Taxation & saving for your goals

SMSF or other investments

Assistance with GST, payroll, HR

Bookkeeping via Xero

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Team

John-Curley

Director
CA, Master of Taxation
Registered Tax Agent
Xero Certified Advisor

 

John excelled at ‘numbers’ at school – and surprised everyone by taking up farming, initially.  While running a successful rural enterprise, John also studied and became a financial planner, working for Monitor Money. He later challenged himself by completing an MBA, majoring in Accounting, at the University of New England. John was awarded for best academic result.

 

John completed a professional year to be a Chartered Accountant, and then achieved his Master of Tax through the University of NSW.

 

John became a practice partner in 2002.  In 2013 John embraced Xero and in 2014 John established his own practice – excited by the potential of new ways of doing business.  The past 12 months has been one of consolidation; in moving completely to the Xero platform (as he no longer had a server).

 

Being an ex-farmer, John clearly has strong rapport with rural clients.  His financial planning background means John has both expertise and a love of self-managed superannuation funds.  He also loves technology and (with an eye to the future) has grasped cloud accounting.  John believes it will transform the way people work – even farmers.  Unfortunately in the country infrastructure can be slow to catch up.

Ritnesh-Kumar

Tax Manager
CA,
Xero Certified Advisor

 

Ritnesh grew up on a sugar cane farm, in a regional town of Fiji. Attending university at The University of South Pacific and majoring in Accounting & Financial Management and Information Systems. After graduating in 2004, Ritnesh started his accounting career with the world’s No. 1 accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked till 2007 in the BAS/Tax division. In his 1st year of working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ritnesh did further studies and graduated as a Chartered Accountant in Fiji.

 

Migrating to Australia in 2007, Ritnesh put his foot into the Australian labour market as a Senior Business Analyst at Metcash Ltd (Australia’s independent wholesaler and distributor – Brand names like IGA, Mitre 10, Cellarbrations, the Bottle-O, Campbells Wholesale). Gaining further experience on how all businesses may do the same thing, yet how all businesses can be very different in their own unique ways.

 

In 2008, Ritnesh moved to become an accountant in public practice here in Dubbo, discovering a passion for tax accounting. After joining Peacocke Accountants in 2012, Ritnesh moved with John Curley to be part of the new and revolutionised fully cloud based accounting practice in 2014.

 

Ritnesh recently completed studies as a Chartered Accountant and leads our tax division.

Jeff-Benton

Head of Bookkeeping
Xero Certified Advisor

 

Jeff cannot remember when he has not worked in accountancy.  Originally he started as a purchasing officer for a mining company in regional NSW.  Jeff then started doing tax returns in his spare time for H & R Block.  Later he progressed to work for a Goulburn accountancy practice.

 

He moved to Dubbo in 1999 and has been working in various accountancy practices since in a wide variety of work.  He joined Peacocke Accountants in June 2010

 

Jeff heads our Bookkeeping division.

Anne-Leak

Anne is both a bookkeeper and our goto person with the ATO. She has worked in the accountancy industry for 15 years. If you have problems with the ATO do not hesitate to give Anne a call.  She can assist in troubleshooting and making payment arrangements.  Whilst the ATO change their guidelines monthly Anne has much experience in what is likely to be accepted. She is also a backup for Suzie & Roz when they are on leave.

Roz-Pritchard

Roz came to us from being the PA of Dawn Fardell (our onetime local member) in May 2010.  As well as sharing reception, Roz handles the administration side of ASIC and the Superannuation Funds. She also fits in the occasional trip to Townsville, Canberra and Newcastle to visit her 5 grandchildren.

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Jen came to us from Macquarie Anglican Grammar School in Dubbo.  After 13 years she decided she needed a change in career. Over the years she worked as a Purchasing Officer, Personal Assistant to several deputies, Student Services Officer and Reception. She is also bookkeeper for her husband’s business.  After seeing the advantages of Xero she has seen the light and switched over.

She is a happy go lucky person and has a great sense of humour. Jen and her husband Mick have two sons, a daughter and four grandchildren. They are hoping for several more grandchildren in the not too distant future. Hint, Hint.

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