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Our staff are trained to help you get the best result in all areas of accounting. Below is an exposé on our dedicated personnel with skills listed.

Peter Hallett - Chartered Tax Adviser & Head Accountant

Peter is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) with the Tax Institute of Australia and a registered Tax Agent with the Australian Taxation Office.

Peter started his professional life as a legal aid for a local solicitor and accounting practice in Maitland. When the practice divided into its respective professions, he decided to pursue accounting. Peter enjoyed the challenge so much that he decided to follow that course.

He became a partner in an accounting firm in Maitland in 1981. When his partner retired in 2004 he formed his own practice as Peter J Hallett Public Accountants and secured the current office premises at 27 Elizabeth St in Maitland.

His experience in taxation and accounting on the Yorke Peninsula spans some 40 years. Specialising in BAS preparation and GST advice, Peter has an extensive knowledge of a diverse range of individual and business enterprises specialising in a rural outlook.

Peter is an active member of the local Maitland CFS, having recently received his 10 year commendation for service. He is also an active member of the Maitland Golf Club and Maitland Bowling Club, having served as past President of the latter for many years.

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Tim Schwartz - Accountant

Tim is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Tim and Peter have enjoyed a long business association in the Maitland area. Tim was employed by Peter’s previous accountancy partnership and transferred into his new practice in 2004 and continues to attend to his clients by appointment.

He has 19 years of experience in taxation and accounting relating to all business entities, and is an experienced user of MYOB, Pheonix & Cashflow Manager software applications for BAS preparation and assistance with data entry.

Tim owns and runs his own farming property near Maitland, and balances this with his accounting commitments and a busy family life.

His extensive first-hand knowledge of primary production enables him to converse with his clients on a personal level and advise them in all rural matters whilst also providing BAS & farm software advice.

Tim is actively involved in the local community. He is currently coaching the junior colts team of the Cougars Football Club.

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Anne Hallett - Bookkeeper

Anne is our Bookkeeper and data processor, preparing Income Tax Returns and BAS forms.

She has more than 30 years of experience in taxation and accounting, having commenced work in the profession in 1981 at Peter’s previous accountancy partnership.

As a member of a local farming family and owner of her own small business for many years, she is able to draw on experiences from these to best prepare the client’s financial, tax and BAS information.

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Erin Latus - Office Manager

Erin is our Office Manager, performing all administrative duties and data processing.

She recently joined the team in June 2015 and brings a wealth of experience in customer relations from her pervious roles. She is eager to meet our clientele and offer her friendly and helpful assistance. Please make her feel welcome.

Currently settling into the Yorke Peninsula, her interests include shopping, travelling and meeting new people. She has also expressed her love of our fantastic local beaches.

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Kaye Knight - Admin Officer

Kaye is a casual Administrative Officer and data processor.

She joined the staff in 2011 on a casual basis and is currently employed in this capacity. She has many years of experience in customer relations and is a cheerful receptionist, always eager to assist our clientele with any enquiries.

Kaye is a resident of the Yorke Peninsula with farming ties to the area.

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Justine Koch - Admin Officer

Justine is a casual Administrative Officer and data processor, who also prepares Business Activities Statements (BAS) for clients.

She has many years of administrative experience, having worked in Peter’s previous accountancy partnership and transferred to the new practice in 2004. Later, she changed employers, only to be welcomed back again in 2010. She was our Office Manager until September 2014, at which time her circumstances changed. She now juggles her time between a new husband, baby and farm.

She loves football and is a volunteer for the Paskeville Football Club and the Paskeville Progress Association and other organisations in her local area of Kulpara.

A picture of Justine Koch