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.”

Rosie Johnson – SMSF and Financial Advisor

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

Rosie joined the firm in 2011 after moving from Albury Wodonga where she spent the last 10 years in a large accounting practice specialising in compliance and audit of Self Managed Super Funds. Her role here was initially concerned with SMSFs and she is now also a qualified financial advisor.

Jeff Gillies - Senior Accountant

B.Com, FFin, Grad. Dip. Applied Finance & Investment, Chartered Accountant

Jeff joined Hale Financial in 2017.  He has been a Chartered Accountant for over 25 years
and has a broad range of accounting and business experience.  Jeff is passionate about
using his experience and skills to help clients and small business owners achieve their
financial and business goals.  He says......"we all know that the most valuable resource in
business and in life is time....let us give you more time to do what you do best by letting
us do what we do best."

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.

Business Advisory

  • Tax returns and advice
  • Purchase / Sale of business
  • Business structures
  • Assistance with business funding

Financial services

  • Superannuation advice
  • Self managed super (SMSF)
  • Retirement and estate planning
  • Investment advice

Bookkeeping Services

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