As a compliance specialist I translate complex financial matters into easily understood terms and thrive on the intricacies of taxation. I enjoy helping businesses and individuals maximise their positions and tax opportunities. From salary packaging to wealth creating strategies including superannuation and estate planning, I've built long term relationships with clients who know my advice is always based on two fundamental objectives - financial growth and future security.
After many years developing my taxation expertise at large multinational accounting firms, I co-founded Spencer Steer which later merged with Hill Rogers in 2010. I earned a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW, I'm a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and I'm also a Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute.
I provide advice on tax effective structures, extraordinary transactions, estate planning, analysis of investments and the sale, acquisition, restructure and valuation of businesses. I work across all aspects of tax compliance (income tax, GST, FBT) including tax planning, consolidation and international tax matters and pride myself on providing responsive and customised service.
My clients include family groups, medical practitioners and professionals, manufacturing, service and investment companies with operations both in Australia and overseas as well as non-resident companies doing business in Australia.
I hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and International Business) from the University of Sydney and I'm a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. I've been with Hill Rogers since 2007.
My technical experience in income tax and superannuation provides SMSFs, High Net Worth Individuals and SMEs with extensive expertise. I'm passionate about helping people to plan for the transition between work and retirement in a way that sees their financial goals achieved by providing valuable advice on tax planning and compliance, wealth creation plans, retirement planning and regulatory compliance.
I joined Hill Rogers in 2000 as a superannuation and taxation specialist. I have a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University, I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as well as an accredited SMSF Specialist Advisor with the SMSF Association and a CA SMSF Specialist.
Ming Kei (Larry) Lam
I have significant experience in tax compliance, management consulting, assisting professionals, investors, primary producers and medical practices. I advise on a diverse range of tax and business matters, including optimising business and investment structures and restructure, CGT treatment, winding up, estate planning, cash flow projections and financial analysis.
I have been with Hill Rogers since 2001. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce from University of New South Wales, a Master of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and Diploma of Financial Planning. I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Ferdinando (Fred) Scali
I work with clients both domestically and internationally. My particular expertise and interest is advising clients in the areas of taxation, structuring for asset protection, succession planning, retirement planning and estate planning and management.
I am a past member Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney where I taught taxation law for over twelve years and hold both past and present, a range of Directorships including international chambers of commerce and not for profit organisations, including Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Opera Foundation Australia. I'm also a nominated Executor to various Estates.
I joined Hill Rogers in 1975 as a school leaver and was admitted to partnership in 1982 at age 26. I have a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Business (Tax Law) from University of Technology Sydney. I'm a Fellow of the Institute Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA), a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia; I'm also a Chartered Tax Advisor and a Registered Company Auditor.
I joined Hill Rogers in 1987 when my own practice merged with the firm. My background includes substantial experience in audit, which gave me first-hand experience of the internal workings of many different companies in many different industry sectors. I now put that expertise to work advising businesses on strategic issues, including strategic planning; business planning; management consulting; mergers, acquisitions and sales; structuring and restructuring. I'm a permanent advisor to many clients’ advisory committees, and enjoy giving the practical, down-to-earth advice that clients need to hear in order to have the best chance of success.
My passion for helping organisations to succeed extends to a raft of positions with not-for-profit and community welfare organisations, particularly a number of independent schools which I advise on financial management and planning.