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Team Wayne

There's no stopping Wayne and his team, going the extra mile for their clients is second nature to them.

Wayne has been in the industry for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge across a range of industries that he passes onto his team so no matter who's looking after you...they've got it covered.

Wayne James  |  director

Wayne has been working with clients in a wide range of industries for more than 20 years. His family have owned and operated a number of small businesses, from hotels to concrete trucks.

As a result of literally growing up in the small business environment, he is very aware of the highs and lows of being a business owner. Wayne loves working with small businesses to identify their goals, then executing plans to achieve them successfully.  

Katrina Ryan  |  accountant

Katrina has a background in commercial accounting and been in practice accounting for over 10 years. She has been working with Wayne since 2009 and has formed some great relationships with her clients.

It is her belief that it is important to understand your business to be able to work with you. She has worked alongside and assisted small to medium sized businesses over the years and can understand the requirements needed to ensure solid guidance.

Joanne Galea  |  accountant

Joanne is a CPA with over 13 years’ experience in public practice assisting in a diverse portfolio of clientele.  She has experience with predominately small to medium business’s ranging in areas from primary production, retail, construction and property development.

Joanne holds a dual degree of Bachelor of Business (Accounting) / Bachelor of Information Systems and became member of CPA Australia in 2008.  She enjoys supporting clients with their accounting needs and seeing them succeed in their businesses.

Jessica Dowden  |  accountant

Jessica has 6 years’ experience in the team and holds a bachelor of accounting. Jessica has no problems assisting with any queries relating to tax, financials, activity statements and everything in between and if on the off chance she doesn’t know the answer to your query, she will find out!

Jessica is extremely capable in areas relating to MYOB, Quickbooks and XERO and will help you in any way she can.

Amie Gibbins  |  accountant

Amie has recently completed her dual-degree in Accounting and Human Resource Management at CQ University, and has commenced CPA studies.

Amie's role at NEXT Accounting involves Taxation, BAS’s and helping clients with their software, including MYOB, Quickbooks and Xero.

Carly Fair  |   accountant

Carly is currently working full time as a trainee accountant and is studying for her Bachelor of Accountancy.  She has adapted to the working lifestyle of full time employment whilst studying and has loved every step of the way.

Brittney Tortora  |  admin assistant

Brittney is responsible for the administration and works for Wayne as a secretary organising the back office. Enquiries such as obtaining copies of information, how much do you owe the ATO, making arrangements in relation to invoices rendered by us, payment arrangements with the ATO should all be directed to Brittney.

At NEXT Accounting...we come to you!

We are a fully mobile business... that's right, we can come to you! Our staff can work from anywhere including your business premises.

By doing this, we hope to achieve better results for our clients and more timely and useful information. We want our clients to see us as often as possible.
This means more opportunities to ask questions, more opportunities to provide advice and more opportunities to make a difference and take your business to the next level.