I’ve been in the industry for over 30 years, and I’ve pretty much seen it all.
I have well-honed business acumen and well-rounded business skills. This means that I can solve most problems that a business is confronted with.
I’ve extensive experience in business structuring, capital gains tax, small business concessions, superannuation and management accounting, and all levels of tax legislation relating to small to medium size business.
In terms of credentials, I’ve a Bachelor of Business, I’m a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (including being a Financial Planning Specialist), a Fellow of The Taxation Institute of Australia and a Justice of the Peace. I am also a Registered Company Auditor and a Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor. I have also served on various not-for-profit and community boards
Outside of work, my wife (Sharon) and I have three sons (Harrison, Hunter and Tasman) and a daughter (Madison). So, the majority of my spare time is spent at kids activities and sporting events. I have particular interest in rugby union (as a former player for West Harbour RUFC) and have coached my sons’ footy teams over the years. I also love golf – and would love to become a professional golfer one day – if only I had the ability!
I have worked as an accountant for over 25 years. Most of this time has been spent helping individuals and small to medium business with their accounting, taxation and business needs – including structuring, budgeting, forecasting and financial modelling.
I started off my career in Wagga Wagga, and have since worked for medium and large firms in Adelaide and Sydney. I joined S&W in 2002 and became a partner in 2003.
I have a Masters Degree in Tax, and am expert at providing high-level tax advice to all levels of businesses, including advising on international tax. I have a Bachelor of Business, am a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. I am also a Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor.
Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family – my wife Christine, our 5 kids and our 3 grandchildren. On the weekends you can normally find me at the beach, the movies, or taking my bike for a spin.
I joined the team at Stanley & Williamson in 2002 and was made partner in 2009.
All together, I have over 15 years of experience. During this time, I have developed an interest in capital gains tax, small business taxation, fringe benefits tax, salary packaging and start-ups. I also have experience with tax compliance, business structuring and financial modelling.
I have Bachelor Degrees in Commerce and Law, am a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and am a Fellow of The Taxation Institute of Australia. I am also a Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor.
When I’m not at work, you can normally find me spending quality time with my family – my wife and 2 kids keep me pretty busy when I’m at home, especially in Summer when we seem to live at the beach.
I am an experienced audit, assurance and business advisory professional and have been in the accounting industry for 20 years servicing a broad range of clients and industries, locally and internationally.
Having trained and qualified in London, I moved to Sydney over 13 years ago and have gained exposure to servicing a broad range of clients in a variety of industries. I joined Stanley & Williamson to head the audit and assurance services having formerly been an Audit Partner in a City based boutique firm and Principal at a Top 5 firm prior to that.
I am a Registered Company Auditor, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a Member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and hold a BSc(Eng) degree in Electronic Engineering with Management from King’s College, London.
Whilst regulatory and compliance obligations play an important role in maintaining the integrity of financial reporting and governance in the corporate world, I am passionate about providing audit, assurance and business advisory services that deliver forward thinking commercial, innovative and value add outcomes to help unlock your (and your organisation’s) potential and achieve your ambitions.
Stanley & Williamson aims to become your ally in meeting all the challenges that confront your business. We are the advisors for your future.
In my spare time I enjoy producing music, keeping fit and playing sports, and importantly, spending time with my son in music, sporting and other outdoor activities.
I joined Stanley & Williamson in 1996, and besides from a working holiday in the UK, have worked here ever since. I became partner in 2003.
Over the past 20 years in the industry I have worked with clients on a range of services including business advisory, tax accounting, auditing and IT.
I have a Bachelor Degree in Financial Administration, am a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Justice of the Peace. I am also a Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor.
When I’m not in the office, I am normally spending time with my family (wife Kylie and 2 daughters, Tazmin and Amelie) – we tend to get out and about as much as possible. But if we are home, then it’s taking a bike ride, having a swim or fixing up the house and garden. I am also interested in technology and computers, so you’ll find me researching and tinkering when I have the time.
WILLIAM (BILL) STANLEY (Cons.)
I have been a member of the accounting profession for more than 50 years. I specialise in solving difficult problems faced by businesses in a practical and commonsense way. My well-honed negotiation skills help me secure the best outcome for my clients.
I am a founding partner of Stanley & Williamson, but as of 1 July 2014, have moved from the role of Partner to Consultant to the firm – I hope to be able to do this for the next few years.
I am a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (including being a Financial Planning Specialist), an Affiliate of The Securities Institute of Australia, an Australian Financial Services Licensee (Licence number 247322), a Registered Company Auditor and a Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor.
My interests outside accounting have given me a wide-ranging viewpoint, this has enabled me to understand and assist clients in relation to their business affairs.
These interests include: wine, share investing, historic cars, sailing, skiing, tennis and golf.
I have also been involved with a vineyard and winery project in the Upper Hunter Valley, spec home building and motor racing. I am husband to Margaret, father of three boys and grandfather to Zoe, Will, Archer and Saxon.
SAM SHUN (Cons.)
I spent my early years in China, Macau and Hong Kong, and moved to Australia in 1962. I joined the chartered accountancy profession after completing my HSC, and have been working with Bill Stanley for over 30 years.
As a partner in a small to medium firm, I always maintain an interest in all facets of the accounting profession in order to keep abreast of the constant changes and the relevant rules and regulations.
As of July 2012, I moved from the role of Partner to Consultant to the firm, so that I could spend more time with my family and on the golf course.
I continue to oversee the auditing and related compliance matters of our clients’ Self-Managed Super Funds, as well as look after the clients for whom I have always been responsible. I am also still responsible for quality control of all tax returns lodged within the firm..
I am a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand including being a Financial Planning Specialist, a Justice of the Peace, and a Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund auditor. I also speak fluent Cantonese.
I have a love of all sporting codes and have been trying to master the game of golf for the past 40 years. I am happily married to Lucy and have two adult sons.