Our People

Richard Hale – Managing Director

B.Bus (Accounting), Dip.FP, Chartered Accountant

Richard commenced in public practice in Kingston in 1997. He has a passion for small business and advises in the fields of taxation compliance and minimisation, business structures, buying and selling a business etc. “I am good with numbers but my motivation is the people who are behind these numbers - my clients, employees and associates.”

Helen Cowhan – Partner

B. Com (Accounting & Taxation) CPA

Helen recently joined Richard as a business partner after returning to Tasmania in 2015 from Perth WA. Helen has 18 years experience working with SME’s in a broad range of industries and in Self Managed Super administration. She believes that by helping her clients meet their business & financial goals she will also assist them meet their life goals.


Andrew Hansson – Senior Accountant

B.Com (Accounting)

Andrew has worked in several accounting & taxation practices over a career of more than 35 years. He is a down to earth, practical professional with the knowledge, experience and empathy necessary to provide valued support to his clients.”

Jenny Leitch – Senior Accountant and Xero Consultant

B.Com (Accounting & Finance) Dip.FP

Jenny joined the firm in 2016 after leaving a Finance Officer role with a not-for-profit association. She has
extensive experience having worked in accounting, financial planning, taxation and bookkeeping, meeting
the needs of a diverse mix of individuals and businesses.  Jenny is also an accredited Xero consultant.

Leanne Gill – Office Administrator and Bookkeeper

Leanne was known to us for more than a decade as a part-owner of a successful business that was a long-term client of the firm until it was sold. Consequently she has a practical understanding and knowledge of business issues. Leanne is experienced with the use of MYOB and provides bookkeeping services to our clients.

Mital Sutariya – Accountant

B.Com, ASA

Mital is an associate member of CPA Australia. She has knowledge and experience in taxation and accounting for individuals and small businesses. One of her core strengths is providing end to end tax and accounting support with a focus on driving profitably and value. 


Chloe Flakemore

Chloe divides her time between tax return preparation, bookkeeping and administration. She has worked in the industry for more than ten years in both Kingston and Huonville.  


Shiranga Mendis – Accountant

B. Bus (Accounting), M. Com (Finance/Management), ASA

Shiranga joined the firm recently after completing his postgraduate studies in Sydney. He was trained as an auditor at an international hotel in Sydney. Shiranga is experienced in taxation, management and finance. His major strengths are attention to detail, focus on clients, patience and communication skills  


Amanda Vince

Amanda is also a recent addition to the team. She brings with her many years of experience in a variety of administration and customer service roles, most recently as an Account Manager in Sales and prior to that working in Superannuation.


  • Tax returns and advice
  • Purchase / Sale of business
  • Business structures
  • Assistance with business funding
  • Superannuation advice
  • Self managed super (SMSF)
  • General business advice
  • Tax planning and minimisation
  • Investment property advice

Bookkeeping Services

We use Xero and MYOB in the cloud to keep your data up-to-date, secure and accessible.