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Dominic Guinea – Managing Director

Dominic is the Principal and Founder of QLD Accounting Group and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland. He is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent and Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia with over 17 years' experience with small, medium and large businesses. 

Dominic is recognised for his strengths in strategic business advice and planning, mergers and acquisitions, funding for growth and commercial negotiation and management, providing CFO capability to the small and medium-sized enterprises market.  

Interesting facts about Dominic: He entered a family rodeo at the tender age of 14 and he enjoys travelling.

More about Dominic:

 

1.    What are you most grateful for?

 My wife and children, my family, my team, my health and my freedom.

2.    How do you spend your free time? Holidays with my family in Australia and abroad, we love to travel. I enjoy learning Spanish, farming and flying helicopters. 

3.    Your favourite AM and PM drink?  AM drink: Black tea, PM drink: Red wine.  

4.    What is your favourite YouTube video? Best motivational video - Never Give Up!




Russell Hartley – Partner

Russell has over 10 years' professional experience in all areas of accounting and taxation. He has a Bachelor of Business Accounting and a Diploma of Financial Advice for Self-Managed Super Funds. He is a Chartered Accountant and Tax Agent and he provides comprehensive taxation, accounting and business advisory services to a portfolio of clients including individuals, investors and small to large businesses.
 
Interesting facts about Russell:  He is currently on a juice diet and he sells firewood for pocket money.

More about Russell:

1.    What are you most grateful for? Having the opportunity to help and mentor others and having had great mentors over the years.

2.    How do you spend your free time?  Out at my property, putting up fences, clearing rubbish and cutting firewood.   

3.    What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? More of a jack of all trades as I like to know a bit about everything. 

4.    Your favourite AM and PM drink?  AM drink: Coffee, PM drink: XXXX Gold.

5.    What is your favourite YouTube video?  Fencing videos. Not the sport, how to put up a fence on a property video.




Clint Bignold – Manager

Clint has a Bachelor of Business Accountancy and has been working as an accountant for more than 14 years.  He started out working for a small suburban accounting firm for 7 years and then moved to a mid-tier firm in the Brisbane CBD for another 7 years, before joining QLD Accounting Group as a Manager in 2015.

Interesting facts about Clint:  He was the Australian Junior Mountain Running Champion and won 2 trips to compete in New Zealand and his wife played soccer for the Matildas in the 2003 Women's World Cup.

More about Clint:

1.    What are you most grateful for? My family.

2.    How do you spend your free time? What is free time???

3.    What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? Jack of all trades, master of none.

4.    Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: Coffee, PM drink: Coffee.

5.    What is your favourite YouTube video? Boat knight.




Alan Lampard – Business Development Manager

Alan is originally from Perth and moved to Brisbane in 2013.  He worked in machine sales in various industries in Australia and overseas for most of his working life.  In 2015 he completed his Diploma of Business and Diploma of Business Marketing and joined QLD Accounting Group as our Business Development Manager.

Interesting facts about Alan:  He is an adrenaline junkie and cannot get enough of doing the craziest and scariest things to get his heart pumping, and he is passionate about his AFL, supporting his precious Fremantle Dockers to the end.

More about Alan: 

1.    What are you most grateful for? My family.

2.    How do you spend your free time?  Playing golf, indoor cricket, fishing and spending time at home.

3.    What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? Not an expert on anything, but I do have knowledge in lots of subjects, life experience and training. 

4.    Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: Coffee (cappuccino), PM drink: XXXX Gold. 

5.    What is your favourite YouTube video? Funny moments on golf course.




Simone Wood – Senior Accountant

Simone worked in an accounting and auditing firm in South Africa for 18 years' before immigrating to Australia in 2011.  Upon arrival she worked in commercial accounting and business services until she joined QLD Accounting Group in 2015.  When Simone arrived in Australia she completed bridging courses in Tax and Corporations Law to add to her Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.

Interesting facts about Simone: Simone was a tri-athlete when she was younger, training fanatically, however now she gets her exercise cleaning her house and caring for her family.

More about Simone:

1.    What are you most grateful for? My husband and kids.

2.    How do you spend your free time? Reading and watching a movie.

3.    What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? No expert. I might know a lot about certain things but that's it. And all of it from living and sharing life experiences.

4.    Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: Coffee, water, PM drink: Wine.

5.    What is your favourite YouTube video? I don't watch YouTube videos, I prefer Netflix. 




Garth Stonehouse – Senior Accountant

Garth completed his Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting in 2011.  He has 9 years' experience working in a small accounting firm primarily dealing with Tax Compliance for individuals and small to medium size businesses and Self-Managed Superfunds.  This role developed Garth's articulate, concise and focused person to person communication skills that assisted him in the preparation of Tax Returns, Financial Statements, BAS & IAS and FBT returns. Garth is an experienced user of MYOB, Reckon (Quickbooks), Cashflow Manager and Xero.

Interesting facts about Garth:  Garth has grown up with nature and animals and loves walking in National Parks and enjoying the scenery and his first paid job was delivering newspapers.

More about Garth:

1.   What are you most grateful for? Friends and family.

2.   How do you spend your free time? With friends, family, hiking and watching TV and movies.

3.   What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? I always think I have more to learn.

4.   Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: coffee, PM drink: Water and milk.

5.   What is your favourite YouTube video? I can't really think of any.




Spark Zhang – Accountant

Spark has a Bachelor of Accounting from Griffith University and a Masters of Applied Finance from the University of Queensland. He is the quiet achiever who is motivated by good results.

Interesting facts about Spark:  His first job was as a sushi maker and he was born in Liaoyang, China.

More about Spark:

1.   What are you most grateful for? I am most grateful for my family and my partner. They help and care for me when I am in trouble and they also bring happiness to me.

2.   How do you spend your free time? I like to travel and go shopping with my partner and I also like playing basketball with my friends.

3.   What are you an expert on? I am an expert on studying and handling ability. It is because of my experience with house decoration and school life during my Bachelor of Accounting.

4.   Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: Milk (full cream), PM drink: Fruit Juice.

5.   What is your favourite YouTube video? NBA games.

 


Sam Heaney – Accountant

Sam is originally from Adelaide and has a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology where he majored in Accounting.

Interesting facts about Sam: He played semi-pro soccer for a few different teams in Australia.

More about Sam:

1.    What are you most grateful for? Health, family and friends.

2.    How do you spend your free time? Playing soccer, going out on the boat, fishing, hanging out with friends and doing activities.

3.    What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? No comment!

4.    Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: Coffee, PM drink: One Fifty Lashes.

5.    What is your favourite YouTube video? Accounting 101.




Isaac McSwan – Undergraduate Accountant

Isaac was born and raised in Brisbane.  As a student he fell in love with accounting and upon finishing school he started with QLD Accounting Group and began studying at Griffith University. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Commerce – Majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning.

Interesting facts about Isaac:  Isaac was the chess captain of the best team in Brisbane and at school he was an actor who wrote, directed and starred in his own version of Hamlet.

More about Isaac:


1.   What are you most grateful for? Australian-born and healthy.

2.   How do you spend your free time? Reading books, following news stories about the world.

3.   What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? Geography, I've always loved learning about countries, their names, populations, GDP per capita and basic information about them.

4.   Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: coffee, PM drink: Corona.

5.   What is your favourite YouTube video? Art Williams Just Do It speech (20 minute version).




Sandy Molloy – Personal Assistant

Sandy has extensive Office Administration and Office Management experience over her 30-year career in many different industries ranging from hospitality and construction through to finance.

Interesting facts about Sandy: She has been teaching rock and roll, rockabilly and swing dancing for over 20-years. She's happy to offer anyone in the office a dance.

More about Sandy:

1.   What are you most grateful for? My daughter.

2.   How do you spend your free time? Rock 'n' roll dancing/teaching.

3.   What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? Rock 'n' roll dancing/teaching because of both training and lived experience.

4.   Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: Water, PM drink: Water.

5.   What is your favourite YouTube video? I love the little girl that keeps saying "you worry about yourself."




Rhiannon Ward - Administrator

Rhiannon was born and raised in Brisbane.  She started her career in hospitality where she focused on customer service establishments including Seaworld Nara Resort and Treasury Casino.  Upon completing her Diploma of Business in 2012 she took some time out to care for her 2 beautiful children.  Returning to the workforce in 2014 she worked in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable until she started with QLD Accounting Group in 2015.

Interesting facts about Rhiannon: In primary school Rhiannon won first place in a poetry competition for four years running and she currently has a rock collection including Amethyst, Citrine Quarts and Agate.

More about Rhiannon:

1.   What are you most grateful for? A Happy and healthy family.

2.   How do you spend your free time? Binge watching Netflix.

3.   What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? The art of Googling.

4.   Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: Milo , PM drink: Canadian Club and Dry. 

5.   What is your favourite YouTube video? Man fighting with goat.




Bianca Burns – Compliance Administrator

Bianca finished school in 2009 and then moved on to TAFE.  After spending some time in retail and office administration roles, she started with QLD Accounting Group in 2015.  Bianca covers a variety of duties within the group and will be one of the first voices that you will hear when you contact our office.

Interesting facts about Bianca:  Bianca had her wish come true of owning her own Arabian horse and in her high school days she played the clarinet and flute.

More about Bianca:


1.   What are you most grateful for? My family and health.

2.   How do you spend your free time? Horse riding, grabbing a cold one with my best mates or watching a movie.

3.   What are you an expert on? Is it because of training, lived experience or both? Procrastinating.

4.   Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: coffee, PM drink: Water or Great Northern beer. 

5.   What is your favourite YouTube video? I watch Netflix instead of YouTube.

 

 

 

Peter Mollross - Consulting Accountant

Peter is a registered member of the Tax Practitioners Board and a fellow of the National Tax Agents Association and the National Tax and Accountants Association. Peter has over 12 years of professional experience in taxation and 19 years in the banking industry. He's also worked overseas, as a manager and financial controller for various companies. His versatile working experience enables him to provide taxation and accounting services to a variety of clients.

Interesting facts about Peter: He considers himself a family man who is dedicated to maintaining good health.

More about Peter:

1.   What are you most grateful for? Family.

2.   How do you spend your free time? Gardening & attending my children's sporting events.

3.   What are you an expert on? Is it because of training lived experienced or both? Adapting to other cultures after living overseas.

4.   Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: Coffee, PM drink: Red wine, beer. 

5.   What is your favourite YouTube video? Don't use the website.

 

 


Michael Fairbairn - Undergraduate Accountant

Michael is currently studying a Bachelor of Business and has plans to study law in the future.

Interesting facts about Michael: I am most grateful for my family and friends.

More about Michael:

1.   What are you most grateful for? I am most grateful for my family and friends.

2.   How do you spend your free time? I enjoy playing rugby, bushwalking and watching movies.

3.   What are you an expert on? Is it because of training lived experienced or both? I am an expert on sleeping. I need a lot of it.

4.   Your favourite AM and PM drink? AM drink: Coffee, PM drink: James Boag's Premium Lager.

5.   What is your favourite YouTube video? Rick Astley, 'Never Gonna Give You Up' video.

 

 


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