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

Daina has been working public practice since 2002, mainly in the areas of Business Advisory, Tax, Self-Managed Superannuation and has a background in I.T. She 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. An in depth experience across a number of industries including medical, agriculture, construction, and manufacturing also dealing in the areas of exporting, research & development and international tax.  Daina serves on a number of boards, spends a lot of time in the community with her young family and is never far away from a tennis or netball court.

  • 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
Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Senior Accountant

A graduate of University of Ballarat, Daniel joined the team in June 2019. Daniel has over 8 years of experience in SMSF and Tax, and is a member of CPA. Out of the office he enjoys playing football for North Ballarat Football Club and an avid follower of the Essendon football club. 

Mikaela Cocks

Mikaela Cocks

Accountant

Ballarat born and raised, Mikaela joined our team as a graduate accountant in 2017 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 babies Milo & Lexi.

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting), Bachelor of Management
  • Certifications: Intuit Quickbooks Certified Advisor, Xero Certified Advisor
  • Email: mikaela.cocks@acaccountingbs.com.au
Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith

Accountant

Danielle joined our team in 2012 and her superb attention to detail has made her an invaluable member of our team. Danielle has a special interest in working with self managed super funds. She welcomed her first child in July 2017 and then twins in August 2019 so you know that her multitasking skills are on point. In her ‘spare time’ she enjoys to cook.

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.
  • Certifications: Intuit Quickbooks Certified Advisor, Xero Certified Advisor
  • Email: danielle.smith@acaccountingbs.com.au
Rebekah Griffin

Rebekah Griffin

Trainee Accountant

Rebekah is currently studying her Commerce degree with a Law major as she is highly interested in all things law and regulation related! In her spare time Rebekah enjoys camping, hiking and is a downhill snow skier enthusiast. During the footy season Rebekah is a keen follower of the Richmond tigers!