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Gippsland’s small business accounting specialists, based in Sale.

At Gippsland Accounting Solutions, our goal is to provide a full-service taxation, accounting, and advisory service to Individual and Business Clients across Gippsland, giving them access to the best financial expertise, advice, and support. We bring corporate experience and know-how to businesses of all shapes and sizes, and we understand that every business – and business owner – has a unique set of needs and challenges. That’s why we work with our clients to create a tailored service. From bookkeeping, tax preparation and accounting all the way to complete virtual CFO services, we can provide as little or as much as you need to keep your finance operations and business strategy running smoothly.

Our Team Of Experts​

Our Team Of Experts​

We believe that best practice processes are essential for accurate and efficient financial management, which is why we specialise in systems implementation and support.

Gippsland Accounting Solutions team standing outside of their office
Real-Time Data
In a world where access to real time data anytime, anywhere is a necessity for both business owners and their staff, we pride ourselves on working with your team to determine the most appropriate accounting software.
Our Software

We’ve partnered with Xero, Quickbooks, and MYOB so that we can assist with setup and training for the right accounting software package for your business, and offer discounts to our clients. But it doesn’t stop there — once you’re set up with an accounting package, we can work with you to implement further improvements to your time tracking, POS, project management, and other processes, with apps that connect seamlessly to improve efficiency and reduce frustration.

We also have an extended professional network, to connect you with the best professional services advice beyond accounting and finance. Whether you need help with HR policy and process, commercial legal advice, insurance, access to finance, or assistance with your brand, website, and digital marketing, our partners have you covered.

Meet Our Team

Justin Robson CPA
Justin Robson CPA Director & Senior Accountant
James March CPA
James March CPA Director & Senior Accountant
Rebecca Considine
Rebecca Considine Director & Senior Accountant
Ben Coleman
Ben Coleman Director & Senior Accountant
Glenn Stagg CTA, FCPA
Glenn Stagg CTA, FCPA Senior Advisor
Natalie Allman CA
Natalie Allman CA Accountant
Leesa Millar
Leesa Millar Accountant
James Whelan
James Whelan Accountant
Lachlan Dowd
Lachlan Dowd Accountant
Grace Ronchi
Grace Ronchi Accountant
Ben Sly
Ben Sly Accountant
Sally Vicino
Sally Vicino Accountant
Nicky Hogan
Nicky Hogan Bookkeeper
Kerrie Mayne
Kerrie Mayne Bookkeeper
Donna Missen
Donna Missen Bookkeeper
Alaysha Schulz
Alaysha Schulz Bookkeeper
Cayla Silvester
Cayla Silvester Bookkeeper
Yvonne Hickey
Yvonne Hickey Client Services Manager
Stacey Mooney
Stacey Mooney Client Services Officer
Chlarissa Bates
Chlarissa Bates Receptionist

Starting his accounting career in 2005 as a trainee in Sale, Justin put his head down and learned the trade for fifteen years before founding Gippsland Accounting Solutions Pty Ltd in 2020. During his career, he has worked with businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries, from retail to agriculture, manufacturing to professional, medical and allied services, to NDIS support services. Justin is enthusiastic about breaking down the financial literacy barriers and cashflow management challenges that startup and existing businesses often face. His goal is to to empower business owners and help them understand this critical side of their business. Justin is also passionate about accounting software and new programs that can simplify his clients’ back office workflows, freeing them up to do what they love.

When he’s not helping businesses, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and two girls, volunteering as the treasurer for the Gippsland Vehicle Collection, hitting the local mountain bike trails or heading off for the day on his Indian Scout motorbike.

Director & Senior Accountant

I started my Accounting Career in 2000, just as GST had been introduced.

Having completed a Bachelor of Business – Major in Accounting, Sub Major in Economics and Business Law, I’m also a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with a Public Practising Certificate.

I enjoy working with all types of clients from individuals through to businesses and SMSF’s. Having gained an extensive knowledge of tax, accounting and business issues I love the challenge of assisting our clients with tax, business development, cashflow, succession and other financial issues through the ever changing and challenging business and financial environment.

Away from the office I am an avid fisherman, enjoy the outdoors, playing footy in the AFL Master’s League and spending time with my wife and 3 children and friends. I am involved in the Business International Network Group (BNI) in Sale and are on the Biggest Blokes BBQ Committee.

Rebecca Considine

Director & Senior Accountant

Rebecca started her accounting career as a Trainee after finishing Year 12.

She has been in the industry for 28 years, before joining Gippsland Accounting Solutions as a Senior Accountant & Director.

She consistently helps her vast array of clients achieve results over and above expectation. This, with her bubbly personality has helped her grow her extensive client base in a variety of industries and would nearly say a cult following amongst her clients. 

Rebecca’s extensive knowledge and experience in all types of industries and understands the industry specific issues and individual needs that come with each one. 

With a strong team supporting her, you want Rebecca in your corner.

In her spare time she loves travelling, especially to the Alps in winter and a beach side location in summer with her friends and family.

Ben Coleman – Director & Senior Accountant

Director & Senior Accountant

Ben started his Accounting career in 2009 at Duesburys in Sale and is very excited to be part of the great team at Gippsland Accounting Solutions.

Ben grew up in Maffra and enjoys spending time with Friends and Family, playing golf and watching AFL (or just about any sport), he played footy with the Maffra Eagles where he is a Life Member.

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ACCOUNTANTS

Glenn Stagg CTA, FCPA, JP – Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor

Glenn Stagg has been an accountant in public practice since December 1984 and was a Director/Principal of his own firm for 32 years.  Prior to commencing his career as an accountant, he worked in the banking industry for 5 years.   

Glenn holds a Bachelor of Business with distinctions (B.Bus(dist)) and currently holds the professional qualifications of Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) with the Tax Institute of Australia; a Fellowship with CPA Australia (FCPA) and is also a Justice of the Peace for Victoria (JP). 

Glenn has wide ranging experience across many commercial facets of business, including farming, commercial & engineering, and retail.  He specialises in providing management advisory services and business planning.   

Glenn has also had a strong interest in community participation having previously been a volunteer firefighter with the Victorian CFA for over 25 years (now retired) and served for 7 years on the Board of Gippsland Base Hospital prior to the year 2000, then served for a further 12 years with Central Gippsland Health Service, 7 years of which he served as Chairman of the Board.   

Glenn is currently a volunteer member of the Community Advisory Group (CAG) for the Star of the South offshore wind farm project under planning for establishment just off Port Albert in South Gippsland. 

Natalie Allman

Accountant

Starting her accounting career in 2016 as a trainee in Sale, Natalie has excelled in her time with GAS with her advanced accounting knowledge and meticulous nature.

In 2018, Natalie graduated her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting at Federation University. Returning to study in 2020, she is currently in the process of completing her Chartered Accountant qualification.

When not at work, Natalie enjoys keeping active, playing netball and tennis for Maffra as well as travelling and spending time with her partner, family and friends.

Leesa Millar

Accountant

Starting her accounting career in 2015 as a Graduate Accountant in Sale, Leesa has worked hard to continually grow her accounting knowledge and skills to become an invaluable team member of Gippsland Accounting Solutions. Leesa has grown up on a dairy farm and has a passion for all areas of taxation and strives for excellence to help clients manage, develop and grow to achieve the best outcomes & goals for their business.

Away from the office, Leesa enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, playing Monday night netball with the girls and going to our beautiful local wineries.

James Whelan

Trainee Accountant

Starting his Accounting career in 2015, James has grown his knowledge and skills in the field to become a valuable member of the team at Gippsland Accounting Solutions. James is currently working towards finishing off his degree in Commerce majoring in Accounting at Deakin University. Over his 6 years in the industry, James has helped clients from their bookkeeping and accounting software needs, right through to tax planning and financial year end tax work. James excels working with individuals and small business clients in any capacity they need.

Outside of work, James is heavily involved in the local sporting community where he is the President of the Maffra Basketball Association and plies his trade on the football field with Boisdale. James also enjoys travelling, Byron Bay being a favourite destination, reading books in his down time, while you might also see him running the paths around town to keep up his fitness.

Lachlan Dowd

Trainee Accountant

Starting his accounting career in 2018 as a trainee in Sale, Lachie has used his personality and communication skills to become a valuable member to the Gippsland Accounting Solutions team. Although still learning his trade, he is a knowledgeable resource in the NDIS fields and for your individual needs. Lachie is easy to chat to, and happy to help you with what you need for to grow, develop, and manage your business.

When not at work, Lachie enjoys playing Footy for Sale (Carn Sale) and Cricket for Stratford, Spending time with his partner Nat (she made me put that in), Snowboarding, Chess and loves renovating houses.

Grace Ronchi

Trainee Accountant

Starting her accounting career straight out of Year 12 in 2021, Grace was welcomed to Gippsland Accounting Solutions as a trainee accountant. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Accounting at Deakin University and is keen to expand her skills and knowledge in the Accounting and Bookkeeping area. Grace is an enthusiastic worker, and very active in the local community which will hold her in good stead into her Accounting future.

In her spare time, Grace enjoys playing netball for Maffra, hanging out with the girls, spending time with her partner Tom, Surf Life Saving and hanging out at the beach with her family.

ACCOUNTANTS

Nicky Hogan

Bookkeeper

Hi, I am Nicky and I joined Gippsland Accounting in July 2021. 

I have previously worked in the taxation industry in heavily client support based roles for over 10 years including spending time learning and development my bookkeeping skills with various companies while my family and I completed a 12 month working holiday in Queensland.

I have a Certificate IV in Business Administration, Certificate III in Customer Contact and Diploma in Management with the hope of finalising my Bookkeeping studies in the near future.

I love working directly with clients and providing support where I can and seeing them succeed in all area’s of their business.  I really enjoy learning new things and finding and creating more efficient and effective processes and procedures.

I volunteer as Treasurer for the Kath Foley Child Care Committee of Management and like to spend my spare time with my family, trying to get outside and enjoy life including fishing, camping and playing netball.

Kerrie Mayne

Bookkeeper

Kerrie is part of Gippsland Accounting Solution’s Bookkeeping team who has many years’ experience working in the accounting environment.  With a vast variety of knowledge of Xero, QBO & Myob cloud accounting software programs including payroll and superannuation processing. 

Kerrie is friendly and patient with many relevant years of experience training clients with their software needs and general bookkeeping requirements including BAS, Super, STP setup and lodgements.  Outside of work Kerrie is involved at the Sale Football Netball club helping in the canteen and enjoys watching the local Football, Netball and Cricket.

Janine Roest

Bookkeeper

I joined this amazing team in 2020 after successfully completing my Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. As a former small business owner I completely understand the day-to-day pressures involved in running a small business. The GAS bookkeeping team is here to help relieve some of that pressure by assisting you in any way we can.

We have a fantastic team at GAS and I absolutely love the way that everyone bounces off each other and works together to achieve the best results possible for our clients!

In my down time I love nothing more than spending time with family and friends….. especially if it involves the great outdoors or a bit of AFL banter! 

I love being a part of our local community and am an active member of the Sale Netball Association and Footprints Foundation committees.

ADMINISTRATION

Yvonne Hickey

Client Services Manager

Yvonne started her career in Accounting Administration in 2010. Yvonne is the first point of contact for our valued clients. Yvonne has extensive experience in client services and administration as well as supervisory roles. Yvonne is bubbly, and very organised. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, grandchildren,  gardening, cooking and sewing. Yvonne is the head chef at Gippsland Accounting Solutions providing staff with her delicious baked goods.

Stacey Mooney

Client Services Officer

Starting her administration career in Sale, Stacey has worked in multiple areas of the financial industry including, Reception, Financial Planning and Accounting Administration.

With a background in retail, debt collection and a cert IV in accounting/bookkeeping, Stacey is now Client Services Manager and the first point of contact for the Gippsland Accounting Solutions team. 

Stacey looks forward to meeting and greeting new and existing Gippsland Accounting Solutions clients and assisting the accounting team with administration tasks.

When not at work, Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys, reading, seeing friends and going to the gym.

Donna Missen

Client Services Officer

Donna is the newest member of our client services team and is one of the friendly faces you first encounter at GAS.  She is a local girl, who has grown up in this area my entire life. I have 2 adult children, Breanna and Kyle. When I am not working, I am out exploring my passion, the Australian Outback.  I love caravanning or camping with my Husband, David and our 2 dogs. The highlight of my adventures was having the privilege to trek the Kokoda trail in 2019. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be part of the GAS team.