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We are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients. This way we can understand your unique situation and customise the assistance we provide to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the hardworking nature of our staff, and the exceptional service we offer.

Our enthusiasm for our work means you are provided with a friendly team of professionals who are eager to use their expertise to help you succeed. 

Aaron, David and John travel to all three of our offices to see clients.  Please click on the links below if you would like to request an appointment with any of our staff.



Aaron Besley - Partner – Business Services 

Aaron started his accounting career in 2009 after studying at University of Western Sydney in Campbelltown. Before Aaron put his study into practice, he worked extensively in hospitality with a career at Intercontinental Hotels Group in all areas of hotel management. During his first role in Public Practice he was admitted as a Chartered Accountant and has a passion for assisting clients in understanding tax obligations as well as helping businesses grow.

 As a result of starting his career in hospitality customer service is an integral ingredient in Aaron's approach to communicating with clients and he will spend the time to build long lasting relationships that will continue many years into the future.

 Aaron also has a passion for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and specialises in assisting small to medium-sized businesses.

 In his spare time Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, friends, as well as playing golf and tennis.  He enjoys watching sci-fi TV series and tennis.

 



David Rundle - Partner – Financial Planning

David has in excess of 15 years extensive experience in accounting and financial planning including several years with an international accounting firm and as financial controller for a public company.

David has considerable experience in financial planning and investment advice having established a large and successful financial planning business. David is a Financial Planning Specialist (FPS) through the Australian Society of CPA He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with the Financial Planning Association of Australia. David provides specialist advice in:

  • Financial Planning and Investment;
  • Superannuation and Retirement planning;
  • Income taxation planning & research;
  • Business Planning and Accounting.

In his spare time David enjoys spending time with his family, he also coaches Little Athletics.  He is the no 1 fan of The Church Band and loves watching movies.

 



John Rapson - Partner - Business Services

John started his accounting career in 1999 after studying at Southern Cross University at Coffs Harbour. Before John put his study into practice, he managed both a successful Hotel in Coffs Harbour and a family farm at Vacy.

This prior experience in small business has enabled John to bring a unique insight into his accounting career. When giving business advice, he can draw on knowledge developed not only from his accounting career, but also knowledge gained in managing successful business in two completely different and competitive fields.

Customer service is also an integral ingredient in John establishing an ever increasing client base, with clients from a diverse range business, including hospitality (clubs, pubs & cafes), farming, telecommunication, construction and the motor vehicle industry, just to name a few.

John also deals with a number of Self Managed Superannuation Funds, offering full administration and compliance service, whilst working closely with our financial planning specialist, David Rundle.  John is also a Justice of the Peace.

In his spare time John enjoys spending time with his family, BBQs and a XXXX with friends, and eating minties.  He enjoys watching Underbelly and supports the Newcastle Knights.


  
Greg Lawrence - Consultant 


Greg's career as an accountant commenced in 1980 as a trainee with Price Waterhouse in Newcastle where he completed his degree and was admitted as a Chartered Accountant. He left the company in 1990 to begin his own practice in partnership with another accountant. After further experience with a large legal practice, Greg has re-established himself as a practising accountant with David Rundle. 

In his career, he has specialised in assisting small to medium-sized businesses. Greg is a fellow of the Taxation Institute in Australia, a registered tax agent and Justice of the Peace.  

In his spare time Greg enjoys spending time with his family and swimming .  He likes listening to Radiohead, Bridezilla and Grinderman, and watching That 70s show and his favourite movie is Pulp Fiction.  Greg also supports the Sydney Swans.

 

Our Team

  Carrington Office   Maitland Office    Dungog Office  
 
David Rundle
 BComm CFP CPA(FPS)
Partner


 
Aaron Besley
BComm CA
Partner                                                                  

 

John Rapson
Advanced Dip (Acct)
Dip FS(FP) NTAA

Partner


 

   
Alicia Cooper
 BComm CA
Business Services Manager
           
 

 
Greg Lawrence 
BComm  CA

Consultant
           
 

    


Melissa Porter
BComm 
Accountant
 
Michaela Salisbury
 BBus
Accountant
           
 

   
 
David McKinnon
Trainee Accountant
 

Rae Boyd-McInnes
BComm

Accountant
           
 

   
 
Aleah Sullings
Office Administration 
  
Chris Luphahla
BComm

Accountant
     
 
Kristen Ryner
Receptionist
    
Tabatha Beisler
Trainee Accountant