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.

IAN PRESCOTT

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 committment 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 programs 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 ian@voltageaccounting.com.au

PAUL STOCKWELL

CPA, B Bus(Accounting)

Paul joined us in January 2014 and brings with him in excess of 25 years experience. During this time he has acquired a vast amount of knowledge and management experience in a wide range of industries and aspects of accounting such as financial reporting, management accounting as well as finance team leadership and development.

Paul is an integral part of our team and welcomes all enquiries.

Paul can be contacted on (07) 3371 5544 or via email at paul@voltageaccounting.com.au

OONA PRESCOTT

Oona joined our team in 2010 as Office 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 liasion 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 oona@voltageaccounting.com.au

MANISH TIDKE

B Comm

We welcomed Manish to Voltage Accounting in December 2011. With 4 years previous Bookkeeping experience and under the guidance of our Principle, Ian Prescott, he has become a highly proficient staff member.

Manish is a XERO  certified advisor and is one of the keys to assisting our clients with their Bookkeeping and day to day tasks required to manage their business. In addition to
XERO Manish is also highly qualified with MYOB and SAASU.

In addition to Bookkeeping, Manish also plays a part in the preparation of BAS / IAS's,  Individual Income Tax Returns as well as Company financials & Tax returns.

Another major asset Manish has is his ability to speak Hindi and Marathi.  This has enabled Voltage Accounting to take on numerous restaurants who primarily communicate using that language.

Always accommodating, Manish welcomes your enquiries.

Manish can be contacted on (07) 3371 5544 or via email at manish@voltageaccounting.com.au

FRAZER MARTIN 

Mortgage Broker / Financial Consultant

AFB,FBAA
Authorised Representative - No 476476

Frazer joined Voltage Accounting in June 2013 and is Director of our sister company Voltage Finance Pty Ltd. Frazer is a qualified mortgage broker and financial consultant and is available to all our clients seeking advice on either personal or commercial lending.

In addition to Voltage Finance, Frazer is our BDM for New SME clients and brings a wealth of commercial expertise to Voltage. He shares in Ian’s work ethic of putting the client first! Frazer is always open to sharing fresh ideas with both current and potential clients.

Frazer can be contacted on (07) 3371 5544 or 0422 230 468 or via email at frazer@voltageaccounting.com.au

DERMOT WALSH

Senior Accountant

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  dermot@voltageaccounting.com.au

SHANE HATCH

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
E shane.hatch@hatchfinplan.com.au