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Team members

Our Team

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Aline Richards – Accountant (FIPA)

Specialising in self managed super fund returns, Aline has been in professional practice since 1980. Tax planning, MYOB, business structuring and business services are also areas where Aline specialises.

Rebecca Garnsey – Senior Accountant (CA, FIPA, B.Bus, ASPAA)

Rebecca is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA), a fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA), an associate member of the Self Managed Super Fund Association (ASPAA), a registered Tax Agent and an SMSF Auditor. She has also recently completed the RG146 Diploma of Financial Planning, enabling her to continue to advise clients on self-managed super funds after the accountants’ exemption ceases in July 2016. She has over 15 years’ experience working in public practice, and has worked with hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses.

Rebecca is an Authorised Representative of The SMSF Expert Pty Ltd (Authorised Rep No. 465076).
I have the following qualifications and memberships:
• Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand
• Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA)
• Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
• Associate member of the Superannuation Professionals Association of
Australia (ASPAA)
• RG 146
• Registered Tax Agent

She specialises in complex tax matters, business structuring, SMSFs and strategic advice.

John Graham – Accountant

John brings to our senior accounting team extensive accounting experience following a career in the Commonwealth Bank and NSW Finance. John has also worked for sixteen years in Public Practice.

Suzanne Manning – Accountant

Suzanne joined Richards Financial Services after having been a part of Nationwide Accounting for over 12 years. She is currently completing her Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Her current specialisations include taxation for sole traders as well as for investors in real estate and shares.

Dianne Norman – Accountant (CPA, B.Bus, JP)

Dianne holds a Bachelor of Business degree and is a CPA with Public Practice Certificate. Dianne is also a Registered Tax Agent and Justice of the Peace. Dianne has been working in public practice since 2008 and specialises in taxation and accounting.

Dianne is an Authorised Representative of The SMSF Expert Pty Ltd (Authorised Rep No. 1253677).
I have the following qualifications and memberships:
• Member of CPA Australia (CPA)
• Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
• RG 146
• Registered Tax Agent

Hayati Kamarudin – Accountant

Hayati holds an Advanced Diploma of Accounting and is currently working towards the completion of a Bachelor of Accounting. Hayati joined our team after gaining experience with a city-based firm, and is enjoying the opportunity to deepen her knowledge across a range of areas within our practice. She has also taken on the responsibility of assisting clients with the move into cloud-based software such as QuickBooks Online.

Michelle McKenzie – Office Manager, Justice of the Peace

After a long career managing the offices of an international public relations firm, Michelle joined our team in 2012.

Barbara Schmidt-Rees – Financial Planning

Following a career in retail and administration, Barbara joined Richards Financial Solutions in 2012 to manage the office of our financial planning division.