Staff Profiles

Our People

Our team is dedicated to providing you and your business with personalised professional services. All our team members are committed to ongoing professional development so you enjoy the best technical tax and accounting advice available. Below are the profiles on our team members.


Principal - B Bus (Acc/Fin), FIPA, FIFA, ATI
Registered Tax Agent, NTAA

Ian Prescott is the Principal of Voltage Accounting and is a qualified accountant and registered Tax Agent who has been working in the Accounting profession since 1996.

In late 2005 he established his own accounting firm under the banner of  Abacus Associates and operated from his home office until 2013 when he moved into his own office which is where he is today.  The practice then rebranded to Voltage Accounting in 2014 and continues to grow through hard work, ethical practices and his passion for small business.

He has extensive experience in all areas of accounting, with expertise in taxation advice and tax planning. He also specialises in business structuring and development and general management advice. Ian believes growing your wealth is part of the client brief and as a consequence he helps clients implement tax effective strategies including negative gearing and self managed superannuation.

Ian loves technology and has been heavily involved in the development of our website. He says, "As an accounting firm we need to leverage off technology and we also need to walk the talk. Our website was redesigned to highlight our technical skills and to show clients we can also help them build their website and assist them with their marketing. We believe it is a major point of difference to other accounting firms."

Ian believes the firm has a commitment to helping clients minimize their compliance costs and it all starts with the right accounting software. According to Ian, "Given our diverse range of clients it's no surprise that we support a range of accounting software programmes but we lean towards cloud based solutions like Xero because they provide a range of benefits and drive efficiency in our office".

In the digital age marketing is critically important and Ian enjoys getting his 'hands dirty' helping clients with their website, SEO, digital publishing and social media strategies. As Ian says, "It's high impact advice and our services beyond compliance really distinguish us from the pack". This is the origin of the firm's logo where his mission is to power up your business.
Professional Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance)
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Member of the NTAA
  • Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA)
  • Fellow of Institute of Financial Accountants
  • Member of The Australian Taxation Institute

Ian also holds two other Directorships - DFM Recruitment Group Pty Ltd and Voltage Finance Pty Ltd and outside the office his passion is cricket.

Until recently, he served as treasurer of the Kenmore Cricket Club Incorporated for over five years and Metropolitan South West District Cricket Inc for two years.

Upon finishing the Treasury roles of the Cricket Clubs he thought his days in Junior Sport were over until  he was asked to undertake the treasury role at Moggill Football Club which is one of his voluntary contributions.

Ian’s door is always open to new clients and you can contact him at the office on (07) 3371 5544 or his mobile 0417 278 642 or via email


Senior Accountant
DipBus, CPA (Retired)

Simon joined the Voltage Accounting team in May 2019. Simon brings with him in excess of 40 years of experience, having worked for a number of medium-sized accounting firms in Melbourne. We look forward to Simon bringing his considerable amount of knowledge and experience to Voltage Accounting and supporting the principal and staff in the provision of all aspects of accounting services to our clients .

Please join me in welcoming Simon to the team, who some of you will get to know well in time as he attends to your accounting needs.
Simon can be contacted on (07) 3371 5544 or via email at


Administration  Manager

Oona joined our team in 2010 as Administration Manager and oversees the smooth operation of the practice. Oona ran her own business for over twenty years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Voltage Accounting table.

Her role includes reception duties plus she also controls the mail, lodgements and handles all Tax Office correspondence. She is our liaison officer with the ATO.

Outside the office, Oona is the proud mother of two and enjoys focussing her spare time on the development and wellbeing of her family. Highly personable and attentive, she enjoys nothing more than assisting the team achieve both their business and personal goals.

Oona can be contacted on (07) 3371 5544 or via email at


MProfAcc, GCCom, BSc Business

Hussain joined Voltage Accounting in November 2020 and has hit the ground running during the busy nature of our business and tax time.   

Professionally, Hussain completed his accounting degree at University of Queensland in 2017 and has since been enjoying working in different commercial and public practice accounting roles. His skills have quickly grown under the guidance and mentorship of our Director, Ian, and Senior Staff, Simon and Elly.  His day-to-day involves preparing end of year financial statements and tax returns as well as managerial reports for key clients. He also assists with end of financial year planning.  

Outside of work, Hussain is a very passionate cricketer. He voluntarily manages his cricket club that he formed with his mates (Brisbane Stallions Cricket Club) and participates regularly in social cricketing tournaments/events all over Queensland.  

Hussain can be contacted on (07) 3371 5544 or via email at


Junior Accountant

Lauren joined the Voltage Accounting team in 2018. In her working career she has held a variety of office management and commercial banking roles. Having completed her Bachelors in Accounting & Finance in 2017, she currently works with Manish to assist clients with their bookkeeping requirements. She has earnt valuable experience in this role, working with Xero, MYOB and Saasu, and continues to increase her accounting knowledge every day.

Lauren can be contacted on (07) 3371 5544 or via email at


Administration Assistant
BMus(Perf) Candidate

Angela has been a part of the Voltage Accounting team since 2014. She started out assisting with basic administration duties and has gradually become a more permanent team member, one who is dedicated to her work and has effective organisation and editing skills. In 2019 Angela completed her MYOB certificate in ‘Bookkeeping for Beginners’ and now also assists Manish with our bookkeeping services. Angela intends to further her bookkeeping studies with both formal and on-the-job training.

Outside of Voltage Accounting, Angela enjoys and excels in trombone performance, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

Angela can be contacted on (07) 3371 5544 or via email at


FCPA, B. Com (Accounting)

Dermot joined Voltage Accounting in July 2015 establishing our Canberra Office. Dermot is available to provide financial management, business planning, business strategy and risk management advisory services.

Dermot brings with him in excess of 20 years financial, business management and leadership experience. Dermot has held Chief Financial Officer positions in a range of commercial and public sector organisations in a range of industries, including land development, capital works and infrastructure delivery, general and workers’ compensation insurance and delivery of community services and facilities.

Dermot has particular skills in business strategy, business planning, financial management frameworks, risk management and also expertise in the application of GST in the land development and the insurance industries.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Fellow Member of CPA Australia

Dermot can be contacted on 0422 005 686 or via email at


Senior Financial Planner

CFP®, BE(Hons), Grad Dip FP, C.Dec
Authorised Representative - No. 238910

Voltage Accounting is pleased to offer the independant services of Shane Hatch, Senior Financial Planner, to all our clients. Shane formed an alliance with Voltage Accounting in 2014 and since then has made himself readily available to assist clients after these services.  Shane spends most Tuesday's in at Voltage Accounting.

Originally a Mining Engineer, Shane undertook extensive study and became a Financial Planner in 2000.

Shane is the principal Planner and owner of Hatch Financial Planning (CBD - Creek St) Shane holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and has been awarded the coveted title of Certified Financial PlannerTM by the Financial Planning Association.

Shane’s training and experience have led him to develop strengths in engineering structured strategic advice on financial matters relating to Self Managed Superannuation Funds, Retirement planning, estate planning, life insurance planning, investment risk management, gearing and wealth creation strategies.

Contact Shane today   

Shane Hatch  CFP®, BE(Hons), Grad Dip FP, C.Dec
Senior Financial Planner

P 07 3229 9662
F 07 3229 8662