Matthew Knight CA
Director, Hopscotch Accounting
Matthew has more than 20 years’ experience providing small-to-medium businesses with accounting and taxation services. Running his own accounting practice for more than a decade, Matthew understands what it is like to be a business owner. With a strong local network of advisors such as lawyers and financial planners, Matthew will ensure we provide you and your business with a holistic approach.
Matthew is an experienced tax advisor, who will help you understand and plan for the taxes that apply to you. No matter what part of the business life cycle your organisation is in, it is likely Matthew has ‘seen it before’ and will be well placed to provide practical advice to get your business and financial affairs in order.
Brendan Lucas CA
Director, Hopscotch Accounting
Brendan previously worked at PwC for 9 years providing advice to private business owners in a role which involved working through complex tax and business matters. Whether your business is just starting out, needs to expand, or ready to sell, you will benefit from a meeting with Brendan to discuss you and your business.
Brendan has extensive experience in the NFP sector, holding voluntary positions as the Treasurer of the Sutherland Shire Business Chamber and Wheelchair Rugby League Australia.
Brendan is a tech-savvy accountant who will assist you in harnessing the power of technology to simplify and reduce the cost of your accounting function, while improving the timeliness of the information delivered to business owners and decision makers.
If you need to crunch some numbers, seek Brendan’s assistance as he knows how to utilise the full power of Microsoft Excel to do the analysis you need in a fraction of the time.
CA: Senior Manager
Joanne has a broad skill set with experience within public practice, banking & financial services and commerce. With her experience across several industries, Joanne can help your business thrive.
Having worked directly in a number of businesses both domestically and abroad Joanne understands the complexity and challenges that business owners face and is passionate about ensuring they are able to succeed whilst reducing the stress of compliance-related activities on the owners.
If you would like to spend less time worrying about accounting and tax related matters so that you can focus on what matters most, Joanne is here to help.
Annie is an expert at working with small businesses and NFPs and she enjoys finding ways for her clients in these sectors to maximise their tax returns.
Annie’s previous experience includes small and mid-tier chartered firms and she is also familiar with the banking industry.
Working with large groups has given her an insight into complex inter-entity transactions, and in her spare time, Annie also loves solving puzzles for fun.
Annie is Xero certified and can advise on the many useful features that liberate small businesses and NFPs from onerous bookkeeping tasks.
Ryan has experience working across a range of industries as a Chartered Accountant. If you want to get your business on Xero, Ryan is a Xero Certified Advisor who can navigate you through the hundreds of Xero add-ons to find the right one/s for your business to bring you the efficiencies you deserve.
If you have a range of entities in your family group, get Ryan to review your structure so firstly you understand it, and secondly, you can see what opportunities are available to improve it.
Karun specialises in sorting out our clients who may be in a bit of a mess, putting systems and processes in place so that the numbers mean something to you as the business owner going forward.
Karun enjoys working through tax legislation, particularly small business concessions. If you have a situation where you are not sure of the tax implications, Karun’s advice can provide peace of mind.
Jack is currently on the journey to becoming a CA after graduating from university.
Jack is Xero certified and a devotee of new technology. He also loves creating ways to make everyday data approachable and easily readable to the end-users, Hopscotch clients, whether they are admin staff or business directors.
Jack has become our go-to tech person when it comes to finding out how a new app works and whether it can really help a business.
Kurt has a varied set of skills and considerable experience working as a Charted Accountant across different sectors.
His experience includes handling insolvency and turnaround issues for a range of distressed companies. Kurt understands the importance of having the most appropriate systems in place to help keep a business on the right path.
If you believe your systems and processes could use some fine-tuning to provide the best results, Kurt is a Xero Certified Adviser who can help to get your business or NFP back on track.
Do you need the capacity to log in to your business financials regularly to monitor what is happening in real-time? When you involve Gail and our team they will demonstrate how Xero will help you regain control of the financial health of your business, including BAS payments, payroll assistance, and bookkeeping. Gail also specialises in tax returns with rental properties and complex investments.
Nicole has a strong background of more than 20 years in the NFP sector, having worked her way up from Accounts Payable Clerk to Senior Finance Officer for an NFP organisation.
Nicole puts great customer service as a top priority and she loves helping clients with their accounts. Nicole is Xero certified and happy to demonstrate the benefits of cloud accounting to Hopscotch clients.
She still enjoys getting stuck into reconciling and the process of monthly reporting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger reconciliations.
Kirra is Xero certified, specialising in bookkeeping and tax compliance for small-to-medium businesses and Not-for-Profits.
Do you want the ability to log in to your organisation’s financials regularly and see what is happening now? Put Kirra and our team on the case and they will show you how Xero will get you back in control of the financial health of your organisation.