Our Team

Our Team

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Director, Client Business Advisor
Darren Jinkins
Darren has been a member of the team since 1999, consulting and providing qualified tax advice that results in successful business outcomes. ‘In this environment, listening closely to our clients’ goals, having empathy, and strong general tax knowledge are essential.’ Darren is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business, Accounting.
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Director, Client Business Advisor
Michelle Grech
Michelle has advised Hughes O’Dea Corredig clients since 2002. With detailed tax knowledge, she advises clients on business planning, structuring and various tax issues. ‘I’ve always been interested in how businesses function and operate. Accounting provides me with scope to do this in various ways by listening to client’s needs to help develop and grow their business, which is very rewarding.’ Michelle is a member of Chartered Acc. Aus & NZ and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma of Financial Planning (RG146).
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Accountant, Client Advisor
Peter O’Dea
Prior to becoming part of the Hughes O'Dea Corredig team in 1987 Peter had many years’ experience with the Australian Taxation Office which included experience in complex audit assignments. As a result, his specialist areas include tax and accounting. Peter holds a Diploma of Business Studies and is a member of the National Tax Agents Association.
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Accountant, Client Advisor
Denis Grant
Denis joined the Hughes O’Dea Corredig team in 1996, and is dedicated to the important details of all things tax and accounting related – and assisting our clients in maximising their offsets and deductions. ‘It’s really about helping people get the best results and making the complex accounting process as simple and efficient as possible.’
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Business Services Manager
Helen Turner
Helen provides specialist management of our clients’ taxation needs, accounting issues and business advisory. Joining us in 2014, Helen brings extensive technical and practical financial knowledge to the role. ‘Achieving a great outcome for a client is the most rewarding part of the job. I particularly enjoy learning about their diversified industries.’ Helen is a Member of Chartered Acc. Aus & NZ and holds a Bachelor of Business, Accounting and a Diploma of Financial Planning (RG146).
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Manager, Superannuation Services
Annalise Curran
Annalise reviews clients’ superannuation fund financials and is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve efficiencies, and ensure that the ongoing operation of your SMSF serves your needs. ‘The most rewarding part of the job is assisting clients through significant life changes, be that retirement, loss of a spouse, or the receipt of a significant inheritance, and providing assurance that we can relieve some of the difficulties during what can be a challenging time.’ Annalise is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma of Financial Planning (RG146).
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Senior Accountant, Business Services
Pat Aprile
Having gained valuable business experience in varied accounting and tax roles over the years, Pat provides our clients with specialist advice in related to their SME business needs and assisting them with complex financial decisions as well as more common taxation matters. ‘Having attention to detail & sound technical knowledge, along with listening to people and being able to help discover what they’re truly after in both business and life goals are important in our role and helping others to reach their financial ambitions.’ Pat is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting & Finance.
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Accountant, Business Services
Olivia Soegomo
Olivia joined the Hughes O’Dea Corredig team in 2006, and provides our clients with meticulous preparation of financial statements and income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, trust and companies. Olivia brings a depth of experience to one-on-one client training in Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks, and imparting the value of record-keeping to reduce the cost of compliance. ‘I am passionate about helping clients to build their business, grow their wealth, reduce tax and look at different strategies to expand their business further.’ Olivia is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business, Accounting and Diploma of Financial Planning (RG 146).
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Accountant, Business Services
Shaun Clarke
Shaun joined Hughes O’Dea Corredig in 2012, helping clients grow their business and achieve their goals through effective tax planning. ‘Accounting provides a great opportunity to connect with a diverse range of business owners in different work forces. The accounting industry is so broad and forever changing, that there are always new challenges to work through.’ Shaun is a Member of Chartered Acc. Aus & NZ and holds a Bachelor of Business, Accounting & Finance and a Diploma of Financial Planning (RG146).
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Accountant, Superannuation Services
Karlyn Read
Since 2013, Karlyn has created favourable tax solutions for our clients through her in-depth knowledge of the ever-changing world of superannuation, and handles financials and tax returns for our SMSF clients. ‘I relish the challenge of working in the SMSF environment, and always keeping abreast of changes to the superannuation landscape to achieve good outcomes for our clients.’ Karlyn holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Accounting.
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Accountant, Superannuation Services
Louisa Maruzza
Louisa has been a member of the Hughes O’Dea Corredig team since 2005, and qualification, draws on her extensive superannuation knowledge in the preparation of SMSF financial accounts to achieve successful outcomes for clients. ‘Keeping up-to-date with changes to superannuation and legislation isn’t simple, and that’s where I come in. I take care of the details so clients can focus on the big picture.’ Louisa is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business, Accounting.
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Accountant
Chris Jones
Since joining us in 2003, Chris provides strategic accounting support services for business directors, and brings a wealth of accounting knowledge and comprehensive understanding of current accounting requirements. ‘Keeping up with accounting standards and legislation, and the increasing changes to accounting software is essential to providing a good service.’ Chris is a registered BAS Agent with a Dip. Business Studies, Accounting.
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Office Manager
Carmel Keohane
Since 1997, Carmel has overseen the efficient running of the Hughes O’Dea Corredig office, taking on HR and Payroll duties, BAS and IAS processing, supply acquisitions approvals, and liaising with staff, the ATO, government bodies and consulting advisers. ‘Having previously worked with the ATO, I chose to work in accounting. Attention to detail is essential in this environment, as well as a good ear!’ Carmel holds a Cert. IV in Administration/Business
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Client Services, Superannuation
Sandra Caruana
Sandra joined us in 2015 and brings impeccable organisational skills and attention to detail to her role as an invaluable member of the Hughes O’Dea Corredig team, delivering high-quality and efficient SMSF administration to our clients. ‘Working as part of a team and understanding the challenges of SMSF rules are really rewarding.’
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Client Services
Julie Cameron
Since joining the Hughes O’Dea Corredig in 2014, Julie has brought a keen-eyed organisational ability and thorough understanding of taxation and corporate compliance to the role. ‘I work closely with directorial staff to provide administrative support, ensuring effective time management.’
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Receptionist
Kay Smith
Since joining our team in 2013, Kay has improved the efficiency of our busy reception, ensuring the smooth day-to-day operation of administrative tasks, coordinating calendars, revising the AE and ATO Portal, and supporting Client Services. ‘I enjoy meeting new people, and forming a rapport with colleagues, clients and service providers.’
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Client Services
Kaylene Reid
Kaylene joined Hughes O’Dea Corredig in 2007 and brought with her the knowledge that comes with working for 40 years in various secretarial and administrative positions. Kaylene provides invaluable support to Hughes O’Dea Corredig and helps with the smooth operation of our offices. ‘As with all our administrative staff I take on all facets of administration duties, and love working with a great team, my job is very rewarding.’
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Client Services
Hannah Taylor
Hannah has worked with us since 2012, bringing efficiency to our office administration, and supporting our Senior Accountants, processing ATO correspondence, liaising with clients and lodging tax returns. ‘Working at Hughes O’Dea Corredig is hugely rewarding, it’s a challenging environment where we meet our clients’ high expectations.’