Kirrily has a Bachelor of Commerce from Adelaide University which she completed in 1992. She worked as Finance Manager at Warrawong Sanctuary and Inglewood Brick Company in the Adelaide Hills. She then took a three month trip to the US and Ireland to live with her Mum who was a teacher on exchange in Seattle. Upon her return, she worked as the Group Accountant for three years for Eureka Hotel Group, where she obtained her CPA qualification.
As a CPA qualified Accountant, she then worked at SDS Ausminco and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, before setting up Kirra Consulting Pty Ltd in 1999. She provided advice and assistance for some small business clients as well as Eureka Hotel Group and Hood Sweeney. She was lured in to a full-time position as Client Manager at Hood Sweeney, where she gained her grounding in tax, just as GST was implemented in Australia.
After three years as an employee at Hood Sweeney, Kirrily went back to consulting via Kirra Consulting Pty Ltd and in 2007 expanded the business, taking up a lease on an office in Kent Town in 2007, and two staff. Kirra Consulting Pty Ltd continued to grow to the level of five staff (apart from Kirrily) over the period 2007 to 2017.
Kirrily Married Bruce Burton in 2001 and they had their only son, Jay in 2005. Kirrily enjoys socialising with family and friends, music, dancing, reading and has recently accepted the Volunteer Co-ordinator position at Warrawong Sanctuary, where her Accounting career began. I’m sure this will keep her very busy, and out of trouble for quite some time.
Annabel has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of South Australia that she completed in 1993. She obtained her CPA qualification in 1998. She has been a member of CPA Australia for over 20 years.
Annabel started her career as an in-house accountant at Normetals Recycling and then joined Hood Sweeney in 1995 where she stayed for almost 17 years. Kirrily then lured her away to join her as the other CPA at Kirra Consulting over 5 years ago. Annabel is a vital member of the Kirra Consulting Accounting team, who draws on her extensive Accounting experience to tackle the most complicated taxation, business services and accounting issues.
She is steadfast in her approach to managing client requirements and builds a rapport and understanding of our clients business needs through her interactions. Annabel’s strengths are in the areas of taxation compliance and advice, small business tax concessions, general accounting and business services. She is able to handle complicated arrangements and transactions with determination, patience and a smile.
Annie is a bookkeeper who came to Kirra Consulting 10 years ago, with over 20 years experience in the banking, advertising, newspapers, mining, hospitality and beauty products industries.
Annie is reliable, trustworthy, friendly and approachable and is usually our Client’s first contact when they need help with bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and administration. She is also responsible for the management of our more inexperienced staff.
Her hands-on experience and understanding of how our client’s businesses operate is an asset when reviewing, developing and documenting new procedures and managing workflow and staff.
Trisha has over 20 years experience in industries including automotive, wholesale, trade services and engineering. She has worked in small and medium size businesses and on several occasions has created new roles with her skill set, dedication and initiative, to better serve her employer.
Her career began in administration and accounts payable/receivable, and developed into payroll, project management, quality system assistance, procedure development, staff management and mentoring, presentations, grant applications and non-accredited training (utilizing her Cert IV in Training & Assessment). Trisha also has expanded her skills into document writing, business development and systems coordination. She primarily joined us to manage our client jobs in iFirm, a software package designed specifically for accountants, which she mastered to assist us to better manage our workflow and allow us the opportunity to manage our increasing workload. Trisha now works part time as our Business Development Manager.
Betsy holds a Bachelor of Economics degree (majoring in accounting) from the University of Adelaide as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia. She has been a member of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants for more than 20 years.
Betsy worked with the State Auditor- General’s Department for a couple of years before working in Public Practice for more than 3 years. She then worked at a senior level at the ATO for over 20 years in various compliance roles including providing taxpayers with written general advice, private rulings and position papers, and a leader helping other officers resolve complex tax issues. The client groups she worked with ranged from complex large businesses to the micro segment of the business sector. During this time, her tax skills were honed across various areas, including income tax, GST and superannuation.
As a way of giving back to the community, Betsy also serves on the Board of a disability service provider. She has a good understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the disability not for profit sector.
Betsy is married, with 2 adult children. Her husband is a retired engineer. Her son is a doctor and she is the primary carer for her daughter, who is intellectually disabled and she considers to be her greatest teacher, where she learns compassion, patience, tolerance and understanding.