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Your team

Your team: Welcome

We’re here for you.

Yes, we’re accounting, taxation, and business advisory specialists; but we’re also so much more than that. We are friends, loved ones, readers, communicators, puzzlers, volunteers, and runners. But above all else, we are people with a passion for helping business owners grow their wealth.

We might be your walking, talking, master tax guru who drives real growth for your business, but we are still the friendly voice on the phone, or smiling face you see, whenever you need us. 

Your team: Meet the Team
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Matthew van Mourik

Director

Matt started ABA in 2011 after realising there was a need for services beyond accounting on the Sunshine Coast. He started teaching business owners how to understand and manage their finances and push his clients to make their businesses the best they can be.

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Nic Holden

General Manager

Nic joined ABA in January 2022 after relocating her family from Toowoomba chasing some warm winter sun. She has been a Business Manager in financial planning and accounting firms for over 13 years, but studying for her MBA ignited a passion for leadership and personal development, turning her focus to people over numbers.

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Judy Eason

Practice Manager

Judy is the backbone of ABA’s service and administration. As our longest serving ABA team member and qualified by the passage of time, what Judy doesn’t know about ABA and our clients isn’t worth knowing. Judy’s focus on client relations means every experience you have with ABA will be a pleasurable one.

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Nicole Gill

Senior Client Advisor

Nicole is a personified ABA. Knowledgeable and experienced, she’ll explain the concepts you need to know in a straightforward, structured way. With a background in dressage, she knows the commitment that it takes to ensure results are achieved.

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Katrina Hoiberg

Client Advisor

Katrina is a passionate and knowledgeable Chartered Accountant with over 10 years' experience. She prides herself on not being your typical accountant. Specialising in Small Business and SMSFs, her focus is on building genuine relationships with clients to help them achieve financial success. When not at work, Katrina leads an active lifestyle. Chasing after her two-year-old daughter and enjoying walks on the beach.

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Conor McCorry

Senior Accountant

Conor is a mad keen golfer - He's hit 1 hole in one and is chasing another. It was at Jindalee Golf Club on hole 5 with a par 3 - approx 150m for those who are keeping score. Conor enjoys sport, tv series like Breaking Bad, Ozark and anything with Attenborough and Zero Days. He joined ABA in January 2022 with 8+ years accounting experience.

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Matthew Darling

Senior Accountant

After living in Melbourne for over 10 years, Matthew escaped the city for the peace and serenity of country Victoria where he now works remotely for ABA. Previously he worked in a mid-tier Melbourne accounting firm for over 8 years developing the skills and attention to detail to help individuals and businesses achieve their goals. Outside of work Matt enjoys playing golf, golf and more golf but his favourite thing to do is hang out with his partner, Amanda, and 2 beautiful, energetic and happy little girls.

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Marc van Mourik

Senior Accountant

Marc is truly a wanderer at heart. He's travelled to over 35 countries but is happiest when he's by the beach. He loves scuba diving and snow boarding and he really wants to get a dog! Previously a CFO for a multinational company, these days he works for ABA remotely and makes us all just a little jealous with his ever changing scenery.

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Annette Dunlop

Specialist Accountant (SMSF)

Annette joined ABA in April 2023 as our SMSF specialist. She moved to the Sunshine Coast for the first time in 1976. After relocating way too many times, she moved back in December 2021 to stay. You can take the girl out of the coast, but you can’t take the coast out of the girl! Annette has specialised in SMSF for over 13 years. The tax reforms over this period have been controversial and challenging but fortunately, Annette loves a challenge. On the weekends you’ll find her spending time at the beach and hanging out with friends, family, and her King Charles cavalier, Mr Darcy.

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Karen Howard

Accountant

UK native Karen, and her husband Ian, moved to the Sunshine Coast for the outdoor lifestyle and the sunny weather. She was a successful business manager in retail for over 15 years before making her career change to accounting, and her leadership skills are a huge asset to ABA. Karen completed her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Australia, and is now studying for her CA. She loves the beach, camping, and travelling.

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Lizl Pretorius

Accountant

Lizl and her husband relocated to Australia in 2016. She has a background in auditing and tax consulting and joined ABA as an Accountant in January 2023. Lizl is currently working towards qualifying as a CPA and on the weekends you will find her catching up with family and friends or enjoying the seaside.

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Sara Bryant

Accountant

Sara and her husband came to Australia from the UK over 20 years ago. They have two teenage daughters who  both excel at music, playing piano, clarinet, saxophone and violin. Sara likes cooking, classical music and knowing a Xero file reconciles perfectly! She has recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with a major in Economics and commendation for Academic Excellence.

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Chrissy Green

Bookkeeper

Chrissy brings over 20 years of bookkeeping experience in a diverse range of industries to the ABA team. Chrissy is passionate about helping business owners improve their financial efficiency so that they can free up time and reduce worry. Her interests include listening to audio books, gardening and she loves taking her cats for walks.

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Alannah Brown

Client Care

Alannah came to us fresh out of school with a passion to learn. Alannah is the key to ABA's administration, she is the face of our front desk assisting both our clients and our team.

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Narelle Skelly

Client Care

Narelle’s background in administration roles across a range of sectors including construction, hospitality, and football, combined with her retail management experience, leads to an understanding of the importance of organisation and exceptional customer service.
Her interests include spending time with her family and close friends, reading and great wine!

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Amy Dancer

Team Care Officer

Amy has a delightful personality and a love for meeting new people. She is incredibly friendly and enjoys chatting with anyone. She is an avid sports fan, especially netball, and her Dad was the coach of the Australian Men's Kookaburras team. Amy helps take care of the ABA office and team each Tuesday. Her work with ABA is supported by The Community Collective QLD.

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Desireé Steven

Marketing Officer

Desireé is passionate about customer satisfaction and helping brands grow. She brings a diverse range of business and consumer marketing experience in the pharmaceutical and companion animal industry.  Desireé completed her post-graduate diploma in Digital Marketing in 2022, to complement her qualifications in Marketing and Veterinary Technology. On the weekends she is a volunteer visitor in aged care, and spends time enjoying the Sunny Coast life with her husband and cats.

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Ange Choppin

Client Services Manager

Meet Ange, the newest addition to our ABA team. With a sharp eye for detail and a background in accounting administration and operations, Ange is dedicated to streamlining processes and enhancing workplace efficiency. Constantly seeking ways to keep our operations seamless and forward-thinking. When she's not optimising our financial systems, Ange can be found immersing herself in podcasts on investing, leadership, and professional development. On weekends, she unwinds with her partner and two loyal cattle dogs amidst the tranquil hinterland.

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Maliki

Team TLC

Maliki is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and joined the ABA team early May 2020 from country Queensland, she enjoys the beach lifestyle, chasing crabs (she is yet to catch one) on the beach, napping and her favourite food is chicken.

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You

Accountant? Bookkeeper? Administrator?

ABA is committed to providing a workplace where our team can grow and thrive.  We’re always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. If you’re looking for a place that values your curiosity, passion, and desire to learn, we want to meet you!

Book your initial free consultation with our team today.

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