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Our Business Values

  • To be a pro-active and innovative accounting and business advisory firm focused on building relationships based on honesty & integrity.
  • Rather than just have an accountant, we aim to inspire our business clients with courage & leadership to be the best we can be.
  • From compliance to consulting we are committed to producing outstanding results of lasting value.
  • To be active in understanding our clients’ individual needs and provide advice that is both technically sound and success driven.
  • Guarantee clients the highest level of confidentiality and integrity in relation to their financial affairs.
  • Our clients are never too small or insignificant and no job is too hard or too small.
  • With the tax laws constantly changing our team members agree to undertake extensive professional development to keep their skills at the forefront of current standards and practices.
  • At all times provide friendly, courteous and personal service from an enthusiastic team who endeavour to deliver quick turnaround of compliance work.
  • To be accessible which includes returning client calls promptly and recognising that clients’ needs often extend outside regular business hours.

History of the Firm

The Taxnet Accounting practice was formed in the early 1990’s and is headed by our Principal, Colin Butson. The firm continues to grow thanks largely to the referrals from our satisfied loyal clients and since 2002 we have also successfully completed several mergers with smaller local accounting practices.

The firm has evolved from a traditional tax and accounting practice to a full financial services firm providing small business owners with more than just tax returns and compliance. Our role is to help you grow your revenue, profits and business value plus create wealth using tax effective strategies such as negative gearing and superannuation. While we service a broad range of clients from all around Australia we maintain a deliberate focus on small business - from trades people to professional service and medical providers, primary producers, property developers and self managed superannuation funds.  With Colin’s background in Financial Markets and Stock Broking, it’s no surprise that the fastest growing area of the practice is Self Managed Superannuation Funds.

We understand the ambitions and hurdles that small business owners face and we take pride in our client’s achievements. Our reward is your success and while we are big enough to handle complex technical tax issues, we are small enough to maintain our commitment to personal service. As a progressive firm we continually adopt the latest technology and regular communication with clients is a priority through our quarterly ‘On The Money’ newsletter that is full of business development strategies and wealth creation tips.

Contact us today and discover why we are The Small Business Specialists.

Our People

Our team at Taxnet are committed and dedicated to providing the services you need in a professional but very personalised way. Here are the members of our management team that will be looking after you when you allow us to provide you with accounting, taxation & business consulting services:

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Philip Youssef - Principal

Philip is a CPA Accountant and FBAA who has been servicing small to medium sized businesses for over 13 years. He completed his Accounting Degree with a major in Finance and Commerce at Swinburne and La Trobe Universities. Further, he is also an accredited Mortgage Broker assisting with both personal and commercial loans. Philip specialises in the full scope of Accounting and Taxation with particular interest in the medical industry.

Outside of work, Philip enjoys spending quality time with his wife Mirel, and their 3 children. His young family keep him busy, juggling between sports, outings and play games at home. Philip is also a movie buff and enjoys having a drink with friends. Philip serves regularly at his local Coptic Orthodox Church and is committed to attending Sunday services with his family.

Contact Philip on philip@taxnet.com.au

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Angela Au Yeung - Senior Accountant

Angela has been with Taxnet and its predecessor for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience in Accounting and Taxation matters. She is a Property Development ‘expert’ and has a lot of experience with a number of accounting software programs including Cashflow Manager, MYOB and Quickbooks.

While she is a self confessed workaholic, outside the office she is a budding ‘Masterchef’ who enjoys cooking and trying new recipes. The team at the office congregate around Angela’s desk when she brings in a sample of her cooking! Angela is fluent in Cantonese and comes from a large family (one of 10 children) and also enjoys spending time with her 16 nieces and nephews.

Contact Angela Au on ayeung@taxnet.com.au

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Ricky Dheri - Senior Accountant

Ricky is a CPA Accountant and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting from James Cook University in Cairns. He has over 8 years of experience in Public Practice Accounting in Australia. Ricky loves working with numbers and helping small businesses in achieving growth.

Outside of work, Ricky enjoys watching cricket & rugby, spending time with his kids, cooking and travelling around the world with his family.

Contact Ricky on ricky@taxnet.com.au

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Michael Hermina - Accountant

Michael holds a Bachelor of Accounting from La Trobe University and is an CPA Associate Member, currently studying for his full CPA Accreditation. He enjoys working with clients and assisting with their accounting needs, with particular interest in Business Consulting, Taxation and Finance.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys socializing and going out for dinner and watching movies. Michael’s favorite Football club is Real Madrid C.F. He enjoys going on holidays, eating chicken parmigiana & serving in Sunday School at his local Coptic Orthodox Church on Sundays.

Contact Michael on michael@taxnet.com.au

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Mirel Youssef - Practice Manager

Mirel studied a Bachelor of Optometry at UNSW. Although she is not an Accountant by trade, Mirel has always had a strength with numbers and is the Practice Manager at Taxnet. She is the first point of contact, responsible for attending and assisting with the daily needs of running the practice. Mirel has a strong passion & is committed to ensuring Taxnet’s clients and staff are satisfied and their needs are met.

Outside of work, Mirel enjoys spending time with her husband Philip, and their 3 children which is her passion. She enjoys her culinary adventures and having a drink with friends.

Contact Mirel on mirel@taxnet.com.au