About Us

“We know when we need to work hard for our clients but we also like to have a bit of fun along the way.”


Our Story

Established in 1996, Accounting Professionals is a leading Illawarra accounting practice with offices in Wollongong and Shellharbour servicing clients all around Australia.

Accounting Professionals is more than just accountants. We examine our clients’ businesses, understand how they work, identify how they can be improved and partner with them during any change and implementation process. From the outset, we become an integral part of our clients business or personal financial strategies.

“Our professional and highly trained team of accountants is equipped to help our clients overcome any business challenges they face, helping them reach their business and financial goals.

We help our clients proactively manage assets and liabilities, critically examine the way they do business, focus on key success factors and help effect change within the business to facilitate growth, increase profitability and improve cashflow.

The overriding focus of our firm is to assist our business clients implement sound organisational and financial frameworks, ultimately providing them with the winning edge to be more successful.

Our Partners

Garry Pinch

Partner, Chartered Accountant

A Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the National Tax and Accountants Association (NTAA), Garry has been a practicing accountant in the Illawarra for over twenty-five years.  He has also tutored part time at the University of Wollongong and James Cook University in Accounting, Taxation and Business Services.

Garry’s primary focus is working with the firm’s business clients, developing strategies, action plans and processes to guide them to success. Garry is also a key advisor to iAccelerate, the Illawarra region’s premier business incubator, conducting learning sessions and workshops for resident start-up companies.

Angela Hales

Partner, Chartered Accountant

Angela joined Accounting Professionals as a Trainee Accountant in March 1999 while completing her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Arts (Japanese) at the University of Wollongong. In 2000, Angela was awarded for Excellence in Accounting Studies and recognised as the top third year accounting student at the University of Wollongong. Upon her completion of University, Angela began the Chartered Accountant’s program and became a Chartered Accountant in 2002. Angela became a partner of Accounting Professionals in 2004.

Angela works closely with her team of professional staff to coordinate accounting and taxation compliance work for clients, including tax planning and the preparation of Austrade Export Market Development Grant applications.

Mark Placek

Partner, Chartered Accountant

Mark joined Accounting Professionals as a Trainee Accountant in March 1998 while completing his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at the University of Wollongong. Upon the completion of his degree, Mark was accepted into the Chartered Accountant’s program and became a Chartered Accountant in 2003. Mark became a partner of Accounting Professionals in 2004.

Mark specialises in Self-Managed Superannuation, Succession Planning, Business and Investment structures and Specialist Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax advice.

Nick Fitzgerald

Partner, Chartered Accountant

Nick joined Accounting Professionals in November 2009 and brings strength from his experience in Public and Private Business. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at The University of Wollongong in 2005 and became a Chartered Accountant in 2008 before gaining international experience as the Financial Controller for a group of private companies in London. Nick became a partner of Accounting Professionals in 2016,

Nick specialises in business improvement strategies, business and investment structures and specialist tax advice, helping clients see success on every level through planning and strategy.

Our Team

Brydie Tarlinton


Lisa Bassingthwaighte

Accountant, Client Manager

Nadia Hoang

Chartered Accountant, Client Manager

Debbie Cairncross

Head of Operations

Sarah McAdam

Accountant, Client Manager

Teigan Mariu

Accountant, Client Manager

Cameron Daly


Megan Corbett


Join our team

Accounting Professionals is one of the Illawarra’s leading Chartered Accounting firms providing a comprehensive range of accountancy and business advisory services. We are an energetic, growth focused firm with a dynamic team of Accountants and business professionals.

Accounting Professionals provide a range of services designed to enhance client businesses and assist them in optimising growth and development opportunities. We are committed to the implementation and utilization of new technologies and encourage innovation and use of technology by all team members. 

Our team promotes and embraces evolving business practices, are passionate about partnering with clients in business and are committed to continuous learning and development. If you are someone who fits this profile don’t wait for a job opportunity to present before getting in touch with us.

Feel free to send us a short letter communicating your interest and enclose a copy of your resume via recruitment@accpro.com.au


Job Vacancies

We are always keen to meet dynamic individuals who would like to join our team. Resumes should be emailed to ap@accpro.com.au Attn: The Manager.



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