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Jeffrey Carlos

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Bachelor of Business Degree (1979).
Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (1982).
Certified Practising Accountant of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.
Member of The Institute of Management Consultants in Australia.
Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.
Registered Company Auditor.  

PRESENT POSITION

Partner, Kennas 

CAREER SUMMARY & EXPERIENCE

Commenced employment with Joseph Kenna & Co. following completion of Tertiary studies in 1979.
Completed post graduate Professional Year through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and was admitted as a member in 1982.
Joined the partnership of Joseph Kenna & Co in 1987.
Experience gained in both tax planning and management consulting to a broad group of commercial, professional and rural businesses.
In recent years part of the Business Services & Superannuation Divisions with the firm.
Services provided include the preparation of business Diagnostic Reports and Financial Health Assessments, Business Plans, Strategic Plans, Profit Improvement Strategies, Business Valuations and Audit of Self Managed Superannuation Funds. 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Medical Specialists and General Practitioners
  • Rural
  • Manufacturing - Industrial and Food
  • Building and Construction
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Wholesaling
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Travel Agencies
  • Property Development
  • Legal Practitioners

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Darren Smith

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Bachelor of Business Degree (1987).
Chartered Accountant (1991).
Diploma Financial Services (FP) (2008). 

PRESENT POSITION

Partner, Kennas

CAREER SUMMARY & EXPERIENCE

Commenced employment with Kennas following completion of Tertiary studies in December 1987. Completed post graduate Professional Year through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and was admitted as a member in 1991. Admitted as a partner of Kennas on 1 July 2001.   Over 25 years of experience advising businesses and organisations in relation to tax planning and advice, growing business profits and cashflow, strengthening financial reporting, financial governance and wealth creation, as well as conducting seminars and workshops on a variety of business advisory, leadership, management mentoring, financial governance & taxation topics to professional associations, businesses and not for profit clients.  

Services provided include tax consulting, business financial health assessments, business plans, marketing plans, budgeting, improving financial reporting systems, business setup purchase and sale of business advice, business improvement services, implementing management accounting systems, financial and corporate governance, estate planning, preparation of income tax returns and financial statements, gst advice, and accounting systems and software advice and implementation.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
    Retail Professional services Not for profit sector Legal Practitioners Building & Construction Medical Practitioners Trades Contracting Motels & Tourism 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Placed in top 5% nationally for taxation module examinations for the Professional Year Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Being admitted as a partner of Kennas, one of the largest rural area accounting practices in Australia.

Having the chance to work with numerous not for profit organisations to help strengthen financial and corporate governance. 

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Helen Warnock

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Bachelor of Business Degree (1984).
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (1987).
Graduate Diploma of Taxation (1993).

PRESENT POSITION

Partner, Kennas

CAREER SUMMARY & EXPERIENCE

Employed as an accountant with Kennas Chartered Accountants from 12 December 1983.
Employed as a Manager from 1 July 2002.
Admitted as a partner 1 July 2005.
Experienced in the preparation of Income Tax Returns, Business Activity Statements & Fringe Benefits Returns for various types of entities and businesses.
Proficient in the use of computer programs such as Quicken, Quickbooks, MYOB, Phoenix, Cashbook Plus, & Agrimaster.
Specialized in most types of Agriculture.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Primary Production
  • Newsagencies
  • Transport Industry
  • Taxi Operators
  • Day Care Facilities

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Naeema McDonald

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Bachelor of Business Degree (1993)
Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (1997)

PRESENT POSITION

Partner, Kennas

CAREER SUMMARY & EXPERIENCE

Employed as an accountant  with Kennas from 6 February 1996. Employed as a manager from 1st of July 2006, Admitted as a Partner from 1 July 2007.

Experience gained in all aspects of public accounting, including Business Activity Statements, Income Tax Returns, Financial Statements for Primary Producers and Small business for structures such as Companies, Partnerships, Trusts, Individuals, Self Managed Superannuation Funds and Deceased estates; GST Advice; Fringe benefits; Tax Returns; Audit of Real Estate Agent  Trust Accounts; Audits of Self managed superannuation funds. Proficient in the use of computer programs such as Quicken, Quickbooks and MYOB.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Successfully completing Professional Year with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Being admitted as a Partner of Kennas.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Medical Specialists and General Practitioners
  • Audit of Real Estate Agent  Trust Accounts
  • Audit of Self managed superannuation funds
  • Administration of Self Managed Superannuation  Funds
  • Rural
  • Building and Associated Trades
  • Service industries

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ANDREW LANDSBERG

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) with Distinction Degree (2000)
Graduate Diploma (ICAA) (2003)
Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (2003) CA
Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) (2010)
Member of Financial Planning Association of Australia (2011) AFP 

PRESENT POSITION

Partner, Kennas
Director, Kennas Financial Services Pty Ltd
Representative, Kennas Financial Services Pty Ltd  

CAREER SUMMARY & EXPERIENCE

Employed as an Accountant with Kennas from 29 November 1999 to 30 June 2010.
Representative of Kennas Financial Services Pty Ltd from 15 June 2010.
Admitted as a Partner of Kennas from 1 July 2010.
Appointed as a Director of Kennas Financial Services Pty Ltd from 1 July 2010.

Experienced in advising small business clients on a range of taxation, business advisory and estate planning issues. Experience includes the preparation of Income Tax Returns, Business Activity Statements, Fringe Benefit Tax Returns and Financial Statements for structures including Individuals, Partnerships, Trusts, Companies and Deceased Estates.

Experienced in advising clients on wealth creation, superannuation and retirement planning strategies.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Rural
  • Retail
  • Taxi Operators
  • Newsagencies
  • Legal Practitioners
  • Medical Specialists
  • Dental Practitioners
  • Service Industries

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PETER SHONHAN

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) with Distinction Degree - CQU (2004)

Chartered Accountant (2008)

PRESENT POSITION

Partner, Kennas
Director, Kennas Financial Services Pty Ltd  

CAREER SUMMARY & EXPERIENCE

Started career at Kennas in 2004 and admitted as a Partner from 1 July 2015.

Experience in advising small & medium enterprises on a wide range of taxation, business advisory and estate planning issues including preparation of Income Tax Returns, BAS & Financial Statements for all entities.

Experience in advising clients on how to grow their business through financial budgeting, reporting and monitoring along with consulting on best practice.

Acts as an external financial adviser to a wide range of clients and assists them with their operational financial matters. 

Industry Experience
  • Retail
  • Professional Services
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Mining

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Brent Giles

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) with Distinction Degree (2007)
Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) (2008) 
Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) (2009) 
Life Risk Specialist LRS® (2010) |
Certified Financial Planner CFP® (2011); 
Certified Financial Planner® Practitioner Member of Financial Planning Association of Australia   

PRESENT POSITION

Partner, Kennas
Director, Kennas Financial Services Pty Ltd
Representative, Kennas Financial Services Pty Ltd  

CAREER SUMMARY & EXPERIENCE

Employed as a Financial Planner with Kennas Financial Services Pty Ltd from 3 July 2007.
Representative of Kennas Financial Services Pty Ltd from 1 September 2008.

Admitted as a Partner of Kennas from 1 July 2015.

Industry Experience

Experienced in advising clients on wealth creation, insurance, superannuation and retirement planning strategies.


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