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From 1 July 2019, businesses in the industry of read freight, information technology, security or surveillance need to report any payments made to contractors to the ATO. Please speak to your tax agent about keeping records of the payments made to contractors.

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Our Managers

        Roy Spagnolo

Roy is the Principal and founder of Roy Spagnolo & Associates and commenced his successful business in 1997. Roy is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants (FCA) and a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants (FCPA). Having over 30 years professional services experience in Griffith and Sydney, Roy continues to provide tailored services to domestic and international clients and he is a key advisor to many high net worth individuals. The driving factor to Roy's success is his passion and commitment to the accounting industry specialising in tax advisory for domestic and international businesses. Roy feels his greatest accomplishment to date is the effect he has on his staff's professional lives and seeing them to be very successful professionals in their own right.            

Malcolm Wilmot

Malcolm is a Senior Manager of Roy Spagnolo & Associates and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with over 25 years' experience in accounting and business management. Malcolm has direct experience in various industries spending over 17 years in professional roles with Bunge Flour Mills, Green Foods Ltd and Ricegrowers Ltd. With in-depth knowledge of commercial computer systems Malcolm has become an industry leader in this field. His devotion and commitment to the success of both staff and clients drives him to reach goals beyond all expectation.

  Trent Rosato

Trent is a Chartered Accountant with over 18 years of tax, accounting and business services experience in Sydney and Griffith. Trent combines sound business advice along with valuable service on all taxation and commercial matters for a large portfolio of small, medium and large entities including national and international companies and high net worth individuals. Trent thrives in team environments and therefore enjoys working alongside a dynamic team in a firm that has relished 20 years of continual success and growth. Trent's approachable nature along with his exceptional organisational skills are an asset to the firm and an inspiration to co-workers.

  Simon Dickie

As well as managing the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund division, Simon provides comprehensive taxation, accounting and business advisory to a diverse portfolio of clients. Simon has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Certified Practising Accountant. With over 15 years' professional experience in all areas of accounting, superannuation and taxation, Simon is best described as straight-talking, practical and focused on building strong relationships with clients. He possesses exceptional technical skills with an ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms. "I've loved my time with Roy Spagnolo & Associates thanks to the great team environment that Roy has created and the diversity of clients I get to work with on a daily basis".

  Mark Farronato

Mark is a manager with over 8 years of extensive tax and finance industry experience in Melbourne and Griffith. He provides a comprehensive array of Corporate, Business and Personal Taxation and Financial Reporting services to a diverse variety of clients operating in a range of industries. Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and registered ASIC Self Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor, he has completed a Bachelor of Business (Financial Management), Diploma in Financial Services, RG146 and is a Xero Certified Advisor. With a valuable combination of technical skills and charisma, Mark is a talented and likable advisor who enjoys helping his clients reach their full potential.

  Deanne De Marco

Deanne has been a part of the Roy Spagnolo & Associates team since the doors opened in 1997. Deanne's role in the firm is mostly in administration, managing the internal running of the office and human resources, but she also attends to the compliance and business needs of a few longstanding clients of her own. Having worked in the accounting industry for over 30 years Deanne is able to share her wealth of knowledge and experience with others.

  Philip Knight

Philip is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with over 35 years of extensive tax, advisory and accounting experience. Philip was previously a partner at Higgins Plos & Co and also Clare & Isles servicing a diverse client base. Philip provides business advice on taxation and commercial matters for a diverse range of industries with a particular focus on taxation and technology.

  Irma Soliani

Irma has been with Roy Spagnolo & Associates since 2007 after previously being employed in the Hospitality and Real Estate industries. Irma has completed her Diploma in Accounting and is a registered BAS Agent and Justice of the Peace. Specialising in Bookkeeping, Administration, Payroll, Activity Statements, Business and Taxation Accounting and with extensive knowledge of MYOB, Irma provides a wealth of knowledge and experience to both the Roy Spagnolo & Associates team and clients.

  Whitney Guglielmino           

Whitney began her career with Roy Spagnolo & Associates in 2008 and has since become a Chartered Accountant (CA) and completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). In 2015 Whitney's hard work and dedication was rewarded when she received the Young Business Executive Regional Award and went on to be a State Finalist at the NSW Business Awards. Specialising in Taxation, Financial Accounting and GST, Whitney is also Xero Certified, experienced in MYOB and a Justice of the Peace. Whitney's enthusiasm and approachable nature makes her a valued member of the Roy Spagnolo & Associates team providing support to both staff and clients.

     Matthew Cassone

Matthew commenced employment with Roy Spagnolo and Associates in 2008 as a Graduate Accountant on completion of his Bachelor of Business (Accounting/IT). Currently studying to be a Chartered Accountant, Matthew provides valuable support to the Roy Spagnolo & Associates team while continuing to expand his knowledge and experience. Matthew is also Xero certified with experience in MYOB, Phoenix & Quickbooks. With a focus on Financial Accounting, Income Tax and GST. Matthew offers our clients a wealth of knowledge, experience and valuable support.