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Herbie Begemann


Herbie is a registered Chartered Accountant in Australia. He received formal audit and accounting training, starting in public practice in South Africa in 1998. Since 2003 he has served in a variety of roles ranging from auditing to management accounting and financial accounting both in South Africa and Australia.


Herbie became a partner of Richwood Accountants in July 2016.


Bert van Dijk


Bert graduated from Curtin University in 1995 with a Bachelor in Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Tax. In 1997 he became a Certified Practising Accountant and since 2015 has been a Fellow of the CPA Society. In 2002 he became a principal of Richwood and since July 2016 a partner.


Bert has expertise in advising small to medium businesses, specialises in Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF’s), and has a passion for advising pre-retirees. 


Robert Dekker

Senior Accountant

Robert has worked in Public Practice for over 32 years including 13 years as a Principal in a 4 partner firm and 7+ years as a principal in his own right. He has vast experience and knowledge covering income tax and capital gains tax with particular emphasis on individuals and small to medium businesses.


Robert has extensive knowledge of the different structures including Proprietary Limited Companies, Family trusts, Partnerships, Sole Traders and Self Managed Superannuation Funds.


Robert consistently exceeds the required minimum of 40 hours per year of Professional Development.


Hannah Siegers


Hannah joined the team at Richwood Accountants in March 2018, and became a Chartered accountant in May 2021.


Hannah deals with a variety of clients including large and small businesses as well as individuals, preparing financial statements, tax returns, and BASes.

Hannah is Xero Advisor Certified, and Payroll Certified. She has also assisted the transition of software for a number of businesses, and also provided other support or advice as required.


James Versluis 


James graduated from Curtin University in March 2019 with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Tax. Prior to joining the Richwood team in September 2020, he worked in a management accounting role.

James’ original exposure to preparation of tax returns was as part of the Curtin Tax Clinic, starting in February 2018 and continuing through until February 2020. He now works with a range of entities, assisting with the preparation of financial statements and tax returns.


Maree Dekker

Junior Accountant

Maree is a recent addition to our team at Richwood Accountants, joining on a casual basis in October 2019, and transitioning to a larger role in June 2020.


She is currently studying Commerce at Curtin University, majoring in Accounting.

Maree has achieved Xero Advisor Certification, completes bookkeeping for a number of clients, and assists with the preparation of business activity statements and tax returns.


Veronica Cozynsen


Veronica will most likely be the first face you see when you come in, or the first voice you hear when you call.


She is able to assist with most client admin queries and appointment bookings, or will direct you to the team member most suited to helping you. 

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