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 and traveling.


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

Matthew Bruntflett – 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.

Rebecca Pryor - Cadet Accountant

Rebecca started with Martel Wheatley in September 2016. Rebecca grew up on a farm south west of Gunnedah.

Rebecca supports the principals and other accountants in assisting with the preparation and completion of client engagements. Rebecca enjoys the weekly professional development meetings which enhance her learning.

Qualifications: Certificate 3 in Business Administration

Personal: In Rebecca's spare time she loves traveling to Sydney with her friends to catch the latest in music.

Jayde Fishpool - Support

Jayde is the first point of contact with Martel Wheatley.

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.

Mitchell Ryan - Cadet Accountant

Mitchell is the newest Cadet Accountant here at Martel Wheatley. Mitchell was born and raised in Dubbo. From a young age he enjoyed mathematics and problem solving.

Mitchell completed his HSC in 2016 at Dubbo College Senior Campus and intends to start university though distance education in the New Year.

Mitchell values spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys camping and travelling to Sydney whenever he can to see old 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

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