SOLUTION FOCUSED ACCOUNTING

Some businesses think that getting the help of their local accountant is all they need. But we are not just your nearby street corner accountant, we are so much more.

Not every accountancy firm can offer you the experience and knowledge we can, or the diversity of skills and global exposure, or the invaluable business advisory service we do.

We do not even need to be based in the same city as you to work together, because our technology allows us to assist you no matter how geographically distant or remote you are. In fact, we have many clients based in regional areas and in mining towns.

Our clients come to us from all walks of life and industries, which means we have proven experience tackling all sorts of situations. We work with all scales of businesses, from sole traders, to mum’n’dad businesses, through to companies with a net worth in the range of $25 million.

Our client list ranges from medical professionals, to tradespeople, mining executives and owners, IT professionals, media and communications, to property investors, developers and mortgage consultants. And that’s only getting started. So you see, we are multi-faceted, our clients’ cases are diverse, and what we offer is invaluable.

We help you with accounting and advice at every phase of your business journey. We are CPA-qualified and Chartered Accountants. From business start up to business close down, business strengthen and expand, to steady growth and staying on top. The ultimate end goal is that we help make your life easier and financially happier.

SEE OUR EXTRAORDINARY TEAM!

JAYNESH GOUNDER

DIRECTOR
CA BBus Dip Fin Planning

Not only does Jay appreciate the challenges of operating and managing Agilis, he also enjoys providing suitable advice to clients and seeing them succeed in their businesses and personal lives.

Jay provides business structure and advice, ongoing business management, business improvement and cash flow analysis, superannuation and structure advice, and research and development advice.

BERT GIRLE

SENIOR CONSULTANT
B Bus, Grad Dip Mgmt, Grad Dip Fin Pln, FCPA, AAIM

Bert Girle has a wealth of experience and knowledge in taxation planning and business structure advice. He has 35 years of accounting experience, ranging from mining companies – Queensland Alumina, Ok Tedi Mining Papua New Guinea and Mt Leyshon Gold Mines – to the private education sector, and then into private practice working with all business sizes.

JASON YAN

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
BBus (Accy)

Jason enjoys preparing individual, trust and company tax returns for clients. With the great experience of preparing tax returns, it has helped Jason to have deep understanding of taxation rules. As a result, he can apply relevant information to specific client case to ensure maximum tax benefit for them.

Born and raised in China, Jason moved to Brisbane for study in 2010. He graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accountancy. Then he completed the Master of Commerce at University of Queensland, majoring in Applied Finance in 2013.

DANIEL KIM

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Daniel joined team Agilis in 2014 as a graduate accountant, after graduating from QUT in 2012 with a Bachelor of Business, majoring Accountancy (Finance minor) with distinction and he is currently undertaking CPA courses to be a qualified accountant.

Since joining the firm, he has been exposed to diverse clients, ranging from high-net-wealth individuals to small-to-medium sized businesses with direct guidance from seniors/partners, which helped him broaden both technical and soft skills.

NISHAN FERNANDO

ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING SPECIALIST
B.Bus (Accy)

Nishan enjoys reporting financial transactions accurately based on correct theory and using accounting software programs like BankLink, Xero and MYOB. He thrives on using the data from these programs to prepare Business Activity Statements (BAS) and financial statements.

With the skills to prepare individual, trust and company tax returns, Nishan thoroughly applies proper taxation rules and uses relevant information and understanding for each and every client scenario.

VIJAYTA GOUNDER

PRACTICE MANAGER

12 years of experience in the banking sector and managing her own business has helped Vijay understand clients’ business and financial needs, and the importance of deadlines. VJ is a qualified and registered broker here to assist with all your finance needs. She thrives on Agilis’ diverse cultural workplace and believes it equips her with all the communication skills required to deal with a diverse set of businesses in vast locations.

STELLA WENG

ACCOUNTANT
M. Prof Accounting

Stella’s responsibilities span all forms of compliance work from preparation of financial statements to tax returns and BAS preparation. Her thirst for knowledge drives her to take on challenges outside her professional qualifications and she enjoys doing the “leg work” to save clients time and money.

ANNA TONG

ACCOUNTANT

Anna joined Agilis in 2017 with over 2 years experience in both accounting and law practices across Brisbane.

As a forward thinker with great attention to detail, she ensures that her clients receive a great outcome on all matters. Since joining the firm, Anna has taken on responsibilities across a wide range of clients focusing on individual returns and other complex tax matters which will enable her to grow with Agilis and her increasing client base.

ASHWIN KUMAR

ACCOUNTANT

Ashwin joined Agilis in 2018 with 5 years experience in Banking and over 7 years experience in the management and Bookkeeping for a group of small businesses.

Diversity in the workplace and in the clientele was an attractive factor in working for Agilis. Since joining the firm, Ashwin has focussed primarily on Self Managed Super Funds and Income Tax Returns. This will go a long way in helping achieve his goals of learning and gaining skills in a variety of disciplines.

LACHLAN DAY

ACCOUNTANT

Lachlan joined Agilis in 2018 as part of the Graduate Accounting program and enjoys working within a collaborative team environment and having face to face time with clients. Using his experience with accounting software such as Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks Lachlan assists clients by providing them with the correct course of action for coding and accounting for different transactions.

KELVIN LEE

ACCOUNTANT

Kelvin joined Agilis in October 2018 with 2 years of business services experience. He enjoys helping small business clients to manage their tax affairs and assist in day to day business activities.  Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Adelaide and he is currently completing the CPA Australia professional program. Outside of the office, Kelvin has a strong interest in cooking and badminton.

KATHRYN COOLING

CLIENT SERVICES 

Kathryn commenced working at Agilis in 2019 and provides secretarial and client services support.

She has worked in admin and secretarial roles over the last 30 years.  She enjoys working in a team environment and providing friendly, helpful service to clients.

Kathryn’s hobbies include cooking, walking, skiing and sharing dinners with good friends.

CAMERON COOLING

BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Cameron practiced as a Solicitor for 35 years.  He was a partner of a firm which started as a local firm and grew to an international law firm.  Cameron retired from legal practice for a few years and then commenced working as a business consultant in 2018.

Cameron brings to Agilis his 35 years of experience in drafting and negotiating commercial and property related documents.  He specializes in drafting and advising on Shareholders Agreements, company related agreements such as Redemption of Shares and the sale of shares, Franchise Agreements and property related documents including commercial and retail Leases.

Outside of the office, Cameron enjoys 4 wheel driving and playing squash.

KIRAN SINGH

BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER & SMSF ADVISOR

Kiran enjoys the challenge of working with small business owners, investors and salaried employees to provide them with valuable tax and accounting advice, while ensuring their reporting obligations are met. He has developed a broad base of knowledge across different sectors over the past 11 years as a taxation accountant and SMSF adviser. Kiran worked in a top 20 accounting firm for 6 years before joining our team in April 2019. He graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Business in 2006 and is a qualified CPA and SMSF adviser.

Kiran enjoys spending time with his young family and the odd casual pickup game of basketball.

TANIA JAKOB

FRONT OFFICE

Tania relocated from the Gold Coast to Brisbane in October 2018 and started her employment with Agilis CA in November 2018 as our Front Desk Receptionist / Client Services Officer.

Tania brings with her a wealth of administration knowledge within the accounting industry as she has 10 years experience working in an accounting practice prior to commencing her employment at Agilis CA.

Her current role is to answer calls and assist client  redirect client queries to the appropriate accountant, book appointments, lodge all tax returns, accounts payable, and general administration duties for Agilis and the team.

This year, Tania will commence her studies to obtain a Diploma in Business Administration.

LAURA HEDGES

CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

Laura joined Agilis in early 2019 and is set to graduate from QUT with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accountancy in mid 2020. She has also studied a number of law subjects at QUT which has significantly helped her with her role in corporate compliance and ASIC services for our business clients. Laura also has a keen interest in her role in setting up structures and is enjoying her training in tax return preparation.

VINH NGUYEN

ACCOUNTANT

Vinh graduated from the University of Queensland (Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting) at the end of 2017.  Vinh has 18 months of experience in accounting and taxation advice. He is also currently studying to become a CA.

Apart from excelling in individual income tax returns, Vinh possesses good knowledge and experience in the trust, partnership and company tax affairs for small and medium businesses.

Away from work, Vinh loves to travel, gym and to spending time with family and friends.

NIFAL NAZIM

ACCOUNTANT
BCom (Accounting)

Nifal works with high net wealth individuals and small to medium businesses.  Nifal enjoys assisting clients to maximise their wealth while achieving business objectives.

She continues to hone her skills in the preparation of financial statements, using tax planning strategies to provide customised solutions for clients.

Her other areas of interest include Early Stage Innovation Companies and data analysis

BROOKE BERRY

FINANCIAL ADVISER

Brooke has worked alongside the AgilisCA team since mid-2016 delivering personal financial advice to many of our clients.

Brooke has 17 years’ experience in financial services and funds management.  Most of her career has been spent in the corporate sector with Colonial First State Investments distributing investments products and strategies to financial advisers throughout QLD. Brooke attributes her experience during the Global Financial Crisis as a career defining moment that fueled her passion for helping people better understand investment risk.

Possessing a sense of unwavering integrity in everything that she does fueled her to leave the corporate world and commence a career in financial advice that was 100% focused on delivering client centered outcomes.

Brooke currently manages $30 million is funds under advice, helping many of our SMSF trustees make better decisions around their investment strategies. Brooke also provides ongoing services to clients in the lead up to retirement maximizing their savings by utilizing tax effective strategies.

Brooke is passionate about helping clients feel empowered and in control of their financial life and clients know Brooke is always working in their best interest.

Brooke holds a Diploma in Financial Planning (Kaplan) and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance (QUT). She is now working on obtaining her Master of Financial Planning and CIMA certification.

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ROLAND NICHOLSON

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Roland joined the AgilisCA team in April 2019 with 13 years accounting experience.  He has a passion for helping clients of all sizes navigate through the complexities of the Australian tax system to achieve great outcomes.  Roland enjoys working with business owners and stakeholders at all levels to refine their structures, strategy, systems and processes with an aim to build long lasting relationships and facilitate continued growth for his clients.  Roland has worked with businesses from a wide range of industries including; retail, manufacturing, real estate, trade and professional services to name a few.  When not behind the desk, Roland enjoys spending time with his 3 children and following almost all sports.

TYLER WALLIS

CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

Tyler joined Agilis in 2019 commencing his Accounting, Bookkeeping and Leadership & Management studies. Tyler enjoys working in a team environment and developing strong client relationships.

Since joining Agilis Tyler has obtained certifications in relevant accounting software programmes such as Xero, QuickBooks and Class Super which are used by a large number of Agilis clients.

Tyler has outstanding IT skills and uses them to assist clients in the provision of Bookkeeping services and Tax Return preparation, while also managing the Agilis social media platforms.

DAPHNE CHENG

Daphne is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting at UQ. Daphne has a passion for assisting team members and helping clients achieve the best tax outcomes possible.  Daphne enjoys working on a range of projects including annual compliance, tax planning and software implementation/refinement.  Outside the office Daphne enjoys baking various sweets and reading.

WE’RE RECRUITING
“Agilis is a firm that genuinely works for the betterment of clients and provides recognition to its employees when they work hard. Working with Agilis also means more diverse job experiences, challenging opportunities and responsibilities, a high level of team spirit towards achieving goals, good cooperation between management and fellow staff members, and on-the-job training”
NISHAN FERNANDO • INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTANT