Who says business accountants are boring?
Well, it certainly can’t be said about us!
We’ll give you doable advice without the jargon.

Learn more about our incredible ProPoint team.

What we believe in

The secret sauce in what we do comes back to what we believe in. For us to provide you with personalised, professional and proactive advice, we’ve got to be living our best lives, too.

When we feel happy, we do our best work for you. At ProPoint Business Solutions, we’re guided by six values, which give us a sense of purpose in our workplace and reflect what’s important to us:

1. Inclusivity
2. Courage
3. Growth
4. Respect
5. Integrity
6. Curiosity

Do your values align with ours?

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At ProPoint we —

Come to work with purpose & intention

Have respect for & value our time & skills

Are approachable, helpful & proactive

Hold ourselves & each other accountable

Use open, honest communication & value our relationships

Respect, acknowledge & appreciate

Support all personal & professional growth

Who we are

Okay, it’s time to prove we’re not boring. So, who are we?

We’d like to introduce you to the ProPoint Business Solutions team of real and relatable professionals who bring our A-game to client work, along with our quirks. We’ll give you a pat on the back or a kick up the behind to help you on your way to business success. Get to know us by reading our short bios below.

Alex Lo, Manager
B. Bus (Acc), CA

For Alex, the gold in his role as manager is when his clients have that aha moment in recognition of a solution being identified or a result achieved. While Alex is excellent at making lists, being organised and undertaking scenario analysis, he lacks cooking skills — and is known for burning toast. Having a zen garden at work may fire up his productivity, but it’s the team around him and the flexibility that help him maintain the harmony in his life. This gives him the space to explore his favourite hobby: finding great places to dine out, and sharing his food photography online.

Random quirky fact: Alex enjoys cleaning !

Emma McNaught, Director
B.Bus (Acc), CPA, MHR

The buzz of working on something new and challenging with her clients is what drives Emma every day in her role as director at ProPoint. By being a good listener and having a helpful attitude, Emma is able to understand priorities and organise what needs to be done to activate them. She also understands the importance of feeling like a valued member of the team and this shines through in her work relationships. For Emma, her life outside of the office is filled with Pilates, solving jigsaw puzzles, and experiencing everyday adventures with her kids.

Random quirky fact(s): Emma doesn't like coffee, fancy cheese or salad dressing. Instead, she loves a choc-top dipped in popcorn at the movies and sprinkles in her yoghurt!

Tyson Arentz, Director
B.Bus (Acc), CPA

Tyson loves creating opportunities for good people. He applies this philosophy in the work he does in advising clients as one of the directors at ProPoint. An experienced tax and business adviser, Tyson is savvy at thinking ahead and strategising in partnership with our clients. For all his wisdom at work, Tyson has a knack of misplacing personal items, which are known for turning up later in random places. Thankfully, having a hit at tennis and golf, and playing with the kids at the park, are a great way to unwind and allow him to bring his best ideas to work.

Random quirky fact: Tyson puts hot sauce on EVERYTHING. The hotter the better!

James Moxey, Accountant
B.Bus (MGT, Acc)

With a primary focus on self-managed super funds (SMSFs) in his role as an accountant at ProPoint, James brings his brilliant problem-solving skills to the table and takes pride in building great relationships with his clients. For James, the joy of exercising every day complements his capabilities at work. From mountain biking to playing recreational golf, James believes being active helps him have a healthy outlook. It contributes to having a clear head and allows for better collaboration with his clients.

Random quirky fact: James is actually ambidextrous (sort of). He does certain things left-handed and others right. There’s no logic behind it — it’s just how his weird brain works!

Jenny Clark, Client Services Administrator
Cert IV Bus Admin

The joy for Jenny in her role as client services administrator is when she helps clients nail what they set out to achieve. Seeing the happy faces of her clients is always testament to her effort in making the experience as seamless as possible for them. With a willingness to learn new things (watch this space!), Jenny's established admin skills are appreciated by the ProPoint team and clients alike. Outside of the office, Jenny is usually cooking up a storm or volunteering with Albury Gang Show.

Random quirky fact(s): Jenny can put a twist on any recipe to cater for all sorts of dietary needs!

Jennefer McCrum, Manager
B.Fin Admin (UNE), CA

After 40 years in the profession, Jen still loves coming to work! Yes, it excites her to get stuck into tax planning, where she applies her up-to-date knowledge of current tax legislation and provides advice on a range of business solutions for her clients. At ProPoint, Jen feels the supportive team environment allows her to take on big business and small business clients, with the capacity to develop close working relationships. Her downtime is spent doing crosswords and sudoku, reading, having a glass of red, watching reality TV shows, and catch-ups with her girlfriends.

Random quirky fact(s): Jen HATES cucumber (devil’s food) and rhubarb!

Nathan Sheely, Trainee Accountant

An enthusiasm for upskilling and challenging himself are just two of Nathan’s superpowers. Loving his supportive role as a Trainee Accountant, Nathan enjoys throwing himself in the deep end and supporting others by doing the grunt work behind tax returns. A true team player, Nathan loves our welcoming team environment and approachability of his colleagues, whilst embracing our ProPoint culture of inclusivity where each team member is made to feel a part of the bigger picture and that their contribution truly matters. In his spare time, you may come across Nathan at the gym or getting his creative on by crocheting beanies and stuffed animals!

Random quirky fact(s): Nathan once made it as a model on an advertising poster in the Rocks in Sydney.

Lisa Maras, Director
B.Bus (Acc), CA

For Lisa, working together with her clients towards the same goal and putting tax legislation into layman's terms are just a few of her favourite things about being a director at ProPoint. The business’s focus on fostering a team environment and flexibility, thanks to its strong set of shared values, means Lisa is able to balance her work life with her pastimes, including cooking, running, travelling and spending time with her kids.

Random quirky fact(s): Lisa eats pizza for breakfast and was going to be a vet when she grew up!

Manisha Chhabra, Accountant
B Comm, MPAcc

From assisting in the preparation of business activity statements (BAS), financials and tax returns to maintaining day-to-day accounts, Manisha is chuffed when she receives positive feedback from her clients on a job well done. She’s buoyed by feeling a true sense of belonging at ProPoint, where the culture supports career growth and development. When Manisha isn’t working in her role as an accountant, she spends most of her spare time with her family and close circle of friends. On the weekends, she’ll get behind the wheel and explore the beautiful Albury-Wodonga region.

Random quirky fact: Manisha’s go-to comfort binge TV shows are Friends and The Big Bang Theory!

Shelly Mecner, Accounting Support

Shelly is an adaptable problem-solver who knows her hard work is highly valued by ProPoint’s clients and the team she supports, including Emma, Ty and Lisa. When Shelly isn’t checking off her to-do list at the office, she’s checking off her bucket list. Her favourite hobby is travelling, which has taken her to far-reaching places across the world. From chasing the northern lights and dog sledding in Finnish Lapland, to hiking the Inca Trail in Peru, eating pizza and pasta in Italy, and lazing on a beach in Thailand, globe-trotting Shelly has visited more than 35 countries to date!

Random quirky fact(s): Shelly loves reading and taking her Border Collie, Sam, for long walks!

Vanessa Sefton, Accountant
B.Bus (Acc, Mktg)

Vanessa has 15-plus years of experience in general accounting, taxation and superannuation and is proficient in Xero and other accounting software. She strives to fully understand the needs of her clients every day. The positive feedback always brings a smile to her face. Being surrounded by a team of professionals at ProPoint, who always act with integrity, makes her role as a senior accountant her happy place. Speaking of happy places, Vanessa is a self-confessed glamper and outdoor enthusiast, who travels with her son and much-loved Miniature Schnauzer.

Random quirky fact(s): Vanessa’s favourite quote is: "Tough times never last, but tough people do." — Robert H. Schuller. She also loves salt and vinegar chips with avocado dip!

Bec Hales, Client Services Administrator - Reception
Cert III Bus Admin

From welcoming you to our ProPoint Office to ensuring your returns are lodged on time, Bec will often be your first port of call when connecting with us. With a bubbly nature and passion for helping people, she is quick to assist with anything admin and always willing to go above and beyond for clients and staff alike. Bec appreciates the small office dynamic at ProPoint and loves Fridays best of all - when we all go out for lunch! Working part-time allows her plenty of time with family and friends (and her cavoodle - Aggie)!

Random quirky fact(s): Bec can talk underwater with a mouth full of marbles !! (She loves a good chat)

Julia Critchlow, Accounting Support
Cert III Bus Admin

A diverse role that challenges and stimulates is what keeps Julia passionate about her role as Accounting Support. With a strong commitment to supporting our team and the wider community, Julia loves coming to work every day where everyone is super friendly and inclusive. Flexibility is her mantra and the work life balance culture at ProPoint allows her to spend quality time with family, friends and her four legged babies – Liddy & Tazzie.

Random quirky fact(s): Julia has never been overseas! (But plans to change this by visiting Vanuatu in the near future).

See! We’re not just boring business accountants.

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ProPoint Business Solutions is a CPA Practice

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