Shannon started with Ashok Parekh & Co as an Accountant in 2012, after a number of years working as a mobile Bookkeeper for a variety of different clients in numerous industries. After relocating back to her home town of Bunbury in 2017, she now works between our Mandurah and Bunbury offices and also continues to service her Kalgoorlie clientele working with both businesses and individuals.
She has a passion for small to medium sized businesses and building relationships with clients, taking the time to get to know them, their businesses and their needs, so she can provide tailored solutions for their problems. She has in-depth knowledge of the Australian tax system and is always attending professional development courses and researching various tax topics to stay up to date with the constantly changing tax law. Shannon likes to look at ways that she can automate a client’s business and bookkeeping processes, helping them reduce the time and cost associated with bookkeeping which in turn means that she can spend more time with the client working on successfully managing and growing their business and legally reducing their tax payable.
Shannon loves technology and has been heavily involved in the development of the website, social media, SEO and marketing strategies, with her online marketing expertise being a point of difference compared to other accountants. She is able to share general advice with her clients who are looking to increase their online presence or are not sure where to start.
Individual Tax Returns are also a strength of Shannon’s, and she enjoys taking the time to explain the tax return process to her clients to increase their tax knowledge and go through each section of the return to ensure her clients achieve the best possible tax result. She has a special interest in Rental Property tax returns, owning numerous investment properties herself including a holiday house rental business. She also specialises in tax returns for FIFO workers and those that work in the mining industry after being a tax consultant in a mining town for 5 years.
- Bachelor of Commerce, Acc – Curtin University receiving an excellence award during her degree awarded by CPA Australia
- Diploma of Accounting – Central Tafe
- Cert IV in Accounting – Central Tafe
- FTI – Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia
- AIPA – Associate of the Institute of Public Accountants
- AFA – Associate of The Institute of Financial Accountants
- Xero Advisor Certififed