Who We Are
Unlike most firms, we’re proud of the nickname – because it’s what we do best.
We take control of the numbers so that you don’t have to.
We strive to empower businesses with affordable, time efficient and dynamic accounting solutions, allowing owners the ability to make effective financial decisions.
When it comes to numbers every situation is unique, and that’s why we place the utmost importance in actually listening to our clients, so we are meeting your needs.
We’re more than just Chartered Accountants in Perth, though we are that too! We take a flexible, experienced approach to accounting and bookkeeping to keep your input as minimal as possible. Our main purpose is to simplify the trickiest parts of business accounting, personal bookkeeping or business tax problems so that you will be able to focus on what’s most important, and be confident, knowing that you’ll pay the least tax possible.
In addition, if you need education, advice, or to gain some financial literacy, we want to hear from you.
Our team has a bit of an appetite for empowering small business people to handle their numbers, so that you can use your understanding to make better, more informed financial decisions.
At Simple Solutions, we empower business owners to implement affordable, time efficient and effective accounting solutions that provide the tools to allow business owners to focus on operating their business, yet having the ability to make real-time financial decisions.
We can teach you how to run the numbers, so the numbers don’t run you.
Director CA, CA(SA), ATI
Gillian is a qualified chartered accountant, with articled experience in a Big 4 firm. As well as completing her Masters in Taxation and International Taxation, she is a Registered Tax Agent and an Associate Member of the Tax Institute. Gillian has extensive experience in both the public sector and private sector experience, working in both before running her own successful tax practice for over 15 years.
Gillian’s experience includes sitting on a board of directors at a listed clients, being a member of the Junior Executive Board at the South African Revenue Services, and facilitating discussions in the negotiations of double taxation agreements. In addition, Gillian has completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and is a qualified secondary school teacher in Accounting and Economics. She has also lectured postgraduate courses and facilitated training and presented at in house training courses for employees of large listed clients.
Gillian has combined her passion for education, taxation, business, and accounting to build Simple Solutions Accounting Services. When not providing real-time financial services to small businesses and individuals, Gillian chases after two sporty, crafty, crazy kids, or attempts to hide behind her Kindle and a glass of SB (or at least a HOT vanilla chai latte)!
Highly ethical and professional, Sarah solves accounting system set ups to ensure efficient and effective financial record keeping with minimal input from the business owner – which allows the business owner to focus on what is important: their business!
With a background in banking and auditing, Sarah has exact attention to detail, balances to the cent, and ensures all beans are counted correctly.
When she’s not pouring over numbers, Sarah is a mother of two very busy boys, involved on many committees , reads vicariously (especially a good “boy adores girl” story), is a keen movie buff, sewing fiend, and part time portable IT help desk (her superpower is she can find the answer to anything on Google!).
Sanet is a qualified Chartered Accountant who completed her articles at a mid-tier firm. After articles, she started specialising in taxation at one of the big 4 firms, however, her passion for teaching led her to a role as a senior lecturer in taxation at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. During her time as senior lecturer, Sanet completed her Masters in Taxation and International Taxation.
After moving to Australia, Sanet obtained extensive experience in tax for individuals, trusts, partnerships and small companies. In addition to this, she has a passion for numbers and assists clients with bookkeeping, accounting, BAS and PAYGW / PAYGI.
When Sanet is not working, she loves to pursue her passion for long distance road and trail running (the only way to get some quiet time from 3 busy girls at home).
Rethea is a qualified Chartered Accountant who completed her articles at a small audit firm and then moved to the UK for some Big 4 auditing and corporate experience.
Rethea continued her career focusing on financial management while completing her Masters in Taxation. Before moving to Perth, she had her own accounting practice assisting clients of various industries with business planning, accounting and taxation.
Rethea loves nature and spends as much time as possible outdoors with her hubby, four kids and their beloved Beagle.
Patrizia is an experienced and dedicated office administrator committed to providing efficient, accurate and timely administrative services. Patrizia has also completed a Bachelor of Business.
Patrizia’s background ranges from undertaking Electorate Officer duties for a Senator for Western Australia, to providing high level administrative services as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director and CEO of a minerals exploration company.
When Patrizia is not in the office, she is kept busy running around after two energetic and quirky girls. Patrizia enjoys the opportunity to catch up with friends, or finding some quiet time to read a good book whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea.
In 2019 I am proud to support the following charities. To read more about the great work these charities are doing please click on the links.
The Intensive Care Foundation (my charity of choice in 2017). I continue to support ICF through quarterly donations, supporting their tipping and high tea events, and providing free tax returns to be raffled.
Assistance Dogs Australia (my charity of choice in 2018). I continue to support ADA through monthly donations.
100 Women I have recently joined 100 Women as a member and will continue to support them for 2019 and the foreseeable future.
Financial Toolbox – I attend events, meetings, prepare presentations and present workshops for Financial Toolbox. As soon as they have have DGR status, Simple Solutions Accounting Services will also provide monetary donations.
I am also a great believer in supporting local, and am giving back to my local community by supporting:
The Canning Cougars T Ball Club – Simple Solutions Accounting Services is the Canning Cougars flag and shirt sponsor for the last 3 years.
Riverton Primary School Campus – we replaced the Year 1 and 2’s bicycles that were stolen earlier this year.
Simple Solutions Accounting Services also provides services to Not-For-Profits and Community Groups pro-bono or at heavily discounted rates.