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.
Jamie-Lee De Souza
Practice and Client Relationship Manager
Jamie-Lee is passionate about building supportive relationships, with a background in administrative services across the hospitality and mining sectors, she understands the unique needs of stakeholders and delights in delivering exceptional results. Her key focus is providing effective systems that enable seamless, fully integrated workflows and stand the test of time.
Formerly an Executive Assistant to the GM of a Gold Mine, Jamie-Lee and her husband also set up and remotely run a hospitality establishment in Indonesia (temporarily shut due to COVID). As a listener and problem solver, she also understands the challenges of small business and the high level of trust required for a successful working relationship.
In her spare time, Jamie-Lee enjoys yoga, sewing, DIY projects and exploring the outdoors with her husband.
In 2020 and beyond we are proud to be able to support some wonderful charities. If you would like to learn more about the great work these charities are doing please click on the links below to visit their websites or donate.
Vinnies CEO Sleepout
Gillian is fundraising towards the Vinnies CEO sleepout, which is taking place on the 17th June 2021.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible. If you could spare that it would help Gill her achieve my $5,000 target and earn a spot at the sleepout. Every little bit helps support people in WA experiencing homelessness.
Click here to donate to the fundraiser.
The Intensive Care Foundation
We continue to support ICF through quarterly donations, supporting their tipping and high tea events, and providing free tax returns to be raffled.
Click here to donate to Intensive Care Foundation.
Assistance Dogs Australia
We continue to support ADA through monthly donations. We are loving the pups that we are helping to raise to provide assistance to those in order to live fuller lives.
Click here to donate to Assistance Dogs Australia.
Gill is on the NFP Board and attends events, meetings, prepares presentations and presents workshops for Financial Toolbox. Since Financial Toolbox gained DGR status, Simple Solutions Accounting Services also provides monetary donations.
Click here to donate to Financial Toolbox.
Gillian also holds volunteer roles as Parent’s and Citizen’s Executive Committee and Canteen Treasurer and the Team Manager of Community Cricket and Football.