Meet our highly specialised and friendly team

BELINDA TONNA

Managing Director / Tax Accountant

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SIARN CHAPMAN

Customer Relationship Manager

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SCOTT HIGGINS

Accountant \ Trainee

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KATH KENDALL

Bookkeeping / Payroll

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BRIGITTE CHELIN

Office Administration / Bookkeeping

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MARIE KIRKMAN

Accountant

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BELINDA TONNA

MANAGING DIRECTOR / TAX AGENT ACCOUNTANT

Qualifications: Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Bachelor of Commerce, NTAA Member, Justice of the Peace NSW (JP).

Experience: Worked in Commercial roles until 1995 then moved to Accounting & Tax Practice in 1998. Member of CPA since 2004. Been at the current firm since 2002 and became a partner in 2012. Wide exposure to various industries.

What I enjoy most about my role: Always loved numbers! It is a great feeling seeing clients succeed and you were there every step of the way - tax strategies, forecasting, budgeting, cost-cutting.

I am currently working on: Professional Development is a high priority - regularly attend NTAA, CPA or other seminars, reading tax updates or researching.

SIARN CHAPMAN

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Experience: I have a diverse background, specialising at the forefront of businesses and dealing with clients regularly.  I've worked in law firms and real estate agents, recently making the transition into Accounting.

What I enjoy most about accounting: The favourite part of my job is doing Income Tax Returns – it's always nice to see someone get a refund.

What I enjoy most about my role: We have a great team of staff so it's always fun working with them and l love meeting new clients, putting a face to a name.

I am currently working on: Studying social media marketing, posting more to our Higgins Tonna Facebook & Instagram pages. So, look out for some posts in future!

SCOTT HIGGINS

ACCOUNTANT

Qualifications: Diploma in Business.

Experience: I have been working as a Trainee Accountant for 2.5 years.

What I enjoy most about accounting: Coming across obscure problems and working out the best and most efficient solution for the client.

What I enjoy most about my role: The responsibilities and sense of fulfilment when a job has been done right.

I am currently studying: Bachelor of Accounting, majoring in Taxation.

KATH KENDALL

BOOKKEEPING / PAYROLL

Qualifications: Diploma in Accounting, Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management), Advanced MYOB & Payroll.

Experience: Working as a bookkeeper and processing payroll since 2009, previously managing retail, sales and hospitality.

What I enjoy most about accounting: I love the feeling of helping a business get all their accounts in order and knowing they can concentrate on running their business whilst I look after their books.

Something you don't know about me: I love to take my children camping and on holidays as much as possible.

I am currently interested in: Essential oils and natural living.

BRIGITTE CHELIN

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION / BOOKKEEPING

Qualifications: Office Administration and Bookkeeping.

Experience: I have been working at Higgins Tonna & Co since October 2011.

What I enjoy most about my role: I enjoy the variety of responsibilities, no two days are the same. As an admin, we are at the centre of the action and then my bookkeeping role can be exciting and also challenging sometimes!

What I enjoy most about working with our clients: Part of my job satisfaction is helping clients. Our clients are from different working industries from which we learn a lot every day in terms of taxation.

MARIE KIRKMAN

ACCOUNTANT

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business, Chartered Accountant (CA), Justice of the Peace NSW (JP).

Experience: Small business accounting and tax.