born and bred, and have three sons.
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.
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.
Sophie became a partner at Carbon when her bookkeeping firm The Accounts Studio merged with us, launching in Sydney. Sophie brings passion to Carbon and is a fantastic leader for her team. Outside of being a business owner, Sophie is a regular yoga and meditation devotee.
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.
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
Wellington joined us in 2019 when The Accounts Studio merged with us to launch Carbon Sydney. As a partner, Wellington takes pride in helping his clients work efficiently through automation, so they can focus on growing their business. Wellington is originally from Brazil, and moved to Australia in 2010 for a 6-month trip but never returned!
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 qualified with a Cert IV Financial Services (Bookkeeping), is a Registered BAS Agent, and is Xero certified. She's ready to assist with taking your bookkeeping to the cloud!
Before joining the Carbon team, Jessica worked in business advisory tax for 5 years. She has a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (major in accounting), and is a Chartered Accountant. Jessica is passionate about helping business owners take control of their business by implementing efficient accounting and bookkeeping technology. In her spare time, Jessica sings in a folk band, and likes to get to the gym.
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.
Tamar has over 15 years' experience in all things finance across a wide variety of industries - ranging from fashion retail finance analyst in London to production accountant for events in Sydney...and everything in between. This makes her well placed to deal with the ever changing world of bookkeeping! When not at work Tamar is chasing after a four year old, loves a cheeky champagne and travels as much as possible.
Originally from South Africa, Gary has over 25 years' accounting, bookkeeping and business consulting experience. Gary has BCOM in Accounting & Finance from Macquarie University and a Cert IV in Bookkeeping, and is also a MYOB certified consultant and Xero partner. Included in Gary’s experience is over 15 years working for a major franchisor in accounting, finance and franchise issues as well as many years working with small to medium business.
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).
Sulaiman comes to us from Afghanistan, where he trained as an accountant at The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. Sulaiman’s experience includes being the CFO for the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul, among other things. He talks a big game when it comes to Afghan cuisine, and the team are looking forward to sampling some of his cooking!
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.
Brian (B Sc (Hons), MBA) has worked in the food, paper, pharmaceutical and building industries in a variety of management roles in both large and small organisations. He brings this breadth of experience to every task he undertakes offering advice on many aspects of business operations. Outside of work, Brian spends many hours coaching a Dandenong Rangers Representative Basketball Team.
Holding a bachelor degree in accounting, an MBA in financial management and controlling and an ongoing Master’s of accounting, Jesse is a very passionate professional for everything related to bookkeeping and accounting. He started his career filing documents in an accounting firm at the age of 18. Outside of work, Jesse enjoys having quality time with friends and family as well as reading, playing board games, video games, and playing sport.
Wendy has a broad range of experience across industries from 5 star hotels to pharmaceuticals. This range of experience makes her a valuable asset to the team as she brings her range of skills to use as part of our bookkeeping team in our Melbourne office.Outside of work Wendy has two young daughters in primary school who keep her busy. She enjoys spending time with them, her husband and their family dog and going on holidays to the beach.
Bernadette is part of our bookkeeping team in Melbourne. She started in the industry by doing the books for her partner's electrical subcontracting company almost 13 years ago, and realised that she enjoys making things balance! Bernadette then completed her Cert IV in bookkeeping and received her BAS registration shortly after. Originally from NZ, Bernadette loves nature, fishing, drawing, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Maree has a Certificate IV in Accounting from Chisholm, and is a BAS Agent. Maree’s background includes working with Bunnings, Subway and the ABS. Maree is a problem solver, and when not working, spends time with her happily blended family with husband Matt, and four kids.
Kate has a Bachelor of Accounting from the Academy of Finance (Vietnam), Certificate IV in Bookkeeping from Deakin, a Masters of Financial Analysis and is working towards her BAS Agent registration. Kate has been working in-house with some Melbourne based businesses for the last few years before joining us. Outside of work, Kate is married to a chippy and has two small children, Rose and Sammy.
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!
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.
Carlene became a Carbonite in 2018, joining the Melbourne firm as the administration manager. Carlene comes with a wealth of knowledge, with 10 years' experience in administration/PA to a board of executives and hotel management. Carlene is studying her second degree in commerce and enjoys learning new languages and cultures. Outside of work, you'll find Carlene exploring new ventures with her fiance' or in a cafe reading a gripping novel.
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!
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.
Entering the insurance Industry in 2007, Laura brings over 10 years' insurance broking experience to Carbon. Laura is a senior associate of ANZIFF and has experience and broking skills to contribute to the overall success and growth of Carbon. Laura holds a Diploma of Financial Services – Insurance which she obtained in 2010. Her hobbies include beach, yoga and spending time with her two children Toby and Aliya.
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.
Wade Henry joined Carbon's finance division in 2018. He has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years, experienced in business, commercial, residential lending and asset finance.
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.
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.
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.
Originally from the UK, Claire gained a BSc in Psychology and Marketing, before leaving for a 15 month trip around the world. She loved Perth as much as we do, and moved over permanently in 2014. The English beaches obviously had nothing on Perth’s! Claire loves CrossFit, the beach, and her labrador puppy. She still has the travel bug, and tries to visit two countries each year to get her fix.
Micko joins us with a degree in Information Technology and Digital Arts. Currently taking up a master's degree in Marketing Communications where he applies what he learns into everything Carbon! Aside from the love of learning, Micko is always ready to talk geek — from games, to comics, and anime, you won't get him to stop talking. That is unless he has to feed his dogs.
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.
Tahnee joined Carbon as a temp part of the admin team. She wowed us with her skills and personality so we couldn’t let her go! She’s now office manager in our Osborne Park office. Tahnee has six years of experience in accounts payable and reception management work. Outside of work, Tahnee is super active so you’ll usually find her at the gym or taking her dog on adventures.
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!
Charlotte is our director of first impressions. She greets clients, answers calls, and generally makes us all look fantastic! She joined Carbon after previously working as a makeup artist. Char is studying part-time to become a teacher. Since a young age, she’s loved the beach, and is taking her love of the sea deeper by completing her PADI dive course.
Alex joined us in 2018 as our Director of First Impressions.
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