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Ulli Bendle

Ulli Bendle (FCPA)

Ulli has been an accountant for over 30 years and has been with this practice since 1983.  She has a focus on building and maintaining long-term relationships – and specialises in accounting for Property Developers, Property Investors and Professionals.  She has a keen interest in Self Managed Superannuation Funds and Retirement Planning.

Peta Grenfell

Bruce Baynes (Dip FA - SIA)

Bruce is PWA Financial Group’s Financial Services Partner.  He is an Authorised Representative of Professional Investment Services and has a wide range of expertise and knowledge regarding investment options, superannuation and retirement planning, Self Managed Superannuation Funds and personal insurance.

Peta Grenfell

Peta Grenfell (CPA)

Peta is a partner in PWA Financial Group’s accounting division.  Peta’s considerable expertise includes advice in foreign taxation matters as well as business valuations and assisting clients starting out in business.  Peta is a licenced Stratacore adviser and works with clients to help them build better businesses.

Leanne Wheeler

Leanne Zimmerman  (BCom (Acc), ASA)

After 11 years as an accountant with PWA, Leanne has recently been promoted to the position of Partner. Leanne has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and is also completing her professional qualification with CPA Australia. Leanne assists small to medium sized businesses with all aspects of accounting, taxation and business advisory services.


Jodee Bryne

Jodee Bryne (CA)

Jodee is one of PWA's senior accountants and has over 10 years experience in the industry. Jodee specialises in providing Business Advisory Services to her clients and was a finalist in the 2009 Sunshine Coast Young Business Woman of the Year competition.


Lee Perussich

Lee Perussich

Lee has been an accountant with PWA Financial Group since 1996.  He is experienced in all aspects of taxation accounting with a specialty in Building Services Authority (BSA) licensing matters.


Cheryl Blinco

Cheryl Blinco

Cheryl has been working as an accountant since 1984.  Having grown up in Dalby, she has a great deal of experience accounting for Primary Producers.  Cheryl also specialises in Business valuations and taxation matters for Deceased Estates.

Janelle Preston

Janelle Preston

Janelle has over 20 years experience in a diverse range of business accounting – from Primary Production through to Superannuation, from one-man businesses through to major companies.  Janelle enjoys providing hands on assistance to her clients through workplace visits.

Luke Mulheran

Luke Mulheran (BCom (Acc), BSc(Phys))

Luke not only holds an accounting degree, he also has a Science degree majoring in Mathematics! Coming from Dalby in South West Queensland, Luke has a special interest in Primary Production and small businesses and can assist with Centrelink matters.

Dimitrios Koutouridis

Dimitrios Koutouridis  (BCom (Acc), B IT)

Dimitrios is another one of our multi-talented accountants.  He holds a dual degree in accounting and IT.  Dimitrios is one of our Self Managed Superannuation Fund specialists who assists with the management and administration of these funds.

Amber O'Connor

Amber O'Connor

Amber joined PWA Financial Group as an accountant in 2007.  Amber has 10 years experience in accounting practices and specialises in small and medium businesses.

Kylie Taylor

Kylie Taylor (BBus (Acc))

Kylie graduated from university in 2006 and is currently studying to become a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).   She has been with PWA Financial Group since 2008. 

Assistant Accountants

Craig Maunder

Craig Maunder

Craig is currently in his final semester of his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  His role as an Assistant Accountant complements his study as it enables him to put his learning into practice in a real life context.


Financial Planning

Josh McCutcheon

Josh McCutcheon  (BBus (Fin))

Josh graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Financial Planning. Josh is part of the Financial Services division and provides administrative support to Bruce and his team.


Support Staff

Tina Neven

Tina Clarke - Practice Manager

Tina is the Practice Manager for the group.  She co-ordinates all of the administration aspects of the practice as well as assisting clients with billing and general enquiries.


Natalie Hoppo

Natalie Hoppo - Administration

Natalie is PWA Financial Group’s IT Systems Support person, who is also available to assist clients with accounting software queries.  Natalie also looks after the Corporate Compliance program for our client’s companies and provides administrative support to our accounting team.


Peita Murphy

Peita Murphy - Administration

Peita is a trained bookkeeper and works with many PWA Financial Group’s clients.  She also provides further administration support to the accounting and management team.


Christine Spilsbury

Christine Spilsbury

Christine joins the PWA team with over 10 years experience in an accounts role in the hospitality industry. She is an experienced bookkeeper and provides administrative support to a team of accountants.


Emma Bendle

Emma Bendle

Emma is the smiling face you hear when you call our office. She is currently completing a traineeship and studying a Certificate III in Administration through Sunshine Coast Institute of Tafe.



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