Our senior leadership team have extensive experience across a large variety of industries and entities. They are supported by a team of skilled professional accountants and advisors to provide you with the highest quality service and expertise.

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Paul Bedford

Paul Bedford
Director
bedford@bedfordca.com.au

Paul entered the practice in 1974 as a Taxation Manager and was admitted as a Partner in 1979. As an industry expert with over 30 years of experience, he takes a personal value added approach to the individual requirements of his clients, sculpting effective accounting, succession and estate planning investment structures that ensure long-term viability and enduring results. The result of cost-benefit dedication to the benefit of his clients has meant many of his original clients remain with him today.

Paul advises a broad range of clients including, but not limited to, high net worth individuals/families, medical practitioners, property developers, the legal profession, real estate and a wide range of commercial clients, often being required to resolve family dispute resolutions and investment structuring.

Paul also works closely with the financial planning industry and has developed mutually beneficial long-term relationships with well-respected organisations.

Paul has a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Andrew Skyring

Andrew Skyring
Director
skyring@bedfordca.com.au

Andrew joined the practice in 1994 as a Manager from Deloitte (before that, at BDO), and was admitted as a Principal in 1998. He specialises in the areas of business structuring and asset protection, taxation law and audit, business management, superannuation, dispute resolution and litigation support, compliance services, business sales and acquisitions.

Andrew’s problem-solving approach consistently benefits his broad range of clients, including legal firms, medical practitioners, property developers, aged care providers, franchise and private retail businesses, primary producers, recruiters and high net worth families.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Western Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser, an Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Member of FINSIA.

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Murray Rose

Murray Rose
Director
rose@bedfordca.com.au

Murray joined Bedford CA from Deloitte in 1993 as a Client Manager, and was admitted as a Principal in 1998. Drawing on over 25 years of business advisory and financial experience, he specialises in strategic financial advice, financial and taxation management, financial accounting and reporting, assisting with the preparation of cost analysis, operating budgets, cash flow budgets and liquidity reviews, capital expenditure, cost-benefit analyses and contract negotiation support.

Murray advises a diverse range of industries including inbound multinational corporations, mining, property construction and development, professional partnerships, manufacturing, retailing, importing and wholesaling and tourism. The experience gained in advising these varied industries enables him to advise his clients and assist with maximising their potential and assist with meeting their financial goals while minimising exposure to risk.

Murray holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Tax Adviser, and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Charles Cupit

Charles Cupit
Director
cupit@bedfordca.com.au

Charles joined the practice in 1996 and was admitted as a Partner in 2002. Highly regarded and with a broad view of commercial matters beyond the numbers, he is a specialist in areas of strategic business advisory, taxation, succession and retirement planning, compliance with current business regulations, structuring alternatives, valuations, business acquisitions and disposals.

Charles’ clients are wide ranging in size, complexity and industry focus, including property developers, construction, professional services, import and wholesaling, marketing and mail houses, agriculture, and hospitality. He also acts as a Board Member/Adviser to a number of clients and companies.

Charles holds a Masters of Commerce, a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute.

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Matthew Parkin

Matthew Parkin
Director
parkin@bedfordca.com.au

Matthew joined the practice in 2002 as a Senior Manager, and was admitted as a Partner in 2007. Prior to Bedford CA, he worked for Deloitte for 10 years. His experience is wide and varied. He advises many small to medium sized businesses, professional clients and individuals in the provisions of taxation, superannuation, financial accounting and reporting, structuring alternatives, succession and retirement planning.

Matthew’s taxation expertise, drive and commitment to results extends over numerous industries, including property development, manufacturing, medical practitioners and other professional practices, subsidiaries of foreign companies, funds management, and high net worth individuals and investors.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities Institute of Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Geoff Hartigan

Geoff Hartigan
Director
hartigan@bedfordca.com.au

Geoff joined the practice in 2009 and was admitted as a Partner in 2014. He previously worked for Deloitte Corporate Finance and ran his father’s chartered accounting practice G J Hartigan & Co. He has extensive experience in financial forecasting, business plan reviews, dispute resolution, transactional services including due diligence, and taxation structuring and business investment in Australia by foreign residents.

Geoff has served as a Director of listed and financial service licensed companies and has multiple clients in the financial services and funds management industries.

Geoff holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Member of FINSIA.

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David de Jong

David de Jong
Director
dejong@bedfordca.com.au

Joining the practice in 2002, David was appointed as a Director in 2017. He has over 10 years' experience of highly skilled, organised, in-depth advisory, in all facets of taxation. He prides himself on delivering a personalised service whilst maintaining a commercial and practical approach to every client.

David is renowned for his ability to identify quickly key areas and formulate comprehensive strategies. He has a specialist focus in areas of business development, retirement solutions including succession planning, due diligence, cash flow management, and dispute resolution including divorce. His much appreciated style sees him advise clients from a wide range of industries, including property development, manufacturing, the medical professions, retirement villages and legal professions.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia. David is a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Taxation Institution of Australia and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Joanne Smith

Joanne Smith
Associate
smith@bedfordca.com.au

Joanne joined the practice in 2011. With many qualifications and over 30 years of experience, Joanne’s thinking and approach always puts her clients’ needs at centre stage. She has worked in support of most business areas but particularly specialises in advising high net worth individuals and small businesses, including investment related entities, listed securities, medical industry and the legal profession.

Joanne is also a Director of Half the Sky Foundation Australia Ltd a Registered Charity supporting orphaned children in China.

Joanne holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the University of New England, a Masters of Accounting from the University of New England, a Graduate Diploma in Taxation from the University of Western Sydney, Nepean and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is also a Chartered Tax Adviser with The Tax Institute, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and an External Examiner for the Law Society of New South Wales.

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Tim Parker

Tim Parker
Associate
parker@bedfordca.com.au

Joining the practice in 2004, Tim has over 10 years' of tax practice experience and was appointed as Associate in 2017. He specialises in tax advisory and planning for small to medium sized businesses with particular focus on tax management strategies, wealth creation, family asset protection, as well as business structuring.

Tim has a wealth of knowledge on the set up and implementation of information and reporting systems including cloud based options. Superannuation, retirement and estate planning play a pivotal role in all clients’ affairs and he keeps this front of mind when working with his clients towards their goals.

Tim advises a broad range of industries, including real estate, rental and sales operations, primary production, family investments structures, high net worth professionals, consulting, online retail and entrepreneurial activity.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia, is a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Taxation Institute of Australia, and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Tim is also a Xero Certified Partner and a Justice of the Peace.

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Daniel Halcroft

Daniel Halcroft
Associate
halcroft@bedfordca.com.au

Bringing over a decade of experience gained working in Chartered Accounting firms in Sydney and London, Daniel joined the practice in 2015 and was appointed as Associate in 2017. He provides innovative and pragmatic advice on matters including business and investment structuring, risk minimisation and asset protection, financial and taxation reporting and compliance, superannuation and succession and estate planning.

Daniel offers bespoke advice to his business clients who include manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, subsidiaries of foreign companies, property developers, professional practices and high net wealth family groups.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a Diploma of Management. He is a Justice of the Peace and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Rebecca Fitzmaurice

Rebecca Fitzmaurice
Client Manager
fitzmaurice@bedfordca.com.au

Joining the practice in 2002, Rebecca has provided comprehensive and tax effective strategies to minimise risks and maximise growth and wealth for her clients. Her pragmatic approach, coupled with her attention to detail, has been of enormous benefit to her clientele.

Rebecca’s key areas of specialty are tax management strategies, wealth creation and superannuation, business structuring, asset protection and year-end tax planning. This expertise has resulted in a strong client base largely comprising of high net wealth individuals, professional practices and small business.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Patrick Cole

Patrick Cole
Client Manager
cole@bedfordca.com.au

Joining the practice in 2008, Patrick specialises in taxation and business advisory relating to small to medium sized businesses. Working closely with the business owners he is able to execute an efficient and effective business review, which in turn identifies key areas to develop comprehensive strategies to improve their business and its competitiveness, as well as providing advice in taxation, due diligence, managing cash flow, year-end tax planning, succession planning, retirement and superannuation processes.

Patrick has extensive experience working with companies in a wide range of industries, including funds management and advisers, manufacturing, commercial interior design and fitouts, property development, commercial importers, the hotel industry, the medical profession and professional services.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Business with Accounting and Finance majors from the University of Technology Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Taxation Institution of Australia and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Chanda Brown

Chanda Brown
Client Manager
cbrown@bedfordca.com.au

Chanda began her career in the field of biomedical science. Deciding that taxation and business advisory was where her true passion lay, she joined the practice in 2007. She advises small, medium and large businesses, superannuation funds, trusts, partnerships and individuals in the provisions of taxation, due diligence, cash flow management, year-end tax planning, succession planning, retirement and superannuation processes.

Chanda works closely with the business management and employees to execute an efficient and effective business operation, assisting to identify key areas of development and improving their competitive edge. Her specialist clients include elite leisurewear retail and medical specialists with agricultural pursuits.

Chanda holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical from the University of Technology Sydney. She is also a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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David Wong

David Wong
Client Manager
dwong@bedfordca.com.au

Joining the practice in 2011, David specialises in the provision of taxation and business advisory services relating to small to medium sized businesses. Bringing a passionate and professional approach, he works meticulously with his clients and their management team to deliver successful and effective results, achieving positive outcomes in areas such as taxation advice, wealth creation, asset protection, succession planning, business management, cash flow and budget forecasting.

David works with small to medium businesses and high net worth professionals in industries, including professional services, medical services, retail, entertainment and media, real estate and manufacturing.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Accounting and Economics majors from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Richelle Kady

Richelle Kady
Client Manager
kady@bedfordca.com.au

Richelle joined the practice in 2013 with experience in business services, taxation and superannuation. She has developed strong personal relationships with her clients and works closely with them, providing assistance in the areas of tax planning and management, GST advice, employer obligations, compliance and reporting, cash flow forecasting, superannuation and retirement processes.

Richelle specialises in small to medium sized businesses in industries including the legal profession, fund management and advisors, IT consultants, primary production, manufacturing and childcare.

Richelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from the University of Newcastle. She has a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Michael Rossiter

Michael Rossiter
Client Manager
rossiter@bedfordca.com.au

Joining the practice in 2014, Michael is a tax and corporate business advisor with experience covering small to medium sized businesses, and international subsidiaries. He provides proactive advice to his clients in areas of taxation, compliance, management accounting and reporting, superannuation, asset protection, structuring alternatives and cash flow analysis.

Michael works with a broad client base, across industries that include property development and construction, real estate, franchise, retail, medical services and the legal profession. He also has in-depth experience providing outsourced CFO services.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Business with Accounting and Finance majors from the University of Technology Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from The Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Klara Vilimec

Klara Vilimec
Client Manager
vilimec@bedfordca.com.au

Klara joined the practice in 2016 with over six years of professional experience in business services.

While working for other Chartered Accounting firms, she gained experience in all areas of accounting, including taxation, superannuation and business advisory, financial and business management, business development and client liaison. Her clients include high net worth individuals and small businesses, including retail, primary production, financial services and professional practices.

Klara holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting from the Australian Catholic University, and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown
Office Manager/Internal Accountant
brown@bedfordca.com.au

Olivia joined the practice in 2011 as the Internal Accountant, and in early 2012 took on the additional role of Office Manager. Within these roles, Olivia combines her operational and customer service experience with her bookkeeping skills and proficiently manages a 10 person administration team and the day to day operations of a 50 plus strong office. This includes responsibility for all internal accounting, preparation of month end and year-end financial statements, cash flow budgets, human resources and the maintenance of all office procedures.

Olivia holds a Diploma of Accounting from the Australian Institute of Financial Services and Accounting.

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Samantha Nicholson

Samantha Nicholson
Compliance Administrator
nicholson@bedfordca.com.au

Samantha joined the practice in 2011 as the Personal Assistant to the Directors. In 2014 Samantha moved into the role of Compliance Administrator, overseeing corporate registrations, applications and renewals with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission and database management. Samantha is also a Justice of the Peace.

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