Phone 6687 2960 • Offices in BANGALOW and BYRON BAY

The Office … Accountants & Business Advisors  has been operating in Bangalow for many years.  We are a local business and our partners and staff are heavily involved in the local community.

We offer a full range of Accounting and Taxation services, specialise in self managed superannuation funds, and a Xero Certified Partner.

Our clients cover many diverse industries and include small to medium sized businesses through to large corporations.

Our partners, Greg Clark and Matthew Bleakley are well known and have a reputation as being trusted advisors when it comes to business and tax issues.  They are members of the National Tax & Accountant’s Association (NTAA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Clark – Director

Greg Clark B.Bus, CPA, JP has been a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) for over 20 years.

Born and bred in Byron Bay he is passionate about helping local businesses succeed.  Greg is an expert in managing the finances and taxes of small and medium sized businesses.  Throughout his career he has also held the senior positions of Finance Manager and Chief Financial Officer of large public companies.  He is results driven and always keen to ensure his clients get the best results.

Greg is a life member of the Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club and the current Club treasurer. He previously held the position of Director of Finance for the Far North Coast Branch Surf Life Saving Inc.  He is also the current Treasurer for the Byron District Sports Foundation and the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce.

You can email Greg at greg@theofficeaccountants.com.au.

 

 

 

Matthew Bleakley – Director

After working for a large mid-tier firm on the Gold Coast Matt completed his Chartered Accountants program in 2011, resulting in a first in State Merit award in the Taxation module. Since working locally, Matt has enjoyed the entrepreneurial flair that seems to flourish in the Byron Shire.

Matt has extensive experience in SMSF administration, small business taxation and structuring. As a Xero Certified Partner, he has assisted many clients to embrace new technologies dramatically reducing their time spent on the compliance burdens of today’s tax system, giving them more time to concentrate on the aspects of the business that they enjoy.

Matt has the ability to see the big picture and has become an integral member of his clients businesses, whether they are large international corporations, sole traders or high net worth individuals.

An avid (but ageing) rugby player, and with a passion for the 50’s & 60’s era, Matt is slowly replacing the rugby field for the dance floor. He and the family often take their ’63 Holden for a cruise to Rock ‘n Roll festivals all over the east coast.

You can email Matt at matt@theofficeaccountants.com.au.

 

Clare Busch – Office Manager/Accountant

Clare provides support to the Directors with her extensive knowledge of the complexities within taxation and business administration. She is known for her efficiency, attention to detail and to succeed under pressure. Clients know that Clare can pretty much find anything within the walls of the office..

With over 20 years experience in business administration within the Financial Services Industry, Clare holds an Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal), a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking Management and is a Justice of the Peace.

Clare provides support to the Directors with her extensive knowledge of the complexities within taxation and business administration. She is known for her efficiency, attention to detail and to succeed under pressure. Clients know that Clare can pretty much find anything within the walls of the office..

Clare looks forward to furthering her knowledge as she completes her Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

Born and raised in Lismore, Clare is a member of many several sporting associations and enjoys the food, art, and music and food in the local area.

 

 

 

Here at the office… we support flexible working arrangements ensuring our employees achieve the perfect work life balance.

 

Tanya Lavis – Senior Accountant

With more than 25 years experience in Accounting, both in Australia and Internationally, Tanya holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese.

Tanya has worked with clients over a diverse range of industries providing both taxation and financial reporting compliance and consulting services. She specialises in multiple entity groups, complex tax structures and SMSF Administration.

Being a born and bred local she has spent time travelling the world and dreams of more travels but for now is happy to spend time with her son, proudly settled on the North Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jolene Devlin – Accountant

With over 26 years experience in public practice, Jolene is the compliance guru who supports our clients to keep on top of their obligations. With her Xero Certification and Cert. IV in Accounting she has extensive experience across all industries with a focus on BAS, Special and General Purpose Financial Reports, Income Tax Returns and Management reports.

Her career highlights include working in London for PwC and The Tower of London, providing a wealth of experience within the corporate and business environments in both London and Australia.

Jolene enjoys the weekends with her family, you will catch her enjoying the sunshine on a sporting field cheering on her kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Libby Fox – Administration

With over 15 years administration experience with in the Information & Technology industry including teaching Business Administration at TAFE, Libby supports the office to keep in touch.

Libby holds a Bachelor of Business and Diploma in Secondary Education. She supports the accounting team with complex administration requirements.

Libby has recently located to the Northern Rivers and is enjoying the coastal lifestyle.

 

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