Team

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Meet our team

Domenic Stramandinoli

Founding Director

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Domenic has more than 19 years’ experience delivering a vast range of taxation and business advisory services to his clients throughout Canberra and the surrounding region. He says that building trust with his clients is an essential element of what he does as it allows for the creation of strategies and programs that assist with maximising business value and accomplishing set goals.

With a particular interest in technology for business, he is always looking closely at how it can assist Nexis and their clients to improve productivity and profitability. Domenic is also active in the mobile app space and has helped launch a number of apps, both in Australia and overseas. His involvement in apps has provided some of Nexis’ sophisticated investor clients with the opportunity to invest and provide seed funding for a number of global tech company launches.

“I don’t see myself as an accountant so much as a trusted advisor for my clients. This means I don’t just see them once a year to prepare their financial accountants and tax returns. I really enjoy developing the deep level of trust that enables me to assist and advise my clients to achieve financial freedom.”

Domenic became a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and, on the back of a dynamic career, co-founded Nexis in 2004 and advanced to become a Chartered Accountant fellow in 2013. He has a deep understanding of numbers and the value drivers behind business success, and he uses that to educate and empower clients to make the right business decisions.

Outside of work, Domenic loves nothing more than a simple barbecue with friends, and spending time with his family.

with Nexis since 2004

Qualifications

Chartered Accountant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand (1998)Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand (2013)

Expertise

TaxationBusiness AdviceMentoringTechnology for BusinessBusiness Structuring

Hobbies

A simple barbecue with friends, and spending time with his family
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Michael Talevich

Director

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Michael joined Nexis in 2009, and since then he has drawn upon his strong technical tax knowledge to provide quality solutions to all clients. His practical technical knowledge, gained from experience, has been built on his extensive qualifications. Michael is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Tax Advisor, and holds degrees in Commerce and Law from the Australian National University.

“The best thing about being an accountant is being able to help people. Whether it is as simple as helping them to lodge their returns or helping them achieve their business goals, it is all very rewarding. The clients’ needs are always different, but at the end of the day being an accountant is all about relationships and the better the relationships with both clients and other professionals, the more enjoyable the work becomes. I also love being involved in the diverse and interesting businesses and transactions that my clients get involved with.”

Michael’s love of all things tax drives him to exceed expectations with personalised service tailored to suit clients’ needs. Whether he provides you with complex taxation advice, or assists your business in the start-up phase, he makes sure he finds you commercially viable and tax effective solutions to maximise the financial functionality of your businesses.

When he’s not on the tools at Nexis, you’ll find him keeping active by playing golf, mountain biking and making quality family time moments.  In 2019 he completed the Kokoda trail for the first time.

with Nexis since 2009

Qualifications

Chartered AccountantChartered Tax AdvisorCommerce DegreeLaw Degree

Expertise

Tax ConsultingBusiness Structuring

Hobbies

Playing golfMountain bikingSpending time with his family
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John Faulks

Associate Director

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Over the last 15 years, John has had the opportunity to work with a broad range of clients and in different specialty areas in accounting firms in Sydney and Canberra. John is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree, and a Diploma of Financial Services (Superannuation). His experience combined with his strong technical knowledge helps him deliver excellent service to his clients.

John seeks to understand what motivates his clients and to gain a deep understanding of their situations. By asking the right questions he is able to achieve the best results for his clients and their families. One of his strongest attributes is the ability to explain complicated accounting situations to clients in simple language.

Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his young family and is a proud member of the Weston Creek Molonglo Cricket Club.

with Nexis since 2014

Qualifications

Chartered AccountantBachelor of Business and Commerce Diploma of Financial Services (superannuation)

Expertise

TaxationBusiness AdviceSuperannuation

Hobbies

DartsCricketSpending time with family
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Haylee Snowdon

Business Operations Manager

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Haylee joined Nexis in 2017 as the Business Operations Manager. With her strong background in operations and management, Haylee’s areas of expertise spans human resources, performance management, workplace procedures, and customer service. Nexis clients will often come in contact with Haylee as she continues to improve the way in which Nexis work to service our many valued clients.

Haylee’s career commenced in small business where she holds qualifications in human resources, small business management, training and assessment and even beauty therapy. She then went onto management roles in both the public and private sectors spanning the accounting, consulting, healthcare and climate management industries.

Haylee is an Associate Fellow with the Institute of Managers and Leaders and is currently completing her post-graduate certification studies with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), where she holds professional membership.

“I am passionate about improving our internal processes so our Directors and accountants can focus on what’s most important; our clients. Being part of developing Nexis to attract the highest quality talent in the accounting industry so we can offer our clients the very best, is why I love what I do.’

In her spare time, Haylee enjoys keeping active, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the local activities and scenery in Bungendore where she lives.

A number of Nexis clients have gained help from Haylee in the areas of recruitment, induction, performance management and training, such as her email management session.

with Nexis since 2017

Qualifications

Human ResourcesSmall Business ManagementTraining and Assesment

Expertise

People ManagementInductionPerformance ManagementTraining

Hobbies

Keeping activeSpending time with friends and family
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Artur Durbanov

Manager

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Artur joined Nexis in 2014 and has particular passions for continuous learning and innovation. Artur’s thorough tax law knowledge, obtained through diverse experience and continuing professional development, allows him to provide solutions to clients dealing with taxation problems of any complexity.

Artur has extensive experience in the areas of change management and systems implementation which he uses to help our clients implement industry-leading practices and solutions tailored to their business.
Artur is a Chartered Accountant and holds a commerce degree from the Australian National University. Artur is also working towards the completion of Masters in Taxation from the University of New South Wales.

“The most important quality for an accountant is to see the story behind the numbers. Every number we look at tells a story about the life of the business and its owners; their experiences – both happy and sad. It is our mission to help them have more positive and happy experiences, more stories of success. In order to do this, we treat each client individually, question our recommended solutions and continue to look for potential improvements. This pursuit of improvement is an essential part of the experience here at Nexis, it’s never-ending.“

Artur’s passion for process optimisation and holistic approach to advice ensure that he approaches every client in an individual manner and provides both tax and business advice in a tailored, future proof manner.
Outside of work, Artur has a passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, woodworking, surfing, snowboarding, and hiking.

with Nexis since 2014

Qualifications

Chartered AccountantCommerce

Expertise

TaxationTechnology for BusinessAccounting SoftwareBusiness Analysis Business Advisory

Hobbies

HikingSnowboardingWoodworking
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Tom Rowe

Manager

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Tom joined Nexis in November 2010. His role as Manager involves providing accounting and business advice to a vast array of clients, ranging from individuals all the way through to large groups who have complex structures.

Tom manages the workflow of a number of staff, ensuring client expectations are met and the job is completed to a high quality from start to finish.

He takes the lead role in the superannuation fund client base at Nexis and the associated (and often complicated) superannuation fund management and administration.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel and playing golf.

with Nexis since 2010

Expertise

SuperannuationAccounting Software

Hobbies

TravelGolfFamily
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Fiona Raven

Manager

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Fiona commenced working at Nexis in March 2018 and is not only an expert in all things MYOB and Xero but is also a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Fiona manages our talented team of bookkeepers, ensuring that our bookkeeping clients are well cared for in areas which include payroll, account reconciliation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, taxable annual payment report, payment summaries, business activity statements and everyday processing.

Fiona partners with our bookkeeping clients to not only improve how accurately they manage their  financial records, but also to develop meaningful yet easy to understand reports and provides an insight into potential financial issues that may be otherwise flying under the radar.

“Always ask questions & seek advice early as it saves time in the long run.”

Although she may be the queen of our books, Fiona’s life and loveable personality don’t solely revolve around the accounting world. If she could be any animal she’d want to be one of Queen’s well taken care of Corgis. In her downtime, Fiona enjoys time with family and watching TV shows such as Elementary, Billions and the Loudest Voice.

Expertise

Certified Practising Accountant (CPA); MYOB; Xero Advisor; Bookkeeping

Hobbies

TravelCampingCake DecoratingHiking

Dinesh Luhano

Senior Accountant

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Dinesh joined Nexis in 2015 as an accountant and has come in leaps and bounds in his career since then. Originally, Dinesh studied Law before changing his focus to Accountancy and is now a Chartered Accountant. Dinesh works on some our largest and most complex clients groups. Dinesh enjoys working at Nexis so much that he encouraged his sister and cousin to apply for jobs at Nexis as well.

I enjoy working at Nexis because when I come to work, I am supported and encouraged to grow. We don’t have the competitive environment here that many accounting firms have.

Dinesh achieved his Masters of Accounting from the Australian National University and his Bachelor of Law from University of London.

with Nexis since 2015

Qualifications

Chartered AccountantMasters of AccountingBachelor of Law

Expertise

TaxationFringe Benefits Tax Trust Account Audits

Hobbies

NetflixTable Games
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Lily Lu

Accountant

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From singing in the shower, to singing Canberra’s praises, Lily Lu is a highly valued member of the Nexis team. As one of our Intermediate Accountants, Lily deals with a wide variety of work on a day to day basis including individual tax returns, company, trust and partnership matters, and providing general tax advice to our clients.

She joined Nexis in 2017 and says her best accounting tip is to try and organise tax documents regularly. She says if you make your tax affairs a habit, they can be fun and interesting when you’re on top of it.

Lily is a Certified Practicing Accountant with CPA Australia, a Masters of Accounting from the Australian National University and is undertaking studies to become a Chartered Tax Advisor.

with Nexis since 2017

Qualifications

Certified Practicing Accountant Masters of Accounting

Expertise

TaxationFringe Benefits Tax Accounting Software

Hobbies

Card games with FamilySinging
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Leo Liu

Accountant

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Leo joined Nexis in the role of bookkeeper in 2016 but there was no holding Leo back once he demonstrated his mastery and skill for balancing the books and making the numbers sing. He quickly worked his way into the role of Accountant in late 2018 inline with his studies as a Chartered Accountant.  Leo is responsible for helping to train up the book keeping team and providing client accounting services.

“The best accounting advice I give my clients regularly is to keep your books in good shape. It’s just like training for a basketball game, you don’t just turn up to the match, you turn up to training weekly, play the main game and get better and improve as the season progresses.

With accounting it’s much easier to process and reconcile transactions when your memory is still fresh and having ‘fit accounts’ will mean you can manage your cash flow more efficiently, identify any potential issues much earlier and stay on top of your business”

When he’s not wrangling client accounts in Xero, Leo enjoys family time, especially his families Chinese tradition of making dumplings together.

At his Graduation Ceremony for his Masters of Accounting, Leo was awarded the Masters Prize of Excellence for having the highest GPA across the ANU.

with Nexis since 2017

Qualifications

Chartered AccountantBachelor of Sports ManagementMasters of Accounting

Expertise

Accounting SoftwareTaxation Financial Reporting

Hobbies

Family timeFamily tradition of making dumplingsWatching Basketball
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Natasha Lohano

Bookkeeper

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On any given workday, you’ll find Natasha reconciling client accounts to ensure their accuracy while reviewing documents like cash receipts and invoices and updating accounting software for our clients. It doesn’t stop there though, being a savvy bookkeeper comes with fulfilling a wide range of other responsibilities. While these are simply too long to list, you can be sure of one thing, she’s always your go-to person for any Xero enquiries.

“I’m a real ‘Help me to help you’ kind of person.  Helping you to meet your deadlines is where I’ll be kicking goals with you. And although you might love putting your books last, remember I am here to help make sure they get done first and take the headaches out for you”

From snorkeling with sharks, to binge watching the gripping adventures on House of Cards, Natasha certainly doesn’t portray the stereotype of the boring bookkeeper. Over the past year and a half since Natasha joined our team as one of our bookkeepers, she has been known for her friendly smile and number-crunching prowess.

Natasha’s life doesn’t stop with Nexis though, there’s a whole sea of activities and interests outside of work that she loves diving headfirst into. Natasha is on a one-woman mission to prove that being a “bookkeeper” certainly does not equal “boring”.

with Nexis since 2017

Expertise

Xero

Hobbies

Binge watching House of Cards
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Dina Stramandinoli

Accounts and Payroll Administrator

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Dina is always ensuring the ball is always kept rolling when it comes to managing daily payment cycle activities.

Having been with the company since the dawn of (our) time Dina is one of our original team memberswho’s in-business voice has contributed to not only building the culture that we have today; but of course, additionally keeping our service cogs turning, as our Accounts Payable and Payroll Administrator.

“Never be afraid to seek professional advice and harness the expertise of your accountant. They will always get you on the right path to link your goals with growth!”

Expertise

Payroll

Hobbies

TravelBon Jovi
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Joanne Stevenson

Accounts Receivable Administration

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Joanne is one of the most valuable cogs in the accounting and administration machine that is Nexis because her major focus is in Accounts Receivable Administration. Whether she’s finding a harmonious balance in your accounts, or harmonising to Brooklyn 99, on any given day, Joanne will use her expertise to organise and handle any outstanding invoices a client may have or money that they may be owed.

It’s not all about Nexis though, Joanne has an “out-voice” too. From jamming out to the classics at a concert, to going to cool restaurants around the world Joanne is Rock to the Bone and has the stories to prove it.

with Nexis since 2018

Expertise

Customer ServiceDebt Collection Administration

Hobbies

Music ConcertsGoing to cool restaurants
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Claire Witham

Executive Assistant to Domenic Stramandinoli

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“Super powers” were on Claire’s CV when she applied to work at Nexis so we gave her the most suited position available which was Executive Assistant to Nexis’ Director, Domenic Stramandinoli. Helping Domenic to keeping the well-oiled machine of Nexis running and intefacing with key clients is all in a days work for Claire.

If a person could be described as a magnet for world travel, culture, history and food, Claire would be it – with a dash of pop culture thrown in. Canakkale in Turkey currently rates as her favourite global destination (apart from Canberra of course!).

with Nexis since 2016

Expertise

Customer Service Administration

Hobbies

TravelNetflixSpending time with Family
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Kelsey Plumb

Executive Assistant to Michael Talevich

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Kelsey started out at Nexis in 2017 as our customer service specialist in our administration team. There aren’t many of our clients who don’t already know Kelsey by name on email, over the phone or when she’s greeted you in person in our Canberra office.

In 2018 she took the driving seat as Executive Assistant to our Director, Michael Talevich. As a key member of our administration and operations team, Kelsey now also assists in the day to day operations at Nexis.

“Take advantage of all the services provided to you by your accountant. Old school accountants only do tax returns but since I’ve worked here it’s easy to see that we are providing business support and advice in more than just the tax space.”

Home renovating, interior design and sky diving are high on her list of passions – some of these she gets more time for than others!

with Nexis since 2017

Expertise

AdministrationCustomer Service

Hobbies

Home renovatingInterior design
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Taya Pearson

Receptionist

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Taya is a customer service specialist and is on our front line of our administration team – quite literally being the first face you’ll see at our Canberra office and who will take your call when you drop us a line. “Administration ninja” is what would need to be tattooed onto Taya if she were keen on being inked, but after discovering this wouldn’t be a deductable work expense from the ATO she decided against it (working with tax experts can sometimes be such a drag!)

“Seek help from the professionals early. From my time at Nexis I have realised that it is always best to do things the right way from the start.  Setting good habits is always more effective than trying to break them or clean up someone else mess.”

High on the list of things to save for (money and annual leave) is a dream holiday to Mykonos, Greece to see the beautiful whitewashed buildings and the famous turquoise water.

with Nexis since 2018

Expertise

Customer Service Administration

Hobbies

Travel
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