Information about Kerslake Gray accountants

We are a firm of Public Accountants, established in 2003, by directors Robyn Kerslake B Comm. NIA and Robert Gray B Bus CA.

We assist a large variety of small businesses to help meet their responsibilities as business owners and to help them to achieve their goals. We also provide individual taxation services ranging from a simple salary and wage earner to the more complex property and equity investor.

Our team includes:

Rob Gray B.BUS, CA, FTIA, CPA

Has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) completed in 1981. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (CA) for over 25 years, is a member of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Rob has worked in a variety of accounting and business roles, with smaller Public accounting firms to one of the "Big 4" large Public accounting firms, several years in commerce with multinational companies and finally a move back to smaller accounting practices for the last 15 years. Included in this time, Rob also spent 2 1/2 years in Toronto, Canada working in public accounting and commerce.

In total, Rob has over 30 years experience in Accounting, Business and Taxation Services.

On weekends, Rob likes to be outdoors as much as possible. Rob enjoys bike riding, bush walking, swimming, surfing (when time and fitness permit), gardening, doing home handyman jobs and listening to music (especially live music).

Robyn Kerslake B.COMM, FIPA, JP

Is a partner in the practice along with Rob. Robyn's role in the area of taxation are; personal tax, budgeting and various issues that arise for small business. This involves meeting with people, helping to solve problems such as running a business, budgeting and general tax issues. Robyn Kerslake has a bachelor of Commerce Degree, Major in Accounting completed in 1999 at UWS Hawkesbury. Since then she has completed two of the tax subjects of a Master's Degree from Macquarie University. Robyn is also a justice of the peace.

Robyn's interests outside of work are varied from photography, bushwalking, learning a language (German) and definitely travel. 

 
Melissa Hook - Accountant/Registered BAS agent

Melissa is employed as a bookkeeper and assistant accountant with Kerslake Gray. Melissa has over 10 years of bookkeeping experience in the Blue Mountains. She achieved a Certificate III in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) in 2004, and increased her bookkeeping qualifications by completing Certificate IV Financial Services (Accounting) in 2010.

In addition to this, she has completed the Foundation Tax course with the taxation institute which expanded her knowledge of Tax, enabling her to complete more complex returns.

In her spare time she enjoys spending as much time with her 5 children as she can, everyone loves going to Wentworth Falls Lake & park!

 

 

Diane Shying - Accountant

Joined Kerslake Gray in August 2014 as an Accountant.  Diane completed the Diploma of Accounting (Distinction) in 2004 at TAFE NSW and more recently completed The Tax Institute - Foundations in Tax, in 2015.  Diane’s previous accounting experience includes 4 years with a Chartered Accounting firm and 6 years as Accounting Manager for a local building and construction business. 

Diane’s role at Kerslake Gray involves preparing Income Tax Returns and Financial Reports for individuals, small businesses and Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, bookkeeping and preparing Business Activity Statements. Diane is also a registered NSW Justice of the Peace.

In her spare time Diane enjoys playing the cello with amateur symphony Orchestra, and chamber music groups. She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Accounting course with University of New England.

Lisa Jordan - Office Administrator

Lisa joined our practice in January 2015 as our Office Administrator.

Bringing over 16 years of office administration and strong customer service experience with a Certificate IV in Business administration and Certificate IV Bookkeeping Accounting. Lisa previously worked in an educational environment where business administration and liasing with a high volume of families and students were her forte.

Lisa enjoys the challenge of running our front reception desk while attending to all aspects of managing the office. As well as the office administration and bookkeeping, she enjoys liasing with all of our clients, and assisting with their needs.

Lisa enjoys time spent with her family, as well as gardening, reading, interior design, and travel.

 

 

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