Matt Schlyder, Director, B Bus (Acc) Dip Fin Serv FCA
Matt is the Founding Director of FWO Chartered Accountants and the creator of our Financially Well Organised philosophy. Specialising in working with professional service firm clients, including legal firms for over 25 years, Matt has a unique understanding of the needs of professionals and the fact that they are time poor. This has lead Matt to develop an approach that is personal, targeted towards achieving outcomes, and contextual in terms of your Financially Well Organised strategy.
Jason Popelier, Associate Director, BCom CA MBA
Jason works with high net worth individuals across a diverse range of businesses both within Australia and globally. He works closely with his clients to assist them with their numerous business and family needs including business advisory, corporate advisory, management consulting, estate planning, risk protection, and taxation to name a few. Jason strives to be his clients key business advisor, assisting them to achieve their goals and aspirations, from start-up phase through to succession planning and capital raisings.
Christina Manderson, Office Manager
With over 25 years’ experience, Christina has a versatile skill set in office management working in a variety of industries. Christina is accountable for the efficient and effective design and delivery of all operational services, including administration, marketing, HR, IT and bookkeeping for the business. She understands the demands of a busy office and understands the importance of enduring client relations.
Gabriela Minervini, Accounting Team Manager, BBus: CPA
With over ten years’ experience in the taxation field both in Australia and internationally, Gabriela has a great understanding of the opportunities and challenges of our global profession.
As the Manager of FWO’s Accounting Team, Gabriela has extensive experience in taxation and financial reporting for companies, trusts and other entities. Gabriela’s strong technical knowledge in all areas of taxation together with her practical experience enables her to provide tailored business solutions for her clients.
Connie Lu, Senior Accountant, BCom; MIntEcon&F; CA
Connie has over eight years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant working with small to medium enterprise business clients. At FWO Connie specialises in providing accounting services to legal firms. As a result, she has developed legal industry specific knowledge to enable her to help her clients grow their legal practices.
As well as managing her clients’ annual tax compliance, Connie assists clients in better managing their business through analysis of financial results, monitoring cashflow and key performance indicators whilst providing advice and implementing strategies for Incorporating Legal Practices. Connie is a certified Xero (accounting software) Adviser and loves working with cloud based software.
Kaylee Li, Senior Accountant, BBus; CPA
Kaylee is passionate about working with our clients and supporting them through their taxation and financial needs, specialising in Self- Managed Super Funds (SMSFs). Her wealth of experience in this area, enables her to provide advice to our clients, so that they understand any regulatory changes which may arise, their roles, duties, and administration of their funds.
Kaylee is responsible for the taxation, accounting and compliance requirements of various client base and SMSFs. In addition, Kaylee adds great value to FWO by mentoring our young graduates and junior staff members.
Iffat Suleman, Senior Accountant, B Com Fin Acc; CPA;
With over 9 years’ experience, Iffat brings a wealth of knowledge to the team at FWO Chartered Accountants. Iffat prides herself on providing the best service for the clients and ensuring that all individual and business needs are delivered to the highest quality and standards.
Sarah Widt, Financial Para Planner, ADFS (FP)
Sarah has over 19 years’ experience in the financial planning sector and specialises in risk insurance and superannuation. Sarah is passionate in provisioning high quality advice to our clients and ensuring that advice given is compliant with industry regulations. Working closely with our clients and understanding their business needs, Sarah is able to achieve their goals with strategic planning and risk management through insurance, investment and superannuation.
Tom Crook, Accountant
Tom is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Queensland. He fills the position of a junior accountant, working predominantly on our non-legal clients. Tom’s strong work ethic and desire to learn, enables him to bring new ideas and a positive input into the team environment. Over the coming years he looks forward to continuing to learn and develop his skills at FWOCA.
Karen Sevele, Accountant, B.Bus, G.Cert in Business
Karen has over 3 years’ experience working in accounting practices and has recently relocated from New Zealand. Karen plays a key role in providing administrative support to the FWO Accounting Team, in the provision and delivery of all services to our clients in a professional and timely manner. Her role also encompasses assisting the company with their internal bookkeeping processes, using Xero Software. Karen is passionate about her work and looks forward to achieving her goal as a qualified Accountant in the very near future.
Eva Yang, Accountant, Bachelor of Management major in Business Administration; Master of Professional Accountant in The University of Sydney;
Eva has over two years’ experience as a tax accountant and is currently doing her Chartered Accountant Program. With a high regard for accuracy, Eva primarily focuses on tax compliance work for a variety of entities and is passionate in broadening her experience and knowledge across the tax advisory area.