Our Team

Ian Buscombe, Principal/Director BDK Buscombe

  • Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA)
  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
  • Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)
  • President of the Sunshine Coast Rowing Club
  • Director of Platinum Commercial
  • Director of Regatta Lakes Commercial Trust
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Board - University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Board member CPA - Sunshine Coast Committee
  • Board member of the Maroochydore Revitalisation Association
  • Commissioner for Declarations

Originally from Melbourne, Ian's undergraduate studies were in Commerce and Law and post graduate studies in Corporate management.
Prior to starting his career in public practice in 1988, Ian worked in commercial accounting, undertaking senior financial roles in both national and international companies in various industries. The pursuit of a lifestyle change and the process of raising a family met with a desire to commence his own practice. In 1988 he left Sydney and settled on the Sunshine Coast as a pioneer of the 'sea change' phenomenon.

Ian's primary focus in the practice is in business advisory, budgeting, profitability analysis and asset protection. In addition to this core role, he is actively involved in property developments, advising in areas of compliance, corporate and trust structures.  He has recently undertaken several assignments as an expert witness preparing business valuations to international accounting standards for several legal firms.  This valuation expertise that Ian holds can assist you when buying or selling your business or for bank loan purposes.  

Richard Reid, Senior Accountant

 

  • Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Member of Institute of Public Accountants
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Current Xero Certification

Richard has a diverse range of experience from his farming upbringing on the Darling Downs to over 20 years as a telecommunication technician. During this time he was also involved in the audio engineering and construction industries. With over 10 years experience as an Accountant, Richard draws on his diverse background and interests to assist clients in their business and personal endeavours. While Richard is passionate about helping all clients, he has a particular interest in working with 'tradies' and contractors to optimise their businesses and meet their taxation obligations; advising and assisting small businesses (SME) with their financial and tax management; entity structures; taxation and business advising; and Xero support.

Richard's mantra of ' there are no problems, you just need to find the solution' holds him in good stead in the Accounting profession as he has built a reputation of trouble shooting with clients, as he identifies and applies the solution.

Jenny Struthers, Accountant

 

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Financial Planning)
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Current Xero Certification

Originally from Sydney, Jenny has undertaken various positions in her working life, both as a paralegal , a bookkeeper and now an Accountant. Jenny is an experienced and passionate accountant specialising in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds including retirement and estate planning. Jenny is also a registered tax agent and certified Xero adviser who assists our clients with the taxation compliance, planning, strategies and Xero support.

 

Cheryl Lenia, Practice Manager

 

  •  Current Xero Certification

Originally from Tamworth, Cheryl has an extensive administrative background from working within various government departments, human relations businesses and registered training organisations (RTO's). This included working as the Personal Assistant of the Manager for Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland.

With over 20 years of experience in office management and administration, Cheryl ensures that the BDK Buscombe team provides personalised, efficient and valued services to our clients.

 

Kana Randell, Client Liaison Assistant

 

Kana has worked in various administrative roles in multinational companies in Sydney and Japan.

She moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband over 12 years ago when she joined our accounting firm.
Kana is our general office administration support and client file manager. She has been with the business since day one and is our "Go To" person for all our client records.