THE TEAM WORKING
Partner and Co-Founder
CA, Registered Tax Agent, JP
Xero Certified Advisor
As a Co-Founder of Aptus, Rebecca is a true Connected Advisor. Taking great pride in working closely with clients and gaining a deep understanding of their business, Rebecca is there for clients through all stages of the business life cycle, from start up to retirement.
Bringing a wealth of experience to our practice, Rebecca is quick to action matters and her results-orientated attitude helps to cultivate strong relationships between staff and clients.
As a mentor and leader at Aptus, Rebecca uses her extensive knowledge in guiding and training our team, to ensure that Aptus sets the benchmark across all our services.
Partner and Co-Founder
Head of Accounting at Xero
CA, CTA, AFA, MIPA, QCA, Registered Tax Agent, JP, GAICD
As both Co-Founder of Aptus, and the Head of Accounting at Xero, James is a passionate accountant, thought leader and advocate for the industry. He is an expert in leveraging the power of technology and the cloud to deliver real results.
James has over 17 years’ experience in public practice and has specific expertise in business structuring, asset protection, succession planning, cloud solutions and internal systems & controls.
James fulfils many other roles, including mentor, lecturer and industry partner at Macquarie University; business and content mentor at corporate start-up accelerator Slingshot, and has been actively involved in the community for much of his professional career, providing support for several local charities and community groups.
His varied portfolio of roles give him a unique perspective on the direction of the accounting industry and allows him to provide an effective strategic thinking process to all of the roles and businesses he is involved with. As an advocate & supporter of accountants and small businesses globally, he comments frequently on issues affecting the industry on his blog at jamessolomons.com
James Solomons is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited.
Simone has over 12 years of experience in the accounting and financial services industry, bringing with her a wealth of experience in business and tax advisory, financial planning, superannuation and retirement planning, risk management and wealth management.
She is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial, and member of the Institute of Public Accountants and a provisional member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for Australia and New Zealand.
Simone’s commitment to client outcomes and excellent communication has ensured she has quickly developed strong relationships with our clients. She prides herself by setting high standards to achieve quality results for our clients.
Adam joined the team at Aptus Accounting Advisory in 2017 with over 10 years experience in the accounting & finance industry. He is well regarded as a team player, passing on his knowledge to clients and staff, and is known for his sense of humour. Adam assists a variety of clients Australia wide on work ranging from business advisory and business setups, to advice concerning fringe benefits tax and capital gains tax.
In 2010, Adam completed his Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Western Sydney. Adam has also completed the Chartered Accountants (CA) program in 2013 and is currently completing his Certificate of Public Practice. As a balance to his studies and hard work at the firm, Adam enjoys playing and coaching soccer.
Xero Certified Advisor
Megan is a passionate and dedicated accountant who has been working at Aptus since 2015. Megan works with her clients to provide taxation compliance and planning services as well as business advice.
Always willing to help her clients, Megan enjoys the opportunity to help implement relevant and custom solutions for their business.
The recipient of two awards, topping the Accountants in the Profession unit in her degree, is a testament to her commitment to seeing things thru to the end, (much like the way she finishes a donut). Following on from her successful education to date, Megan is currently enrolled in the CA ANZ Chartered Accountants Program.
Accountant & SMSF Taxation Specialist
With more than 25 years’ experience and in-depth knowledge of the complex self-managed superannuation regime, Susan is a valued asset at Aptus. Susan is known for her dependability, dedication and ability to troubleshoot even the most obtuse problems, resulting in workable and compliant solutions for her clients.
Susan holds a Degree in Financial Planning from Monash University and adds to her extensive industry knowledge through continued education.
In her spare time Susan coaches her daughter’s soccer team and is an active member the school committees for both of her girls.
Client Experience Coordinator
A perfectionist at heart and office all-rounder extraordinaire, Kate is determined that all Aptus clients have an exceptional experience with the firm. Always willing to own a project and see it through, she is a valued member of the team.
Friendly, thoughtful and reliable, Kate ensures that clients are kept up to date. She is the creative force behind the scenes, keeping you in the loop with blog posts, social media updates and newsletters.