Meet our professionals
With many years’ experience in advising individuals and businesses in maximising business profits with a minimum exposure to taxation, I have a small base of long term clients who appreciate the results. The fun part is planning the types of structures that are legitimately available to business owners and working with them and seeing them enjoy the results. At Code One, we take pride in providing a personalised experience that leads to profit improvement. We aim to take the confusion and stress out of your finances while providing exceptional business advice. We realise no two people are the same, with their own unique needs and challenges, so we tailor our advice accordingly and will work with you for the very best results. Code One Accountants Perth responds to the ever-changing environment of financial and business services. Not content with simply filing your taxes, we offer a complete package to meet all of your financial and business needs. By doing so, we aim to substantially minimise your workload while helping maximise your profit.
Director – Business Advisory & Tax
Laurie is a Chartered Accountant of 25 years standing. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and recently completed a Diploma of Financial Planning. He is a Registered Tax Agent. Why you do the work to which you have dedicated yourself? For Laurie, an interesting life is about relationships and challenges. In this new world of technology and digital disruption, businesses risk becoming redundant overnight if they miss the quantum shifts that are occurring. These shifts also present massive opportunities for agile businesses to stride ahead of their competition. Laurie’s passion is to work strategically with his clients to avoid the “Kodak Road” and ensure they are the predator, not the prey. Personal Interests Laurie is a competitive and successful offshore and regatta sailor out of Fremantle Sailing Club. He also enjoys socialising with friends and family, music and learning about new things. Work Life A farmer’s son from Doodlakine in the WA Wheatbelt, Laurie learnt the tax game working for the Australian Taxation Office in Perth. He was recruited by Ernst & Whinney (now EY) in 1986, where he expanded his tax and business consulting skills and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. After eight years at the big end of town, Laurie purchased a small practice in Kalamunda, which he developed into a well-regarded business helping SME owners by providing proactive tax, accounting and business advisory services. In 2006, Laurie sold his accounting practice in a management buy-out to pursue his external business interests. After managing businesses and working as a financial controller in the agricultural, marine and automotive industries, Laurie brought his enhanced commercial skills back to public practice, joining Code One in 2014. He has been something of an agent of change in the practice, leading the transition to cloud-based technologies and helping to add the extra services that improve our clients’ businesses. Laurie is happily married to Madeleine and has three adult children. He is passionate about working with clients to make their lives better, by making their businesses more efficient, manageable and profitable. He loves innovative technologies – and sailing.
Director – Business Advisory & Tax
I worked in the family’s accounting and tax practice prior joining Code One in 2003. I also worked in London for a few years. Study Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Commerce, CPA. Partial completion of Diploma in Financial Planning Why Accounting I take great personal satisfaction in seeing clients achieve business and financial success. I feel their success, is my success. Personal Interests I am really interested in horse racing and have a financial interest in horses via a syndicate. I like to share a few tips with the office, sometimes with great results. I try to keep fit with a daily run or swim at the local pool. I love to travel both domestically and internationally. I like to dine out and try new things. Life is too short for bad wine is a personal motto!
Tax & Corporate Services
Five years in public practice where I qualified as a Chartered Accountant, followed by 10 years in a variety of roles in commerce across a wide range of industries. Study Bachelor of Commerce, CA Program, Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning Why Accounting I enjoy working with clients to get them the best possible result or outcome. Personal Interests Spending time with my children and indulging their every whim!
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), progressing through CPA & also a partial completion of Bachelor of Science (Computer Science). Work Life Dental Technician for 7 years to 2009, Code One since 2011. Why Accounting I enjoy problem solving and that this job puts you in contact with people from diverse industries. Personal Interests AFL (Collingwood!), Cricket & playing sports in general with my children. I also enjoy starting new DIY projects around the house and sometimes even finishing them.
Bachelor of Commerce Deakin University 2002, CPA 2007, Graduate Diploma of Taxation Curtin University 2016 Work Life Started my career at the Victorian Auditor General’s Office in 2003. I then moved across to public practice in 2004 in a large accounting firm in Geelong Victoria. After moving to Port Hedland WA in 2008, I joined BHP Billiton where I worked as a financial analyst at the Port Hedland site. I left there in 2009 to take extended maternity leave. I recommenced my career in 2015 with Quarles. Why Accounting Number have always made far more sense to me than words! Personal Interests Netball, reading and playing taxi driver for my 2 kids!
Valerie has over ten years of experience as a CPA, starting out in audit and progressing on to taxation. Valerie has been a Senior accountant with us for over 8 years. Work Life Valerie started with us in May 2012 after working with larger big city firms. Why Accounting I like picking up the pieces of the puzzle and putting them together for our clients. The team describes me as an absolute machine at punching out complex financial statements for our clients. I like to produce quality at velocity. Personal Interests Loves fashion, awesome shoes and looking after her two beautiful daughters. You might bump into Valerie with her husband in Singapore when they travel for work, family celebrations and holidays.
Client Relationship Manager
Margaret’s first foray into the workforce was with a large legal firm, followed by several years working as a PA for the Chairman of a group of mining companies. This was during the exiting 80’s. During this time she developed strong administrative and organisational skills which we, at Code One, now enjoy. After having a break from work and having a family, Margaret started her own secretarial and bookkeeping business, again the benefits of which we are benefitting. Why accounting Love the challenges of improving systems which result in a better experience for our clients. Personal Interests Margaret loves the company of her family, coffee with friends, reading and light exercise. Of course, travel is a high priority together with finding that balance of life and work.
In the UK, worked for a Law Costs Draftsman and then progressed to be PA to the Solicitor of a QANGO and stayed for five years. Following a break to have children, Beverley worked as an Administrator for a real estate firm before emigrating to Australia in 2006. Following a stint of four years for a real estate firm, Beverley joined Code One in 2011. Study Secretarial and Business Studies in the UK. Personal Interests Enjoys being in the company of good friends and watching her family grow and develop into useful humans. She has taken an active interest in yoga and learning the Tango.