What is Your Desired Outcome?

At the Co. Accountants, we have established our business on trustworthy advisory. This entails collaborating with you, as advisors, to work towards an outcome that achieves proven results and clear goals.

How Will Our Business Advisors Work for You?

We are passionate about helping you identify and overcome business challenges while also uncovering opportunities to grow. As part of business advisory services, we determine your business requirements and opportunities through our diagnostic process.

We will work with you to understand how you want to grow your business or achieve the desired outcome. We confidently assist you in making vital business decisions by providing unique, professional and straightforward advice. Each business is different — regardless of industry — and there is no such thing as one proven model. The key is to establish a tailored approach for each business and its needs.

Based on a foundation of practical industry knowledge, accounting expertise and out-of-the-box thinking we work alongside you, and expert partners in all fields, to achieve a common goal. We view every business as if it’s our own and tend to them accordingly.

Diagnostic — you cannot provide a solution without first understanding the needs of people and the business operations. This must be established for every business before giving any advice is dispensed. We are not here to tell you what to do. We are here to ensure you can make an informed decision to achieve the desired outcome(s) for you and your business.

Consultation — understanding the current state and the desired future state, we build a platform to create collective accountability; without each other, we cannot achieve your goal.

The business world is changing rapidly, faster than ever before, and it can be a confronting time. We will craft an individualised strategy that works for you and the driver to achieve the desired outcome. Our detailed-oriented business accountants believe that even the smallest change can have the most significant impact. With careful performance architecture matters, we will establish collectively with you, and any other required experts, the solutions you require to allow you to make the right decisions.

Review — nothing is forever, and nothing is ever stagnant. In business, all plans have a time frame and internal/external influences requiring the necessary change or alteration.

HOW WE CAN HELP

What frustrates you? What are you missing that is preventing you from taking that next step? We are here to listen first — make the changes with the right people, and you will succeed.

Let's work together

Our Melbourne CBD Accountants are passionate about understanding the true purpose behind your business. By marrying this insight with expert knowledge and support, we’re able to communicate much more than just the facts. At The Co. Accountants, we pride ourselves on becoming a reliable partner who is invested in the success of your business.

With a diverse mix of experts and industry-leading advisors, accessible when you need them, The Co. Accountants offers you world-class business accounting and financial planning services with local flair. As forerunners in the space, we provide our clients with an eclectic mix of offerings: from Book Keeping to Tax Compliance to Business Advisory to Outsourced CFO services, our full suite of services and multi-faceted approach means we ensure lasting change.

Remember, we’re not like the rest of the competition. We truly care about seeing our clients succeed. For us, it’s about much more than just great numbers. At The Co., we believe in building relationships that last while delivering exceptional results which set you apart from the competition. Together, this collective team spirit allows us to hone in on your challenges with a driving focus that provides maximum value to your business.

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Peter Mercuri

Founder and Managing Director

pmercuri@theco.com.au

BIO

Peter has always been results-driven with a passion for helping businesses grow. This passion is part of what makes The Co. stand out as an accounting firm.

Peter is a modern and dynamic thinker looking to break the mould of the stereotypical accounting persona. He is particularly skilled and experienced in the areas of tax planning and business strategies.

Peter lived and worked in London in 2009, where he witnessed a slump in the market. He worked as an international financial controller for a multinational engineering company, consequently gaining vast finance and management experience. Peter then returned to Australia and set up The Co. Accountants in the Melbourne CBD, working in the capacity of Director. He dedicates his time advising clients and businesses on how to achieve their goals.

Peter assists clients through effective strategic implementation and by ensuring they are guided through the process with a hands-on approach. It is not often that you’ll find Peter at the office behind his desk. He recognises that to gain a real perspective of a client’s business and provide sound advice, he needs to be on the front line and fully engaging in the workings of your company.

When you can peel him away from work, Peter loves spending time with his family, especially around the table with great food, or socialising with friends at the local brewery. He loves having a good laugh because, otherwise, life is little too serious.

Education

  • Deakin University, Melbourne
  • CA Qualifications

Areas of Expertise

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
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Tim McColl

Partner

tmccoll@theco.com.au

BIO

Tim began his accounting career in his late teens, working full-time while completing his tertiary studies, then further completing his CA. He believes the most important strategy in life is the one you set for achieving your goals.

When partnering with clients, Tim has an honest and caring nature, helping them determine what they want to accomplish in their financial and business goals. A personalised, empathetic approach is a hallmark of Tim’s style.

Tim covers a broad range of clients, specialising in business tax and compliance advice. He prepares financial statements, helps clients manage their accounting systems and other routine business matters.

He is motivated by his clients’ success and finds great satisfaction in knowing his team contributed to this.

Education

  • Bachelor of Business RMIT
  • CA Qualified

Areas of Expertise

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
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Amanda Maloney

Office Manager

amaloney@theco.com.au

BIO

Amanda has worked for over twelve years within the Accounting industry in administration, client services, operations and office support.

She joined The Co. mid-2018 and has assisted with implementing new administrative processes, practice procedures and overseeing the integration of new systems — all of which have streamlined and improved our practice’s efficiency.

Amanda also manages the ASIC Secretarial and Corporate Compliance for our practice.

Amanda enjoys the strong team culture at The Co. and believes the strong relationships built with clients is our main point of difference; that extra level of service provided.

With a ‘can-do’ attitude, Amanda prides herself on her thorough attention to detail and strong customer service focus.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys socialising, dining out with family and friends, and is a self-professed shopaholic with a love of all things fashion and beauty.

Areas of Expertise

  • Operations Management
  • ASIC Corporate Compliance
  • Process Improvement and Implementation
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Anthony La Sala

Manager

alasala@theco.com.au

BIO

Anthony is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) with nine years of experience in both public and internal accounting.

With professional experience across many industries, including construction, textiles, professional services, manufacturing, and high-net-wealth individuals, Anthony is highly skilled in business advisory and compliance. He strives always to find the best tax outcome.

Anthony believes successful accounting uses strong communication — the accounts should tell a story that enables strategic decision making.

In his own time, Anthony enjoys sports and spending time with family and friends. In summer he plays cricket for East Burwood Cricket Club and in winter heads to the MCG to watch the Melbourne Demons.

Education

  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • CA Qualifications

Areas of Expertise

  • Tax planning, structuring & small business
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • High net wealth individuals
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Samuel Narkiewicz

Manager

samueln@theco.com.au

BIO

Sam is one of The Co’s longest-serving employees, starting as a part-time employee in 2016 while finishing his final year of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Accounting & Finance. Upon graduating, he quickly settled in and went on to complete his CA. He believes The Co. has provided him with the perfect environment to grow and excel; he is now one of the team’s key members.

Sam is a hard-working and driven employee who gets along with everyone and is always up for a challenge. With a keen eye for detail and a social personality, Sam loves engaging with his clients and manages their accounting and business needs. With the business offering a vast array of services, Sam’s efficiency and client management skills are key strengths that support the tax and accounting advice he provides.

Sam has a broad client base and works within many different industries, specialising in the medical and allied health sector.

Outside of work, Sam is a mad soccer fan, loves his food, enjoys travelling and partakes in Historic Car Racing.

Education

  • University of Melbourne
  • CA Qualifications

Areas of Expertise

  • Forecasting Cash Flows
  • Tax Planning
  • Medical & Allied Health Sector
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Paul Reed

Senior Accountant

preed@theco.com.au

BIO

Paul is an experienced taxation accountant who started at The Co. in early-2020. He has worked within several public practices and has good knowledge in the medical, retail and light industry areas.

Paul is always looking to assist clients and happy to go that ‘extra step’.

He is a keen football follower and likes to keep active, jogging and hiking both being favourite pastimes.

Education

  • Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Commerce
  • CA Qualified

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical
  • Retail
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Mark Pannuzzo

Accountant

BIO

Mark’s professional career started in mid-2018 after completing a double degree from Monash University in accounting and banking & finance. Mark started with The Co. at the beginning of 2021 and has had an extensive background in business advisory and tax compliance. Awaiting his 3 years practical experience, Mark will be officially accredited with his CA qualification after having successfully passed all the required modules. Mark prides himself on collaborative working and is driven by results and positive outcomes. With experience across an array of industries, Mark is meticulous, client-focused, and highly motivated.

Outside of work he is an avid St Kilda supporter, a self-proclaimed foodie and a keen gym goer.

Qualifications

  • Double degree in accounting and banking & finance (Monash Uni)
  • CA Qualifications (Pending)

Areas of Expertise

  • High net-worth individuals
  • Professional services
  • Fitness & Lifestyle
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Tin Lyon

Accountant

BIO

Tin is a determined and inquisitive employee, who loves learning about the ins & out of any businesses. Tin has had a broad exposure to different client bases and worked on different industries, specialising on investment properties and property development.

Outside of work, Tin is an avid lover of basketball (coaching & playing), hitting golf balls at a driving range and enjoys cooking.

Education

  • RMIT

Areas of Expertise

  • Property Developers
  • Real Estate
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Lucas Sa

Bookkeeper

BIO

Lucas is an enthusiastic and motivated professional, with more than ten years of experience in financial and accounting processes, with a differentiated profile, able to offer efficient solutions in the finance and accounting fields. He has a strong ability to analyse problems, with excellent analytical qualities, able to understand and adjust work procedures, looking at maximum efficiency in the results. High capacity to prevent scenarios, which makes it easier to anticipate ideas for solving problems. Multitasking profile, being able to work simultaneously with several activities, maintaining excellence in the quality of the work provided.

Education:

  • Federal University of Ceará, academically assessed as comparable to an Australian bachelor’s degree by CPA
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Jinho Yang

Graduate Accountant

BIO

Jinho is a recent graduate from Monash University majoring in Accounting and finance. Upon graduating, he is engaging in the path of Accounting to develop his knowledge in industries and improve his skill to analyze financial data. To further solidify his knowledge in Business advisory and Taxation, he is currently studying towards CA certification.

Jinho has a strong work ethics and envisions to become a successful leader by developing a good relationship with both colleagues and clients. With a strong career passion and goals, Jinho has continued to work both collaboratively and efficiently in a team.

Jinho has continued to show his determination and resilience through his work ethics and skills, yet he still enjoys some time to participate in his favorite hobbies such as Spearfishing and Surfing.

Education

  • Bachelor of Business (Monash University)
  • CA Australia & New Zealand (Currently studying)

Let's work together

Our Melbourne CBD Accountants are passionate about understanding the true purpose behind your business. By marrying this insight with expert knowledge and support, we’re able to communicate much more than just the facts. At The Co. Accountants, we pride ourselves on becoming a reliable partner who is invested in the success of your business.

With a diverse mix of experts and industry-leading advisors, accessible when you need them, The Co. Accountants offers you world-class business accounting and financial planning services with local flair. As forerunners in the space, we provide our clients with an eclectic mix of offerings: from Book Keeping to Tax Compliance to Business Advisory to Outsourced CFO services, our full suite of services and multi-faceted approach means we ensure lasting change.

Remember, we’re not like the rest of the competition. We truly care about seeing our clients succeed. For us, it’s about much more than just great numbers. At The Co., we believe in building relationships that last while delivering exceptional results which set you apart from the competition. Together, this collective team spirit allows us to hone in on your challenges with a driving focus that provides maximum value to your business.