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Ian Stone

Ian Stone

Ian has been with Nexia for over 40 years and is Chairman for Sydney Office, Nexia Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.He is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and the Nexia Australia and New Zealand Network. Ian also sits on the Nexia International Board.
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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 Director of Audit & Assurance and Corporate Advisory (Asia) at Nexia Melbourne.
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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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Gavin Ruddell

Gavin Ruddell

Gavin is an Associate Director of Audit & Assurance at Nexia Australia – Brisbane Office.
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Professional experience

Gavin is an Associate Director in the Audit & Assurance Services Group and brings with him over a decade experience in financial statement audit, reviews of internal control systems, processes and procedures and compliance audits.

Prior to joining Nexia Brisbane Gavin was employed as the Group Corporate Accountant for a property funds management and real estate company managing approximately $216M of Australian commercial real estate in a number of Registered Managed Investment Schemes.

Gavin’s assurance client base has been diverse, however they have typically come from within the “middle market” with turnover of circa $300m. Some of his current and immediate past clients have included multi-national businesses whereby he acts as the relationship manager for the Australasian branches coordinating the financial statement audit of the Australian operations.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

JP (Qualified)

Skills

  • Internal audit and compliance reviews
  • Statutory financial audits
  • Accounting standard interpretation, and corporate governance

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Bridget McKinlay

Bridget McKinlay

Bridget is an Associate Director of Audit & Assurance at Nexia Australia – Brisbane Office.
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Bridget is an Associate Director in the Audit & Assurance Services Group and brings with her over 17 years’ experience in financial statement audit, reviews of internal control systems, processes and procedures and compliance audits.

Bridget brings specialist expertise in auditing financial statements and internal controls. With strong investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills, Bridget carries out the audit of a variety of organisations and companies across a range of industries.

Throughout her career, Bridget has worked on a range of clients within the Not-for-profit sector. Her expertise encompasses several industries including: not-for-profit; resources; service providers; retail; hospitality and tourism; hotel and venue management; and a variety of manufacturing companies. This experience has afforded her the opportunity to hone and develop her understanding of complex legal and business frameworks, legislative requirements and computer-assisted audit techniques.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Acc) (Hons)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Skills

  • Statutory financial audits
  • Internal audit and compliance reviews
  • Accounting standard interpretation, and corporate governance

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Michael Collett

Michael Collett

Michael is a Business Advisory and Taxation Services Tax Principal in our Sydney office.
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Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Tax Adviser and Registered Tax Agent. He also holds a Certificate of Public Practice.

For most of his career he was also a registered auditor and began his career as an audit clerk turning at an early stage to specialise in taxation law.

While currently based in the Sydney CBD, Mike was the Lead Tax Partner in the Brisbane, Chatswood and Parramatta offices of his former firm. In 2000 Mike moved to London to take up the role of Director of the Australian Tax Desk - UK within International Tax Services of his former firm. In this latter role Mike was part of a multi-national team that worked with both Australian-based clients operating in UK/ Europe and with UK and European clients seeking to operate in Australia.

Mike has worked with clients in most industries and with clients of all sizes. He has for many years acted as a consultant to accounting and legal firms on specialist tax matters where those firms do not have in-house tax specialists. He has worked extensively with expatriates, individuals, SMEs, trust estates, partnerships and private and public company groups operating domestically and internationally.

Mike has worked on many M&A projects and reorganisations (including cross-border) and he has advised in connection with floats and offerings under the Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB).

Qualifications

Chartered Tax Advisor

Registered Tax Agent

Skills

  • Taxation Planning
  • Taxation Structuring
  • Business Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring

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Mark Boyle

Mark Boyle

Mark is a Director in Audit and Assurance Services within the Nexia Australia - Sydney Office.
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Professional experience

Mark has broad experience in small-medium enterprises and multinational corporations, across technology, agriculture, property development, financial services, education and other not-for-profit
industries. 

As a member of the Nexia team for over 11 years, including a year’s secondment in the UK in 2010, Mark has been an important member of Nexia’s Audit division and has worked on a number of high profile clients including international clients in London, Germany and Hong Kong.

His success is based on maintaining strong client relationships, combining a business minded yet personal approach. Mark prides himself on delivering accurate work in a timely manner through a focus on efficiency and strong team management.

Qualifications

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Bachelor of Commerce

Skills

  • External Audit
  • Other Assurance Services
  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Tax
  • Risk management and governance
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

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Maggie Jaques

Maggie Jaques

Maggie is Tax Director of Nexia Christchurch, specialising in a range of Tax Advisory services.
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Maggie has a breadth of experience, having dealt with a range of entities from large corporates, through to SME’s, trusts, ex-pats and high wealth individuals and their associated structures and she is well placed to advise on any tax or GST issues you may be grappling with.

She is passionate about using her knowledge and experience to provide meaningful and relevant advice and she takes pride in her ability to think “outside the box” in order to do so.  Maggie enjoys getting alongside her clients to understand their businesses and personal drivers so she can use her knowledge and experience to provide practical and pragmatic solutions.

Maggie is also an experienced presenter, having delivered numerous webinars, client seminars and internal training sessions as well as presenting on trans-Tasman tax issues at international tax conferences.

Qualifications

Chartered Accountant

Master of Taxation Studies (with first class honours)

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major)

Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Commercial Law Major)

Skills

  • Taxation Consulting
  • Trans-Tasman Tax Issues
  • GST
  • SME's
  • Trusts
  • Expatriate Tax

 

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Anthony Ralph

Anthony Ralph

Anthony is a Director of Business Advisory within the Nexia Australia - Sydney Office.
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Professional experience

Anthony has over ten years of business advisory experience.

His approach to partner with his clients, so they can achieve their business and personal aspirations, has given him a reputation of being a trusted advisor.

Anthony enjoys working with a broad range of clients including; those listed on the ASX and other public entities, foreign-owned Australian Subsidiaries, start-ups, and high-net wealth individuals. His list of clients spans diverse industries, however, he has particular specialised experience in the areas of recruitment, mining and architecture. 

He takes a vested interest in his clients, taking a broad-minded approach to the provision of advice and guidance. As a passionate problem solver, Anthony uses his analytical skills to identify both opportunities and risks for his clients and presents them with solutions in a logical and tailored manner. This commitment of his has been rewarded with the trust and confidence of his clients with whom he has built successful and strong working relationships.

Qualifications

B.Comm (Accounting & Business Law) UNSW

Member Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

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Priscilla Marukutira

Priscilla Marukutira

Priscilla is a Supervisor within the Audit and Assurance division at Nexia Melbourne.
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Professional experience

Priscilla has over 10 years of external auditing experience obtained in both ‘Big 4’ and mid tier firms and over 5 years of commercial financial accounting experience.

She has gained broad experience dealing with clients within a diverse range of industries including retail, aged care facilities, not-for-profits, insurance brokers, schools and colleges, service industry, manufacturing, car industry, real estate & housing corporations, medical aid funds and councils.

Priscilla supervises an audit team of young, energetic and dedicated professionals, with a view to providing added value in addition to Audit and Assurance Services.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Accounting Science

Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand

Member of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe

Skills

  • Audit and Assurance Services
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Internal Controls Review

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Henko Vos

Henko Vos

Henko is an Associate Director of Audit and Assurance and Corporate Advisory at Nexia Perth.
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Professional experience

Henko has extensive knowledge and experience in corporate, accounting and audit services which he accumulated over 15 years working in industry and public practice in both South Africa and Australia. He specialises in providing tailored compliance support to ASX listed companies, unlisted entities and not-for-profit organisations.  He currently acts as Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director for a number of these entities.

Henko also provides a full range of outsourced accounting services to a number of clients, both listed and unlisted, and aims to provide clients with a full suite of compliance and consulting services that are tailored, responsive and cost effective.

Henko, who has been working with Nexia Perth since October 2003, is also a Registered Company Auditor and provides assistance and facilitation of both listed and unlisted entity audits.

Qualifications

Member, Governance Institute of Australia (AGIA)

Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS)

Member, Certified Practicing Accountants in Australia (CPA)

Registered Company Auditor (RCA)

Bachelor of Accounting Science, University of South Africa (BCompt)

Skills

  • Company secretarial
  • Corporate governance
  • Non-executive director services
  • Financial reporting
  • Management reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Audit and assurance
  • IFRS

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