Our staff

Andrew Brewer

Andrew Brewer

Director

Not your typical nerd herder, Andrew is a dedicated weekend warrior. When he’s not getting around the basketball courts, he can be found enjoying a spot of waterskiing or some serious snowboarding (depending on the season). Born and raised in Ballarat, Andrew is a highly skilled practitioner in property development and property-related transactions, business restructuring and planning, sale/acquisition of businesses, wealth management and self-managed superannuation, tax planning and minimisation, finance applications and funding and succession planning.

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.
  • Certifications: Intuit Quickbooks Certified Advisor, Xero Certified Advisor
  • Memberships: CPA
  • Email: andrew.brewer@acaccountingbs.com.au
Peter Rutley

Peter Rutley

Director

Born and raised in Ballarat, Peter is passionate about supporting his local community and has acted as treasurer for his beloved Buninyong Football Club for more than 10 years. Peter has experience across a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, hospitality, medical and pharmacy clients. Specialising in business and taxation planning, profit improvement and business structuring, he also offers extensive expertise in personal and business income tax, cash flow management, budgeting and self-managed superannuation fund advice.

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Diploma of Financial Planning.
  • Certifications: Intuit Quickbooks Certified Advisor, Xero Certified Advisor
  • Memberships: Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Email: peter.rutley@acaccountingbs.com.au
Daina MacLeod

Daina MacLeod

Director

The latest addition to the AC Family in July 2017, Daina has over 15 years experience in public practice working in Tax, Self-Managed Superannuation and has a background in I.T. Daina is passionate about working closely with small to medium businesses to improve their internal business structures, gain insight into strategic direction and to help them achieve their personal and business goals. Daina spends a lot of time in the community with her family, is never far away from a tennis or netball court and is the Chair of the Board for the Karden Disability Support Foundation.

 

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Accounting, Bachelor of Computing
  • Certifications: Intuit Quickbooks Certified Advisor, Xero Certified Advisor
  • Memberships: Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Email: daina.macleod@acaccountingbs.com.au
James Westbrook

James Westbrook

Senior Accountant

The firm’s resident sports nut, James is considered something of an authority on footy and horse racing. Also a cricketing die-hard to boot, he combines his two great loves as treasurer of the VRI Delacombe Cricket Club. James started with the firm as a trainee in 2012 and is now a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.
  • Certifications: Intuit Quickbooks Certified Advisor, Xero Certified Advisor
  • Memberships: Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Email: james.westbrook@acaccountingbs.com.au
Danielle Thomas

Danielle Thomas

Accountant

It’s Danielle’s superb attention to detail that has made her an invaluable member of our team. Having joined our firm in 2012, she is (proudly!) one of our graduate accountants and is now studying to become a CPA. Danielle welcomed her first child in July, 2017, and has a special interest in working with self managed super funds.

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.
  • Certifications: Intuit Quickbooks Certified Advisor, Xero Certified Advisor
  • Email: danielle.thomas@acaccountingbs.com.au
Kristina Rennison

Kristina Rennison

Accountant

Kristina recently joined our firm as a graduate accountant after completing a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting and is currently studying to become a CPA. Kristina is enthusiastic about her work and looks forward to developing her professional and accounting skills further in order to help clients achieve their business goals. Study and family commitments permitting, Kristina likes to head off camping and fishing in her spare time.

Mikaela Cocks

Mikaela Cocks

Graduate Accountant

Ballarat born and raised, Mikaela has recently joined our team as a graduate accountant after completing her Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Accounting and Bachelor of Management double degree. Mikaela is passionate about her work and is a breath of fresh air around the office. Outside of the office, Mikaela enjoys spending time with her fur baby Milo.

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting
  • Certifications: Intuit Quickbooks Certified Advisor, Xero Certified Advisor
  • Email: mikaela.cocks@acaccountingbs.com.au
Dani Innes

Dani Innes

Senior Office Admin / Trainee Accountant

Dani joined our team in October, 2017, and combines more than seven years’ experience in the accounting industry with awesome customer service skills. Happy to assist you with all aspects of your business, Dani is particularly handy with ASIC and payroll enquiries. Away from the office, Dani likes to spend time with her family and friends, or enjoying the great outdoors with her fur kids.

Kayla Mathieson

Kayla Mathieson

Administration

Kayla barracks for Collingwood. If you’re a fellow Pies fan, it won’t matter what comes next – we know you’ll get along famously. For those not so inclined, read on! We know you’ll grow to love Kayla just as much as we do. Kayla is new to the firm and the accounting industry, but has more than seven years’ experience in customer service and is thoroughly enjoying learning the ropes around the office. She has a certificate in MYOB, is very people-orientated, willing to have a laugh and goes above and beyond to assist our clients.