Welcome to Gabriels

Chartered Accountants
Caringbah, Sydney NSW

We are Gabriels

Chartered Accountants in Caringbah, Sydney NSW

Gabriels is a specialist firm of Chartered Accountants located at Caringbah in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, where our team has been helping businesses and individuals since 1987. With a good number of experienced staff, we are large enough to offer specialised and professional help, but small enough to offer competitive rates and personal service.

The Gabriel two directors

The Gabriels Directors

Accounting Firm Established in 1987

Gabriels was established on 1st April 1987, with the two founding partners, Chris Gabriel and Dennis Furey recognising the need for a firm providing personalised and pro-active services to business and individual clients.

Experience with Helping Many Industries and Individuals, here and abroad

From the outset, Gabriels has been a major accounting practice and in the Sutherland Shire and has maintained a large and varied client base including:

  • Professionals such as solicitors, doctors, dentists and architects;
  • Business both large and small, including building, construction, manufacturing, real estate, wholesale, retail and primary production, and
  • Investors.

Though the firm has chosen to remain suburban based, we are extensively engaged by clients throughout the Sydney metropolitan area, intrastate, interstate and overseas.

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Independent with no Hidden Relationships

In the current environment where other firms can be controlled by third parties such as large financial planning organisations and listed companies, Gabriels is 100% owned and operated by its partners, and clients can be assured of receiving independent advice from us.

Aim to be Pro-Active and Accessible

Our aim is to provide a service which takes a pro-active role in our clients' affairs to ensure the greatest benefit may be made of business ventures and investment decisions as well as ensuring that correct and appropriate tax planning methods are implemented.

We also maintain a close relationship with our clients, and all partners and staff of the firm make themselves readily accessible to clients - there will always be someone at Gabriels to take your call.

Our Services

Learn more about the services that the team at Gabriels can provide you.

Our Team

Learn more about the team members that keep the wheels turning at Gabriels.

Directors

Alexandra Homann

Victor Jarmusz

Senior Managers

Marion Gregorace

Marion Gregorace

Soraya Taleb

Soraya Taleb

Brittani Battle

Brittani Harvey

Accountants

elena morello

Elena Morello

katerina bazilova

Katerina Bazilova

kaori nishioka-lopez

Kaori Nishioka-Lopez

Practice Manager

inna trifonova

Elise Bygrave

Bookeeping/Training

Karen Davis

Karen Davis

Administration

Amanda Gosby

Amanda Gosby

Shirley Gabriel

Shirley Gabriel

Consultants

Pran Rathod

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Business Accounting

Concentrate on running your business and let Gabriels take care of all your business accounting and taxation requirements.

Some of the services we can offer your business include:

Personal Accounting

We offer a range of Personal Accounting services for individual employees. Our most popular Personal Accounting service is assisting with completing tax returns for individuals.

Tax returns can be complex and there are allowable tax deductions and expense claims that can be made that you may not be aware of. We can help you minimise your payable tax and potentially increase your tax return and make sure your tax return is lodged on time.

We also offer advice on:

Bookkeeping

One of the most important steps in the preparation of financial information is the data entry. It is the vital part of your accounting process, ensuring that your financial information is up to date and accurate.

We offer this function either using our in-house staff, or we can refer you to a highly experienced bookkeeper. This can help get the job done efficiently by using cloud based products and software shortcuts, leaving you more time to concentrate on your business.

Gabriels can take over all, or some of your bookkeeping activities allowing you to concentrate on growing your business. We can:

Cloud Accounting

Cloud accounting is essentially your accounting software stored and accessed from an online server which allows upgrading of software, tax tables for payroll, also data backups are managed remotely and automatically by the software provider. This is a great time saver for any small to medium business owner.

Cloud solutions will help your business take advantage of an eco-system where your accounting software is the centre of all your information. From manufacturing, inventory, to customer relationship management (CRM), rostering/timesheets to payroll, you will be in control of every aspect of your business represented by a thorough reporting system.

Our staff have hands-on expertise in both Xero and MYOB and can help find the best solution for your business.

Auditing

There are many reasons why a business or association may need to be audited. These include audits regulated by ASIC, government departments and licensing authorities.

You may wish for your business to be audited to ensure your financials are all correct, up to date and compliant with Australian accounting standards.

We offer ongoing support for annual audits of your business.

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are required to be audited annually.

Our business auditing services include:

Business Advisory

Helping our clients grow, strengthen and develop their businesses is our main aim. Whether small, medium or large receiving expert help in areas such as strategy development, management accounting, cost analysis and budgeting is very important to attaining a business’s short and long objectives.

Our aim is to enable you and your business to maximise potential and profitability. We do this by providing the highest level of technical and commercial solutions to resolve issues that might impair the attainment of these outcomes.

We also have particular expertise in advising our private clients with family succession strategies that allows for the effective transfer of wealth to future generations.

Our expertise and time will help you attain your goals.

We specialise in the following:

Business Structures

Choosing your business structure is an important decision and we can advise you on the best structure for your requirements. There are four main business structures commonly used by small businesses in Australia and we can help with them all:

Sole trader: an individual operating as the sole person legally responsible for all aspects of the business.
Partnership: an association of people or entities running a business together, but not as a company. A partnership is relatively inexpensive to set up and operate.
Company: a legal entity separate from its shareholders.
Trust: an entity that holds property or income for the benefit of others. Trusts require a formal trust deed that outlines how the trust operates, require the trustee to undertake formal yearly administrative tasks and if you operate your business as a trust, the trustee is legally responsible for its operations. A trustee of a trust can be a company, providing some asset protection.

It is important to note that you can change your business structure throughout the life of your business.

Business Start-Ups

Choosing your business structure for your start-up is an important decision and we can advise you on the best solution for your requirements.

We can help with the following initial and ongoing services for start-up businesses:

Trusts

It is quite common for a trust to be established to protect and manage a family’s assets such as property and business interests. Once assets are added to a trust they belong to the trust itself, not the trustee who can be a business or an individual and remain subject to the rules and instructions contained in the Trust Deed.

A Trust is a fiduciary relationship by one party for the benefit of another and is a right in property. The trustee is the one who holds title to the trust property, and the beneficiary is the person who receives the benefits of the Trust.

The Trust deed outlines how the trust operates, require the trustee to undertake formal yearly administrative tasks and if you operate your business as a trust, the trustee is legally responsible for its operations. A trustee of a trust can be a company, providing some asset protection.

All trusts require significant compliance and a Trust Deed. Due to this and ongoing regulatory changes it is recommended that professional help is employed. At Gabriels we can discuss these options with you.

SMSF Administration

Being involved in the Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) sector mean you are part of the largest and fastest growing segment of the superannuation industry.

However, managing one can be complex and time consuming. Regulations are constantly changing and as wealth accumulates there are issues other than simply investing that need to be considered, issues such as taxation issues.

Gabriels manage a large number of SMSFs but we do so by focusing on three main issues:

  1. We work closely with SMSF trustees. Included here is trustee education to ensure you’re aware of all the obligations, responsibilities, and prudential requirements involved.
  2. We help manage all supporting declarations and minutes.
  3. We can refer financial planners to establish an investment strategy which is tailored to the member’s needs and objectives.

Our team will work closely with trustees to ensure the fund remains compliant to the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act (SIS) and the regulatory changes that are frequently made.

Finally, we provide all annual compliance reports and documents ready for lodgement with the fund’s regulator.

Our objective is to make the responsibility of operating a SMSF as easy as possible.

If you are a Trustee of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund and would like help on any related issue then please contact Gabriels on 61 2 9526 0999.

NSW Solicitors Trust Account Audits

Under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) and the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015, a law practice is required to have its trust records externally examined once in each financial year if it has received or held trust money, excluding transit money. An external examination covers a law practice’s trust records from the beginning of April to the end of March in the following year. A report on the examination must be lodged with the Law Society by 31 May each year.

Our audit team is able to provide this service.

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Audits

SMSF audits are mandatory for all self-managed superannuation funds in Australia. The purpose of the SMSF audit is to ensure that the financial records are valid and accurate (financial audit) and that the fund is compliant with superannuation rules (compliance audit).

Our approved SMSF auditors are able to provide this service.

If you are a Trustee of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund and would like help on any related issue then please contact Gabriels on 61 2 9526 0999.

Audit and Assurance

At Gabriels, we apply our understanding of your business and the strength of your accounting and control systems to ensure that the audit is focused on the key risk areas.

We use the latest audit tools and procedures to deliver robust and efficient audits in compliance with the highest professional standards of technical excellence, independence, and ethics.

We work closely with the regulators to ensure we have a sound understanding of regulations including those required by ASIC, ACNC, as well as the requirements of other regulators.

Regulatory Compliance

All businesses are operating in an environment of evolving regulatory requirements, and risk significant penalties and reputational damages if their policies and procedures fail to keep pace. Firms need solid regulatory governance to assure ongoing monitoring of policies and procedures leading to efficient and effective compliance across the organization. We can assist by guiding you through these challenges.

Our compliance and regulatory audit experience covers:

• Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) financial service licences.

• Australian Charities and Not-for–profits Commission requirements.

• Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act (SIS) regulations.

• Compliance plans.

• Trust audits for solicitors and real estate agents.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT AUDITS

We’re experienced in conducting audits for a wide range of businesses, including:

• Companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and other Australian exchanges.

• Large proprietary companies/family owned enterprises.

• Companies listed on overseas markets.

• Entities registered under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

• Managed Investment Schemes.

• Superannuation funds.

• Organisations registered under the Registered Organisations Commission.

• Local Aboriginal Land Councils established under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.

• Other not for profit organisations such as Charitable Organisations.

SPECIAL PURPOSE AUDITS

We can help you with the following special purpose audits/reviews based on specific requirements:

• Turnover audits.

• Completion audits.

• Grant audits.

• Agreed-upon procedures engagements.

• Outgoing audits.

Christopher Gabriel

Partner

After six years working with several middle tier city firms, Chris moved to a progressive Chartered partnership practice in Cronulla to broaden his experience in general tax & business services. Chris became a Chartered Accountant in 1973 and was invited to join the partnership in 1976. This practice grew significantly as a consequence of work of pro-active principals and support from successful clients. In 1983, Chris was elevated to “Fellow” status in the Chartered Institute.

In 1987, Gabriel & Partners was established with Chris as managing partner. Chris has always been responsible for a large and very diverse client portfolio and continues to have a close personal involvement with business clients.

Chris has experience in complex tax matters, business valuation, dispute resolution, audit and ATO negotiation.

Chris is as busy outside work as he is professionally, Chris runs with a gym running club and has completed 40 City2Surfs along with many other events, he has a passion for hands-on building and always has a major project in progress. He also has a passion for building performance cars, currently racing a highly developed production sports car.

Qualifications

  • Fellow – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered SMSF Auditor
  • External Examiner – Law Society NSW

Victor Jarmusz

Partner

Victor joined Gabriels in 2004, and became a partner in 2014. Having over 30 years experience, Victor has worked with small to large privately-owned businesses over a diverse range of industries and adopts a very hands on approach. Victor's knowledge covers advising on accounting, taxation, audit, business plans and budgeting, cash flows, business valuations, taxation planning, superannuation, system reviews and insolvency.

Victor has always had an interest in IT, with extensive experience in various accounting and other software applications, being an early adopter of technology from the late 80's.

Outside of work, apart from being a bulldogs fan, Victor enjoys playing strategy games using miniatures on a tabletop.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Member - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Registered SMSF Auditor
  • RG146 Qualified

Vicky Tzirtzilakis

Partner

Vicky joined Gabriels in 2002, and has recently become an associate. Vicky has a large and diverse range of clients and works very closely with her clients. She has extensive experience with cloud based accounting applications. She has had exposure to medium and large business clients, and specialises in all business service aspects, structures, complex taxation matters, capital gains and self-managed superannuation. Vicky also specialises in audits of solicitor’s trust accounts as required by the Law Society. Her clients range anywhere from the building construction industry, medical professionals, solicitors and barristers and investors.

Vicky’s goal is to provide a high level of personal service to all her clients, and maintain the firm's reputation for quality service at all times.

Outside of work, Vicky likes to spend time with her family and friends. She has twin boys. Vicky is also fluent in the Greek language and likes listening to greek music.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Economics) University of Sydney
  • Member - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • RG146 Qualified

Marion Gregorace

Senior Manager

Marion joined Gabriels in 1999. Marion has worked in public practice, specialising in business services for over 18 years. She has built great rapport with her clients and enjoys working closely with them. Marion enjoys solving her client’s tax and financial problems and making sure they capitalise on opportunities. Her diversity and quality of clients have accorded her a never-ending opportunity to learn in diverse financial matters, from general tax issues to helping to structure client’s business dealings and finances.

Outside of work, Marion enjoys rugby league, bushwalking and reading. Marion and her husband Ric have three children.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Member - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • RG146 Qualified

Ian Linton

Senior Manager

Ian graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Building in 1994 and after working a few years in the building industry he decided to make an early career change to the world of accounting. He completed his Accounting Accreditation at the University of Technology Sydney.

Ian joined Gabriels in 2017. Ian has over sixteen years’ experience working in public practice, after having previously worked for over 10 years in a corporate superannuation environment. Ian has extensive experience in taxation, business services and superannuation. Ian has always had a keen interest in technology and has experience with a number of cloud accounting based applications.

Outside of work Ian is a passionate Cronulla Sutherland Sharks fan, enjoys keeping fit by riding road and mountain bikes and spending time with family and friends.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Building
  • Graduate Conversions Course in Accounting (UTS Sydney)
  • Member - CPA Australia
  • Registered Tax Agent

Brittani Battle

Client Manager

Brittani joined Gabriels in 2012. Over the past six years, Brittani has developed an intimate knowledge of cloud accounting applications, in particular Xero and Class. Brittani also enjoys the challenges of accounting and taxation and is pro-active in looking after small business and tax clients. Brittani also helps manage the ASIC requirements of the firm’s client base.

Outside of work, Brittani enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing oztag, relaxing with Pilates and is a big rugby league fan.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce

Soraya Taleb

Client Manager

Soraya joined Gabriels in 2017. Soraya is currently completing the CA Program. Soraya is a good communicator and assists a range of individual and business clients with tax and accounting matters.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business

Amanda Gosby

Administration

Amanda is our friendly receptionist. She has been part of the Gabriels team now for over twenty years, joining the firm at our original Cronulla location in 1998. She then left the practice to have two boys and joined us again in 2007.

Amanda is an integral part of the practice and manages all aspects of the administration of the firm. In addition, she manages all our client’s ASIC annual reviews. Amanda has extensive knowledge of our clients and has got to know them on a more personal level over the years. She is very enthusiastic and efficient and always willing to help.

In her spare time, Amanda loves hitting the gym, running, mountain biking and the attending any markets.

Alexandra Homann

Partner

Alexandra (Alex) joined Gabriels in 2004 after returning from working in London at Ernst & Young. She started her career in 2000 with Ernst & Young Sydney as a Graduate in their Entrepreneurial Services audit division.

Alex has 24 years of experience in the Accounting and Finance industry. Alex brings with her a wealth of experience from her exposure with large corporations and small business. She specialises in strategic financial management, more specifically superannuation strategies, estate planning, budgeting and cashflow management. Alex enjoys working closely with her clients and understands one size does not fit all in finance. She enjoys tailoring solutions to meet each client’s unique needs and circumstances.

Outside work, Alex loves travelling and spending time with her husband and three children.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning (Financial Adviser)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Acct. & Finance)

Pran Rathod

Consultant

BA, FCPA, Registered Company Auditor

Previously an Audit Partner with a Big 4 international firm and Audit Director at an Australian firm, clients seek him out for his practical and commercial approach. Having over 20 years experience in his field of expertise, clients prefer to work with him who has a passion for his profession and genuinely seeks to build a rapport with them and their team.

He is widely respected by his clients for his ability to understand their business and accounting requirements, while being proactive in meeting their deadlines and identifying ways to add value to their business .He prides his personalised service and proficient client responsible.

Pran is responsible for managing audit and other assurance services to a diverse portfolio of clients, including listed companies, international groups, large proprietary companies , SMSFs and not-for-profit organisations, including those registered under the Registered Organisations , Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 and ACNC Act.

He is active in relation to submissions to Accounting Standards Board on technical exposure drafts and is active member of Kudos International.

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