Our Team

Jeff Bell <small>Accountant & General Manager</small>

Jeff Bell Accountant & General Manager

B.Com CPA

Jeff manages the accounting division of Oracle Advisory Group, where his passion for small business and wealth creation show in his work every day. His background in audit, taxatio...Read More

Jeff Bell <small>Accountant & General Manager</small>

Jeff Bell Accountant & General Manager

B.Com CPA

Jeff manages the accounting division of Oracle Advisory Group, where his passion for small business and wealth creation show in his work every day. His background in audit, taxation and advisory services allow him to assist clients of all ages in reaching their financial targets.

Jeff’s prior experience working within Big Four accounting firms all the way through to Newcastle-based industrial has equipped him with the unique skills required to help manage your finances. Outside of the office, Jeff has a passion for the water and enjoys a social game of tennis (or two!).

Sally Berthelsen <small>SMSF Administrator</small>

Sally Berthelsen SMSF Administrator

BBus(BankingFinAcctg), GradDipCA

Sally has been working in the accounting industry since 2002. As a Chartered Accountant and SMSF Specialist, she enjoys helping clients navigate and understand the often complex SM...Read More

Sally Berthelsen <small>SMSF Administrator</small>

Sally Berthelsen SMSF Administrator

BBus(BankingFinAcctg), GradDipCA

Sally has been working in the accounting industry since 2002. As a Chartered Accountant and SMSF Specialist, she enjoys helping clients navigate and understand the often complex SMSF and tax rules so they can be confident of their compliance with the relevant legislation.

Michael O’Brien <small>Chartered Accountant</small>

Michael O’Brien Chartered Accountant

CA, B.Bus

The Principal of the Oracle Accounting Erina, Michael O’Brien, has been in public practice for over 40 years, with experience in both large and small accounting practices, as wel...Read More

Michael O’Brien <small>Chartered Accountant</small>

Michael O’Brien Chartered Accountant

CA, B.Bus

The Principal of the Oracle Accounting Erina, Michael O’Brien, has been in public practice for over 40 years, with experience in both large and small accounting practices, as well as a period spent as a financial controller in a commercial capacity.

Michael has significant experience advising clients on tax issues and has specialist skills for formulating strategies to develop a successful business. He holds a Bachelor of Business (UTS) and is a Chartered Accountant, TIA Chartered Tax Adviser and a registered Tax Agent.

Outside work, Michael enjoys spending time with his extended family.

Dona Pinkowski <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Dona Pinkowski Senior Accountant

BCom

Dona has over 30 years accounting experience working across all aspects of accounting.

She thrives on helping all her clients, giving advice and support so they can achieve the ...Read More

Dona Pinkowski <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Dona Pinkowski Senior Accountant

BCom

Dona has over 30 years accounting experience working across all aspects of accounting.

She thrives on helping all her clients, giving advice and support so they can achieve the best results and reach their business goals.

Outside the office, Dona splits her time between her family and her many craft hobbies.

Claire Hudson <small>Receptionist</small>

Claire Hudson Receptionist

Claire has been working in the Accounting industry for 16 years. She is the welcoming smile at Reception in the Erina Office and enjoys helping clients with all their queries.

S...Read More

Claire Hudson <small>Receptionist</small>

Claire Hudson Receptionist

Claire has been working in the Accounting industry for 16 years. She is the welcoming smile at Reception in the Erina Office and enjoys helping clients with all their queries.

She has extensive administrative experience and assists all the accountants, providing day to day support as required.

Outside of work, Claire loves camping with family and friends, walking her dog and chilling out with a glass of wine.

Kay Laws <small>Practice Manager</small>

Kay Laws Practice Manager

Kay is a business and SMSF accountant at Oracle, with 11 years’ experience supporting local businesses in compliance, bookkeeping and tax.

She is a registered BAS Agent and as...Read More

Kay Laws <small>Practice Manager</small>

Kay Laws Practice Manager

Kay is a business and SMSF accountant at Oracle, with 11 years’ experience supporting local businesses in compliance, bookkeeping and tax.

She is a registered BAS Agent and assists many of our clients to improve their business processes and structures.

Outside of work, Kay loves to travel, 4WD and spend time with her friends by the water.

Rana Ashraf <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Rana Ashraf Senior Accountant

MPA

Rana has over 6 years experience in commercial & tax accounting.

Before moving to Newcastle, Rana was based in Adelaide where he managed a close-knit team of professionals.
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Rana Ashraf <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Rana Ashraf Senior Accountant

MPA

Rana has over 6 years experience in commercial & tax accounting.

Before moving to Newcastle, Rana was based in Adelaide where he managed a close-knit team of professionals.

Rana enjoys spending time with the family, cooking for his two children & wife and further studies.

Nicholas Economos <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Nicholas Economos Senior Accountant

B Com

Nicholas had worked for over 13 years in commercial accounting and another 9 years in taxation.

He enjoys helping all his clients, by giving advice and support so they can achie...Read More

Nicholas Economos <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Nicholas Economos Senior Accountant

B Com

Nicholas had worked for over 13 years in commercial accounting and another 9 years in taxation.

He enjoys helping all his clients, by giving advice and support so they can achieve the best results and reach their personal and business goals.

Away from work, Nicholas spends time with his family and his cat Daisy. He likes to go bushwalking, beach trekking, travelling overseas and selling Legos.

Siobhan Simpson <small>Accountant</small>

Siobhan Simpson Accountant

Siobhan is a personal tax guru at Oracle Accounting, and also assists Jeff to manage the day-to-day team operations.

Siobhan joined Oracle in 2021, and with her prior experience...Read More

Siobhan Simpson <small>Accountant</small>

Siobhan Simpson Accountant

Siobhan is a personal tax guru at Oracle Accounting, and also assists Jeff to manage the day-to-day team operations.

Siobhan joined Oracle in 2021, and with her prior experience in the mining industry, is acutely aware of the tax issues surrounding many local industries and businesses.

Outside of work, Siobhan has a keen interest in nutrition and health, paddle boarding and walking her Cavoodle, Yuri.

Warwick de Zwaan <small>Chartered Accountant</small>

Warwick de Zwaan Chartered Accountant

CA (B.Bus Acc. Fin)

The Principal of Oracle Accounting Gold Coast, Warwick de Zwaan, has been in public practice for over 15 years, with experience in Brisbane City, Gold Coast suburban practices, and...Read More

Warwick de Zwaan <small>Chartered Accountant</small>

Warwick de Zwaan Chartered Accountant

CA (B.Bus Acc. Fin)

The Principal of Oracle Accounting Gold Coast, Warwick de Zwaan, has been in public practice for over 15 years, with experience in Brisbane City, Gold Coast suburban practices, and two year’s in Bundaberg.

Warwick has vast experience advising clients on a variety of business and tax issues, and he also has a special interest in business structuring, asset protection, and Capital Gains Tax minimisation. He holds a double major Bachelor of Business from Griffith University in accounting and finance, and is a Chartered Accountant and registered Tax Agent.

Outside work, Warwick enjoys spending time with his family enjoying the Gold Coast and surrounds.

Shannon Crombie <small>Accountant</small>

Shannon Crombie Accountant

B.Com (Acc)

Shannon has been working on the Gold Coast as an Accountant since 2015.

She enjoys working with small family owned businesses, assisting them with their business and personal go...Read More

Shannon Crombie <small>Accountant</small>

Shannon Crombie Accountant

B.Com (Acc)

Shannon has been working on the Gold Coast as an Accountant since 2015.

She enjoys working with small family owned businesses, assisting them with their business and personal goals.

Shannon comes from a background in bookkeeping and the construction industry, which helps me offer a step by step approach to helping clients manage the everyday needs of their business all while preparing for the future.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her young family, drinking coffee, listening to music and relaxing watching a good movie.

Jason Chen <small>Accountant</small>

Jason Chen Accountant

CPA MPA

Jason is an Accountant at Oracle Accounting Gold Coast, he has been in public practice for over 10 years, with experience in Gold Coast suburban areas.

Jason a solid knowledge a...Read More

Jason Chen <small>Accountant</small>

Jason Chen Accountant

CPA MPA

Jason is an Accountant at Oracle Accounting Gold Coast, he has been in public practice for over 10 years, with experience in Gold Coast suburban areas.

Jason a solid knowledge and experience advising clients on a variety of business and tax issues, and he also has a special interest in property management.

He holds a Master Degree of Professional Accounting from Southern Cross University and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Outside work, Jason enjoys sports and spending time with family and friends at Gold Coast.

Carolin Christian <small>Bookkeeper</small>

Carolin Christian Bookkeeper

Carolin is a Oracle Bookkeeper, she has extensive experience working as a Bookkeeper for hospitality venues and running her own bookkeeping business.

She is also an expert payr...Read More

Carolin Christian <small>Bookkeeper</small>

Carolin Christian Bookkeeper

Carolin is a Oracle Bookkeeper, she has extensive experience working as a Bookkeeper for hospitality venues and running her own bookkeeping business.

She is also an expert payroll officer, where she enjoys working with clients to help them to obtain accurate and timely information to them and their accountant.

Outside of work, Carolin loves attending to her extensive gardens and watching beautiful sunsets on her farm.

Kelly Hall <small>Client Services Coordinator</small>

Kelly Hall Client Services Coordinator

Kelly has been working in Administration alongside Tax Agents and Accountants since in 2015.

She enjoys assisting clients with their wide variety of requests and thrives in the ...Read More

Kelly Hall <small>Client Services Coordinator</small>

Kelly Hall Client Services Coordinator

Kelly has been working in Administration alongside Tax Agents and Accountants since in 2015.

She enjoys assisting clients with their wide variety of requests and thrives in the fast paced working environment.

Dani Hallam <small>Receptionist / Administration</small>

Dani Hallam Receptionist / Administration

Dani started in the accounting and tax agent industry in 2021 after completing a Diploma in Accounting.

She is the friendly face at reception at the Gold Coast office providing ...Read More

Dani Hallam <small>Receptionist / Administration</small>

Dani Hallam Receptionist / Administration

Dani started in the accounting and tax agent industry in 2021 after completing a Diploma in Accounting.

She is the friendly face at reception at the Gold Coast office providing day to day support.

Dani's previous experience in administration and the knowledge built from studies, she supports clients with all their queries.

Graham Brown <small>Senior Accountant </small>

Graham Brown Senior Accountant

OAM, B. Fin. Admin, FCA

Graham consults with small and medium sized clients working from the Taree office. He assists clients with all aspects of their businesses, often meeting with clients in a board of...Read More

Graham Brown <small>Senior Accountant </small>

Graham Brown Senior Accountant

OAM, B. Fin. Admin, FCA

Graham consults with small and medium sized clients working from the Taree office. He assists clients with all aspects of their businesses, often meeting with clients in a board of director style meeting to keep the focus within the business.

He commenced work with a Big Four accounting firm which introduced him to problem solving in the corporate environment which he has transferred to his many small business clients.

Outside of work, Graham and his family spend time on their other business interests, holidaying with wife Ruth and socialising with friends.

Marika Hollingsworth <small>Certified Practising Accountant</small>

Marika Hollingsworth Certified Practising Accountant

BCom

Marika is a Certified Practising Accountant at Oracle Accounting Taree; she has been in public practice for over 30 years.

Marika’s background is in taxation & advisory se...Read More

Marika Hollingsworth <small>Certified Practising Accountant</small>

Marika Hollingsworth Certified Practising Accountant

BCom

Marika is a Certified Practising Accountant at Oracle Accounting Taree; she has been in public practice for over 30 years.

Marika’s background is in taxation & advisory services, she has vast experience in all aspects of business, investment entities and SMSFs. Marika enjoys working closely with clients to grow their businesses.

Outside of work, Marika enjoys spending time with family & friends, photography, travel and going on multiple day hikes.

Craig Rorison <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Craig Rorison Senior Accountant

BBus(Acc)

Craig has a diverse background working for small to medium accounting firms as well as in commercial businesses over several years. Craig has experience in assisting clients with t...Read More

Craig Rorison <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Craig Rorison Senior Accountant

BBus(Acc)

Craig has a diverse background working for small to medium accounting firms as well as in commercial businesses over several years. Craig has experience in assisting clients with tax and accounting issues, including for small business, investment clients and SMSF.

Outside of work, Craig loves the outdoors, enjoys walking, casual bike riding as well as catching up with family and friends.

David McKay <small>Senior Accountant</small>

David McKay Senior Accountant

BCom

David has worked for accountancy practices and commercial businesses since 1975 in Australia and overseas.

David has been working for the last 22 years in an accounting practice...Read More

David McKay <small>Senior Accountant</small>

David McKay Senior Accountant

BCom

David has worked for accountancy practices and commercial businesses since 1975 in Australia and overseas.

David has been working for the last 22 years in an accounting practice covering a broad range of clients in tax, accounting and SMSF services.

Lynette Bonner <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Lynette Bonner Senior Accountant

Lynette has over 40 years’ experience working in the accounting sector, and she has worked with a wide variety of business and SMSF clients for almost 30 years. She enjoys assist...Read More

Lynette Bonner <small>Senior Accountant</small>

Lynette Bonner Senior Accountant

Lynette has over 40 years’ experience working in the accounting sector, and she has worked with a wide variety of business and SMSF clients for almost 30 years. She enjoys assisting her clients with their various taxation and accounting needs.

Outside of work, Lynette loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys relaxing with a good book every chance she gets.

Ben De Somma <small>Accountant</small>

Ben De Somma Accountant

BBus

Ben is an Accountant at Oracle Accounting Taree; he has been in public practice for over 10 years.

Ben has experience advising clients on a variety of business and tax issues.
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Ben De Somma <small>Accountant</small>

Ben De Somma Accountant

BBus

Ben is an Accountant at Oracle Accounting Taree; he has been in public practice for over 10 years.

Ben has experience advising clients on a variety of business and tax issues.

Outside work, Ben enjoys sports and spending time with family and friends.

Kristie Hodge <small>Chartered Accountant</small>

Kristie Hodge Chartered Accountant

B. Bus GradDipCA

Kristie started in the accounting industry in 2007, becoming a Chartered Accountant in 2015 and she also added SMSF Specialisation in 2020.

She has a passion for Self-Managed Su...Read More

Kristie Hodge <small>Chartered Accountant</small>

Kristie Hodge Chartered Accountant

B. Bus GradDipCA

Kristie started in the accounting industry in 2007, becoming a Chartered Accountant in 2015 and she also added SMSF Specialisation in 2020.

She has a passion for Self-Managed Super Fund administration and end of year processing. She enjoys all things tax from small business right through to large groups.

Outside of the work, Kristie spends her time caravanning and enjoying the time with her family.

Tegan Wenham <small>Receptionist/Trainee Accountant</small>

Tegan Wenham Receptionist/Trainee Accountant

Tegan started in the accounting industry in 2013, as a trainee receptionist making her transition to trainee accountant in 2016.

Tegan is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Acc...Read More

Tegan Wenham <small>Receptionist/Trainee Accountant</small>

Tegan Wenham Receptionist/Trainee Accountant

Tegan started in the accounting industry in 2013, as a trainee receptionist making her transition to trainee accountant in 2016.

Tegan is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Accounting through Charles Sturt University.

Melissa Willett <small>Administrative Assistant</small>

Melissa Willett Administrative Assistant

Melissa is the Oracle Administrative Assistant, and she is the smiling face that will greet you when you arrive at the Taree Office.

Melissa started in the accounting and tax ag...Read More

Melissa Willett <small>Administrative Assistant</small>

Melissa Willett Administrative Assistant

Melissa is the Oracle Administrative Assistant, and she is the smiling face that will greet you when you arrive at the Taree Office.

Melissa started in the accounting and tax agent industry in 2019, assisting with the administrative tasks after a long career in Pharmacy management.

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