Baskin Clarke first opened its doors in June 1985 and our first two clients are still with us. Since then, the team has grown from 2 to 27 people, who come from eleven different countries.
meet our key people
B.Com, CA, CTA
If you ask most of Clive’s clients, he isn’t just an accountant with years of experience – he’s a long-term adviser and friend. Clive has over 30 years of experience providing business and tax advice to a broad range of clients. The combination of his excellent technical knowledge, considerable experience and desire to always put the client first has resulted in Clive being regarded as a trusted adviser by his clients.
Clive’s clients include property investors and developers, medical specialists, large retail groups, information technology companies and start-up’s. For all of these, he invests real time into getting to know both the business and people.
Clive also provides mediation services for complex family law settlements.
Clive is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Tax Adviser, Registered Tax Agent and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.
Michael has over 30 years of experience with international tax planning and advisory services. He has also guided a variety of businesses from initial structuring through to exit strategies.
Michael genuinely cares about and is interested in each of his clients. He takes the time to understand and connect with them in a way that they feel really heard and supported. This together with his vast experience and expertise allows the client to obtain advice and support that will assist them in achieving their financial goals.
With his broad range of expertise Michael provides services to clients in the advertising, food and property industries. In addition, he provides advice to individuals, estate planning services as well as business and advisory services to investors.
Michael is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.
B.Ec, CA, CTA
Deb has over 30 years of experience in tax and advisory services and specialises in providing superannuation and SMSF advice. She heads up the firm’s superannuation team utilising her extensive knowledge, skills and experience in this area.
Deb has a caring, empathic approach to her interactions with others which allows her to develop trusting and supportive relationships with her clients. Her clients value her clear, succinct and practical advice.
Originally coming from KPMG, she also understands large clients with complex needs and her experience covers all areas of tax and advisory services to businesses, professionals, investors, retirees and trustees of SMSF’s.
Deb is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Tax Adviser, Registered Tax Agent and holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree.
Neville has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of taxation, business advisory services and complex business negotiations. He also has extensive experience auditing various different entities.
Neville has worked in both public as well as private companies as a financial director. This experience allows him to assist clients in a practical way to grow and manage their businesses.
Neville takes a personal interest in all his clients resulting in the development of strong client relationships.
Neville is a Chartered Accountant.
B.Bus.Sc. (Hons), M.A. Counselling/Psychotherapy, CA
Gavin has a broad range of experience working in both corporates and accounting practices over the past 18 years. This experience has enabled him to develop a wide and varied skill base. He has also developed his interpersonal skills through formal study and working in the areas of psychotherapy and coaching.
Gavin values listening to clients, giving them sound financial advice and appropriate holistic support. He has a particular interest in clients in the Wellness industry and those living a holistic lifestyle.
Gavin is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours), Masters of Counselling/Applied Psychotherapy and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He has also passed all three levels of the CFA Program.
Mia has worked in accounting and taxation for over 17 years. She commenced her career at PriceWaterhouse specialising in expat tax and high net worth individuals. The next 10 years were spent working in small boutique accounting firms ensuring personalised service for each client’s accounting and taxation needs.
Mia joined Baskin Clarke in 2014 where her focus is on small business, in particular the start-up process which involves hand-holding the clients through the initial stages of establishment. By assisting with regular cash flow and Profit & Loss analysis, Mia mentors business owners through their short and long term business goals.
Mia is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Accounting.
B.Bus, MTax, CA, CTA
Frances has been working at Baskin Clarke since June 2008. She has more than 12 years of experience in business services.
Frances has an exceptionally high level of professionalism and meeting her clients’ needs is her primary focus. Her excellent technical skills in taxation result from her keen interest in this area. This engenders great confidence in clients who seek a high degree of knowledge and reliability from their accountants. Frances also provides technical support in accounting applications to clients on request.
Frances is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Tax Adviser. She graduated with Distinction in her Bachelor Degree in Business where she majored in direct and sub-majored in indirect Australian taxation. She holds a Master Degree in Taxation and is currently studying for a Master Degree in International Taxation.
B.Com, B.Acc, CA
Since joining Baskin Clarke in 2001 with extensive professional and commercial accounting experience, Phillis has dealt with the accounting and taxation requirements of individuals, companies and trusts, drawing on her varied experience to provide quality assistance to clients across a broad range of industries and professions. With clients' interests at heart, she strives to assist them with whatever matters they come across. Over her years at Baskin Clarke Phillis has developed and maintained longstanding relationships with clients.
Another aspect of Phillis's role has been supervising and mentoring staff and participating in professional mentoring programmes.
Phillis is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting as well as a Bachelor of Accountancy.
CA SMSF Specialist, MAppTax, MProfAcct, B.Ec, CA
Christine has worked with clients for over 11 years on their taxation and retirement needs. She specialises in the advisory and administration areas of superannuation and SMSFs. Her extensive technical knowledge makes her an adept problem solver.
As a technical specialist, Christine is able to provide clients with a wide range of tailored strategies specific to SMSFs. She is also able to assist clients in understanding their SMSF compliance obligations, planning for retirement and in the winding up of their funds.
Christine is a Chartered Accountant and an accredited CA SMSF Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Applied Tax (specialising in Superannuation) and a Master of Professional Accounting.
B.Com, MTax, CA, CTA
Pauline joined Baskin Clarke in 2007 and has worked with clients for over 10 years on their accounting, taxation and retirement matters. She has a broad range of experience working with individuals, companies, trusts and SMSF.
Pauline relishes her role at Baskin Clarke that allows her to always put her client’s interest first. She has a passion for working closely with clients, providing quality advice and managing her client’s accounting and tax affairs so that they can have more personal time to enjoy the things that they love in life.
Pauline is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Tax Adviser and holds a Bachelor Commerce Degree, majoring in Accounting. She has also completed her Master Degree in Taxation and is currently undertaking law studies.
Corporate Affairs Manager
Robyn has worked for Baskin Clarke for approximately 28 years and has been attending to client corporate affairs since 1996.
Robyn has extensive knowledge and experience regarding the various ASIC requirements and is effective in resolving issues with ASIC. Her tasks include setting up companies, trusts and business names. She also maintains corporate and unit holder registers and processes company annual reviews.
Robyn has an excellent rapport with clients and prides herself in efficiently responding to and resolving client requests.
As the Office Manager Stuart ensures that the office runs smoothly so our partners and practitioners can focus on servicing our clients. Since joining Baskin Clarke in 2000, Stuart has been responsible for all the various office administration functions. He is also the ‘go to’ person for the team when issues arise – if he cannot fix a problem, he will find someone who can.
Stuart’s work experience has mostly been in small to medium sized companies and has generally involved accounting, payroll and office administration. He enjoys working with the team at Baskin Clarke and his interactions with clients.
Stuart has a Bachelor Degree in International Trade and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the United States
and the rest of the team
B.Com, B.Ec, M.Applied Tax, CA
Chin Sean Chidiac
B.Sc (IS), MProfAcct
Saw Gim Ong
Receptionist / Admin Assistant