KDC Accounting
Stephen Carroll

Stephen Carroll

Accountant

“You don’t have to understand tax. That’s my speciality. The only silly question is the one you don’t ask.”

 

Qualifications

Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia
Registered Tax Agent
Associate of the Institute of Public Accountants

 

Areas of expertise

I’m experienced in individual tax returns, rental properties, small businesses, deceased estates and BAS/IAS.

 

And outside work…

 

I love spending time playing golf, cooking, reading and travelling in Australia.

If I wasn’t an accountant and didn’t work at KDC, I’d be a professional wine taster or a golf pro.

Helen Casey (Leni)

Helen Casey (Leni)

‘When my clients are compliant, they can focus on growing their business.’

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Areas of expertise

It’s about compliance, compliance, compliance. I love having lots of numbers to play with.

Clients can be embarrassed and distressed about the ‘mess’ they think they’re in. I help sort everything out and put them on the right path. It’s a win for everyone.

And outside work…

I love to camp, read and spend time with my family, and in the garden.

Anwaar Ahmad

Anwaar Ahmad

Accountant

“I love to work with startups who have no idea about tax compliance. I always accept the challenge to make their financial presentation perfect.”

 

Qualifications

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Commerce

 

Areas of expertise

I’m experienced in taxation for individuals, small companies, trust and partnerships.

I like working with clients who wish to reduce their tax liability by applying best tax practices and meeting lodgement deadlines. I give them a step-by-step process to make this easy.

 

And outside work…

I love spending time with my family, watching cricket and cooking.

If I was not an accountant, I would be a running my own trading business.

Dion Nomchong

Dion Nomchong

Junior accountant and administration assistant

“Clients can get flustered when they’re concerned. It’s perfectly understandable. My job is to explain the relationship between the necessary data and the outcomes clients want.”

 

Qualifications

  • Cert 3 in Accounts Administration
  • Cert 4 in Accounting
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Currently studying a Bachelor of Accounting.

Areas of expertise

I’m going to be honest: I love 90% of what I do! The other 10% I end up laughing about the next day, and isn’t that just how it should be in your work?

I’m thirsty for knowledge and love challenging myself to learn something new each day.

Working at KDC Accounting gives me the opportunity to work and grow with a strong team of awesome accountants!

And outside work…

 I have a passion for motor vehicles and I love being outdoors as much as I can, I’ve always enjoyed camping and traveling.

If I was not an accountant and didnt work at KDC, I would be a fighter pilot.

Mal Selby

Mal Selby

Practice Manager

“If I haven’t heard it before, I’ve probably done it myself. I had to employ (and then marry) Kerri to keep my finances in order!”

 

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Previous Security Clearance NV1

 

Areas of expertise

My conscience drives my performance, along with my strong attention to detail. I’m a big believer in listening carefully to clients and finding feasible outcomes. My door is always open, and utmost professionalism is important to me. It’s something I expect from my team, and we get there with compassion and kindness. I encourage all the staff at KDC to be friendly and approachable — for each other and for the clients we serve.

I can’t say my career hasn’t been varied. It began at 19 in the gut house of an abattoir, then as DJ in a nightclub. I’ve been a call centre operator, GAS re-connector, security guard, bouncer, public servant, business owner and more. I’m still the owner of a nerf party business.

 

And outside work…

You’ll find me unwinding with a favourite movie (I rate Men in Black, Independence Day and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy). Next time you’re in, let’s compare notes on sci fi, horror, action, thriller and comedy.

If I didn’t work at KDC, maybe I’d be a parking inspector or speed camera operator. It’s more enjoyable all round if we meet at the accountant’s office!

Vanessa Lester

Vanessa Lester

‘I love cleaning up messes and improving processes. I’m always ready to help out.’

Qualifications

Bachelor of Accounting

Areas of expertise

I’ll always explain to clients how I’m improving their accounts. I’ll show them in a way that’s easy to understand, even if numbers aren’t their thing.

And outside work…

I love taekwondo, reading, cooking and baking and spending time with my boys, camping and going on walks.

Cheryl Waterman

Cheryl Waterman

Receptionist/Administration Officer

“Clients are sometimes embarrassed about the mess of their receipts, but that’s okay. We’re here to help and offer future solutions.”

 

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies 

 

Areas of expertise

I bring over 20 years of experience in accounting offices, working as a receptionist or a personal assistant to an accountant. My role is to keep the office running smoothly.

 

And outside work…

 I love bringing the family together for BBQs or roast dinners. I enjoy watching a good comedy or SciFi movie.

If I didn’t work at KDC, I’d be a travel guide and professional beach walker.