Business Ascent

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Gavin Thompson CPA

Gavin is a highly qualified and experienced accountant with a strong track record both in corporate and small business enterprises.

His wide accounting, tax and commercial knowledge has been obtained from employment in education/academia, the consumer goods industry in Australia and New Zealand, and in public accounting practice.

Prior to establishing Business Ascent, he held senior finance and general management roles with Unilever Australasia, Unifoods Australia, Flora Foods, Unilever New Zealand and Streets Ice Cream. He has also lectured undergraduate students in management and cost accounting.

Gavin is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and tax agent (nominee for Business Ascent Pty Ltd) with a degree majoring in both accounting and economics. He also holds a masters degree in economics. In addition he has completed post graduate courses in taxation, a graduate diploma in education and a certificate IV in workplace assessment and training.

Sangitha Ramachandran CPA

Sangitha is an accountant with extensive experience in the financial sector and public practice.

Her experience involves personal tax returns, company accounts and tax returns and superannuation fund taxation returns and accounts. Sangitha has also completed taxation returns and accounts for partnerships and trusts.

Prior to working at Business Ascent, she held finance and accounting roles with State Street, Salomon Smith Barney, North Sydney Area Health Service and IBM Australia.

Sangitha is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a degree majoring in accounting and a registered tax agent. In addition she has completed several tax training courses to ensure her knowledge is always up to date.

Sandra Buchholz CA CPA

Sandra has had extensive accounting experience both in Australia and in the UK.

Her experience spans company and individual tax returns and accounts, BAS returns, MYOB, superannuation funds, trusts and partnership returns. In addition she has worked on management accounting assignments.

Her experience in public practice is extensive with several years working for top tier accounting firms. She has worked with both Price Waterhouse and Coopers Lybrand before they merged to become PWC. In addition, Sandra has worked in accounting roles in both the medical services and legal sectors.

Sandra first worked with Business Ascent in 2004, and after moves to Perth and Melbourne, she again joined us at the start of 2011.

Sandra is a Chartered Accountant, being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. She holds both a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as a Master of Business Administration.

Lynne Youlden

Lynne is a bookkeeper and educator with extensive experience in the training sector and public practice.

Her experience involves personal, company and partnership tax returns. Lynne also prepares BAS returns and bookkeeping for businesses. She has used MYOB for over 6 years, both as a practitioner and as a trainer.

Prior to working at Business Ascent, she did contract bookkeeping in her own business and was an educator with Williams Business College. At Williams Business College Lynne taught MYOB, accounting and business procedures.

Lynne completed tertiary studies in languages and holds a certificate IV in workplace assessment and training. She is also a registered BAS agent. In addition she has completed the H&R Block training in tax preparation as well as more advanced MYOB training.

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