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  31ST OCTOBER DEADLINE

2018 income tax returns are due for lodgement before 31st October 2018, unless you have a tax agent appointed before this date. Penalties may be imposed for late lodgement of returns.

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Staff Profiles

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.
 

 

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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 Rice Growers Ltd. With in-depth knowledge of commercial computer systems Malcolm has become an industry leader in this field.

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Trent Rosato

Trent is a Chartered Accountant with over 16 years of tax and accounting experience in Sydney and Griffith. Trent provides business advice on taxation and commercial matters for all small, medium and large entities including nation and international companies and high net worth individuals. Trent enjoys working on a diverse range of small to large clients in a dynamic team for a firm that has relished 20 years of continual success and growth.

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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.

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Simon Dickie
At Roy Spagnolo & Associates, 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 and Business (Accounting) and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). 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"

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Nick Brown
Nick has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and is a Certified Practising Accountant with over 10 years of experience in both public practise and commerce. Having previously worked in various financial management roles within public service in Canberra, Nick brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

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Carolyn Dossetor
Carolyn is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration and has over 30 years' experience in public practice. Carolyn services a diverse client base and has a particular focus of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

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Tony Staltare
Since joining the team in 2010, Tony has handled a variety of client work including the preparation of business activity statements, financial reporting and Income Tax Returns. Tony has over 10 years' experience in commercial, taxation and superannuation accounting and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/IT).

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Matthew Cassone
Matthew has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is currently studying to be a Chartered Accountant. Matthew commenced with the firm in 2008 and continues to grow in knowledge and experience.

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Leonie Jolly 
Leonie is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years of extensive tax, advisory and accounting experience. She commenced her accounting career with E/G Care & Co in 1968. Leonie has a particular focus of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and estate planning but also provides business advice on all taxation and commercial matters for a broad range of industries. Leonie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and invaluable experience.

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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 operation in a range of industries. Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and registered ASIC Self Manager 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.

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Deanne De Marco
Deanne has been a part of the Roy Spagnolo & Associates team since the doors opened in 1997. Mostly Deanne fills an administrative role, managing the internal running of the office and human resources but she also sees 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.

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Irma Soliani
Irma has been with Roy Spagnolo & Associates since 2007 and has assisted the team in many taxation and financial reporting areas. Irma has previous experience in Hospitality and Real Estate industries and has recently completed a Diploma in Accounting. Irma has extensive knowledge of MYOB and provides support to a range of clients.

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Peter Schirripa
Peter has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and has over 5 years' experience in the accounting industry. Peter joined the team in 2014 and has recently become a Chartered Accountant. Peter is experienced with Centrelink matters and enjoys working with clients to meet their needs.

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Whitney Harrington
Whitney is a Business Service Manager and has been with the firm since 2008. Whitney has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA). Whitney specialises in taxation, financial accounting, and GST and assists clients with bookkeeping enquiries. Whitney is also a Xero certified and a Justice of the Peace. At Roy Spagnolo & Associates, Whitney enjoys the diversification of clients and working with great people.

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Jan Siviour
Having worked in the Accountancy industry for over 30 years looking after Company Secretarial matters, Jan's experience is an invaluable asset to the firm. Jan is responsible for all company secretarial and statutory requirements under the Corporations Law and Land Tax.

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Lisa Spagnolo
Lisa is the other half to Roy Spagnolo and has over the years provided invaluable support to the success of Roy Spagnolo & Associates and the office staff. Lisa manages the daily running of the office and brings to the firm exceptional professionalism and quality delivery of a variety of administrative services. Lisa has had over 30 years of experience within the accountancy industry in administrative and company secretarial roles and enjoys working with the supportive team.

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Kacie Tagliapietra
Kacie is the Debtors Manager and client services coordinator at Roy Spagnolo & Associates and has over 16 years' experience in various administrative roles in accounting firms. Kacie is a valued member of the team and is excellent at looking after all aspects of our office and clients requirements.

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Gianna Ziliotto
Having been a receptionist at Roy Spagnolo & Associates for close to 10 years, Gianna knows and understands the needs for each client. Gianna has been in the accounting industry for many years and has in-depth experience in administration and adds a personal touch to those she comes in contact with.

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Maree Musitano
Maree commenced with Roy Spagnolo & Associates in 2008 and is a receptionist. Maree has had previous experience in customer service having owned and worked in a retail store. Maree loves greeting the firm's clients with her warm personality at the front desk making everyone feel welcome.

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Lynette Blake
Lyn has worked in the financial industry since 1976 and assists the team with the preparation of Business Activity Statements, Financial Accounts and Income Tax Returns.

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Stephanie Poli
Stephanie commenced in 2009 is an Administration Assistant and provides support to reception staff as well as professional staff.

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