Experience – the wisdom gained from a rewarding journey
Established in 1994 and operating from a beautifully renovated Queenslander, G J Walsh & Co grew quickly from its humble beginnings. By embracing a strong commitment to its clients, we were blessed with rapid growth due to a passion for quality, grounded in astute business values.
Greg Walsh founded the practice on the back of 18 years in the commercial sector. David Richardson joined the practice in 1999 as a willing graduate. Our business, professional and individual clients benefit from the most insightful, expert and informed financial advice.
Let our partners personally manage your affairs with the support of an expert team of professionals.
In 2005, we moved to our current location in Brisbane Street, Ipswich.
Innovation – the pursuit of new ideas
At G J Walsh & Co we take the time to understand your unique situation. Journeying with you, we make informed decisions based on your current circumstances. Together, we set growth oriented goals based on contemporary business solutions. Our investment in our clients is driven by a commitment to excellence and a willingness to explore every opportunity to realise your financial potential.
Results – meshing our experience and innovation to deliver an outcome
Our reputation has been built on a commitment to client satisfaction. Our relationship with you will thrive through our talented people, specialised expertise, and a personal approach that delivers results. Ensuring quality outcomes through strong relationships with our clients, we become an integral part of their business structure. We add value every step of the way through our proactive approach and drive for their success.
Leonie Wilkins – CPA | Senior Accountant
Leonie joined the G J Walsh & Co team in 2009 after having worked in a Brisbane CPA accounting practise for a number of years where she made the decision to work closer to her children whom were in their early years of schooling. Leonie has over 10 years of experience in Public Practise in dealing with personal income tax, tax and compliance work for small and medium sized entities and in recent years with a larger focus on superannuation fund compliance work.
When Leonie is not at G J Walsh & Co she spends her time running after her 2 children doing the school run, helping out at the school or driving them to their various sporting commitments, and still manages to squeeze in time for a game of netball on a Saturday afternoon.
Leonie Wilkins CPA | Senior Accountant
Nicole Gillett – CA | Senior Accountant
We welcomed Nicole to the G J Walsh & Co team in January of 2016 after our incorporation with David Woolgar & Associates in the Boonah region. Nicole obtained her Bachelor of Business in 1996 through Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and advanced her qualifications through post graduate studies, becoming a Chartered Accountant in 2000. Nicole has over 19 years of experience in the accounting industry focused mainly in Public Practice in the Taxation and Business Services areas.
Working alongside David Woolgar and fellow staff members for the past 12 years, her experience within the industry is valuable to the growing G J Walsh & Co community.
Outside of G J Walsh & Co Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Nicole Gillett CA | Senior Accountant
Rosie Stanford – Accountant
Rosie joined GJ Walsh & Co in October 2014 on a part time basis after successfully running her own Hotel business for the past 8 1/2 years. Prior to this Rosie completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and worked as an Accountant in a Brisbane accounting practice for 6 years. Rosie is currently working towards her CPA certification.
When not at work Rosie enjoys spending time with her husband Tim and their three young children as well as playing netball and doing crossfit training.
Rosie Stanford Accountant
Sara McGrath – Assistant Accountant
We welcomed Sara to the G J Walsh & Co team in January of 2016 after our incorporation with David Woolgar & Associates in the Boonah region. Sara currently works remotely with G J Walsh & Co whilst juggling her busy life as a full-time mother of four.
Sara McGrath Assistant Accountant
Toni Notley – Bookkepper
Toni joined our team in September of 2016 based in our Ipswich Office. With over 15 years experience in bookkeeping services she has become a great asset to servicing our clients internally and externally.
Prior to G J Walsh & Co Toni has experienced a multifaceted working life with expertise in varying industries; she began her working career with National Australia Bank – International Operations and then with the Police Force until she had her children. While raising her 4 children Toni also assisted in developing and managing a New Swim School partnership in Jindalee. She also completed a Diploma in Graphic Design and then worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer as well as teaching Graphic Design at Springfield TAFE.
In her spare time, she plays Touch Football and coaches Touch Football, for both Juniors and Seniors. She is responsible for organising the annual Ipswich Super 8’s touch competition, which is sponsored by GJ Walsh & Co amongst other Ipswich businesses. The remaining spare time is happily taken up enjoying her daughters sporting and extra curricular activities.
Toni Notley Bookkeeper
Abby Walsh – Client Services & Marketing Manager
Abby is our Client Services & Marketing Manager and has been working for G J Walsh & Co since February 2010. She is responsible for all customer liaison, administration and team and workflow management within the practice. Any issues in relation to administration and employee workloads will be dealt with by Abby. She is also responsible for providing all Corporate Compliance Services and Self Managed Superannuation Fund administration services. Amongst her work with G J Walsh & Co, Abby is a qualified Graphic Designer where she assists in corporate stationery updates, annual advertisement design and managing social media accounts for G J Walsh & Co and related entities.
Outside the scope of G J Walsh & Co Abby is working towards her Bachelor of Business via Open Universities online study part-time and established a new local unisex clothing label Abby Road. Aside from study and business activities Abby enjoys various outdoor activities such as competing in the local Ipswich Touch Football and Ipswich OzTag Mixed Competitions and surfing.
Abby Walsh Client Services & Marketing Manager
Clair Prince – Reception & Administration
We welcomed Clair to the G J Walsh & Co team in January of 2016 as part of our incorporation with David Woolgar & Associates in the Boonah region. Clair has extensive experience working in administration within the accounting industry in Brisbane and Boonah since 1998. Her contribution to our office includes but is not limited to managing reception, staff job allocation, client and corporate compliance.
Clair enjoys family time on the weekends supporting her children in their representative sporting teams.
Clair Prince Reception Administration
Greg Walsh – FCPA FTIA | Partner
Greg is the founding partner of G J Walsh & Co. He has worked as a practising accountant since 1983 after graduating from the Queensland Institute of Technology in Brisbane. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia having been a member of this professional body for more than 30 years.
He is also a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. He has worked with clients throughout Australia and New Zealand since the practise was established. His specialties include taxation, small and medium business advice, financial reporting, auditing of clubs and associations and small business and taxation planning.
Greg has given his time to the local community for over 25 years, having sat on various school boards and committees during this time. He has coached rugby league and cricket at local and representative levels, been actively involved in various categories of motorsport from local to international levels. He has managed his son for the past 15 years through his motorsport career including V8 Supercars in Australia and A1GP and Formula Renault in Europe.
Greg is currently Chairman of Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich Inc and has served on this board since 1995, chairman since 2003 and served as an executive board member from 1997. Ipswich Brothers is one of the leading Queensland Clubs and founding Club in the confraternity of Brothers Clubs.
Outside of the practise he likes to keep fit being involved in Crossfit, cycling, running and water skiing. He enjoys camping and fishing when time permits.
Greg Walsh FCPA FTIA | Partner
Angela Leismann – CPA | Senior Accountant
Angela joined was our first employee back in 1995 and developed her accounting career over 15 years with G J Walsh & Co exploring all areas of public practise. In 2010 she attained a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching and worked in the education field. She re-joined the practise in 2013 with a renewed enthusiasm for the accounting profession. Her new skills in educating are now applied to the training and development of the professional team members to ensure their knowledge and skills are refined to provide optimum services to our clients. Her attention to detail and approachable attitude is intended to foster current and future relationships with staff and clients alike. Her position at G J Walsh & Co enables her to create a balance with career and family life. Her school-aged children are involved in local netball and basketball clubs which are great social outlets for community involvement.
Angela Leismann CPA | Senior Accountant
Tim Sauer – CPA | Accountant
Tim has been a member of the G J Walsh & Co community since January 2007, during this time he has developed and become a professionally accredited accountant having completed his Bachelor of Electronic Commerce majoring in Accounting followed by completion of the Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) program.
In May 2013 Tim became a first time father to a beautiful baby girl named Charlotte. Tim enjoys the team environment which G J Walsh & Co offers, and this carries through into his spare time where he enjoys playing rugby league and cricket.
Tim looks forward to helping his clients in all their taxation, compliance and audit obligations into the future.
Tim Sauer CPA | Accountant
Erin Wilkins – CPA | Accountant
Erin first joined the G J Walsh & Co team in late 2008 as a graduate from The University of Queensland, obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce – majoring in Accounting and Finance. Whilst working with G J Walsh & Co she was able to grow and develop her understanding of compliance requirements within the Tax sector. She then commenced her postgraduate studies and obtained her CPA qualification in late 2011. An opportunity arose to work in the Resources sector as a Management Accountant. For four years she was based in Blackwater where she gained an invaluable insight into the day-to-day Management of large businesses and process chain analysis. Eventually becoming a Business Analyst within the sector.
Family life started in 2014 and Erin and her husband, Clint, moved back toward family and friends – buying a small hobby farm in Maroon. In 2015 Erin was then looking for part-time work close to home. G J Walsh & Co were open to her return. Erin will be based out at the Boonah office long-term and looks forward to growing a client base through a continuing relationship with G J Walsh & Co.
Erin Wilkins CPA | Accountant
Suzanne Foelz – Bookkeeper
We welcomed Suzanne to the G J Walsh & Co team in January of 2016 after our incorporation with David Woolgar & Associates in the Boonah region. Suzanne has gained great experience in administration from working in the Boonah, Brisbane and Toowoomba regions. Suzanne was fortunate enough to become a stay at home mother while she raised her two children until she returned to work as the bookkeeper at David Woolgar & Associates in December of 2003. Suzanne continues to contribute to the G J Walsh & Co team as bookkeeper, predominantly in Banklink Services.
Outside of G J Walsh & Co Suzanne enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends.
Suzanne Foelz Bookkeeper
Mitchell Cobbin – Undergraduate
Mitchell is currently studying for a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Sustainable Business at the University of Southern Queensland. Mitchell is an avid sports fan, while enjoys time with his friends outside of hours. Mitchell is excited to be working here with the team, where he feels there is a wealth of experience available and is learning every day. He is also looking forward to completing his studies and beginning his Certified Practicing Accountants program.
Mitchell Cobbin Undergraduate
Jayde Lawson – Client Services
Jayde is our client services and administration support and has been working for G J Walsh & Co since 2005. Jayde has returned from Maternity leave in January of 2015 after the birth of her beautiful little girl Harper, in December 2013.
Outside of G J Walsh & Co Jayde is full-time mum and owner of BLVD Restaurant in Springfield Lakes with her husband.
Jayde Lawson Client Services
Sharna Dilger – Administration
Sharna previously worked for G J Walsh & Co from 2008 up until February of 2013 as an Administration Assistant, however her pursuit for overseas travel saw her take a break from the office and spent a year and a half in London working and travelling across the globe. In September of 2014 Sharna returned to the G J Walsh & Co team as receptionist of the Ipswich office including but not limited to assisting our partners and administration team with general administration matters. She hopes to travel again in the near future when time permits.
Sharna Dilger Administration
David Richardson – CPA | Partner
David joined G J Walsh & Co as a graduate accountant in 1999, fresh from completing his degree at Queensland University of Technology.
Joining a small progressive firm meant I was exposed to all aspects of the accounting trade from answering phones, to filing documents. Growing with the firm, expanding my knowledge allowed me to in later years apply these principles and concepts to my clients
David obtained CPA status in 2002, his competencies stretch to all aspects of the accounting sphere. He acknowledges that the compliance requirements that small business face are important, but his proactive approach to accounting is where his value lies.
Whether it is lodging a tax return or BAS for a client or compiling a set of Financial Statements, it is important that you have the technical knowledge and abilities to perform these tasks. However, my greatest asset is providing forward thinking strategies to my clients. There is no point saying we could have or should have done that. I like to be on the front foot with my clients, providing solutions that help them achieve their goals.
In 2004 David was admitted as a partner of G J Walsh & Co. He works with clients within a range of accounting and financial disciplines, from the support needed to run the day to day affairs of a business s to more complex advice on how to best manage your taxation obligations.
For me working outside the square is the norm. Every client is different and diverse. Every client needs a solution that is specifically tailored for their circumstances.
Away from the office, David enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family and watching his young flock grow. As a self-confessed Cricket Tragic, he can be found in the summer months on a local cricket ground battling it out with a group of mates playing for his beloved Brothers Cricket Club.
David Richardson CPA | Partner
Shellee Saunders – CPA | Senior Accountant
We welcomed Shellee to the G J Walsh & Co team in January of 2016 after our incorporation with David Woolgar & Associates in the Boonah region. Shellee started working for David Woolgar in July 1999 as an undergraduate completing her Bachelor of Commerce hosted by the University of Queensland (UQ) where she graduated in 2002. Shellee gained her Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) certification in 2006 while working full-time as an accountant and office manager of the practise.
Since the birth of her first child in 2006, Shellee has worked part time whilst raising her 3 children with her husband. Shellee’s knowledge and experience with the practise and accounting and taxation services is beneficial to the G J Walsh & Co community as we merge as one.
Shellee takes full advantage of her time outside of business hours where she enjoys various activities such as playing sport, going to the gym, playing the violin, camping, shopping and spending time with her friends and family.
Shellee Saunders CPA | Senior Accountant
Simone Noble – CPA | Accountant
Simone joined G J Walsh & Co in late 2008 taken on as an undergraduate. She finished her studies in July 2010 obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting with the University of Queensland.
Simone Noble CPA | Accountant
Maree Muller – Accountant
We welcomed Maree into the G J Walsh & Co team in January of 2016 after our incorporation with David Woolgar & Associates in the Boonah region. Prior to working in the accounting industry, Maree worked within the banking industry for 14 years at some of the top banking corporations. During her time in the banking industry, Maree worked in various roles such as customer service, supervisor and loans officer. Maree took time off work to become a full-time mother whilst additionally completing her Bachelor of Commerce externally and providing bookkeeping services.
Maree’s accounting career began with David Woolgar & Associates in June of 2012, where she continues to grow her knowledge in the industry while working towards her Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) certification. Maree’s knowledge in the banking and accounting industries together make a great asset to the growing G J Walsh & Co team.
Outside of G J Walsh & Co, Maree enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Maree Muller Accountant
Catherine Spiteri – Accountant
Catherine joined G J Walsh & Co in February of 2014 as an intern to gain practical work experience while she was completing a Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Commerce double degree program with Griffith University, majoring in Accounting and International Management. Catherine is currently working towards her CPA certification.
Catherine enjoys travelling and spending time with family.
Catherine Spiteri Accountant
Riley Kelshaw – Administration
Riley joined our team in September of 2016 based out of our Boonah Office. He assists administration, accountants and partners with the necessary daily operations of the office. Riley has eagerly been working towards his Bachelor in Business & Commerce at the University of Southern Queensland, majoring in Accounting & Finance. Outside of work he enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, and has interests in travelling overseas, when there is time available.
Riley Kelshaw Administration
Amanda Madden – Partners Assistant
Amanda joined our office during 2008 as Greg and Davids PA (Partners Assistant). She is responsible for practice and partner administration, marketing and finance matters within the practice. Amanda has completed various studies in her current and previous positions outside of G J Walsh & Co such as Certificate II in Business, Certificate III in Retail Supervision and Certificate IV in Business Administration.
Outside of G J Walsh & Co Amanda enjoys playing touch football and Oz tag. She also enjoys travelling and has visited Thailand and America.
Amanda Madden Partners Assistant
Kath Walsh – Reception Administration
Kath has been apart of the G J Walsh & Co team since its establishment, assisting her husband Greg in the operation of both front and back of office. In May of 2015 Kath joined the administration team where she assists the partners and staff with reception and administration wherever necessary.
Kath Walsh Reception Administration
We take a holistic approach to your business. We utilise a range of business professionals and their expertise to provide an unequalled service.
Richard Peauril CFP®, ADipFP
Authorised Representative, Fitzpatricks Private Wealth
Advice to give you confidence around life choices to live the life you desire is the passion that drives me.
28 years’ industry experience, 21 years as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), enables me to identify core hopes and goals and deliver tangible strategies tailored to successful life plans. – helping you become financially well organised to maximise success.
Collaborating constructively with your other trusted professionals, including Greg and David, I provide ongoing professional advice to keep you on track in a changing world, whether you are a young adult, a growing family, approaching retirement or a small business owner.
I am supported by the Fitzpatricks Private Wealth Team and their investment offerings which are structured according to individual preferences. Their Risk Targeted Investments allow a unique freedom to invest in a broad range of investments not usually covered by other fund managers.
Care and concern for the overall wellbeing of my clients as well as my ability to explain complex financial terminology in clear and simple language has been demonstrated with my portfolio of dedicated clients for over 20 years.
Away from work I live with Erica, my wife of nearly 40 years. My other passions include genealogy, rugby and cricket. I especially enjoy a good game of ice hockey. In a past life, I was an Air Traffic Controller.
I can be contacted at our office on 07 3812 3838 or direct on 07 3454 4821 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The information in this article is general information only. It is important you do not act on this information without receiving professional financial advice.
Richard Peauril is an Authorised Representative of the Fitzpatricks Private Wealth. Fitzpatricks Private Wealth is the registered business name of Fitzpatricks Dealer Group Pty Ltd ABN 33 093 667 595 AFSL 247 429.
G J Walsh & Co work with a number of local legal experts. A number of our clients utilise solicitors on a daily basis. Clients purchasing businesses or entering into leases, clients with matrimonial issues and much more, we can direct you to a professional that can deal with your legal requirements. Depending on your needs we can refer to and have a working relationship with your legal expert, to achieve your desired outcome.
Business Bankers and Advisors
Finding that right connection with a banker that knows what your business is trying to achieve and what outcomes you are searching for is very relevant for most of our clients. If you don’t have that relationship with your bank, we are happy to refer to local business bankers who will listen to you and help you through the tough times.
If youre purchasing machinery for your business, your first home or a car – we have a competent group of financiers that we direct our clients to. We dont ask for or receive commissions, we refer you to people that will help you and your business.
Bookkeepers are invaluable to your business when used correctly. We have a team of book-keepers out in the field that help our clients – some from a couple of hours a month to assist with reconciliation and month end data entry. Other clients have bookkeepers in their business on a more regular basis to help with their day to day administration requirements.
Our book-keepers work on a range of clients from sole traders too small to medium sized businesses as well as not for profit entities and incorporated associations.