Ellco Group - Accountants & Advisors

Our Team

Jason Elliott

Director

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Contact:
jason@ellco.com.au

Jason is a third generation accountant, joining the family business in 1987 and taking full ownership in 2014. With nearly 30 years' accountancy experience and running a small family business himself, Jason knows first-hand what it takes to be a successful small business operator.

Jason's main focus each day is to manage the Ellco Group business and to be there as a mentor to all the accountants, support staff and most particularly the clients of the business.

Jason also owns and manages a second business Toowoomba Strata. One of the core functions of the Toowoomba Strata business is to assist and advise developers to make the development aspirations happen – which means also working closely with lawyers, council and government departments. This connection with developers allows Jason to provide specialist and unique advice when it comes to development and building activities.

Jason works very closely with clients providing strategic advice in relation to their business affairs – for example, restructuring or buy/sell considerations or technical and advanced tax planning or just a sounding board for any type of business issue.

Being a member of the Darling Downs Sailing Club and Sailability Darling Downs, on the weekends it is not unusual to find Jason sailing on Cooby Dam. Jason is married to Anne (Registered Nurse) and has three children Gracie (University Student), Isabel (University Student) & Tom (Secondary School Student).

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (B.Bus), Chartered Accountant (CA), Fellow Strata Community Australia (Qld), Registered Tax Agent, Justice of the Peace

David Elliott

Consultant

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Contact:
david@ellco.com.au

David is a second generation accountant, joining the family business in 1958. His accountancy career has spanned nearly 60 years. David has seen many changes to the firm over those years as partners came and went. For the last 20 plus years he was in partnership with his son Jason. David fully retired from the business in 2014. While he visits the office less often now, David and Jason still regularly discuss business issues.

Since fully retiring David enjoys assisting Sailability Gold Coast.

Qualifications: Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), Registered Company Auditor, Registered Tax Agent, Justice of the Peace

Janeta Campbell

Associate

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Contact:
janeta@ellco.com.au

Janeta has been an employee of Ellco Group for over 10 years. Having worked in the accounting industry since 2002, Janeta started her career in an assistant accountant position and progressed to her current role as associate in the firm in 2012.

Over her years in the accounting sector Janeta has extensive experience in a wide range of industries including:

  • Construction
  • Development
  • Agriculture
  • Self Managed Superannuation
  • Rental Properties
  • Professional Services

With a high level of attention to detail, Janeta can assist with a range of accounting programs and provide advice as to how to implement new programs and analysis tools to suit your business. No question is out of Janeta’s ability, she will always find some way to resolve any issue you may face.

On a personal note, Janeta leads a very busy life with her husband Nick. In their limited spare time they help to run the family cattle and sheep property near Inglewood as well as fitting in training for local running events and travelling around the state to half marathon events. Janeta enjoys spending Saturday mornings at Toowoomba Parkrun as well as participating in the Toowoomba Kickit competition.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Registered Tax Agent

Karissa Bachmann

Accountant

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Contact:
karissa@ellco.com.au

Having worked with Ellco Group for close to 9 years, Karissa is a qualified CPA and has a wide range of knowledge in a number of areas and is particularly interested in rental properties, the building industry and Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

Karissa is married to Jade Bachmann who together own and operate the cabinet making business Ideal Kitchens. It is through having their own business that Karissa understands the importance of having the right tools and processes, to make your accounts run as seamlessly as possible. She thoroughly enjoys working with clients to give them a better understanding of their Cashflow position, and helping them work towards a more profitable future.

Karissa is kept busy working part time at Ellco Group, alongside Jade at Ideal Kitchens, and raising their two young children, Ethan and Nate.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)

Emma Graham

Accountant

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Contact:
emmag@ellco.com.au

Emma has been a part of the Ellco Group team for over four years following several years in both accounting and administration positions locally. During Emma's time with Ellco Group she has demonstrated her ability to look at businesses from a different angle, often supporting clients in creating better ways of running their business. Emma is very competent at assisting with upgrading client accounting systems to work with newer technology and training business owners on how to make the most of their software.

Being Toowoomba born and bred, Emma understands the issues that face Toowoomba businesses. Emma is a qualified CPA and has a keen interest in primary production businesses and the particular taxation legislation that applies to farmers.

As a member of Brisbane Broncos, it is not unusual to find Emma at as many NRL season games as possible. Emma also enjoys overseas holidays and is always planning for her next big adventure.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)

Nevenna Thornton

Accountant

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Contact:
nevenna@ellco.com.au

Born and bred in Roma Qld, Nevenna joined the Ellco Group team in June 2016 following her move to Toowoomba and several years working within a large regional accounting firm in a variety of roles. Nevenna has recently moved into an accounting role and uses her past knowledge in client services to assist in ensuring all taxation needs are met and making the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

Currently Nevenna’s focus surrounds micro businesses, investment properties and wage earner tax returns.

Nevenna brings some NRL rivalry to the office being an avid North Queensland Cowboys supporter. There has been some serious NRL discussion between Emma and Nevenna whenever there is a Broncos vs Cowboys game.

Craig McIvor

Accountant/Bookkeeper

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Contact:
craig@ellco.com.au

Craig is our Family Day Care accounting expert. Working from home while running his own Family Day Care business with his wife Janelle, Craig has hands on experience and can provide advice relating to all aspects of Family Day Care businesses.

With 35 years experience in the accounting industry along with his intricate knowledge surrounding Family Day Care businesses, you will often find Craig providing advice on FDC online forums or presenting at FDC seminars.

Karen Clarke

Administration

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Contact:
karen@ellco.com.au

Karen has worked for the Elliott family for over 30 years. In that time Karen has changed roles from time to time, giving her experience in a range of areas within the business. Currently Karen is our receptionist and provides administration support to the accountants. With a long history with the firm, Karen has formed many friendships with our clients.

Karen and her husband David have two adult children and recently became grandparents.

Sharyn Coombs

Administration

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Contact:
sharyn@ellco.com.au

Joining Ellco Group in 2013, Sharyn provides administration support to the accounting staff. Among other roles, Sharyn is the administrator for all documents being signed and lodged, you will often hear from Sharyn to explain our online signature program or chasing up unsigned documents.

Sharyn is married to Wayne and together they have two adult children.

Qualifications: Commissioner for Declarations