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Ian Buscomb

Ian Buscombe

Principal/Director BDK Buscombe

Ian's profile
  • Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
  • Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Board – University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Board member CPA – Sunshine Coast Committee
  • 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. ┬áHe has recently undertaken several assignments as an expert witness preparing business valuations to international accounting standards for several legal firms. ┬áThis valuation expertise that Ian holds can assist you when buying or selling your business or for bank loan purposes.

richard reid

Richard Reid

Senior Accountant

Richard 's profile
  • Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Member of Institute of Public Accountants
  • Member of Institute of Financial 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

Jenny Struthers

Accountant – SMSF Specialist

Jenny's profile
  • 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.