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David Ridgway BBus(Dist), CA

Director

Qualifications:
1990 – Bachelor of Business (Distinction), University College of Southern Queensland
1994 – Chartered Accountant (CA)
1994 – Registered Tax Agent, Tax Practitioners Board
1998 – Licensed Securities Dealer
1998 – Multi Life Office Agent
1998 – Authorised Representative (231864), Count Financial Limited

Associations:
1994 – Associate, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia New Zealand (ICAANZ)
1995 – Member, Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia

Experience: David has many years of experience in the provision of accounting and taxation advice and has been providing financial planning advice since 1998.

Tasks & Specialties:
Advanced accounting analysis and advice
- Specialising in all aspects of business accounting
- Income tax and GST
- Succession planning
Complex financial strategy analysis and advice
- Specialising in Superannuation, Insurance and Investments
Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
- including Limited Recourse Borrowing Advice
Aged care

Interests: David has three children and enjoys spending time with his family. He also has a keen interest in Vauxhalls and has seen many parts of Australia in his own collection of vintage Vauxhalls.

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Todd O'Sullivan BCom, CA

Director

Qualifications:
2001 – Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Southern Queensland
2005 – Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), CPA Australia
2010 – Registered Tax Agent, Tax Practitioners Board
2014 – Public Practice Certificate, CPA Australia
2016 – Authorised Representative (1242097), Count Financial Limited
2016 – Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
2018 – Public Practice Certificate, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand  

Associations:
2005 – Member, Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia
Experience: Todd has extensive experience in the provision of accounting and taxation advice. He started as a trainee accountant in 2000 and has held several positions throughout his career (including mortgage broker). Todd became a partner in the firm in 2015. 

Tasks & Specialties:
Advanced accounting analysis and advice
- Specialising in all aspects of business accounting
Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
Client service and administration manager
Oversee team training

Interests:
Todd enjoys reading and watching movies. Both pastimes are best done while sitting on the couch with his wife and their King Charles Cavaliers.

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Helene Ridgway BBus, CA

Senior Accountant

Qualifications:
1990 – Bachelor of Business, University College of Southern Queensland

Associations:
1996 – Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia New Zealand (ICAANZ)

Experience: Helene has been providing accounting advice since 1990.

Tasks & Specialties: 
Personal Taxation
Business Accounting
Business Activity Statements

Interests: Helene is currently working part-time while raising her children.

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Rhonda Keleher BCom, CPA

Senior Accountant

Qualifications:
2007 - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Banking),
University of Southern Queensland
2011 - Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Australia (High Distinction in Personal Financial Planning and Superannuation)
2015 - Registered Tax Agent, Tax Practitioners Board
2016 - Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)

Associations:
2007 – Member, Golden Key International Honour Society
2008 – Member, Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia

Experience: Rhonda has been part of the Ridgway Accounting team since 2007.

Tasks & Specialties:
Business Accounting
Business Activity Statements
Corporate Compliance
Personal Taxation
Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

Interests: Rhonda enjoys pursuing her extensive bucket list including travelling to new places and hot air ballooning.

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Vanessa O'Sullivan BCom

Senior Accountant

Qualifications:
2010 – Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Marketing), University of Southern Queensland

Experience: Vanessa joined the Ridgway Accounting team in 2004 and after a two and a half year break trying her hand in company accounting, has returned to public practice bringing her experience of that role back to the team.

Tasks & Specialties:
Business Tax
Business Activity Statements
Asset Finance Support

Interests: 
Vanessa has a keen interest in competitive swimming.

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David Zerk BCom, CPA

Senior Accountant

Qualifications:
2006 – Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Business Law), University of Southern Queensland
2011 – Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Australia

Associations:
2011 – Member, Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia

Experience: Dave has been an accountant since 2005 and his previous roles have required him to manage a range of clients with differing financial requirements. He has substantial experience in providing taxation, compliance and business accounting services. Dave joined the Ridgway Accounting team in 2012.

Tasks & Specialties:
Business Accounting and Compliance
Business Development
Personal Taxation
Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

Interests: Dave's interests include spending time with his wife and daughter, and brewing his own beer. He also enjoys watching his favourite NRL and A League teams play on the weekends.

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Carolyn Jones BBusCom

Accountant

Qualifications:
2017 - Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting), University of Southern Queensland
1982 - Associate Diploma (Farm Secretarial Studies), Orange Agricultural College

Experience: Carolyn has a wide variety of experience in administration and bookkeeping having worked in an accountancy office, operated her own free-lance bookkeeping services to farmers and small businesses and worked for rural businesses in Moree, Goondiwindi and Katherine. Carolyn joined Ridgway Accounting in 2010 as a bookkeeper and has moved into an accounting role now that her studies have been completed. 

Tasks & Specialties:
ASIC Business Name Registrations
Bookkeeping
Business Accounting
Business Activity Statements
Financial Statements
MYOB Training
Personal Tax Returns
Reckon Processing
Wages and Payroll Processing

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Regina Burge JP(Qual), DipAcct, DipBus, DipMgt

Bookkeeper

Qualifications:
2000 - Justice of The Peace (Qualified)
2002 - Certificate III in Small Business Administration
2013 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
2014 - Certificate IV in Accounting
2014 - Diploma of Community Services Work
2014 - Diploma of Management
2015 - Diploma of Accounting
2016 - Diploma of Business

Experience: 
Regina has extensive experience in Accounts and Administration having worked for National Australia Bank for 5 years, and Queensland Industry Development Corporation for 4 years. She has also worked in Insurance, and in the Accounts Department at an aged care facility. Regina has been the Bookkeeper / Accounts Manager for multiple family business since 2004, and the treasurer of a large, local sporting club since 2017. Regina joined the Ridgway Accounting team in 2012.

Tasks & Specialties:
Bookkeeping
Corporate Compliance
MYOB
QuickBooks
Xero

Interests: Regina loves spending time with her large family. She also enjoys reading, music, travelling and the great outdoors.

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Vicki Howard BBus, CPA

Bookkeeper

Qualifications:
1985 - Bachelor of Business
1988 – Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Australia

Associations:
1986 – Member, Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA), Australia

Experience: Vicki worked as an Internal Auditor in Sydney with an insurance company, then spent 2 years in the UK with British Telecom. After taking some time off with her family, Vicki returned to work as a bookkeeper in various small businesses in Moree and Toowoomba, including a dental practice, property developer, law firm, locksmith and a job services provider. Vicki became part of the Ridgway Accounting team in 2014.

Tasks & Specialties:
Bookkeeping
MYOB
QuickBooks

Interests: Vicki enjoys spending time with her family and is interested in travel, craft, reading and bargain hunting.

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Leah Browne ADFP

Team Coordinator

Qualifications:
2009 - Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
2016 - Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning

Experience: Joining the team in 2004, Leah is one of Ridgway Financial Services longest serving team members. Leah enjoys working with the Financial Planning team to assist clients in achieving their Wealth Creation goals.

Tasks & Specialties:
Complex Financial Strategy Analysis and Advice Preparation
Coordinate Financial Planning Team
Overseeing Advice Implementation
Network Administration

Interests: 
Leah enjoys spending time with her husband and is interested in travel and motorsports. In her spare time, Leah also does some fundraising for the RSPCA.

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Grant van Heerden ADFP

Financial Planner and Mortgage Broker

Qualifications:
2007 - Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
2009 - Authorised Representative (336539), Count Financial Limited
2010 - Certificate Margin Lending and Geared Investments
2013 - Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning
2015 - Self Managed Superannuation Fund Specialist Accreditation
2015 - Tax Practitioners Board (Tax Financial Adviser)
Credit Representative (394234), Finconnect (Australia) Pty
Ltd
Certificate IV Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking)
MFAA Compliance Pack
MFAA AML/CTF eLearning

Associations:
2015 – Member, Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)
Member, FBAA (Finance Brokers Association of Australia)
Member, AFCA (Australian Financial Complaints Authority)

Experience: Grant joined the team in 2008 and takes great pride in providing quality financial planning advice to our valued clients. He is also passionate about financial literacy education.

Tasks & Specialties:
Complex Financial Strategy Analysis and Advice
Generate Advice Documents and Oversee Implementation
Self-Managed Super Fund Limited Recourse Borrowing Advice
Marketing (Social media, Website Administration)
Coordinate Car and Asset Finance
Home and Investment Loans
Business and Commercial Finance
Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Limited Recourse
Borrowing
Marketing (Social Media, Website Administration)

Interests: Grant has a young family. He also sings barbershop, plays guitar and reads in his spare time.

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Sophie Harrigan

Financial Planning Support

Experience: Sophie became part of the Ridgway Accounting and Ridgway Financial Services team in 2009.

Tasks & Specialties:
Advice Implementation
Record of Advice Preparation
Client Follow Ups and Bookkeeping

Interests: Sophie loves the country and enjoys spending time with her fiance, family & friends. Sophie is also a longtime supporter of the Sydney Roosters. 

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Ben Lecky BBus

Accountant

Ben Lecky BBus

Position: Accountant

Qualifications
2009 – Bachelor of Business (Event Management & Hotel Management), Griffiths University
2018 – Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting – Deakin University

Experience:  Ben has a variety of experience in Event & Hotel Management, including Front Office Attendant & Night Auditor (Marriot Hotel & Resort, Surfers Paradise), Event Operations Assistant Manager (Gold Coast Airport Marathon & Australian University Sport), and Conference and Functions Manager (Sofitel Broadbeach).

Tasks & Specialties:  
Personal Taxation
Business Accounting

Interests:  Ben enjoys travelling overseas, attending international events, watching business and law TV shows (especially Suits), and completing large, difficult puzzles. 

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Katrina Langenhorst

Bookkeeper

Qualifications:
2016 – Certificate 3 & 4 in Business Management

Experience: Katrina has experience in bookkeeping, customer service and office management, having worked at Sportstar Screen Printing and Day Spa / Remedial Massage Centre. She has also worked at Suncorp Insurance as a claims consultant. Katrina joined the Ridgway Accounting Team in 2018. 

Tasks & Specialties: 
Bookkeeping

Interests: Katrina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and partaking in outdoors activities such as camping and kayaking. 


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Bridie Hicks

Financial Planning Support

Experience: Bridie became part of the Ridgway Accounting and Ridgway Financial Services team in March 2019.

Tasks & Specialties: 
Filing
Client Follow Ups
Reviews
Fee Disclosure Statements
Ongoing Service Agreements
 

Interests: Bridie enjoys watching Netflix, spending time with her dogs & is an avid foodie. Bridie also appreciates old school grunge and heavy rock/metal music.


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Maddy Wiedman

Administration Team Leader

Experience: Maddy became part of the Ridgway Accounting team in 2015.

Tasks & Specialties: 
Reception Duties
Coordinate Administration Team
Payroll and Internal Accounting
Lodgements

Interests: Maddy enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid NQ Cowboys supporter. 

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Samantha Pederick

Administration Support

Qualifications: Currently Studying – Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Sustainable Business), University of Southern Queensland

Experience: Samantha has customer service experience and became part of the Ridgway Accounting team in December 2017.

Tasks & Specialties: 
Mail and Filing
Banking and Lodgements
Data Entry and other reception tasks
Corporate Compliance

Interests: Samantha enjoys reading books, gardening and catching up with friends.

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    Office: 
    101 Neil Street, Toowoomba, QLD, 4350
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    Postal: 
    PO Box 2232, Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

    Telephone: (07) 4688 9111
    Fax: (07) 4688 9199
    Email: info@ridgwayaccounting.com.au