At Strategem, our 65 highly-trained staff are passionate about working with you to enrich your life. We help guide you through the maze of options to make the best financial decisions for your personal and business needs. We work and live in the community and are here to support you, your family and your business.
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Our organisation is owned and operated by seven Directors. Between them they possess nearly 150 Years of experience in Financial Management. With a great team to support them, their experience can assist you in ensuring you obtain Financial success.
Trevor is a fanatical Richmond Football Club supporter and enjoys indulging in good food and wine… read more
Trevor is a fanatical Richmond Football Club supporter and enjoys indulging in good food and wine.
For over 20 years, Trevor has provided taxation and accounting services to a broad portfolio of clients in regional and metro areas in Victoria and interstate. With over 15 years as a Business Services advisor for Strategem, Trevor is well respected for his efficiency and attention to detail. He manages a broad client base ranging from the legal, medical and dental professions to the transport, agribusiness and construction sectors.
Trevor’s specialist skills and expertise extend to taxation planning and strategic advice for small to medium sized businesses. His experience as a Tax Manager for a national Melbourne based firm has provided a solid foundation of leadership which supports him today in leading the Strategem board as Chairman since 2015.
Justin is a passionate about junior sport. He coaches both junior basketball and football and just in case he doesn’t get… read more
Justin is a passionate about junior sport. He coaches both junior basketball and football and just in case he doesn’t get his fill of numbers during the day, he is the Treasurer of the Strathfieldsaye Football Netball Club.
Justin joined the Strategem team in 1996 and has worked extensively in the Business Services area and combines this work with the responsibility of the auditing function for the firm. As the Audit Partner, Justin is responsible for the completion of all engagements within the Audit Division ranging from SMSF audits, Incorporated Associations, Real Estate and Solicitors Trust Accounts.
Justin holds to position of Victorian Divisional Councillor for CPA Australia and is the chair of the Bendigo CPA Australia branch. He has a wealth of knowledge working with small to medium sized businesses.
His auditing experience and practical knowledge has enabled Justin to successfully complete the Australia Institute of Company Directors course.
Ash loves tennis, tennis and tennis. He is Treasurer of the Bendigo Tennis Associate and on the finance committee… read more
Ash loves tennis, tennis and tennis. He is Treasurer of the Bendigo Tennis Associate and on the finance committee of the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo to further his passion for numbers.
Ash began life at Strategem in 1999 and possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the Business Services arm. As a Business Services specialist, Ash is also a MYOB certified consultant and assists clients in all facets of their accounting needs.
Ash is particularly passionate about assisting clients entering into business for the first time.
Brett is passionate about spending time with his family, travel and tennis. He is currently working on reducing… read more
Brett is passionate about spending time with his family, travel and tennis. He is currently working on reducing his ITF Seniors world ranking while also trying to maintain his single figure handicap in golf.
Brett joined the Strategem Investment Services team in 2012 as a Senior Financial Planner. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial planning and funds management industry. Brett is able to provide financial advice in relation to investment, debt management, superannuation, retirement, estate planning and wealth protection.
Brett has previously held positions with Mercer, Foreign & Colonial Asset Management and Citigroup Asset Management.
Outside of the office Chris can be found coaching his son’s junior football team, keeping fit by running the odd marathon… read more
Outside of the office Chris can be found coaching his son’s junior football team, keeping fit by running the odd marathon and steering his mountain bike around the trails of Bendigo. He is also a board member of the Central Victorian Australian Football Commission.
Chris provides tax and accounting expertise and has over 20 years of experience as a part of the Business Services division of Strategem. He has a strong background in providing support to the SME business sector and has accumulated extensive experience in local public practice, offering attentive and personalised advice to clients from a range of industries. He has specialist skills and knowledge in business structuring, capital gains tax, purchase and sale of business, business succession planning and management.
In his spare time, Peter (more affectionately known as Murph) enjoys family time with his wife and four children, water skiing… read more
In his spare time, Peter (more affectionately known as Murph) enjoys family time with his wife and four children, water skiing & CrossFit.
Peter manages an extensive client base that includes retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, professional services, primary producers, franchise holders and the construction industry.
Peter leads the Business Services and advisory division of the practice and has over 25 years of combined experience in accounting, taxation and financial planning. Peter is well attuned to the needs of new and existing business and provides tailored solutions in respect of business and wealth management.
Peter enjoys all aspects of corporate Governance which also assists his clients in good management. Previous board roles have included the Bendigo Business Council, the Safer Community forum and the Bendigo Stadium Limited.
Away from the office George enjoys spending time with his family and is keen on the football codes, supporting Essendon… read more
Away from the office George enjoys spending time with his family and is keen on the football codes, supporting Essendon in the AFL and Liverpool in the EPL. In winter, George is an avid skier and you’ll often find George on the slopes of Mt Hotham.
George, a Partner in our Melbourne Office, has over 25 years of experience in the accounting profession and provides strategic and taxation advice to a wide variety of privately owned business and corporate clients, high net worth individuals and large family groups. George has previously held long standing positions with accounting giants, Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.
With extensive commercial experience in helping businesses grow, George’s level of expertise extends to strategic planning for business growth, operational advice, internal control procedural reviews, business sales and acquisitions including due diligence, board formation and taxation advice. His practical knowledge of Income Tax Law, Trust Law, Corporate Taxation, Tax Planning Strategy and Self-Managed Superannuation legislation, allows him to provide holistic advice to his client base.
Away from the office Kris is a busy family man with four kids under five. He is on the board of both Bendigo Baptist… read more
Kris has over 10-years experience in dealing with Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) and manages the SMSF team at Strategem. His focus on SMSFs ensures that he is able to help clients with both the strategic and compliance opportunities in an ever changing superannuation landscape.
Kris is a busy family man with four kids under five. He is on the board of both Bendigo Baptist Church and their social enterprise’s Life’s Essentials and Madcow Cleaning. If it’s a clear night you might find Kris out taking some night sky photos.
Outside of work, Emmy enjoys being creative in the kitchen, travelling with her husband, and crocheting… read more
Joining Strategem in 2009, Emmy has worked to become the trusted advisor to many small businesses. She prides herself on the relationships she has built with clients over that time. She cares about the wellness of small businesses and their owners and can see their passion for success.
Emmy works closely with small business owners to promote efficiencies which enables exploration of growth opportunities and goal setting for success. With exposure to businesses mainly in the construction industry, medical professionals and retail sector, Emmy can provide operational and strategic advice, with a strong focus on ensuring processes are efficient. This can also include discussions and planning around cashflow management, data entry management, resource models, structure advice and various other taxation matters. Emmy’s extensive knowledge of accounting software such as Xero and MYOB, as well as a vast knowledge of taxation law, supports her technical accounting knowledge.
Outside of work, Emmy enjoys being creative in the kitchen, travelling with her husband, and crocheting. She is also an avid Melbourne supporter in the AFL and enjoys the test cricket.
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