Our ratio of qualified to non-qualified staff is well above industry norms. We place great emphasis on professional qualifications, ongoing professional and personal development, and importantly a congruency of organisational and personal values.
Allison Durant has been with Chancellors since 2009 and in her role as Director of the firm since July 2016. The profession of accounting is in Allison’s blood following her grandfather, his sister and her great grandfather. Allison has a wide range of accounting experience which enables her to provide relevant and timely advice and assistance to clients. Allison is unwavering in her commitment to high ethical, moral and professional standards. Raised in Guyra in the Northern Tablelands of NSW, Allison is a down to earth country girl through and through.
Special interest areas include: Superannuation, Structuring, High net worth family groups, Tax and Estate Planning.
Nick was the third generation to lead the firm since it was established in 1934. He maintains a pivotal role as full-time consultant to the practice. Characteristic of Nick’s modus operandi is his steadfast adherence to the traditional professional values of honesty, reliability and independence, passed on to him by his forefathers, together with an unrelenting dedication to achieving value and efficiency for clients through process and technology. His commentary on issues relevant to our clients is unconventional in that it provides insight and not just information, albeit with some cynicism thrown in.
Special Interest Areas Include: High net worth family groups, Investment, Superannuation, Structuring, Tax and Estate Planning, Professions including medical and allied health fields.
Susan has extensive compliance and taxation experience with many small business clients. She loves dealing with small business owners and taking the time to get to know her clients and their needs. With that knowledge and great attention to detail she can help these clients to navigate the everchanging tax environment and ensure efficient data management.
Special interest areas include: High net worth family groups, medical specialists and small business entities.
Rebekka is our assistant accountant, she is currently undertaking her bachelor studies at the Queensland University of Technology. With many transferable skills from her previous work with a suburban practice, she has been able to provide a great deal of support and value to the team.
Special interest areas include: ASIC, Company and Trust formations.
Affiliations & Accreditations: First Aid Certification, Xero.
Interests Include: Being active by going for runs along the Brisbane River, attending Yoga and Pilates at her local gym and exploring new cafes for Sunday brunch.
Crystal is our Practice Manager and Production manager all rolled into one. She oversees development and management of business process and systems, hiring and training of administration staff, maintaining records, monitoring client engagement outcomes and assisting Directors. Crystal injects leadership qualities and a unique energy to ensure Chancellors maintains direction and high morale.
Special interest areas include: Practice Management including Health Industry.
Affiliations & Accreditations Include: First Aid Certification, Xero.
Interests Include: gym, personal training, cooking and spending time with her family.
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