About Us

A refreshingly unique approach to accounting

With us, you don’t just have an accountant. You have a partner who makes managing your finances, tax and planning for the future, simple and straightforward.

A unique approach

Teamwork Accounting Group was founded on the belief that the best outcomes come from teamwork – that by bringing different individuals with specific expertise together, we can achieve a superior outcome for our clients.

50+ years of experience

The collective experience of our Partners spans more than 50 years and covers all key areas of financial management. And unlike other firms, our Partners work closely with you to deliver a proactive and thorough service.

Relationship focused

At Teamwork Accounting we pride ourselves on being honest, upfront and human. We strive to build strong relationships with our clients and constantly solidify our understanding and knowledge of their business. Which is why we have many, many long-standing clients who have been with us since we started.

Meet the team

Eric de Ravel | Teamwork Accounting

Eric de Ravel
Managing Partner

After leaving behind his practice in South Africa, Eric purchased Teamwork Accounting in 2010 and became the Managing Director. He believes in getting the best results for his clients by finding areas to improve. His experience in setting up business structures and management accounting systems give clients clarity on how to achieve their goals.

Eric likes to spend his free time with his family, including regular trips to South Africa to visit his children.

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Professional Achievements

2010  Registered Tax Agent, Tax Practitioners’ Board
2010  Certificate of Public Practice, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
2009  Member, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
1980  Registered Public Accountant and Auditor, South African Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board
1978  Member, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
1977  Bachelor of Accounting

Mathew Ryan | Teamwork Accounting

Mathew Ryan
Partner

Mathew joined Teamwork Accounting straight after graduating from university. Specialising in tax, he provides advice and strategies around minimising tax and planning for the future. He enjoys working alongside clients who are proactive about their financial goals and driven to succeed.

He believes in having a healthy work/life balance, plays for the Hoppers Crossing Football Club as their Senior Captain, and enjoys travelling overseas.

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Professional Achievements

2015  Partner, Teamwork Accounting
2013  Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
2013  Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting
2008  Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
2006  Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Kelly Breen | Teamwork Accounting

Kelly Breen
Partner

Kelly became part of Teamwork Accounting in 2012. A specialist in self-managed superfunds, her knowledge and experience is invaluable to clients as they move towards this type of superannuation structure. She also manages the bookkeeping department, using her keen eye for detail to assist with clients’ books.

Her motto is “You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing”.

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Professional Achievements

2017  Xero Certification
2016  Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
2015  Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting
2012  Bachelor of Accounting

Zhu Liu | Teamwork Accounting

Zhu Liu
Partner

Zhu joined teamwork accounting as a partner in July 2017 with more than 10 years’ experience in Melbourne’s small and large (top 20) public practices.

He provided advice to many clients on the Income Tax Treaty between Australia and their origin countries, including, China, Singapore and U.K. He has also provided advice on R&D tax incentives, Wine Equalisation Tax and Property Development.

Zhu lives in Melbourne since 2004, he is now a Bayside resident and a father of two lovely children. Zhu speaks Mandarin fluently. He was the 2016 Melbourne Marathon and 2017 Geelong Ironman 70.3 finisher.

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Professional Achievements

2016  Master of Business Law
2015  Member, National Tax and Accountant Association
2015  Member, Institute of Public Accountants Australia
2012  Full Member, CPA Australia
2005  Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Sandra Tucker | Teamwork Accounting

Sandra Tucker
Partner/Practice Manager

Since starting in 2006, Sandra is an invaluable member of our team. Sandra makes sure that the Teamwork Accounting office runs smoothly on a daily basis. She takes care of the facilities and processes, making sure everything works and improving what can be made better. She’s also an experienced bookkeeper and looks after Teamwork’s internal bookkeeping needs, as well as helping with general bookkeeping questions.

She spends her spare time hiking the You Yangs, going to the football, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Professional Achievements

2009  Certificate III Business Services
2009  Certificate IV Financial Services (Finance / Mortgage Broking)
2008  Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting)

Tarryn Shepherd | Teamwork Accounting

Tarryn Shepherd
Accountant

Tarryn is a passionate problem solver. She looks at the big picture to see how to get clients from where they are to where they want to be. After joining Teamwork Accounting in 2017, she helps with audits, financial statements, and income tax returns.

She believes that family is the foundation of society and spends her non-work hours with hers.

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Professional Achievements

2017  Certified Practising Accounting (CPA) (currently studying)
2008  Bachelor of Accounting Science

Kyle Whittaker | Teamwork Accounting

Kyle Whittaker
Accountant

Kyle recently joined our practice as a Graduate Accountant. Kyle has a passion for solving problems and is always keen to ensure the numbers always balance. He believes in ensuring the clients get the best experience and achieve what they require.

Another passion of Kyle’s is his AFL Team Essendon and spending time playing golf.

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Professional Achievements

2015  Completed Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Accounting, Accounting Information Systems & Finance) – Deakin University
Karen Fisher | Teamwork Accounting

Karen Fisher
Bookkeeper

Karen is one of the newest members of Teamwork Accounting and has taken on the role of Senior Bookkeeper. Karen has a keen eye for detail and has great enthusiasm when it comes to our clients work. Karen has many years of experience within the bookkeeping service and has used software ranging from MYOB (all versions) to Xero and everything in between.

Outside of work Karen loves to spend quality time with her family and friends, and enjoys reading and keeping fit.

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Professional Achievements

2012  Diploma of Accounting at VU Nicholson Campus
2010  Registered BAS Agent

Jessica Diamond | Teamwork Accounting

Jessica Diamond
Administration Assistant

Since joining in 2015, Jessica embodies the high level of customer service that clients expect at Teamwork Accounting. She liaises with the ATO on their behalf and makes sure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. Jess also oversees corporate compliance and clients’ ASIC requirements.

Outside of work, she plays netball and is an avid Western Bulldogs supporter.

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Rachel Koutsioukis | Teamwork Accounting

Rachel Koutsioukis
Receptionist

With a passion for multitasking and detail, Rachel joined Teamwork Accounting in June 2017. She is the friendly face that greets clients on arrival, as well as the go-to for solving problems. She believes in getting things done the right way and making numbers balance.

When Rachel’s not at work, her family and a good book are her priorities.

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