CPA, BBus (Accy), Principal
Matt has been with the business since 1999. He cut his teeth sorting client receipts in an era when computers were viewed with suspicion and family slave labour was commonplace. Since his days as Junior Receipt Wrangler, Matt has worked his way up to Principal. He enjoys looking after a range of clients including individuals, partnerships, companies and trusts and has a particular interest in structuring, Film + TV production companies and their casts and crew. Matt enjoys project work, having designed and managed the firm’s move to paperless systems in 2008, a migration of its computer network to the cloud in 2013 and the incorporation of an offshore staffing strategy through TOA Global in 2017. He has also assisted in the production accounting for one of his client’s feature films and worked in-house as Financial Controller for another one of his producer clients.
Matt is a Registered Tax Agent and has also served as Treasurer on the boards of Playlab and Radio 4ZZZ, volunteered for Arts Law Centre of Qld and Transit Lounge and spoken for YAQ, QPIX, MEAA, QMusic, BigSound, APRA/AMCOS, InTune Music Conference, Griffith University Film School, New York Film Academy and Music Industry College. Matt himself is no stranger to creative pursuits. He started learning drums in high school and went on to play for Jazz For Four (Jazz Quartet), Red Fence (Covers), Holocene, The Embers, Filler and Mensa Death Squad (Originals). In 2012, he directed, produced and edited his own short film, before realising that taking 1.5 years to edit 30 minutes probably meant his talent for tax was stronger. And he loves tattoos… his sleeves were done by world-renowned Japanese artist, Horiyasu. He’d probably still be in Tokyo today if the human body wasn’t a finite canvas. Is there anything else? Yes: Whisky.
AdvDipBus (Accy), Accountant
Ange first began working for the firm in 1988, performing general office duties for a couple of hours after school each day. She became a full-time employee in 1991, gradually working and studying her way from receptionist through to accountant. She remained happily employed until early 2007, at which point she swapped crunching numbers for changing nappies! The creation and nurturing of little people consumed most of her time for the next 10 years, but the 3 beautiful daughters it produced are her greatest and proudest achievements.
However, she found the opportunity to return to her former workplace irresistible and is excited to go back to where it all began, especially as it will allow her to finish off her mentoring of Matt – he’d be nowhere near as good as he is if it wasn’t for her! One of her daughters, a budding author, already has aspirations of becoming a future successful client! In her spare time, Ange loves spending time with her family and friends, baking, reading and tap dancing!
MBus(Mgt), BMus, Accountant
Erica comes to us with a Master of Business from QUT, majoring in Management with Distinction, as well as a Bachelor of Music and a shared passion for all things creative. She started her career in finance working in a customer-focused role where she gained her RG146 General Advice in Superannuation. Erica has a special interest in superannuation and entrepreneurship, especially in the creative industries. Working her way through managing stages at BigSound, interning at The Zoo and volunteering at local radio stations, Erica has a close connection with the community and the wider creative industry.
She currently plays bass and sings in Brisbane band Local Authority and has previously performed as a vocalist with The Belladonnas. She was born in New Zealand and has lived in Papua New Guinea and Northern QLD as well as extensively travelling through Europe and the UK. Erica loves food as well as drinking cocktails and beer. Lots of beer.
BsAT, Junior Accountant
Anna graduated from the Philippines’ Our Lady of Fatima University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology. She started her career in a non-stock financial institution as a payroll associate where she gained her interest in taxation.
As another beloved member of our dedicated team, Anna assists Matt, Angela and Erica in a range of matters, helping the wheels of the firm to keep on turning. Away from work, she loves spending time with her family, including watching movies, cooking and baking pastries and cakes.
Trudy started with us in 2007. She has worked for many diverse employers over the years, but she openly admits our company is the best. Thanks Trudy – we’ll take it! In her spare time, Trudy loves going to the markets, the cinema, eating out and catching up with friends. Multi-talented Trudy’s hobbies include art, singing, and playing bass and keyboards.
Oh, and she’s also a clairvoyant! No seriously, she provides insight through traditional tea leaf readings at various venues. How many accounting practices have that in their skill set?