The Slate Team

Michael Kent

Michael is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Law and Commerce. He has worked in mining, banking, government, management consulting and entrepreneurial ventures. He is a MYOB Certified Consultant and a Xero Certified advisor.

Dorsa Seyedan

Dorsa, a registered BAS agent and Xero Certified Adviser, brings her accounting, client relations and administration experience from several industries to the team. She is currently undertaking the CPA program, holds a Masters of Professional Accounting and Masters of Business along with a Bachelor of French Language Translation.

Maurice Gartland

Maurice is a CPA with over 20 years’ experience in the preparation and analysis of budgets, management and statutory financial reports for small and large organisations. He started his career with the ATO, then held various finance and tax roles with Telstra. More recently he worked as the CFO and COO of the Australian subsidiary of a large multinational FMCG company.

Jacquie Schultz

Jacquie draws on her vast experience and qualifications to provide support to different size businesses. Jacquie is an Associate Member of CPA Australia, with over 20 years' accounting experience, working both locally and internationally in South Africa, Germany and London. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting-Science along with a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.

Before moving to Australia, Jacquie established and ran a bookkeeping firm in South Africa, providing accounting, taxation and business services to small to medium sized businesses for almost 10 years.

Suman Jakhar

Operations Manager

Suman is an experienced general and operations manager having held roles in HR, Sales and Operations. Most recently she was an Operations Manager for Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd, an Indian financial services company with revenues of almost $10bn. Suman is Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified, has an MBA from one of India's leading business schools (majoring in marketing and HR) and a Bachelor of Science (Biology). She has spent much of her career in Delhi and Mumbai but now enjoys a slightly quieter life in Jaipur.

Suzie Kent

Suzie is completing her Masters in Accounting and has a Bachelor of Film and Television. She has worked in IT, professional services, health and the arts. She is an expert in Excel, MYOB and is a Xero Certified advisor and Xero payroll expert.

Chandani Wanasundera

Chandani holds a Bachelor in Finance Degree (Hons) and she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. She is soon to complete her Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and has work experience in investment banking, stockbroking and facilities management. Chandani is proficient with Xero and MYOB and a very experienced Excel analyst and modeller.

Ana Vargas

Ana is a Registered BAS Agent who holds a Bachelor of Accounting, an Advance Degree in Finance and Investment and a Diploma of Accounting. She has worked in auditing, accounting, insurance and aged care and is experienced in MYOB and Xero.

Kellie Anthony

Kellie has worked in accounts within various commercial businesses and community groups. She is an Associate Member of CPA of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Business (Management Information Systems).

Prash Latchan

Prash is a Chartered Accountant who came to Slate after working for Ernst & Young as a Senior Accountant for several years. Her career has included roles in the accounting and banking sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.

Paul Kirby

Paul brings over 30 years’ experience in accounting and bookkeeping from a variety of different industries. He holds a Diploma of Business Studies and was a CPA for 35 years. Paul is proficient with a range of software including Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks and many of the larger ERP packages. His experience allows him to help Slate’s clients and our team with more complex reporting, analysis and accounting challenges.

Gill Highnam

Gill has a Bachelor of Science majoring in mathematics and started her career in finance for the East Sussex County Council in the UK. She has a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting and is an expert user of MYOB and Xero having provided bookkeeping services for a range of businesses in manufacturing, education, financial services, not-for-profit, event management, import and retail.

Pam Rothschild

Pam brings over 25 years of experience in HR, payroll and accounts management. She has worked in manufacturing, health and field services on a wide range of systems including Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks, Jcurve and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. She started her career in South Africa and moved to Melbourne in 2001 where she completed an advanced diploma in Bookkeeping at Swinburne University.

Hardik Lashkari

Hardik was our first employee in the Jaipur office. He studied accounting (B.Com) at the University of Rajasthan and completed a 3 year articleship at one of Jaipur's top accounting firms, focusing on internal audit and indirect and income tax matters. More recently he was the in-house accountant for a leading Rajasthani manufacturer and wholesaler of gems and jewellery.

Eloisa Aranjuez

Eloisa is a registered BAS agent with a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting. She has experience across many different software packages and industries having worked as a bookkeeper in practice before joining Slate. Eloisa has an arts degree in psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Education) and started her career in child care management.

Chandni Bhasin

Chandni has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant who has been working in various accounting roles since 2007. She has plenty of audit and tax experience as well as general bookkeeping experience for a number of medium sized Indian businesses. More recently she was the in-house accountant for a US hedge fund.

Tommy Pham

Tommy is our intern, saving the day for us each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. He has a double degree in Accounting / Finance and Banking from Thang Long University, Vietnam and is currently studying a Masters in Professional Accounting at La Trobe University. Most recently he was the Financial Controller of Saint Honore, a French owned group of eight restaurants, patisseries and delis in Vietnam.

Sherine Raphael

Sherine started her career as a company accountant in Singapore, then worked as a tax accountant for various firms in Australia before focusing on bookkeeping over the last five years. She has a Diploma in Economics and a Bachelor of Science (Banking and Finance) both from the University of London (Singapore) and a Masters in Professional Accounting.

Mishael Figueira

Mishael started her career in IT support, training and project management. She completed a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and now has over 10 years' experience as a bookkeeper working for a range of small and medium sized businesses. Mishael loves singing almost as much as accounting and has a Bachelor of Arts in music.

Rizwan Ahmed

Rizwan has a commerce degree, majoring in accounting, from the University of Rajasthan. He worked as an assistant accountant in a chartered accounting firm in Jaipur, before heading to Australia to earn his Masters in Professional Accounting. Rizwan gained valuable insights into the local business environment working continuously while in Australia to support himself and his studies. He was the accountant for The Cheesecake Shop and held other jobs in retail, security, healthcare and transport.

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