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We pride ourselves on exceptional client service. With Smart Business Solutions you don’t just have one accountant working with you; you have the whole Smart team, ensuring you will always have someone available to assist at your convenience.

We are proud of our Smart culture that thrives on continued learning to keep at the forefront of current developments in tax law, business development, superannuation, software technology and other professional services through our weekly training sessions. We help our clients achieve their goals faster, easier and with more certainty that they can themselves.

Shannon Smit - Founding Director

B.Bus. Chartered Accountant | Registered Tax Agent | Financial Advisor | Licenced Mortgage Broker

Daniel McCulloch - Associate

B.Bus. Chartered Accountant | Registered Tax Agent

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Shannon Smit is a CEO and founding director who thrives on breaking the mold of the standard. She's lived in 4 different countries and 6 different cities. she talks a mile a minute, has ideas faster than a speeding bullet and has nailed the art of multitasking. Likes travelling the world. Loves being a soccer mum to her two boys.

Shannon Smit

Daniel McCulloch is a chartered accountant who gets a kick out of saving his clients money. Likes German Shepherds. Loves hanging with his two daughters. Spends his free time playing golf or indulging his passion for anything fast on two wheels. Not known for his ability to do the two of these together.

Daniel McCulloch

Anurika Abeyasekera is an accountant with a penchant for nice wine and fast things. She enjoys cycling or driving off-road in a 4x4. Speaks fluent Singalese. Makes an excellent Sri Lankan curry. Our quiet achiever, you can often find her scouring travel blogs planning her next adventure abroad.

Anurika Abeyasekera

Erin Griffin is an accountant with an affinity for unlocking mysteries. Loves cold case documentaries. Could re-watch Brooklyn 99 over and over. Gets her exercise from dancing and listening to loud pop music. Plans to travel the globe. Has a huge crush on her dog, Theo.

Erin Griffin

Meet Josh, our bean-counting ex-barista with a serious love for coffee, reading and jazz music. Obsessed with collecting rare jazz vinyls. More obsessed with being a dad to his two youngsters. An amateur radio presenter for fun, though family life currently steals the show!

Josh Underhill

Lachlan Bruce is an assistant accountant who has an inner creative streak. Former guitarist in a black metal band. Currently honing his saxophone skills. Prior to number crushing, was a wordsmith as deputy editor for a UK based magazine. Is a fan of the NFL and collecting rare sneakers. Does not play NFL wearing said rare sneakers.

Lachlan Bruce

Cameron, our financial scoreboard strategist, cricket enthusiast and spin bowler extraordinaire! An avid sports spectator, with a soft spot for motor racing, particularly F1, where he passionately supports the Aussie legend Dan Ricciardo. In the AFL arena, he wears the black and white with pride as a die-hard Pies supporter.

Cameron Chrystie

A lifelong soccer enthusiast, Daniel lives and breathes the sport. When he's not dominating the pitch, you'll find him perfecting his swing on the golf course. When footy season rolls around, you’ll spot him alongside family and friends sporting the iconic Red and Black in support of the mighty Bombers.

Daniel Patrikis

Is our super organised, super experienced, super accountant. Officially mother to one young son. Unofficially the mum of the office. A massive music fan. Wants to be buried with her favourite U2 record (yes, record). Partial to a wine and bogan rock dress-ups. Loves watching people cringe over her double-jointed arm and shoulder party trick.

Helen Smith

When she's not balancing the books, Karen sews beautiful bags and enjoys time in the garden. Not one to sit still, Karen is a keen cricketer and loves hitting the pitch on weekends. A passionate AFL and cricket spectator, Karen brings a fun and vibrant energy to everything she does.

Karen Tyndall

Introducing Brielle, our Operations Maestro and self-proclaimed furbaby minion. Bleeds yellow and black for Richmond, never met a wine she'd turn down, and spends sunny days mastering the art of being a true beach bum. Flips houses in her spare time turning dull spaces into dazzling gems.

Brielle Harris

Nicole Wicks, also known as 'Ninja Nic,' Nicole is the face behind the friendly voice on the phone. An award-winning office administrator, she makes it happen with multiple screens and mega-multiple tabs. May have a shopping addiction. Definitely the biggest supporter of her two teenage daughters.

Nicole Wicks

Bianca Carroll is a Financial Adviser who walks the talk. When she’s not coordinating client financials, she’s studying her Masters in Financial Planning or planning roads trips with her young family. A secret adrenaline junkie, she’s tried skydiving and scuba. In her previous career as a surgical vet nurse she’s been up close and personal with all sorts of creatures including lions and tigers and bears… oh my!

Bianca Carroll

A keen adventurer and camper, Meagan has trekked Everest Base Camp. Come winter, she swaps hiking boots for snowboarding gear, or is found cheering for the Bulldogs. Balances the adventure by instructing pilates in her spare time or indulging in binge sessions of Schitts Creek.

Meagan Marsh

Zoe brings the zen to our team with her unmatched calm and friendly energy. Is a whiz at baking macarons. Balances her baking prowess by hitting the gym or weekend hiking. Has her sights set on travelling the road less travelled before buying her first home.

Zoe Dunne

Meet Ange, our Administration Assistant.  When she's not impressing us with her professional skills, she's baking up a storm, exploring new coffee shops, and getting crafty with DIY projects. Ange's love for calligraphy adds an artistic flair to her hobbies.

Angenica Turin

Meet Ruby, our Administration Assistant.  When she's not welcoming guests with a smile, Ruby loves watching the sunset at the beach with friends. She's a big Ocean Alley fan, adores her cats Pixie and Smudge, and cheers loudly for the St Kilda Football Club. Outside of work, Ruby runs her own side business and enjoys spending quality time with loved ones.

Ruby Lines Perrier

Meet Danni, our Loan Processor with a zest for life that's as diverse as her interests. When she's not making loan dreams come true, you'll find her at the footy with her hubby and sons. Camping adventures and gatherings with loved ones are her true happy places. She yearns to travel more, put the finishing touches on her house renovations, and maybe even conquer her fear of snorkeling.

Danni Klarenbeek

Meet Marcia, our Client Relationship Dynamo. She's the queen of big family fiestas and baking sweet treats. With her faithful sidekick Luna the Border Collie, they conquer new terrain in the great outdoors. On the weekends, she's the cheerleader for her three awesome girls. With a heart of gold, Marcia generously shares her time volunteering at school.

Marcia Torcasio

Meet Louis, our Finance Manager and die-hard Swiftie. She's the master of culinary capers sourced from YouTube and is the key organiser on hikes and travel adventures with family and friends. When not at work, Louis is an investigations-and-love-story aficionado, bringing yin and yang to her bingeing.

Louis Lane Reyes

Is a Marketing Manager obsessed with typography. The right-brained thinker amongst a sea of analytical left brainers. Loves a colour clash. Would rather never drink coffee than drink a bad one. Enjoys spending weekends cooking and entertaining with friends. Often found playing soccer with her two sons or training for her black belt.

Vivienne Bethune

After a break for full-time parenting, Ann levelled up with a Business degree with a major in accounting and financial planning. Now, she’s our clients’ dream-weaver. Outside work, she's a professional Uber driver for her kids' activities, and even moonlights as the Treasurer of the local 4WD club. Loves an off-grid 4WD camping trip – sometimes lets the family tag along!

Ann Williams

Fhei Mendiola is a marketing and admin afficionado with a penchant for organizing events of all kinds. Keen on a spreadsheet to get all the boxes ticked. A baker and food lover, enjoys whipping up Indian and Arabic dishes, yet balances her culinary indulgences with a healthy dose of exercise. Loves spending time at the beach with her kids.

Fhei Mendiola

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Offering a range of rewarding career opportunities we allow you to thrive in a supportive and inclusive environment. Whether you're an experienced professional or just starting your career, we provide the resources, mentorship, and training you need to excel.