JP, B.BUS, FIPA, CTA, TA, SSA
John Richards – Partner
John has been involved in public practice as an accountant since 1982 and as a financial planner since 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Financial Planning. His current specialisations include financial planning, income tax, capital gains tax, GST, FBT, accounting and company secretarial matters.
John is an Authorised Representative of The SMSF Expert Pty Ltd (Authorised Rep No. 234903) and can give high quality strategic advise on self-managed superannuation funds.
CA, SSA, B.BUS, TA
Rebecca Garnsey – Partner
Rebecca is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA), a specialist member of the Self Managed Super Fund Association, a registered tax agent and an SMSF auditor. Rebecca is an authorised representative of The SMSF Expert Pty Ltd (Authorised Rep No. 465076) providing high quality strategic advice on self-managed superannuation funds. She has over 20 years’ experience working in public practice and has worked with hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses.
Rebecca has the following qualifications and memberships:
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA)
- Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
- Self Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor
- Accredited Specialist Member of the SMSF Auditor’s Association
- RG 146 (financial planning)
- Registered Tax Agent
She specialises in complex tax matters, business structuring, SMSFs and strategic advice
Senior Accountant (FIPA) FFA
Concentrating on self-managed super fund returns, Aline has been in professional practice since 1980. Tax planning, MYOB, business structuring and business services are also Aline’s areas of expertise.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Accounting and has a Diploma in Financial Planning. She recently returned to resume her role specialising in small business tax returns and accounts for Richards.
Susan was previously at H&R Block so we were very fortunate when she became part of our team in early 2019. Susan is an A-grade tax specialist, with the capacity to answer any complex tax questions you may have.
Belinda joined the team in 2018 and focuses her talents on the preparation of tax returns for individuals, especially with rental properties and complex share portfolios. She is currently studying Advanced Tax to build her technical knowledge.
Accountant (CPA, B.Hosp)
Having worked in public practice since 2014, Raechel is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Hospitality (Business) and a Diploma of Accounting. Thanks to her previous experience in the travel and hospitality industries Raechel has proven an asset to our business services team, and is very experienced with Xero and Quickbooks.
Hayati brings over eight years of accounting experience to her role at Richards, enjoying the client interaction with Blue Mountains locals since moving from a city-based firm. Hayati holds an Advanced Diploma of Accounting and is currently working towards the completion of a Bachelor of Accounting. She works extensively with clients transitioning to cloud-based software such as QuickBooks Online, assisting small businesses with streamlining their bookkeeping needs and focusing on the preparation of financial statements and tax returns for sole traders, companies and trusts.
Suzanne joined Richards Financial Services after having been a part of Nationwide Accounting for many years and is currently completing her Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Her expertise includes taxation for sole traders as well as for investors in real estate and shares. Suzanne is a Registered BAS Agent.
Nicole originally joined Richards in 2013 and worked for us for four years before going on a travelling adventure. She has returned to us to head up our administration team while she plans her next trip abroad.
Zali recently joined our administration team, holding a Certificate III in Business Administration and having worked in similar roles in the area. Zali is a Mountains local with strong connections to the community. In her spare time she enjoys bush walking in the great outdoors in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
Brooke is the newest addition to the Richards team, with a background in Administration and the Fine Arts. Outside of work she enjoys anytime spent near the ocean and spending time with her dogs.