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Ian Stone

Ian Stone

Ian has been with Nexia for over 40 years and is both a Partner in the Sydney Office and also Chairman of Nexia International.
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Ian's management style is the hallmark of the firm’s success with his ability to establish long-standing professional and friendly working relationships with his clients.

His advice on managing family businesses, succession planning, taxation and strategies for driving future growth has been highly regarded by all clients who work with him in this capacity. 

Ian’s team are long-serving staff of the firm, highly qualified and share the same personal client service focus as their partner. Clients have the pleasure of having the same people doing their work from one year to the next. 

Clients find Ian’s breadth of experience allows him to add value to their business and offer opportunities to expand. Many of Ian’s clients have been retained over his working career with Nexia Sydney and he now works with the second and third generation family members of some of the Nexia’s family-based businesses. 

Ian’s International client base is also growing through referrals from the Nexia network. International clients looking to open offices in Australia are choosing Nexia Sydney for their ability to deliver efficient accounting and taxation services for a competitive fee and Ian’s experience ensures a smooth transition.

Qualifications

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Registered Tax Agent 

Registered Auditor

Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting)

 

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Richard Cen

Richard Cen

Richard is a Partner of Audit & Assurance and Corporate Advisory (Asia) at Nexia Melbourne. Richard has over 15 years of experience in auditing, financial reporting, risk assessment, and the review and design of internal controls.
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Richard has over 15 years of experience in both “Big 4” and second tier firms where he has gained specialised knowledge in auditing, financial reporting, risk assessment, and the review and design of internal controls.

Richard has been able to use his experience in professional services in China and Australia to provide specialised advice to international and local clients. As the leader of the Asian Advisory Service, Richard liaises with other Nexia offices in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Nexia International firms in China and the Asian region.

These combined resources are able to provide high quality assurance and advisory services to Chinese and other Asian companies with operations in Australia, as well as to Australian companies with operations in the region.

Richard leads a team of dedicated professionals, providing audit and assurance services to listed companies, large private companies, and emerging businesses across a wide range of industries, with a focus on providing efficiency and cost effective audit services.

In addition, Richard is able to communicate technical advice in both English and Chinese. This ensures that it is understood by all stakeholders and assists clients with developing networks for conducting business in the region.
 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Master of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)

Registered Company Auditor

Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand

Member of CPA Australia

Fellow of Institute of Public Accountants Australia

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Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill

Brendan is an Associate Director in Taxation Consulting within the Nexia Australia - Sydney Office.
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Brendan is a Chartered Accountant with over 12 years of experience as a corporate tax professional in both mid-tier and Big 4 firms.

Brendan has worked with a diverse client base across a range of industries including fund management, property development, telecommunications, retail, hospitality and agri-business. Brendan prides himself on his personable yet professional approach to assisting his clients with their tax compliance and advisory needs.

Brendan’s experience includes assisting clients from local start-ups to large multinational companies with international and local group restructures, due diligence, tax health checks, strategic management of tax disputes including client risk reviews and audits with the Australian Taxation Office as well as assisting his diverse client base in complying with their direct and indirect tax compliance obligations.

Brendan’s dedication not only enhances our service delivery but also reinforces our reputation as a reliable and client-focused accounting firm.

Brendan’s unique blend of interpersonal skills and professional diligence truly sets him apart and makes him a highly valued member of our team.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Member of Chartered Accountants
Australia and New Zealand

Skills

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Tax Consolidation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructures
  • Due Diligence
  • ATO dealings and audit settlement
  • Managed Investment Trusts
  • Tax Governance

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Adele Shepherd

Adele Shepherd

Adele is an Associate in our Business Advisory division.
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Adele is an Associate and joins the firm with over 20 years’ experience in business advisory and audit and assurance, both in New Zealand and the UK.  

She joined Nexia New Zealand in 2022 when the firm merged with DK Alexander, where she held the role of Practice Manager for over a decade. During that time, she developed strong relationships with the firm’s clients and has supported them in their move to Nexia. 

Beginning her career in audit, she entered the industry as a graduate before quickly progressing to manager.  

Adele has an exceptional understanding of financial results, which enables her to easily explain key concepts and help her clients to understand what the numbers are telling them.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand  
  • Bachelor of Commerce & Management (Accounting), Lincoln University 

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Chris Greenslade

Chris Greenslade

Chris is a Partner in the Nexia New Zealand Business Advisory division.
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Chris was promoted to Partner in 2022, having started his career as a graduate with local accounting firm, Marriotts (which merged to become Nexia in 2016). He has a strong desire to help his clients meet their goals, and believes that accounting isn’t just about filing tax returns; it’s about understanding your business to make better decisions and reach your full potential.

Chris particularly enjoys working with businesses that are starting up. He helps them understand what their results are telling them, taking the financial confusion out of their early years in business.

Having grown up on a dairy farm, he is passionate about the primary sector and understands what makes farmers tick.

In his spare time, Chris is a keen sportsman who enjoys playing rugby, cricket and touch, as well as spending time with his young family.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Public Practice Certificate, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (Accounting), Lincoln University

Skills

  • Business advisory
  • Strategic business planning
  • Management reporting
  • Budgeting and cashflow forecasting
  • Rural accounting
  • Agribusiness

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Doug Abrahams

Doug Abrahams

Doug is a Partner of Business Advisory at Nexia Caulfield.
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Doug Abrahams began his career journey across the pond in South Africa working for some pretty well regarded names in the industry. Today, Doug is a Partner within our Business Advisory team, coming onboard in 2023 after building his own practice in the heart of Caulfield.  

Not only is Doug a numbers guy, he's also a true people person. His technical abilities combined with his natural charm make him one of most sought after advisors at our Caulfield office. 

Since 1988, Doug has helped businesses and families go from aspiring for success to having it - through solid strategy, tax planning and empathetic advice. 

A Certified Practising Accountant. Doug earned his Bachelor of Commerce from Port Elizabeth University (SA) and also holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning).

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce

Diploma of Financial Services

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand

Skills

Taxation and business advice

Medical practices

Superannuation

Group restructuring

Mergers and acquisitions

Estate planning

Asset protection

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Eva Bonner

Eva Bonner

Eva has worked in public practice since 1993. Amongst her broad range of accounting knowledge, her skills include tax planning, tax compliance, and financial reporting.
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As a trained psychologist prior to joining the accounting profession, Eva enjoys providing a holistic approach to addressing clients’ requirements. She believes in maintaining open channels of communication with clients.

Eva has experience and expertise in business and tax advice, compliance matters, tax planning and tax structures. Eva has a large portfolio of long term clients which include high net worth individuals and small to large sized businesses.

Eva works hard to ensure that Nexia Caulfield’s team members work in a supportive and nurturing environment to achieve optimal outcomes for all clients.

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma of Business (Accounting)

Affiliate of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand

Member of the Australian Society of CPAs

Registered Tax Agent

Authorised Representative

BA (Psychology)

Skills

Tax planning

Tax compliance

GST

Cash flow and budgets

Business structures and corporate advisory services

Financial reporting

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Michael Fay

Michael Fay

Michael is a Director of Audit & Assurance at Nexia Perth.
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Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Registered Company Auditor with over 15 years of experience in the Australian financial regulatory environment. 

Michael’s expertise lies in implementing a risk-based audit approach and developing and executing an efficient audit process while ensuring compliance with Australian statutory reporting requirements. He proactively addresses a wide range of technical accounting matters and demonstrates a deep understanding of accounting best practices and policies.

Operating in a fast paced continually changing environment, Michael focusses on developing and leading diverse teams, consistently achieving desired outcomes both for his client base as well as his teams.

Michael utilises his extensive knowledge and experience to guide and influence those he interacts with, fostering a culture of excellence and building lasting relationships.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts

Fellow Chartered Accountant (ICAEW)

Chartered Accountant (CAANZ)

Registered Company Auditor (ASIC)

Certificate of Public Practice (CAANZ)

Business Finance Professional (ICAEW)

Skills

  • External audit engagements
  • Review engagements
  • Risk assessment audits
  • Statutory audits
  • Statutory financial statements
  • Special purpose audits
  • Compliance audits
  • Internal audits
  • Governance and risk assessments
  • Review and assessment of complex control environments
  • Business performance improvement – reviews, internal controls, financial report disclosure reviews, business strategy and performance, restructuring.

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Mario Giramondo

Mario Giramondo

The epitome of a contemporary accountant, Mario is professional, personable and passionate about making advisory services accessible and understandable for Small and Medium-sized enterprises (otherwise known as SME’s). 


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Mario brings over a decade of experience, which he gained during his time at William Buck (we don’t hold that against him) and is well known for his enthusiastic and approachable nature in an industry that can sometimes feel a tad…stuffy. He’s incredibly passionate about helping clients achieve the best results, ensuring you understand the how and why of all things technical and not-so technical.  

You’ll often hear us say that some of the best advisors didn’t set out to be advisors. Coming from a competitive cycling background Mario channels his learnt knowledge of mentoring, hard-work and focus into achieving great outcomes for his clients and the next-gen of advisors. 

To put it succinctly, Mario has the technical knowledge of an accountant, the approachability of a friend and the dedication of an athlete. 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) 

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand

Skills

Business analysis and Management reporting

KPI and Financial analysis

Forecasting and budgeting

Business improvement strategies

Strategic planning

Tax planning and consulting

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Jess Lyons

Jessamyn Lyons

Jess is a Director of Corporate Services at Nexia Perth.
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Jess is a proactive, determined and engaged professional who is committed to delivering the best possible outcome for her clients. With a keen eye for detail and a strong work ethic, she specialises in business administration, project management, company secretarial, financial services, corporate governance and marketing.

Jess is known for her ability to deliver results and works closely with clients to list junior entities on the ASX, manage compliance requirements, install and maintain governance programs, liaise with regulators, and train and develop staff. Her industrious nature allows her to work on multiple projects simultaneously, making quick decisions and developing effective action plans.

In addition to her professional skills, Jess is highly personable and is invested in building lasting relationships with her clients. She is driven by the desire to see her clients succeed and approaches her work with a down-to-earth and informed perspective. If you're looking for a multi-skilled operator who will strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your business, Jess is the perfect adviser for you.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce - Investment Finance, Corporate Finance, & Marketing
  • Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance
  • Diploma of Financial Planning

Skills

  • Business Administration
  • Cloud Technology
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Services
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Services
  • Local Agent Representation
  • Management Reporting
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Non-Executive Director Services
  • Project Management
  • Software as a Service
  • Training & Development

 

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