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Name: John Phillips   CA

Position: Director

Phone: +61 3 8613 8100
Fax: +61 3 9629 8097

Email: johnp@cwstirling.com.au

John joined C.W. Stirling & Co. in 1982 and is currently responsible for the firm's Accounting and Audit Division.

John is actively involved in the audits of large companies in both service and manufacturing industries. He is experienced in EDP Auditing and has completed a wide variety of assignments including management buy-outs, company restructuring, internal audit reviews and share valuations and business plans and feasibility studies. He has particular expertise in the financial industry and has provided various government and institutional bodies with specialist advice.

He is a registered tax agent and is a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia. John has gained substantial experience in the profession in the taxation area and gives valuable advice on latest planning and development issues to clients.

John is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has been involved with various Institute discussion groups on accounting and auditing issues.

He has prepared and delivered a number of discussion papers for the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a registered company auditor and is responsible for the firm's quality control manual and audit manuals.
John takes a keen interest in the development of his clients and provides sound and commercial advice on a wide range of issues.

 

Name: Vikram G Jain   CPA

Position: Director

Phone: +61 3 8613 8100
Fax: +61 3 9629 8097

Email: vikramj@cwstirling.com.au

Qualifications

I have completed the CPA with high distinction in all subjects and also hold the degree of Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Pune in India and have added a Diploma in Information Systems Audit to my list of degrees.

Experience

With international experience in Taxation, Accounting and Auditing, I have gained in-depth knowledge in the tax and business service area overlooking the jobs of the staff members in all areas including auditing.  I have gathered sufficient experience in dealing with individual and company tax returns, formation of new companies, financial and special purpose accounts, fringe benefit tax returns, capital gains tax, management accounting, BAS, ASIC reporting and ASIC requirements. I am also involved in looking after the establishment of self managed superannuation funds including accounting, taxation and reporting.

Apart from tax and business services, I have been involved in overlooking various assignments like due diligence, performance audit, management accounting and business reviews.

I am also responsible in implementing and maintaining the firm’s quality control systems and procedures.

I am a keen user of technology and support using the latest technology along with knowledge to help clients grow in every fold.

 

Name: Biren Joshi   CPA

Position: Senior Auditor

Phone: +61 3 8613 8100
Fax: +61 3 9629 8097

Email: birenj@cwstirling.com.au

Qualifications

I have broadened my knowledge base by taking up education and acquiring Australian as well as International degrees. I have completed CPA from CPA Austrlia and Graduate diploma in Professional Accounting from Monash University. I have completed Bachelors in Commerce with majors in Accounting and Auditing from Gujarat University, India. I have further extended my education by completing a Post Graduate in Business Management (equivalent to MBA) from SLIMS in India with a major in Finance. I have also completed the CA Intermediate examination from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also acquired the Certificate in Derivatives as an add-on to my education list.

Experience

At C W Stirling & Co, with local and international experience, I have been involved in the audits of a variety of industries including automobile, finance, information technology, manufacturing, trade and membership organisation, health care and aged services & non profit organisations. My involvement in the audit of a variety of industries has helped me to enhance my skills and gain expertise in the audit area. I have also been involved in the Business Services area including accounting and tax which has helped me to gain insight into the accounting structure of any company to enhance my auditing qualities whether external or internal.

Apart from financial auditing, I have been actively involved and key member for major jobs like due diligence, management audit, performance audits & department reviews.

My local and international experience in auditing, accounting, financial fraud investigation and financial analysis have enhanced my performance and commitment as an auditor.

 

 

 

Name: Toni Petrovski

Position: Accountant

Phone: +61 3 8613 8100
Fax: +61 3 9629 8097

Email:  tonip@cwstirling.com.au

Qualifications

I have completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University majoring in both Accounting and Commercial Law. Throughout my time at University I was an active member of both the Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) and Deakin Accounting & Finance Students Society (DAFSS). I have a keen interest in the business world, both domestically and internationally, and like to keep myself updated on the current tax issues. I am currently pursuing the Chartered Accountants program with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Experience

Having started at CW Stirling in November 2008 I’m still quite new at the firm. In my short time here I have found my experience to be a really positive one. My colleagues are extremely friendly, easy to get along with and always there to answer any questions. The partners are approachable and encourage social participation which helps foster an open and honest culture throughout the office. My primary duties within the firm include preparing income tax returns, business/instalment activity statements and capital gains tax for individuals, companies and trusts.

I am a very sports orientated person with a strong belief that a healthy body makes for a healthy mind. I have played soccer, futsal, table tennis and billiards at a competitive level and really thrive on the competitive nature of sports. I have a keen interest in poker and have had a number of good results in tournament play. I have recently returned from an overseas holiday where I explored the Greek Islands and spent time travelling around the Balkans. I really enjoy meeting and getting to know new people and also spending quality time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Michael Flanigan

Position: Senior Auditor

Phone: +61 3 8613 8100
Fax: +61 3 9629 8097

Email: michaelf@cwstirling.com.au

Qualifications

I have completed an Advance Diploma of Business/Accounting at Holmesglen TAFE and am constantly involved in training activities and knowledge updates.

Experience

At CW Stirling & Co I am involved with a wide range of audit areas including Self Managed Superannuation Funds, Not for Profit Organisations, Manufacturers, Brokers and Aged Care. 

I am an avid AFL fan and support the Collingwood Football Club.  I also enjoy music, tennis, cricket, and am planning on travelling in Europe mid next year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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