Tag Archive: clients

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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Sarah Cross

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Chartered Accountant

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

Knowing she wanted to be an accountant from a young age, Sarah went to University and worked while she was studying in a different role, but thankfully discovered BLG and made the move to work here. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and BLG have had the pleasure of her outstanding work for 6 years.

Getting to know her clients and their business is a major part of Sarah’s role, ensuring she understands what it is they are trying to achieve and how BLG can help them achieve it. She naturally maintains strong client relationships, and also trains and mentors our new BLG team members who benefit from her patience and knowledge. Sarah loves her job and believes BLG is a testament to that.

When not at BLG, Sarah loves catching up with family and friends, playing board games, displaying at Lego exhibitions, or simply going on a random drive to explore!

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Tammy Tieu

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Chartered Accountant

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

A love of music and numbers can work in harmony in accounting as Tammy’s success at BLG shows. We are ever grateful for Tammy choosing accounting over a music career, because her dedication to clients and attention to detail make her a key component of our fantastic team. Tammy was introduced to BLG during work experience, and enjoyed it so much she didn’t hesitate to apply for the Junior Accountant role when starting University. Tammy has been with BLG for seven years and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Tackling difficult situations and complex problems is part of being a business adviser, and Tammy has used these moments as opportunities for growth both personally and professionally. Tammy knows that, while anyone can find a solution to a problem, if that solution doesn’t aid and assist our client’s goals then it’s not the best solution out there. She always provides clients with exceptional service whether in tax planning, business advisory or auditing, and it is the communication and face-to-face interactions she has with clients that she enjoys the most.

When away from her desk Tammy loves going for walks or hikes on weekends and, in keeping with her background in music, going to music gigs.

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Michael Lamont

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Grace Dawson

Chartered Accountant

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

A true team player in the office and outside of it, Michael delivers fantastic services to our clients, mentors our junior staff and even scores goals with BLG’s futsal team. Looking to progress his accounting career two years ago, Michael joined BLG after meeting the team and knowing they could provide him with the opportunities and challenges to achieve this. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a strong BLG support with his high work ethic and responsiveness to our clients.

Michael’s affinity for problem-solving makes him a valuable resource in business advisory services. He most enjoys providing tax planning services to our clients, as it allows them to see meaningful and valuable information in relation to their yearly performance and to better manage their outcomes. Being part of a team who genuinely cares for their clients is important to Michael, and one of the many reasons he appreciates working at BLG.

When he is outside the office you can find Michael playing soccer, at the gym or enjoying a great meal.

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