Melisa Wheatley – Principal

Melisa made an early start to her career in accounting and advisory with Martel Ebert & Co –even before she could hold a driver’s license (her grandmother drove her to work)!

In 2009 Melisa completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Charles Sturt University and continued on to complete the CPA program while raising two young children. She now has over 10 years accounting experience.

Melisa is often the first contact for our new clients. She has the talent to take complicated technical issues and translate them to useful, easy to understand terms. This means busy clients in trades, retail, professional and services get a no-nonsense interpretation of business issues facing them appreciate her knack for de-mystifying financial jargon.

Melisa is an expert in accounting, taxation compliance, Self Managed Super Funds and online management systems. She recognises efficiencies in cloud based accounting and often consults with businesses to ensure their systems are as automated as practical.    

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Memberships: Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia). Affiliate Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Personal: Melisa enjoys spending time with her young family and travelling around in their caravan.

Sam Martel – Principal

Sam has always had a strong interest in business especially agriculture. After leaving high school, Sam worked as a jackaroo on the then Twynam owned “Boolcarrol” near Waa Waa before attending the University of New England.

Sam graduated with a bachelor of agricultural economics with honors and was accepted into a graduate accounting position with KPMG in Sydney in their middle market advisory division. After KMPG he worked with Chapman Eastway, a medium sized accounting firm servicing the needs of large family businesses before returning to Dubbo.

In addition to his rural clients, Sam enjoys working with clients involved in other industries including engineering, aged care, property development, retail and trades.   

Qualifications: Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Hon.)

Memberships: Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand | Registered Tax Agent

Personal: Away from work, Sam enjoys playing rugby with the Dubbo Roo's, farming and travelling.

Hugh S Martel – Associate

Hugh prides himself in providing clients with personal attention, be it a strategic overview of their business or their new business proposal,financial planning, succession planning or tax planning.

Hugh has practiced as a public accountant since 1985 helping individuals and businesses. His experience also includes commercial accounting and farming operations as well as taxation and the effective operation of partnerships, companies and trusts.

A major part of Hugh's role is advising family business owners in a confidant’s role. Hugh likes to take a long term view when working with clients to help them achieve their goals.

In 2016 Hugh stepped back from a principal’s role in public accounting to an associate status with Martel Wheatley. His goal is todevote more time to clients’ succession matters and Financial Planning. He is a Director and Shareholder of Foundation Wealth Planners and an authorised representative of FYG Planners. He holds financial planning qualifications and has specialist knowledge on superannuation to assist clients approaching retirement and in retirement.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Financial Admin.

Memberships: Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia) | Registered Tax Agent | Justice of the Peace | Authorised Representative No. 321326 | Credit Representative No. 419718

Louise A Martel – Associate

Louise takes pride in listening and talking to her clients to understand their needs. Louise is involved with providing advice on business and taxation, preparing Financial Statements and Income Tax Returns for individuals and all other business entities. Louise is experienced in Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Capital Gains Tax, and Superannuation for both non-primary and primary producers.

Louise has over 25 years’ experience in the Accounting & Tax Industry and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

Qualifications: Bachelor of Financial Admin.

Memberships: Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia) | Registered Tax Agent

Personal: When she’s not in the office you can find Louise paddling a dragon boat on Macquarie River.

Matthew Bruntfleet – Accountant

Matt has worked in the accounting industry since 2011 whilst undertaking his joint degree in accounting and legal studies.

Matt has extensive experience in Self Managed Superannuation Fund compliance along with MYOB software support, taxation services and GST compliance. 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (Accounting/Legal Studies)

Memberships: Provision Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Personal: Outside of work Matt enjoys Judo, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Nav Kaur – Accountant

Nav has a thorough working knowledge of numerous software systems, including MYOB. She brings competent skills in taxation compliance to our clients with astute attention to every detail.

Nav has worked in the accounting field since 2009, starting her career overseas before settling in Australia and continuing with us here at Martel Wheatley.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) | Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Memberships: Associate Member of CPA Australia

Personal: Nav enjoys time with family and close friends, cooking, watching movies and listening to music.

Auriel Johnson – Bookkeeper

Auriel is an integeral part of our team assisting the principles and associates with bookkeeping. 

Auriel has knowledge in all accounting software applications and is able to assist clients.

Qualifications: Certificate III in Small Business Management

Personal: Auriel is very family oriented and spends as much time as possible with her grandchildren in addition to gardening, musical theatre and dance.

Jayde Fishpool - Cadet Accountant

Jayde has recently begun her position as Cadet Accountant where she hopes to further develop her skills in accounting.

Jayde was born and raised in Tottenham, on a cropping and sheep farm.

In her spare time, Jayde loves to spend time back on the farm with her family, and socialising with her friends.

If you would like to get in touch, please call, email or complete the form below and we can arrange a meeting.

Call us: 02 6813 0799

Email us at admin@mwata.com.au  

Visit us at Level 1 Endeavour Court 139 Macquarie St Dubbo NSW 2830

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