FCPA, Partner – Peter is a Fellow of the Society of CPAs with over 40 years experience in the fields of accounting, management and taxation compliance. Having founded the Vanzwan practice in 1981, Peter has created an extensive and ever expanding professional network, with the vision to improve the accountant-client experience. Peter enjoys most sports; however he is most passionate about Newcastle United FC from the English Premier League. Peter is an avid skier and spends most of his winter weekends skiing at the Thredbo resort.
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CPA, Partner – David joined the Vanzwan Accounting Plus team in 2001 with a managerial background, quickly establishing himself as a qualified CPA. David became a partner in the firm in 2004, specialising in management accounting and dealing with large to small business clients.
David’s enthusiasm for his family and motorsports comprises a large part of his personality. On and off the track, he aspires to maintain his reputation as the flamboyant Frenchman!
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Senior Accountant – Wayne joined Vanzwan Accounting Plus in June 2001 and became a partner in 2004, with over 30 years experience in the banking and financial services sector. In 2014 Wayne decided to step back and retired as a partner, however he remains with the firm in the capacity of a consultant.
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting from the University of Canberra and a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University. Wayne is married with two adult children. His interests include golf, rugby union and all good sports.
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Office Manager – Penny has worked for Vanzwan Accounting Plus for over 25 years. With extensive administration knowledge and experience Penny currently fulfills the role of Office Manager, ensuring the smooth running of the firms’ day to day operations. Primarily managing and directing the office staff.
Outside of the office Penny’s passions include cooking and home design.
CPA, Senior Accountant – Simon is a qualified accountant and member of the CPA of Australia. He has been a part of the Vanzwan Accounting Plus team for over 10 years. Simon studied at the University of Canberra and completed a degree in Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.
Simon’s pursuits when away from the office include car racing of which he is a member of a local car racing club in Canberra. He also enjoys snowboarding in the winter months.
Accountant – Tiahn joined the Vanzwan Accounting Plus team over 15 years ago, initially in the role of receptionist, then bookkeeper and now as an accountant. Tiahn recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Accounting at the University of Canberra. Tiahn has a passion for soccer, both as a player and as a coach, playing at the top level within the ACT, winning the title of ACT Female Coach of the year in 2009, and had the honour of attending the National Football Federation of Australia awards ceremony in Sydney that same year. Tiahn’s free time is spent enjoying the beautiful game, being with her family and ensuring some time is set aside for shopping!
CPA, Accountant – Xiaoling joined the Vanzwan Accounting Plus team in September 2011 as an administration officer. After graduating with a Masters in Professional Accounting from the ANU, Xiaoling has gone on to successfully complete the CPA Program.
Outside of work Xiaoling enjoys music, shopping, travelling and meeting new people and has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl.
Accountant – Sinety join the Vanzwan Accounting Plus team in 2010 as a bookkeeper with 15 years experience. Since joining the team Sinety has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in accounting at the University of Canberra.
Outside of work Sinety’s main interests are skiing when she gets the opportunity and being with her family.
Iain joined the firm in 2011, after graduating in the United Kingdom with a Bachelors degree in Business and Financial Management, now settled into Australia. Iain is heavily involved in the business advisory service that Vanzwan is currently incorporating into their range of products. Iain is also the point of contact for Information Technology both in-house and externally.
Iain is a keen fan of the English Premier League, specifically Sunderland AFC, which often makes for interesting conversation with Peter who is for all things Newcastle!
Receptionist: As Vanzwan Accounting Plus’s receptionist Anne has been working in the finance sector for over 40 years with excellent customer relations experience, providing a professional and personal service as the first point of contact within the office.
Erica joined the Vanzwan team in September 2013 in the role of administrative assistant. After previously working in Sydney for 2 years, she was most pleased to be able to put her skills to good use in Canberra. Erica has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has commenced working toward her CPA.
Outside of work, Erica enjoys being out in the Aussie sun with her family and friends and has aspirations to travel the globe.
Lauren joined the Vanzwan team in March 2014, enjoying the challenge of learning new skills in the role of administrative assistant within the accountancy firm which contrasted her previous experience as a Dental Assistant which she performed for 9 years. Has taken to the role well and is enjoying her time in the office.
In her personal time Lauren enjoys good food, photography, motorbike rides, spending time with friends and family. Lauren is a seasoned traveler and looks forward to expanding that experience.
Jeremy is the newest member to our the Vanzwan Accounting Plus team, at the ripe old age of 21 Jeremy joins us as an administrative assistant performing varying roles within the firm. Juggling work whilst studying a Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism). During winter months you will find him snowboarding and in the summer he will most likely be back home on the Mid North Coast enjoying the waves and soaking up the summer sun to abolish the infamous Canberra tan. With graduation quickly approaching he is keen to move on to life after study enjoying more free time…until he embarks on his Masters Degree. Jeremy is excited in working for the Vanzwan Group and expanding his skill set and exploring what opportunities the Financial Industry may have to offer for the future.
Mickael, our latest recruit is coming from the hospitality industry where he worked as a manager for over 15 years. Mickael is due to graduate with his Bachelor degree in accounting at the University of Canberra early next year. Mickael is passionate about his son and a healthy and fit lifestyle as well as travelling and learning pretty much anything in life. It could also be mentioned that Mickael is the second French man that put the balance back into the Vanzwan team between the English and French.