WHO WE ARE
Janice is the principal and owner of the business, and with over 45 years of experience in her field she is a highly respected Accountant and Tax Agent. She started her career at one of the top tier accounting firms - Peat Marwick, (now KPMG since merging in 1987) before opening her practice in the beachside suburb of Cronulla in the Sutherland Shire in 1979. Having juggled raising a family whilst building a successful business, she understands first-hand the need to have excellent support systems in place and is an expert at taking the stress out of business accounting and taxation. She is an avid Sydney Swans supporter, which you'll know if you're in the office around AFL finals time!
She is a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Taxation Instititute of Australia, and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, and specialises in taxation, accounting, business advice and superannuation.
Keely has been in the Accounting field for almost 20 years, first working in the family business as a teenager, where she discovered her love of numbers and a perfectly balanced set of accounts. Her experience covers both public practice Accounting and commercial Accounting, having worked as an Assistant Accountant, Bookkeeper, Finance Manager and Senior Accountant. She has worked in the telecommunications, hospitality, retail, construction, performing arts & health industries which means that you as the client benefit from this first-hand experience and knowledge. She has a personal interest in the allied health field, and took a career break when her first child was young to study remedial & sports massage therapy.
She is a Xero Certified Advisor, a SageOne Certified Advisor, has extensive knowledge of Quickbooks and MYOB, is a Member of the Institute of Public Accountants, and a Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia .
Melissa joined J Burke & Co in 2006 as a junior Accountant, and over 10 years later we're lucky enough to still have her on our team. She now advises her own portfolio of tax, business and SMSF clients across a range of industries. Her prior work experience includes over 12 years in management and owner/operator roles within the hospitality industry, so she has real-world experience and understanding when it comes to running a business and brings this to her toolkit. She is a Cronulla local and loves to enjoy the beautiful beaches the area has to offer, but her interest in travel sees her exploring new countries regularly.
Melissa is a SageOne Certified Advisor, a Xero Certified Advisor, a Member of the Institute of Public Accountants, a Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia. She has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting from Charles Sturt University,and considering that she won two awards for receiving the highest mark in her taxation law subject at university, it's safe to say that income tax is one of her specialties!
Nicole joined the team in early 2015, after 9 years working part-time and full time for small sized businesses in a variety of industry sectors including non-life insurance consulting, retail, architects and construction, media & tax accounting. Her passion is tax accounting and building client relationships, and she is a whizz at analysing information and working with clients to meet their needs. Outside of work, she enjoys getting outdoors, discovering new restaurants and she's never been known to say no to ice-cream.
Nicole is a Xero Certified Advisor, and has extensive knowledge of Sage One and MYOB.
Paris has recently joined J Burke & Co as our Trainee Accountant. On the days that she is not in the office she is studying her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Professional Accounting at Macquarie University.
Paris' thirst for knowledge sees her learning all that she can from the team at J Burke & Co while she completes her studies.
Sabrina is our bookkeeping superstar - not only is she is gun bookkeeper, she is also a fully trained Accountant, so you are getting the benefit of a bookkeeper with in-depth knowledge of Accounting principles.
Sabrina is an expert at cloud-accounting systems, is a Xero Certified Advisor.
Julie has been with the firm since 2009, and she is the friendly face behind the front desk and voice on the end of the phone when you call the office. She oversees all office duties and assists with following up on tax matters. Her extensive experience in administration is invaluable to J Burke & Co, and the team would be lost without her faultless memory and attention to detail. Outside of work, Julie is a life member of North Cronulla Surf Lifesaving Club and is passionate about the Cronulla Sharks NRL team.