Tag Archive: BLG Team

Post-Election Results Overview

Posted on May 20, 2019
by Tammy Tieu

In the lead up to the federal election over the last few months, it was predicted that by this time we would have a new Labor government. Labor promised that by being elected into office, they would bring in a plethora of changes that would greatly shift the strategies of many businesses and individuals.

But in this day and age, whilst we have more knowledge to substantiate our predictions, it can still come as a shock when things don’t go as we expect. The 2019 federal election was no different as it resulted in a Liberal Coalition win despite the opinion polls.

While change can be good, the best thing to come out of the federal election is the removal of speculation and uncertainty. With the uncertainty, there was no ability to implement strategies right away, but now businesses and individuals alike can continue to plan ahead and implement strategies as before.

Will the Scott Morrison government stick to the pre-election proposed budget changes or shake things up? BLG Manager, Luke Bland, will go into detail on this topic next week, but for now here are links to our Federal Budget write-ups that you can refer to:

To ensure you have your planning set up to account for the Federal Budget updates our team can help you prior to the end of financial year. Get in touch with BLG Business Advisers online or by calling 02 4229 2211.

 

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Harry Gehrig

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Graduate Accountant

 

With an ongoing interest in numbers, Business Studies and Commerce, Harry started his Accountancy course at University and knew that it was the right decision. When looking to start his career, Harry wanted to work in a fun and friendly environment where he could learn as much as possible. He knew BLG was the perfect fit and joined us four months ago, proving to be an invaluable member of the team.

Harry characterizes the way BLG works with clients. He feels that when you start working and speaking with clients you understand that what you are doing is more than just a tax return or financial statement – it’s about helping them achieve their goals and helping them with their problems. The business advisory side of work for individuals and businesses is the area that Harry likes taking on the most. He also appreciates BLG’s team approach to work, and how someone is always willing to help and ensure you are doing the best you can.

When he is not enjoying the social side of BLG, Harry loves doing anything outdoors; going on hikes and bike rides, as well as going to the beach.

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Anthony Vardareff

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Chartered Accountant

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand

With a family of many accountants and an inherent interest in business and numbers, Anthony was drawn to an accounting career from an early age. Since acquiring his position with BLG six years ago while starting his University degree, Anthony has gone from strength to strength and has never looked back.

Anthony enjoys the variety of work he does for clients, and focuses on understanding their individual and business needs, which allows us to tailor our advice to provide beneficial outcomes. The area he enjoys the most is tax planning, as it provides better real-time information that can be used for solid decision-making, and it is generally where clients can see the benefit of the advice we provide. Anthony’s dedication to his clients and ability to problem-solve anything from tax riddles to IT issues make him an invaluable BLG team contributor.

When not working hard at BLG, Anthony enjoys staying active playing soccer, running and in the colder months skiing.

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Georgia Glennon

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Graduate Accountant

 

Throughout her childhood Georgia loved art-related activities, from learning new languages, like Spanish and French, to participating in choirs and musicals. While studying a different degree at University she found herself being drawn to numbers and business-related subjects, so eventually found Accounting was her field. Georgia joined BLG over a year ago and is a great member of the team.

Georgia loves the diversity of her job, from the range of industries our clients come from to the specifics of tailored services we provide for each of them. While Georgia undertakes a range of work, she most enjoys creating tax planning projections for large client groups. She then analyses the results at year end to see how their business has performed and provides answers and updates for the client. Since starting at BLG, Georgia has gained a great deal of knowledge from the other team members, Managers and Directors who are always supportive and encouraging.

Outside of BLG, Georgia and her fiancé can be found with their puppy in the park or by the beach. Georgia is learning another language, Mandarin, and believes it’s important to invest time in other interests you have in your life outside of work.

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Cem Ozer

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Graduate Accountant

 

Cem has made an impact since starting at BLG over two years ago, greatly assisting the BLG team with his IT knowledge and accounting skills. From an athletic kid who has always loved soccer, Cem has now formed a grand final winning BLG indoor soccer team, complete with branded shirts.

Enjoying the variety of clients he engages with and the office culture at BLG, Cem’s daily role generally involves the preparation of financials and taxation advice. As a very customer-centric firm, Cem also enjoys gaining a deeper understanding of a client’s business so we can provide advice that adds real value where it matters.

When he’s not at BLG he could be playing soccer with the BLG team, spending time with family, or indulging in food, lots of food!

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Emily Curnow

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Graduate Accountant

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) and Bachelor of International Studies

 

Growing up Emily was always drawn to stories surrounding art and history, but it was during University she discovered that she really enjoyed accounting. Emily was offered a position at BLG in her second year of University which allowed her to put her studies into practice. Over four years later and Emily has been a great success at BLG and a wonderful personality to have in our office.

Communication is key to her approach with clients. Emily enjoys providing solutions, whether in taxation or business advisory, and being able to help clients solve any challenges they may be facing. Her favourite aspect of BLG is the people – working in a great team environment as well as building strong relationships with our clients.

Outside of BLG, Emily likes to catch up with friends and spend time with her fiancé. She also tries to hit the gym regularly and enjoys a good Netflix binge every now and then.

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Gabrielle Bow

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Graduate Accountant

 

Gabrielle took a chance on BLG when a cadetship came up and five years on Gabrielle has flourished into an extremely talented member of the team. Graduating in Accountancy as a Deans Scholar at the University of Wollongong, Gabrielle has continued her great results in the final module of her Chartered Accounting qualification, being merit-listed across subjects.

Gabrielle is dedicated and perceptive, always ensuring our client’s expectations are understood and exceeded. She loves the type of innovative thinking we do at BLG, providing invaluable advice that helps clients move forward or solve issues they didn’t even know they had. The work Gabrielle takes on day-to-day is very versatile. From training BLG’s younger team members and enabling them to provide the service our clients value, to preparing forecasts for management accounts, assisting with tax planning and more.

When she’s not at BLG, Gabrielle will usually be at the beach, either volunteering at her local Surf Club or spending time with her family and friends.

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Lauren Sheldon

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Graduate Accountant

  • Masters of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Science (Conservation Biology)

 

No stranger to multi-tasking and taking on challenges, Lauren was torn between two career paths so decided to take on a double degree at University. Lauren was always drawn to science, but when she discovered she was good at accounting topics ended up developing a liking for it. This led to her first encountering BLG during work experience, and following this she kept an eye out for open positions here while at University. BLG is thankful that accounting turned out to be the career path Lauren wanted to follow as she has now been with the team for nine months.

Lauren works closely with clients to fully understand their individual situation and what they really want from her, so then the right strategies and solutions can be implemented for the best outcome. She finds it rewarding to see the final outcome of the compliance work and advice she undertakes for groups of various entities, knowing the complexity of some groups. She has a strong customer service focus and enjoys BLG’s diverse client base which gives her insight into a wide variety of business industries. The full suite of business advisory services that BLG offers has also enabled Lauren to expand her knowledge to encompass commercial and management accounting.

Lauren likes to stay active by playing sport, going to the gym or going for walks. She also enjoys eating yummy food!

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Lorenzo Mascarinas

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Graduate Accountant

 

While playing football was Lorenzo’s main activity growing up, he always enjoyed economics, maths and business studies, so accounting was the career that ended up appealing to him the most. Lorenzo’s first job was tutoring university students as part of the Business4Success program, until he decided to start building his accounting career alongside experienced and knowledgeable individuals while completing his studies. When BLG offered him a job he went for it and has been delivering great results here for 18 months.

Lorenzo enjoys learning about clients and their background stories before starting a job, and works closely with them to determine their situation so clear, workable solutions can be created. Year end work also allows him to come up with strategies that help clients achieve great results. Lorenzo likes working with the people at BLG. He finds the whole team, from his colleagues to the Directors, very easy to work with and always willing to help or offer advice.

When not working at BLG, Lorenzo enjoys watching music gigs and supporting his favourite artists, as well as turning up to Sydney FC soccer matches whenever he can.

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Victoria Morozov

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Chartered Accountant

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand

 

With a love of history and foreign languages to coaching tennis, Victoria discovered accounting at University, and her inspiring lecturers kept her there. After completing her Chartered Accounting qualification she moved from Sydney to Wollongong in 2017 and soon came on board with BLG. We have now gained the benefit of Victoria’s hard work and team spirit for over a year.

Victoria builds trusting relationships with her clients by providing valuable advice and proactive assistance, particularly with year end tax planning and accounting compliance work. With the regulations around self-managed superannuation funds and other accounting systems getting more complex, Victoria likes ensuring our clients can maximise opportunities and deal with changes proactively. Victoria also loves the dedicated team at BLG, who she says are amazing to work with on a daily basis.

Outside of BLG Victoria loves spending time with her husband and children and travelling.

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