Our Accountants

Sig Syme

Sig Syme B.Com CPA
Senior Associate

Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Sig

Sig is our longest serving team member having joined the business in 1973. Sig is a superannuation specialist with a lifetime of professional experience behind him.

Show more
Sig is our longest serving team member having joined the business in 1973. Sig is a superannuation specialist...

Emma Gaskell

Emma Gaskell B.Bus (Accounting and Finance) CPA
Manager (Superannuation)

I enjoy working with my clients and their self-managed super funds to ensure that operating a fund is an easy and efficient process. Managing a SMSF shouldn’t be a burden and I like to work with them to ensure all compliance obligations and superannuation strategies are covered.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Emma

Emma joined the firm in April 2008 and specializes in the area of Self Managed Super Funds. She deals with all aspects of SMSF’s including taxation, compliance, administration and audit. Emma has over 20 years experience in the accounting and finance industries working for several years with PwC Australia where she completed a post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Authorised Representative No: 1253026 of SMSF Advisers Network Pty Ltd

Show more
Emma joined the firm in April 2008 and specializes in the area of Self Managed Super Funds.

Melissa Then

Melissa Then 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

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

Estelle Phillips

Estelle Phillips 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

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

Mohamed Jinan 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.

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

Maria Petrilli

Maria Petrilli 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 advise. 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.

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

Clare Meng

Clare Meng 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

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

Organise a consultation with an experienced accountant…

 Ben Rockman

Ben Rockman B.Com (Accounting)
Graduate Accountant

I thoroughly enjoy meeting new clients, learning about their individual needs and helping them acheive their tax goals. Tackling new challenges at work keeps me engaged and expands my knowledge base making being an accountant a very rewarding career for me.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About Ben

Ben recently joined Bruce Edmunds and Associates in July 2016. He completed a bachelor of commerce at Deakin University majoring in accounting and accounting information systems. He has a keen interest in football and is currently training to take on a coaching position next year.

Show more
Ben recently joined Bruce Edmunds and Associates in July 2016. He completed a bachelor of commerce at Deakin University....

James Murnane

James Murnane B.Bus (Accounting) CA
Accountant

I enjoy the variety that comes with my job. Each client is unique and requires their own special attention. I enjoy working with all my clients, working out their problems and assisting them with knowledge that helps them save money while fulfilling their obligations.
Areas of expertise
  • Accounting
About James

James joined us in August 2013. He has completed a double degree – Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Monash University was given the opportunity to study a semester abroad at Leeds University in the UK. In his spare time he is an avid footballer and keen St. Kilda supporter. James successfully completed his exams recently and is proud to now be a Chartered Accountant.

Show more
James joined us in August 2013. He has completed a double degree – Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)....

Steve Smith

Steve Smith 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.

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

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE
IN 20 YEARS?

Find out how Bruce Edmunds and Associates can take you there.

Organise a meeting!