Director, Tax & Business Specialist, Financial Planner, Rental Property Specialist, MYOB Specialist, Xero Certified Advisor
Deborah specialises in growing rental property portfolios, servicing small and medium businesses, Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) and is a qualified Financial Planner. She has extensive knowledge within these areas having operated and grown a small business, built a rental property portfolio and managed her own Self Managed Super Fund.
Deborah is a qualified Tax Agent, Member of IPA, a Financial Planner, a MYOB Specialist and is also XERO accredited.
Her most fulfilling experiences at DCA consist of listening to your visions, guiding you to ensure that they happen and watching these come true. Whether it's starting up or growing a business, opening a rental property portfolio, understanding GST, hiring staff, planning retirement or asset protection, the rewards are endless.
Deborah lives locally and enjoys time with her children and granddaughters, walking her dog, live theatre (especially musicals), rock and roll dancing and travelling with her husband. After retiring from 35 years of playing netball, she is proud to have formed Croydon Hills Netball Club in 1997. She also loves following her Pies in AFL and supporting our brilliant Australian Cricket and Olympic teams.
Tax & Business Specialist, Xero Certified Advisor
After 19 years with Westpac Banking Corporation, John operated a childcare centre for over 5 years and has been working in Tax Accounting. He has been with Deborah since she took over the operations of the practice in 2005.
With the experience acquired in operating a small business himself, and having worked beside other small to medium business people, John has developed an expert understanding of the concerns and challenges that small business owners face and enjoys assisting clients in helping to grow their business and secure their financial future.
A qualified Tax Agent, Fellow of IPA and a CPA, John is very versatile in his ability to offer the 'One Stop Shop' and enjoys working beside you to ensure you understand your tax result.
John enjoys travelling, bicycle riding, motor scootering on his Vespa, is involved in the Scouting movement and is a keen and dedicated Collingwood member.
Tax Specialist, Bookkeeper, MYOB Specialist, Xero Certified Advisor
Marita commenced working in Tax and Financial Paraplanning in 2001 after 6 years in the Banking sector, and has been with our firm since Deborah took over the operations of the practice in 2005.
She provides a full range of services to clients including tax return preparation concentrating on Individuals, Small Business and Rental Property owners, Bookkeeping and BAS preparation. She is also our Office Manager, ASIC & ATO expert, and Deborah's Personal Assistant, assisting with Deb's many enquiries.
Marita lives locally and enjoys playing netball, walking and bike riding. Marita is currently studying and in her spare time she loves catching up with her family and friends, follows most sports and is an avid reader.
Receptionist, Tax Consultant
Ruth joined our team in 2012 after migrating to Australia in 2004 from Latin America where she worked for small businesses and large multinational corporations. Now proud to call herself an Aussie, she understands the importance of 'service with a smile' and enjoys her role in customer service as Director of First Impressions.
Her previous experience ranges from beauty therapy, hospitality and administrative positions, to working with another tax accounting firm in the eastern suburbs.
As a qualified Tax Consultant, Ruth has a sound understanding of taxation obligations and can competently assist you with your general enquiries.
Ruth lives locally and enjoys reading, movies and keeping up to date with the Tech-world. Speaking both English and Spanish fluently, she loves any opportunity to practice her Spanish with our Spanish speaking clients.