David is a highly qualified and experienced accountant who has more than 35 years’experience in accounting, taxation, business, and commerce. Having owned his own accounting firm for 30 years in a regional centre, he understands first-hand the challenges faced by business proprietors and what it takes to be successful.
David has a comprehensive knowledge in most aspects of accounting and tax law and regulations and is particularly well-versed in SME business sector, and in all aspects of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds,compliance, and administration, and how to make the most out of client SMSFs.
In his youth David worked the shearing shed floor and in CBH bins as a plant operator whilst attending university. Educated at UWA and a Certified Practising Accountant and Tax Agent since 1993, his primary professional focus has been on the rural and SME sector, including professionals, retailers, transport, engineering, property development, mining services, and contractors.
He spent time overseas for UK for a major international company before coming back to establish his business in Esperance. David has played a lead role in many advisory situations with respect to negotiations, strategy,business development, and assisting clients with difficult commercial decisions. He has comprehensive knowledge of client business growth strategies, management advice, and consultancy. This includes due diligence on business acquisitions and obtaining finance.
Following the global financial crisis, David facilitated the downsizing of many operations to survive in a changed financial environment. He has considerable experience assisting clients to obtain finance and engaging banks and finance companies for clients in financial distress, this included leading successful restructures and supporting clients through the process.
In the past David has worked with medium enterprises and farmers on a variety of accounting platforms and made great efforts to provide consistently high standards of service. David built up a substantial client base successfully attending to all their taxation and financial reporting matters, extending to commercial,business, and financial advice. David has a very hands-on approach and likes to be present and available when taking the role of assisting clients with growth or challenging financial and commercial problems.He brings extensive experience in financial and people management, as well as a broad skill set gained from my many years of business and community organisation involvement. David has helped countless clients grow their businesses, he’s also been there with them when things were tough and assisted in navigating a path out the other side towards success.
He brings a wealth of experience to the table and a preparedness to listen and understand his clients’ situation, in addition to providing extensive knowledge and sound commercial judgment based on years of experience.David approaches every client situation with determination and commitment to see the situation through to completion.
David is married with three adult children. He recently relocated to Perth from Esperance, and in his spare time is a keen sportsman spending his time running and cycling. He loves the great outdoors and is always keen to get out and experience special and unique adventures around town and in the wider state.