Our Team

MELISSA BROWNE (MEL)
TOP DOG, ACCOUNTANTISTA, AUTHOR AND SHOE ADDICT
On Mel’s bedside table you’ll find a pile of vogue magazines & a pile of business books. That’s because she juggles a love of fashion with a love of business and strategy. A strange combination, but she makes it work – particularly when writing as she fuses fashion analogies with business wisdom. Mel has a particular fascination with business management, strategy and why certain businesses are more successful than others.
LAUREN LAW (LAWSIE)
ACCOUNTANTISTA, ADVISOR AND RUNNER
Lauren is a CPA accountant who loves working with businesses and loves structure – look out! She works with businesses of all sizes, across all industries and is passionate about assisting business owners to develop budgets, systems, structure and strategy within their businesses (& personally) and then holding them accountable to what they have set out.
FIONA BEADSMOORE (BEADS)
ACCOUNTANTISTA, CLOUD SOLUTIONS EXPERT AND TEA CONNOISSEUR
Beads enjoys working with clients who are looking to evolve their business and personal lives. Beads enjoys thinking and talking outside the box with clients about processes, efficiencies and deductions for clients with personal and company tax returns.
FIONA SKRZYPNIK (FI)
ACCOUNTANTISTA, XERO HERO AND FOOTBALL FANATIC
Fi is our trainee accountantista and is the go-to person for any question you might have with Xero as well as being the go-to person for any questions that Mel has internally with IT (which are many). Fi loves rolling up her sleeves and getting her hands on the initial transactions for clients in Xero as she manages the day-to-day book-work for some of our clients including payroll.
AMBER HOLMES
WORKFLOW QUEEN, CLIENT NAGGER, LAZY SUNDAY LOVER
Amber is our Workflow Queen and ensures our business clients are looked after when they bring their work into A&TA. She manages our unique Tax Month system and is the gorgeous and generous hassler if clients have forgotten to bring something in or if they've forgotten to get back to us. She also hassles the A&TA accountants and ensures that our service standards are maintained and that every client is being looked after and their work is being completed on time
KAREN MALLIGAN
RECEPTIONIST, ADMIN QUEEN IN TRAINING, LOVER OF GOOD FOOD
Karen is our bubbly, super-organised receptionist and is the first person you'll come into contact with at A&TA.
Ashleigh Sprague (Ash)
JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT, XERO HERO IN TRAINING, MAD GOLFER
Ashleigh is the newest member of our team and is our junior Accountant. She is vital support for our accounting team as well as working her way towards becoming a Xero Hero. On the weekend you might find Ash traipsing around a golf course.