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Our Team

Our staff are your asset in achieving greater success and focus in your accounting requirements – happy staff lead to happy clients; challenged staff lead to rewarding conversations with our clients.

We have a combined knowledge and experience base of over 70 years in all aspects of accounting and administration for your business and personal needs. We are constantly kept up to date on all changes and legislation requirements so you are never without the right information or ability to make key decisions that will benefit your ongoing success.

Talk to us today and find the right person with all your solutions now.

Glenn Sharp

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Director
B.Com, CPA

With over 20 years Public Practice Experience, Glenn is a Director of Sharp Accounting.  Having completed his Bachelor of Commerce, Glenn worked at several accounting firms whilst also completing his CPA, including 5 years as a manager with a second tier firm.

A self confessed ‘cricket tragic’, Glenn is a keen cricketer for Golden Point Cricket Club, where he has served as treasurer since 2004. Glenn was admitted as a Life Member of the Golden Point Cricket Club in 2012 as recognition of his service to the club.

Community is a big part of Glenn’s life, featuring prominently over the years on several charitable boards, including Rotary Young Ambition.  He did a stint as treasurer and an overseas building project to East Timor in 2008 to build a community hall for the youth of Aileu, East Timor.

As a member of the Rotary community, Glenn has also recently taken on the role of Treasurer for the Ballarat Swap Meet for the 2012/13/14 Swap Meet Events.

Glenn loves spending some of his spare time travelling with his wife Sarah.  Together they have been to Vietnam, backpacked through Indonesia, explored the jungles of Borneo and relaxed in Bali on several occasions.  He supports his beloved Blues and loves a punt on the ponies, including a few he has had a part ownership share of over the years.

Ewen Fletcherstaff ewan fletcher large

Director
B.Com CA

Ewen has in excess of 10 years Public Practice Accounting experience and is a Director of Sharp Accounting. During this time Ewen gained the Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification to further add to his Bachelor of Commerce.

Having previously worked at a national mid tier accounting firm, Ewen has a wide variety of experience advising small to medium businesses (SME’S) on taxation, profit improvement, self managed superannuation funds (SMSF), cashflow monitoring, business purchases and business sale/owners retirement.

In particular Ewen is focused on assisting clients take a long term view to ensure that their business provides for their personal goals. This includes a focus on the initial business selection, business performance during the ownership period and planning for the eventual sale of the business and possible retirement of the client. This holistic approach leads to a better outcome for the client.

Ewen and his wife Lyndal have two young children, with weekends full of rewarding time spent with family and friends while fitting in the odd trip to see other parts of Australia

Racheal Brownstaff racheal brown

Senior Accountant
B.Com

Rachael completed a Bachelor of Commerce in 2002, majoring in accounting and took a position straight from university at HMG (now WHK) Accounting.  She joined Sharp Accounting in 2008.

Rachael has built experience in a number of areas including Taxation, GST, Superannuation and Capital Gains Tax.

Rachael is married with three young children.  Racheal’s husband helps to run a family business, so Racheal is very familiar with the responsibilities and demands of running a small business.

Samuel BirdSam Bird

Senior Accountant
B.Comm

Sam completed a Bachelor of Commerce (accounting) in 2003 at the University of Ballarat before accepting a position as a tax accountant in Mildura. Following a successful seven years in taxation and business consulting, he took over the role of senior accountant for a Mallee based Primary Health Care consortium.  In 2014 Sam returned to Ballarat and joined Sharp Accounting in 2016.

Sam has developed great expertise in accounting software packages and procedures, and brings with him a high level of understanding of a wide range of industries including construction, horticulture and primary health care. He has vast experience with taxation, interim reporting, budgeting and cashflow.  He also has specialist knowledge with fringe benefits and salary packaging, in particular with PBIs.

As a senior accountant for Sharp Accounting, Sam’s focus is on building client relationships and developing their business.  He has worked on all aspects of business including budgeting, standards compliance and accreditation, finance applications and has developed procedures and supporting documentation to assist with external audits.

Sam and his partner Catherine are Ballarat locals.  They keep active by frequenting the gym and walking their 2 dogs. He is an active volunteer firefighter at the historic Ballarat Fire Brigade.  Sam likes to involve himself in the Ballarat community and is often raising funds for local charities or participating in community events such as Run Ballarat and the 3BA toy run.

Vik SharmaVic

Senior Accountant
B.Comm, Masters of Accounting

Vik has been working in Public Practice since 2010 and has recently joined Sharp Accounting at the start of 2016. Having worked previously for two other practices he has gained significant experience in assisting small and medium sized businesses. He particularly specialises in areas of Goods and services tax, small business capital gains tax concessions and Fringe benefit tax.

Vik is married with two young children and apart from spending time with his kids he likes to keep fit and travel the world with his young family.

Jarrod MurphyJarrod

Accountant

Jarrod completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Ballarat majoring in accounting, and started his first job straight out of University in an accounting firm in Shepparton.

On returning to Ballarat he has worked in commercial accounting for 10 years building a knowledge in the manufacturing and retail industries. Jarrod has built experience in a number of areas, including Taxation, Financial Management and Accounting software packages
Since joining Sharp Accounting in 2015 Jarrod is currently enrolled the CPA program and is hopeful of successfully competing this higher qualification.

Jarrod is married with three young children (including twin girls) which helps keeps weekends very busy, and enjoys time catching up with friends with BBQ’S in the backyard whenever Ballarat’s weather permits.

Kate Geddesstaff kate geddes

Trainee Accountant

Kate started with Sharp Accounting in February 2007 and has progressed from administration to assisting with clients bookkeeping needs, completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and Income Tax Returns.

Kate is kept very busy with four young kids and in her spare time enjoys going to the gym.

Kate has experience in a number of areas such as Banklink, Xero, MYOB. Kate is currently completing Cert 4 in Accounting & Bookkeppeing

Deborah Darlowstaff deborah darlow

Practice Manager

After completing a Bachelor Degree in Engineering at Cambridge University, most of Deb’s career in the UK has been with one of the major UK Banks (Barclays), with a wealth of experience in Project and Operational management.

Deb joined Sharp Accounting in March 2011 as Practice Manager, and works closely with Glenn & Ewen to ensure the practice runs as smoothly as possible.  Deb’s highly organised and customer focused approach is set to support Sharp Accounting as it continues from strength to strength.

Deb moved to Ballarat from UK with her husband and two children in April 2010. Heavily involved in junior atheletics with her children, most of Deb's spare time is taken up with Ballarat Little Athletics and Ballarat Racewalking club, or travelling to athletics events around the state & nationally.

 

Krystal Blair

Receptionist/Administration

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