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Professional Staff

For a comprehensive overview of all the products & services offered at BNM, check out the "Our Services" page of our website, or read below for a brief overview of our staff.

Donovan Jenkins - Client Manager

Donovan is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), holds a Public Practice Certificate and a Tax Agent Licence having more than 20 years' experience in the accounting industry. More than anything, Donovan enjoys spending time with his family, as well as anything outdoors, including playing touch football, riding motorcycles and is a keen rugby union fanatic.

Donovan has a unique skill set across a very broad range of areas including complex taxation and management accounting solutions. He also has a special interest in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and Tax-Effective Business structures. Donovan enjoys providing solutions for clients to reduce their compliance burden while assisting to improve business profitability and achieve their goals. One of his greatest strengths is the relationships developed and maintained with his clients. They have the 'peace of mind' that their accounting affairs are under control.

Qualifications: CPA, Tax Agent, B. Fin. Admin.

Rachael Smithers - Senior Accountant

Rachael is a qualified accountant working in tax and business services with over 5 years experience in public practice.

She joined the firm in February 2016 after returning to the area from Newcastle. During her time in Newcastle she developed a diverse skill set in business and individual tax compliance, performance management and profit optimisation across a range of industries including construction, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. Rachael also has extensive experience in MYOB and Xero and has recently taken over the role of internal IT support at BNM.

When not working or studying, she enjoys volunteering and reading.

She is currently working towards her Chartered Accountant qualification.

Qualifications: B. Bus., Xero Certified

Lyn Eason – Bookkeeper

Lyn has been with the firm since 1997. Over her many years with the firm, she has become the firms software expert and has assisted many clients in overcoming their bookkeeping issues. Lyn specialises in BankLink, MYOB & Quicken. Lyn's expertise cover all areas of tax return and accounts preparation for individuals, companies and trusts. 

Qualifications: Certificate 1 & 2 in Accounting 

Jenny - Accountant/Bookkeeper

Jenny joined the BNM team in August 2014. Prior to that she was the office administrator for a medium sized earth moving company in Newcastle and had her own bookkeeping business. Jenny has worked in the taxation and bookkeeping industry since 1989 and is an expert in MYOB and is BNM's go to person for tricky MYOB issues. Jenny's role at BNM is to process client jobs up to the level that the managers can review as well as completing a variety of other tax returns. Out of work, Jenny enjoy 's camping, fishing, theatre and spending time with her family.

Royce Novello - Corporate Services Division

Royce joined the firm in January 1992 and is the practice office manager and responsible for our Corporate Services Division which looks after the ASIC compliance of over 180 of our company clients.

In her role as office manager she is responsible for the business' accounting and payroll as well as ensuring that the business cash flow keeps flowing in the right direction It is because of this role that Royce understands the challenges for our clients in running small businesses and as result manages the debtors of BNM so diplomatically . Her experience and dedication has assisted BNM in it's expansion since 1992.

Lynda Megaw - ATO Liaison & Accounting Support

Lynda is our longest serving team member having joined Rod Beaver in October, 1983. Lynda has spent the majority of her time at Beaver Novello Moss running the front desk operations and ensuring that all client correspondence and mail outs met BNM quality standards

Lynda made the move to the ' engine room " of the accounting team several years ago and is responsible for Bank Link reports , data entry, jobflow management and preparing less complicated tax returns. As client liaison officer she handles all of BNM's clients ' ATO enquiries and guides them through the sometimes complicated processes and procedures of the ATO.

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What our clients say...

  • I first met Alex from Beaver Novello Moss just before I started my podiatry practice, approx. five years ago. With little business management experience, Alex provided much valued guidance throughout the formative years and as the business has continued to grow to help me reach my financial goals.

    I have always been extremely impressed with Alex's professionalism, enthusiasm, knowledge and personal approach.

    Joe Crowther

  • Beaver Novello Moss have been my accountants for the past 30 years.

    In this time I have had several businesses.

    Over the years I have needed lots of advice and Beaver Novello Moss are always there when I need them.

    Anytime I need something done , its only a phonecall to them and it gets sorted quickly.

    The whole team is very professional and nothing is ever a problem.

    They help with crucial decisions on managing my business to get the best financial results.

    Paul Nixon
    Director Forster Cycles
    Forster NSW

  • We were put onto BNM by a close mutual friend who had used their services for years.

    At the time our business was just a two man team with a rather mediocre turnover

    Our previous accountant didn't ever give us the feeling he wanted to grow with us even though we had expressed our intentions to grow the business in a very clear way.

    Although changing accountants felt a little daunting at the time, we bit the bullet and made the change... And what a fantastic decision that was...

    Joel Knott/Damian Quain
    Directors Automotive Hail Repairs
    Sydney NSW

  • I have been a client of BNM for the past 30 years, both on a personal & business level.

    BNM has been responsible for all aspects of accounting and tax for several Companies I am involved with as well as my superfund.

    Strategic business and tax planning has added significantly to my bottom line.

    Over the years I have found Alex & the team to be very reliable & efficient. They provide good advice, at times with very short notice, which can be critical to future outcomes...

    Ross Andrews
    Forster NSW

  • Today in business you have to have an accountant. We are just lucky to have the best one. We have been in business for over 35years and are nearing the end of our working career. This has only been made possible by the strong steerage of Beaver Novello Moss in our earlier years of work and without whose help we would now be floundering about, trying to work out how we would ever be able to afford to retire.

    Howard Day
    Forster Eyecare

  • I have been a client of BNM for over 7 years now and I wouldn't have it any other way. Alex Novello helped me when I launched my first online business back in 2007 and has since helped me take it from strength to strength over the years.

    Let's face it, no-one likes dealing with the ATO, but BNM do!!! They get things dealt with quickly and easily. They take care of it all and in what seems like minutes and for a fraction of the cost that I would lose in billable time if I did it myself!

    Lisa Rigoni
    Picnic Point NSW
    Director Rigoni Australia

  • I have been a client of Beaver Novello Moss for over 11 years and they have been a key advisor to my businesses and an essential member of my team in business development.

    Most importantly, always being there in the tough times with a thorough knowledge of the business. eg steering a successful ATO audit, supporting me through the death of my partner and planning for the future needs of myself and my children.

    Sharyn Cox
    Possum Brush NSW
    Company Director Clarendon Farm Pty Ltd and Clarendon Management Pty Ltd

  • Hi Grant

    Just want to thank you for the interest you show and the quality advice I constantly receive. I have just realised that it is now over ten years since you were first recommended to me.

    I count myself fortunate to have found such trustworthy help!

    I just want you to know your integrity and genuineness is greatly appreciated.

    Wes Schwarze
    Bonny Hills

  • Beaver Novello Moss have been handling my accounting and tax needs for over 25 years. During that period of time I have found them to be reliable, professional and very up to date with the ever changing and complex Australian and Superannuation systems.

    Their guidance and advice on all things financial has proved to be invaluable. I can rest easy knowing my taxation and superannuation obligations are being handled by a group of professionals who give friendly and personal service.

    Max Keech
    Tuncurry Auto Spares

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