Our Accountants

Tony Taggart

Tony FCA\ B.Bus (Accounting) RMIT
Senior Accountant

“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable” Theodore N Vail

He was thinking of how Bruce Edmunds & Associates can help when he wrote that line.

Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Tony

Tony worked with Cyril Smith in Hampton for 2 years then commenced with Fell and Starkey (now Ernst & Young) in Darwin in 1976. He obtained his Chartered Accountant status in July 1977 and came back to Cyril in 1979. He took over this business in 1980 and became a self employed accountant trading as Smith Taggart. Terry Pennycuick joined Tony in 1983. Terry became partner in 1990. Tony as over 43 years of experience across a broad spectrum of business, especially in family and general aviation businesses. Terry and Tony joined the Edmunds’ team in July 2019 to start new chapters in their busy lives of serving others as they would like to be served.

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Tony worked with Cyril Smith in Hampton for 2 years then commenced with Fell and Starkey (now Ernst & Young) in Darwin in 1976..

Terry Pennycuick

Terry FCA, Registered Company Auditor, Registered SMSF Auditor
Senior Accountant

I enjoy working with clients & building strong long term relationships to understand their needs , assisting them in resolving problems & allowing them to grow successful businesses.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Terry

Terry commenced work in 1976 with Fell & Starkey ( now Ernst & Young ) & then moved to a 2nd tier firm in 1979 where he became a manager in the small business division. In 1983 he joined Tony Taggart in a small bayside Accounting Practice called Smith Taggart & became a partner in 1990. He has had over 40 years experience assisting small & medium sized enterprises with their taxation & accounting requirements.

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Terry commenced work in 1976 with Fell & Starkey ( now Ernst & Young ) & then moved to a 2nd tier firm in 1979..

Estelle Phillips

Estelle B.Bus (Accounting) CA
Manager (Tax)

I enjoy assisting clients with their business needs and being a trusted advisor ensuring they feel comfortable discussing their affairs. I enjoy taking time to listen and thoroughly understand the client’s situation so I can deliver the best outcome with genuine care.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Estelle

Estelle commenced working in business services in 1999 at William Buck in the city. During this time Estelle completed her professional year and became a chartered accountant. Estelle has vast experience working with a wide range of clients from large listed companies to small family run business. Estelle works part time and is in the office Monday to Thursday.

Authorised Representative No: 1253027 of SMSF Advisers Network Pty Ltd

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Estelle commenced working in business services in 1999 at William Buck in the city. During this time Estelle completed her professional year...

Shirley Wang

Shirley Master of Management (Accounting), CPA, SSA
MANAGER – SUPERANNUATION

Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Shirley Wang

Shirley joined the firm in August 2018 having worked in mid-tier city firms for 8 years. She is a Certified Practising Accountant, SMSF Specialist Advisor™ and SMSF Auditor. She has vast experience in providing high quality strategic advice and solutions to help clients meet their retirement objectives.

Shirley is also an expert skier with NZSIA Level 2 ski instructor certificate.

Authorised Representative No: 001268737 of SMSF Advisers Network Pty Ltd

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Shirley joined the firm in August 2018 having worked in mid-tier city firms for 8 years.

Melissa Then

Melissa B. Com (Accounting and Finance) CA
Senior Accountant

A tax accountant has a challenging job. The ever changing tax laws and serving clients in diverse industries means that no day is ever the same. I enjoy these challenges and constantly strive for knowledge and education.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Melissa

Melissa was with the firm from July 2007 to December 2010, and returned in July 2013 and works full time. As a Chartered Accountant, Melissa is experienced in the preparation of income tax returns and financial statements for individuals, small businesses and now applies her skills to superannuation funds.

Authorised Representative No: 1253030 of SMSF Advisers Network Pty Ltd

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Melissa was with the firm from July 2007 to December 2010, and returned in July 2013 and works full time.

Victoria B. Bus (Accounting) Bachelor of I.T. & CPA
Senior Accountant

Working with a large variety of clients makes my job interesting and I am committed to developing long term relationships. I enjoy using my experience to help my clients with not only their tax obligations but also with SMSF requirements and other issues that crop up from time to time.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Victoria

Victoria joined our firm in 2003 originally. After 10 years with Bruce Edmunds & Associates her family transferred to Townsville where she continued her career as an accountant.

Welcoming back Victoria in February 2018 as she returned to Melbourne was a pleasure. She continues to specialise in taxation, SMSF’s and accounting.

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Victoria joined our firm in 2003 originally.

Mohamed B.Com CA MBA
Manager – Audit

Auditing can be very diverse due to the different mindsets of clients. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing ideas with them to get the best results
Areas of expertise
  • Auditing
About Mohamed

Mohamed joined the firm in August 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant and specialises in financial audits of small to medium enterprises and self-managed superannuation funds. He is also an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, equipped with broad business understanding, which enables him to offer more value-add than traditional audit. He has much experience in audit of incorporated associations, manufacturers and retailers.

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Mohamed joined the firm in August 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant and specialises in financial audits...

Maria Petrilli

Maria B.Bus (Accounting) CPA
Senior Accountant

I gain satisfaction by meeting our clients’ accounting and taxation compliance obligations and minimising tax by offering sound knowledge and advice. I enjoy working together to find solutions that enhance their business performance and future success.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Maria

Maria has returned to our firm after almost 15 years working in the city and currently works part time. Maria has signficant experience with a variety of clients in diverse industry sectors including retail, manufacturing, construction, wholesale, professionals and other business activities. Maria specialises in the provision of accounting, taxation and business advisory services and has established a reputation of working closely with clients to assist with all aspects of their business.

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Maria has returned to our firm after almost 15 years working in the city and currently works part time.

Clare Meng

Clare B.Com, CPA
Accountant

I am passionate about providing clients with great service and assisting them to create and manage their wealth. Applying my knowledge and analytical skills to help clients with their business and personal taxation needs is a very fulfilling experience for me.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Clare

Clare joined the firm in July 2011. She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree (accounting and finance) from Monash University and worked in another public practice accounting firm before joining us. She is now involved in the preparation of income tax returns and financial statements for a variety of clients. Clare has recently completed her CPA studies successfully.

Authorised Representative No: 1253029 of SMSF Advisers Network Pty Ltd

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Clare joined the firm in July 2011. She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree (accounting and finance) from Monash University.

Jamie Sideris

Jamie B.Comm (Accounting)
Graduate Accountant

I’m really enjoying my time at Bruce Edmunds and Associates. No two days are the same, just as no two clients are the same which makes coming to work every day exciting and fun. I’m constantly learning and growing. I also enjoy interacting with and getting to know the clients personally.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Jamie

Jamie joined us in June 2019 after completing her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting at Deakin University. Jamie passed with flying colours and we’re happy to have her as part of our team. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach and watching her favourite show, Survivor.

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Jamie joined us in June 2019 after completing her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting at Deakin University.

Callum Lineham

Callum B.Comm /Law

Graduate Accountant

I am passionate about developing my understanding of accounting and developing the skills I have learnt through my studies. Being able to do this while helping a wide variety of clients gives me a great sense of satisfaction and motivates me to gain further knowledge within the field. Working with a supportive team has made the transition from my studies into work both beneficial and enjoyable.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Callum

Callum is currently completing a double degree of Commerce and Law at Deakin university. While only recently joining the industry and Bruce Edmunds and Associates, Callum has gained experience in a wide range of both accounting and bookkeeping roles and has experience with a range of software. Callum plays football locally for the Beaumaris Football Club where he has been since a junior. Additionally, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching live music and seeing the Richmond Tigers win premierships.

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Callum is currently completing a double degree of Commerce and Law at Deakin university.

Daniel Heath

Daniel B.Comm (Accounting & Finance), B.Bus (Honours)
Graduate Accountant

I enjoy using my skills and knowledge to help clients with their tax obligations and making sure they stay compliant. I also enjoy taking on new scenarios and challenges to help develop myself further alongside getting the best outcome for clients.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Daniel

Daniel joined the firm in September 2019. He has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Swinburne University and is currently studying to complete his CA qualification.

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Daniel joined the firm in September 2019. He has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from...

Melanie Garner

Melanie B.Bus (Accounting)
Graduate Accountant

I’m really enjoying my time by applying my learnings through recent studies, to real world experience. I’m gaining a lot of satisfaction through assisting a variety of clients, and am really looking forward to developing my skills through both staff interaction, and further studies to deliver optimal outcomes for both the client and the firm.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Melanie

Mel joined our team in July 2018 as a Graduate Accountant.
She has completed a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting at Monash University.

Mel enjoys spending time with family and friends and listening to music.

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Mel joined our team in July 2018 as a Graduate Accountant. She has completed a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting at Monash University.

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Steve Smith

Steve Diploma of Business (Accounting)
BAS Compliance Manager

I enjoy completing the quarterly BAS’s as it gives me a chance to learn about the many and varied businesses we have as clients. It also assists me to develop my skill set as I adhere to the requirements of the ATO.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Steve

Steve joined us in October 2015 as our BAS Compliance Manager. Steve has a background in a variety of businesses as a Bookeeper/Accounts Manager. Steve is working full-time and is your point of contact for anything BAS/IAS or Banklink related.

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Steve joined us in October 2015 as our BAS Compliance Manager. Steve has a background in a variety of businesses....

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