Team

Brett Hotchkin

Brett started his professional career back in 1988 at an accounting firm based in Oak Park. From there, he moved to a few more practices before starting his own firm in 1996.

He successfully grew his own business ( B A Hotchkin & Associates) from a sole practitioner to a team of twelve.

Brett has a passion for driving business growth and his knowledge and guidance has helped many clients in a number of different industries from construction to professional service firms.

Outside of work hours, Brett enjoys watching his kids play football and netball. He also likes the thrill of racing cars.

Brett Allan Hotchkin,
Authorised Representative No: 124 3863
of SMSF ADVISERS NETWORK PTY LTD
ABN 64 155 907 681
AFSL Number 430062
www.san.com.au

John Hughes

After graduating from Melbourne University, John completed his chartered accounting qualification at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) working in audit services and taxation. He then worked at Bongiorno & Co before starting his own accounting practice in 1977.

John has assisted many clients using the knowledge and skills developed through ongoing professional development.

His main interest is in Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF), having gained a sought after accreditation, the Specialist SMSF Adviser from CAANZ.  He is also a registered auditor.

In his spare time, he likes watching St Bernards Old Collegians Football Club, attending the horse races and participating in swimming events, both locally and internationally.

John Gregory

John was a graduate of Melbourne University (same class as John Hughes), before moving to Peat Marwick where he started his accounting career.

In 1988, John started his own practice and operated within the Essendon area for many years.

John has always had a very hands-on approach to his clients, working with them to achieve their financial and personal goals.  John is very well rounded in all areas of taxation including SMSF’s.

He is a huge fan of the Collingwood Football Club and has owned many racehorses in his time.  John also still plays tennis occasionally.

James Hughes

James graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).  He then commenced work at KPMG as an accountant.

James then worked at Nexia (now Moore Stephens), Hughes O’Dea Corredig (for his father John Hughes) before moving and working with John Gregory.

His main interest is working with SME’s to grow their business through the use of technology.  This has been a particular focus in the past few years with clients seeing the positive impact cloud technology can have on their business.  Working with start-ups is also a passion of his.

His interests outside of work involve St Bernards Old Collegians Football Club and the Essendon Football Club.

Martin Koh

Martin has over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of accounting and taxation, including superannuation.  He qualified as a CA in Scotland, UK and worked with major accounting firms in the UK and Singapore before moving to Australia in the mid 80’s to join Deloitte’s.

Martin’s years of experience are reflected in his knowledge and capacity to deal with all aspects of accounting and taxation including compliance work for self-managed superannuation funds.

Rodoulla Kyriacou

Rodoulla has a wealth of knowledge in taxation and accounting for small to medium entities. She has over 16 years’ experience in public practice.

Rodoulla’s role is to prepare financial accounts and income tax returns for clients across a number of industries and her focus is to always ensure the best outcome for clients.

Brodie Anderson

Brodie has over 11 years’ experience in public practice and in that time has gained experience across a range of industries.

During that time, he has demonstrated a commitment to his clients’ needs and timelines and clients appreciate his knowledge and expertise.

Brodie’s main role is the preparation of financial statements, tax returns, tax planning and assisting clients with technical advice.

Jing Liu

Jing has been working in public practice since 2000, with a focus on taxation,  accounting, business services and SMSF’s.  She enjoys solving problems and loves the challenges that her role brings.

Jing likes the variety of work and cares about the quality of work she produces.

When not at work, she loves to travel and catch up with friends. Music is a passion, listening to a wide range of genres.

Ting Lin

Ting graduated with a Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Commerce.

With a strong IT background, she has many years experience in public practice.

Her areas of speciality include tax and business services, tax planning and management accounting and Self-Managed Super Funds.

Ting enjoys spending time on community and volunteer activities and has been a volunteer for the Community Visitors Scheme.

After work Ting enjoys spending a day on adventure sports.

Diana Birstonas

Diana completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Accounting.  Diana is an SMSF Accountant, and her main responsibilities involve the preparation of financial statements, tax returns, and associated documentation required for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds compliance purposes.

Diana also performs audits for Self Managed Superannuation Funds and financial statements. She sees audit as a value-add service to the client and the firm.

Ashley Wang

Ashley started in public practice in 2011 and specialises in managing Self Managed Super Funds.

Ashley provides insight into superannuation and delivers comprehensive compliance services to clients.  She assists clients with navigating through the SMSF’s legislative structure and prepare their SMSF financial reports and income tax returns.

Ashley is also able to assist clients with their individual tax returns and small business taxation.

Iris Lee

Iris is CPA qualified and brings over 8 years experience working in small and medium sized accounting firms.

She has a strong interest in accounting and taxation and enjoys the challenges encountered as an accountant, strongly believing in building a professional and trusted relationship with our clients.

Iris’s main role is to prepare financial statements, income tax returns and attending to any other compliance matters that may arise.

When not at work Iris enjoys catching up with friends, doing yoga, boxing and listening to music.

Nicole Goh

Nicole has been providing accounting and bookkeeping services for small to medium businesses for over 15 years, and tax since 2008, becoming a CPA in 2013.

Nicole’s main role is to prepare financial statements, income tax returns and other compliance returns for clients.  She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients and is able to provide advice on how best to meet their compliance obligations.

When not at work Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Nicholas Hughes

Nick started his career as an insolvency accountant and then after 2 years made the move to business services and taxation for a further 4 years prior to joining Hotchkin Hughes.

Nick enjoys meeting client’s needs for a broad range of services from tax compliance, Self Managed Superannuation Funds, internal/management accounting and is always looking to expand his knowledge and skill set.

Outside of work Nick likes travelling, watching cricket and is a keen supporter of the Essendon Football Club and his local club, St Bernards.

Christina Cirona

Christina started her professional career in accounting in 2012 after graduating from RMIT and became a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2016.

After spending a number of years working as a tax accountant she made the decision to turn her attention to bookkeeping and joined Hotchkin Hughes, employed as our in-house bookkeeper specifically to provide a service to clients in need of assistance in this area.

With Christina’s solid accounting/tax background she is able to provide a unique level of knowledge over and above that normally provided at a bookkeeping level.

When not at work Christina loves trivia, attending concerts and watching movies.

Asad Abbasi

Asad has over 7 years experience as a professional services accountant in public practice.  During those years he has worked on all aspects of accounting, taxation and compliance work for a wide variety of clients and industries including self-managed superannuation funds.

Asad enjoys meeting with clients and attending to their business and taxation needs.

When not at work he loves surfing, cycling and played cricket at a national level before “retiring”.  He still enjoys playing cricket with friends.

Our Administration Team

We also have a wonderful team of admin staff consisting of:

Denise Grant, has been assisting Brett for a number of years, looking after many varied and ever changing administration matters for the firm;

Angela Buckley in Reception, the first to greet you at Hotchkin Hughes and always available to assist our clients and staff in any way she can;

Helen Swanson, looks after our ASIC and assists with all general administration matters as and when required;

Sarah Clarke, prepares and sends out our client newsletters and updates, has also assisted John Gregory for a number of years in all admin matters pertaining to his clients and now at Hotchkin Hughes.

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