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Jon Griffin

B.Ec. CA

Director

Jon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is also a registered company auditor, a registered Tax Agent and a registered selfmanaged superannuation fund auditor. Jon’s focus is to work with clients so their business and personal wealth is maximised.

Specialising in:

  • Retailing
  • Small Business Consulting
  • Taxation Planning and Compliance
  • Building and Construction Services
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Auditing
  • Manufacturing
  • Importing and Wholesale

Suzanne Owen

B.Bus.(Acc) CPA Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

Suzanne started working with APL Financial in 1999 with 10 years commercial experience and is a Certified Practising Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the Tax and Accounting industry. Suzanne can assist with your business management and taxation needs. Suzanne oversees the Administration Section at APL Financial to ensure you receive the highest level of customer service at all times.

Rohan Creedon

B.Com, Dip FP, CFP

Senior Financial Planner

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University in 1982, Rohan worked for accounting firms including Duesburys where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He then worked in industry including 5 years as a Business Manager for a Private Hospital. In 2000 he decided to concentrate on financial planning and joined a practice specialising in self-managed superannuation funds while completing his Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University. In 2004 he purchased a Financial Planning business in Boronia and became an Authorised Representative of Count Wealth Accountants. He is a Certified Financial Planner, member of the SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia and a member of the Financial Planning Association. Rohan’s specialty areas include: wealth building and tax minimisation strategies, wealth protection, estate planning and self-managed superannuation fund investment advice.

Peter Koumakis

B.Sc, FIPA Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

Peter joined APL Financial in 2005 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) with over 15 years’ experience in Tax and Accounting. Peter specialises in Income Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax, GST, Accounting and Audit. Peter can assist with IT recommendations and solutions as he holds a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Accounting and Computer Science.

Kellie Martin

Dip. B.A

Client Services & Compliance Coordinator

Client Services & Compliance Coordinator. Kellie joined APL Financial in 2009 with over 10 years’ experience in financial administration, marketing and office management. Kellie is responsible for all Client Compliance work, the day-to-day management of our Trust account, and all marketing, website and business development.

Mary Jamero

Dip B.A.

Accounts Administrator

Mary has been with APL Financial for 6 years with over 10 years experience in book-keeping and office administration to assist with the day-to-day management of our accounts.

Steven Cork

CFP, MComm (Fin Plan, Econ, Fin) Financial Planner

Financial Planner

Steven is a Certified Financial Planner with a Masters of Commerce majoring in financial planning, economics and finance. Steven is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited and joined APL Financial Services in 2010. As a member of the Financial Planning Association, Steven provides holistic advice and continues to expand his knowledge and expertise. Steven enjoys being challenged with financial matters and helping people at all stages of life to achieve their goals.

Patricia Na

B.Bus (Acc) CPA

Senior Accountant

Pat completed her initial studies in 1994 and majored in Business Law and Banking Finance. As well as Pat’s broad knowledge on trusts, companies and partnerships she has specialists knowledge in all areas of self-managed superannuation.

Kathy Hall

Senior Accountant

Kathy completed her initial studies in 1975 while working with Charlwood Partners Chartered Accountants and became a registered tax agent in 1983. Kathy also worked in Coopers & Lybrand business advisory, corporate and personal taxation division for over 7 years.

When Russell Clear left Coopers & Lybrand to set Up Coventrees Chartered Accountants in 1993 Kathy followed. Kathy was an integral part of the Coventrees accounting practice for over 22 years. In July 2015 the Coventrees accounting practice was acquired by APL Financial Pty Ltd.

Meaghan Godfrey

B.Bus Accountant

Accountant

Meaghan has over 16 years’ experience in manufacturing and services industries in management accounting and financial accounting roles. Meaghan joined APL Financial in 2011 and assists clients in all areas of business with particular emphasis on cost accounting.

Belinda McNulty

Customer Service Officer – Financial Planning

Belinda has been with APL Financial Services for 12 years and has worked in the corporate environment for over 20 years. Belinda is trained to assist the financial planning team of the business and manages the team’s workflow commitments. Belinda is responsible for the day to day management of client’s portfolios and Centrelink issues.

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