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Terence Brueton

Terence Brueton

Terence is an Audit & Assurance Technical Consultant at Nexia Brisbane.
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Professional experience

Terence has almost twenty years audit experience, sixteen of which has been with a major international firm in their Audit and Advisory division in London, Johannesburg and Brisbane. He has gained significant local and multinational client experience that includes both public and private companies across a wide range of industries, the most prominent of which includes mining, manufacturing, automotive, consumer and industrial products, real estate and not-for-profit.

Terence’s expertise is grounded in audit and assurance, financial reporting and understanding the audit and assurance needs of clients. He enjoys working with his clients to gain a deeper understanding of their businesses, focussed predominantly on business risks, financial reporting, business processes and controls, and strategic initiatives. This not only allows him to ensure that the audits meet statutory and reporting compliance requirements, but it also allows for the provision of valuable advice and insights.

Terence is committed to providing quality and timely service with a view to building and maintaining long-term business relationships and to be seen as a trusted business advisor.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce

Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Skills

  • Statutory financial audits
     
  • Assurance engagements and compliance reviews
     
  • Accounting standards and corporate governance

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Mel Nash

Mel Nash

Mel has over 17 years of experience in taxation advisory, having previously consulted for Big Four accounting firms (both in Melbourne and Singapore), as well as within Australia’s largest telecommunications company.
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Professional experience

Mel’s diverse experience has spanned from providing specialist tax advice to high net wealth individuals, expatriates, family businesses to large manufacturing and construction entities, whether it be business structuring and restructuring, property transactions, Capital Gains Tax, transfer pricing, R&D incentive and tax audits.​

Mel’s dedicated tax experience has also seen her involved in consultation with the Australian Taxation Office and the Federal Treasury. In recent times at Nexia, Mel has also successfully assisted our clients in securing Federal and State level funding and grants to help further their businesses.  ​

Mel’s approach is to deliver solution based outcomes to assist clients in making important decisions concerning their businesses.​

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce (Hon) Accounting and Finance

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand

Skills

  • Taxation Consulting​
  • Taxation Compliance​
  • Tax Strategy and Restructuring​
  • Transfer Pricing​
  • R&D Tax Incentive​
  • Government Grants & Incentives

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Bruno

Bruno De Simone

Bruno has developed from a background in Business Services to become a Senior Manager in Corporate Advisory. Having worked for the past seven years across both Business Services and Corporate Advisory Bruno’s analytical, technical and practical knowledge enables him to provide comprehensive advice for his clients.​​
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Professional experience

Bruno excels at providing timely financial analysis and management reporting to assist clients with strategic decision making. He also performs a broad range of Valuation engagements ensuring clients clearly understand the true value of their business.        ​​

​Bruno has experience across a diverse range of industries and manages a range of large clients with complex reporting requirements. Bruno is committed to delivering timely and valuable advice to achieve the best outcomes for his clients.​​

​Bruno is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a double major in Accounting and Financial Management from La Trobe University.​

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Financial Management

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand

Skills

  • Valuations​
  • Financial and Management Accounting ​
  • KPI and Financial Analysis​
  • Forecasting and Budgeting​
  • Back Office and Bookkeeping Support​
  • Management Consulting​
  • Tax Planning

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Evelyn Tan

Evelyn Tan

Evelyn is a Director of Corporate Finance & Advisory at Nexia Perth.
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Professional experience

An executive with nearly three decades in corporate finance, Evelyn is the consummate professional, advising companies in a diverse range of areas in their corporate transactions. Her expertise, coupled with strong interpersonal skills, have built her credibility as a trusted and preferred professional in her niche market. A commitment to assisting clients consistently with integrity and building trusted relationships has seen Evelyn successfully build and/or expand service lines/divisional capabilities multiple times. 

Commanding expansive corporate advisory acumen and yielding a diverse skillset, Evelyn has been involved in over 70 independent expert reports, preparing numerous valuations, constructing financial models for feasibility studies and capital raising, and performing financial model audits for public and private companies across a broad range of sectors. Furthermore, she has a solid grounding in valuing, analysing and evaluating M&A transactions and investments, and assisting companies in financial due diligence with further experience including option valuations, intangible asset valuations and purchase price allocation reports.

A pragmatic, purposeful and engaged operator who takes pride in delivering high-quality work, upholding integrity in all she does, and maintaining long-standing, genuine and trusted relationships, Evelyn’s commitment to clients is unwavering and her resolve to deliver positive outcomes unflinching. 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Finance)

CFA® Charterholder

Master of Applied Finance 

Member of the CFA Institute

Member of the CFA Society Perth

Skills

  • Capital Raising
     
  • Corporate Advisory
     
  • Due Diligence
     
  • Feasibility Studies
     
  • Financial Modelling
     
  • Financial Model Reviews
     
  • Independent Expert’s Reports
     
  • Investigating Accountant’s Reports
     
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
     
  • Transaction Advisory and Support
     
  • Valuations

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Melanie McRoberts

Melanie McRoberts

Melanie is a Director in Business Advisory at Nexia Perth.
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A strategic thinker grounded in practical application, genuine care and interest defines Melanie. Approachable and available, Melanie’s interest in clients is authentic and her philosophy grounded. Driven to understand how things work, uncover reasons leading to decision-making, enhance internal processes and up-skill capabilities, Melanie’s insatiable appetite for knowledge and improvement sees her apply herself to the best of her ability with one goal in mind: help clients realise their goals.

Melanie commands technical skills and capabilities concerning overseeing all matters related to the preparation and delivery of financial statements and income tax returns, translating tax acts and their practical application, as requested assignments, business development, and technology and subsequent reporting functions. As an Associate Director, she is tasked with refining organisational values, strengthening strategic pursuits, identifying lead interests, maximising return on investment initiatives, driving service line cross-pollination, talent identification and development, and creating an efficient and effective working environment.      

Truthful and honest, Melanie doesn’t skirt around issues preferring to rip off the band-aid and administer necessary care. If you’re looking for an advisor who relishes the challenge of fitting your commercial jigsaw together, Melanie is that professional.

Qualifications

Associate Member of Certified Public Accountants

Bachelor of Business - Accounting & Public Practice

Certified Practicing Accountant

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Skills

  • Accounting Technology
  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Client Liaison & Intermediary
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Outsourcing & Offshoring
  • Software as a Service
  • System Solution Implementation
  • Taxation & Compliance
  • Training & Development

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Lisa Somsouk

Lisa Somsouk

Lisa is a Senior Manager in the firm's Audit & Assurance division
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Professional experience

Lisa has nearly a decade of experience of external auditing and accounting experience specialising in clients in the not-for profit sector.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Canberra

Advanced Diploma in Accounting, Canberra Institute of Technology

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Katie Lin

Katie Lin

Katie is a Partner of Business Advisory at Nexia Sydney and has over 25 years experience.
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Katie focuses on providing expert advice on all employment taxation matters as well as payroll and HR matters that can have tax implications on an organisation’s policies and procedures.

Katie’s investment in her clients allows her to get to the heart of their needs and use strategy and logic to determine the best outcome for their individual situation. A structured and organised leader, Katie believes it is important to build strong relationships with her clients and approaches every new opportunity with a high level of enthusiasm.

A strategic and proactive leader, Katie is passionate about creating an inspiring environment for her staff to perform to the best of their ability. She believes it is important to enrich her team by encouraging their ongoing personal and professional development. Due to her strong and resilient leadership, her team are able to successfully ensure their clients are receiving a high level of personalised service.

Katie is a tenacious and driven individual who gains a great deal of satisfaction from showing endurance and willpower across every aspect of her life.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Accounting/Law)

Masters of Tax (Majoring in Tax)

Chartered Accountant (CA)

Fellow Tax Institute (FTI)

Skills

  • Business Advisory

  • Employment Taxes

  • Payroll Tax

  • Superannuation Guarantee

  • Fringe Benefits Tax

  • Workers Compensation

 

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Nicholas Bennett

Nicholas Bennett

Nicholas is an Associate Director of the Audit and Assurance division at Nexia Australia - Sydney Office.
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Professional experience

Nicholas has been working in the Audit and Assurance industry for over 8 years. He has significant experience in providing end to end audits and solutions for both local and international clients.

Nicholas has and continues to work with a variety of commercial clients across multiple different industries, including ASX listed entities, large private entities as well as not-for-profit entities. This experience has allowed him to build specialised knowledge to add value to his client base.

Nicholas is committed to building long lasting relationships with his clients, which will often involve going the extra mile to ensure that he is providing innovative and commercial solutions in order to see his clients continue to succeed.

Qualifications

Masters of Professional Accounting

Chartered Accountant

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

Skills

  • Audit and Assurance

  • Agribusiness

  • Retail

  • Property and Construction

  • Manufacturing

  • Education

  • Not-for-Profits

 

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Bob Lu

Bob Lu

Bob is an Associate Director within our Business Advisory division within the Nexia Australia - Sydney Office.
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Professional experience

Bob has over 15 years’ experience in providing Taxation Consulting Services and Business Solutions to a range of entities from sole traders to multinational corporations.

With his easy-going and down to earth approach, Bob is able to build a strong relationship with his clients and provide the “Next Solution”. He prides himself on his ability to provide tailored advice that often go above and beyond clients’ wants and needs.

As a member of the Nexia team since 2008, Bob is experienced in business planning, management reporting and taxation advice.

Bob was also the recipient of the Advanced Tax Dux Awards presented by the Tax Institute in 2010.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute

Skills

  • Business Advisory

  • Fringe Benefits Tax

  • Tax Advisory

  • Business Solutions

 

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Darren Steedman

Darren Steedman

Darren is a Partner of the Audit and Assurance division at Nexia Australia - Sydney Office.
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Professional experience

Darren has worked in the Audit and Assurance industry for over 15 years, including 10 years of experience working in South Africa where Darren began his career.

Darren has and continues to work with a broad spectrum of clients including family businesses, manufacturers and not-for-profit organisations. His experience has allowed him to build a great depth of specialised knowledge and strong market insight.

Darren is committed to maintaining close client relationships through his open and approachable demeanour. He is always working to exceed his client’s expectations through developing a genuine understanding of their needs. With a keen sense of humour and willingness to go the extra mile, he is always able to meet the needs of his clients..

Qualifications

Registered Company Auditor

Chartered Accountant (CAANZ)

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences

Bachelor of Accounting

Skills

  • Audit and Assurance

  • Not-for-Profits

  • Family Businesses

  • ASX Listed

  • Education

  • Manufacturing

  • Retail

  • Financial Services

 

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