Mardi Jones – Managing Director – BAS Agent – Tax Agent – CPA

Mardi Jones started MJ Accounting in May 2011 and is the Managing Director. Mardi has over 18 years’ of accounting experience across a broad range of industries and individuals. She has a wealth of knowledge and skills gained over this time, advising on accounting, bookkeeping and taxation. Mardi’s professional credentials include Bachelor of Accounting and CPA. Mardi is a registered BAS Agent and Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioner Board.
Through her highly developed analytical skills Mardi is able to bring a unique insight into the needs of a company’s bookkeeping and accounting requirements. Under Mardi’s leadership MJ Accounting is focused on continuing to deliver a high quality of service and expertise in all areas of Bookkeeping, Accounting & Taxation services.

John Templeton – Financial Advisor

John Templeton is a financial advisor, currently an Authorised Representative with Synchronised Business Services Pty Ltd. John began his career in 1983 and is well established as a Risk Insurer adviser. John is well respected in the financial services industry and has built strong professional relationships with various life offices over the last 30 years. We are pleased with this new valuable addition to our team where we can draw on his wealth of knowledge and experience and ensure that our clients’ needs are well supported. John specialises in superannuation and insurances – Life, Income Protection, Critical Illness and TPD.

Reece LeCornu – Accountant

Reece joined the MJ Accounting team in February 2015. He has been in the tax and accounting industry since 2010. Reece’s professional credentials include a Bachelor of Accounting with a joint study in Marketing from Charles Sturt University. He also has Certificate III in Financial Services from Albury Tafe. Reece is experienced in cloud accounting software such as Xero and QuickBooks Online, in which he is a certified advisor for both programs. He is also very experienced to use your standard software such as MYOB and Reckon. Reece has extensive knowledge of tax and accounting as he has spent many years in the Australian Taxation Office and also public accounting practices.

Erin Magann – Accountant

Erin joined MJ Accounting in December 2016. Erin has worked in the accounting industry since 2011, and also for one year in financial services regulation in London for the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. She completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting with Charles Sturt University in 2012, and is currently part way through her CPA Program studies. Erin is experienced with MYOB and is Xero Certified. Erin’s experience has given her strengths in Accounts Payable, reconciliations, cashflow and budgeting.

Jessica Monet – Admin and Bookkeeping Assistant

Jessica has been working in administration since 2013. During this time, she has developed a keen interest in bookkeeping due to the data entry tasks she has taken on. She has experience completing data entry and payroll in MYOB and Reckon and is currently studying a Certificate IV in Accounting.
Jessica is our Brisbane office assistant and accounts administrator. She is here to support and assist with all questions and concerns and support our team and clients.

Murray Hirst – Accountant / Bookkeeper

An accounting/bookkeeping professional, I have a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and worked in a variety of private and public sector positions including the allied health industry, building management industry, Telstra, and a start-up company in the retreat and spa industry. My area of specialty is accounting and bookkeeping, office administration and financial reporting.

Sharon Clifford – Bas Agent

Sharon’s experience and knowledge across all facets of bookkeeping and accounting is second to none as she has over 15 years experience in the profession. As well as performing the bookkeeping role in her previous positions, she is also experienced in:

  • the preparation of personal and business tax returns;
  • the preparation of business financial statements;
  • the preparation of corporate compliance documentation;
  • arranging and negotiating business insurance including public liability insurance and workers compensation;
  • budgeting, marketing and quoting.

Sharon is also very experienced in the use of MYOB and has gained a very high working knowledge of this program. She has an Advanced Diploma in Accounting from Newcastle TAFE as well as a Secretarial Certificate. Sharon is a registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board. The spread of client base across industries and the challenges and responsibilities that come with this is why Sharon enjoys working with us.

Fiona Smith – Bookkeeper

Fiona Smith has 22 years of experience in commercial accounting and bookkeeping she provides a wide range of services. Including AP/AR, Payroll, reconciliations, monthly report and liaising with accountants.She has a Bachelor of Commerce and specialises in Reckon, MYOB and Xero.Fiona is well organised, professional and reliable.

Simon Jakovac – Accounting Assistant

Simon joined the team in May 2017. Prior to bookkeeping Simon worked as an IT Quality Assurance Analyst consultant in various industries including superannuation, insurance, finance and government. Qualifications include a Bachelor of Small Business & Entrepreneurship and currently working towards completing a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. Simon is experienced in MYOB and Xero and is quick to adapt to any client’s systems. Simon is passionate about quality assurance and applying it to all aspects including financial reporting, AP/AR, reconciliations, BAS and tax returns.

Ingrid Janssen – Bookkeeper

Ingrid has been a bookkeeper for over 30 years, is a registered BAS Agent, has a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) and has partially completed a course in Bachelor of Accounting.Ingrid has a long history of bookkeeping and office practices in the Building and Construction industry. She also has experience in retail, pharmacy, automotive and various other small-medium businesses.

Julia Impey – Admin & ATO Liason

Julia is an ex ATO officer. Julia has 35 years management and hands on experience in income tax and superannuation guarantee compliance. She has also been a small business owner. As well as provided free book work using MYOB to both sons for trade businesses at various stages of their careers. Julia has a Certificate in Superannuation Principles and Practices (ASFA), Cert IV Small business Management. Julia is currently working as an admin assistant and ATO liaison for MJ Accounting. Principally actioning ATO mail items and negotiating payment arrangements for clients.

Marianne Davies – Bookkeeper

Marianne joined the team in August 2017 and has been a bookkeeper for over 20yrs. She started freelance bookkeeping to be able to work hours to suit her family and kids sporting commitments. She has completed her Diploma in Accounting and is a registered BAS agent. Marianne enjoys bookkeeping because she like the challenge of making things balance. Marianne’s passion is working with small business owners to help them have a better understanding of how their business is performing. Her specialty is debt collection and reconciliations. Outside of work Marianne enjoys spending time with her family and competitive lawn bowls.

Helen Darlow – Admin Assistant

Helen has over 20 years’ experience in administration and reception work, mainly in the health industry. For the last 4 years Helen has been responsible for handling the administration and general running of the Melbourne office.

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Born out of a belief that many businesses suffer through poor record keeping and a lack of understanding of their financial performance, Business Backup was established in 1986.


Phone:1300 759 330
Fax: (03) 8080 6470