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Hannah became a Chartered accountant in May 2021. Her undergraduate study was a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.

 

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.

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.

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Herbie Begemann

Partner

Herbie is a registered Chartered Accountant in Australia with over 20 years of experience in accounting.

 

He received formal audit and accounting training, starting in public practice in South Africa in 1998.

 

Since 2003, Herbie 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.

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Bert van Dijk

Partner

Bert graduated from Curtin University in 1995 with a Bachelor in Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Tax.

 

He became a Certified Practising Accountant in 1997 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. 

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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.

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Hannah Siegers
Senior Accountant

Hannah joined the team in March 2018. She became a Chartered Accountant in May 2021, building on her undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Curtin University.

 

Hannah deals with a variety of clients preparing financial statements, tax returns and activity statements.

 She particularly enjoys working on self managed super funds and tax planning for businesses and individuals.

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.

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James Versluis 

Accountant

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.

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Maree Dekker
Junior Accountant

Maree began at Richwood on a casual basis in October 2019, and has transitioned to a larger role in June 2020.

 

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

Maree has achieved Xero Advisor Certification, and provides expert advice for our Xero clients.

She completes bookkeeping for a number of clients, manages ASIC compliance and assists with the preparation of business activity statements and tax returns.

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Steven Amoraal
Junior Accountant

Steven is a recent addition to our team at Richwood Accountants, having joining us in January 2021 in the role of bookkeeper and junior accountant.

Steven has completed a Certificate III in Accounts Admin and Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

Steven primarily works on the preparation of business activity statements for a range of entities, and personal tax returns.

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Veronica Cozynsen

Receptionist

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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